We all love treating ourselves to a nice dinner from time to time. That new Thai place around the block or a fancy Italian-inspired restaurant might be some of our go-to options, but what if we told you there’s more? So much more. Some worldwide restaurants take your dining experience to a whole new level. From dinning in between stunning waterfalls to enjoying a meal with snow in the ambiance, these are some of the most unique experiences you can live in restaurants around the world.
WATERFALLS IN THE PHILIPPINES
Located at the Villa Escudero Resort, Labassin Waterfall Restaurant is sure an original way to dine out. Tables are literally right next to a small waterfall for you to enjoy your meal with easy water sounds in the background.
VERTIGO IN THAILAND
Atop a 61-story building in Bangkok, Vertigo puts its dining experience at the top of its game. Enjoy your meal with a panoramic view of the Thai capital and toast with a delicious drink from the bar—an experience for the valiant only.
A CAVE IN ITALY
If you always fancied the idea of visiting a cave, how about dining inside one? Rated one of the top restaurants in the world for its seaside location, Grotta Palazzese is an Italian restaurant nestled inside a cave with the most stunning sunsets.
SNOW IN FINLAND
Built completely out of ice, Snow Castle is a Finnish restaurant cold-weather lovers don’t want to miss. Its amenities are similar to other restaurants, only this one does it at minus 5° Celsius. Make sure you bring a jacket—or two.
CLIFFS IN SANTORINI
About 120 miles from mainland Greece, Santorini is known worldwide for its stunning cliffs. Thrill-seekers will be pleased to enjoy a meal in Villa Remvi restaurant, located in Firostefani, the most beautiful spot in the Santorini cliffs.
NINJAS IN NEW YORK
New York sure knows how to pay homage to Japanese culture. With mysterious paths and dark passages, Ninja New York serves delicious Japanese food by waiters dressed as the warriors of old for the complete Japanese experience.
TREEHOUSE IN NEW ZEALAND
If you dreamed of a treehouse during your childhood, this is your place to dine. Above the Redwood forest in New Zealand, the Yellow Treehouse Cafe is a restaurant shaped like a cocoon and it’s filled with natural light and a fresh breeze. A great romantic idea for two.
TOILETS IN TAIWAN
If you’re hungry but have to go at the same time, Marton Theme Restaurant in Taiwan can help you with your conundrum. This modern restaurant has toilets for seats because—apparently—some people love the idea of having their food served while they’re doing their business.
UNDERWATER IN MALDIVES
The world’s first all-glass under-water restaurant, this eatery in Maldives is the perfect option for sea lovers. It’s 16 feet below sea level, so you’ll have to dive there, providing the most unique experience for customers.
IN THE SKY IN BELGIUM
Adventure seekers, this one’s specially for you. Diners have to strap themselves before being lifted 150 feet into the sky to grab dinner. Dinner in the Sky is one of the world’s best restaurants where you can enjoy a side dish of adrenaline next to your meal.