“I am really squeamish to eat in that toilet-shaped bowl” or “I can’t eat at that height” or “Is it a restaurant or a hospital?”
These can be your statements after you eat at one of the strangely themed dining establishments around the world no matter what you are enjoying – a family holiday or a beach holiday. We may call them bizarre, but the world calls it ‘creative’. Nowadays, it is not only the food that is worthy of a finger-lick, even these restaurants you will love to hate or hate to love.
The young people love it, and I hope you too will. Come with me on a journey a bit different. Keep your head, heart, and stomach strong. Let us see the vital factors that have increased the popularity of these world-famous strange restaurants.
1. Ithaa Undersea Restaurant | Rangali Island, Maldives
Situated at the Conrad Maldives, Rangali Island is spectacular and a cozy underwater restaurant that is more than seventeen feet below sea level. Opened to the public in 2005, this beguiling glass restaurant offers succulent seafood, veal dishes, and other meaty as well as traditional delicacies.
With a seating capacity of 14 people, the restaurant has an acrylic roof, panoramic view of amazing sea creatures and other saltwater marine growths. Let the reservations begin along with your all-inclusive holiday package.
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2. Dinner in the Sky | Montreal, Canada
Are you afraid of heights? Hey, we are not talking about skydiving. The concept of mobile restaurants originated in Belgium where guests are strapped to their seat and a crane lifts the entire dining table.
With budget holiday packages, you can enjoy the same thing in Montreal where everything, along with the serving staff, floats 160 feet in the air. Dinner in the Sky has gained a worldwide reputation, offering restricted run periods all over.
3. Cat Cafe Nekorobi | Tokyo, Japan
Cats and coffee? Sounds strange and interesting! If you cherish your pet and love to watch cat videos, this unique cafe will make your day. Nekorobi is a trendy cafe located in the hip district of Ikebukuro where you can spend quality family time.
Hope you do not mind the cats sprawling and prowling all over the cafe. Make sure you walk into this cafe in the evening to marvel at the cat’s dinner ritual. Broken and discouraged people, who have been here, have felt a lot better after interacting with these furry pets.
4. Modern Toilet | Taipei City, Taiwan Province, China
Forgot your dining and washroom etiquettes? Not here I guess! This is the only place where dining and bathroom amenities are on the same table. Sounds bizarre? Well, read on! This vague idea was conceptualized by one of the founders who was reading and sitting and doing his job in the toilet.
What started as a chocolate ice-cream served in toilet-shaped bowls became a huge success overnight. Today, Modern Toilet chains are located all over Asia and planning further expansions. Newlyweds with honeymoon packages should try this.
5. The Bubble Room | Captiva Island, Florida
Do you miss your childhood toy? You can find them again all at the Bubble Room Restaurant. Opened in 1979 this diverse restaurant is decorated with toys from the 1930s and 1940s. It began with a small room food court that grew into a multi-themed 3-story bubbly restaurant.
The staff is called ‘bubble scouts’ wearing a unique hat. There are toy trains, photos of old-time Hollywood celebrities and fairy-tale characters. As you enter, you’ll be welcomed with music from the 1900s to 1980s. Make sure you try Socra cheese, bubble bread and over-sized desserts.
6. O.NOIR | Toronto, Canada
Are you on a blind date? The thrilling experience puts new comes for a spin. The Dining in the Dark O. Noir restaurant has been around for many months now. In Canada, it was established in 2006 and within a few weeks, it became a favourite spot for young people and couples.
During the evenings, thrill starts in a lit bar where visitors place their orders and then they are escorted into a dark dining room, where the dining begins with the staff explaining the happenings. With Canada tour packages you will either enjoy the 2-hour seated dinner or will not return.
7. De Kas | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Any foodie will surely agree that nothing compares to prepare a meal with fresh produce that you’ve grown in your backyard. Now imagine a restaurant where you are served dishes with fresh ingredients that have been harvested in the field.
We introduce you to De Kas in Amsterdam where you get to enjoy such amazing dining in a 6-foot tall glass building. You are served dishes made from edible flowers, Mediterranean produce that are grown at the garden greenhouse.
8. Safe House | Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Have you loved secret locations in a spy thriller? That’s exactly what you can find in the Safe House. This restaurant in Midwestern US location has a charming interior as well as exterior. Everything inside is related to the spy world definition. No wonder it is called Safe House. There is a password that guests are required to remember in order to enter the food court.
9. Redwoods Treehouse | Warkworth, New Zealand
If you are well-versed with the larger-than-life Redwood National and State Parks situated in California, then you need to know about the trees near Warkworth that are called Redwoods Treehouse. Established in 2008, the pod-like redwood cabins are positioned 35-feet above the ground.
Diners take the help of an elevated walkway to reach the top. With a capacity of 40 guests, this enchanting treetop dining is nothing less than a fairy-tale.
10. Ninja New York | New York City, USA
Well, you are safe and unharmed at this reputed ninja-themed restaurant. You are greeted with a bow by the staff in black outfits who will help you to take your seat at the table. Keep your fears and worries down, as you will be dining among warriors who serve and perform their kung fu moves.
Enjoy anything and everything from sushi, Chinese to a variety of meaty and seafood platters. Smack!!! This is Japanese delicacy at its best.
11. Alcatraz E.R. | Tokyo
You might never wish to know what it is to be put into prison is. Do you? You might get some hint at the Alcatraz ER, a prison-themed restaurant located in Tokyo. For a few hours, you can spend an evening acting and dining like a convict.
Guests are handcuffed and escorted to their respective cells. A nurse goes around serving and demanding that you finish your food. Among the grim surrounding and dim lights, the experience is something you might not forget.
12. Colonial Tram Car Restaurant | Melbourne
We take you to Melbourne and make you dine in a first-of-its-kind Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. Choose from an expansive menu, eat, and enjoy a city tour unlike any.
The sights and the flavour will surely enthral you as you relish your favourite dish and sip authentic Australian wine. You can choose 4-course meal, 3-course, and a 5-course meal of your choice.
13. Labassin Waterfall Restaurant | Philippines
If you want to act crazy and wish the same for others then this Labassin Waterfall Restaurant in the Philippines is the best choice. While everybody is busy eating, talking and having fun, you are placed in the calf-deep waters that flow out from a gigantic indoor waterfall.
The force is intense, cool, and unique. Speaking of the Filipino flavours, the dishes are out-of-the-world. Already tempted to go? Enjoy Holiday Desire advantage when you book all-inclusive holidays.
14. Grotta Palazzese Hotel Restaurant | Italy
It’s romantic and intriguing at the same time. The Grotta Palazzese hotel restaurant in Italy allows you to dine with spectacular views carved into a limestone cave in Southern Italy. Order your choicest dish, soak up the views of the Adriatic Sea, and capture the rugged cliffs splashed by waves; you just might forget to leave!
15. O’Naturel | Pais
Fancy eating on Haute culinary delights purely naked? Now, this will get a little surreal! A new restaurant in Paris will get you uncovered. Famed as the city’s first nudist restaurant, O’Naturel was opened in October 2017. Two brothers worked it out and saw this as an opportunity for a unique dining experience.
After diners enter, they remove their clothes in the changing room. The staff collects cellphones and cameras to secure diners from obscene clicks. The menu is purely French including foie gras, escargot and other lip-smacking dishes. Now, dare to go naked?
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