Dine in the Dark brings you a whole other culinary experience. It is a restaurant that was designed to raise awareness about the visually impaired allowing you to experience how it feels like to dine in a completely dark room. With the inability to see, you have to get in touch with all your senses to survive the whole dining process. Nevertheless, it is a safe experience, as you will be guided by the professional staff. As the concept of the restaurant is to raise awareness about blindness, all the staff working there are visually impaired, yet very professional and helpful, and the fund getting from each diner will donate to the foundation for the Blind in Thailand.
Dine in The Dark, Bangkok | Thailand
Dine in the Dark is located in one of the luxurious hotels in Bangkok, Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Hotel, so its decoration and seating no doubt are luxurious and fancy. However, the decoration here is not the highlight of the restaurant. Once walking in you will be asked to put away all the devices that can produce light. Then you will be asked to put an apron on and guided into a completely dark room.
As mentioned, you will be assisted throughout the dining process which is about 90 minutes. All you have to do is sit there and experience the delicious food without seeing what it looks like, and the staff is there to answer all of your questions and requests. After the meal, you will be sent to a bar where the light is on. They will give you an iPad with information about your meal and dining process.
Dine in the Dark serves western and Asian food. Their set meal comes in 4 courses and price varies from one set to others and it does not include the drinks. Their well-known menus are western menu, Asian menu, vegetarian menu, and surprising menu. Nevertheless, each dish remains a secret until you finish your dining, so you have to use your senses to figure out what you are eating.
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- Price range: 45$- 60$ per person
- Business Hour: Monday- Saturday, 6:30 pm – 10 pm
- Type of Restaurant: Fancy
- Address: Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit (Ground Floor,) Soi 12-14 Sukhumvit Rd, Khwaeng Khlong Toei, Khet Khlong Toei, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110.
Dine in the Dark is a lovely experience you should not miss out, an experience that heightens your sense. It is a restaurant that allows you to eat without pre-judge your meal and expecting to like or dislike a particular thing, as you just eat and judge solely on the taste and texture. However, to assure you, The venue, the food, and the service are impeccable. Dine in the Dark is definitely a yes yes for a fun date night.