Who ultimately chooses where a family goes on a weekend? What factor determines what a family eats today? Little Boss Play & Eat shows that the kiddos are ultimately, yes, the boss. As we’ve talked previously in Dear Restaurant Owners: There’s a New Market in Town article, having a family drastically changes one’s mindset of what constitutes as the perfect spot to hang-out. If the little boss wants to play, then the little boss gets it.
Occupying a space in the second floor of Mall Taman Anggrek, Little Boss Play & Eat in general is divided into two parts, the playground and the restaurant. The playground, called City of Cloud, is accessible only to children below 120 cm in height plus companion—parents or baby sitter. Adults are not allowed to enter the area without children present. There are a set of rules such as no eating or drinking inside and no shoes to keep the place pristine. Children can amuse themselves in the ball pit, tinker with building blocks, play slides, or run around with their fellow little bosses. City of Cloud is also the it birthday party location for children. There is at least one celebration every week, including one happening during our visit on a weekday afternoon.
Shinkansen Cafe & Resto, the second half of Little Boss Play & Eat, offers a variety of Japanese and Chinese cuisine with a touch of Western influence—think the likes of sushi, dim sum, and steak. Orders are made through tablet and the food is delivered via an automated conveyor belt system, just like Genki Sushi. Keeping in mind that Little Boss Play & Eat Taman Anggrek is more of a playground with a restaurant, rather than a restaurant with a playground, it has done a decent job of offering a variety of menus to feed the hungry adults. The sushi might not be the best in the world, but definitely acceptable for a restaurant that does not highlight its food. Price is also very affordable.
Should you visit Little Boss Play & Eat Taman Anggrek when you are without children? Probably no, but the mini fun dance show on weekends by the staffs are indeed pretty entertaining. Having said that, if you are with children, Little Boss is a no-brainer to visit. There are playground, food, and plenty of space to park the stroller. The little bosses will be happy, and you can take a breather, at least for a while.