Sunday, June 28, 2015

Modern Toilet Restaurant, Taiwan: Drinking in Urinals

My friend from UP Los Banos (circa 2005) once told me that one of her dream dates is to have a candlelit dinner in the toilet. Who would've thought that her absurd idea will become a successful humorous business spin by 2006?! Read further.

One of the most popular things to do in Taiwan −a land where ingenuity's taken to different levels − is to dine in a themed restaurant. This, in fact, has become a part of most tourists' itinerary. You can choose among the many themed restaurants which are the following:
(1) Hello Kitty Kitchen and Dining
(2) Barbie Cafe - the first Barbie restaurant in the world. This is located near Hello Kitty Kitchen and Dining, so you may want to check both out when you're in the area. 
(3) Airbus A380 Restaurant - no turbulence dining in this airplane-themed restaurant ;p  
(4) Ninja Restaurant 
(5) DS Music Restaurant - hospital-themed restaurant. *Yes, i know! I don't know either, such a misnomer, eh?! ;p* 
I've heard they changed this to a Ninja Restaurant (see #4). Not 100% sure about this, though.    
(6) Deja vu Restaurant - magic-themed restaurant
(7) Jail - with reminiscences of the Nazis 
Gawd, I don't want to be reminded of the Holocaust. I am no way going here. boohoo 
But the most popular among all is...
(8) The toilet-themed restaurant known as Modern Toilet
**Note: (a) Most, if not all, themed restaurants have a minimum amount of order per person. You may want to ask about this especially if you're on a budget.
(b) Some of the abovementioned restaurants may be closed now. As well, there may be new themed restaurants.

Modern Toilet's novel concept has drawn people's attention. It has been featured everywhere in different platforms and has several chains now across Asia.  

We went to Modern Toilet's branch in Shilin. We were eyeing to go to their most popular store in Ximending, but we were always too famished leaving us to go to the nearest appealing, packed restaurant. *le sigh* I strongly suggest, though, that you go to Modern Toilet in Ximending since the place seems way prettier and bigger and its building has this huge toilet mounted on its wall.  
I knew we reached Modern Toilet when I saw this poop sign. ;p
Way up the restaurant
The interior in this branch is poorly decorated. Look at those wooden floors and partial tiled walls. Meh. 
On the contrary, the floors and walls are beautifully tiled in Modern Toilet Ximending. 
Modern Toilet Ximending is composed of 2-3 floors. Here in Shilin, it's just one floor and that's about it (see photo #4. That's the entire floor area). 
Modern Toilet goods available for purchase

And if you ask me about the food? Not impressive. You are merely paying for the fun experience and instagram-worthy moments. ;) 

● Ximending Store, Taipei
2F., No.7, Lane 50, Sining S. Rd., Wanhua District, Taipei City
Business Hours: (Last order by 9:00PM)
Weekdays: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Holidays: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
TEL: 02-2311-8822

● Shilin Store, Taipei
No.184, Wunlin Rd., Shihlin District, Taipei City
Business Hours: (Last order by 9:00PM)
Weekdays: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Holidays: 11:30 AM – 10:30 PM
TEL: 02-8861-4384

● Yijhong Store, Taichung
2F., No.101, Yijhong St., North District, Taichung City
Business Hours: (Last order by 9:00PM)
11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
TEL: 04-2223-2870

See all their locations in this LINK.

Taipei Trip: March 28 - April 1, 2013

Related Posts:
- about Ximending, Ximending Night Market, Beauty Hotels Taipei's Hotel B6, Red House Theater, Mala Yuanyang Hotpot, pineapple cake for pasalubong, Shinjuku Plaza, and Taipei 101.
✿ Fun Taiwan: IKEA 


  1. ahahahahahhaa.. i like the jebs-like thingy.. is than an ice cream? :D

  2. Hi Nina! This post and your other chronicles about Taiwan made me realize that the country is worth another visit for me...minus the little hassle of securing a visa.

    The concept of the restaurant is cute ... at least for me hahaha Btw, thank you for mentioning Bride of the Century. I'm currently watching the drama series and you were right, it's good in fact it's great for me. :)

    Wishing you a great day ahead!

    1. There is so much to love about Taiwan!!!<3 please visit Taiwan during cold months! Ahhh, makes me wanna go back! <3

  3. I love every sentence in this post, you are hilarious!


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