Restaurant No. 3, Lane 50, Xining South Rd, Wanhua District, Taipei City, Taiwan 108 Published on: 13-11-2015
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Why Modern Toilet is special ?
Modern Toilet Restaurant (便所主題餐廳) is a unique bathroom-themed restaurant chain, based in Taiwan, with several branches throughout Asia.
This hip and funny novelty restaurant is what you think it is, a Toilet-themed dining place.
Everything in the 2,800-square-foot (260 m2), three-story restaurant is based on items from a bathroom. The checkered tile covered walls are adorned with showerheads, while plungers hang from the ceiling along with fæces-shaped lights. The chairs are actual unworking toilets, dishes are served on plastic miniature toilet bowls, and drinks in miniature urinals. Owner Wang Tzi-Wei opened Modern Toilet after the success of his ice cream shop that sold swirls of ice cream served in mini toilets. It is not odd for Taiwan to host restaurants with unusual themes. Taiwan also has eating locales that resemble jailhouses and hospitals.
Must try dish:
Smoked Spaghetti with Cream Sauce: TWD 230 ($7)
Seafood Spaghetti with XO Sauce: TWD 280 ($8.6)
Modern Toilet Curry pork chop: TWD 250 ($7.7)
Vegetarian Pot: TWD 280 ($8.6)
Longan Tea: TWD 160 ($4.9)
Kiwi Fruit Juice: TWD 180 ($5.5)
How to get to Modern Toilet?
Take the MRT to Ximen MRT station, and head out of exit # 6 from the station. Walk west along Chengdu Road.
Once you reach the intersection of Kunming Street and Chengdu Road, turn right onto Kunming Street.
Walk along Kunming Street until you see a giant parking lot on your right hand side. Walk until you see the next street junction just after the parking lot and then turn right onto that street.
Walk along that street that you turned into from Kunming Street, and walk straight for a few meters, and then on your left you will see a small street (really looks like an alley instead). You walk into that alley and a few shop units in you will find the Modern Toilet Restaurant.
- Interesting and unique experience
- A must-try for food enthusiast
- Modern style for eating
- Cool concept, good food
- To test for originality
- Noise level Normal
- Budget Medium
- Alcohol NO
- Air condition YES
- Had kid menu NO
- Accept credit card YES
- Serve breakfast NO
- Serve halal NO
- Serve vegeterian YES
No. 3, Lane 50, Xining South Rd, Wanhua District, Taipei City, Taiwan 108
Tips for you
Really funny and interesting place! The food taste is not great and it is expensive, but the experience worth it. There is a vegetarian option.
Great theme restaurant if you really like theme restaurants. The decor is really different and cool. Great for groups and family but do call ahead to make a reservation so that you can get a table with toilet seats. The food was pretty good. I thought the hot pot was really good and comes in a toilet. The hotpot is pretty big to feed 2 people. The table next to my table had three people share a hotpot. The chocolate ice cream that comes at the end was just mediocre but it does look like poop in toilet. Definitely, a more touristy restaurant or a restaurant for teeny boppers to hang out. Their special drinks that comes in a toilet looks pretty good. Definitely, upgrade the drink to a milk tea drink.
We arrived at this restaurant relatively early, just after it opened at 1130am. At the ground level, we were already greeted by a nice plastic poop sculpture and two toilet bowls... a refreshing welcome given the nature of the restaurant! When we made our way up the stairs we were instantly greeted by a number of friendly staff who kindly motioned us to our table. They offered us both English and Chinese menus, and when I placed my order at the counter it became evident that the staff understood basic English even though I was also fluent in Mandarin. We ordered a Toilet Bowl Hotpot and a Rosemary Chicken, both of which were set meals. The hot tea I ordered came in a big mug shaped like a toilet bowl while the cold tea came in an ordinary cup. After a while our food came and the servings were really generous. The Western menu comes in a set with additional soup and poop-shaped bread. The rosemary chicken was tasty and was served with mashed potato also piped in the shape of an emoji poop. My hotpot came in a huge toilet bowl with a little flame below to keep the hotpot warm. The hotpot was nothing too special, but with the generous servings and fun atmosphere we had a hearty meal. We then finished the meal with a chocolate softee, served again in the shape of a poop, this time more convincing because of the colour. If you're looking for gourmet, great-tasting food then perhaps this isn't the place for you. But if you're looking for a novel and unique experience with decent food then this is definitely the place to be.