When you are visiting a foreign country, one of the greatest ways to explore and experience the local culture is through food. You always want to taste the most famous dishes of the country which you might find unusual or bizarre. However, for those who don’t consider tasting local specialties exciting enough, we have made a list of dining establishment where even the most experienced and worldly old hands will be astonished. From an undersea restaurant to eating in earthquake, check out these 25 bizarre dining experiences.
Eating on a cliff, China
Located in the Happy Valley of Xiling Gorge in the Hubei Province, China, the Fangweng hanging restaurant offers a breathtaking view of its natural surroundings to adventurers brave enough to set foot in it. Those who are not afraid of heights can enjoy the unique combination of delicious local food and mountaineering thrills.
Ninja dinner, USA
Situated in Tribeca, New York, The Japanese Ninja Restaurant is another establishment that is definitely not recommended for the faint hearted. The restaurant boasts of Kung fu fire tricks, sword-carrying waiters and exploding food. If you like armed ninjas dangling over your dinner plate, this place is right for you.
The Robot Restaurant, Thailand
The Hajime Restaurant in Thailand´s capital city of Bangkok is notable for the fact that each of its tables is equipped with a mini barbecue but it’s the waiters who have made this establishment almost world-famous. As incredible as it sounds, you are served by Samurai robots in this restaurant. When they are not busy, they even kill the time by dancing.
Dining on ice, Finland
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to eat on ice, wonder no more. Located north of the Arctic Circle, the Ice Restaurant’s interior is made entirely from ice. For obvious reasons, the restaurant only serves cold meals such as Lappish potato soup with cold smoked salmon, tender reindeer, and game meatballs served with vodka-lingonberry jelly.
Served by monkeys, Japan
If you happen to show up in the Kayabukiya Tavern in the city of Utsunomiya, a uniformed macaque may just bring you your sake. The restaurant’s owner, Otsuka, reported that he never initially taught the monkeys; they learned the work just from watching him. Nowadays, the monkeys are certified by the local authorities to work in the tavern, and they are well appreciated by customers, who tip them with soya beans.