Introducing the Worlds Weirdest Restaurants
Join host, Bob Blumer, on his madcap quest to find the world’s wildest and wackiest restaurants.
See our picture gallery of the World's Weirdest restaurants.
Episode 1 - Going to the dogs
World’s Weirdest Restaurants takes you to "Modern Toilet" in Taipei where you’ll eat curry from a miniature porcelain toilet (yes, that’s right!). Then we’re off to "Voodoo Donuts" in Portland to sample divinely decadent donuts and witness a wild wedding. We jet to Germany where you can order classic Bavarian cuisine delivered straight to your table on a rollercoaster-like rail system that merges modern technology with good old fashioned gravity. And later we head back to the Pacific Northwest, to the "Dining Dog Café”, to witness dogs dressing up in formal wear and dining on a four-course gourmet meal.
Episode 2 - Monkeying around
World’s Weirdest Restaurants takes you to the USA for down-home burgers and ribs at "Dick’s Last Resort", where rudeness is their house specialty. Then we’re off to Italy to dine in a barn, literally. Your aperitif will be squirted into your mouth from a weed sprayer, bacon and mushroom risotto is dished up from the back of a tractor, and your plate will be licked clean by the resident donkey. We head back to America to the "Heart Attack Grill", a cardiologist’s nightmare, to gorge on four-pound bacon-cheeseburgers, all-you-can-eat fries and shamelessly rich chocolate milkshakes. And finally, we journey to a Japanese tavern for fresh sashimi and Japanese-style fried chicken, where your beer will be brought to your table by the cutest macaque monkey ever!
Episode 3 - Dinner ninja style
Worlds Weirdest Restaurants takes you to a "Ninja New York" for high-end Asian Fusion cuisine, where at any moment a black-clad Ninja-waiter might swoop down with a piercing scream and scare the living daylights out of you. Then we head to "XXXL" in Germany where you’ll need to bring a big appetite, because their schnitzel and burgers are of epic proportions. In Taipei, we take off to "Sky Kitchen" — an authentic replica of a Boeing A380, where they take airplane food to new heights. Then you can get your 15 minutes of fame and enjoy excellent fresh fruit waffles at "The Waffle Shop" in Pittsburgh, a late night joint where customers are invited to be a guest on a live-streaming Talk Show.
Episode 4 - Down for the count
World’s Weirdest Restaurants takes you to "Dark Dining" in New York City for an upscale meal you’ll eat blindfolded. Then we’ll travel to Asia, where you’ll dine on knock-out Thai cuisine while watching a live kick-boxing match from your ring-side seat. In San Francisco, we check out "The Brainwash Café," where you can do your laundry, watch a comedy show and eat the best flat-iron chicken sandwich on the coast. And later, we‘re back in Japan, for homemade curry that’s cooked up by a train conductor and delivered from the kitchen to your table on a miniature rail car.
Episode 5 - Pre-historic royal dining
World’s Weirdest Restaurants takes you to "Giligin’s" in Arizona where little people serve big portions of anything deep-fried and delicious. Then we’re off to Taipei where classic Taiwanese cuisine is served up with traditional fire-breathing puppets. In the Czech Republic’s "Pravek" we’ll eat meat, meat and more meat, brought to the table by a caveman in a prehistoric cave dwelling. We’ll end up in England at "The Pudding Club" where you don’t have to finish your dinner in order to have dessert. In fact, there’s no main course at all just seven glorious courses of celebrated British puddings.
Episode 6 - Gone fishing
World’s Weirdest Restaurants takes you to a restaurant in Japan, where you’ll have to reel in your own dinner. Then we’re off to Colorado to an off-the-wall Mexican hacienda with a secret tunnel, roaming gorilla and Acapulco-style divers, who leap from a 20-foot tall waterfall inside the restaurant. Next, we’re in Tokyo at "Criston Café", which caters to the local goth crowd, serving signature dishes, like "Vampire Rolls" and a "Tower of Babel Salad". We’ll finish in New York City at "Lucky Cheng’s" to sample some Asian fusion cuisine served by vivacious, sequined drag queens.
Episode 7 - Through the looking glass
World’s Weirdest Restaurants takes you to San Francisco to "Straw", a carnival-themed restaurant, where you can play some of your favourite midway games while chowing down on donut-covered burgers and cotton candy. In the Czech Republic, we’ll sample the local beer while bathing in it. In Tokyo, we’ll fall down the rabbit hole into an "Alice in Wonderland" restaurant, to eat Cheshire Cat risotto, Queen of Hearts pizza and "off-with-her-head" dessert. We’ll end up in Amsterdam at "Pallazzo" under a big top, where fine dining meets a Cirque de Soleil-style comedic tour de force.
Episode 8 - Singing your supper
World’s Weirdest Restaurants takes you to Berlin, where we’ll be served roasted suckling pig while being entertained by a court jester and knighted by a knight in shining armour. Then we’re off to "Supperclub" in San Francisco, to eat a four-star interpretation of pork belly and fish 'n' chips, while being amused and mesmerised by a wily troop of performance artists. We’ll jet to Japan’s "Arabian Rock" for Middle Eastern food, genies and belly dancers. And end up at "Bon Banes" on Brighton Beach, England, where a local, mechanical hat-wearing, eccentric musician sings your supper to you.
Episode 9 - Supernatural supper
World’s Weirdest Restaurants takes you to Taiwan to "Carton King” where everything is made from recycled cardboard—the tables, chairs, soup bowls — everything. Then we’re off to Amsterdam to "Kinderkookkafe", a café where the chefs and servers are children who learn the art of cooking in a kid-friendly kitchen. We’re in Taipei for tantalising Taiwanese food in a sculptural 5-story restaurant that feels like you’ve journeyed into the mind of the artist who created it. We end up in Manchester, England for a dinner in the haunted mansion known as the "Hellfire Club" for some scary dishes like "Satan’s Crown Jewels," "The All Seeing Eye," and "Stake Through the Heart".
Episode 10 - Culinary speed dating
World’s Weirdest Restaurants takes you to Florida to "Clark's Fish Camp", a former bait and tackle shop, now a full service restaurant, that serves wild and exotic meat and offers customers the chance to feed the resident alligator. Then we’re off to Vancouver to "No Fixed Address" for culinary speed dating, where food and romance are blended together. We’ll head to the "Cos Cho Maid Cafe" in Japan to be spoon-fed by "maids" who dish up fun and games foodie-style. And end up in Milwaukee at "Safe House" — a restaurant for double agents, counter intelligence and all manner of espionage.
Episode 11 - Escape from Alcatraz
World’s Weirdest Restaurants takes you to San Francisco to the famous "Tonga Room," for an old-fashioned Polynesian Luau, complete with a roasted pig, limbo dancing and an indoor hurricane. Then we’re in Tokyo at the "Calico Cat Café," which houses 53 resident cats. Customers who don’t own their own pets can have a snack while spending quality time with the cats and we’ll stop in at the "Deco's Dog Café", where locals bring their prized pooches out to join them in some fine dining. We'll swing down to Southern Florida to "Tundra" where you can chill out with all things icy — from cocktails served in shot glasses made of ice to tuna tartar presented on ice plates smoking with dry ice. In Japan, we're going to prison at "Alcatraz ER" — there’s no escape from the mad-scientist themed Japanese cuisine, served up to you inside a cell by men in white coats.
Episode 12 - Operatic eats
World’s Weirdest Restaurants takes you to London’s Theatre district, to "Sarastro", for a crazy, kooky take on the art of opera, served up with terrific Mediterranean cuisine. Then we’re stopping in Taipei, for traditional Taiwanese food that’s so good, the resident "nurses" will keep checking your blood pressure and prescribing your next drink. In Vancouver, we’ll fall down the rabbit hole, into Wonderland, for fabulously fine food, but watch out, you can never be sure if it will make you shrink or make you grow. We’ll end up in Brooklyn, at a rockin’ bowling alley, that serves striking fried chicken and where the portions are anything but spare.
Episode 13 - Miraculous mermaids
World’s Weirdest Restaurants takes you to Florida, to eat fresh seafood and watch miraculous mermaids doing underwater acrobatics, at the infamous "Wreck's Bar," a "sunken" ship, once frequented by Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, and Joe DiMaggio. Then we’re going really weird at "Kagaya" in Japan, a one-man show that will leave you out of breath with laughter over delicious down-home Japanese cooking. In Tokyo, you’ll be pampered at the "Butler Café," where tuxedo-clad servers will fulfill your every desire. We’ll end up in the Big Apple at a "Clothing Optional" restaurant, where we will bare it all.