Texas-based ‘breastaurant’ owner Doug Guller might be going gaga over the plummeting sales figures at his popular restaurant chain, Bikini, but would you eat at a place that has the words d**k or f**k in its name? The answer is most likely a ‘No’. That’s probably the reason why even though the trend of restaurants with ‘dirty’ names is common abroad, it’s not caught on in India. Restaurateurs say that it’s because Indians don’t connect with such names, instead they find them offensive.
Hitesh Kapoor, owner of Macaca, says, “Macaca means a kind of a monkey, but if I named the place Monkey, nobody would even step in.” Another restaurateur, Vyom Ghai believes that we have a long way to go before we connect with such ‘raw humour’. “Indian customers prefer a name that has a direct connect with the food that is being served,” he says.
However, Shatrujit Saha, a 23-year-old IT professional and a foodie, feels that the name doesn’t really matter. “It’s all about the food and the service. If these two are in place, who cares about the name!”
But Saha’s sister Trina, a 27-year-old banker, insists she would never visit a restaurant called Lick-A-Chick, for instance. “It’s obscene,” she says.
Even as the debate continues, we take a look at some of the most bizzare names of restaurants from across the world.
sports bar, US, is better known as a ‘breastaurant’ for its scantily-clad waitresses
: Don’t be misled. This Japanese restaurant just serves sushi and seafood.
: Sure, the name is bizarre, but this restaurant in Dublin only dishes out Indian cuisine.
The Golden Stool:
There’s nothing ‘eww’. This night club and bar is popular for Ghanaian cuisine.
Cabbages & Condoms:
This Thai eatery promotes better understanding and acceptance of family planning.
More such joints
assures patrons that they only serve the ‘best-tasting chicken’.
Houston: Don’t go by the name of
. This eatery is in fact famous for its delectable Italian fare.
Pu Pu Hot Pot
is a restaurant-cum-takeaway joint that serves authentic Chinese food.
Canada: Authentic English food with a wide selection of beer and cider, is the specialty at the
is known for its Medieval Old English nights and fun feasting.
US: The name
has nothing to do with the quick bites served at this inn-style joint.