Wind City Moon Restaurant – Zhubei City, Taiwan - Atlas Obscura
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Zhubei City, Taiwan

Wind City Moon Restaurant

A nostalgic restaurant evokes life in Taiwan from the 1940s to the 1970s. 

Converted from a former theater, the Wind City Moon restaurant is tucked away in Zhubei city, about an hour from Taipei by car. The exterior of the restaurant belies the efforts inside to simulate the dense streetscape one might have found in 1940s through 1970s Taiwan.

Arrayed around the perimeter of the dining tables are various replica storefronts, including a dentist’s office, a general store, and a ticket booth for a movie theater. Nostalgia’s the order of the day here: Notices and ads from the time period cover every wall and simulated telephone pole, while servers dress in the uniforms and bright orange hats worn by primary school students of the time.

Private dining rooms can be found upstairs (also appropriately themed after schoolrooms), but the second floor serves as a museum in its own right, with display after display of collected toys, dishware, and other assorted paraphernalia. 

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