Get Served by a Robot at This Fancy Restaurant in Shibuya

It's a preview of the future.


A fancy premium parlor called
Pepper PARLOR has robots and people working together. It opened in the new Tokyu Plaza Shibuya last December 15.


A premium dish
French Foie Gras Mousse with Homemade-granola


A variety of robots work with people and serve customers at Pepper PARLOR, the first restaurant that
SoftBank Robotics runs. Starting with the famous human-shaped robot Pepper, robots that perform dances and AI cleaning robots will let you experience the evolution of robots and the future living with them.


Fumio Yonezawa, the first Japanese sous-chef at the three-star restaurant
Jean-Georges in New York, America 


The recommended dish on the menu is the original waffle that has an image of the countries of the world. You’ll enjoy the extraordinary experience when you go out for a trip with this. You may eat the combination of meals of various countries in the world and waffles, which are created by
Fumio Yonezawa, the first Japanese sous-chef at the three-star restaurant Jean-Georges in New York, America.


You may choose from classic waffles, cheddar cheese waffles, healthy whole grain waffles, rice flour waffles, and vegan chickpea waffles. There is also a selection of creative menus or vegan menus that you can only try here.


Check out the new Japanese sweet
Shirotama and Raspberry with Buttered Sweet Bean Puree


The premium dish that’s poised to be the store’s highlight dish is the
French Foie Gras Mousse with Homemade-granola (¥1,820). The rich and smooth foie gras mousse with homemade granola melts in your mouth. “It’s made to have a flavor easy to eat, with foie gras...not too rich,” says Yonezawa.


Also check out the new Japanese sweet Shirotama and Raspberry with Buttered Sweet Bean Puree (¥1,480), which you may enjoy the contrast of sweetness and sourness of rice mochi balls, sweet beans, and raspberries. “It is a perfect sweet-and-sour combo of the sweet beans and raspberries,” Yonezawa confidently says. It’s colorful and is one good-looking plate.


“We created them thinking of a menu perfect for Shibuya, size, diversity, and a way for people to visit many times,” says Yonezawa, explaining how the menu was developed. “French waffles were delicious, but how about Italian? We hope customers try everything and enter the store when they pass by thinking, how about trying that?” he says.


Although many robots are placed inside the store, you can still feel the ambience of nature. Natural elements such as wood, stones, greens, metal, and soil are used, and colorful fabric and lights decorated with plants are creating a comfortable atmosphere like a lounge. If you get tired of shopping in Shibuya, wouldn’t this be the perfect place for relaxing for a moment?

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Provided by Japan Walker
TM, WalkerplusTM, and Tokyo WalkerTM (7 December 2019)


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