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Magic Restroom soft opens.

The money shot from the weekend is someone twittering a photo of a near-empty (toilet) bowl of eaten curry featuring a ring around the toilet.

Others on Instagram feature people (millenials) posing mid-pee in the lobby, barfing into their seats, taking a shower at their table, etc.

I hope the concept makes it across America.

NB: the original Modern Toilet restaurant opened in Kaoshiung in 2004: http://www.moderntoilet.com.tw/en/sto...

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  1. It makes sense to me. What they're saying is the food is what I call "in 'n' out"; it just goes right through you abd you're sitting right where you need to be.

    1. do they have TP dispensers in place of napkins? (labeled OSU/MSU diplomas, of course) then you could film impromptu chamin commercials with customers all saying "this feels like facial tissue"

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      1. re: barryc

        bc,
        you know the football season is OVER as of Saturday?

        1. re: TonyC

          i feel badly for our kicker. but i don't think we got outplayed as much as out-coached, especially in the 1st half.

          and i just got back from R-J in downey. will post on that shortly.

      2. Don't understand...

         
         
         
         
         
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        1. re: ns1

          Oh, you eat out of the fucking toilet ????

          Now that's a fucking gimmick.

          i was hoping that you ate your six hour tasting menu meal while sitting on the toilet so you would be able to go whenever you damn well please.

          That would have been the true felicitous concept.

          1. re: kevin

            I cant wrap my head around this concept whatsoever. I have seen it all now. They have reached the limit. OMG!

            (Kevin you kill me. I am laughing my head off right now.)

            1. re: SIMIHOUND

              3 times I read the title of the OP's post as "Magic Mushroom" and was starting to get interested until I refocused and was throne for a loop...(now I feel a bit flushed and need to sit down for a while).

              1. re: Servorg

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        2. I always wondered: do their bathrooms look like restaurant interiors? That would be a genius sub-concept.

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          1. re: chrishei

            or, lack of any bathroom seems justifiable.

            1. re: selfportrait93

              Hybridizing the above ideas: An outhouse that looks like Melisse on the inside.

            1. reminds me of a pantyless shabu shabu restaurant in tokyo with mirrored counters...u get the idea...never really got into sex mixed with food, let alone this! only in japan i hope!

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              1. re: jessejames

                I love Japan but that's a whole other concept.

                How about the fresh used panty vending machines ?

                I hope they take credit cards or maybe not.

                1. re: jessejames

                  uh what? link plz =D

                  I'm not sure I want to google that while connected to the work network.

                  1. re: ns1

                    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No-pan_k...

                    this is tame

                    heard about restaurants also with glass ceilings and gross stuff happening overhead

                      1. re: ns1

                        I love it too! they sure know how to party!

                      2. re: jessejames

                        jesse, we'll have to discuss the rest of board.

                        anyhow, i fucking love japan too.

                        1. re: jessejames

                          and i don't want to click on this at work either.

                          1. re: jessejames

                            are there any pictures in this link to wikeypedia or is it merely text ????

                            please tell me it's just text.

                      3. What's the magic in Magic Restroom?

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                        1. re: J.L.

                          It's magic because voila there's edible food in a toilet save for the "food" in three girls one cup which may be edible too.

                          1. re: kevin

                            Let's see how various hounds react to 3 girls 1 cup...

                            1. re: J.L.

                              Where did the extra girl come from, kevin?

                                  1. re: kevin

                                    The video only has 2 girls, so I've heard...

                          2. Actually Tony, the menu names are completely normal. No golden poop rice. There is magic curry though.

                             
                             
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                            1. re: ClarissaW

                              clarrisa, are these working toilets so that one may well you know...

                            2. Greetings everyone, from Lanyu Island, Taiwan

                              Yes, this is is a knockoff of Modern Toilet, as TonyC says. Somehow, Taiwanese people don't have the same gross-out factor that we westerners do with regard to this restaurant. Everyone I've talked to about it thinks it's kind of cute and whimsical, maybe a little silly, but gross somehow doesn't enter into the picture.

                              This is not Taiwan, however (at least where you guys are reading this!) so I feel it's just a matter of time before this thing goes away.

                              Mr Taster

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                              1. re: Mr Taster

                                You in Taiwan, Taster ?

                                Have a great trip and let us know how the one in Taiwan compares to the one in City of Industry.

                                1. re: kevin

                                  I couldn't bring myself to go in the Taipei restaurant 3 years ago (though I do have a business card somewhere), and I don't see myself visiting the one in Industry either.

                                  Mr Taster

                                2. re: Mr Taster

                                  "Taiwanese people don't have the same gross-out factor that we westerners do with regard to this restaurant."

                                  in addition, modern toilet has a "cute" factor (see pics online) that magic restroom doesn't have...

                                  from the few pics i've seen, magic restroom looks like the toilet aisle @ home depot with some extra tiles, they really need to work on the look.

                                3. I have a hard time peeing in public.

                                  This ... will ... not ... be ... good ... for ... me.

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                                  1. re: ipsedixit

                                    No worries, then. You're not gonna look like you're peeing in public at this restaurant... You're pooping.

                                    1. re: J.L.

                                      But I pee while I ... oh, nevermind.

                                      1. re: ipsedixit

                                        i usually squat to... never mind

                                  2. Let's start a pool to see how long it will take until someone literally takes a shit in one of the toilet seats.

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                                      1. re: kevin

                                        i'm contemplating using a urinal for that purpose. although to take it to its greatest extreme, you'd also have to stick a fork in it afterwards, (as using chopsticks would be very bad juju).

                                    1. So this is what you do when you want to open a restaurant and are desperate for free publicity- you go with the "shocking" concept.
                                      Everyone will talk about the toilets and the gross out factor but what about the food? Probably pretty average to bad but that doesn't matter if people are distracted by the "concept" and money will be made off of people who want to see the latest shiny object.
                                      Kind of like what would happen if you asked a bunch of eight year old boys what kind of restaurant they would like to own.
                                      So there you have it Magic Restroom= the Miley Cyrus of food.

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                                        1. re: Pamplemoose

                                          the magic restroom would give their left nut to be the miley cyrus of food.
                                          it's a BUSINESS. they want to make MONEY.