Here’s a list of 20 most weird and unusual restaurants around the world. I bet you, if given a chance you will love to visit them in your lifetime.
1. ‘S BAGGERS RESTAURANT, NUREMBERG, GERMANY
This waiter-less restaurant serves dishes on a system of trails on which the ordered meals are transported from the kitchen directly to the guests at their tables.
Food is ordered by touch screen, and the team at the kitchen takes over.
Meals are covered and strapped well on to the trails so that dishes don’t go flying across. Items such as soups are served in bottles that can be poured into bowls at the table.
2. MODERN TOILET RESTAURANT, TAIPEI, TAIWAN
This restaurant gives the saying ‘hot into the pot’ a whole new meaning. If most restaurants prefer hiding the toilet-bowl away from site, here it’s all at the centre of it all. Dishes are served in mini toilet bowls and bedpans, ice-cream the shape of poo will get you salivating, as long as you can disassociate the visual from the taste.
3. RED SEA STAR UNDERWATER RESTAURANT, EILAT, ISRAEL
Watch the fish while they watch you eat fish. Well, as gross as it sounds, it’s actually quite marvelous when you think that you’re eating your meal under the sea. Plus, you can always order steak instead!
4. UNDERSEA RESTAURANT, SANYA, CHINA
Another undersea restaurant, this one draws 6,000 cubic square water from an ocean and includes more than 400 kinds of marine organisms
If watching the fish isn’t calm enough, while in Sanya — the birthplace of Taoism — visit the Taoist Fairyland Park. It’s said to be magical!
5. NINJA NEW YORK, NEW YORK
A meal here is anything but peaceful. With ninjas flying in from all directions, including creeping out of cupboards while you’re eating or jumping right at you as you head towards the washroom, a reservation here is definitely not for the faint-hearted.
6. DINNER IN THE SKY, WORLDWIDE
This concept dining experience has you wining-and-dining hundreds of feet up in the air. An experience of a lifetime, you can choose a VIP event of only 22 people or go up to a party of 350. There’s even an option of sky-high live entertainment, should you so wish.
7. CHODOVAR BREWERY AND SPA, CHODOVA PLANA, CZECH REPUBLIC
Waiters bring beer lovers pints of locally brewed pilsner at the Chodovar Brewery and spa. In the Czech Republic, renowned world-wide for its healing mineral waters at Carlsbad and other spas, owners of the Chodovar brewery have opened beer baths.
Girls relax, one taking a beer bath, both drinking a pint of Czech beer in a herbal beer spa, the latest Czech ‘therapeutic’ offering the country’s first ‘beer spa’. Owners of the town’s Chodovar brewery, still producing along artisanal lines, launched the beer baths with the target of tempting tourists to their new hotel rather than boosting production.
The bath consists of water and mineral water IL-SANO, but the major ingredient is the traditionally produced dark beer that’s made by the family brewery.
8. GOOFY’S KITCHEN, ANAHEIM, USA
It’s a magical kingdom where your favourite fairytale characters bring you your favourite food. Here you have Alice from Alice in Wonderland serving guests at Goofy’s Kitchen.
9. NEKOROBI CAT CAFÉ, TOKYO, JAPAN
Nekorobi cat café is one of many cat cafés, where people can spend time with their favourite cat for about $10 an hour. These establishments are now getting more popular with people living in urban areas.
The regular customers are mainly in their 20s-30s and think of being with cats as therapeutic or people who cannot afford to have pets full time. Some visitors come to the cat café three times a week.
10. CABBAGES AND CONDOMS, BANGKOK, THAILAND
Cabbages and Condoms restaurant is owned by prominent family planning and AIDS campaigner Mechai Veravaidya. Here, customers are offered condoms instead of mints after their meal
The restaurant was started by Meechai Viravaidya, chief AIDS campaigner in Thailand and director of the Population and Community Development Association whose offices are housed next door to this restaurant. Meechai is so well known for his work promoting condom use to help slow the spread of AIDS, that condoms are known in Thailand as ‘Meechais’. The profits from this restaurant go towards Meechai’s AIDS prevention schemes.
There are several branches of the restaurant across Thailand, and between all the clear messaging, the mouthfuls of food are also said to be quite worth the monies.
11. CHRISTON CAFÉ, TOKYO, JAPAN
Quite a rendition of Tokyo’s Lolita goth culture, the restaurant provides an interesting religious setting for the series of late-night fetish parties that it’s known for.
Try not to get intimidated by the imposing gothic Catholic decor, as you settle into a light-hearted evening banter and sumptuous meal with friends. Just sneak in moments to soak in the gorgeously painted ceiling, gargoyles on the walls, a giant chandelier of crucifixes and enjoy, because even the presentation of the food can be quite a performance at times.
12. HEART ATTACK GRILL RESTAURANT, LAS VEGAS, USA
With a name like that, you’d imagine it wouldn’t get a lot of business. Well, wrong! With it’s high-calorie menu with deliberately provocative names coupled with waitresses in sexually provocative clothing, the restaurant is a hit with people coming in from across the globe
The hospital-themed restaurant has waitresses dressed up as nurses and patrons as patients, and the orders are called prescriptions.
Each ‘patient’ has to don a hospital gown before ordering, and those who don’t finish their meal get a paddling by one of the ‘nurses’. They also have an option to buy the paddle afterwards.
The Triple and Quadruple Bypass Burgers are advertised at the grill house. All of the menu is similarly named.
13. NEW LUCKY RESTAURANT, AHMEDABAD, INDIA
Share your cuppa with the dead at this restaurant, where the owner believes the graves on which the restaurant is built, are lucky for him. This bustling cafe in central Ahmedabad is famous for its milky tea, buttery rolls and the graves between the tables.
Another feature of this restaurant is an original painting by the world-renowned artist M.F. Husain that adorns its walls. Gifted to the owner by the painter himself — who used to sit here for hours during hus struggling days — the painting has received many bidders over the years, but the owner maintains that it isn’t for sale.
14. HOSPITALIS, RIGA, LATVIA
Another hospital-themed restaurant, this one has gone all-out — serving patrons in beakers and pans, and are supposed to be eaten with surgical instruments instead of a knife and a fork. There are rumours that it may have shut shop, so check before heading out!
The clinical decor of the place has been carefully done to provide the hospital-like feel, and apparently all the medical-related accessories have been provided by real hospitals.
Customers could also choose to be tied up in a straitjacket and have their meal spoon-fed to them by a nurse.
15. DANS LE NOIR, LONDON, ENGLAND
A novel concept where diners are served meals in complete darkness. Patrons must rely on their server for everything, including bathroom breaks.
Patrons are led by hand to their table at the restaurant, where even the menu is a surprise. All the management does is take dietary preferences, and after that the idea is to lose all control/choice over one’s meal and give oneself over to just experiencing it.
This concept restaurant currently has branches in nine cities — Hong Kong & Shanghai (China), Hyderabad (India), Singapore, Tokyo (Japan), Vienna (Austria), Frankfurt & Hamburg (Germany), and Milan (Italy).
16. MURU POP DOWN, LOHJA, FINLAND
Playing on the concept of “pop-up eateries”, diners had the experience of an upside-down restaurant — located 80 m (260 ft) underground, in a limestone mine in the small, southern town of Lohja, 60 km west of Helsinki. This was in 2012, but the concept may be tried again.
The 64-seat restaurant, with long, shiny wooden tables lit by candles served a four-course meal, including drinks and transportation down to the mine and back up.
17. MAGIC RESTROOM CAFE, CITY OF INDUSTRY, CALIFORNIA, USA
Again a toilet/bathroom-themed restaurant — inspired from Modern Toilet in Taiwan — this one can accomodate 68 customers on ceramic toilet seats. The cafe offers speciality noodle dishes, Boba drinks and variety of desserts.
Here customers have the option of two types of toilet seating — standard Western or squat.
18. A380 IN-FLIGHT KITCHEN, TAIPEI, TAIWAN
If you’re afraid of flying, then this just might be the next best thing — with definitely better food than the one you’re served on actual flights! Imagine a flight without security checks, turbulence or even ticketing. More importantly, there’s more than just fish or chicken for dinner. Right from waitresses dressed as flight attendants, to some of the plastic trays in which the food is served, everything is designed to give customers an in-flight experience of an A380.
The food served is thankfully much more varied than what’s served on flights, with a wide range of Western fare to choose from. There’s even a private dining option available.
But if you’d like to catch a real flight to Taiwan, why not start your search on MSN Flight Search
19. HAOHAI ROBOT RESTAURANT, HARBIN, CHINA
At this unique restaurant, robots deliver dishes to customers. Opened in June 2012, the restaurant has gained fame in using a total of 20 robots, which range in heights of 1.3-1.6 m, to cook meals and deliver dishes.
Along with robots, there are regular cosplay shows — basically shows with “costume play” outfits interacting with robots and other characters. Cosplay is popular in Japan, where participants wear costumes and accessories to represent characters.
The robots can work continuously for five hours after a two-hour charge, and are able to display over 10 expressions on their faces and say basic welcoming sentences to customers.
20. THE GIRAFFE MANOR, KENYA, NAIROBI
On the outskirts of Nairobi, the centre is a popular tourist destination. The most fascinating thing about Giraffe Manor is not its beautiful façade or elegant interiors: it’s the herd of resident Rothschild giraffe. These beautiful creatures often visit morning and evening, poking their long necks into the windows in the hope of a treat, before retreating to their forest sanctuary.
THE GIRAFFE MANOR, KENYA, NAIROBI
There are usually 10 adult giraffes at the centre. When old enough, offspring are sent to other parks. While there, stroll across the lawn to the AFEW Giraffe Centre to learn about the endangered Rothschild Giraffe and take a guided walk in the sanctuary or visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and adopt a baby elephant. Who said eating was single-activity affair?