Hajime Robot Restaurant in Bangkok


Before our robot overlords take over the world, there’s still time to enjoy them serving us delicious food at quirky restaurants.

Hajime Robot Restaurant is a Japanese buffet place where their best employee is a dancing robot.


Doing the robot


BuffRobo tablet
Image credit: Bangkok Adventures

You send your order to the robot via the restaurant’s tablet system. The kitchen prepares the food and hands it over to the robot to be served. The robot uses sensors to detect any used plates to clean up and will stay out of the way if it detects hands or objects in its zone.

BuffRobo served
Image credit: Hajime Robot Restaurant/ Facebook

The restaurant has tables for shabu-shabu, sukiyaki* and yakiniku**, as well as all three for those who want to sit next to the robot, and buffets start at ฿330.

*shabu-shabu and sukiyaki are two Japanese-styles of hot pot

**yakiniku is Japanese-style barbecue

BuffRobo serving
The waiter doesn’t talk much, but the children love him.
Image credit: Go Thai. Be Free

BuffRobo dance
Excuse the server for being a little robotic, but they sure know how to dance.
Image credit: @RichardBarrow

Every 30 minutes, the robot will dance to a random song if it isn’t busy serving tables. It’s danced to a Dance Dance Revolution, Wonder Girls, and even a song from Thai singer Thongchai “Bird” McIntyre.


Getting to Hajime Robot Restaurant


Hajime Robot Restaurant is a peculiar buffet eatery to visit with friends and family when they want a different customer service. 

It’s a 6-minute drive from CentralPlaza Rama III.

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Hajime Robot Restaurant
Address: Mono Park, Floor 3, Industrial Ring Rd, Chong Nonsi, Yan Nawa, Bangkok 10120
Opening Hours: 11AM-10:00PM
Telephone: 02 683 1670
Website | Facebook


Featured images adapted from: Wongnai and @RichardBarrow

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