The World's Most Unusual Restaurants

Dine on a Toilet

Location: Taiwan
Check out my story about this toilet-themed restaurant.

What Makes It Unique:

In Taiwan's most recent hit theme restaurant, (named after the Chinese word Matong, meaning toilet), customers sit on actual commodes. It has been so popular, that the owner Eric Wang, 26 has opened a second branch just seven months after the first.

Similar Toilet Themed Restaurant: Modern Toilet (Taipei)

Supporting Safe Sex

Eatery: Cabbages & Condoms
Location: Bangkok

What Makes It Unique:
Dedicated to birth control and AIDS awareness, the name signifies the owner's belief that condoms should be as accessible as produce in Thailand. Condoms and sex toys are a major part of the decor. And all diners get a condom with coffee, instead of an after-dinner mint.

Road Kill With That?

Linger Lodge
Location: Bradenton, Fla.

What Makes It Unique:
With menu items like "Bag-N-Gag," "Chunk O' Skunk" and "Swirl of Squirrel," it's no wonder that Al Roker named it one of the top five weirdest restaurants in the country. If you're a fan of taxidermy, you'll love the decor. Stuffed dead animals reign supreme.

Have Fun in Bed

Eatery: B.E.D. Restaurant
Location: Miami, Fla.

What Makes It Unique:
Diners at B.E.D. ("Beverage, Entertainment and Dining") lounge in beds and eat from bamboo trays. It caters to the highly fashionable, club-going crowd.

Similar Bed Theme Restaurants: Bed Scene (Manila, Philippines), Duvet (New York)

Dine in the Dark

Eatery: Dans le Noir?
Location: Paris, London & Moscow

What Makes It Unique:
According to the Website, it offers "a unique human and sensory experience of a dinner in the pitch dark." The dark room (in London) seats sixty people. Dans le Noir? also has a lit bar and a lounge allowing a cocktail before and after dinner.

Food on a Nude

Hadaka Sushi
Location: Hollywood, Calif.

What Makes It Unique:
Two words: body sushi or "nyotaimori" -- the practice of eating sashimi or sushi from the body of a woman. However, at Hadaka Sushi, guests can choose either a female or male "serving dish." And don't worry the food is served on banana leaves and never touches the model's skin.

Hospital Food

Eatery: D.S. Music Restaurant
Location: Taipei

What Makes It Unique:
Don't be misled by the name, D.S. Music is more about its hospital motif, then its musical offerings. "Nurses" and "doctors" serve you and whatever you choose to eat can be washed down with Vodka Punch, served in an IV hanging from the ceiling.

Similar Hospital Themed Restaurants: Aurum (Singapore),

Ice Baby

Location: Sweden

What Makes It Unique:
While the entire hotel is actually made from ice, fortunately for diners, the restaurant is not. However, for an artic feel, the ice theme is carried through by serving many dishes on ice plates.

Choose What To Pay

Terra Bite Lounge
Location: Kirkland, Wa.

What Makes It Unique:
The owners of Terra Bite describe themselves as an upscale voluntary payment cafe/deli. The Website says: "Patrons choose what to pay, and are encouraged to pay what they would elsewhere." They also "cheerfully serve" those that cannot pay.

Just For Two

Location: Vacone, Italy

What Makes It Unique:
If you are a romantic at heart, and visiting Italy, you'll want to book a reservation at SOLO PER DUE -- or "Just for Two." It's billed as the smallest restaurant in the world. It has only one table and serves just two people.

For The Trekkies

Eatery: Quark's
Location: Las Vegas

What Makes It Unique:
Part of 'Start Trek: The Experience' in Vegas, Quark's Bar & Restaurant is a Cardassian-themed experience. "Dine in the midst of a gigantic star field with life-size spacecraft hover above, while true-to-space details are everywhere, including a Plasma Plate wall."

Be Nice To The Ninja

Eatery: NINJA New York
Location: New York City

What Makes It Unique:
Be served by Ninjas, as you dine among a recreation of two 18th-century Japanese villages, Iga and Kouga, the birthplace of Ninja warrior lore. The restaurant is made up of a mysterious labryinth of 22 different rooms.

Dine With Gangsters

Eatery: Tommy Gun's Garage
Location: Chicago

What Makes It Unique:
Step into this "speakeasy" and you'll be transported back to the Roaring Twenties complete with gangsters, flappers, silent movies and hooch. If you go, expect a police raid -- the audience becomes part of the dinner theater action.

Acrophobics Beware:

Eatery: Dinner in the Sky
Location: Belgium

What Makes It Unique:
For the most adventurous diners out there, Dinner in the Sky can be rented for 22 people on an 8 hours basis. The event can be organized anywhere, for example: a golf court, public place, race track, castle, vineyard or historical site.

Undersea Eating

Eatery: Ithaa Undersea
Location: Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa

What Makes It Unique:
Ithaa -- which means "pearl" -- sits five meters below sea level in the Indian Ocean. The aquarium -style restaurant allows you to take in 360 degree views of reef and marine life. The restaurant is small (only seats 12) and children are only allowed at lunch, if at all.

The Mad Scientist

Eatery: Moto
Location: Chicago

What Makes It Unique:
Known for the Asian-influenced avant-garde cuisine of Chef Homaro Cantu, the menu at Moto features dishes that incorporate unusual elements such as edible paper and liquid nitrogen. If you go, look forward to eating your menu (literally) and smelling your utensils.

source: Mini review by: walletpop

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  1. Amazing! Thanks for the List and the cool Photos!

  2. hi~ thanks for visiting my kim blog.

    those are interesting! i saw on tv about that toilet restaurant...and food on a!

    great blog! keep posting..btw, care for a link-ex?

  3. what a fabulous list! Now which one should a dirty shank sister visit first?

  4. oh my i love the just for 2 resto and the resto with the underwater theme.


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