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100 Unique Theme Restaurants

The Most Offbeat Places to Eat and Drink Around the World

— February 9, 2010 — Lifestyle
Over the last few years, I’ve seen some very unique theme restaurants from around the world. Hotels also belong to my favourite topics to cover, which is why I’m so excited to have some of the most creative gems right here in one place. This cluster of unique theme restaurants and eccentric cafes is a true treat to look at, and while many look like they would be incredible to dine at, there are others I’d rather never see in real life (like the jail cell restaurant—no thanks!).
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New Legislation Allows Dogs to Sit in Outdoor Restaurants
New Legislation Allows Dogs to Sit in Outdoor Restaurants
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Credit Crunch Food Certificates
Credit Crunch Food Certificates
Mega Restaurant Discounts
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96
Garlic-Free Restaurants
Garlic-Free Restaurants
No More Stinking Breath
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95
Foie Gras French Toast
Foie Gras French Toast
High Life Feasts at the Publican Restaurant in Chicago
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94
Thanksgiving Dinner in Paris
Thanksgiving Dinner in Paris
Restaurant Le Pharamond
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93
Being Served by Robots
Being Served by Robots
This Radio-Controlled Table Replaces Restaurant Waitstaff
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92
Ex-Con Cooks
Ex-Con Cooks
'Conviction' Restaurant Employs 13 Former Inmates
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Waterfront Sports Restaurants
Waterfront Sports Restaurants
CBS Scene
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90
Crowdsourced Restaurants
Crowdsourced Restaurants
The Instructables Restaurant
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89
World of Warcraft-Themed Restaurants
World of Warcraft-Themed Restaurants
Extreme Gamers Find MMORPG Heaven in China
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88
Ninja Themed Restaurant
Ninja Themed Restaurant
Ninja New York
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87
Medical Themed Bar
Medical Themed Bar
D.S Music Restaurant
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86
Monkeys As Waiters
Monkeys As Waiters
Primate Restaurant in Japan
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85
Solar Cooking
Solar Cooking
Restaurants Introduce Green Ovens
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84
Customized Taste Lab Restaurants
Customized Taste Lab Restaurants
'Geschmackslabor' in Germany
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83
Finding Nutritious Restaurants
Finding Nutritious Restaurants
America's Healthiest Casual Chains
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82
Sexy Branded Eateries
Sexy Branded Eateries
'Girls Gone Wild' Restaurants Open in Mexico
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81
Alternative Dining in a Bus
Alternative Dining in a Bus
Root Master Restaurant
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80
Florida Restaurant Debuts $100 Burger
Florida Restaurant Debuts $100 Burger
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Cabbage & Condom Restaurant
Cabbage & Condom Restaurant
Thai AIDS Awareness Cafe
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78
Luxury Eateries
Luxury Eateries
Dolce & Gabbana's Gold Restaurant
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77
Pay-What-You-Want Restaurants
Pay-What-You-Want Restaurants
Zebrano Leaves Price Up To You
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76
Fast Food Restaurant Bars
Fast Food Restaurant Bars
Burger King Bar Opens in South Beach in Miami, Florida (UPDATE)
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75
Magician Slice Eateries
Magician Slice Eateries
The Germain Restaurant Features a Statue of a Woman on Separate Floors
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74
Glass Restaurants
Glass Restaurants
Nomiya Opens on the Roof of Palais de Tokyo
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73
Dining For a Penny?
Dining For a Penny?
Credit Crunch Initiative from ‘Little Bay' Restaurant in London
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Serving Human Dairy
Serving Human Dairy
Swiss Restaurant Offers Breast Milk
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71
Toilet Themed Dining (UPDATE)
Toilet Themed Dining (UPDATE)
Marton Restaurant Now a Chain
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70
Bright Therapeutic Cafes
Bright Therapeutic Cafes
The Iglo Light Cafe Provides a Healthy Haven During Dark Times
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69
Urban Dining Tents
Urban Dining Tents
Cozy Tents as Restaurant Alternatives in Seoul
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68
Red Light Restaurants
Red Light Restaurants
The Geisha House Opens in the OC
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Eco-Friendly Fast Food
Eco-Friendly Fast Food
McDonald's Opens LEED-Certified Restaurant in Chicago
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66
Secret Sushi Bars
Secret Sushi Bars
Uo Japanese Restaurant Can't Be Seen From the Street
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Oxymoronic Restaurant Names
Oxymoronic Restaurant Names
Japan's Chubby Maid Cafe Serves Up Comfort Food
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Robot Run Restaurants
Robot Run Restaurants
Robo Cafe Signals the Coming Rise of the Machines
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Traffic Jam Cafes
Traffic Jam Cafes
‘Cahoona Coffee' Is Germany's First Coffee Drive-Through
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Coffin Restaurants
Coffin Restaurants
The Eternity
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Bliss-Inducing Cafes
Bliss-Inducing Cafes
'Van Gogh is Bipolar' Restaurant Serves Up Happy Hormones
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60
Psychedelic Museum Eateries
Psychedelic Museum Eateries
The Robert Restaurant in the Museum of Arts and Design
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Restaurants For Dogs
Restaurants For Dogs
Doggy Style Deli West
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Hilton Maldives Resort: World's First Undersea Restaurant
Hilton Maldives Resort: World's First Undersea Restaurant
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57
Gourmet-to-Go
Gourmet-to-Go
Restaurants Wrap Up Fine Dining Treats for On-the-Go Foodies
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Food Inspired Architecture
Food Inspired Architecture
Cafe Shaped Like Toast
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Luxury Hot Dogs
Luxury Hot Dogs
Miami's Franktitude Restaurant
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Fantasy Themed Restaurants
Fantasy Themed Restaurants
Alice in Wonderland and The Vampire Cafe
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Culture-Merging Restaurants
Culture-Merging Restaurants
Sous les Cerisiers by Ralston & Bau Merges Opera and Geisha Themes
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Prison-Themed Restaurants
Prison-Themed Restaurants
Alcatraz in Tokyo
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Treetop Restaurants
Treetop Restaurants
The Yellow Treehouse
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50
Celebrity-Run Restaurants
Celebrity-Run Restaurants
Robert DeNiro Opens ‘Locanda Verde' in the Greenwich Hotel
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Suspended Dining
Suspended Dining
The Liong Lie Architects Restaurant Design Lets You Hang Out
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Multitasking Retail Spaces
Multitasking Retail Spaces
The Achilles Project is Restaurant, Art Gallery and Boutique
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47
Colossal Luxury Clubs
Colossal Luxury Clubs
Hong Kong Rooftop Restaurant, Sevva, is Literally High Class
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Cardboard Cafes
Cardboard Cafes
B3 Designers at London Design Festival
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Posthumous Restaurant Openings
Posthumous Restaurant Openings
Five Leaves Opens, Minus Heath Ledger
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Fake Jungle Dining
Fake Jungle Dining
New Restaurant Tropical Rain Forest Theme
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Luxury Supper Clubs
Luxury Supper Clubs
Kettner's Famous Restaurant of London is Famous
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Suspended Cafeterias
Suspended Cafeterias
The Octospider
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Clinical Restaurants
Clinical Restaurants
Hospitalis in Latvia
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40
Seaside Angletecture
Seaside Angletecture
Unique, Revitalized Waterfront Café Design Lures Diners
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Japan's Pub Paradise Restaurant Caters To The Healthy Feet of Women
Japan's Pub Paradise Restaurant Caters To The Healthy Feet of Women
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Laboratory Restaurants
Laboratory Restaurants
Madeline's Madteater Offers Visitors Dinner and a Show
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Culinary Church Conversions
Culinary Church Conversions
The White Rabbit Restaurant
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36
Underwater Restaurant (Update)
Underwater Restaurant (Update)
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Marijuana Restaurants
Marijuana Restaurants
Ganja Gourmet, Where You Never Want to Stop Eating
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Motorcycle-Themed Restaurants
Motorcycle-Themed Restaurants
The Ducati Caffe Exudes Italian Sophistication
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Igloo Eateries
Igloo Eateries
The Hoto Fudo Noodle Restaurant in Japan
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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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Hallucinogenic Cafeterias
Hallucinogenic Cafeterias
Designer Tobias Rehberger Wins With Trippy Lunch Space
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Touchscreen Dining
Touchscreen Dining
Inamo Restaurant in London
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Latticed Restaurants
Latticed Restaurants
Tori-Tori Restaurant by Rojkind Arquitectos & Esrawe Studio in Mexico
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Jumbo-Sized Schnitzel & Burgers
Jumbo-Sized Schnitzel & Burgers
Waldgeist Restaurant
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Mystery Meal Cafes
Mystery Meal Cafes
Japan's Ogori Cafe is a Surprise Every Time
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Japanese Maid Cafe
Japanese Maid Cafe
Anime Fetish Restaurant in Toronto
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Dark Room Dining
Dark Room Dining
O'Noir Toronto Restaurant Lets You Enjoy Dinner Without Seeing it (UPDATE)
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Arboreal Restaurants
Arboreal Restaurants
Okinawa Tree House
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Modern Art Cafeterias
Modern Art Cafeterias
Trendy Eatery Gives You All-You-Can-Art
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Wooden Wave Diners
Wooden Wave Diners
The BanQ Restaurant in Boston is a Creatively Designed Space
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Touch-Screen Menus
Touch-Screen Menus
Restaurants & Bars with Interactive Tabletops
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War-Themed Restaurants
War-Themed Restaurants
"Buns and Guns" in Beirut
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Transformer Restaurants
Transformer Restaurants
3SIX0 Fold-Up Tables Make Way For Dance Floors
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Coffeehouses on Wheels
Coffeehouses on Wheels
Daniel Milchtein's Stunning 'Mobile Coffee Shop' Will Stop Traffic
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Glass Courtyard Cafes
Glass Courtyard Cafes
Dan Graham's Cafe Bravo in Berlin Mixes Past & Present
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Airplane Diners
Airplane Diners
Korean Boeing 747 Takes Eating Out to New Heights
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Futuristic Parisian Bakeries
Futuristic Parisian Bakeries
La Patisseries De Reves Creates a Unique Shopping Experience
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Sleek Fast Food Redesigns
Sleek Fast Food Redesigns
McDonald's Drive-In Restaurant in Maribor, Slovenia Gets Makeover
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Pink Retro Restaurants
Pink Retro Restaurants
Kurve by Karim Rashid
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Dining in Beds
Dining in Beds
The Bedtaste Floating Restaurant in Germany is Multi-Sensual
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Mobile Restaurant Rows
Mobile Restaurant Rows
Twittering Food Vendors Converge to Give LA Tasty Eats
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Floating Restaurant Tables
Floating Restaurant Tables
BBQ-Donut
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Funky Fusion Restaurants
Funky Fusion Restaurants
ODC Orlando di Castello Interior Has a Bizarre Combo of Inspirations
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Waiterless Restaurant
Waiterless Restaurant
Fully Automated Dining At Bagger's
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Color Changing Restaurants
Color Changing Restaurants
Karim Rashid Designs ‘Switch' With Undulated Walls
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Caged Treehouse Restaurants
Caged Treehouse Restaurants
The Yellow Treehouse Opens its Doors in New Zealand
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Chalkboard Cafes
Chalkboard Cafes
Felix Lobelius Creates Handwritten 'Kaffe' Coffee Shop Design
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Child-Centric Eateries
Child-Centric Eateries
Kids Cafe Piccolo, Seoul Designed Specifically for Children
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Wooden Tornados
Wooden Tornados
Caution: The Sliver Restaurant May Give You Splinters
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Bikini Baristas
Bikini Baristas
Cafe Di Vang 2 in Vietnam Serves Coffee With a Side of Skin
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Shipping Container Cafes
Shipping Container Cafes
Montreal Muvbox Restaurant Serves Lobster & Pizza
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