Unique Dining Experiences Around the World You Need to Check Out
Though food prevails as the heart and soul of an eatery, nowadays restaurateurs constantly find new ways to elevate ordinary eateries and serve more than just a meal and more of a one-of-a-kind dining experience. If you're looking to take a gastronomic journey, these experiences at some of the world's most unique restaurants might treat your palette just right.
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Rollercoaster Restaurant, Various Locations
Are you an adrenaline junkie with a love for roller coaster rides? Here you can watch your meal twist, turn and loop-the-loop to your table via a roller coaster, just like a ride in a theme park. Originally established in the city of Nuremberg, now The Roller Coaster Restaurant has expanded to eight global locations including Vienna, Abu Dhabi, Hamburg and Kuwait. Each dish has been tested to ensure it can withstand the force of the ride condemning the laws of gravity, so don't worry about your meal flinging itself halfway across the room.
Address: Riesenradplatz 6, 1020 Wien, Austria
The SnowCastle Of Kemi, Kemi, Finland
One of the most highly anticipated attractions in Finland every winter time, the SnowCastle of Kemi, a northern Finnish town at the top of the Gulf of Bothnia is the biggest snow fort in the world that attracts thousands of international visitors annually. This winter wonderland comprises of a wide variety of facilities including the Snow Hotel and Ice Restaurant where everything inside is frozen. With a temperature of -5°C throughout, you can have an incredible experience dining on ice tables, seats and even quench your thirst with cups made of ice. What a unique frozen experience that will be perfect if the cold never bothered you, anyway.
Address: Lumilinnankatu 15, 94100 Kemi, Finland
Robot Restaurant, Tokyo, Japan
Creating a buzz worldwide, the Robot Restaurant is undoubtedly one of the hottest spots in Shinjuku's notorious red light district. This restaurant perfectly captures the epitome of modern Japan's spirit - bizarre, whimsical and futuristic. Rather than a dining facility, the Robot Restaurant is more akin to a theater. While it might seem like a steep entrance price at 8,000 yen, visitors will be entertained with three to four 90-minute shows each night featuring giant robots, costumed ladies, floats and flashing daruma dolls fit with drum sets. The whole experience is out-of-this-world with eye catching and jaw-dropping performances that are a feast to all the senses.
Address: 1-7-7 Kabukicho Shinjuku-ku Tokyo, Japan
Ithaa Restaurant, Maldives
Have you ever dreamed of living life under the sea? Now you can actually dine five meters below the surface of the ocean while witnessing marine creatures dancing on the ceiling in the world's first undersea restaurant. The Ithaa Restaurant is situated in one of the Maldives' most luxurious resorts, the Conrad. As soon as guests enter the facility, it feels like going down a wonderland rabbit hole as you descend to a spiral staircase from a jetty and step in a space with a striking panoramic underwater view. If you are planning a visit, make sure to make reservations well in advance because the restaurant only hosts 14 seats every night and can get booked up quite quickly.
Address: Conrad Rangali Island 20077, Maldives
Giraffe Manor, Langata, Kenya
The Giraffe Manor is actually is a boutique hotel situated within 140 acres of indigenous forest in the Langata suburb of Nairobi. However this unique hotel offers a spectacular dining experience where guests can dine along with the company of friendly giraffes. Not just the kind you'll find in zoos, here you'll be greeted by local resident Rothschild giraffes poking their long necks into the windows in the hope of a treat, before retreating to their forest sanctuary.
Address: Gogo Falls Road, Nairobi, Kenya
For gastronomic seekers that are looking for ways to elevate your dining experiences, these restaurants are beyond just a culinary offering. From dining with local giraffes and marine creatures to robots and roller coasters - the diversity in these revolutionary selections will definitely satisfy both the belly and mind, making it an unforgettable experience of a lifetime.