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A restaurant that always gets your order wrong? In Japan, it’s real


It’s in the name of a good cause too. The pop-up restaurant in Tokyo – called The Restaurant of Order Mistakes – employs people with dementia in an effort to raise awareness of the condition.


Japan has around 4.6 million people living with dementia and this number is set to rise to seven million by 2025.

The owners say they hope the restaurant will help people change how they treat people with dementia – and show that they can be useful members of society.

Food blogger Mizuho Kudo visited the restaurant and enjoyed a plate of dumplings – even though she had ordered a burger, according to Metro.

But the food was still “delicious” and the waiters also seemed to be having a good time, she says.

Sadly the trial for the restaurant is now over, but the owners plan to run a crowdfunding campaign so they can host a special event on World Alzheimer’s Day on September 21.

We wish them luck.

Lauren is a journalist for, agedcare101 and The Donaldson Sisters. Growing up in a big family in small town communities, she has always had a love for the written word, joining her local library at the age of six months. With over eight years' experience in writing and editing, she is a keen follower of news and current affairs with a nose for a good story.

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