|Staff: The restaurant's waiters volunteered to take their clothes off for extra cash|
Who needs plates when you have a naked model to eat off? One controversial Miami restaurant is saving on washing up by giving diners the chance to eat sushi directly off the bare bodies of good looking men and women - but you have to pay a whopping $500 for the privilege.
Customers can order up to six feet of sushi and sashimi at the Catalina Hotel & Beach Club's Kung Fu Kitchen and Sushi - enough to feed 15 hungry diners - and the Japanese cuisine comes strategically placed along the length of the model's body. 'You basically get to dine off a naked human body,' the restaurant's owner, Nathan Lieberman, told Local 10 News. 'It's mostly for groups, parties, bachelor parties, bachelorette parties, birthday parties. 'You call in advance or pop in and hopefully we have someone that wants to take their clothes off and lie on a table.'
Diners use their chopsticks to eat directly off the 'human platter'. They can nibble nori rolls off nipples if they choose, in the controversial deal that is being offered until September 30, during Miami's restaurant month. The sushi joint has had three naked sushi parties so far, ABC reported.
And Lieberman hasn't even had to fork out for real models.
'I have a very good-looking staff,' he told the TV station. 'They said, 'We want the money, and we like to be naked.''
When a bachelorette party requested a male model, they used one of their sushi chefs, 'a real stud,' Lieberman said.
The practice of serving food off naked bodies was banned in China in 2005.
But Florida's Department of Business and Professional Regulation hasn't got a problem with it as long as the restaurant is being hygienic.
'Generally speaking, as long as the restaurant is adhering to FDA rules regarding no bare skin contact, it should be in compliance,' spokesman Sandi Poreda told ABC.
Lieberman said the models are scrubbed 'like surgeons' before being decorated.
They have leaves and lettuce covering their private parts and their nipples are covered in plastic - as well as wasabi.
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