Japanese woman eats crab dish, restaurant pays Rs 56,<> bill
A Japanese tourist, who recently went to a restaurant in Singapore with her friends, was 'surprised' to see the food bill. In fact, for the crab dish, the restaurant handed the woman a bill of $ 680 (Rs 56,503). According to the New York Post report, the woman who was charged $ 680 (Rs 56,503) for the crab dish called the police and said that she was not properly informed about the food bill. According to Singapore-based outlet AsiaOne, Junko Shinba was eating at a seafood paradise restaurant on August 19 when she found out that the chili crab dish she had ordered was worth around $680.
Shinba said that after a waiter praised it, she ordered the restaurant's famous Alaska King Chili Crab dish. The waiter described the crabs as a dish priced at $20, but didn't say they charge per 100 grams. He claimed that he was not informed about the total weight of the crab before cooking.
Their group of four were given about 3,500 grams of the dish, more than they could eat, meaning they were charged $680.
"We were all shocked to know how a dinner for four adults would cost so much. "None of us were told that the entire crab would be cooked only for us, as some other restaurants partially serve crabs," the 50-year-old man told the outlet.
Shocked by the bill, Shinba asked Seafood Paradise to call the police, and officers later arrived at the scene. The restaurant staff said they did not charge their group more, and also showed her a receipt from another customer who had ordered a similar dish.
After some discussion, the restaurant agreed to give him a discount of around $78 (Rs 6,479) by withdrawing from the offer.
A representative for Paradise Group said they stood by their employees, who they said had "clearly explained" the price and weight of the Alaska King Crab before placing the order to customers.
"To prevent any miscommunication, staff brought the entire Alaska King crab to the table before preparation. On paying the bill, the customer refused to pay the bill and requested to report it to the police.
However, the woman also contacted the Singapore Tourism Board about the incident and her case was forwarded to the Consumers Association of Singapore.