Restaurant-goers dining at an eatery in Japan may be surprised to see some unusual waiters serving them at the establishment – a pair of monkeys.

The two macaques, named Yatchan and Fukuchan, are trained family pets who have been allowed to help out in the bar, the BBC reports.

Footage shown by the news sources shows the primates, dressed in servers' uniforms, interacting with customers to supply drinks and hot towels.

As a reward for their hard work, the twosome are given their own special tips of soya beans.

The unusual employees have been allowed to continue working in the restaurant after officials visited the premises to ensure the creatures were not being mistreated and the owners are adhering to animal rights and welfare regulations.

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