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There’s no denying that New York City has a wide variety of different restaurant options, from high-class to cheap and fast, but there are other restaurants in the area that offer something different: themed restaurants. Although some believe they are cheesy and are often notorious for subpar food, they allow guests to forget about their lives for a short time and be absorbed in an unique dining experience. The following restaurants can be found in New York City.


Ninja New York

25 Hudson St, Manhattan, NY 10013

If you’re in the mood for a completely immersive experience with your theme restaurant, then Ninja New York is a great place for you. When you arrive at Ninja, you’ll be taken down to the basement area, or dungeon, and your party will be seated inside one of the pagodas. Throughout the meal, you’ll be visited by your ninja server and perhaps other ninjas along the way. Besides that, the food has received many positive reviews and the experience is completely unique.


Ellen’s Stardust Diner

1650 Broadway, New York, NY 10019

Many tourists and residents of New York City enjoy a good broadway musical and Ellen’s Stardust Diner serenades guests with broadway show tunes and serves up delicious diner fare like cheeseburgers and milkshakes. Ellen’s is a world-renowned retro diner and the servers are actually on broadway or working to get on broadway, so many have gone to pursue big careers after their work slinging french fries and coffee.


Beetle House

308 E 6th St, New York, NY 10003

For those of us who grew up obsessed with Tim Burton movies like Beetlejuice and The Nightmare Before Christmas then this is the perfect themed restaurant for you. While they aren’t specifically associated with the Tim Burton franchise, the restaurant creatively embodies the dark but fun spirit of the movies through the drinks and food they offer. If you’re Halloween-obsessed or just want to have a great time with friends, stop by Beetle House.


The Trailer Park Lounge

271 W 23rd St (between 7th Ave & 8th Ave), New York, NY 10011

Some believe that theme restaurants are kitschy and even trashy. The Trailer Park Lounge embraces these preconceived notions and provides patrons with a tacky roadhouse filled to the brim with memorabilia from the 1960s and ‘70s.