Most of us have a favorite restaurant, the one specific place that we always go to because we’re familiar with their menu and have made a tradition of eating there. While having a favorite restaurant is certainly comfortable, why not take things up a notch and consider eating at one of the most unique dining establishments in the world? From enjoying gourmet dishes under the water to being served your dinner by a ninja, many of these businesses are worth taking a trip. Read on for some suggestions.
Rangali Island Resort offers a truly one-of-a-kind dinner experience. This intimate space is located 16 feet underwater and is encased in a transparent acrylic roof, which offers a panoramic view of the fish and sea animals swimming in the Maldives’ gorgeous waters. Seating capacity is only 14, so you can rest assured that it will be a quiet, intimate experience that allows you to really take in your surroundings. Unfortunately, the salt water is slowly breaking down the structure, so make sure to get your reservation in while you still can!
Be Served By Ninjas
Ninja New York has been described as a “dreary subterranean labyrinth.” The space is designed to look like a 15th-century Japanese feudal village and has lots of dark nooks and secret passageways to further set the mood. The servers are dressed as ninjas and bow, tumble, and perform tricks as they deliver your food. Naturally, the restaurant serves Japanese cuisine. Expect an adventure when you dine at Ninja New York.
Enjoy a Meal in The Sky
In Montreal, Canada you can enjoy your dinner seated in the sky. A concept originating in Belgium, a crane hoists guests 160 feet up in the air, along with a table, staff, and all other elements of a great meal. Guests are securely strapped into dining chairs so they can enjoy a meal floating about the ground without any risk to their safety. This idea has gained popularity and is now offered for limited time periods around the world.
Stay in the Dark
Dining in the dark isn’t a new idea, but the concept originated at O.NOIR in Montreal, then later at a second location in Toronto. The idea is that your sense of taste is amplified when other senses are not being stimulated. You’ll start your night off in the lit bar, where you’ll order your meal. Even in this lit area, cell phones, flashlights, and all other sources of light are prohibited. You’ll then be led by waiters to the pitch black dining room, where you’ll enjoy a two-hour seated meal with servers explaining where everything is located on the table.
Don’t be afraid to stray away from what’s familiar and experiment with different cuisines and dining experiences. Who knows? You might even find your new favorite restaurant.