Ten Most Fascinating Restaurant Experiences from Around the World

Dining in restaurants is a unique cultural experience that is different depending on the region of the world you’re standing in. We’ve found 10 stand-out super-unique dining experiences from around the globe you need to see. Which ones are do you want to cross off your bucket list?


1. Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, Alif Dhaal Atoll, Maldives

An undersea restaurant located five meters below sea level. Ithaa Undersea Restaurant is located on Conrad Maldives Rangali Island in the Republic of Maldives.

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2.  Truth Coffee, Cape Town, South Africa

This quirky little cafe built like a steampunk world of pipes and old metal brews gourmet home-roasted coffee.

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3. Giraffe Manor, Nairobi, Kenya

Giraffe Manor is a small hotel in Nairobi, Kenya which serves as a home to a number of endangered Rothschild giraffes. The hotel/restaurant operates a breeding program to reintroduce breeding giraffes back into the wild (hello purpose economy). Hope you don’t mind a dining buddy

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4. Ristorante Grotta Palazzese, Puglia, Italy

Carved into the rock and overlooking the Adriatic Sea, the Hotel Ristorante Grotta Palazzese in Polignano a Mare is located in a stunning setting caves that have been wowing visitors since ancient times.

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5. Redwoods Treehouse, Warkworth, New Zealand

The Redwoods Treehouse was custom-built as part of a marketing campaign by the Yellow Pages in 2008. The result is a striking pod-shaped structure built 10 meters high in a redwood tree near Warkworth, north of Auckland. The Redwoods Treehouse is available as a private venue for corporate events, work parties, product launches, intimate weddings and other celebrations. Talk about a serious treehouse party! 

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6. Espresso Patronum, Toronto, Canada

Wizarding folk can now grab a pint at the Lockhart, a Harry Potter-themed bar in Toronto’s west end. Bring your wands! 

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6. Labassin Waterfall Restaurant, Villa Escudero Resort, Philippines

The resort has become a prime tourist destination for locals and foreign visitors to the Philippines. It has a worldwide reputation as a showcase for the Philippines’ rich cultural heritage, offering a beguiling glimpse of its history, cuisine, dress, customs, and natural beauty. Might get a bit wet!

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7. Prison of Fire, Tianjin, China

Prison Feng Yun (Chinese name) is in the city of Tianjin and a half-hour from Beijing in Northeast China. It’s the country’s first prison-themed restaurant with furry spider toys hanging from the ceiling and a fully-stocked bar. Not for those afraid of…. Umm….  Jail.

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8. Aiguille Du Midi, Chamonix, France

The Aiguille du Midi is a mountain within the French Alps. It’s a very popular tourist destination and can be directly accessed by cable car from Chamonix. Maybe not for those afraid of heights. 

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10. Hot Air Balloon Restaurant, Culiair, Netherlands

Master chef Angélique Schmeinck demonstrates her culinary art during a balloon trip over the most beautiful parts of the Netherlands. This is the only dining option in the world available in a hot air balloon! Talk about upscale dining.

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