Most people are used to looking for restaurants at the street level by either reading menus on the sidewalk or peeping through the windows. However, a good number of countries throughout the world are rushing to outdo each other in the construction of the highest restaurant thus concentrating more on upward establishments instead of the outward approach. At present, most of the impressive dining takes place high above the ground.
The Highest Restaurants in the World
Of the top 15 highest restaurants in the world five of them are in China - two in Guangzhou and one in Shenzen, Shanghai, and Tianjin. While four of the world's highest restaurants are located in the US, three of them are located in the city of Chicago and one is found in Las Vegas. Two of the 15 highest restaurants in the world are found in Taiwan with the four remaining being found in Hong Kong, Toronto, Bangkok, and Dubai. The 15 highest restaurants in the world range anywhere from 800 to 1,400 feet.
Located in Dubai, specifically on the 122nd level of the world's tallest building the Burj Khalifa, is the At.mosphere restaurant. The restaurant is located only two floors below the building's observation deck. At.mosphere is the highest restaurant in the world and features a glass paneled room that complements a unique array of gastronomical wonders together with a panoramic view of the palm islands, the neighboring city, and the sea. The restaurant's culinary team boasts of an acclaimed menu with exclusive creations. The restaurant's culinary prowess stems from sourcing high-quality produce from around the world, some of which have been exclusively grown to be used specifically in the dishes.
Elba Italian Restaurant
The Elba Italian Restaurant is situated in the St. Regis Hotel in the city of Shenzen, China. At the height of 1,397 feet, the Elba Italian Restaurant is the second highest restaurant in the world. The Italian restaurant offers a wide variety of both pasta and pizza among other dishes. The Peking duck is included in the pizza menu to add a little local flare.
TWIST Mediterranean Buffet
The TWIST Mediterranean Buffet is a revolving door restaurant located in Guangzhou, China. TWIST is the third highest restaurant in the world and the highest revolving restaurant in the world at 1,387 feet on the 106th floor of the Canton building. Canton Tower is the world's second tallest tower and the fifth-tallest freestanding structure. The restaurant offers a wide array of Western, Mediterranean and Chinese cuisines together with an incredible view of the city.
At 1,378 feet from the ground, the Tosca restaurant in Hong Kong is the fourth highest restaurant in the world. While offering unique views and a wide array of exquisite culinary styles the restaurant is situated on the 102nd floor of the Ritz-Carlton. The Ritz-Carlton also boasts of the world's highest bar known as Ozone which is located on the 118th floor.
An Exhilarating Experience
While dining at some of the highest restaurants in the world can be an exhilarating experience, it might also be quite scary to people who have acrophobia which is the fear of heights. Soaring hundreds of feet above the ground, these restaurants offer a fantastic view as part of their culinary experience.
What is the Highest Restaurant in the World?
The world's tallest restaurant is the 1,450 foot At.mosphere in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The Highest Restaurants in the World
|Rank||Restaurant Name||Location||Height (Feet)|
|1||At.mosphere||Dubai, United Arab Emirates||1450|
|2||Elba Italian Restaurant||Shenzhen, Cina||1397|
|3||TWIST Mediterranean Buffet||Guangzhou, China||1387|
|6||Ding Xian 101||Taipei, Taiwan||1213|
|7||360 Restaurant||Toronto, Canada||1151|
|8||Club Jin Mao||Shanghai, China||1082|
|9||Mid-America Club||Chicago, United States||1075|
|10||Signature Room Restaurant||Chicago, United States||1054|
|11||Palace Club and Chao-Jiang||Kaohsiung, Taiwan||1030|
|12||Sky Restaurant||Tianjin, China||1000|
|13||Metropolitan Club||Chicago, United States||970|
|14||Top of the World Restaurant||Las Vegas, United States||844|
About the Author
Benjamin Elisha Sawe holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Statistics and an MBA in Strategic Management. He is a frequent World Atlas contributor.
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