The World’s Strangest Restaurants
What was once a primal activity whose sole purpose was to keep us alive has since become sophisticated and quite glorified. The activity that I’m talking about is dining, also known as the thing that a lot of people — including me — love to do.
In the recent years, however, people seem to have gotten bored of the normal sit-down-and-eat-like-a-normal-person routine. To satisfy the daredevil foodies within us, restaurant owners have resorted to weird and unique gimmicks. Here, I present to you the world’s 5 strangest restaurants, let’s go!
#5. Dinner in the Sky
“The most beautiful high experience!” their website claims. If you think this restaurant involves the use of prohibited drugs then you’re mistaken. This Belgian-based restaurant service is known to literally pull their patrons 150 feet into the air where they can enjoy their meals, hence the word “high”.
Unless you’re an acrophobic, this activity can actually be a fun and thrilling way to dine with your friends. Just make sure you don’t drop your fork.
#4. Devil Island Prison Restaurant
Meant to scare people from the life of crime, Devil Island Prison Restaurant in China is known for treating their customers like inmates. Prior to entering, the “convicted” clients will be handcuffed, photographed, fingerprinted, and numbered. After the process, they are lead to their tables surrounded by metal bars which were modeled to look like rusty prison cells.
Some of the waiters are dressed as guards and while others are dressed as prisoners.
#3. Modern Toilet
Ever wanted to know what it feels like to eat out of a toilet? Congratulations! Your prayers have been heard. Now you can do exactly that by going to Modern Toilet in Taipei, Taiwan. The restaurant’s food is quite typical for a Taiwanese restaurant, with a menu consisting of noodles, soup, ice cream, and tea — except they will be served on a toilet-shaped bowl or cup.
If that isn’t appealing enough, you will also be asked to sit on top of a toilet while you eat. Appetizing!
#2. Dans Le Noir?
If fumbling in the dark for food is your thing, then we suggest you visit “Dans Le Noir?”, a restaurant in London known for its pitch black restaurants. Clients will be eating in total darkness which, according to the management, makes for a “truly human and sensory culinary experience”.
Upon entering, you will be lead by their visually impaired guides into the extremely dark rooms. You will not be able to know the food served to you, hence, making the experience more exciting. And messy.
#1. Cannibalistic Sushi
Oh, Japan, you never fail to amaze me. From dancing robots to phallic festivals, now you have this. Cannibalistic Sushi is a restaurant found in the country’s capital, Tokyo, wherein customers are asked to release their inner Hannibal Lecter.
Basically, customers will be taken to a dining room where they will be asked to wait for their “order”. After a while, the staff will come reeling in a body of a naked woman for you to devour. But relax, the body isn’t real. The cadaver is actually food arranged to make appear like a human being, with the skin being made of dough and the “blood” being red sauce. Once you’re ready to eat, the waiter will cut open the body revealing the sushi entrails for the patrons to scoop out. So next time you get the urge to eat a person, just book a ticket to Tokyo and quell your horrifying desire.
If you’re looking for a unique dining experience, why not visit the world’s 5 strangest restaurants and see if you can handle all the weirdness? Let us know about it!