Revolving restaurants used to be all the rage. Travelers couldn’t get enough of sky high dining. Often perched atop a towering hotel or other highrise, they offered diners an epicurean experience with a side of epic views. Fortunately, there are still plenty of these unique rotating restaurants scattered across the globe. From Canada’s iconic La Ronde with 50 years of history to Egypt’s 360 – the Revolving Restaurant overlooking the Nile, there’s an unusual culinary experience awaiting every diner.
1.The View Restaurant & Lounge
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The View Restaurant & Lounge is New York’s only rooftop, revolving restaurant, and is situated on New York Marriott Marquis’ 48th floor. The revolving floor completes a full 360 degree rotation every hour, ensuring diners enjoy an ever-changing perspective over the celebrated city. The restaurant has paired culinary excellence with breathtaking views to deliver an unforgettable and one-of-a-kind dining experience. Highlighted by locally sourced ingredients, the prix-fixe, brunch, and seasonal menus boast exquisite selections of regional meats, seafood, and produce. Guests can soak in marvelous views of Times Square as they dine on popular menu items that include the Olive Oil Baked Atlantic Salmon – black beluga lentils, roasted baby artichoke, and asparagus with blood orange gastrique.
1535 Broadway, 47th & 48th Floors, New York, New York, Phone: 212-704-8900
2.Top of the World
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Situated over 800 feet above “Sin City” Las Vegas, Top of the World is an award-winning restaurant situated high atop the city’s iconic Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower. The restaurant has garnered recognition from publications that include Nevada Magazine and the Las Vegas Review Journal, along with nods from various review sites. The menu features New American and International flavors prepared with locally sourced ingredients, premium beef, and fresh seafood delivered daily. Top of the World offers fine dining in an elegant setting with unparalleled views over the city of Las Vegas. One of the menu favorites include the Pan-Seared Chilean Seabass – prepared with cashew and raisin soy butter, bok choy, and soba noodles.
2000 Las Vegas Boulevard S, Las Vegas, NV, Phone: 702-380-7777
3.360 Bar and Dining
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360 Bar and Dining is situated high above Sydney, in the city’s iconic Sydney Tower, where patrons will enjoy fresh seasonal dishes with marvelous panoramic views. The restaurant offers award-winning wines, paired with a fine dining menu, all designed to excite its guest’s palates and visual senses. With curated wines, champagnes, and liquors from around the world, as well as carefully brewed beers, the 360 Bar provides the ideal setting for specially designed sunset cocktails. While guests dine they’ll enjoy breathtaking views over Sydney’s Port Jackson, Royal Botanic Gardens, and Hyde Park. The Trout is a menu favorite – prepared with cured rainbow trout, cucumber, egg yolk, parsnip, and crème fraiche.
Sydney Tower Dining, Reception Level 4, Sydney Westfield Center, Between Pitt & Castlereagh Streets, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia, Phone: +02-82-23-38-83
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Sphere Restaurant is a 360 degree revolving restaurant located inside of Germany’s Berlin TV Tower at 207 meters above the city. Visitors will experience sky high dining as the restaurant makes a full revolution every hour; on clear days they can see the distinctive dome-shape of Tropical Islands Resort from over 60 kilometers away. Sphere specializes in local, German cuisine, but provides a variety of international and seasonal offerings as well. The restaurant is warm and inviting, furnished with stylish tables and chairs, and decorated elegantly. As patrons dine they’ll see various Berlin landmarks that include the Markisches Museum, Gendarmenmarkt, and Spree River. Try the Veal Tenderloin Steak – green asparagus, zataar dip, and beet root couscous.
Alexanderplatz, Panoramastrabe 1A, 10178 Berlin, Germany, Phone: +49-30-2-47-57-50
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Residing within Vienna’s Danube Tower, Turm Restaurant offers its visitors exquisite Austrian cuisine along with breathtaking views over the city. The 360 degree rotating restaurant is located near Danube River’s north bank, in Austria’s Donau Park. With Turm Restaurant’s extraordinary chef at the helm, patrons will enjoy sensational Viennese classics that include fried chicken, broiled beef, and Viennese Schnitzel. The restaurant offers an extensive list of Austrian wines, champagnes, spirits, and craft beers for diners to choose from. As the tower rotates guests will enjoy views of popular Vienna landmarks that include the Millennium Tower, Augarten, and the Viennese Giant Ferris Wheel. Guests should try the Creamy Spinach Ravioli – with mushrooms, feta cheese, and peas.
Donauturmstrabe 8, 1220 Wien, Austria, Phone: +43-12-63-35-72
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Famous for its marvelous river valley and city views, La Ronde restaurant is situated atop the Chateau Lacombe Hotel in Edmonton, Canada. For 50 years this premier, steak and seafood restaurant has been delivering sophisticated cuisine with exceptional service in an unmatched setting. The restaurant makes a full revolution every 88 minutes while patrons dine, offering views of local landmarks that include the winding North Saskatchewan River, Muttart Conservatory, and Alberta Legislature Building. La Ronde is spacious and bright, provides a warm and comfortable environment, and is elegantly furnished. Menu favorites include the Baked Arctic Char – prepared with sautéed asparagus, bell peppers, fennel, lemon butter sauce, and served with grilled potatoes.
10111 Bellamy Hill, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 1N7, Canada, Phone: 780-428-6611
7.Top of Vancouver Revolving Restaurant
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Top of Vancouver Revolving Restaurant offers fine continental dining with spectacular views high atop the Harbour Centre tower in downtown Vancouver, Canada. The interior of the restaurant is bright and elegantly decorated, offers well-appointed tables, and features angled windows that maximize the views of Vancouver below. While patrons dine on everything from pasta to seafood to steak, the restaurant makes a full 360 degree revolution every 60 minutes and provides magnificent views of Bowen Island, the Strait of Georgia, and Canada’s coastal mountains. Guests can enjoy a nice chardonnay along with the Fettuccini con Salmone Affumicato – prepared with smoked salmon, shaved parmesan cheese, green peas, and Fettuccini tossed in creamy Alfredo Sauce.
1133 W Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 3T3, Canada, Phone: 604-691-1991
8.360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower
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360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower is a rotating restaurant offering diners panoramic views over Toronto and Lake Ontario while they enjoy market-fresh cuisine. Executive Chef John Morris has carefully created a culinary experience that even the most discerning foodies will enjoy. 360 Restaurant features a Guinness World Record holding wine cellar, proudly earning the record for being the “World’s Highest Wine Cellar” at a staggering 351 meters above the ground. The cellar features precision humidity and climate controls, double cherry doors, redwood racks, a tasting table, and storage for up to 9,000 bottles. Patrons should try the Ginger Tea Smoked Gindara Sablefish – prepared with King oyster mushrooms, sweet potato puree, birch caramel, and asparagus Claremont miso.
CN Tower, 301 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2T6, Canada, Phone: 416-868-6937
9.The Carousel Restaurant
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The Carousel Restaurant is a 360 degree rotating restaurant, offering panoramic views over China’s port city of Guangzhou, while diners enjoy exotic flavors from around the globe. Located high atop the 5-star LN Garden Hotel, the restaurant provides fresh international seafood, locally sourced ingredients, and top-notch service in a luxury buffet setting. The restaurant features angled floor-to-ceiling windows, opulent chandeliers, chic tables and chairs, and tasteful décor. Visitors will appreciate the restaurant’s extensive wine list, craft cocktail offerings, and tasty beer selections. While patrons dine they’ll be soaking in breathtaking views of the Zhujiang River, Bai Yun Shan Scenic Area, and Tian Lu Hu Forest Park. A few of the restaurant’s signature items include Oysters, Abalone, and Foie Gras.
368 Huanshi Dong Lu, Guangzhou, 510064, China, Phone: +86-20-83-33-89-89
10.360 - The Revolving Restaurant
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The Revolving Restaurant sits high atop the Grand Nile Tower, which is situated along the vast Nile River in Cairo, Egypt. Located on the 41st floor, the restaurant is regarded as the highest in the Middle East, and rotates a complete 360 degrees every 75 minutes. All of the restaurant’s sensational French dishes are prepared in the open “show” kitchen. Patrons dining here will appreciate the restaurant’s comfortable atmosphere, excellent service, and dedication to quality food. While guests dine they’ll enjoy breathtaking views of Cairo, the Nile, and Egypt’s magnificent Pyramids. A popular menu choice is the Seafood Bouillabaisse – two prawns, two calamari, two scallops, mussels, asparagus, sundried tomatoes, soy beans, and lobster tail.
Corniche El Nil, Cairo Governorate, Egypt, Phone: +20-2-23-65-12-34
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Recognized as the highest revolving restaurant in Nordic Countries, Restaurant Nasinneula is situated in the Sarkanniemi Amusement Park, in Tampere, Finland. Patrons dining here will experience creatively designed dishes prepared with the freshest seafood, meats, and flavor enhancing, Finnish ingredients available. Visitors will find the restaurant’s atmosphere comfortable, service exceptional, and food simply divine. The restaurant features herringbone-patterned wood floors, thousands of tiny ceiling lights that look like perfect rows of stars, and angled floor-to-ceiling windows. As guests dine they’ll enjoy picturesque views over Lake Nasijarvi, Central Square, and the surrounding Tampere area. A menu favorite is the Reindeer from Kaldoaivi – prepared with mushroom and lingonberry.
Laiturikatu 1, 33230 Tampere, Finland, Phone: +35-82-07-13-02-00
12.Restaurant Le Phare
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Restaurant Le Phare was once a mushroom-shaped water tower supplying water to Palavas-les-Flots from 1943 to 1997. Instead of having the water tower demolished, the Palavas Town Council repurposed the structure into the 360 degree rotating restaurant it is today. The menu consists of fine French cuisine prepared with the freshest meats, seafood, and locally sourced produce. The interior features beautiful hardwood floors, modern tables and chairs, and elegant décor. The restaurant provides a relaxed and comfortable setting, attentive service, and an unforgettable experience. While patrons dine they’ll enjoy marvelous views over Palavas-les-Flots, Montpellier, Carnon, and the Mediterranean Sea. Try the Pad-Thai Swordfish – with peanuts, coriander, smoked bacon, onions, and piquillos; served with potatoes, salad, and Thai sauce.
1 Avenue de la Mediterranee, 34250 Palavas-les-Flots, France, Phone: +33-4-67-68-61-16
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Restaurant 181 is located inside of the Olympic Tower, and situated 181 meters high above the city of Munich, Germany. As soon as visitors enter they’ll leave their everyday troubles behind as they become immersed in the restaurant’s tranquility, warm hospitality, and divine cuisine. Restaurant 181 features elegant design elements, contemporary tables and chairs, and beautiful local artwork. As the restaurant rotates with its floor-to-ceiling windows, diners will enjoy breathtaking views over Munich, Augsburg, and the winding Isar River. The restaurant prides itself on using premium beef, fresh seafood, and locally sourced produce. Guests will enjoy sensational dishes that range from Salmon Tartar to Roasted Seabass Fillet to Uruguay Angus Beef Fillet.
Spiridon-Louis-Ring 7, 80809 Munchen, Germany, Phone: +49-8-93-50-94-81-81
14.Skyline Cafe Bar
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Skyline Café Bar offers craft coffee, fine wine, and light fare in a 360 degree revolving setting high atop the OTE Tower in Thessaloniki, Greece. Standing at 76 meters tall and equipped with Greece’s only revolving level, the tower proudly showcases innovative architecture along with breathtaking panoramic views. The restaurant is spacious, furnished with contemporary tables and booths, and elegantly decorated with earth-tone colors. As the restaurant slowly rotates guests will soak in marvelous views of the Aegean Sea, Aegean Islands, and White Tower of Thessaloniki. Patrons dining here will enjoy delicious eats that range from scrumptious pastries to turkey club sandwiches with fries to delightful hors d’oeuvres.
Egnatia 154, Thessaloniki 54621, Greece, Phone: +30-23-10-26-54-60
15.Om Revolving Restaurant
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Om Revolving Restaurant is located on the 14th floor of the Hotel Om Tower, and offers travelers a one-of-a-kind dining experience in Jaipur, India. Visitors will enjoy the restaurant’s warm hospitality, authentic Indian cuisine, and marvelous panoramic views. The restaurant features large picture windows, wood tables and chairs, and traditional Indian design. Diners will appreciate the restaurant’s close proximity to local attractions including the Shaheed Smarak memorial, Amrapali Museum, and Hathroi Fort. As the restaurant rotates 360 degrees, patrons will see historic landmarks that include Jal Mahal, Nahargarh Fort, and Hawa Mahal. The paneer, tandoori roasted vegetables, and garlic naan are all popular menu recommendations.
Hotel Om Tower, 14th Floor, Mirza Ismail Road, Jaipur 302001, India, Phone: +91-14-14-04-66-66
16.Ginza Sky Lounge
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Ginza Sky Lounge is a well-appointed, revolving restaurant situated on top of the Tokyo Kotsu Kaikan building in Tokyo, Japan. It takes 80 minutes for the restaurant to make a complete 360 degree revolution, offering diners plenty of time to take in the marvelous panoramic views. The restaurant delivers classic French cuisine prepared with locally sourced produce and ingredients, premium beef, and the freshest seafood. The restaurant is luxuriously decorated, provides an elegant atmosphere, and features live piano music during dinner. As guests dine they’ll see popular Tokyo landmarks that include the Sumida River, Imperial Palace, and the Kachidoki Bridge. They’ll enjoy delightful dishes like the Pepper Smoked Salmon and Beef Fillet with Foie Gras.
Tokyo Transportation Hall 2-10-1, Yurakucho, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo, Japan, Phone: +03-32-12-27-75
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Restaurant La Tour is situated inside of De Koperen Hoogte, a repurposed water tower that now boasts a 360 degree rotating restaurant in Zwolle, Netherlands. The menu has been carefully curated by Chef Alan Pearson, and features creative, French-inspired dishes prepared with local ingredients. La Tour offers a surprise menu that changes daily, ensuring all of the meals are prepared with the freshest products available. Even though the menu is a surprise, patrons will know ahead of time the size of their meal. Their choices will range from three course menus to six course menus, accompanied by optional matching wine arrangements. While guests dine they’ll enjoy breathtaking views over Markermeer Lake, Amsterdam, and the North Sea.
Lichtmisweg 51, 8035 PL Zwolle, Netherlands, Phone: +31-5-29-42-84-28
18.Orbit 360 Dining
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Soaring high above the city visitors will discover Orbit, an iconic, 360 degree rotating brasserie situated atop Auckland’s Sky Tower in New Zealand. The restaurant makes a complete revolution once every hour, offering guests breathtaking panoramic views over the city, coastal islands, and shimmering Hauraki Gulf. The restaurant provides a relaxed and modern dining experience with a sensational kiwi-inspired menu featuring fresh, seasonal, locally sourced ingredients. Orbit takes pride in delivering quality food, exceptional service, and an unforgettable experience for all of its diners. As patrons eat they’ll see local attractions below that include the New Zealand Maritime Museum, Aotea Square, and Albert Park. Try the Porirua Pork Belly – Miso and butternut puree, apple salsa, bock choy, and jus.
Sky Tower, Level 52, Corner of Federal and Victoria Streets, Auckland, New Zealand, Phone: +09-3-63-60-00
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At 11,842 feet, Drehrestaurant Allalin is the world’s highest revolving restaurant above sea level, and located in the mountain village of Saas-Fee, Switzerland. The menu offers creative Swiss dishes as well as international classics prepared with fresh, local ingredients. The interior recently underwent a total remodel and now features a sleek, modern, alpine look. The knotty pine ceilings, cabin-style wood tables, and earth-tone colors give the restaurant a warm, mountain lodge ambiance. Patrons will choose from menu favorites that range from Chicken Curry to Alpine Macaroni to Barley Soup to Wiener Schnitzel. As they dine they’ll enjoy sweeping panoramic views that include Jungfrau Mountain, Eiger Mountain, and Milan, Italy.
Hugelweg 2, 3906 Saas-Fee, Switzerland, Phone: +41-2-79-57-17-71
20.The 360° Cafe & Restaurant
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The 360° Café & Restaurant by Phu Jaya Resort is a Thai-European fusion restaurant located in Chiangmai, Thailand. This newer revolving restaurant offers diners mountaintop views from the indoor dining room or outdoor terrace as the restaurant turns 360°. Diners can expect views of Hang Dong gorgeous mountain scenery near Samoeng Road, a mere 30 minutes outside Chiangmai. The restaurant is part of the Phu Jaya Petite Resort. Delicious options include the creamy coconut vegetable soup, or the chicken breast in galangah cream served with salad and white rice. To add to the tranquil ambience, the restaurant offers diners a taste of jazz music.
99 Moo 3 Hang Dong-Samoeng Road, Tambol Baan Pong Amphur Hang Dong, Chiangmai 50230, Thailand, Phone: +09-68-78-31-26
21.360 Degree Restaurant
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The only one of its kind in the Caribbean, 360 Degree Restaurant is a revolving eatery situated atop the Radisson Hotel Trinidad, in the island’s capital city Port of Spain. Visitors dining here will enjoy authentic Trinidadian cuisine prepared with the freshest seafood, produce, and local ingredients. The restaurant features an open and spacious floor plan, floor-to-ceiling windows, recessed lighting, and elegant furnishings. The restaurant’s guests will experience warm hospitality, exceptional service, and quality food in an unforgettable setting. While patrons dine the restaurant rotates a full 360 degrees, providing breathtaking views over Port of Spain, the coastal mountains, and the shimmering Gulf of Paria. Try the Mahi Mahi Filet – prepared with garlic sauce and white wine.
Wrightson Road, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Phone: 868-625-3363
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Al Dawaar is a 360 degree rotating restaurant, serving local and international flavors in a buffet-style setting, high atop the Hyatt Regency Dubai. The only revolving, rooftop restaurant in Dubai, Al Dawaar offers visitors’ sensational cuisine with a one-of-a-kind dining experience. As soon as patrons enter the restaurant they’ll be met with warm hospitality, delightful aromas from freshly prepared dishes, and breathtaking panoramic views over the city. The restaurant is equipped with floor-to-ceiling windows, elegant décor, and chic, contemporary tables and chairs. As guests enjoy their meals, they’ll see popular attractions below that include Palm Jumeirah, Burj Khalifa, and the Dubai Fountains. Diners will choose from buffet options that include de Claire Oysters, Smoked Salmon, and Beef Rib-eye.
Al Khaleej Road, Deira Corniche, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Phone: +971-42-09-12-34
23.Compass Arizona Grill
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Compass Arizona Grill is an award-winning, 360 degree revolving restaurant located high atop the Hyatt Regency Phoenix hotel in Arizona. For 40 years the restaurant has been delivering stellar cuisine and unparalleled service to its diners. They’ll experience a menu featuring New American dishes prepared with seasonal and regional ingredients designed to excite the senses. The restaurant boasts soaring floor-to-ceiling windows, beautiful hardwood floors, luxurious tables and chairs, and vintage picture art. As patrons enjoy their finely prepared cuisine, the restaurant slowly rotates providing breathtaking views of the Salt River, Tonto National Forest, and Valley of the Sun. Top menu selections include the Filet Mignon, Compass Bisque, and Southwestern Tiramisu.
122 N. 2nd Street, Phoenix, AZ, Phone: 602-440-3166
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Sky-Café-Revolving Restaurant is situated inside of the Asia International Hotel, on its 45th floor, high above China’s port city of Guangzhou. Recognized as the city’s highest revolving restaurant, Sky-Café delivers innovative, international buffet-style cuisine, exceptional service, and breathtaking panoramic views. The restaurant provides a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, offers sophisticated design, and features a stylish open kitchen. The tables have pressed white linens, chic purple chairs, and fine cutlery. As the restaurant rotates 360 degrees diners will enjoy views of Guangzhou landmarks that include Baiyun Mountain, Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Memorial Hall, and the Zhujiang River. A few of the restaurant’s more popular menu items are the Snow Crab Legs, Oysters, and Shrimp.
326 Huanshi E Road, HuanShi DongLu YanXian, Yueziu Qu, Guangzhou Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China, Phone: +86-20-61-28-88-88
25.Xiyuan Hotel Revolving Restaurant
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The first of its kind in Beijing, China, Xiyuan Hotel Revolving Restaurant is situated on the 26th floor of the hotel, and offers diners 360 degree panoramic views over the city. The buffet-style restaurant features a variety of menu items with flavors ranging from Southeast Asian to Western European to North American. The restaurant is wonderfully sophisticated and offers Asian-culture-inspired murals on the walls, stylish tables and chairs, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Patrons dining here will appreciate the tranquil ambiance, the fresh, creative dishes, and excellent service. As the restaurant rotates guests will see popular city attractions including the Zizhuyuan Park, Beijing Aquarium, and Beijing Zoo. Popular menu items include the Salmon, Steak, and BBQ Ribs.
1 Sanlihe Road, Haidian Qu, Beijing Shi, China, Phone: +86-10-68-31-33-88
25 of the Coolest Revolving Restaurants in the World
- The View Restaurant & Lounge, Photo: The View Restaurant & Lounge
- Top of the World, Photo: Courtesy of ashleyhgc - Fotolia.com
- 360 Bar and Dining, Photo: 360 Bar and Dining
- Sphere Restaurant, Photo: Courtesy of drazil - Fotolia.com
- Turm Restaurant, Photo: Courtesy of alperdostal - Fotolia.com
- La Ronde, Photo: La Ronde
- Top of Vancouver Revolving Restaurant, Photo: Courtesy of Microgen - Fotolia.com
- 360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower, Photo: 360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower
- The Carousel Restaurant, Photo: The Carousel Restaurant
- 360 - The Revolving Restaurant, Photo: 360 – The Revolving Restaurant
- Restaurant Nasinneula, Photo: Courtesy of stavrida - Fotolia.com
- Restaurant Le Phare, Photo: Courtesy of Jordan - Fotolia.com
- Restaurant 181, Photo: Courtesy of cpauschert - Fotolia.com
- Skyline Cafe Bar, Photo: Courtesy of lite - Fotolia.com
- Om Revolving Restaurant, Photo: Courtesy of rudiuk - Fotolia.com
- Ginza Sky Lounge, Photo: Ginza Sky Lounge
- La Tour, Photo: La Tour
- Orbit 360 Dining, Photo: Courtesy of Rafael Ben-Ari - Fotolia.com
- Drehrestaurant Allalin, Photo: Courtesy of camerawithlegs - Fotolia.com
- The 360° Cafe & Restaurant, Photo: The 360° Cafe & Restaurant
- 360 Degree Restaurant, Photo: 360 Degree Restaurant
- Al Dawaar, Photo: Al Dawaar
- Compass Arizona Grill, Photo: Compass Arizona Grill
- Sky-Cafe-Revolving Restaurant, Photo: Sky-Cafe-Revolving Restaurant
- Xiyuan Hotel Revolving Restaurant, Photo: Courtesy of jovannig - Fotolia.com
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