Food & Drink

The Asian Toilet Cafe Has Come to the U.S.



At the Magic Restroom Cafe, you get to sit on toilets and eat toilet-themed food from toilet-shaped bowls. This sort of thing isn’t new in Asia – but in Los Angeles, it’s weird even for us.

Sadly, not all chairs are toilet seats, and none of the toilets have water tanks attached. Thankfully, seat covers are employed, and no one’s actually forced to cop a squat while downing dishes so lovingly named: “black poop” (chocolate sundae), “smells-like-poop” (braised pork over rice), “constipation” (zha jiang mian), “bloody number two” (vanilla-strawberry sundae). For an Alinea-esque multi-sensory dining experience, it’s best to order the stinky tofu for the pleasant malodor.

Forgive me, but I’m feeling a little blocked in trying to come up with something to say. Don’t mean to be an ass, but joke-wise, this a tough one to crack. I’ll have to plumb the depths of my soul to find the right comment.

Meanwhile, if you’re flush with excitement about this concept, check out their Facebook page. You’ll flip your lid.