Unusual Food: Weirdest restaurants in the world


Weird has always been a selling point; Weird means strange and unusual, something out of the ordinary. Some people would go out of their way to try unusual food, and travel to other destinations just to try weird restaurants.

Take a look with us and check the weirdest restaurants around the world, the ones weird in décor and the ones serving unusual food. Maybe in your next trip you will find yourself in one of these cities trying unusual food in a unique ambiance.

Ninja Restaurant, New York

Ninja Restaurant, New York

A dining experience like no other, this restaurant serves the most unique Japanese fusions amidst a ninja theme.

The design of the restaurant resembles a ninja house in Japan; Dark narrow hallways lead to private rooms authentically decorated. The food menu, which is written on rolled mats, is very extensive. If you are interested in trying unusual food go with the ninja fusions, they are said to be taken of an old ninja secret book.

To provide more of a fun experience for patrons, the staff is all dressed like ninja, they perform ninja tricks to diners, and there is a magician that performs old ninja tricks.

Labassin Waterfall Restaurant, Philippines

Labassin Waterfall Restaurant, Philippines

Located right in the middle of a small river and waterfall, this restaurant lies in the luxurious Villa Escudero resort plantation.

The bamboo tables are set literally in the shallow river just a few feet away from the rush of a small waterfall. Guests can actually lean under the rushing waters to relax or get some relief from the heat during hot months.

The restaurant serves local dishes such as rice and fish. It provides a simple yet magical experience that tourists will never forget. Moreover, traditional dance and music shows are often performed in the restaurant.

Bird’s Nest Restaurant, Thailand

Bird’s Nest Restaurant, Thailand

Situated in Soneva Kiri Eco Resort in Thailand, Bird’s Nest Restaurant is one of the major tourist attractions in the area.

The nests are positioned high up in the trees, 16 feet above the ground to be exact. The unique position provides an outstanding view that you can enjoy while dining.

To give the waiters some fun of their own, they use a zip line to deliver food and drinks!

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Chillout Ice Lounge, Dubai

Chillout Ice Lounge, Dubai - Unusual Food

Where else would you find and ice lounge in the middle of the desert except in vibrant Dubai!

Originally opened in 2007, Chillout is the first ice lounge in the Middle East. And due to its impressive success, it went through a major revamp in 2014.

Everything in the lounge is made entirely out of ice from the ice sculptures to the ice seating and tables to the illuminated interior. This is why the lounge is kept at a subzero temperature year round.

To battle the very cold atmosphere, the place serves hot drinks and soup among a variety of other items.

What makes this place unbelievably unique is that it is located in the heart of the Middle East, where it never ever snows even in winter.

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The Black Ant restaurant, New York

The Black Ant restaurant, New York - Unusual Food

If you are looking for unusual food this is the right place, gourmet food mixed and decorated with insects in a fine dining restaurant.

This restaurant serves upscale Mexican food, including grasshopper-crusted shrimp and black ant guacamole. They also serve regular Mexican food if you do not feel very adventurous.

The black ants can also be seen in the décor as engravings on the black tiles that make up the walls of the restaurant.

The Fat Duck restaurant, England

The Fat Duck restaurant, England - Unusual Food


This restaurant provides a whimsical dining experience starting with its weird menu to the location inside an ancient building to the unusual food combinations.

Even though the food is anything but ordinary (the menu includes items like egg and bacon ice cream), the restaurant has gained and maintained three Michelin stars; Which makes it one of 5 restaurants in the UK with that ranking.

Celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal who runs the restaurant has added an associated laboratory to the restaurant to develop new dish concepts with his team, they go far and beyond to create the most bizarre food combinations.

De Kas restaurant, Amsterdam

De Kas restaurant, Amsterdam - Unusual Food

Imagine eating super fresh produce, prepared by a gourmet chef, surrounded by a stunning atmosphere in an old green house. Restaurants can’t get much better!

The setting of the restaurant is simply gorgeous; the tables are set in the middle of the green house basked in natural sunlight by day and sparkling start by night.

The menu changes every day, subject to the available seasonal produce. Whatever is freshly picked that day is exquisitely cooked.

Moreover, from May till October guests are invited to take a walk through the greenhouse and the adjacent crop fields.

To learn more about food around the world see also:

Where to eat in Morocco: a journey through Moroccan food

Food adventure: a tour around the world kitchens

Bahrain food: A Journey to taste the best Bahraini dishes