Six Exotic Restaurants You Must Try Once

treehouse-300x225-6780448There’s more to dining abroad than just eating exquisite food. People want an unforgettable experience and a story to tell their friends. For all the food junkies looking for a culinary adventure, we’ve listed some of the world’s most exotic restaurants, so you can treat yourself to something different when you travel to these parts of the world.

Most romantic

Yellow Treehouse Restaurant, New Zealand

Imagine being perched 10 meters high in the treetops, overlooking the beautiful night sky while sipping on a glass of fine wine. This sounds like a dream, but the Yellow Treehouse Restaurant in Auckland, New Zealand, has made it a reality. This enchanting, striking pod-shaped restaurant proves to be a favourite by New Zealanders and people around the world. With dishes like prawns with chilli mojo and chocolate grand marnier cake, we can see why.

The Rock Restaurant, Zanzibar

Perched on a rock in the middle of Michanwi Pingwe beach, there’s a stunning little restaurant situated not too far from the shore. Surrounded by the exuberant turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, diners can get their feet wet and walk or take a boat to the restaurant if the weather’s a bit rough. Their tasty seafood is always fresh and dishes like Fish Carpaccio and Lobster Spaghetti make it all the more worthwhile.

Most unusual

Fiesta Indoor Fishing Restaurant – Philippines

If you’re a fishing enthusiast who enjoys good Korean cuisine, then this is definitely the restaurant to visit. The restaurant boasts an indoor fishing pond with 58 seats, where you sit comfortably and catch your own fish. A variety of prizes can be won if you catch fish with tags on them. You can even throw your fish back in the pond and order something else from the menu, like Dae-ji Galbi-Grilled Pork or marinated Kim-chi Korean vegetable salad.

Hajime Robot Restaurant – Bangkok

Dancing beady-eyed robots serving trays of food sounds like something out of a futuristic sci-fi movie, but this is actually an everyday occurrence at the Hajime Robot Restaurant. You’re seated by a Japanese barbeque grill where the robots bring pieces of meat for you to cook. They’re quite generous with their portions of meat like their Korean pork and giant prawns. The robots don’t socialise but you’ll have a great time watching them dance to Lester and JayT’s classic “Nobody But You” – the remix.

Most luxurious

Lagoon Restaurant, Bora Bora

Watching the sunset over the clear blue waters, sipping on lychee cocktails and just basking in the stunning ambience. This is the experience you’ll have when dining at the Lagoon Restaurant at the St Regis Bora Bora Resort. It is what dreams are made of – treat yourself to their fine Polynesian and fusion seafood dishes like the Black Tapio, you’ll feel like you’re in another world.

Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, Paris

For decadence at its finest, try PlazaAthenee in Paris – a jewel of famous chef Alain Ducasse, an award winning chef who has proved to be excellent at what he does. With beautiful lighting and great cuisine, it creates an ambiance that you will never forget. A top choice dish on the menu is the hot guinea-fowl pie, and there is a modest selection of over 30,000 wines in the cellar. Bon appetit!

This article was written by Yumna Fakier, blogger at Essential Travel which offers a light-hearted look at the world of travel.

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