There have certainly been instances in our lives when the dinner bill left us speechless, shocked, or in disbelief. Something similar happened to a Japanese tourist recently while visiting a restaurant in Singapore. But she decided to take matters into her own hands and called the police after being charged ₹56,000 for crab. Here’s what happened.
Japanese Tourist Charged ₹56,000 For Crab In Singapore; Calls Police
According to a report by the New York Post, a Japanese tourist, Junko Shinba, visited Seafood Paradise restaurant in Singapore with her friends on August 19. After their meal, on receiving the bill, the woman and her friends were shocked to discover that the Chili Crab cost a whopping $680 ( ₹56,503).
Junko Shinba immediately called the police to the restaurant. According to her, she wasn’t informed about the price of the crab beforehand. The Japanese tourist informed the police that she ordered Seafood Paradise’s signature Alaskan King Chili Crab as the server recommended it.
She stated the waiter told her the price was $20 (₹1661) without informing her that this charge is levied on crab per 100g. As per Junko Shinba, the waiter didn’t inform her that this was the total weight of the crab before it was cooked. So, the group of four ended up ordering around 3500g of the dish which was way more than what they could consume.
Restaurant Says It Communicated The Price Beforehand
The 50-year-old Japanese tourist informed AsiaOne that the four of them became speechless on knowing that a dinner for four adults could amount to a whopping ₹56,503. She went on to state that the servers didn’t inform them that the entire portion of crab would be cooked just for them. To her knowledge, most restaurants serve crabs partially.
Seafood Paradise stood its ground and said the servers informed her about the crab and even brought out the Alaskan crab and showed it to the diners before it was served. As goodwill, the Singapore restaurant offered a discount of $78 (₹6,479) to the disappointed Japanese tourist.
But the Japanese woman wasn’t pleased. She contacted the Singapore Tourism Board and got her case referred to the Consumers Association of Singapore.