No.2, Aly. 2, Sec. 2, Dongshan Rd., Beitun Dist., Taichung City 406, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
With branches in Cingjing and Jiji, the original Cartoon King in Taichung City is now quite an institution. A themed restaurant located inside the Carton King Creativity Park in Taichung City, the furnishings, decorations and crockery are all made of corrugated cardboard!
Prepare to sit yourself on cardboard chairs at your cardboard tables and eat your meal from cardboard bowls. And if you’re worried that sitting on the cardboard furniture may not be safe, ask for a demonstration from the 100kg chef, who is often pulled out from behind the scenes with a waitress perched on his lap to demonstrate the sturdiness of the cardboard designs.
The food may not be fantastic, and it can be a little pricey, but this whacky place is worth a visit anyway. Rest assured, everything else may be made of cardboard - but at least the food isn’t! After your meal, stroll around the garden outside, where a windmill, sheep and even the Eiffel Tower attract visitors. We like the Maple Tree best, with its beautiful autumnal paper leaves. You can continue your stroll after lunch to other attractions within easy walking distance, such as Dakeng Trails and Dongdong Taro Balls (東東芋圓).
- Restaurant serves meal from 11:00 to 14:00, and from 17:00 to 20:30. One meal (roasted chicken, hotpot…etc.) for adult is around NTD250 to NTD400, and for kid is around NTD150.
- We recommend our best-selling Taichung - Purple Lavender tour for a great day full of contrasts. Lavender Cottage is an example of a completely different atmosphere from Carton King, but both are worth your while. Let our guides worry about transport, you just sit back and enjoy opportunities for photographing a scene of lavender, and a scene of cardboard.