It is not easy to surprise a sophisticated tourist with delicious food or elegant interior. We have collected 10 unusual restaurants in the world where you can experience unforgettable emotions: from nerve-tickling fear to infectious laughter, from surprise to delight. A visit to any of them can be a great gastronomic adventure.
Dick’s Last Resort (USA)
A chain of quirky American restaurants with charmingly boorish staff, and the atmosphere reigning within is inventive banter without boundaries of morality and decency.
Everything in the restaurant is done deliberately carelessly: cheap wooden benches, tables without tablecloths, a menu that is clumsily written by hand – and even the waiters call names, take spoons, sprinkle sugar on you and throw pieces of paper. In addition, each guest is put on a playful white cap, on which is written some funny obscenity. In short, the local environment becomes a real test of your sense of humor.
The cuisine in the restaurants of the chain is American: burgers, sandwiches, fried potatoes, steaks, salads, pork ribs, grilled fish and seafood. Average check – $ 17- $ 30.
3850 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
315 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60654
Quincy Market, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, S Market St, Boston, MA 02109
The addresses of establishments in other cities, see the website
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Vampire Cafe (Japan)
Fans of tickling their nerves will surely like this unusual Japanese cafe, stylized as the ominous den of Dracula. Fluttering bats, a talking skeleton, “blood” oozing from the mirror – this is just a part of the shocking surroundings. Food makes an equally frightening and at the same time funny impression: don’t be surprised if you find an “eyeball” or a crispy “shard” in your dessert.
In contrast to the decoration, the cuisine here is quite traditional, international: pizza, French fries, spaghetti, roast beef, salads. Food prices start at 666 JPY.
Lape Building 7F, 6-7-6 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Vampire Cafe Restaurant Menu
Daily 17: 00-23: 30
Heart Attack Grill (USA)
If you are tired of proper nutrition, rather go to Las Vegas, where there is a fantastically “harmful” restaurant with the characteristic name “Heart Attack”. His menu contains the most fatty and high-calorie foods: multi-storey hamburgers, potatoes fried in lard, milkshakes and other food that doctors so often warn us against.
And by the way about the doctors – the hall of the unusual restaurant is stylized as a hospital: waitresses are dressed as nurses, guests are given hospital gowns, and instead of ordering they write “prescriptions”. All food must be eaten by yourself, it is forbidden to share it with a friend, as, indeed, take away food and drinks. But those heroes who are able to master triple and quadruple burgers are taken out of the restaurant by charming nurses in a wheelchair specially prepared for this mission.
Heart Attack Grill’s signature dish is the amazing Quadruple Bypass Burger (9,982 calories), it weighs about 3 pounds (over 1 kg) and costs $ 15. The average price for a high-calorie lunch at a restaurant is $ 20.
450 Fremont St # 130, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Heart Attack Grill Restaurant Menu
Daily 11: 00-22: 00
Dinner in the sky (Belgium)
Forbes magazine has included Dinner in the sky among the ten most unusual restaurants in the world. Although it is not yet known what is more here: a restaurant or an attraction.
22 guests sit down at a special table, fasten themselves with seat belts, and then the platform rises to a height of 50 meters. Soaring under the clouds, people watch the country’s top chefs prepare food in real time at such an impressive height. Spectacular views, incredible sensations and amazing gastronomic experiences all come together to create an unforgettable experience.
The unusual restaurant has long been an international project covering 45 countries around the world. Accordingly, depending on the location, the menu also changes, but the food remains invariably tasty. The meal can take from 25 minutes (light cocktail, wine tasting) to several hours (full gourmet dinner). In different countries, the cost of such a gastronomic adventure varies from 50 € to 285 €.
See the restaurant’s address on the official website
Dinner in the Sky menu
Find the location of the restaurant on the official website
Daily 13: 00-23: 00
The Labasin Waterfalls Restaurant (Philippines)
The picturesque open-air restaurant Labasin Waterfalls is located in Villa Escudero, a giant 800-hectare coconut plantation.
Here, on the edge of the Labasin waterfall, near a dam on the river, bamboo tables and benches are installed right in the water, and literally a couple of meters from them a water cascade is making noise – how beautiful and unusual! Water pleasantly cools the feet, and its gentle flow massages the feet, relaxes and soothes. Many guests rush under the water jets in their clothes, while others, without hesitation, lie down in the light waves to relax. Oh yes, and most importantly – shoes are not welcome here!
The restaurant offers lunch in the traditional Kamayan style without the use of cutlery and plates, when the food is taken simply by hand. In this case, these are Filipino dishes, as well as fruits and vegetables. The unusual establishment is open to the guests of the villa and closes only in bad weather. Average bill is 20 €.
Daily 12: 00-00: 00
Fàngwēng Restaurant (China)
Fàngwēng is an absolutely incredible restaurant over the edge. It is literally “carved out” in the rock of the gorge. You need to get to it by a suspension bridge, which in itself becomes a test of courage.
The hall of the unusual restaurant is located inside a cave, and lamps hang directly from the raw ceiling. A pleasant twilight reigns around, and from the windows you can see the marvelous landscapes of China. The most courageous guests can sit at tables on the balcony right above the abyss and watch the fearless bungee jumpers – a platform for their jumps is equipped at the entrance to the restaurant.
Fàngwēng specializes in the fish menu. For example, you can taste yichang sturgeon fish, a rare sturgeon fish, and this is one of the few restaurants that has a permit to cook it. The average cost of a dinner for two is $ 40.
Yemingzhu Rd, Xiling Qu, Yichang Shi, Hubei Sheng
Daily 9: 00-00: 00
The SnowRestaurant in Kem is part of the Snow Castle, and everything inside the restaurant is carved out of solid blocks of blue ice: walls, tables, sculptures, and even glasses for drinks. Amazingly jewelry work! Just be prepared to dress as warmly as possible and not forget your gloves before visiting this fabulous place, because the usual temperature in the hall is about + 5 ° C.
Sitting in the cool, bluish twilight at the ice-cold tables, it is so pleasant to savor the steaming and aromatic Lapland dishes: local lamb in dark beer, beef brisket, venison soup. The mashed potatoes are made with the local specialty potato Lapin Puikula, one of the special ingredients of Finnish cuisine. The cost of lunch is from 26 € (for adults) and from 15.6 € (children from 4 to 11 years old).
Lumilinnankatu 15, 94100 Kemi
Daily 12: 00-00: 00
Tali Wiru (Australia)
Can you imagine the magic of a star-studded open-air dinner when the warm breath of the evening desert surrounds you instead of walls? This is what a delightful evening looks like at Tali Wiru, Australia’s famous Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park.
Enjoy an exclusive 4-course dinner accompanied by premium Australian wine in a fabulously serene atmosphere. And then the locals, to the sounds of the didgeridoo, are happy to tell amazing legends from the life of the desert. And rest assured: you will not find anything similar in any other corner of the world. Dinner at a restaurant starts at $ 360.
175 Yulara Dr, Yulara NT 0872
Tali Wiru Restaurant Menu
Mon-Fri 8: 00-18: 30, Sat-Sun 9: 00-17: 00
Ithaa Undersea Restaurant (Maldives)
The most beautiful restaurant in the world (New York Daily News, 2014) and it is also the best restaurant of the year (World Luxury Restaurant Awards, 2017) is located off the island of Rangali, at a depth of 5 meters. It is incredibly difficult to concentrate on food here, because the tables are located under a transparent spherical dome, which opens up a gorgeous view of the underwater depths. Colorful fish, soaring rays and even reef sharks swim right over the heads of the guests – dinner in such an atmosphere is like a fantastic dream!
And yet, forgetting about food at Ithaa Undersea Restaurant is definitely not worth it. The menu, consisting of four (for lunch) or six (for dinner) dishes, certainly includes the most exquisite delicacies: sturgeon caviar, stuffed lobster, foie gras. The unusual restaurant has only 14 seats, and in order to be among the lucky guests, you need to book tables long before your visit. The cost of a meal in the depths of the sea starts at about $ 250.
Conrad Rangali Island 20077
Ithaa Restaurant Menu
Daily 11: 00-00: 00
Piz Gloria (Switzerland)
The unusual revolving restaurant at the top of the Schilthorn Mountain offers unforgettable views of the snow-capped ridges of the Bernese Alps. In an hour, the platform with tables makes a full revolution around its axis, and guests have time to see a surprisingly beautiful landscape: the Eiger-Mönch-Jungfrau and the Lauterbrunnen Wall. The alpine meal is preceded by an equally exciting cable car climb – a real alpine adventure!
Fans of “Bond” know the name Piz Gloria from one of Ian Fleming’s books, as well as from the movie “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” (1969), in which the restaurant building played an important role. A reminder of this connection, no, no, yes, it will make itself felt in the original design of the hamburger or in the creative design of the toilet stalls. And on the first floor there is even a small James Bond Museum.
The restaurant serves traditional German-Austrian and Swiss cuisine: pork schnitzel, veal entrecote, bratwurst. Everything is satisfying and delicious. Average bill – 80-90 € (2-course lunch + cable car ride).
Schilthorn – Piz Gloria, 3825 Mürren
Piz Gloria Restaurant Menu
Daily 7: 25-20: 25