Sometimes heading out to a restaurant is not about the food. It might be about a popular celebrity chef, for example, or a destination for scenesters to be seen. A restaurant can also be about having a novelty experience, such as dining in complete darkness or having a robot as a server—a special something else that might draw curiosity seekers in. Here are 10 such spots around the world worth checking out, if only to say that you’ve “been there, done that.”
By Kathleen Squires
A serial traveler who often lets a country’s cuisine dictate her itineraries, New York City-based writer Kathleen Squires has visited all 7 continents and over 60 countries, with stints living in London, Tokyo, and Buenos Aires. Her work also appears in The Wall Street Journal, Saveur, Cooking Light, and National Geographic Traveler.