First American Maid Cafe opens in Manhattan

The Maid Cafe concept, long popular in Japan, has finally hit American shores. The first one has been opened in Manhattan in New York City.

Servers are dressed in Pink French Maid outfits, they answer patrons who enter the door with “Welcome home my Master,” and of course smile and giggle a lot. Food and drinks are made up to be “cute.” For instance a dish of Chicken Katsu over rice could look like a teddy bear, or an Ice Cream Sunday could look like a clown.

Borne out of Anime (Japanese Animation, frequently with adult and mature themes,) the concept has been popular in Japan for decades now. Hundreds of Maid Cafes are in the country with a number of them located in Tokyo in the Akihabara district.

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In the interview with CCTV, the owner, Satoshi Yoshimura says he is surprised how much Americans know about Japanese Culture. He blames the Internet for the spread of Japanese Culture in the United States.

For the most part, servers there report that patrons have been incredibly polite, rarely flirt and are not allowed to ask for the girl’s phone numbers at all.

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