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10 bizzare resto names

No, it’s not fiction. As funny or incredible as it may sound, the restaurants featured on this page are all for real

india Updated: Aug 12, 2012 00:46 IST
Debasmita Ghosh
Debasmita Ghosh
Hindustan Times

Texas-based ‘breastauarant’ owner Doug Guller might be going gaga over the plummeting sales figures at his popular restaurant chain, Bikini, but would you eat at a restaurant 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 or ones with sexual innuendos are common abroad, it’s not the same in India.

Restaurateurs say that it’s because Indians don’t connect with such names, instead they find it offensive.
Hitesh Kapoor, owner of Macaca, says, “Macaca means a kind of a monkey but if I named my resto Monkey, nobody would possibly even step in.” Vyom Ghai of Buzz restaurant feels that there’s a long way to go before Indians connect with such ‘raw humour’, so no entrepreneur wants to take the risk. “Indian customers prefer a name that has a direct connect with the food that is being served,” he says.

Shatrujit Saha, a 23-year-old IT professional and a foodie however feels that the name doesn’t matter.

"It’s all about the food and the service. If these two are in place, who cares about the name!" Saha’s sister Trina, a 27-year-old banker, though strongly detests the idea. "It’s obscene, and I would never even step into such a distasteful place!" she says. Well, even as the debate continues, we take a look at some of the most bizzare names of restaurants from across the world.

Fuk mi, Texas
Don’t be misled. This Japanese restaurant just serves sushi and seafood

Vagina Tandoori, Ireland
Yeah, the name is bizarre but this restaurant in Dublin only dishes out Indian cuisine

Cabbages & Condoms, Bangkok
This Thai eatery promotes better understanding and acceptance of family planning

Lick & Chick, canada
Before you get strange ideas, be assured that this place only serves ‘best-tasting chicken’

Crabby Dick's , USA
The name has got nothing to do with the quick bites served at this inn-style joint

The Golden Stool, London
There’s nothing ‘eww’. This night club and bar is popular for Ghanaian cuisine

Crapitto's, Houston
Don’t go by the name. This eatery is in fact famous for its delectable Italian fare

Dirty Dicks, Australia
This place is known for its Medieval Old English nights and fun feasting

Spoted dick, Toronto
Authentic English food with a wide selection of beer and ciders is the specialty here

Pu Pu Hot Pot, Cambridge
This restaurant-cum-takeaway joint serves authentic Chinese food

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First Published: Aug 11, 2012 17:45 IST