Have you ever been to a restaurant and thought to yourself that it was a little…unusual, or maybe even a little weird? Whilst you might just fancy the best pizza Greensboro has to offer, you might also want to really push the boat out and dine with the fish instead. Here are ten of the craziest and weirdest restaurants in the world where, at some, you can do exactly that. While there are of course many more than just ten these are the ones I handpicked and I think you will agree that they are indeed the strangest of the strange…
koi cafe, Vietnam
A cafe in Vietnam took social media by storm in June this year, after promoting itself as a ‘koi pond’ cafe filled with water and live fish. The cafe spans two floors that are flooded with water. The owner, 23-year-old Nguyen Duoc Hoa, turned his dream cafe into reality by covering the floor with two layers of waterproof tarp and wrapping furniture legs with cotton to prevent damage to the tarp.
Cabbages and Condoms, Bangkok, Thailand
As dining out can be dangerous, play it safe at Cabbages and Condoms. Expect condom-themed décor and a wait staff who may or may not be donning inflated condom on their heads. Also, in lieu of after-dinner mints, you’re invited to take a condom. Because nothing says dinnertime quite like a side of latex!
Fortezza Medicea Restaurant, Volterra, Italy
At this behind-bars eatery, you’ll be served your one square a day by actual inmates; and you’ll eat said meal, fittingly, with plastic cutlery because they wouldn’t want you to hurt yourself while incarcerated!
Vampire Cafe, Tokyo
Vampire Cafe is a vampire-themed restaurant located in the fashionable Ginza district of Tokyo. Fans of all things gothic and lovers of Tokyo-style cosplay are sure to have a blast at this unique theme restaurant.
Chongqing’s Bomb Shelter, China
A popular hot pot restaurant can be found inside a former air-raid shelter in Southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality. Authorities in Chongqing have allowed for the development of air-raid shelters and they have been converted into a restaurant for those who like to feel safe while they eat!
Disaster Cafe, Lloret de Mar, Spain
Who doesn’t freak out when an earthquake strikes? Here’s one crazy cafe in Lloret de Mar, Spain where dining comes with a nerve-wracking 7.8 magnitude earthquake. People would normally run out for their lives when there’s an earthquake but instead of getting out, customers at Disaster Cafe hold on to their drinks and tactically keep their balance. Eat out at Disaster Cafe and your whole dining experience will never be the same again!
Mermaid Restaurant & Lounge, Las Vegas, USA
I love a theme bar, especially when it’s based on a mythical creature. This restaurant in Las Vegas has real trained mermaids perform in giant tanks inside the bar for everyone’s viewing pleasure while you sit back and enjoy your food (which is most probably fish AKA Mermaid Babies!)
H.R. Giger bar, Gruyéres, Switzerland
The bar’s theme mirrors the biomechanical style as shown in the “Alien’ films. If you love the Alien themes or other notable films by the artist you will love the design and feel of this bar and restaurant.
Food Rollercoasters, Nuremberg, Germany
sBaggers restaurant based in Nuremberg, Germany is a sort of virtual restaurant where orders are placed on touchscreen tablets placed on each table and the food then arrives to you by rollercoaster! The good news is there are no loops or corkscrews.
Soneva Kiri Resort Restaurant,Thailand
Located on the Ko Kood Island in the Pacific, high on tree trunks and only accessible with wooden stairs and walkways is this amazing tree-pod restaurant. Meals will reach you by means of special sliding ropes so that your food reaches you without one of your employees interrupting your retreat!