I remember seeing this bizarre toilet restaurant on the Travel Channel way too long ago. I thought how weird is that? And then I was researching things to do in Taipei and one of the first things I saw was this. Modern Toilet. The weird toilet restaurant from forever ago. I had to go. But really, how could you not want to? (I get how you could not want to, it’s weird.)
It was my first day back in Taipei and I had two new friends. We were deciding between a night market or Modern Toilet. The night market won out the first night, but the next day, we were definitely going to be eating at Modern Toilet. No doubt about it. This was my real introduction to weird things in Asia.
Lucky for us, it was in the Ximending pedestrian area, just a short walk from our hostel! After wandering around it for a bit trying to find it, there we saw it. A giant blue toilet on the outside of a building. That had to be it. I mean, what else could it have been?
We walked in and were greeted by some extremely loud dance music. It’s obviously the most logical thing to play in a restaurant full of toilets. There were a couple floors and we were seated on the first. Well, second, because it wasn’t on the ground floor. We chose our toilets based on the coolest seat covers I think and were facing a large happy poop mosaic. What more could you ask for at dinner?
The menu was full of poop shaped goodies served out of various styles of toilets. They were not messing around when they designed this place. Poop lights. Poop shaped menus. Poop mosaics. Toilets for seats. Poop pillows in the windows. They had this down. This was 100% the weirdest place I’ve ever eaten. I would highly recommend it to anyone in Taipei, more for the weird atmosphere than anything. The food wasn’t the best, but it certainly didn’t taste like the decor either.
Have you been to Modern Toilet? Would you ever go here? What’s the weirdest place you’ve eaten?