Apparently restaurants here are having so many problems finding employees that they’re resorting to this.
Someone posted a YouTube video of being escorted to the table in this restaurant:
Our human hostess was at least as friendly.
The food is still good and we could see people assembling the Xaio Long Bao.We ordered a second basket.
We also shared a tasty Hot and Sour soup and enjoyed this Crumbed Chicken and Dry Noodles dish. The noodles were a challenge. Was it one 30-foot noodle folded over? So it seemed. Oh for scissors!
A terrific lunch for about US $20 each - not bad for a big-name restaurant in a big Australian city.