World’s first Barbie-themed restaurant opens in Taipei

Washington, Feb. 1: With hot pink sofas and high heels-shaped tables and chairs, the world’s first Barbie-themed restaurant has opened in Taipei for fans of the iconic doll.

Licensed by U.S. toymaker Mattel, Taiwan restaurant company Sinlaku on Wednesday opened the Barbie Cafe on Zhongxiao road, one of the busiest shopping districts in the capital, Taipei.

According to CNN, the cafe’s decoration, which costs 1.7 million dollars, is mostly made in suitably Barbie-style magenta and pink.

The bar tables in the restaurant look like the heel of a stiletto, chair backs resemble bustiers, some with a tutu, and chandeliers are shaped like elegant teapots and teacups with saucers.

The restaurant also has a gigantic Barbie box allowing customers to step in and feel like a packaged up, life-size Barbie.

Waitresses wear tutus and tiaras while their male counterparts try to look like Ken, Barbie’s on-off squeeze.

Sinlaku is planning a second Barbie Cafe in the central Taiwan city of Taichung and aims to introduce one in Shanghai, Wu ke-jing, the general manager of Sinlaku, said in a local media report.

Sinlaku also operates a Hello Kitty-themed cafe in Taipei, which opened five years ago, the report added. (ANI)