Ridiculous Restaurants That We're Surprised People Actually Eat At

They say you shouldn't sh*t where you eat, and that's good advice. But that bit of sage wisdom might get confusing at Modern Toilet, a Japanese restaurant that offers toilets for chairs and serves meals in toilet bowls. Check out our list of the 13 strangest restaurants from around the world here.

  • 1. Cabbages And Condoms — Bangkok, Thailand

    1. Cabbages And Condoms — Bangkok, Thailand

    All conscientious diners ask one vital question when selecting a restaurant: Am I likely to get pregnant there? Worry no more at Cabbages and Condoms, where decor is condom-themed and diners leave with free condoms instead of mints.

  • 2. Modern Toilet — Kaohsiung, Taiwan

    2. Modern Toilet — Kaohsiung, Taiwan

    "Modern Toilet." It sounds like a bizarre magazine, but it's actually a restaurant that serves Asian-style cuisine in toilet-shaped bowls. Surprisingly, the restaurant has become popular enough to open several locations across Asia. Can you guess what diners sit on while they eat?

  • 3. A-380 In-Flight Kitchen — Taipei, Taiwan

    3. A-380 In-Flight Kitchen — Taipei, Taiwan

    If you've ever listened to stand-up comedy from the 1980s (or if you've ever flown), you'll know that airplane food has a bad rep. Not at this restaurant, though, where the interior is modeled after a commercial plane and servers wheel around meal and beverage carts to simulate the in-flight experience.

  • 4. Fortezza Medicea Restaurant — Volterra, Italy

    4. Fortezza Medicea Restaurant — Volterra, Italy

    One of Italy's toughest restaurants to get into is also one of the toughest to escape from (for the inmates at least). Amazingly, this restaurant is staffed by prisoners (the cutlery is plastic). In addition to popularity, wait times are also long because diners must be screened by the government before entry.

  • 5. Christon — Tokyo, Japan

    5. Christon — Tokyo, Japan

    If your ideal dining experience is to be surrounded by artifacts and artwork that reminds you of the suffering of Jesus, then Christon is the place for you. The restaurant features an overload of Christian decor: coffins, crucifixes, Christ paintings, etc. You know, to whet your appetite.

  • 6. Heart Attack Grill — Las Vegas, Nevada

    6. Heart Attack Grill — Las Vegas, Nevada

    You won't find any kale-based, "lite," "skinny," or organic options here. The Heart Attack Grill instead plows full-throttle toward decadence, offering artery-clogging options like the four-patty Quadruple Bypass burger. Waitresses here dress like nurses, and anyone who weighs more than 350 pounds eats for free. Their motto, "Taste worth dying for," is no joke.

  • 7. Ithaa Undersea Restaurant — Alifu Dhaalu Atoll, Maldives

    7. Ithaa Undersea Restaurant — Alifu Dhaalu Atoll, Maldives

    You know how some grocery stores let you select a live lobster from a tank to purchase? This luxurious underwater restaurant is like that times ten. Here you can eat a seafood meal completely surrounded by, well, live seafood.

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  • 8. Disaster Cafe — Girona, Spain

    8. Disaster Cafe — Girona, Spain

    As far as novelty restaurant ideas go, this one takes the cake. This Spanish restaurant subjects diners to a simulated earthquake. Why? We have no idea. Just don't wear nice clothes here — wouldn't want to suffer some easily avoidable stains. 

  • 9. Chillout Ice Lounge — Dubai, UAE

    9. Chillout Ice Lounge — Dubai, UAE

    If you prefer dining in extreme temperatures, Dubai's Chillout Ice Lounge is for you. Nearly everything here — tables, plates, chairs — is made of ice. As for the parkas? They're supplied for you.

  • 10. Dinner in the Sky — Traveling Franchise

    10. Dinner in the Sky — Traveling Franchise

    Talk about dinner with a view. Diners here are strapped into a floating platform that ascends 15 stories (50 meters) into the sky where brave chefs cook meals for groups of up to 22 people at a time.

  • 11. Yellow Tree House — Warkworth, New Zealand

    11. Yellow Tree House — Warkworth, New Zealand

    Built around a huge redwood tree, this restaurant will fulfill all your childhood fantasies, albeit in a much classier way. Unfortunately, this restaurant is only available for private parties now, so be sure to make reservations in advance.

  • 12. Hajime Restaurant — Bangkok, Thailand

    12. Hajime Restaurant — Bangkok, Thailand

    Are you a misanthrope who'd rather not deal with humans? Hajime, a restaurant run almost entirely by robots, might become your new favorite spot.

  • 13. The Rock — Zanzibar, Tanzania

    13. The Rock — Zanzibar, Tanzania

    This one's not actually that weird, it's just super cozy and comes with a beautiful view. It's situated oceanfront and rock-top in Tanzania and only serves small parties. 

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