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16 Of The Weirdest Themed Restaurants In The World

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1. The Magic Restroom Cafe (City of Industry, CA)

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Theme: Toilets.
Cuisine: Food that looks like stuff that belongs in a toilet (and is actually served in toilet “bowls.” Eater LA recommends the stinky tofu.

Location: 18558 Gale Ave Ste 222, City of Industry, CA 91748

2. Dinner in the Sky (various locations)

 

Theme: Regular dining, except higher up. Dinner in the Sky is a Belgian based service that utilizes a crane to lift its diners 150 feet into the sky.
Cuisine: Varies depending on the chef. Dinners have been hosted in 17 nations.

3. Robot Restaurant (Tokyo, Japan)

Theme: Neon-hued chaos.
Cuisine: Traditional Japanese fare. Also strobe lights and scantily clad performers. And robots. Lots of robots.

Location: 1 Chome-7−1Kabukicho, Shinjuku, Tokyo

4. The long since abandonded Red Sea Star Underwater Restaurant and Strip Club (Eilat, Israel)

 

Theme: The sea. The restaurant itself is submerged 16 feet below the Red Sea.
Cuisine: Their website vaguely advertises a “wide variety of exotic dishes in a magical atmosphere of beauty and peace.” Of course, the restaurant served nothing currently, as it stands empty and eerie.

5. The Trailer Park Lounge (Manhattan, New York)

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Theme: Americana Charming white trash stereotypes.
Cuisine: Burgers and the like. Also awesome margaritas.

Location: 271 W 23rd St (between 7th Ave & 8th Ave), New York, NY 10011

6. Hospitalis (Riga, Latvia)

 

Theme: Hospitals. Waitresses put you in a strait jacket and feed you. How sweet.
Cuisine: Traditional Latvian fare.

(Unfortunately, the restaurant closed after slow business. Can’t imagine why…)

7. The Lockup (Tokyo, Taiwan)

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Theme: Serving hard time, but with better food.
Cuisine: Japanese food and drinks served in vials.

Location: 33-1 Udagawacho | B2, Shibuya, Tokyo Prefecture 150-0042, Japan

8. The Hello Kitty Dream Restaurant (Beijing, China)

 

Theme: Sanrio’s Hello Kitty Franchise.
Cuisine: Food shaped like cartoon kittens.

Location: 4F, Shimao Department Store, No.13 Gongti North Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China (Beijing Workers’ Sports Complex)

9. The Airplane Restaurant (Colorado Springs, CO)

 

Theme: Aviation. The restaurant rests inside a converted Boeing KC-97.
Cuisine: Burgers, soup, and sandwiches—and probably better food than what you get on an actual flight.

Location: 1665 N. Newport RD, Colorado Springs, CO 80916

10. The Ninja Restaurant (Manhattan, New York)

Theme: Ninjas! Food is served by wait staff in ninja garb, who periodically jump out of nooks and crannies to scare you. Apparenly ninjas love pranks.
Cuisine: Traditional Japanese food and sushi.

Location: 25 Hudson St, Manhattan, NY 10013

11. The H. R. Giger Bar (Gruyères, Switzerland)

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Theme: The bar is attached to the H. R. Giger Museum, devoted to the Swiss surrealist painter, sculptor, and set designer famous for his work on Alien.
Cuisine: As it’s a bar, the cuisine is alcohol. The interior is definitely a visual feast, however.

Location: Comercialstrasse 23, 7000 Chur, Switzerland

12. Heart Attack Grill (Las Vegas, NV)

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Theme: Obesity and heart disease. Larger patrons eat free and those who don’t finish their meals are spanked by waitresses dressed as nurses.
Cuisine: Fatty burgers. And if you don’t finish, humiliation.

Location: 450 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101

13. Buns and Guns (Beirut, Lebanon)

Theme: War. Guns. Sandwiches. The restaurant is decorated with militaristic motifs and plays prerecorded gun sounds.
Cuisine: Sandwiches, with named like Tyfoon, Torpedo, and Viper.

14. Japanese Cat Cafes

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Theme: Pure unbridled happiness. For about 10 bucks an hour, you can lounge around and play with cats. Heavenly.
Cuisine: Tea, beer, and small snacks, depending on location. Cat cafes are popular across Japan and each one is different.

15. The Disaster Cafe (Lloret de Mar, Spain)

Theme: DESTRUCTION. The entire restaurant shakes with the force of a simulated earthquake. Patrons are not warned beforehand.
Cuisine: FEAR.

16. Opaque (Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco)

 

Theme: Darkness. Patrons are led into a pitch black dining room and served food they can’t see.
Cuisine: High end prix fixe menus consisting of pasta and meat dishes. At least that’s what they tell you.

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