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Weirdest restaurants

2012-09-11 03:03:57 GMT2012-09-11 11:03:57(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Customers dine at Muru Pop Down, a restaurant at Tytyri mine in Lohja, Finland on Monday Sept. 10 2012. The award-winning chef, Niklas Ekblom, opened a new restaurant in Finland that turns the idea of "pop-up" eateries upside-down: it's located 80 meters (260 feet) underground. Discerning food lovers are being served salted salmon, veal tenderloin snails cooked in Pernod, and apple crumble in the "pop-down" restaurant in a limestone mine in the small, southern town of Lohja, 60 kilometers (40 miles) west of Helsinki. A four-course evening meal costs 128 euro ($160), including drinks and transportation down to the mine and back up. (AP Photo/Lehtikuva, Antti Aimo-Koivisto)

A waitress poses inside an egg-shaped dining booth at an A380 theme restaurant during a media event before its official opening in Chongqing municipality, April 25, 2012. The restaurant, named "Special Enjoyment" (Chinese name "Special Class"), is about 600 square metres in size, including the six private rooms, and can serve up to 110 customers, local media reported. The restaurant officially started business on May 1, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer

Customers dine at Muru Pop Down, a restaurant at Tytyri mine in Lohja, Finland on Monday Sept. 10 2012. The award-winning chef, Niklas Ekblom, opened a new restaurant in Finland that turns the idea of "pop-up" eateries upside-down: it's located 80 meters (260 feet) underground. Discerning food lovers are being served salted salmon, veal tenderloin snails cooked in Pernod, and apple crumble in the "pop-down" restaurant in a limestone mine in the small, southern town of Lohja, 60 kilometers (40 miles) west of Helsinki. A four-course evening meal costs 128 euro ($160), including drinks and transportation down to the mine and back up. (AP Photo/Lehtikuva, Antti Aimo-Koivisto) less Bikini-clad women (L) sit as they operate a 3.6 metre-high custom-made female robot as customers take photos, at the newly opened "Robot Restaurant" in Kabukicho, one of Tokyo's best-known red light districts, August 16, 2012. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao Bikini-clad women (L) sit as they operate a 3.6 metre-high custom-made female robot as customers take photos, at the newly opened "Robot Restaurant" in Kabukicho, one of Tokyo's best-known red light districts, August 16, 2012. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao A waitress poses inside an egg-shaped dining booth at an A380 theme restaurant during a media event before its official opening in Chongqing municipality, April 25, 2012. The restaurant, named "Special Enjoyment" (Chinese name "Special Class"), is about 600 square metres in size, including the six private rooms, and can serve up to 110 customers, local media reported. The restaurant officially started business on May 1, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer less Customers look at menus on toilet seats at a toilet-themed restaurant in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong province October 22, 2006. REUTERS/Joe Tan

ritish set designer Tony Hornecker prepares dinner at his restaurant "The Pale Blue Door" in Berlin, September 12, 2010. 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. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

Employees at a baseball theme restaurant in Tokyo watch the television broadcast of Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki's game in Oakland, California September 30, 2004. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao Employees at a baseball theme restaurant in Tokyo watch the television broadcast of Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki's game in Oakland, California September 30, 2004. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

Customers dine at Muru Pop Down, a restaurant at Tytyri mine in Lohja, Finland on Monday Sept. 10 2012. The award-winning chef, Niklas Ekblom, opened a new restaurant in Finland that turns the idea of "pop-up" eateries upside-down: it's located 80 meters (260 feet) underground. Discerning food lovers are being served salted salmon, veal tenderloin snails cooked in Pernod, and apple crumble in the "pop-down" restaurant in a limestone mine in the small, southern town of Lohja, 60 kilometers (40 miles) west of Helsinki. A four-course evening meal costs 128 euro ($160), including drinks and transportation down to the mine and back up. (AP Photo/Lehtikuva, Antti Aimo-Koivisto) less Bikini-clad women (L) sit as they operate a 3.6 metre-high custom-made female robot as customers take photos, at the newly opened "Robot Restaurant" in Kabukicho, one of Tokyo's best-known red light districts, August 16, 2012. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao Bikini-clad women (L) sit as they operate a 3.6 metre-high custom-made female robot as customers take photos, at the newly opened "Robot Restaurant" in Kabukicho, one of Tokyo's best-known red light districts, August 16, 2012. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao A waitress poses inside an egg-shaped dining booth at an A380 theme restaurant during a media event before its official opening in Chongqing municipality, April 25, 2012. The restaurant, named "Special Enjoyment" (Chinese name "Special Class"), is about 600 square metres in size, including the six private rooms, and can serve up to 110 customers, local media reported. The restaurant officially started business on May 1, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer less Customers look at menus on toilet seats at a toilet-themed restaurant in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong province October 22, 2006. REUTERS/Joe Tan Customers look at menus on toilet seats at a toilet-themed restaurant in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong province October 22, 2006. REUTERS/Joe Tan In this false color infrared flashed time exposure image, customers Megan Phares (L), Jamey Titone, (2nd L), Stephanie Wandke (2nd R), and Bonnie Titone (R) experience dining in complete darkness at Opaque in West Hollywood, November 25, 2006. In this weekly dining experience, guests are served a three course gourmet meal in a pitch black dining room by blind waiters. REUTERS/Jason Redmond In this false color infrared flashed time exposure image, customers Megan Phares (L), Jamey Titone, (2nd L), Stephanie Wandke (2nd R), and Bonnie Titone (R) experience dining in complete darkness at Opaque in West Hollywood, November 25, 2006. In this weekly dining experience, guests are served a three course gourmet meal in a pitch black dining room by blind waiters. REUTERS/Jason Redmond Heart Attack Grill owner Jon poses with a quadruple bypass cheese burger in Chandler, Arizona June 17, 2009. The restaurant is known for its hospital theme and triple and quadruple bypass burgers. REUTERS/Joshua Lott Heart Attack Grill owner Jon poses with a quadruple bypass cheese burger in Chandler, Arizona June 17, 2009. The restaurant is known for its hospital theme and triple and quadruple bypass burgers. REUTERS/Joshua Lott Lorenzo Pepe, director of the Juan Peron institute, gestures as he sits next to a statue of former Argentine President Juan Peron at the "Un cafe con Peron" (A coffee with Peron) restaurant in Buenos Aires May 8, 2011. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci Lorenzo Pepe, director of the Juan Peron institute, gestures as he sits next to a statue of former Argentine President Juan Peron at the "Un cafe con Peron" (A coffee with Peron) restaurant in Buenos Aires May 8, 2011. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci British set designer Tony Hornecker prepares dinner at his restaurant "The Pale Blue Door" in Berlin, September 12, 2010. 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. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz less Employees at a baseball theme restaurant in Tokyo watch the television broadcast of Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki's game in Oakland, California September 30, 2004. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao Employees at a baseball theme restaurant in Tokyo watch the television broadcast of Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki's game in Oakland, California September 30, 2004. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao A ticker showing current prices of drinks runs behind the bar of The Exchange Bar & Grill in New York March 24, 2010. The Exchange is a new restaurant where prices for food and beverages will fluctuate like stock prices in increments according to demand. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson A ticker showing current prices of drinks runs behind the bar of The Exchange Bar & Grill in New York March 24, 2010. The Exchange is a new restaurant where prices for food and beverages will fluctuate like stock prices in increments according to demand. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson Photographs showing all the people who appeared on the cover of Sgt Pepper Album hang on a wall in the Blakes restaurant at the the newly opened Hard Days Night Hotel in Liverpool, northern England February 1, 2008. The four-star, 110-room Beatles-themed hotel opened its doors to the public and is only a stone's throw away from the site of the famous Cavern Club. REUTERS/Phil Noble Photographs showing all the people who appeared on the cover of Sgt Pepper Album hang on a wall in the Blakes restaurant at the the newly opened Hard Days Night Hotel in Liverpool, northern England February 1, 2008. The four-star, 110-room Beatles-themed hotel opened its doors to the public and is only a stone's throw away from the site of the famous Cavern Club. REUTERS/Phil Noble A waitress dressed in a nurse uniform serves a drink to a customer with a drip at a hospital-themed restaurant in Taipei March 18, 2009. REUTERS/Nicky Loh

Romanian actor Petrica Moraru performs as the bloodthirsty Dracula for the guests at the Club Count Dracula restaurant in Bucharest March 2003. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel

From dining in total darkness, to dining inside a replica airplane: a look at the oddly-themed restaurants of the world.

(Agencies)

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