Diners at a restaurant in India that was built on top of a cemetery eat their meals sitting at tables scattered between 12 coffins

Frontiermail/TripAdvisorThe restaurant is home to 12 coffins.
  • The New Lucky Restaurant in Ahmedabad, India, was built on top of an old cemetery.
  • Instead of moving the graves, the owner decided to simply build his restaurant around them, scattering tables next to coffins.
  • The restaurant features 12 coffins, and has been a popular local hangout for over 50 years.
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Talk about a grave ambience.

Diners at New Lucky Restaurant in Ahmedabad, India, literally eat their meals at tables scattered among coffins.

Lucky tea grave restaurant in indiaJFK777/TripAdvisorDiners are unperturbed by eating alongside coffins.

Owner Krishnan Kutti had bought land for his restaurant before realising that it was a former cemetery. Undeterred, he decided to simply build his restaurant anyway, setting up tables around the coffins. Twelve of them dot the restaurant, and are believed to be remnants of an old Muslim cemetery.

According to Atlas Obscura, Kutti believes that eating among the dead is good luck, hence the name of the establishment. Whether that’s true or not, the restaurant has been a popular local spot for over five decades.


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New Lucky restaurant gravesSidharth S/TripAdvisorThe coffins are cleaned daily.

The coffins are separated from diners by white metal fences, and are cleaned and adorned with fresh flowers daily.

The restaurant serves everything from coffee, juice, and sandwiches, to soups, curries, fried rice, and noodles.

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