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Truth Behind Tokyo’s First Human Meat Restaurant Exposed

Find out the truth behind the Japanese restaurant believed to serve human meat to customers.

Talks about Tokyo opening a grotesque restaurant that serves human meat have been circulating online again. News reports even claim that Japan legally approved the consumption of human flesh since 2014. Whether these reports are true or not, the idea of eating a meal made of our own kind is downright gross, and despite the existence of records of people consuming human flesh for survival, the act still remains unethical and inhumane.

The rumors of a restaurant called “The Resoto ototo no shoku ryohin” or Edible Brothers allegedly offers its customers a varied menu made of human flesh. Prices of meals reportedly go from 100 Euros up to 1,000 Euros. It was even mentioned that a tourist from Argentina was the first lucky customer to indulge in the pretty exotic dish.

Rumors about a restaurant in Japan serving human meat have re-emerged online.

Reports went on to say that the restaurant prepares human meat with spices to eliminate the disgusting taste. The story went further saying young people, before they die, sell their bodies to the restaurant for almost $35,800, which will later be claimed by direct family members. A contract is also said to be signed by sellers where they agree to go on a special diet to prepare their flesh to become suitable for consumption.

Just hearing about the story is already questionable, but with the fact that Japan can go extreme on their creations somehow made the world believe that Tokyo really serves human flesh to hungry food trippers. However, the news was recently debunked, revealing that the talks are merely a hoax.

The articles claim that dying young people sell their bodies to the restaurant and meals are sold from a hundred to a thousand euros.

The article about the Edible Brothers was published by La Voz Popular on July 12, 2016. The writing was carelessly translated and became a horrifying story after it was mixed with an April Fool’s day joke about Japan launching the first human flesh noodle shop as well as photos of props created to promote the zombie video game Resident Evil 6.

So for those who already believed in the absurd news and are already set to Japan to experience the most exotic meal ever created, you might as well have a change of plans as consumption of human flesh is by no means unheard of.

The talks were however debunked, saying the news articles about Edible Brothers are a hoax.

Cannibalism has been portrayed in several Hollywood films and it is very repelling to watch. But there have been real cases where people had to eat dead people to survive and there were also records of real-life cannibals who eat other humans because they want to.

Pedro Algorta was one of those people who had no other choice but to feed on the hands, thighs and arms of dead people. He was among the 16 survivors of the 1972 plane crash in the Andes mountains and stayed stranded for 71 days. To survive, he and the other survivors were forced to eat the frozen bodies of dead passengers.

Cases of cannibalism were also recorded in India. The “aghoris of Varanasi” reportedly consume dead humans. It is illegal in many countries but several regions also find it acceptable. But is it really unhealthy to eat human flesh? The medical world doesn’t think so!

Medical Daily writes: “Our entire body is approximately 81,000 calories: the thigh is about 10,000 calories, and the heart is 700 calories. Close to half of these calories come from adipose or fat tissue, which makes us the less healthy option for dieters.”

But there is indeed danger in eating human flesh. It comes from prions found in the body, which are “pathogenic agents that cause abnormal folding of cellular proteins, called prion proteins, found in the brain.” The lopsided proteins can then cause brain damage which acts like a human mad cow disease.

The Fore people from Papua New Guinea are a tribal group that eats the dead as a part of their traditions.

Cannibalism might also cause death from the ailment called Kuru. It is a prion-based disease experienced by the Fore people of Papua New Guinea who used to eat their dead as a funeral rite, which they practiced until the 1950s.

Women of the tribe started dying from a condition called the Laughing Death since it caused the patients to burst into laughter. This ailment is reportedly incurable, and fatal. Its symptoms include tremors, loss of balance and headaches. Once a person gets the ailment, he will be unable to eat, drink, or walk, and wastes away.

The Fore people are the only known population to have the epidemic Kuru. Since it killed many from the tribe, the Fore stopped the practice until the disease disappeared.

Cannibalism can actually work but moderation is the key in doing so. But you have to leave out your conscience, sensibilities, religion and the law in eating another human’s flesh.


  1. Rangie Antonette Colasito Leonzanida

    December 6, 2017 at 9:31 PM

    Rizza Mae Medina

  2. Ruby Miller

    December 6, 2017 at 8:31 PM

    Restaurants in Japan and yet they use euros? Hoax or not…its gross!

  3. Mark Avila

    December 6, 2017 at 8:09 PM

    Fuck tokyo

  4. Sandra Gutierrez

    December 6, 2017 at 7:58 PM

    Kala ko si xander ford. Rhen Sambal

  5. Frank Andrew Amores Monesit

    December 6, 2017 at 7:49 PM

    Admin palitan na yan tod

  6. Lily Mcbee

    December 6, 2017 at 7:28 PM

    Not true

  7. Lis Yang

    December 6, 2017 at 6:54 PM

    Better be a hoax, because just hearing the story makes me 🤢🤮🤐😷

  8. Uzma Stephen

    December 6, 2017 at 6:45 PM

    Stephen Bhatti

  9. Elita Twardy

    December 6, 2017 at 6:24 PM

    Soo stupid!! Def not true!!

  10. Morales Evelyn

    December 6, 2017 at 5:59 PM

    D totoo yn Kasinongalingan ang pinagssabi nng gumawa nito, Matagal nrin ako sa Japan dapat Alam ko na meron dito, mas sensetive cla pagdating sa pagakain, mas Safe pa nga ang pagkain dito kesa sa ibang bansa,

  11. Hale Panganiban

    December 6, 2017 at 5:51 PM

    This is bullsh!t rumour who ever make this news well he have a big hate on Japan , search on google what country have the best meat in the wolrd i bet kobe japan is on the list!!

  12. Sandeep Chandran

    December 6, 2017 at 5:50 PM

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    December 6, 2017 at 5:39 PM

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    December 6, 2017 at 5:26 PM

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    December 6, 2017 at 5:11 PM


  16. セリナ アイリン 白石

    December 6, 2017 at 4:51 PM

    i never hear that in japan human meat serving in da restaurant ??? Maybe Chinese restaurant but not Japanese restaurant i don’t believe that WTF 😒😠

  17. Drahcir A. Tura

    December 6, 2017 at 4:46 PM

    I don’t believe you!

  18. Willie Manalo

    December 6, 2017 at 4:45 PM

    That isn’t truth stupid rumours only and fabricating fake picture to shown in public messages ..

  19. Sagadal Inaki

    December 6, 2017 at 4:11 PM

    If this is real, will anthony bourdain or any popular food blogger try eating in the said restaurant?

  20. Sky Lar

    December 6, 2017 at 4:08 PM

    Grace Yeo hehe

  21. Anupam Sharma

    December 6, 2017 at 3:52 PM

    Good riddance !

  22. Wines Avril

    December 6, 2017 at 3:49 PM

    Sinisiraan lang an. Japan, punta kayo dto kumain,kung totoo man,ang tanong,,ganun ba ka dami ribbs ng tao?? Animales!!!

  23. Caroline Lu

    December 6, 2017 at 3:48 PM

    Jessica Fedora

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    December 6, 2017 at 3:44 PM


  25. Jac Kie

    December 6, 2017 at 3:37 PM

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  26. Elaine Wever Wolff

    December 6, 2017 at 3:36 PM

    This website only tells lies!

  27. Jackie Nietes

    December 6, 2017 at 3:27 PM


  28. Brando Yao

    December 6, 2017 at 3:25 PM

    Eh uso naman sa pinas magkainan sa mag syota.

  29. Simeon Galeria

    December 6, 2017 at 3:24 PM

    Michelle Pitalbo Maria Isabela Galeria 😖

  30. Justin Nuñez

    December 6, 2017 at 3:22 PM

    Read the article before you react. Lol.

  31. Marlon Pili

    December 6, 2017 at 3:21 PM

    pakainin mo iyong aso ng karne ng aso… ayaw niya tao pa kaya. p.i.

  32. Outback

    December 6, 2017 at 3:16 PM

    If you don’t taste better than pigs and cows then it’s a real shame.

  33. Hitoshi Kosumi

    December 6, 2017 at 3:13 PM

    So where’s that restaurant again? Because I’m going to eat there and sue them for serving me human meat. Great way to get rich in an instant.

  34. Patrick Chua

    December 6, 2017 at 3:08 PM

    Stop spreading rumours!

  35. Ram Sreeg

    December 6, 2017 at 3:03 PM

    Young people who are going die?
    Every one is going to die some day.

    At least those who wants to commit suicide for various reasons can sell themselves here and get some bucks for their family

  36. Vhoi Ecito

    December 6, 2017 at 2:59 PM

  37. Mineth Caligaran Shimobayashi

    December 6, 2017 at 2:53 PM

    Itong elite readers hndi ko alm Kung Saan ng galing ang source mo.. prove it.. mlpit n kita iunlike.. cannibal Lang ?!

  38. Dante Paraiso Ramos

    December 6, 2017 at 2:44 PM

    Fake news

  39. Thava Raaj

    December 6, 2017 at 2:43 PM

    No big difference in eating cows and humans ..

  40. Ecarg Caput Sretep

    December 6, 2017 at 2:39 PM

    Hoax no such thing!

  41. Editha Daguman

    December 6, 2017 at 2:30 PM


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    December 6, 2017 at 2:29 PM


  43. Lakay Ng Norte

    December 6, 2017 at 2:29 PM


  44. Alfred Earl E. Elagio

    December 6, 2017 at 2:18 PM

    This is just a rumour, a rumour that is a hoax people, this article has been circulating around. Think about it, would the Japanese government really approve of that?

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    December 6, 2017 at 2:17 PM

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  46. Elsa Dela Cruz Carismal

    December 6, 2017 at 2:13 PM

    the best pa naman ang human meat na lasa sa lahat ng karne sa buong mundo charot sabe lng saken ha..kase kunpleto rekados tayo sa katawan naten nakakain naten lahat masasarap pgkain

  47. Vivek Chettri

    December 6, 2017 at 2:12 PM

    Simuu.. make sure you try this exotic dish.. Chettri Sea Mah

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    December 6, 2017 at 2:10 PM

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    December 6, 2017 at 2:09 PM

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  50. Outback

    March 4, 2018 at 1:10 PM

    If you don’t taste better than pigs and cows then it’s a real shame.


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