My First Interactive Restaurant Experience

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So this was the first, and so far only, time I’ve used TripAdvisor for restaurant recommendations. A friend often does – I’ve never thought about it, just used it for hotel reviews. But in my quest for a place to eat in Rotterdam I figured I’d try, and found this touch table restaurant, which I thought looked fun and different. And Izkaya is fun and different, but that’s more or less it – food was OK, but not as good as I had hoped and anticipated it to be. The place was kind of stylish, but impersonal – could it be there was only me and two others there…? But the cool part was cool. You order food and drinks from a menu projected onto the table, which makes it function as a touchscreen. And by tapping the Chef Cam you can watch food being prepared in the kitchen. When you’re ready to leave, you go through your order, hit pay, and a waiter comes to receive the actual payment. For a different ambiance you can change the tablecloth, a.k.a. the background image used on your table. Fun fact: this is an interactive restaurant that doesn’t have a website… – well, at least I couldn’t find it…

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0 thoughts on “My First Interactive Restaurant Experience

  1. Very quirky – sometimes it does seem the restaurants like this with the unusual experience isn’t actually as good at the food. But sounds a cool one to have tried. #citytripping

  2. Sounds like a really fun concept…but can see that style may come over substance – and taste. Thanks for linking to #citytripping

  3. Interesting! I’ve never heard of such a restaurant before. A touchscreen menu would come in very handy for me (I wouldn’t need to put my reading glasses on!). Being able to watch the chef preparing your food must be fun.

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