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69 Whimsical Eateries

From Melting Marshmallow Eateries to Space-Shifting Sushi Bars

— October 25, 2013 — Art & Design
These wonderfully whimsical eateries are turning ordinary outings for dinner into abstract and artistic experiences.

Going out to a restaurant often simply means choosing a type of cuisine and sitting down to order food. These whimsical eateries however, are revolutionizing the dining experience by turning ordinary restaurant structures into magnificent architectural designs. With so many dining options constantly popping up around the city, there's no surprise as to why business owners are choosing to add larger-than-life features and artistic elements to their decor as a way to stand out to diners.

From eateries that feature Tetris-like decor to those that showcase melting marshmallow designs and illuminated walls, these whimsical eateries are sure to entice diners with all their offbeat and eccentric features.
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Reclaimed Luxury Eateries
Reclaimed Luxury Eateries
La Ville de Pins by BANG by MIN Turns Disheveled into Exclusive
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67
Ever-Changing Eateries
Ever-Changing Eateries
The Electrolux Cube Pop Up Restaurant is a Traveling Wonder
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66
Neat Netherlandish Eateries
Neat Netherlandish Eateries
'Pure C' Restaurant Favors Contemporary Style & a Casual Atmosphere
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65
Entangled Installation Eateries
Entangled Installation Eateries
The Aria Ristorante Features Eye-Catching Fixtures
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64
Space-Hacking Eaters
Space-Hacking Eaters
The Oatmeal Studio IkHa Restaurant is Customized by Diners
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63
Undulating Eatery Facades
Undulating Eatery Facades
The Yufutoku Restaurant by ISSHO Architects Evokes the Machiya Style
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62
Linear Element Eateries
Linear Element Eateries
The Tsukiage-An Restaurant Stays True to its Japanese Culture
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61
Melting Marshmallow Eateries
Melting Marshmallow Eateries
The L'Opéra Restaurant Paris Features Soft Architectural Element
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60
Futuristic Fashion Diners
Futuristic Fashion Diners
The Bond & Brook Restaurant Interior by d_raw is Out-of-This-World
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59
Escher-Inspired Eateries
Escher-Inspired Eateries
The Joey Ho Design Limited 'The Room' Restaurant is Mind-Boggling
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58
Brightly Hued Sushi Bars
Brightly Hued Sushi Bars
The Tori Tori Restaurant is Comfy and Classy
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57
Pop Art-Inspired Eateries
Pop Art-Inspired Eateries
The Shumis Pizzeria Takes Cues From Warhol
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56
Clouded Ceiling Eateries
Clouded Ceiling Eateries
The Ho-Hum Restaurant by M4 Features Artful Spacial Elements
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55
Luminous Copper-Clad Bars
Luminous Copper-Clad Bars
Ketel One Vodka Bar by Jenner Studio is a Metal Masterpiece
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54
Faceted Fish Restaurants
Faceted Fish Restaurants
The Gundry & Ducker 'Yoobi Sushi' Shop is Geometric
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53
Color-Burst Confection Cafes
Color-Burst Confection Cafes
The Fritzy's a Frozen Yogurt and Bulk Candy Shop is Boldly Vibrant
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52
Bug-Eyed Eateries
Bug-Eyed Eateries
The Quirky VW Beetle Restaurant/House Merges the Best of Both Worlds
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51
Pop-Up Snowflake Restaurants
Pop-Up Snowflake Restaurants
Carmody Groarke's Studio East Dining by Bistrotheque
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50
Stripped Sushi Bars
Stripped Sushi Bars
The Sushi-teria Restaurant Features a Raw and Sustainable Design
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49
Artistic Fast Food Joints
Artistic Fast Food Joints
The McDonald's in Batumi, Georgia is a Feat of Fast Food Architecture
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48
Futuristic Fast Food Shops
Futuristic Fast Food Shops
The McDonald's by Patrick Norguet is a Contemporary Take on a Classic
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47
Canopied Ceiling Cafes
Canopied Ceiling Cafes
The Play Pot Restaurant is Inspired by Street Venders
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46
Revamped Round Structures
Revamped Round Structures
The Vesu Restaurant in California was Once a Piano Store
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45
Tantalizing Treetop Restaurants (UPDATE)
Tantalizing Treetop Restaurants (UPDATE)
The Yellow Pages Redwoods Treehouse Eatery is High Class
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44
Dapper Devilish Bistros
Dapper Devilish Bistros
The SMLWRLD 'Hell of the North' Restaurant is Warm and Inviting
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43
Forest Canopy Eateries
Forest Canopy Eateries
Koichi Takada Architects' TREE Restaurant is Like the Hometree in 'Avatar'
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42
Floating Orb Eateries
Floating Orb Eateries
The Ciel de Paris by Noe Duchaufour-Lawrance is Boldly Lit
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41
Bowling-Inspired Bar Cafes
Bowling-Inspired Bar Cafes
The Nicky’s Food & Drinks Eatery Embraces the Popular Pastime
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40
Bovine-Branded Eateries
Bovine-Branded Eateries
The Minas Kosmidis 'Farma Kreaton' Restaurant is Thematic Throughout
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39
Gypsy City Dining
Gypsy City Dining
Mr. Important Designs a Nomadic Dining Experience in San Francisco
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38
Jenga-Inspired Eateries
Jenga-Inspired Eateries
The Innuendo Restaurant by Bluarch Architecture Features Grid-Like Accents
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37
Effective Eatery Re-Brandings
Effective Eatery Re-Brandings
The Wienerwald Restaurant Gets a Bold New Look
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36
Ever-Changing Eateries
Ever-Changing Eateries
The 'What Happens When' Restaurant Installation is Undeniabl Unique
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35
Magician Slice Eateries
Magician Slice Eateries
The Germain Restaurant Features a Statue of a Woman on Separate Floors
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34
Tetris-Inspired Eateries
Tetris-Inspired Eateries
The Nando's Restaurant Ashford by Blacksheep is Geometrically Bold
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33
Undulating Grid Ceilings
Undulating Grid Ceilings
V’ammos Restaurant by LM Architects is Structurally Hypnotic
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32
Exquisite Terrace Eateries
Exquisite Terrace Eateries
The La Grelha Restaurant Offers Patrons Open-Concept Dining
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31
Bold Broken Mirror Eateries
Bold Broken Mirror Eateries
The Alegra Restaurant by Mr.Important is Dynamically Designed
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30
Modernized Monumental Eateries
Modernized Monumental Eateries
The NYU Restaurant by IM Lab is Built Atop Ancient Ruins
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29
Sleek Sustainable Eateries
Sleek Sustainable Eateries
The Beef Bar in Mexico City Puts Focus on Lush Greenery
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28
Tree-Table Restaurants
Tree-Table Restaurants
The Tartinery Nolita French Bistro is Like an Indoor Courtyard Cafe
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27
Loopy Lumber Interiors
Loopy Lumber Interiors
The Nautilus Project is Organically Sophisticated and Elegant
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26
Shipping Container Eateries
Shipping Container Eateries
Los Sopranos by Pedro Scattarella Redefines Reclaimed Design
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25
Bamboo-Separated Dining
Bamboo-Separated Dining
HAMA Restaurant Features Traditional Japanese House Aesthetic
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24
Frosting-Inspired Eateries
Frosting-Inspired Eateries
The Cupcake Boutique by DITTEL Satisfies One’s Sweet Tooth
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23
Rolling Bamboo Interiors
Rolling Bamboo Interiors
Atelier FCJZ Designs the Tang Palace Restaurant in Hangzhou China
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22
Culture-Merging Restaurants
Culture-Merging Restaurants
Sous les Cerisiers by Ralston & Bau Merges Opera and Geisha Themes
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21
Woven Wood Ceilings
Woven Wood Ceilings
The Ikibana Restaurant by El Equipo Creativo is Whimsical and Warm
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20
Latticed Lumber Bistros
Latticed Lumber Bistros
The Niseko Look Out Cafe Provides a Compelling View Inside
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19
Vibrantly Striped Eateries
Vibrantly Striped Eateries
Xing Restaurant Features a Cool Layered Acrylic Ceiling
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18
Dining Car-Inspired Restaurants
Dining Car-Inspired Restaurants
The Fabbrica Bergen Pizzeria is Warm and Intimate
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17
Funky Farmhouse Eateries
Funky Farmhouse Eateries
The Capital Kitchen by Mim Design is a Modern Country Style Restaurant
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16
Space-Shifting Sushi Bars
Space-Shifting Sushi Bars
Sushicafé Avenida in Lisbon is Far from Traditional
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15
Crafty Sustainable Cafe Accents
Crafty Sustainable Cafe Accents
Artisan Coffee by Liquidesign Features Eco-Friendly Decor
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14
Interim Industrial Eateries
Interim Industrial Eateries
The Softroom 'Wahaca Southbank Experiment' is Time Sensitive
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13
Elegant Chocolate-Hued Eateries
Elegant Chocolate-Hued Eateries
This Dim Sum Bar by Hou de Sousa is Classic yet Contemporary
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12
Latticed Restaurants
Latticed Restaurants
Tori-Tori Restaurant by Rojkind Arquitectos & Esrawe Studio in Mexico
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11
Warehouse-Style Eco Eateries
Warehouse-Style Eco Eateries
Elements of Fastvinic Cafe by Alfons Tost are Designed to Be Recycled
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10
Modern Art Cafeterias
Modern Art Cafeterias
Trendy Eatery Gives You All-You-Can-Art
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9
Whimsical Vintage Restaurants
Whimsical Vintage Restaurants
One Could Easily Get Lost in this Wonderful Theme Restaurant
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8
Curvy Pristine Restaurants
Curvy Pristine Restaurants
Busride Design Studio Creates Interior for The Smokehouse Room
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7
Eclectically Retro Eateries
Eclectically Retro Eateries
The Matto Bar and Pizzeria is Cozy and Rustic
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6
Eclectic Industrial Eateries
Eclectic Industrial Eateries
The Amerikka Design Office Chico’s Restaurant is Bold
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5
Caged Treehouse Restaurants
Caged Treehouse Restaurants
The Yellow Treehouse Opens its Doors in New Zealand
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4
Gridlike Bar Interiors
Gridlike Bar Interiors
The Fat Cow Restaurant Features a Cool Wooden Ceiling Installation
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3
Sustainable Container Eateries
Sustainable Container Eateries
Les Grandes Tables Offers an Eco-Friendly Dining Experience
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2
Coral Reef Restaurants
Coral Reef Restaurants
Entering Urban Interiorites is Like Setting Foot in a Whale's Mouth
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1
Rustic Industrial Restaurants
Rustic Industrial Restaurants
Cocotte Presents a Gritty Interior Design
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