Naming a Restaurant can be a hard, or can be easy, depending on its owner. While it’s common to make a nod to its cuisine, its location or even an important feature, sometimes some restaurants have some names that are just plain hilarious and make you wonder ¿what were the owners thinking?
Here are twelve restaurants around the world with that have some weird names. Intentionally or not, sometimes they seem to make no sense at all, and sometimes they do in a very funny way. In the end, what you can be sure of is that these names will put a smile on your face (we can’t make the same promises with their food!). In the end, what a word can means or sounds like in one language or country can have a totally diferent definition in another, but pun names are always legit.
Chickpizz, London, UK
This restaurant is located in Stoke Newington, and not only it serves delicious pizza and fried chicken, but it also has a cool environment to go with friends on a Friday night. The abbreviation of the two specialties of this place is really funny, making it hard to forget the name.
Thai Tanic, Belfast
Almost everyone has seen the movie “Titanic” at least once in their lifetime, and this restaurant's name sounds the same. A small Thai style bar with a friendly atmosphere that serves traditional noodle dishes or make your own in the “design your own” section where you can pick the vegetables, the sauce and the protein.
Soon Fatt Wicklow, Ireland
Even though we all know Chinese food may not always be the healthiest option, nothing tastes better than some Orange Chicken and Roast Pork Fried Rice. Soon Fatt serves a wide range of classic and modern dishes that are just simple delicious and perfect for sharing with friends. Just don't overdo it or you'll end up like their name!
Frying Nemo, Australia
Great for a sunny day at the beach, Frying Nemo is a small fish and chips shop that serves Australian traditional food made with fresh ingredients every day to their visitors. The catching and amusing name can gets anyone's attention from far away.
Fu King Chinese Restaurant, Lake City, FL
This is what happens when a Chinese restaurant opens in America. Fu King serves excellent food, like people's favorite as the orange chicken. His name, a nod to its owner Mr. Fu, ends up being hilarious if you say it fast. They've taken this in good stride, though: you can even buy a Fu King shirt for a friend or even yourself.
Kum Dem, Melbourne, Australia
Language diversity can put restaurants like this one in an awkward position. An east imperial Chinese dining filled with beautiful antiques decoration and a joyful environment, serving multi-region Chinese plates.
Cabbages & Condoms, Bangkok, Thailand
This is kind of a funny name, but with a purpose. With their slogan “our food is guaranteed not to cause pregnancy”, this restaurant is really popular among local and foreign visitors, focusing on promoting a better understanding and acceptance on family planning and sexual education.
Pu Pu Hot Pot, Cambridge, MA
A hot pot restaurant, placed in Central Square, with a cozy atmosphere and really good food as their veggies dumplings and the Scallion Pancakes. The name might sound silly but guaranteed you won't regret eating here.
Butt Sweet House, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
This is a popular and respectable bakery in the area featuring breakfast as well. We know for sure words in America don't have the same meaning as they do in Abu Dhabi, and we hope they don't get too many snickering tourists.
Chewy Balls, Spring Texas
Might have an awkward name, but this restaurants serves incredible and delicious food. Known for their under dairy based frozen desserts, the menu includes peanut butter balls, chewy bars, nut free granola and smoothies.
Flavors of Negros, Philippines
This restaurant's name can be interpreted wrong by the visitors using their own cultural context. So before anyone comes down to a conclusion, you must know that Negros is an Island in the Philippines. This places serves dishes with the flavors of New York and Los Angeles' Cuisine.
Lá du du, London, Uk
Ládudu, Papaya leaf in Vietnamese, was founded by Teresa Le. The restaurant aims to give the best food and service in a comfortable environment where the guests can enjoy fresh and healthy Vietnamese dishes. These restaurants’ name will surely make you inner child giggle.
A & K Lick-A-Chick, Little Bras D'or, Canada
Oddly, this place really says they just can't see why people think their name is hilarious. Seriously?!
Wok this Way, Leicestershire, UK
This restaurant in the UK features traditional chinese take away and gluten free options. We wonder if the owners are big Aerosmith fans? Regardless, their restaurant name is quite catchy.
Juan in a Million, Austin, Texas, USA
The owner of this restaurant has a very common name, but he wanted his taco restaurant to be unique, and so he made it unique by giving it this very particular name. Food is also one in a million, they are well known for their "Don Juan Taco" and their eating competitions.
Planet of the Grapes, London, England
Planet of the grapes is a chain of Wine Bar & Restaurants located in London. Not only they are known for their extremely punny name, but they are also because they're a great place to go and enjoy a nice meal and a glass of wine. They have four locations across London and they are a lot more than a fun name.
Lord of the Fries, Australia
As a fantastic nod to that iconic William Golding book ("Lord of the Flies", for those of you who slept through High School), this australian chain features vegetarian fast food. They have some of the best fries in all of Australia and they truly are more than just a hilarious name.
Pho Shizzle, Reston, WA, USA
Pho Shizzle Facebook Page
Vietnamese restaurants have become quite popular in the past few years, and Pho Shizzle is no exception. This restaurant in Reston, Washington is known for its tasty vietnamese style food. The owners say the name does drive people to their restaurant but their food makes them stay. We'll go and try it Pho sure next time we're in town!
Thai Me Up, Stockton, CA, USA
Thai Me Up Facebook Page
This Tapas Bar and Thai restaurant sure has a catchy name. If you're not to tied up to go and visit this place, they have interesting menu choices and an affordable price.
The Codfather, Northolt, England
Revenge is a dish best served cold... but there is no cold food at the Codfather. Located in Northolt, this place serves great fish and chips joint not only has a great name but also pretty good reviews!