Are you tired of the same old restaurant routine? You know, the one where you sit down at a quiet table, load up a fork-full of food, put it into your mouth, chew, and swallow it. What a snooze-fest! Restaurateurs all over the world have heard your complaints about these boring dining experiences and they’ve come up with adrenaline-filled, non-traditional feasting opportunities. Let’s take a look at some of the craziest ones.
Dinner in the sky
“Dinner in the Sky” is a high-flying restaurant attraction that has traveled over 60 countries. A massive crane dangles a platform 50 meters in the sky, carrying dinner guests and the world-class chefs who prepare their food. According to their website, guests can enjoy an elevated meal in any number of magical locations, “whether it is a wedding above the Grand Canyon or the Venice lagoon or a three-star dinner in the skies above the Jardins des Tuileries gardens in Paris.”
Dans le Noir
They say that blind people have heightened senses of touch, smell, hearing, and taste. See for yourself if that’s fact or myth by dining at Dans le Noir in Paris. This pitch-dark restaurant gives sighted foodies the chance to experience eating without seeing, as if they too were blind. Profits from the restaurant go to support various charities around the world. Check it out next time you’re in Paris. Bon appetit!
If you love dinner and a show, then head to Tokyo for Robot Restaurant. Reserve a front row seat with a bento box for dinner and watch as giant robots parade around, spewing laser lights, glitter, steam, and confetti all night. These aren’t your run-of-the-mill Transformers or Rumbas, either. The droids at Robot Restaurant can look like winged dinosaurs or giant alien monsters. They’re all radio-controlled by professional operators who make sure to give the audience a closeup look at these electronic monsters. Check it out here.
Ithaa Undersea Restaurant
Tired of eating dinner on land? Head underwater for a meal surrounded by fish. Ithaa Undersea Restaurant in the Maldives takes you beneath the sea, like an immersive aquarium. Above and around you is a glass igloo, separating you from the diverse marine life of the Indian Ocean. See for yourself here.
If you have the stomach for the truly nasty, head to Modern Toilet in Taiwan. Everything in this poop-themed restaurant is designed to remind you of your bowels. From toilet-shaped bowls filled with curry, to chocolate ice cream served in the shape of poo, Modern Toilet is anything but subtle. This is a place for those who either have a bent sense of humor or no gag reflex.