The 25 Weirdest Restaurants in the World

Dining out is one of life’s great pleasures. But wouldn’t it be better if your food was delivered by a waiter on a zip-wire? Or how about if you could eat in a tree? Featuring  cats, toilets, giraffes and condoms, we’ve rounded up the most ludicrous restaurants the world has to offer. Dinner in a prison anyone?

1) Izakaya Kayabuki, Japan

A lot of waiters get paid peanuts, but can you say that you’ve actually been served by a monkey?

2) Redwoods Treehouse, New Zealand

How did they get planning permission for this?

Redwoods Treehouse Image source: Architecture Linked

Redwoods Treehouse
Image source: Architecture Linked

3) New Lucky restaurant, India

If you own property on the site of a cemetery with coffins everywhere, the logical thing to do is clearly to build a restaurant around the dead.

New Lucky Restaurant Image source: The Mirror

New Lucky Restaurant
Image source: The Mirror

4) Cabbages and Condoms, Thailand

This man has a condom on his head. This restaurant is condom-themed. Each to their own I guess.

Cabbages & Condoms Image source: NY Daily News

Cabbages & Condoms
Image source: NY Daily News

5) Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium, London

It wouldn’t be the internet without a cat video…

6) Modern Toilet, Taiwan

I’m sure there’s a good reason for this. Maybe.

Modern Toilet Image source: The FHD

Modern Toilet
Image source: The FHD

7) Ithaa Maldives

Because eating dinner above sea level is just so last year.

Ithaa photo by: Conrad Resorts

Ithaa
photo by: Conrad Resorts

8) Kraton Flying Chicken Restaurant, Bangkok

Chickens are set on fire, catapulted through the air and skewered on the spiked helmets of unicycle-riding waiters. Do not try this in your local fried chicken establishment.

9) Dinner in the sky, various

We’re all thinking it: where are the toilets?

Dinner in the Sky Image source: Dinner in the Sky

Dinner in the Sky
Image source: Dinner in the Sky

10) Giraffe Manor, Kenya

“Excuse me waiter, there’s a giraffe in my soup.”

Giraffe Manor Image source: Kool Rooms

Giraffe Manor
Image source: Kool Rooms

11) Dans le Noir, London

At this unusual restaurant, diners eat in the dark. A great game is to sneak out halfway through and leave your dad talking to himself.

Dans Le Noir Image source: Triptease

Dans Le Noir
Image source: Triptease

12) Twin Stars Diner, Moscow

Yep, all the staff are identically dressed twins. Nope, no idea why.

13) Fortezza Medicea Restaurant, Italy

A restaurant in a prison, where food is served by actual inmates. I imagine porridge is on the menu.

Fortezza Medicea Restaurant, Italy Image source: BBC

Fortezza Medicea Restaurant, Italy
Image source: BBC

14) Disaster Café, Spain

What’s more normal than eating dinner in an earthquake simulator?

15) Bunga Bunga, London

Enter through an Italian phonebox into a bizarre Silvio Berlusconi-themed restaurant. Inappropriate remarks and questionable politics optional.

Bunga Bunga Image source: Pure Consult

Bunga Bunga
Image source: Pure Consult

16) Le refuge des fondus, Paris

Eat fondu, climb over the table and drink wine out of a baby bottle. Freud would have a field day.

17) Flash Sushi, various

Pop-ups where you eat sushi off a naked woman. Not one for a family get-together.

Flash Sushi Image source: Flash Sushi

Flash Sushi
Image source: Flash Sushi

18) Restophone, France

Phones on every table allow you to flirt with fellow diners.  Not one for date night.

19) Royal Dragon, Thailand

At the 5,000 seat Royal Dragon, the flying waiters will rush your dinner to you – on a zipwire. That probably deserves a tip.

20) Bau Haus Dog Café , South Korea

I like dogs. I like cake. Perfect.

Bau Haus, Seoul Image source: Never-ending Footsteps

Bau Haus, Seoul
Image source: Never-ending Footsteps

21) Ellen’s Stardust Diner, USA

If music be the food of love and all that… waiters singing showtunes whilst guests eat burgers might not be what Shakespeare had in mind, but it’s certainly different.  (For another quirky singalong, try Bel Canto  in London)

Ellen's Stardust Diner Image Source: thekams.wordpress.com

Ellen’s Stardust Diner
Image Source: thekams.wordpress.com

22) Kinderkookkafe, Amsterdam

Everything in this place is cooked and served by children. How adorable. But is it just me or is there something really creepy about this photo?

kinderkookkafe Image source: When On Earth

kinderkookkafe
Image source: When On Earth

23) Dalu Robot Restaurant, China

What’s the etiquette for tipping a robot waiter?

24) Conflict Kitchen

A picture speaks a thousand words. After seeing this picture, I have no words.

Conflict Kitchen Image source: Conflict Kitchen

Conflict Kitchen
Image source: Conflict Kitchen

25) Bawabet Dimashq, Syria

The largest restaurant in the world at 215,000 square feet with 6,014 seats. The entire population of the Falkland Islands could fit in there twice.

Bawabet Dimashq
Image source: Global Fare

Bawabet Dimashq
Image source: Global Fare

 

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