It’s easy to find Japanese restaurants in Bangkok since Thai People have a love for Japanese food,but very few of the city’s Japanese restaurants have much of a J-Pop ambience. We’ve found one, though, that has always been popular with travellers.
Welcome, mistresses and masters, to the dreamland of Maidremin, a restaurant chain from the Akihabara district of Tokyo. It is the first Maidremin restaurant outside Japan and also Maidremin’s official partner, meaning it has the same character and offers the same experience as its counterparts in other cities around the world.
The ‘maids’ (waitresses) in cute dresses look like they have walked straight out of an anime strip as they welcome their ‘bosses’ to the restaurant. Getting the attention of the maid requires a special gesture, with a “nyan nyan” call of a Japanese cat. You can ask for a hair band with an animal motif to put on, if you really want to enter into the spirit of fun.
Dishes on the menu are also served in cute presentations. The menu consists of western, Japanese and Thai dishes, such as kuma dreamin - American fried rice in a cute bear shape; omurice, fried rice with thin omelette on top; and animal parfait, desserts presented in various animal shapes. You will find these dishes so cute that you can’t help taking photos.
Another highlight of this maid restaurant is the live show; the maids perform a dance to the Maidremin theme music, on a platform in the middle of the restaurant, to add even more cuteness and happiness to the dreamland experience.
The restaurant has a few rules all patrons should abide by to protect maids’ privacy, such as no photography (except with a polaroid camera for a fee), no touching the maids, and no asking for their private information.
Location: Level 7, MBK Center
Open: every day, 10am to 10pm.