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09/15/2014 12:51 pm ET Updated Nov 15, 2014

10 Weirdest Restaurants in the World

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Spice up your eating experience at these incredibly weird restaurants around the world. You'll be dodging ninjas and dining out of a toilet in no time! Think we're kidding? Read on, because these restaurants have to be seen to be believed.

Modern Toilet, Taipei, Taiwan

Normally, your goal while eating out is to avoid spending the night in the bathroom. Not so at Modern Toilet, where you're basically eating in a giant restroom. You'll even sit on a porcelain throne and dine over a sink turned into a table. It's not for the squeamish -- food and drink arrive in everything from urinal glasses to toilet bowls. You'll be relieved (ahem) to learn that the serving dishes are merely replicas of bathroom items, not previously used plumbing fixtures.

Heart Attack Grill, Las Vegas, Nevada

Gamble with your life at this Las Vegas restaurant. The Heart Attack Grill has been connected to two actual heart-attack-related deaths since it opened -- which is not surprising, since the restaurant's signature dish is a three-pound, 9,982-calorie burger. When you arrive, you'll be given a hospital gown to wear as a makeshift bib for your meal. Better not order that big burger if you're not fully committed -- you'll be spanked with a large paddle if you don't finish. Drinks adhere to the medical theme, including shots served in syringes and wine served from IV bags. The good news? If you weigh more than 350 pounds, you can eat for free!

Ninja New York, New York

Tired of boring waiters who merely deliver your food? Head to Ninja New York, where a team of "ninjas" will cater to your every need. This dark, underground restaurant is spread over 6,000 square feet, so the ninjas will have plenty of places to hide (and surprise you when you least expect it). Sure, Ninja doesn't get the best reviews -- but we suggest you don't mention that to the trained assassins who deliver your food.

Barbie Cafe, Taipei, Taiwan

Are you a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world? Then the Barbie Cafe in Taiwan is your Dream House. This is no knockoff -- it's been licensed by Mattel. Expect plenty of pink!

Dans Le Noire, London, England

How much does sight actually affect taste? Find out at Dans Le Noire, where you will eat in complete darkness. You won't find out what you're eating until the end of the meal (though the kitchen will cater to your dietary requirements and allergies). You'll be guided and served throughout the meal by an entirely blind staff.

The Airplane Restaurant, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Airplanes are typically places where you tolerate the food, not devour it. Unless you're talking about the The Airplane Restaurant in Colorado Springs, that is. Housed inside an old Boeing KC-97, this plane serves up first-class lunch and dinner (and you're permitted to use metal utensils instead of plastic).

Fritz's Railroad Restaurant, Multiple Locations, Kansas and Missouri

Hate interacting with waiters? Why not have your food delivered to you via train instead? At Fritz's Railroad Restaurant, you order your food by phone. Your food then arrives in a toy train delivery car.

The Chillout Lounge, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

It must be tough to enjoy hot food in the middle of summer in Dubai -- unless, of course, you're dining in sub-freezing weather at The Chillout Lounge. Dine on hot soups, hot beverages, and other foods while sitting in subzero temperatures. Even the seats and tables are made of ice! Jackets, gloves, shoes, and socks are all provided in order to survive the dining experience.

New Lucky Restaurant, Ahmadabad, India

Atmosphere a little dead at the New Lucky Restaurant? Makes sense -- this Ahmadabad eatery serves patrons at tables placed between graves. The restaurant was opened on the site of an old cemetery, and the owner opted to preserve the ancient graves rather than remove them. The graves are fenced off (and the inhabitants unknown).

Cabbages and Condoms, Bangkok, Thailand

The theme may be a little risqué, but it's all for a good cause: The proceeds from Cabbages and Condoms go toward the Population and Community Development Association (an AIDS-prevention and sex-education charity). The decor lives up to its name -- prophylactics hang from nearly every surface in the restaurant and there are intricate sculptures made from birth-control methods.

Read the original story: 10 Weirdest Restaurants in the World by Caroline Morse, who is a regular contributor to SmarterTravel.

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