A Restaurant Where One Eats in Total Darkness

The first dark restaurant in Asia is officially opened on the 23 December 2006. This restaurant, located in Beijing, China, has its interior painted completely black. Customers are greeted by a brightly lit entrance hall and will be escorted by waiters wearing night vision goggles into the pitch dark dining room to help them find their seats. Flashlights, mobile phones and even luminous watches are prohibited while in this area.

The meal will be taken in this environment with the complete loss of vision. By starving one’s sense, your other senses are stimulated to full alert – all so the theory goes – and your food will taste like it’s never tasted before. In case you are wondering about the washrooms, they are all brightly lit. http://news.xinhuanet.com/photo/2007-01/04/content_5563981.htm [in Chinese]

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http://www.unsicht-bar-berlin.de/ is one of the restaurants in berlin (has been here for quite a while as well). However, i agree with "good for not-so-hot dates" :D

i hate the fact that they only serve multi-course menus though..
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This is a interesting, but slightly weird, concept that has come to the Western World, from yes, you guessed it, China. For some reason, the Chinese and Japanese are always at the forefront of being very, oh so, different compared to the rest of the world. But hey, at least they’re trying new things…

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