Restaurants will do pretty much anything to attract excitement, press, and curious guests. Sometimes that means the food is out of this world; other times, that means the bathroom is truly bizarre, in the hopes of drawing viral curiosity. Virtually every trick in the book has been used in long-suffering bathrooms the world over, from elaborate urinals and extremely opulent features to confusing mirrors; one famous arrangement in New York City's Morimoto features an apparently endless display of cherry blossoms. However, it takes a bit more than a strange mirror to make this list. To be one of the world's most trulybizarre options in the restaurant restroom stakes, you have to have a schtick that goes beyond Insta-fame and into the realm of "wait, really?!"
From 18k gold toilets to miniature raves and bathrooms that can only be accessed via maze, the world's most intensely odd restaurant bathrooms don't pull punches. If you're a practical type, this sort of arrangement will be lost on you — what happened to the days when toilets were just clean, comfortable affairs and nobody tried to convince you that you were a spy or Jack the Ripper? But if you enjoy a bit of drama when you need to powder your nose between courses, make your way around these nine over-the-top restaurants worldwide.