Monday, July 15, 2013

Toilet themed restaurant in Beijing draws crowds

A restaurant in Beijing has been drawing large crows of young people with its toilet-themed decor. Its odd style has drawn attention from food critics and bloggers from around the globe. While there have been other bathroom-themed restaurants in the past, the Beijing House of Poo may be the most brazen.

All 50 of the restaurant's seats are made of actual, porcelain toilets, according to CNN. Each one is topped with a toilet seat warmer in the likeness of a popular cartoon character, such as Winnie the Pooh. The food is also served in toilet-themed dish ware, and the drinks are served in miniature urinals. The foods are often given peculiar names, so customers sometimes aren't even aware of what they are ordering, according to CCTV.

Most of the restaurant's customers are students who come to enjoy the silly atmosphere and inexpensive fare, which averages about $3.25 per dish. Other, similar restaurants exist in Taiwan, Seoul and New York City. Though they may not be as over-the-top as this restaurant, they have reportedly been enjoying success for years.