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The most unusual restaurants in the world

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There are many unique and unusual restaurants around the world that offer diners an unusual and unforgettable experience.

Here are some of the weirdest restaurants in the world:

Lainio Snow Village Ice Restaurant (Kemijärvi, Finland)

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As the name suggests, the Lainio Snow Village Ice Restaurant is a unique dining establishment located in Kemijärvi, Finland. The entire Snow Village, including the restaurant, is crafted from natural ice and snow. The architecture is intricate and stunning, with ice sculptures, ice walls, and beautifully carved decorations. This restaurant needs to be rebuilt every season. The tables, chairs, and even some of the serving dishes are made of ice. The Snow Village is known for its impressive ice and snow art installations, which often have a theme that changes each year. These sculptures and decorations create a magical and otherworldly atmosphere. The guests are provided thermal clothing, fur blankets and hot drinks to keep them warm in the sub-zero temperatures.

The restaurant serves traditional Finnish and Lapland dishes like reindeer, salmon, Arctic char, and other regional specialities. In addition to the food, the restaurant also has an ice bar where guests can enjoy drinks served in glasses made from ice. It’s a great place to try unique cocktails in a frozen setting. Dining at the Lainio Snow Village Ice Restaurant is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The setting and ambience make it an ideal place for special occasions, such as weddings, anniversaries, or just a memorable night out.

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The Snow Village is usually open from late December to April, depending on weather and rebuilt each year, so the experience can vary from season to season.

Ninja New York (New York City, USA)

Located in New York City, this themed restaurant with waiters and waitresses dressed like ninja warriors transports diners to a mysterious and theatrical world inspired by Japanese ninja folklore. The restaurant is designed to resemble a ninja village, complete with dimly lit corridors, secret passageways, and decor that elevates the guests back in a time capsule to the feudal-era Japanese era. The waiters dressed like ninjas perform magic tricks and illusions at the table, creating an entertaining and interactive dining experience. The menu includes a fusion of Japanese and international dishes like sushi, sashimi, tempura, and other unique dishes.

 The highlights include various private dining options, hidden alcoves and semi-private dining rooms, for special occasions and group gatherings. Besides food, the Ninja restaurant provides entertainment in the form of ninja-themed performances, such as magic tricks, acrobatics, and other surprises that are sure to delight guests.

Modern Toilet Restaurant (Taipei, Taiwan)

The theme of this restaurant located in Taipei, Taiwan is toilets. As such, there are toilet-shaped chairs and tables, and even food is served in miniature toilet-shaped bowls. The decor includes toilet seats, urinals, and other bathroom elements. The interior is designed to resemble a bathroom. The tables resemble bathtubs, chairs look like toilets and sinks are used as dining tables. The menu includes Taiwanese and Asian cuisine, such as hot pots, noodles, and rice dishes. Some of the unconventional food items on the menu may include poop-shaped chocolate ice cream.

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The restaurant was founded as a small toilet-themed ice cream shop by a former banker named Wang Zi-Wei in 2004 but later expanded into a full-fledged restaurant after its unexpected success. Even today many people visit the restaurant for the unique experience and to take photos of the unconventional surroundings. Over the years, many toilet restaurants have come up throughout Taiwan and other countries, including Hong Kong and Malaysia. On the whole, the Toilet Restaurant is a hit among people of all ages and a great place to go for dinner with family and friends.

The Clinic (Singapore)

This unique bar and restaurant located in the heart of Singapore’s Clarke Quay district is designed like a hospital. Its staff dressed as doctors and nurses serve food in syringes, test tubes, and other medical equipment. To give a realistic touch to the theme, the restaurant has wheelchairs, hospital beds and operating lights for a more realistic dining experience.

The Clinic was known for its creative and innovative cocktails, served in a variety of medical-themed vessels, such as IV bags, syringes, and beakers. The unique menu also included dishes like “The Patient’s Special” (a burger served on a syringe bun) and “The Nurse’s Delight” (a cocktail made with blood orange juice and vodka). The Clinic was a popular spot for both tourists and locals alike and was a great place to go for a unique dining experience but unfortunately, it closed down in 2021.

The Disaster Café (Spain)

The Disaster Café located in Lloret de Mar, Spain was known for its thrilling and somewhat chaotic dining experience and simulated natural disasters while enjoying their meals. Conceptually the restaurant was designed to replicate the ambiance and chaos of an earthquake, complete with shaking floors, falling objects, and dim lighting.

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The main attraction of the Disaster Café was its earthquake simulation. Customers were required to wear helmets and sign waivers before entering to ensure their safety during the experience. The menu featured a variety of international dishes and cocktails but food was not meant to be a major attraction as the main draw was the earthquake simulation. The restaurant also had live dancers and performers, to add to the overall chaotic atmosphere. However, the Disaster Café eventually closed down in 2021 due to financial difficulties.

Cabbages & Condoms (Bangkok, Thailand)

Cabbages & Condoms – a well-known restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand is a popular dining establishment dedicated to promoting safe sex and AIDS awareness. The restaurant supports various charitable causes related to sexual health education, family planning, and AIDS prevention. Part of the restaurant’s profits goes toward these causes. The concept behind the restaurant is to create a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere, similar to what one might feel when using a condom – safe, comfortable, and without worries. The restaurant’s interior is adorned with colourful and playful decorations. You can find various condom-themed art pieces, sculptures, and decor elements throughout the restaurant.

The restaurant serves a range of traditional and contemporary Thai dishes like pad Thai, green curry, and tom yum soup, as well as seafood and meat dishes. The menu includes dishes like “Condom Crabs” and “Safe Sex Salad.” Over the years the restaurant has opened several branches not only in Bangkok but also in other parts of Thailand, including Pattaya and Chiang Mai.

Opaque Restaurant

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It is a unique restaurant where guests are expected to eat food in complete darkness and are blindfolded to make them focus on the taste and smell of the food without being distracted by the surroundings. Even the waiters are visually impaired but specially trained to navigate and serve in complete darkness, relying on their sense of touch. Patrons usually choose their meals from pre-selected options before entering the dark dining room. The guests generally don’t know exactly what they are eating until they taste it.

Opaque Restaurants can be found in many cities all over the world, though the menu and overall experience may vary from one location to another. The concept is often designed to challenge diners’ preconceptions about food, dining, and sensory perception, making it a memorable and thought-provoking culinary adventure.

New Lucky Restaurant (Ahmedabad, India)

It is a unique and unconventional restaurant built around a centuries-old Muslim cemetery. The graves are covered with glass tabletops and the guest eat their meals sitting directly above the graves. The owner of the restaurant, Krishnan Kutti came up with the theme of the restaurant when he purchased the land and discovered the graves. Rather than disturb the graves, he opted to preserve them and create a restaurant.

The restaurant serves a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian Indian and Chinese dishes. This restaurant is known for its unique dining experience where the guests are made to sit on beds and served food on metal plates placed on their laps. The restaurant also offers a special service where waiters feed guests by hand.

Ithaa Undersea Restaurant (Rangali Island, Maldives)

Ithaa Undersea Restaurant (Rangali Island, Maldives) is named after the Maldivian word for “mother of pearl”. It was the world’s first underwater restaurant when it opened in 2005 at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island resort in the Alif Dhaal Atoll of the Republic of Maldives.

The underwater restaurant located 16 feet below the surface of the Indian Ocean, offers panoramic views of marine life. The structure is made of transparent acrylic, allowing guests a breathtaking view of the surrounding coral reef and marine life. The diners get a 360-degree view of the surrounding coral reef while eating their meals inside a glass tunnel. The menu features fresh seafood dishes.

It is a relatively small and intimate restaurant with a capacity of around 14 guests, making it a perfect location for special occasions, romantic dinners, or simply a unique dining adventure.

Heart Attack Grill (Las Vegas, USA)

The Heart Attack Grill is a unique hamburger in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA known for its over-the-top, indulgent menu items and provocative unhealthy cuisine with high-calorie, high-fat, and high-sugar items. This restaurant designed like a hospital has scantily clad waitresses dressed up like nurses who refer to customers as “patients.” The diners are given hospital gowns to wear before eating.

The Heart Attack Grill is famous for its extreme menu items, such as the “Single Bypass Burger,” “Double Bypass Burger,” “Triple Bypass Burger,” and “Quadruple Bypass Burger,” which vary in the number of beef patties and bacon slices. The Quadruple Bypass Burger, which is a four-pound burger with four slices of cheese, 20 strips of bacon, and a fried egg is known to contain thousands of calories, and customers who finish one are celebrated. There have been reports of “patients” experiencing health issues while attempting to consume these large meals. The restaurant serves high-calorie side dishes, including “Flatliner Fries” cooked in lard and “Butterfat Milkshakes.”

The original Heart Attack Grill was located in Tempe, Arizona, but gained widespread recognition after relocating to Las Vegas. It has since been a popular tourist attraction on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas.

Dinner in the Sky (Various locations)

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This restaurant offers a unique dining experience to people strapped into chairs and suspended 150 feet in the air.  “Dinner in the Sky” is a unique and exhilarating dining experience that takes place in various locations around the world. The concept involves suspending a table with diners and a team of chefs high above the ground, often using a crane or other specialized equipment. The main attraction of Dinner in the Sky is the dining table, which is securely attached to a platform and then lifted high into the air. Depending on the location and setup, the platform can be raised to various heights, ranging from 50 to 180 feet above the ground.

The diners are securely harnessed to their seats and can enjoy the multi-course gourmet meal prepared by the skilled chefs. The menu can vary widely depending on the location and the culinary expertise.

Dinner in the Sky is available in over 60 countries around the world, and each location offers stunning views of the surrounding area. For example, in Dubai, guests can enjoy dinner while overlooking the city skyline and the Burj Khalifa. In London, guests can dine while floating over the River Thames. And in Paris, guests can enjoy a meal with a view of the Eiffel Tower.

Dinner in the Sky is a popular tourist attraction, and ideally suited for corporate events and weddings.

Robot Restaurant (Tokyo, Japan)

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This one-of-a-kind hi-tech restaurant is known for its over-the-top shows, robots, lasers, and unique cocktails. The Restaurant has futuristic decor, with neon lights, colourful decorations, and a dazzling array of robotic and technological elements.  

The main attraction at the Robot Restaurant is the elaborate and energetic robot shows that take place throughout the evening. These shows feature a variety of robots, performers, and dancers, all decked out in flashy costumes and accompanied by loud music and special effects. The performances are a mix of traditional Japanese elements and modern pop culture references.

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While enjoying the robot shows, guests can order food and drinks from a menu that typically includes a selection of Japanese and international dishes.

The Robot Restaurant has become a popular tourist attraction in Tokyo, drawing visitors from around the world who are eager to witness the unique combination of technology, entertainment, and Japanese pop culture.

Alcatraz E.R. (Japan)

Alcatraz E.R. was a themed restaurant located in the basement of the Daiichi Hotel Annex building in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan It was an unconventional restaurant known for its prison hospital theme and bizarre, and eerie dining experience. The restaurant was designed to resemble a prison hospital, complete with jail cells, padded walls, restraining devices, and medical equipment. The interior was intentionally dark, dimly lit, and decorated to create a creepy and unsettling atmosphere. The restaurant’s staff, and bartenders, are dressed up as prison guards, nurses, and scientists.

The guests were handcuffed and led to their cell, which was a small booth with a table and chairs. The staff would then take their orders and serve them food and drinks through a small window in the door.

To enhance the overall experience the menu at Alcatraz E.R. included dishes you’d find in a prison and cocktails were served in syringes or test tubes. Unfortunately, Alcatraz E.R. closed its doors in 2018 due to financial difficulties.

Devil Island Prison Restaurant (China)

Devil Island Prison is a restaurant designed to look like a prison or detention centre, complete with jail cells, and decor that replicates the look and feel of a correctional facility. The guests are handcuffed and led to their cells by waiters dressed as prison guards.

The menu at Devil Island Prison Restaurant includes creatively themed dishes and drinks. These offerings may be presented in ways that evoke a prison or punishment theme, with names and presentations that match the concept.

The restaurant’s website claims that it offers a “unique and immersive dining experience” that allows guests to “learn about the history of Devil’s Island and the prisoners who were held there.” However, the website also states that the restaurant is “not for the faint of heart” and that it is “not suitable for children or people who are easily offended.”

These are just a few examples of the world’s weirdest restaurants. Each offers a distinctive dining experience that goes far beyond the food itself, making them memorable destinations for adventurous diners.

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