India's first underwater restaurant opens
The restaurant opened in Ahmedabad is named "Real Poseidon."
India has got its first underwater restaurant in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The restaurant named Real Poseidon offers unique dining experience 20-feet below ground level along with picturesque view of aquatic species.
A report in The Indian Express states that February will see Amdavadis have a new place to dock their palates, with an underwater restaurant making its way into the city's culinary landscape.
Restaurant owner Bharat Bhatt informed that he conceived the idea of setting up an underwater restaurant from his son, adding that he has been working on this project since two years.
The 32-seater restaurant opens its doors to diners on February 1 and offers a culinary experience like no other. According to reports, Real Poseidon is built 20 feet below ground level and offers its diners a view of over 4000 species of fish all around it.
The menu at Real Poseidon offers a wide variety of cuisines including Indian, Thai, Chinese and Mexican. However, the only fish available at restaurant are the ones you can look at while dining. The restaurant only offers an all-vegetarian dining experience.
Here are the features of the restaurant:
1.Spread across 3000 square feet, it's plushed with 1,50,000 litres of water.
2.Around 4000 species of fish and marine species are sourced from the local markets in Ahmedabad, Rajkot and Vadodara.
3.The restaurant offers vegetarian food from different cuisines like Punjabi, Thai, Chinese, and Mexican.
4.It has a 1,200 square feet dining hall with 32 seaters. 5.In the near future, it will also have a live orchestra/band for the diners' entertainment.
The world's most incredible underwater restaurants
Here are some of the most fascinating innovations in underwater travel.
Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, Maldives
Ithaa boasts the title of the world's first all-glass undersea restaurant, located 16 feet below sea level at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island hotel. Ithaa consists of three five-metre wide x 125mm thick glass arches sitting one metre below the sea level during low tide and almost two metres at high tide, the widest constructed underwater structure in the world at the time of building. The inside of the restaurant is nine metres long and five metres wide and sits on four 'legs' 8 metres above the seabed.
The Al Mahara, Dubai
The floor-to-ceiling aquarium inside Al Mahara is exactly the underwater dining experience you'd expect from a restaurant within Dubai's luxurious Burj Al Arab hotel. Diners are ushered through a golden tunnel into the elipse-shaped dining room, a space dominated by a colossal central aquarium that bathes the surrounding tables in gentle turquoise light.
Located nearly 20 feet below the Indian Ocean, Subsix earns bragging rights as the world's first underwater club. International DJs spin as patrons dance beneath the waves. The floor-to-ceiling windows lining the walls of the Subsix provide spectacular night views of the illuminated ocean floor. More than 545 yards from the coast, Subsix is only accessible by boat from the Niyama Resort.
Cargo Hold, South Africa
Housed within the stern of the Phantom Ship, a tribute to Durban's coastal ghost lore, Cargo Hold Restaurant incorporates the region's culture and history into its ambiance. The 'Cargo Hold' restaurant is built in a replica of South Africa's legendary ghost ship 'The Phantom' and masterfully incorporated into the famous uShaka aquarium.
Jules' Undersea Lodge, Florida
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Jules' Undersea Lodge is an American hotel located in Key Largo, Florida and is the only underwater hotel in the United States. It is 30 feet deep on the ocean floor and guests have to scuba dive to get to their rooms. The hotel is located at the bottom of the Emerald Lagoon and was opened in 1986.
Utter Inn, Sweden
Utter Inn is an art project by Mikael Genberg that offers underwater accommodation to the public. The facility is entered through a small, typical-appearing Swedish house located on the surface of the water. The 'floatel' is the brainchild of artist Mikael Genburg, known for his unique hotel experiences including one in a tree in a city centre park, and the sunken villa which opened this summer not far from Utter Inn by Lake Malaren, Vasteras.
The Poseidon Resort
The Poseidon Resort comprises approximately 225 acres and is about a mile long. It is surrounded by a 5,000-acre lagoon and boasts pristine waters abundant sea life. The resort claims to be perfect for the 'elite vacationer' and boasts breathtaking views of the nearby corals and vibrant sealife from the windows of the individual suites. The complex is 40feett under the sea in an off-shore lagoon and houses 25 suites, as well as a restaurant, gym, and even an underwater wedding chapel.
SEA Restaurant, Maldives
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From your over-water villa, head underwater to the aptly named Sea at Anantara Kihavah Villas in the Maldives. The mirrored interior reflects the surrounding Indian Ocean sea life as you dine on European cuisine and take suggestions from the sommelier.
This "underwater dining adventure" is right in the heart of Nashville. Located within the Opry Mills Mall, the Aquarium Restaurant offers expansive underwater views of its 200,000-gallon aquarium. The menu includes mahi mahi, shrimp, and macadamia-crusted tilapia, paired with views of an aquarium that houses more than 100 species of fish from around the world.
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