Aside from these tourist favorites, I also grew pretty curious about some of the themed restaurants I’ve been hearing about. It’s not everyday you get a chance to dine in a stuffed toy themed restaurant, an underwater themed one, a prison cell, an airplane, hospital, toilet, Hello Kitty… YUP. They're all in Taipei, and the list goes on.
So along with my sister and mom, I got to visit one of the more pleasant themed restaurants in the city, The Barbie Café located in Zhongxiao East Road, Da'an District.
I went through the clear glass Barbie Café sliding doors with the excitement of a 5 year old entering a life-size dollhouse. However, my expectations with regards to the food wasn't set too high as to not get crushed by disappointment. After all, I think most would agree that it’s more of the novelty of dining in a themed restaurant that makes the experience.