6 Truly Strange Theme Restaurants

Ever wanted to eat dinner on the toilet? In China, you can!

California has a smattering of pitch-black restaurants, Atlanta has the world's largest drive-in. In Missouri, you can even eat in a cave. But all of these seem like small potatoes compared to these truly bizarre theme restaurants, collected and photographed by Reuters.

Thai waiter wears a condom over his head while serving a cocktail at the Cabbages and Condoms restaurant in Bangkok. The restaurant, founded by Mechai Viravaidya, better known as "Mr Condom", aims to educate the public about safe sex. (Reuters)



A waitress dressed in nurse uniform serves a drink to a customers with a drip at a hospital-themed restaurant in Taipei. (Nicky Loh/Reuters)


A robot waiter serves food to customers at Hajime Japanese restaurant in Bangkok. Restaurant owner Lapassarad Thanaphant said she spent almost a million dollars on the Japanese restaurant including the purchase of four robots from Japan. (Sukree Sukplang/Reuters)


Customers play cards on toilet seats at a toilet-themed restaurant in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong province. (Joe Tan/Reuters)



A group of 22 Belgian chefs enjoy a plate of oysters at a table suspended by crane 50 metres above Brussels traffic. (Francois Lenoir/Reuters)



British set designer Tony Hornecker prepares dinner at his restaurant "The Pale Blue Door" in Berlin. A British set designer has taken his love for art, added some food, and opened a temporary pop-up restaurant -- made with scrap materials scavenged from the streets -- in one of Berlin's central community gardens. Tony Hornecker, the mastermind behind the thriving shanty town-style restaurant "The Pale Blue Door", said that he does not make any profits with his fanciful underground restaurant, but feels that he is giving Berlin a unique attraction. (Tobias Schwarz /Reuters)

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  • Amanda Erickson is a former senior associate editor at CityLab.