Let’s face it, going to dinner can get repetitive and boring. No matter how much you love food, you can get in kind of a restaurant rut. You can grow tired of the normal routine of ordering your drinks, ordering your food, yawn, yawn, yawn. If you’re looking to spice up your dining experience, then you absolutely must go to these bizarrely themed and oddly placed restaurants across the world. It will surely kick your restaurateur experience up a notch.
Located 16 feet below sea level at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island in the Republic of Maldives, Ithaa is was the world´s first undersea restaurant. Providing not only delicious luxury meals but also incredible panoramic undersea views, the restaurant has a capacity of just 14 people.
This restaurant in Thailand allows guests to sit in a private birds nest in a tree. The tree nests hung 16 feet above the ground are served by waiters who use a zip line to deliver the food and drinks. A typical dinner for two costs about 450 USD but eating in a bird´s nest should be worth it.
Many of these restaurants have been popping up around the world, the most popular being in London. Once you manage to suppress the dominant sense of sight, you will enter a whole new world scented with amazing smell of delicious meals made from high quality ingredients. Blind guides are at your disposal to lead you through this unique and tasty experience.
The staff at Dick’s Last Resort restaurant are trained to be as rude to their customers as they can be. The staff makes you wear dunce hats and insults you and then at the end you have to pay for your meal and tip the staff.
If you want to experience what it was like to eat in the 15th century, there is no better place than the Medieval Tavern in Prague, Czech Republic. Furnished to resemble taverns in the middle ages with wooden tables, benches and ceramic pottery; the tavern offers a unique dining experience. If you cannot decide on a meal from the medieval menu, waiters and waitresses in costumes from the old days will help you.
China had cornered the market on the cliff dining experience. Located in the Happy Valley of Xiling Gorge in the Hubei Province, China, the Fangweng hanging restaurant offers a breathtaking view of its natural surroundings to adventurers brave enough to set foot in it.
A restaurant in the Netherlands has decided that one is the loneliest number and people should eat that way. The only tables in the restaurant are tables for one just make you more comfortable eating alone.
Once a month, Clothing Optional Dinners, a dining club in Manhattan, New York, hosts a bizarre naked dinning party. Founded by nudist activist John J. Ordover, the event has several rules including: diners must bring something to sit on (for example a towel) and that the staff must always stay clothed.
Forget boring AC to cool you down when having your lunch in a restaurant. Get refreshed by a crystal clear waterfall located in your immediate proximity. To enjoy this unmatched romantic setting, you have to visit San Pablo City in Philippines.
Opened in Paris in 1999, the Bel Canto restaurant employs opera singers as waiters and waitresses, creating an original combination of fine dining and the theatrical excitement of an opera house. The singers usually work in groups of four, and every 15 minutes, a different opera aria is performed.
This Taiwanese, hospital themed restaurant is a great place to enjoy dinner if you long to be surrounded by hospital apparatus. Waitresses wear nurse uniforms, ables are made from metal hospital beds, drinks are served in IV bottles and walls are decorated with X-ray scans.
As shocking as it may sound, Guo Li Zhuang is a restaurant brand that specializes in dishes prepared from the genitals of male animals. You have a wide variety of species to choose from such as horse, ox, donkey, dog, deer, goat, sheep, or even snakes.
The Heart Attack Grill is not for the health guru in us. They serve up greasy, high calorie meals that are devoid of any vegetables. The owner even advises customer to never come to the restaurant because, and I quote, “it is bad for you.”
This sushi restaurant in Japan started off as a joke until one chef saw it as an opportunity to fill a niche need. This restaurant serves microscopic plates of sushi that will definitely NOT fill you up.
This restaurant in Brooklyn, NY features nothing special in terms of menu items but it is unique because the owner of the restaurant requires customers to eat in silence. So go visit “Eat” in Brooklyn if you hate talking to your friends.
Japan is known for its crazy technological advances and the hubbub around their largest city, Tokyo. Well, if you are looking to have your food served to you by monkeys, you’ll have to travel to Utsunomiya. The restaurant’s owner, Otsuka, reported that he never initially taught the monkeys; they learned the work just from watching him. Nowadays, the monkeys are certified by the local authorities to work in the tavern, and they are well appreciated by customers, who tip them with soya beans.
A restaurant in Spain decided that it was imperative for customers to dine while experiencing an artificial 7.8 magnitude earthquake. This makes for a lot of spilled drinks and food but no major injuries have been reported yet.
In Finland you can have quite a cool dining experience, literally! Located north of the Arctic Circle, the Ice Restaurant’s interior is made entirely from ice. For obvious reasons, the restaurant only serves cold meals such as Lappish potato soup with cold smoked salmon, tender reindeer, and game meatballs served with vodka-lingonberry jelly.
Dinner in the Sky is a Belgian project allowing people to enjoy their dinner while dangling thousands of feet above their favorite city. A crane lifts a table seating up to 22 diners strapped into their seats high above the ground, offering them breathtaking views and a unique dining experience.
You know what, maybe I’ll just stick with regular dining. Especially after reading about that poop restaurant. No thank you!