11 Unusual and Strangest Restaurants From Around The World

If you think you have seen or heard of weird restaurants, things and places in your life, then you have got another think coming because am about to shock you.

I thought that I have had enough of weirdness and unusual stuff until I stumbled upon some of the weirdest and strangest of restaurants from around the world.

Frankly, if some of these strange restaurants from around don’t make you giddy, then I guess nothing ever would.

Ranging from restaurants floating in the sky, to those found under the sea, to those in the tombs, to where you get served in prison uniforms by waiters dressed as prison wardens and down to where you get served by monkeys.

And when you think you have had enough weirdness, there is also the restaurant where you eat humans. Well, not in that sense, but a lookalike that makes you feel more like a cannibal. It can’t get weirder than this.

I call these the unusual and strangest restaurants from around the world!

I had much fun researching, compiling and writing this article; and I have no doubt that you are about to get thrilled and tickled with these list of unusual and strangest restaurants from around the world.

Buckle up for a roller coaster ride.

Here we go!

Monkey Tavern – Izakaya Kayabuki, Japan

Monkey Tavern – Izakaya Kayabuki, Japan

There is no doubt that monkeys are smart; in fact smarter than you would ever think; so much that they can be used as waiters and waitresses.

In Japan, the owner of the Monkey Tavern certainly put this to good use in his restaurant as he uses monkeys to serve his guests.

Well, if you happen to breeze in there you would certainly save some bucks as you wouldn’t have to tip monkeys…and the owner, Kaoru Otsuka gets away with having not to pay workers.

Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, Maldives

under the sea restaurant

Located in Maldives, Ithaa restaurant is one of the strangest restaurants in the world; and also one of the most expensive as it costs $5 million. Imagine the cost just to make your taste buds happy.

However, it is not the cost that puts ithaa in this list but the unusual and weirdness. Imagine a restaurant located 16 feet below the surface of the Indian ocean, and as you eat your eyes are feed with an array of sea creatures just swimming around.

This aquarium styled eatery is the first of its kind in the world and certainly weird in a good way.

Devil Island Prison Restaurant


If there is another name for weird, then the Devil Island Prison Restaurant would definitely earn it. This restaurant is built and modelled after a concentration camp, aka prison. The owner wanting to raise the awareness of how difficult and tough prison life could be and to scare away people from a life of crime decorated the restaurant to the last detail as if it were a real prison.

This restaurant is located in china. The realistic decoration includes a large steel structure at its entrance just like a real prison. The floors are made of metal and the inside doors and windows have steel bars.

The owner takes things to the extreme as the waiters are dressed as in-mates with white striped uniforms while the security personnel there are dressed up like guards.

Even the food you get served is brought in typical prison trays.

My dear, if this doesn’t scare or gives you the creeps about prison life, then you are probably a hardened criminal already.

To take matters a notch up, you are photographed, finger-printed and given the option of being handcuffed just like a criminal.

You are treated like a criminal.

There is no fancy table with decorations…nah! Remember you are being treated like a prisoner.

For me……I don’t cherish the experience, and this is sure one of the strangest restaurants from around the world.

Cannibalistic Restaurant


When I first saw the theme of this restaurant, it scared the craps out of me; and I bet it did same to you. The cannibalistic restaurant sure fits this list as one of the strangest restaurants from around the world when it comes to weird.

Though you are not served human flesh or raw meat, the name alone gives the creeps.

Located in Japan, the food served is called Nyotaimori and it means ‘female body plate’ and is one of the strangest and unusual food from any Japanese restaurant.

Here, they serve you Japanese sushi and sashimi inside a woman’s body.

What?! I hear you scream.

Well, not a real human body as in flesh and blood but it’s real enough. The body is actually made from food and is placed on a table tailored after a surgical table found in a hospital.

Customers are free to eat from any part of the body. What makes it look so real is that as you cut and dig into the food, it will appear to be bleeding just like a real human body.

Kick me if this is not weird enough!

Dinner In The Sky


Dinner in the sky experience can only be described as crazy and breath-taking! If you fancy high altitude and aint scared of heights, then this might be for you.

With its origin from Belgium and having spread to more than 40 cities around the globe, the idea revolves around hoisting guests in a crane who are securely strapped into dining chairs 160 feet above the ground.

Tables, waiting staff and along with everything required to enjoy a good floating meal above the ground are taken along.

If you don’t see this as weird and strange, then I wonder what is; and all for a meal that costs about $30, 000!

Black Ants Restaurant

Black Ants Restaurant

If there is another stronger word for strange, the Black Ants Restaurant would almost certainly earn it. This is a New York restaurant where black ants are served as part of the meal.

If you have fear or distaste for creeping or crawling creatures, then this is not for you. Here at this New York restaurant serving traditional Mexican cuisine, creepy crawlies are on the menu. Be ready to get served insects in your drinks and appetizers. Grasshoppers are also on the menu.

For those not enthusiastic about finding insects in their meals, you can go with the traditional Mexican cuisine, sans-ants.

If you have never eaten at the Black Ants Restaurant, you might want to give the black ant guac a trial. It’s been said that it’s well worth it.

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