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Dark Restaurant: Where one eats in total darkness

Dark RestaurantThe first dark restaurant in Asia is officially opened on the 23 December 2006. This restaurant, located in Beijing, China, has its interior painted completely in 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.

The dark restaurants are initially a project of the Blind-Liecht (Swiss German for blind-light) foundation. The foundation works to create employment opportunities for blind and visually impaired people. Their first venture, the blindekuh in Zurich, opened in 1999 and is claimed to be the world's first dark restaurant. Since then, the restaurant concept has been subsequently replicated elsewhere, including Paris, Berlin, London and multiple cities in Canada, United States, Russia and Australia. The one located in Beijing, China is the latest addition.

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aye yo thats sexy

there is one in melbourne, australia!

I would certainly like to pay one of these restaurants a visit someday just to experience what it feels like.

thats awesome

what happens when i put a spider in someone's food, theyll never know

Wouldn't you be able to experience what it feels like by simply turning off your lights and eating blindfolded?

Yes, that would be an alternative but the ambience will be quite different.

I dont know, I'd have to trust someone a lot to feed me in the dark.

There's one in Montreal, Canada

very nice restaurant! but I think if it is completely dark this will not be for eating only or what do you think??

it's not fun eating in darkness, but I do love the idea of this restaurants.

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