Social media uproar over sudden closure of Japanese restaurant chain in Bangkok

Bangkok’s social media has been rife with questions and comments, both yesterday and today (Saturday) about a popular Japanese restaurant chain which suddenly closed down without notice, raising concerns among customers who have pre-paid vouchers to eat there.

The uproar started on Facebook after messages were posted raising questions about the sudden disappearance of the Japanese restaurant’s Facebook page. The “Buffet Lovers” page was swamped with questions and criticism.

Others said that they had personally visited restaurant outlets and found they were all closed, with a sign saying no service due to server breakdown and offering an apology.

One customer told Thai PBS that he bought five buffet vouchers, at 199 baht each, because he likes the food at these restaurants, because it is cheap and delicious.

He said the vouchers are good for six months and he decided to visit one of the outlets in the Ramintra area yesterday, but found, to his disappointment, that the premises were closed.

Another customer, who bought two coupons, also expressed his disappointment at having found the restaurant closed and wondered whether or how he could get a refund.

There has not yet been a response from the restaurant operator.


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