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Asian "Maids" Cafe Finally Comes To NYC, Attracts Questionable Clientele

A Japanese import concept that has people raising eyebrows.

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These concept cafes originated in Akihabara, Tokyo, and were designed to attract otaku (AKA "manga nerds") who have an insatiable appetite for anime in all forms.

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And yes, the otaku men are sometimes known to obsessively and voyeuristically gaze at young Asian women in costume.


"I've seen them in anime videos before. The girls are acting so cute. I'm, like, really into that. My girlfriend's also Japanese and really cute," one customer told Gothamist.


The "Ten Commandments" on display in the restaurant also advises customers to not ask for personal information, take photos, stalk, or linger outside to wait for the maids to get off work.