Restaurant Design: The Bold, the Beautiful and the Bizarre


In the soap opera that is life, one of our greatest small pleasures is perusing the latest Yelp reviews to see what fabulous new eating experience we need to get out and have. In the words of our favorite badboy culinary explorer, Anthony Bourdain, “your body is not a temple, it’s an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.”

From a table suspended 165 feet in the air to a cafe in a waterfall to a restaurant you can eat, here are our picks for doing just that. Let us know in the comments what bold, beautiful, or bizarre dining experiences we might have missed!

Labassin Waterfall Restaurant – San Pablo City, Philippines

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Mars 2112 – New York City

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Café Kunsthalle by Tobias Rehberger – Baden-Baden, Germany

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Sharing for Droog Design – Tokyo, Japan

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Naha Harbor Diner – Okinawa, Japan

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Dinner in the Sky – multiple locations

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Outstanding in the Field – multiple locations

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Nomiya, Le Palais de Tokyo – Paris, France

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Boymans van Beuningen – Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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Rest, Wageningen – The Netherlands

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Connection with a table made of dough – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Alice of Magic World, Tokyo

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