BURLINGAME (KPIX 5) — A restaurant on the Peninsula that offers several exotic animals on the menu has stopped serving lion meat following an uproar online.
Mokutanya Yakitori Restaurant in Burlingamereceived a shipment of the lion meat last Thursday. Customers who tried the meat told KPIX 5 it was chewy and a cross between beef and chicken.
Owner Jason Li said he received numerous complaints through the restaurant’s Facebook page. After two days, Li pulled the king of the jungle from the menu Saturday night and apologized on the restaurant’s website for offending anyone.
“There’s a lot of people, they’re not ready for this type of meat serving, so I was thinking, just stop,” Li told KPIX 5.