9 Peculiar Yet Interesting Restaurants in India

Ever eaten in a jail? Being served by waiters in police uniform? Or have you experienced dining with dead people in a graveyard? Serving delicious food is not the only parameter to a customer's heart, today. Restaurant owners are daring to experiment with unusual ideas, decors and themes to race ahead in competition.

Foodies are not always in a pursuit of good food. They also love to cherish different and unusual experiences in eating business.

In a quest to find some off-beat restaurants, we have shortlisted 10 weird yet innovative restaurants in India. Have a look!

1. Dark Dine Invisible, Bangalore

Have you ever tried eating food in absolute darkness? Well this is what Dark Dine Invisible offers its customers-to dine in absence of kind of light, be it natural or artificial. The customers are escorted to a dark room by blind servers and hosts who serve you both vegetarian and non-vegetarian preparations. Waiters here are trained by National Association for Blind, Karnataka. A perfect place where only tongue can delight in the bites and nose can savor the aroma.

Location: No. 1303, Benaka Plaza, Main Road, HAL 3rd Stage, Jeevanbheema Nagar, Bangalore
Opening Hours: 11 AM to 11 PM

2. Tihar Food Court, Delhi

Dehli's infamous Tihar Jail which has a count of 13,000 prisoners opened this restaurant where food is prepared and served by criminals. The largest Jail campus in South Asia, Tihar opened this unusual food corner where customers are attended by a constable manager and seven murder convicts. The food here has received much appreciation and staff has also been complimented for polite and hygienic service.

Location: Tihar Jail Complex, Opposite Indraprastha Gas Station, Jail Road, New Delhi.
Opening Hours: 11 AM to 3 PM, 5 PM to 9 PM

3. New Lucky Restaurant, Ahmedabad

People in Ahmedabad prefer having morning tea with the dead. Yes, it read it right. Not just breakfast but you can also have lunch and dinner at this restaurant built on a graveyard. Although it sounds creepy to have food surrounded by 26 tombs, the owner boasts of the luck this place has brought him. The restaurant has been running successfully since 30 years. It is famous eatery among the local patrons and around 300 customers drop in here every day.

Location: Opposite City College, Near Dinbai, TowerLal Darwaja, Ahmedabad.
Opening Hours: 11 AM to 11 PM

4. Gufaa, Hyderabad

The famous restaurant is themed as cave adorned with beautiful subtle lighting and serves delicious food. Experience having food in a nomadic lifestyle as the ambience takes you back in time. The dungeon creates the perfect thrill with its dim lighting, sound effects and waiters dressed as hunters.

Location: 5-9-30/16-20, Ohri's Cuisine Court, Opposite Old Gandhi Medical College, Basheer Bagh, Hyderabad.
Opening Hours: 12 Noon to 3:30 PM, 7 PM to 11:30 PM

5. Hijackk Cafe, Ahmedabad & Chennai

It sounds fun if foodies are 'hijacked' for some delicious cuisine. A venture pitched by MoistClay Entertainment and Media Pvt Ltd where customers are taken for a city tour on this double decker moving eatery. The mobile restaurant can accommodate 40 people for open air dining accompanied by soothing music and lively ambience.

Location: Ground Floor, Office A, Patel Avenue, Near Gurudhwara, S G Highway, Thaltej, Ahmedabad.
5/72, Blue Lagoon Beach Resort, Raja Nagar, East Coast Road, Neelangarai, Chennai.
Opening Hours: 7 PM to 8:45 PM (Chennai), 7:30 PM to 9 PM, 9:30 PM to 11 PM (Ahmedabad)

6. Firangi Dhaba, Mumbai

As the name suggests, the restaurant is a cool destination to try out desi cuisine in the Bollywood style. The auto seating at the restaurant adds to the desi flavor of the place. The walls covered with Bollywood movie posters and menu cards resemble truck number plates- A fun place to try out.

Location: 9, Remi Biz Court, Behind Fun Republic, Off Veera Desai Road, Andheri West, Mumbai.
Opening Hours: 12 Noon to 3:30 PM, 7 PM to 12 Midnight

7. 21 Farhnheit, Mumbai

As the temperature drops down below zero, the fun starts rising here. Mumbai gets crazily hot in summers and there's no better way to beat the heat than chilling at this ice lounge. Almost everything you see there is made of ice- the glass tumblers, the curtain, the seats, light shades and an ice floor too. The warm hospitality, wee hours of party and all kinds of liqueurs served, claims to deliver a memorable experience.

Location: 28, Meera Apartments, Oshiwara Link Road, Jogeshwari East, Mumbai.
Opening Hours: 10 AM to 1 AM

8. Kaidi Kitchen, Chennai & Kolkata

Kaidi Kitchen is a prison themed restaurant in Mylapore, Chennai. Although it sounds unpleasant, Chennai food lovers savor the Mexican, Chinese, Lebanese, Thai, North Indian and Italian Cuisines in the prison cells here. While some waiters dressed as prisoners in white and black outfit serve the food, the others dressed as jailors take the orders.

Location: 20/3, Bishop Wallers Avenue, Mylapore, Chennai.
Opening Hours: 12 PM - 3:30 PM and 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

9. Nature's Toilet Cafe

The people of Gujarat took PM Modi bit too seriously when he emphasized on 'Toilets Before Temples'. The toilet themed cafe in Ahmedabad offer lavatories as seats to their customers while eating food. More so the cafe area has a toilet garden full of a variety of lavatories and urinals. The owner has a view that this peculiar idea would spread the awareness of hygiene and neater toilets.

Location: Near Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad
Opening Hours: 10 AM - 9 PM
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