15 Most Unusual Restaurants You Must Visit for an Exotic Experience

No wonder that a cozy restaurant with delicious food can make for a nice dining experience, but beyond coziness, some restaurants in the world are highly unique and offer an unforgettable experience. Let’s know!

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15 Most Unusual Restaurants You Must Visit for an Exotic Experience

Whenever it comes to food, a good eating outlet or restaurant is all we want. And, food becomes more enjoyable with some unique ambiance. But the most admirable restaurants are the ones that provide delicious dinners with an experience one can never forget.

No doubt, going out to the restaurant is always a little celebration, and the ambiance of that restaurant adds the fun bit more. Well, some places in the world will make it an unforgettable experience of a lifetime.

So, let's talk about these unusual restaurants people come for the amazing ambiance and also for the fabulous food.

1. Bird’s Nest Restaurant, Soneva Kiri Eco Resort, Thailand

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Like its name, the restaurant is located in the bird’s pods or nests in the tree at a height of 16 feet above the ground. It gives the unique opportunity to admire the spectacular view while dining. Also, it offers you and your party enough privacy. Another interesting fact about Bird’s nest restaurant is that the waiter uses a zip line to deliver food and drinks here. Must say, do not forget to visit once in Thailand, this one is surely a unique restaurant. (7.1)

2. Heart Attack Grill Restaurant, Las Vegas, USA

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Heart attack grill is one of the hospital -theme based restaurants. It has a high-calorie menu with deliberately provocative names. The waitress serving there wears a nurse like-uniform but in a sexually provocative manner. It is a very popular restaurant among people coming from across the globe.

Along with waitresses dressed up as nurses, customers also wear clothes as patients, and orders there are known as prescriptions.

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As per the rule, each ‘patient’ has to wear a hospital gown here. Also, each customer has to wear a hospital gown before ordering. Even there is a rule to finish the meal, and those who don’t finish get a paddling by one of the ‘nurses.’ Moreover, people can also buy the paddle afterward.

Moreover, as its specialty, the Triple and Quadruple Bypass Burgers are advertised.

3. Ninja New York—New York City, USA

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In one New York Times review, Frank Bruni(American journalist) describes Ninja New York restaurant as “a kooky, dreary subterranean labyrinth… You are greeted there by servers in black costumes who ceaselessly bow, regularly yelp and ever so occasionally tumble.”

But don’t panic, you won’t need to show any kung-fu moves of yours. The waiters there will be in costume of some stealthy warriors; you’ll dine amongst them, and they also perform tricks while serving sushi and sake. The ambiance looks like a 15th-century Japanese feudal village which is full of dark nooks and snaking passageways. It is a clear picture of Japanese fare mixed with martial arts flair at its best.

4. The Labassin Waterfall Restaurant, Villa Escudero Resort, San Pablo City, Philippines

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This place is very popular because of its unique surrounding. People enjoy real local cuisine and eat at the bamboo tables. Every time they sit there and eat, their feet are rinsed by the crystal clear water. It is even more refreshing in this humid climate. And, there is always a cool breeze because of the running waterfall, so it works as a natural air conditioner.

And, for additional entertainment, guests are provided with some traditional dance and music shows in the resort. Another interesting fact is that nature itself is providing many activities like hiking or bird watching.

5. Huvafen Fushi, North Malé, Maldives

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Huvafen Fushi is a five-star private island resort. Mostly it is popular for its pool that sparkles at night. Also, it offers exclusive dining experience, either eating on the beach with the sand under your feet or an interactive wine cellar course.

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Moreover, it comprises 43 bungalows which guarantee the privacy of the guests and offers world-quality service which makes one’s holiday an unforgettable experience. Undoubtedly, crystal clear water and the white sandy beaches make the Maldives a perfect holiday destination.

6. Ithaa Restaurant, Maldives

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Not only the restaurant but also its name comes under unique restaurant names. Yes, the word Ithaa refers to ‘mother of pearl.’ It is a beautiful location, has a soothing ambiance with amazing food services. The most interesting fact about this place is, it is built 16 ft. (4.8 m) below the sea level in the wonderful Maldives.

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However, it has little spacing, so only 14 guests are allowed at one time. There is a spiral staircase to reach down. Moreover, it offers us an unforgettable view of the fish species and the reef while dining.

7. Ice Restaurant, United Arab Emirates

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Not only the United Arab Emirates itself but Ice Restaurant from UAE is also one of the most popular places on Earth. Ice Restaurant is very popular for its uniqueness as well as splendid architecture and design.

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Like its name, this place is fully made of ice. So, make sure you grab a coat and warm clothing before going there. The makers used nothing but ice for the interior.

Well, this is quite a chilling experience with the hot climate in the area. However, one might spend less time because of the cold, yet it will be a great experience for anyone!

8. Grotta Palazzese, Polignano a Mare, Italy

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It’s more a romantic place. Well, the fishing village of Polignano a Mare in Apulia itself is a very interesting coastal place in Italy. And, Grotta Palazzese restaurant which is situated in a cave at the seaside, is the most popular place to dine. As an interesting fact, since the 1700s, the limestone cavern has been serving as a spot to hold various events. Moreover, it offers special dishes, long wine list, and fresh seafood.

9. Vertigo Restaurant and Moon Bar, Bangkok

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Do you love to be on height? If yes, then it is a restaurant you must visit! It is located at the top of a skyscraper. Well, it is part of the Banyan Tree Hotel. Hence, one can enjoy a floating feeling while having a cocktail.

10. The Disaster Café, Lloret de Mar, Spain

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As its name suggests, this place makes you experience a disaster- earthquake! No wonder it is a marvelous restaurant with an amazing design and an even better concept behind it. There we can experience simulated earthquakes with a 7.8 Richter scale while being completely safe.

11. The Rock Restaurant, Zanzibar

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Well, if you enjoy crystal clear water and sandy beaches, add this place in your bucket list. It is the most popular island located in the Indian Ocean which comprises many captivating resorts and has a very pleasant environment. Similarly, it has a most beautiful the huge rock named The Rock Restaurant.

That huge rock is positioned right there in the water on the Michanwi Pingwe Beach. It offers three ways to reach: canoe, walk and swim. However, not only the appearance but amazing taste of food also attracts people there.

12. Vista Restaurant, Cambodia

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This restaurant is part of a private hotel, located in the middle of the Koh Rong Archipelago in Sihanoukville. It has a beautiful way to reach the restaurant, and that is by walking over a bridge situated over clear vast ocean water.

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Another attractive feature is, this place hires famous chefs who prepare delicious fresh food by combining Western cuisine and local flavors.

13. The Grotto, Thailand

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Located in Thailand, it is also known as Cave Dining. This restaurant is architected as a cave. So, it gives guests the experience of eating in a cave on the popular Phranang Beach.

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So, if you are planning to visit Grotto, enjoy the impressive view and great service by the Rayavadee resort with their seafood barbecue specialty.

14. Dinner In the Sky, Worldwide

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Are you an Acrophile? If yes, you must go for this wining-and-dining experience hundreds of feet up in the air.

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As it offers entry to only 22 people, you can go arrange a short party there.

15. Haohai Robot Restaurant, Harbin, China

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This is one of the unique restaurants all over the world. Robots? Yes, you heard right! Robots deliver dishes to customers. Twenty robots of heights of 1.3-1.6 m can cook as well as deliver meals and dishes.

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After a two-hour charge, the robots can work continuously for five hours. Also, these robots display over ten expressions on their faces and also say basic welcoming sentences to customers.

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Final Thoughts

No doubt, for most occasions, restaurants are our first choice. Even if you only want to grab a bite, restaurants play an important role there. Apart from all, there is one more unique restaurant, El Diablo Restaurant, located on Spanish island where dishes are prepares with volcanic heat.

So, here we have mentioned the list of most unique restaurants in the world which offer unusual dining experiences with tasty food and great ambiance.

“A great restaurant is one that just makes you feel like you're not sure whether you went out or you came home and confuses you. If it can do both of those things at the same time, you're hooked.” - Danny Meyer

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