3 Unusual Restaurants From Around the World

For the most part, restaurants serve a basic function: to satisfy our appetites when we’re hungry. However, the world has come to view eating as more of an art form than a necessity, and so-called “adventurous dining” has never been more popular. Nowadays, there is an increasing trend among restaurateurs to add an edge of surrealism, escapism or the extraordinary to take people’s breath away, and many tourists flock to these eateries to experience the dinner of a lifetime.


However you feel about adventurous eating, you’re sure to find something on this list to whet your appetite. From underwater restaurants to rodeo shows and dinner in a tree, here are three highly unusual restaurants from different corners of the world.


Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, Conrad Maldives


There’s no explanation required here – Ithaa is the world’s first all-glass undersea restaurant. Located at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island in Alif Dhaal Atoll in the Republic of Maldives, the restaurant sits below 16 feet of water, offering views of sea life that you wouldn’t normally expect to see while enjoying a glass of wine! The novelty setting is the restaurant’s main draw, but the food is exquisite. The five-course lunch and six-course dinner menu are a little on the pricey side, but it is entirely worth it for the experience alone.


Ebenezer’s Barn & Grill, Bryce Canyon, Utah


Bryce Canyon, a sprawling reserve in southern Utah, is known for its ancient rock formations, giant, natural amphitheater and temperate climate. As well as a providing a fascinating insight into Native America history, Bryce Canyon is the perfect year-round destination for hiking, skiing and snowshoeing. The alpine environment is also home to dozens of species of mammals and birds, as well as distinctive red rock pillars and natural wonders – making it the ideal spot for a vacation – but where to eat?


Ebenezer’s Barn & Grill provides a unique Western experience, complete with evening barn entertainment and great local food. The restaurant offers an all-inclusive menu that includes a main dish, dessert, drink and an entertaining Western show. Choices include baked salmon, cowboy chicken, flat iron steak and a full BBQ plate, with vegetarian and children’s options available. You can find out more about this popular Bryce Canyon restaurant online.


Sovena Kiri, Thailand


Of all the islands in Trat province, Koh Kood is perhaps Thailand’s best-kept secret. The undeveloped island has a distinct “local” feel and truly is paradise in a nutshell. Plus, if you ever wanted to live in a tree house as a child, Sovena Kiri restaurant in Thailand offers you the chance to experience just that – if only for the evening.


The bamboo “tree-pod” restaurant is located 15 feet above ground level at the resort in the Koh Kood rainforest with views of the ocean and exotic wildlife. In case you’re wondering how it works, guests are gently hoisted up to the tropical foliage meals are delivered by waiters dangling from zip lines. This is truly an experience for the bucket list.