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Rude waiters bad table service, Karen’s Diner is definitely memorable


It’s everything a restaurant shouldn’t be, with rude waiters and terrible table service – Karen’s Diner is sure to be a memorable experience. Enjoy the tongue-in-cheek style restaurant where diners will be served by angry Karens in Sydney’s latest experience launching on October 30 in World Square.

Viral Ventures is the company behind Karen’s Diner and is well-known by Sydneysiders for its other immersive experiences including The Wizards Den and Wonderland Bar. Viral Ventures Co-Founder Aden Levin says their latest concept pokes fun at the stereotypical ‘Karen’ in today’s ‘cancel culture’.

“We want to create one of the most memorable dining experiences beyond just having the banterous service at your tables. It’s going to be a whole load of different things going on to bring the room to life that are very COVIDsafe but very anti-normal restaurant experiences,” Levin told City Hub.

“It’s a space where they can take themselves not too seriously,they can let loose. If they want to stand on their tables and shout at the waiters they can, if they want to speak to the manager then [that will] be a whole experience in itself.”

From spinning Karen’s Wheel of Fortune that may challenge tables to perform a karaoke song or take part in a dance off against a waiter, to birthday guests receiving the most underwhelming birthday cake they’ve ever seen, there’s plenty of activities to look forward to.

Whilst the service might be horrible, Levin assures that the 1950s style US diner menu will be great.

KAREN’s DINER – World Square, Unit 6, Level 1/644 George St, Sydney. To make a reservation head to

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