When in doubt about what today’s dinner will consist of, head to your favorite restaurant. I mean, yeah, you could probably benefit from the wonders of catering and order for some food to be delivered right to your doorstep. But there’s just something special about the atmosphere of a restaurant that you miss out by opting for the home delivery feature. First of all, you can relax. You don’t have to do the cooking, just like you don’t have to get up and bring the plate to the table yourself. If you think about it, it’s almost like it’s some sort of royal treatment. But if you aren’t easily swayed by some waiters, some ambient background music, and a nice décor, then these 10 Most Insane Restaurants In The World are for you
1. Ithaa Undersea Restaurant
Where: Rangali Island, Maldives
Ithaa is an ideal place for a romantic, intimate dinner because its limited fourteen-people capacity ensures that you will be free of the noises of a big restaurant. That is if you don’t mind having sharks and other various sea creatures swim right above your head. Located sixteen feet under sea level, its special transparent acrylic roof offers a stunning panoramic view of the ocean and its inhabitants. If you’re worried about the prospect of essentially being in the middle of the ocean, with only a glass wall between you and the water, don’t be. The roof is bound to break one day, but it won’t be anytime soon.
2. Ninja New York
Where: New York City, USA
Sometimes all you need to spice up your culinary experience is immersion. This New York Japanese restaurant greets you right at the entrance with servers dressed in black attires. They’re ninjas, part of the environment that’s meant to strongly resemble 15th century Feudal Japan. You get to navigate hidden passageways, get a look at the samurai and warriors seated at the tables, crack a smile at the performing waiters and waitresses, and enjoy some sushi and sake.
3. Dinner In The Sky
Where: Montreal, Canada
To say that it’s located in Montreal isn’t precisely accurate because this is essentially a portable restaurant. The concept first appeared in Belgium and it involves strapping guests gathered around a table to tightly secured chairs and then elevating them 160 feet in the air. “Dinner in the Sky” isn’t an experience for everybody, especially if you and heights aren’t the best of friends, but that definitely didn’t stop it from growing insanely popular. For a limited time, any city around the globe can rent the restaurant, with the most common location being Montreal.
4. Redwoods Treehouse
Where: Warkworth, New Zealand
I think we can all prematurely conclude that we’ve just grown tired of dining under normal gravitational circumstances. There are underwater restaurants, pendent restaurants, and now a restaurant in a tree. Reedwoods Treehouse makes you feel as if you’re dining in the realm of fairies, especially thanks to its stunning nighttime décor and lights. Guests arrive at the restaurant by traversing a redwood walkway, elevated around 30 feet above the ground. The venue is usable strictly for private events and has a maximum capacity of thirty diners.
5. Cat Café Nekorobi
Where: Tokyo, Japan
Cat cafes have started to grow in popularity, having been imported to various cities across the globe. However, Nekorobi is the real deal. Located in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro district, it’s a haven for all cat lovers. Guests are welcomed into a dimly lit environment, where they can enjoy a cup of coffee or tea in the company of the multitude of felines that are freely wandering around. If you happen to visit in the evening and see a bunch of cats gathered in a circle around a lit sphere, don’t fret. It’s not a demon summoning ritual, it’s just dinner time.
6. Safe House
Where: Milwaukee, USA
Have you ever wanted to feel like you’re living life on the edge without actually living on the edge? This American restaurant is letting its guests experience life as a secret CIA spy. The outdoor décor is completely dull and unimpressive, enough to not make people that walk by throw a second glance at it. Those who wish to dine at the Safe House need to hear about it from other people since there are no ads to let you know it even exists. Moreover, you’ll also need a password to enter.
7. Modern Toilet
Where: Taipei City, Taiwan Province, People’s Republic of China
Welcome to the restaurant that serves its guests food from a toilet bowl. No, no, it’s not an actual toilet, thankfully. The man behind this concept got the idea on a normal day of biological releases. Initially selling chocolate ice-cream in toilet-shaped containers, the business expanded to a full-fledged, themed eatery. Guests sit on toilets, eat from toilets, and it’s a definite must-visit if you wish to experience something different.
8. De Kas
Where: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
This restaurant isn’t exactly weird. I’d personally call it amazing. The greenhouse that’s now the eatery’s location was scheduled to be demolished in 2001, surviving thanks to Gert Jan Hageman, a renowned Michelin star chef. Today, visitors get to dine among an abundance of herbs, vegetables, and edible flowers, which grow in the annexed greenhouse and are used as (incredibly) fresh ingredients for the restaurant’s meals.
9. The Bubble Room
Where: Captiva Island, Florida
There’s Christmas all year round in the Bubble room. Opened in 1979, the initial form of the restaurant was a mere single room decorated with toys from the 20s all the way to the 40s. Following its expansion, today’s Bubble Room spans across all three stories of the building it’s located in and it’s an explosion of vibrant colors and lights. Automated toy trains can be found on all three floors and the old 20s – 40s music makes this restaurant better than Santa’s house.
Where: Toronto, Canada
Originating in Canada, the “dining in the dark” concept has grown wings and spread all throughout the world. Guests are first welcomed at a dimly lit bar where they place their orders and they are then led into the dining room. Visitors are seated for a two-hour dinner in complete obscurity, with the use of flashlights, telephones, and generally any sources of light being strictly forbidden.
If any of these 10 Most Insane Restaurants In The World are anywhere near you, don’t miss out on the opportunity to dine there. And if not, you could never miss out by adding them to your must-see list.