Try Eating Here: 10 Bizarre Themed Restaurants

try eating at these restaurants: 10 bizarre restaurants with unique themes
Adrian Chew
Adrian Chew

Kickstart your summer season with a dining experience that you can’t find in any ordinary cafe or restaurant. Holiday season is not just about visiting major attractions around the world, but it is also the best time to hunt for delicious and weird food. You will never imagine that such restaurants actually do exist. Whether you are a foodie, a food blogger or an ordinary local or tourist, this is the best time to explore something quirky yet unique. There are various bizarre restaurants around the world and it is worth every minute exploring them.

1. HR Giger Bar, Switzerland

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This is the one and only bar in the world with such a terrifying architecture and bizarre experience. It is not just a bar but also a museum and anyone can visit this place as long as you are not the faint-hearted type of person. If you are a fan of the Alien series, this is the place for you. After all, the bar is designed by Alien designer, H.R. Giger. Do not worry as you will not get chased down by the Xenomorph.

Upon entering the bar you will see a cavernous, skeletal structure covered by double arches of vertebrae. It is similar to those alien spacecrafts you see in the movies. Everything from its walls, tables, chairs and interior décor are all alien-like and they are not of this world. Get ready to step into HR Giger Bar and you’ll get to drink at its bar too. It’s like an Alien vs Predator type of movie scene and you need to see, feel and experience it for yourself. Head over to Switzerland now to spend your day in this bar.

HR Giger Bar

Address: Rue du Château St. Germain 3, 1630 Greyerz, Switzerland

Website: HR Giger Bar

2. Modern Toilet Restaurant, Taiwan

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Fancy eating in a toilet bowl or drinking from a bathtub? It might sound gross but this restaurant In Taiwan is just too tempting. Everything here is decorated very well and instead of eating in the usual bowl, plate or clay pot, you get to taste a variety of food from the adorable potty, bathtub and toilet bowl. Get ready to experience a once in a lifetime unique dining experience.

From Modern Toilet Bread to Sichuan Spicy Hot Pot, this is an exciting place to eat. Even kids will love it too. The drinks and ice cream are also super weird too, served Modern Toilet style. There are a few restaurants with such themes in Taiwan and you can check them out too. Since it is a very popular restaurant, you need to book in advance.

Modern Toilet Restaurant

Address: Lane 50, Xining South Road, Taipei City, Taiwan

Website: Modern Toilet Restaurant

3. Ninja New York, USA

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Do you want to see a live Ninja show? How about eating like one? Now you can and you do not need to travel all the way to Japan. This ninja-themed restaurant is not your usual restaurant. It looks more like those hideout place for ninja assassins. Take your time to enjoy your sushi meal as well as other Japanese cuisine. The restaurant resembles a Ninja Village, just like those you can see in Japan.

While eating and drinking, you will get to see real life ninjas performing various stunts. They are much better than the Ninja Turtles. Apart from that, if you are a collector you can buy some ninja souvenirs too. Imagine yourself holding a ninja Lightning Sword or Ninja Star. If you plan to eat here, you must remember to book in advance as seats are limited. Also, bring your children along. They will love it!

Ninja New York

Address: 25 Hudson St, New York, NY 10013, USA

Website: Ninja New York

4. Chillout Ice Lounge (Ice Restaurant), UAE

Do you know that you can sip beer in Dubai? And it is not in a usual bar, but in an icy lounge? Chillout Ice Lounge, also known as Ice Restaurant, is a place to hang out, have fun, as well as have a drink. It is located in the famous Times Square Center shopping mall in Dubai. Everything in this lounge is made from ice. You must wear your winter clothing while inside because it is as cool as the winter season. The winter clothing is provided upon entering this place.

Experience subzero temperatures while admiring the various sculptures in this café. Imagine yourself having sandwiches and hot chocolate in this lounge. It is indeed a memorable experience and a sight to behold. Only in Dubai you can find such a place and not in other parts of the Middle East. What are you waiting for? Book your ticket and bring along your kids to this wonderland.

Chillout Ice Lounge (Ice Restaurant)

Address: G Floor, Times Square Center, Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Quoz, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Website: Chillout Ice Lounge

5. Labassin Waterfall Restaurant, Philippines

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Head over to Philippines this summer season and you will be surprised with what you will discover. Located in Villa Escudero Resort, San Pablo City, is a magnificent waterfall and it is not an ordinary waterfall. It is waterfall-themed restaurant. Be prepared to get wet and enjoy authentic local food at this restaurant. You do not need to wear any shoes, sandals, etc., as this restaurant is full of water. Since there is no air conditioner, the waterfall acts as the cooling system.

Explore the wonder of nature while you are here. While dining you might also get to see various music shows and traditional dances. It is a perfect spot for honeymooners as well as for dating. So bring your loved ones along. Depending on the weather, you might not be able to dine here if it does not permit. Reserve yourself a romantic dining experience while on holiday.

Labassin Waterfall Restaurant

Address: Dolores Rd, Tiaong, Quezon, Philippines

Website: Labassin Waterfall Restaurant

6. Alcatraz E.R, Japan

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The name of this restaurant is quite similar to the prison island in the United States of America. The difference is the themes. Alcatraz Island is well-known for its prison and many movies used it as a filming location. The one in Japan is a medical-prison themed restaurant, located in Shibuya. Here you will see the waiters and waitresses in their funny and weird costumes. It is not surprising as the country is famed for its cosplay. Ok, if you enter the restaurant it will be quite scary and spooky. It is more like a scene from The Walking Dead TV series. Get ready to eat in the prison and the food served is not common. Take note that this place is not suitable for kids as they might cry and be frightened by some of the things they see here!

From a juice, which is served with a banana carved to resemble a penis, to cocktails served out of bloody mannequin heads and syringes, you need to experience it for yourself and have fun here while eating here. While dining, diners will also be entertained by various shows by the nurses and clowns. You might be in for a surprise if they pick you, and you will either laugh or freak out as they perform experiments on you using fake giant syringes! You need to book in advance if you plan to dine here.

Alcatraz E.R

Address: 150-0043 Tokyo, Japan

Website: Alcatraz E.R

7. Redwoods Treehouse, New Zealand

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Time to eat like Tarzan and Ewoks! Too bad this restaurant is not available for individual or casual dining. It is only meant for private weddings, corporate events, product launches and work parties. At one time this restaurant can accommodate between 30 to 50 guests. It is located near Warkworth, on the northern side of Auckland. Bring your friends, family and colleagues and dine here. If you plan to get married or launch your product, it is an ideal place to do so, but you must book ahead. Enjoy a first-class dining experience in pod-shaped like treehouse!

Redwoods Treehouse

Address: 1415 State Highway 1, Warkworth 0983, New Zealand

Website: Redwoods Treehouse

8. Underwater Restaurant in Hurawalhi, Maldives

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Ever wondered what it is like having your meal underwater? Book a trip to the Maldives and dine in this unique restaurant. This romantic island is not just a place for honeymoon vacations, you can experience underwater dining too. It is after all the world’s largest underwater dining restaurant. Get ready to dine 5.8 meters (19.03 feet) below the sea. From vegetarian lunch to fine dining, you can enjoy it all here while looking at the marine life above you. Time for a change? You must explore the Maldives and have unique yet unforgettable moments at this underwater restaurant. Do note that you must book in advance to avoid disappointment!

Underwater Restaurant in Hurawalhi

Address: Laccadive Sea, Maldives

Website: Underwater Restaurant in Hurawalhi

9. Tombs Restaurant (New Lucky Restaurant), India

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Next up is Tombs Restaurant. It is located in Ahmedabad, India. Imagine yourself eating with the dead. So, what is so bizarre about this restaurant? It is not the food but the wooden coffins in the restaurant. Not many people know that Tombs Restaurant is actually located on a graveyard site. It is so eerie when you eat here, with the coffins next to you. It is also called New Lucky Restaurant and it is a popular hang out place for the locals. While you are in this restaurant, you will notice the coffins are surrounded by the iron grills next to each table. Get your camera ready and snap some pictures. You will only believe it after you see it with your own eyes.

Tombs Restaurant (New Lucky Restaurant)

Address: Opposite City College, Lal Darwaza, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380001, India

10. Dinner in the Sky, Belgium

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This is the most exciting dining experience among all restaurants around the world. If you have dined in a revolving restaurant before, this is an ideal place for you. Are you ready to be lifted up by a crane? High up in the sky, you will get a bird’s eye view of the city of Brussels and its surrounding. Suit up and enjoy your meal. There will be well-known chefs serving you, so you might not want to miss it. Booking in advance is required.

Dinner in the Sky

Address: Brussels, Belgium

Website: Dinner in the Sky

Quirky yet unique

From a ninja restaurant to a waterfall restaurant, your holiday season just got even more exciting as you have the chance to indulge in the unique food and drink, snap videos and pictures to share with your friends and families and also embark on a whole new experience all around the world. Food is not just for eating.

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