Monday, June 4, 2012

5 of the world's weirdest restaurants (part 1)

1. Nyotaimori, Japan

Nyotaimori is a Japanese restaurant that serves sushi and sashimi on the naked body of a woman. The name literally means the “female body plate,” hence the bizarre practice inside this establishment. Employees serve the food on a body made of food and place that on an operating table for the diners’ delight. Patrons can cut open the body–which will begin to bleed. But fear not, everything within her is completely edible.

2. Marton Theme Restaurant, Taiwan

The famous “toilet restaurant” in Taiwan serves people – you guessed it – out of a toilet bowl. Located in Kaohsiung, the dining establishment is covered in bathroom décor: toilet seats serve as chairs, toilet seat shaped plates and bowls house the meals, bathtubs become tables, and so on. Some of the food is even in the shape of poo, though judging by its popularity we doubt it tastes like it.

3. Dinner in the Sky, Belgium

Revelers in Belgium can enjoy dinner in Brussels while dangling 150 feet in the air. Taking 22 diners at a time, the specially designed tables and chairs are crane-lifted into the air, where you can enjoy the scenery while attempting to not drop your fork.

4. D.S. Music Restaurant, Taiwan

Located in Taipei, the D.S. Music Restaurant’s name is rather misleading. Instead of music you can expect syringes, medicine and IV drips hanging from the ceiling of this hospital-themed dining establishment. Once inside the restaurant, diners order ‘medicine’ from a menu, which is served from a drip at the table and the drinks are served from IV-like contraptions. Dresses like nurses, the wait staff asks trivia questions, and if you get them right you’re rewarded they squirt a tasty drink in your mouth with a syringe. It only gets stranger from there. Once you’re done eating, a female staff member in a deranged ballerina costume dances on your table.

5. Vampire Café, Tokyo

Ginza, Tokyo houses the Gothic paradise of Vampire Café. Staying true to its name, the café is decorated with bloody references like red velvet walls, red blood-celled floors, red thrones for seating and red aperitif garnished with tiny skulls for drinking. Coffins are scattered along the premise with flickering candles sitting on top while Baroque music emanates throughout the dining establishment, thus completing the ambiance. Thankfully Dracula’s food isn’t on the menu, which can best be described as a mix of Italian, French and Japanese cuisine.

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