Sunday, August 24, 2008

Prison Themed Restaurant, Japan

Ingenious (or nutso, depending on how you look at it) Japanese restaurateurs have developed the prison themed dining experience. Customers are led to their cells in handcuffs, walking past a man in an electric chair, writhing in agony. This will of course whet your appetite because every time I see a man an in electric chair, the first thing that comes to my mind is pork with scallions, in a light sweet and sour sauce or a lovely chicken salad on a bed of fresh garden greens. The breadsticks are free but if you want a good shanking, that's extra. No word on any soap dropping problems in the bathroom. Regardless, I believe I'd just hold off on that.

This blog, Not Quite Nigela (and who is?) has some great photos of a different Japanese prison-themed restaurant.

Today's poll:

Will prison themed restaurants become a big hit (ha ha! no pun intended) in the United States?
1) yes

2) no

3) A restaurant where you are treated like an inmate, seated in a cramped cell like place, and made to pass by people writhing in pain before sitting at your table? Sounds like a Shoney's to me.


tut-tut said...

I do not like themed restaurants, but I do enjoy a restaurant that puts big, full-color pictures of the offerings on the menu. It's fun to compare the actual with the photograph, don't you think?

Yes, dyeing, not dying, although the fumes got to me and I felt pretty crappy yesterday.

Nedekcir said...

Thanks for your comment, yes they are long beans.

capybara said...

I quite like dining in themed restaraunts, this one sounds great for a Barbecue, but maybe a little bit over the top for my tastes. I have nominated you for the Brilliante Weblog Premio 2008 Award! Check out my blog for details!

Renee said...

This restaurant does not sound remotely appealing.

Kiva said...

It sounds like another restaurant in Japan that puts the food in dishes shaped like little toilets little bidets and is called The Bathroom. I kid you not. OBTW, I nominated you for a blog award so if you're interested stop by and pick it up!

Kiva said...

OOps it looks like you got two of the same award this week. I guess it's your week! Hope you get a lot of traffic from these.

DineometerDeb said...

Thanks Kiva and Capybara! I need to make an award box or something. Then people would know what I have. I've seen this on other people's sites.

I think themed restaurants like this would be fun with a group of friends, just for the story value and photos. I wonder if more of these wild themes will become more popular in the US? I can't see that toilet restaurant becoming a hit though Kiva.