Please note this establishment has now closed
Alternative dining experiences have been around for a while, the Americans and Japanese appear to particularly like them. For example Americans have before chosen to deliver your burger and shake on roller skates, or by girls who are blessed in the chest region. In Japan we have seen cat cafés where you can stroke a moggie whilst drinking your mocha, or you may chose to have your dinner served by a ninja or in a prison, whatever tickles your fancy... (See here for a further list of what Japan has to offer in the alternative dining scene )
Teppan 260 aims to bring a modern alternative dining experience to Leeds. You order your food through iPads (chained to the table) and you cook your own food at your table.
Frankly, I wasn't convinced by the concept. Surely the whole point of going to a restaurant is the 'being waited hand on foot' experience, the trivial but jovial chat with the waiting staff, then it's the joy that you get from having food cooked for you. Whether you're getting that joy because you simply can't cook that particular dish yourself at home, because the ingredients are hard to come by, or simply because you want a night off. This restaurant is taking most of that away from it's diners.