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Wafu and the Art of Eating with Manners or GTFO you Greedy Pigs.
Wafu (SYD) is closing because the Chef ain't feeling the love.

What do people make of this?

What about the rules for dining? And having to become a member in order to eat there?

Anyone eaten there (or at any place that has a similar eating etiquette in place)? Was the food any good?

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While the rules are quite explicit and seem more like orders rather than suggestions, I kind of like the fact that the chef/owner wants to create a certain way of sustainable eating. And a certain way of consuming food that seems focused on enjoying the food the way it is meant to be enjoyed and not stuffing your face in gluttonous hedonism. And surely people who have become members do so under the knowledge that they are meant to consume the food there in accordance to these rules.

On the other hand she might also just be a Soup Nazi.
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she sounds like a total nutjob.

...and a nutjob setting herself up to fail.
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My sister has been there a couple of times, said that the woman was getting crazier. She came with a friend and they didn't bring containers for left overs, said they would only order a little and finish it all then the woman lectured them about how they know the rules and they have to bring plastic containers. Seriously how often do you leave food on the plate, unless there are massivley big servings?

Usually food goes to waste because restaurants serve huge amounts to show value. What's the likelyhood that if there is a small amount of food left over that you're either going to throw it out as soon as you leave, or put it in your fridge, find it a few weeks later, then throw it out.
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seems like a stupid gimmick to me. agree wtih the philosophy, not with how it's undertaken though.
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Although I admire her personal philosophy I'm not so sure there are enough people prepared to consistently return for the food and the novelty of the snippy service (population wise). When people pay to go out to eat my feeling is they generally don't want to be berated. Her philosophy clearly clashes with most people's expectations of hospitality. I suspect her future venture of trying to teach people to cook sustainably in their own homes is probably more suited to her vision.

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What a fucking nutjob?!? Membership only restaurant which is then rude and treats you like an idiot? Fuck that
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Well I personally respect her, her restaurant her rules, if you don't agree no-one is forcing you to go there.

Obviously if you made the effort to become a member you would agree with the rules.

If anything all this talk about her is lifting her profile.
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Yesterday's SMH article made her sound like she was three steps away from the white truck being called and today's article makes her look like a passionately ethical person with dreadful customers.

In reality she's probably more in the grey area between column a and column b.

Media huh!

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I really like her philosophy on sustainability and manners, and her soup-nazi attitude suggests she KNOWS her food is awesome and has every right to veto whatever customer she wants. Agreed, total nutjob and will rub many people the wrong way, but then again the membership requirement should be able to sift through the people who are not willing to abide by her rules, so not entirely sure how she is getting so many problems (unless she really IS getting wackier).

I know as I go through life, people's increasing lack of manner frustrate me more and more (and in some cases, these bad habits start rubbing off on me and manifest themselves in weird and unfathomable ways). I assume she is experiencing a similar disillusionment with society in general.

pfft, what do I care. Melbourne FTW. Our tram shelters are actually made of plastic take-away containers




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pfft, what do I care. Melbourne FTW. Our tram shelters are actually made of plastic take-away containers

Yes yes... and the sun shining out of my arse is made of recycled electromagnetic radiation.

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Yes yes... and the sun shining out of my arse is made of recycled electromagnetic radiation.

I wonder: is this a painful or enjoyable experience? And: do you get credits if you plug into the grid? ; P
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It seems like the kind of place i'd get take away.

It sounds like a place where i wouldn't feel comfortable being inside and despite how good the food may be it would just spoil the fun of eating out.
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Jeez, and I thought the duck nazi was bad.
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Well I personally respect her, her restaurant her rules, if you don't agree no-one is forcing you to go there.

Obviously if you made the effort to become a member you would agree with the rules.

If anything all this talk about her is lifting her profile.

yeah its working really well for her....hence restaurant closing down.
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duck nazi ?...pls explain
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I wonder: is this a painful or enjoyable experience? And: do you get credits if you plug into the grid? ; P

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I wonder: is this a painful or enjoyable experience? And: do you get credits if you plug into the grid? ; P

It kind of good hurts, if you catch my drift. So far no bonus points no.

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duck nazi ?...pls explain

google it.

though he is more funny than insane.
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Looks like she's trying to create Japanese mentality in Australia(n resturant), no wonder it didnt work.
Quite a few of those things are standard practise in Japan, so can understand where she is coming from, though do feel as if, perhaps it didnt translate so well here and instead it comes off as rude/offensive/obnoxious.
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Nah, apparently she comes across as quite rude when speaking Japanese to Japanese people. Seems like she's more about going through the motions of politeness than actual good manners.
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actually a video interview with her on SMH site ...quite long. she just seems like totally deluded control freak :

http://media.smh.com.au/national/sel...e-3431495.html
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