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  • Japan is famous for its hi-tec vending machines.

  • They're digital, colorful and loaded with variety

  • and lots of fun.

  • So when heard of a restaurant with no staffs, and all vending machines,

  • I jumped at the chance to visit.

  • This place is called a Jihanki-Shokudo.

  • and it's located at Isesaki-City, about 2hours from Tokyo.

  • The sign calls it the automat diner in English.

  • I came hungry.

  • So what makes Jihanki-Shokudo special?

  • There is no staff at all.

  • The food vending machines are all retro.

  • The restaurant is super clean, and cheap and fun.

  • but is the food any good?

  • That is what I am here to find out.

  • The inside is pretty cool.

  • and now the machines.

  • It's chow time.

  • Vending machine burger unboxing!

  • There were 3 choices, each for 300 yen.

  • I went for the popular tar tar meat burger.

  • It counted down a minute to heat up.

  • delivered like a Christmas present down the chimney.

  • Let's see what we got for dinner.

  • All burgers are fresh,

  • the prepared date on the bottom of the box.

  • Does it look fresh?

  • I guess so.

  • It sure smells better than it looks, and that's a good sign.

  • inside, smothered in tar tar and meat sauce.

  • Yum

  • Only one way to find out if it's any good.

  • Not bad.

  • The meat is juicy, the sauce is rich.

  • and it's all blended together well.

  • Soba, Udon and Ramen vending machine taste test!

  • This is not your cup noodle ramen, people,

  • Not freeze dry.

  • It takes about 30 seconds.

  • That's fast food. Maybe too fast.

  • Oh, it missed.

  • Careful, that broth is boiling hot.

  • The noodles look a little like spagetti.

  • Where are the Cha-shu and toppings?

  • There it is! On the bottom.

  • Now the taste.

  • It's complex, salty and hot.

  • Noodle's a little soggy, but hey, it's not too bad.

  • Want proof?

  • I ate the whole thing.

  • They also have Tempura Udon for 330 yen.

  • The Udon is under the Tempura.

  • The taste?

  • Salty, chewy, pretty good!

  • So what's the deal with this place?

  • Let's ask the owner.

  • Recommendation from the chef.

  • The machine ate my money!

  • That's real dedication to serving your customers.

  • There is one more machine to try.

  • Toasted sandwich.

  • This machine has an oven mitten, tong and a try for your convenience.

  • It only takes 100yen coins.

  • There is a changer nearby.

  • Your choices: Red bean paste and cheeze,

  • or Italian toast with basel and bacon.

  • That's and easy one. Italian.

  • It takes 40seconds.

  • and it comes out hot.

  • That's why you need the thongs and tray.

  • I got a look inside the machine, earlier.

  • You can see the 2 choices.

  • and the toaster on the bottom.

  • Old school tech that just works.

  • Let's unwrap this thing.

  • It's a little on the thin side.

  • The tag has the sandwich's expiration date on it.

  • Fresh.

  • Oh wait! The drink!

  • There is an old Coca Cola machine for 100yen.

  • Cola just tastes better in a glass bottle, doesn't it?

  • Not too bad. Smells great.

  • A little basel, a little cheese.

  • Inside, it's not wall to wall painted.

  • Everything is in the middle, so you have to work

  • to the tasty center.

  • The taste.

  • is well...

  • It's a toasted sandwich. What did you expect?

  • Jihanki-Shokudo is opened from 10:00AM to about midnight.

  • In Japan, service and convenience converge at a place like this.

  • and so does culture.

  • People clean up after themselves.

  • and cleanliness of this unstaffed place impressed me the most.

  • The verdict, it's fun!

  • It's decent food for the price,

  • and it's certainly something out of the ordinary.

  • and that makes this place truly, ONLYinJAPAN.

  • Bon apetit.

Japan is famous for its hi-tec vending machines.

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Japanese Vending Machine Restaurant and Food Unboxing ★レトロ自販機食堂 WAO✦RYU!TV ONLYinJAPAN #44

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    Yassion Liu posted on 2016/07/23
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