If the service is bad at this Japanese restaurant because the waiters are monkeying around that's because ... they're monkeys!
Here's the story of Yat-chan and Fuku-chan, two macaque monkey pets that serve customers hot towels and drinks (for soy bean tips!):
"Yat-chan first learned by just watching me working in the restaurant. It all started when one day I gave him a hot towel out of curiosity and he brought the towel to the customer," the 63-year-old owner of the tavern, Kaoru Otsuka, told Reuters.
Both monkeys are household pets and are certified by the local authorities to work at the tavern. They clock in a maximum of two hours a day and are appreciated by customers who tip them with boiled soya beans.
"The monkeys are actually better waiters than some really bad human ones," customer Takayoshi Soeno.