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First look: A unique underwater-themed restaurant in Ahmedabad

Though there are many sea-themed restaurants in the country, The Real Poseidon in Ahmedabad might just be India's first underwater restaurant.

February will see Amdavadis have a new place to dock their palates, with an underwater restaurant making its way into the city's culinary landscape. Or should someone say, waterscape Opening on February 1, in the South Bopal area, the unique restaurant has already garnered 150-odd bookings for the opening day through radio, online and print promotions. (Text: Lakshmi Ajay; Express photo by Javed Raja)

Called The Real Poseidon, the dining area has been created 20ft below ground level and is run by Ahmedabad-based businessman Bharat Bhatt. (Text: Lakshmi Ajay; Express photo by Javed Raja)

Plush with 150,000 litres of water that is revitalised with a filtration tank on the 3,000 sq. ft property, the restaurant features around 4,000 fish and marine species sourced from local markets in Ahmedabad, Rajkot and Vadodara. (Text: Lakshmi Ajay; Express photo by Javed Raja)

For those concerned about the available dishes at the restaurant (read: eating seafood while being surrounded by fish), then worry not. The multicuisine, 32-seater restaurant does offer Punjabi, Thai, Chinese and Mexican fare, but it's all vegetarian. (Text: Lakshmi Ajay; Express photo by Javed Raja)

"Guests need only take the stairs down to a tunnel-based dining hall of 1,200 sq ft, where they can dine while enjoying the view. While there could be aquarium-based restaurants in Surat, we feel this is the first underwater restaurant in the city," says Bhatt. (Text: Lakshmi Ajay; Express photo by Javed Raja)

The duo is also planning a live orchestra/band for their diners' entertainment in the near future. (Text: Lakshmi Ajay; Express photo by Javed Raja)