Out of This World Restaurants
Collected by Becca Blond, AFAR Local Expert
Some restaurants just go a step beyond when it comes to combining dining with that something extra. From eating inside a cave in Mexico to dining under the sea in the Maldives, these are the planet's most out-of-this-world and unique restaurants. They serve more than just a meal, and you'll want to linger long into the night.
Rangali Island, Rangali 20077, Maldives
If you've ever dreamed of dining under the sea, you can do so in the Maldives when staying at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island resort. Sitting 16-feet below sea level, it is the first all-glass undersea restaurant in the world. The panoramic...
3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119, USA
Aureole Las Vegas has been on the city's fine dining circuit for a number of years and combine progressive American food with that special twist that is often only found in Las Vegas. Chef Charlie Palmer is at the helm of this restaurant, which...
Av. Juárez Mza. 217, Ejidal, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
Named after the mythical Alux drawn from Maya lore, this unusual restaurant is located inside a naturally formed cave. According to legend, Aluxes are the guardians of property and only appear at night. Born in the moonlight, they seek magical...
Safari Lodge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
If you're spending any time in Victoria Falls, the town on the Zimbabwean side of the falls, you have to plan to have a dinner at The Boma. It's a restaurant set within the woods with an all you-can-eat African buffet setup. The highlight is the...
Zeba Centre, Mathuradas Mill Compound,, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013, India
Opened in 2007, Blue Frog is a theater, restaurant, club, and record label housed within an old textile mill. From a futuristic pod, you can watch live musical performances by artists such as composer and percussionist Talvin Singh. 91/(0)...
4321 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89103, USA
Few places offer such an incredible dining experience coupled with such knock-out views as Alize, a French fine dining restaurant located at the top of Palms Casino & Resort. This restaurant is not only one of the top-ranked dining establishments...
1220 16th St, Miami, FL 33139, USA
When you first show up at Bodega, you could easily mistake it for a popular neighborhood taqueria. Between the Airstream trailer serving tacos and the picnic tables, it looks like a low-key spot. It is that, but as you see the Ubers full of models...
178 Long Street, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Mama Africa is a must for dinner in Cape Town. The musicians are from a local township and are truly spectacular. African art for sale covers the walls and the musicians play while you eat. Ten rand per person is added to the bill for the live...
Singel 460, 1017 AW Amsterdam, Netherlands
From its new location on the Singel, Supperclub maintains the old traditions of one of Amsterdam's most innovative nightclubs. In few other upscale restaurants can you take off your shoes, get in an oversize bed with friends, and savor an...
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