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40 One-of-a-Kind Dining Experiences

From Treehouse Restaurants to Robot & Monkey Waiters

— July 1, 2009 — Lifestyle
There are millions of restaurants in the world, but a scant few can say that they provide the out-of-this-world dining experiences the restaurants in this slideshow do on a daily basis.

From treehouse restaurants to ones with a 'World of Warcraft' theme, a knock-out setting is a logical place to start when planning a killer restaurant. Tech-savvy add-ons like touchscreen menus and robot waiters push the envelope farther, while customized taste lab restaurants and pay-what-you-want pricing take the experience of dining out to new, bizarre levels.
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Recession-Friendly Restaurants
Recession-Friendly Restaurants
Potager Natural Cafe Has Mismatched Furniture & No Prices
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39
Baby Bottles For Booze
Baby Bottles For Booze
La Cave des Fondus Restaurant Serves Wine in Baby Bottles
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38
Street Level Cruise Ships
Street Level Cruise Ships
Docked Harbour Restaurant Mimicks Luxury Yacht
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37
Being Served by Robots
Being Served by Robots
This Radio-Controlled Table Replaces Restaurant Waitstaff
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36
Ex-Con Cooks
Ex-Con Cooks
'Conviction' Restaurant Employs 13 Former Inmates
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35
Crowdsourced Restaurants
Crowdsourced Restaurants
The Instructables Restaurant
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34
World of Warcraft-Themed Restaurants
World of Warcraft-Themed Restaurants
Extreme Gamers Find MMORPG Heaven in China
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33
Ninja Themed Restaurant
Ninja Themed Restaurant
Ninja New York
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32
Monkeys As Waiters
Monkeys As Waiters
Primate Restaurant in Japan
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31
Medical Themed Bar
Medical Themed Bar
D.S Music Restaurant
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30
Customized Taste Lab Restaurants
Customized Taste Lab Restaurants
'Geschmackslabor' in Germany
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29
Alternative Dining in a Bus
Alternative Dining in a Bus
Root Master Restaurant
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28
Touch-Screen Restaurant Registers
Touch-Screen Restaurant Registers
The EPOS Lite
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27
Pay-What-You-Want Restaurants
Pay-What-You-Want Restaurants
Zebrano Leaves Price Up To You
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26
Dining For a Penny?
Dining For a Penny?
Credit Crunch Initiative from ‘Little Bay' Restaurant in London
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25
Toilet Themed Dining (UPDATE)
Toilet Themed Dining (UPDATE)
Marton Restaurant Now a Chain
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24
Coffin Restaurants
Coffin Restaurants
The Eternity
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23
Restaurants For Dogs
Restaurants For Dogs
Doggy Style Deli West
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22
Fantasy Themed Restaurants
Fantasy Themed Restaurants
Alice in Wonderland and The Vampire Cafe
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21
Prison-Themed Restaurants
Prison-Themed Restaurants
Alcatraz in Tokyo
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20
Suspended Dining
Suspended Dining
The Liong Lie Architects Restaurant Design Lets You Hang Out
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19
Multitasking Retail Spaces
Multitasking Retail Spaces
The Achilles Project is Restaurant, Art Gallery and Boutique
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18
Fake Jungle Dining
Fake Jungle Dining
New Restaurant Tropical Rain Forest Theme
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17
Clinical Restaurants
Clinical Restaurants
Hospitalis in Latvia
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16
Laboratory Restaurants
Laboratory Restaurants
Madeline's Madteater Offers Visitors Dinner and a Show
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15
Culinary Church Conversions
Culinary Church Conversions
The White Rabbit Restaurant
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14
Underwater Restaurant (Update)
Underwater Restaurant (Update)
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13
Motorcycle-Themed Restaurants
Motorcycle-Themed Restaurants
The Ducati Caffe Exudes Italian Sophistication
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12
Harmonious Dining Concepts – The 'Boom Food Restaurant' Turns Cuisine To Symphony
Harmonious Dining Concepts – The 'Boom Food Restaurant' Turns Cuisine To Symphony
The 'Boom Food Restaurant' Turns Cuisine To Symphony
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11
Touchscreen Dining
Touchscreen Dining
Inamo Restaurant in London
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10
Spanking For Pudding
Spanking For Pudding
La Nouvelle Justine Restaurant Serves Food in Dog Bowls
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9
Japanese Maid Cafe
Japanese Maid Cafe
Anime Fetish Restaurant in Toronto
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8
Arboreal Restaurants
Arboreal Restaurants
Okinawa Tree House
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7
Touch-Screen Menus
Touch-Screen Menus
Restaurants & Bars with Interactive Tabletops
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6
War-Themed Restaurants
War-Themed Restaurants
"Buns and Guns" in Beirut
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5
Pink Retro Restaurants
Pink Retro Restaurants
Kurve by Karim Rashid
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4
Dining in Beds
Dining in Beds
The Bedtaste Floating Restaurant in Germany is Multi-Sensual
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3
Floating Restaurant Tables
Floating Restaurant Tables
BBQ-Donut
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2
Waiterless Restaurant
Waiterless Restaurant
Fully Automated Dining At Bagger's
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1
Caged Treehouse Restaurants
Caged Treehouse Restaurants
The Yellow Treehouse Opens its Doors in New Zealand
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