Envisioning a unique restaurant concept for your new business is no easy task. The most successful restaurant concepts are ones that provide diners with an experience they’ll never forget, yet market saturation is making it more difficult to deliver an experience that is truly unique.
So what’s a new restaurant owner to do? Well, first you need some inspiration. So we’ve put together a list of 10 innovative restaurant concepts to get your creative juices flowing.
Ithaa Undersea Restaurant—Rangali Island, Maldives
No need to waterproof your cell phone to take photos in here. Located at the Conrad Maldives, Rangali Island Resort is a gorgeous and intimate underwater restaurant (seating capacity is 14 people) that is more than 16 feet below sea level. Opened in 2005, the all-glass restaurant has a menu consisting of fresh seafood, beef rib eye, veal, and other gourmet dishes. Encased in a transparent acrylic roof, the restaurant offers its diners a 270-degree panoramic view of sea creatures swimming in the Maldives’ crystal clear waters. While a zinc paint coating protects Ithaa’s steel structure from corrosion, the saltwater and marine growths adhering to the paint will eventually break it down. Make a reservation while you still can.