7 Unusual Dining Options Around the World

by Emily Zumchak / Aug 29, 2012 / 1 comments

Sometimes McDonald's just isn’t enough to satisfy your dining needs. Sometimes you crave a unique experience, some unusual food, or just a bit of a change. Tired of running into the same chain restaurants every time you look for something different? Here are a few unusual options to appease your craving for something new.

7 Unusual Dining Options Around the World
 

7 Unusual Dining Options Around the World

1. Calico Cat Café, Tokyo

A cup of tea isn’t the only thing you will see on the menu at the Calico Cat Café, the other choice customers have is a selection of cats! A cat lover’s paradise, this café provides Tokyo residents with a complementary bag of dried cat food and a furry feline to stroke and give you some companionship while you sip your tea. Catsparella tells you more about this creative kitty café.

Calico Cat Café, Tokyo

 Calico Cat Café, Tokyo

2. Dinner in the Sky, Worldwide

This next dining experience will put you on cloud nine…literally! Fancy a suspended supper? Dinner in the Sky is the restaurant you are looking for! Located in nearly any city you please, this $500 per person meal will provide a truly unique eating experience for you and your friends or family. To learn more about Dinner in the Sky, click here.

Dinner in the Sky, Worldwide

Dinner in the Sky, Worldwide

3. Marton Modern Toilet, Taiwan

Some might call this restaurant “crappy,” but don’t worry, they are only talking about the theme. Completely toilet-themed, Marton Modern Toilet is furnished with chairs made of toilets, tables made to look like bathtubs, cups shaped like miniature urinals and dishes like tiny toilet bowls. If you can get over the gross-factor, this is a strange and creative place to feast. Learn more about it here.

 Marton Modern Toilet, Taiwan

Marton Modern Toilet, Taiwan

4. The Dining Pod, Thailand

If you are fond of trees, and heights, a very interesting eating option is The Dining Pod in Thailand. Situated on a cliff, overlooking the rainforest, you start with drinks and a stunning view of the sea. When you are ready to eat, you are hoisted by a system of ropes and pulleys 16 feet up a tree. To learn more about the treetop cuisine, go here.

The Dining Pod, Thailand

The Dining Pod, Thailand

5. Ithaa Underwater Restaurant, Maldives

From 16 feet in the air at The Dining Pod to 16 feet below sea level at Ithaa, the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island’s underwater restaurant, these restaurants just keep getting cooler! As the first all glass, undersea restaurant in the world, this is a very unique eatery, and people travel from all over the world for the 180° views of reef and marine life and the Maldivian-Western fusion cuisine. Learn more about this sunken utopia here.

Ithaa Underwater Restaurant, Maldives

Ithaa Underwater Restaurant, Maldives

6. s’ Baggers, Germany

Waiters are old news at this futuristic restaurant. Consumers select their desired dishes from touch-screen computers located at each table. When their meals are ready, they slide down to the table along roller coaster-like twisted tracks coming from the kitchen above. This tells you a little more about the advanced s’ Baggers.

s’ Baggers, Germany

s’ Baggers, Germany

7. Hajime Robot Restaurant, Thailand

An even more futuristic dining option, guests at this restaurant are served Japanese delicacies by robots that not only bring you your food, but also dance! Owner Lapassarad Thanaphant invested nearly $1 million on four of these dancing, food-serving robots. If you want to visit these futuristic wait staff, click here to find out more.

 Hajime Robot Restaurant, Thailand

 Hajime Robot Restaurant, Thailand

 

 

Emily Zumchak is a member of the Youth Travel Blogging Mentorship Program.

 

Word photo: Photo flickr cc: Kārlis Dambrāns, adapted by Wandering Educators

 

 

 

Comments (1)

  • Alison Cornford...

    11 years 9 months ago

    Wow! Great post Emily! I was lucky enough to try out Dinner in the Sky last month and it was wonderful. I guess I have some more dining experiences to add to my 'to do' list! I love the cat cafe :)

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