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There's A New Poop-Themed, Taiwanese Restaurant In Town
Few things are grosser than the thought of poop while you're eating. But as if to throw everything we've ever known to be true out the window, a restaurant in City of Industry has embraced the notion of poop-while-you-eat, using the theme of bathrooms as their entire concept.
The Magic Restroom Cafe has toilets for seats, showerheads and urinals as decoration, and mini-toilets used to serve food out of. Plates are named after various kinds of shit (literally): According to Eater LA, there's "black poop" (chocolate sundae), "smells-like-poop" (braised pork over rice), and "constipation" (zha jiang mian).
The LA Times notes that the restaurant is derived from a restaurant called Modern Toilet Restaurant in Taiwan. It's not the same chain, but very similar.
Since its soft open on October 11, the restaurant has an average of three stars on Yelp. The general consensus is that the decor is good, but the food is average. Ray I., for instance, writes, "Overall, I like the decor, I like the presentation... Food needs a little improvement. I'll give it another chance once they iron things out."