From Toilet Seats To Jail, These Unique Restaurants In India Are Must Experience!

Among all the industries around, it is the restaurant industry that has probably seen the greatest evolution over the years. Just two decades back, eating-out meant choosing between a neighbourhood Tandoor or some Chinese joint serving dumplings and noodles. Restaurants now want to serve their customers not only the best of diverse food possible but are also conscious of the overall user experience. Due to cut-throat competition, restaurateurs are distinguishing their brands by curating unique concepts. In this list, we take a look at some of the finest uniquely conceptualized restaurants in India:

Kaidi Kiitchen, Chennai

Kaidi Kiitchen, ChennaiWhile the food itself is fairly pedestrian, what really sets this place apart is its unique ambience. The restaurant staff are all dressed as either jailors or prisoners. From the entry itself, one feels as if handcuffed with all kinds of crimes and ways to solve them being put up.

Where: 20/3, Bishop Wallers Avenue East, CIT Colony, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Call: 04442009701

Kunzum Travel Café, Delhi

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The most unique aspect of this tiny café in South Delhi, is the fact that one need not pay for the coffee or tea, but only for the food. Visitors do end up paying voluntarily for the tea/coffee because of this gesture. The proprietor of this place is one of India’s most famous travel writers/bloggers. So, a chance meeting with him adds to the experience. A lot of interesting events are also held here frequently, such as creative writing workshops.

Where: T-49, GF, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi

Call: 01126513949

Fly Kouzina, Kolkata

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The Salt Lake area in Kolkata where this restaurant is located in, is one of the most chic and upmarket locations in the metropolis. No wonder, they came up with this concept here, where diners get the experience of being inside an airliner. The food though is way better than that on most flights.

Where:  AD – 73, Sector 1, Salt Lake City, Kolkata

Call:  03340631002

70 mm, Hyderabad

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Just as the name suggests, this place is a tribute to cinema. No wonder, it is the people of Hyderabad who could think of such a place, as the city is home to one of the world’s largest film studies- Ramoji. The entire ambience, right from the wall hangings and posters are displays from cinema.

Where: Ohri’s Jalavihar, Necklace Road, Hyderabad

Call: 04064536666

Nature’s Toilet Café, Ahmedabad

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Possibly a grotesque experience for many, this restaurant has positioned itself for this unique concept where diners are seated on toilet seats. There are displays of around twenty-odd types of urinals and lavatories.

Where: Ohri’s Jalavihar, Necklace Road, Hyderabad

Call: 04064536666

Bar Stock Exchange, Mumbai

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Mumbai being the financial capital of the country, had to come up with this concept. The bar simulates the real stock market. So, cost of drinks rises and falls as per the overall stock index. And each drink’s price depends on its popularity. Greater the popularity, higher are the costs.

Where: 3rd Floor, Kenilworth Building, Above KFC, Linking Road, Bandra West, Mumbai

Call: 02226462041, 02226462042

New Lucky Restaurant, Ahmedabad

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Ahmedabad indeed emerges as a city with unique restaurant concepts. This one is rather eerie for many. The founder of this restaurant had to build it around a graveyard, so he even chose to keep the graves on. He now reckons the graves bring him luck, so yes people here dine with the corpses. Tales suggest that the tea and coffee here is quite good!

Where: Opposite City College, Lal Darwaza, Ahmedabad

Call: 09712639232

Taste of Darkness, Hyderabad

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The inside of this restaurant is completely enveloped by darkness. There is no light, so visitors literally ‘experience’ the food, as they cannot see the same. One of the purposes of this is to shed light on the lives of the visually impaired, and the kind of challenges they face.

Where: Inorbit Mall Rd, Software Units Layout, Vittal Rao Nagar, Madhapur, Hyderabad

Call: 04067460020

Hijackk Café, Ahmedabad

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While visitors to this place may have had a beforehand experience of hijack from TV, most would never have really faced it. This entire café is built with an ambience of diners being held hostage. While many feel, that their casual use of the word ‘hijack’ is unethical, they reply with the tagline “when was the last time you did something for the first time?”

Where: Devarc Mall, S.G.Highway, Ahmedabad

Call: 9898000022

So, when was the last time you did something for the first time?….Head to these restaurants that are there quirkiest best. An experience of la culinaire unique!



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Aritro Dasgupta

Aritro is a multi-faceted individual with diverse interests. He is an educationist with many years of training thousands of students. He has also written for leading publications. He has leveraged his own interest areas so writes for us on Cinema, Travel, Food & Restaurants, Wildlife and Lifestyle issues.


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