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Top of Vancouver Revolving Restaurant

555 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6B4N6
Tel: (604) 669-2220 Reserve Online
Fax: (604) 683-4609
Neighbourhood: Central

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Great view, OK food
By pkwok of Shaughnessy, Vancouver (123 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, March 23, 2008 - 12:31pm [Dine in]

The food here is not bad, but the cooking style is a bit old fashioned. Overall, the food experience is decent but nothing to write home about. Prices are high, of course, because you get such a great view. Even though the other revolving restaurant in Vancouver is a bit higher, I enjoy the view from this one more, because it is more centrally located. They really should turn down the lighting a bit after dark, but they keep the lights at full strength, which kills any intimacy in the atmosphere. However, this does not detract from the enjoyment of the scenery, as the exterior glass is angled and does not reflect any of the interior lights. Because of the wonderful sights out the window, I gave the ambiance rating a 4. Without the view, it would have been a 2. For those who go there for the view, it is an enjoyable way to spend an evening, but don't go there just for the food.

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Outstanding Views, Good Food
By jpcostales of Metrotown, Burnaby (70 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, November 5, 2007 - 2:46pm [Dine in]

First off, this restaurant is very expensive. You can get an equivalent meal at any other restaurant for about 1/2 the price. That said, you come for the views and the ambiance, and both are spectacular.

Food - I sampled the rack of lamb and my dining partners had the seafood medley and pork ribs. All dishes were presented nicely and tasted great. As previously mentioned, the prices were easily 2x more than you'd pay at any other restaurant.

Service - Our server was very friendly. Having said that, he was a little awkward and missed a couple of drink requests. Still, his effort and positive attitude were appreciated.

Ambiance - Outstanding 360 degree views of the Vancouver skyline. Our two hour meal allowed for two full rotations of the restaurant. Great experience overall.

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We Enjoyed the Experience
By hippixie of Chilliwack (53 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, June 10, 2012 - 1:07pm [Dine in]

I had not been here for many years, but decided to take friends from out of town to sample the view of Vancouver from the magnificent height. There were 6 in our party (2 kids). We started with deep fried calamari, smoked salmon and crab coquette, caesar salad and stuffed mushroom caps. The appetizers arrived quickly and were hot and delicious (except the salad of course). For entrees the kids had meat lasagna and tuscana chicken. We had the spaghetti carbonara, 2 new york steaks; one med-well and the other rare, and I had the chef's special - asian duck. We were all pleased with the quality and taste of our meals, the only negative thing would be that the entrees came with very little - we had thin shoestring bits of carrot, zucchini and peppers. The starch portion was a small square of thinly sliced potatoes topped with also thinly sliced carrots, now this was very delicious but we could have had a bit larger portion because what we received was only about 3" x 3".
Our server was Irene, she was pleasant and very attentive yet not intrusive. She was right there when we had an accident with a drink and she replaced it immediately. We didn't feel rushed at all by our server.
The view was fantastic, we had a nice table by the window and enjoyed 3 revolutions during our time there.

I was not too happy with the women's restrooms; it was very crapmed with hardly enough room to turn around, the floor was sticky, there were no paper towels and it was too odiferous to linger long enough to use the hot air hand dryer.

I am not in favour of restaurants that automatically add in the gratuity - this was a surprise to me.
I had checked out the restaurants website before hand and it didn't mention this.
Here is all that is printed on their site: Minimum one Entrée per person. Taxes and gratuities are not included. Items and prices are subject to change without notice.
For the 6 of us; 4 appetizers, 6 entrees, 1 beer and 5 soft drinks and no dessert it was > $400.00

Will I return? Maybe, but not for a few years, it will take me a while to pay off the bill. (LOL)

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View for money... Not too sure about value there.
By A Fatty of North Burnaby, BC (75 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, April 26, 2010 - 2:18am [Dine in]

This place had an excellent all you can eat brunch. In my opinion, probably the best value you will get here in comparison to dinner and lunch. I don't see how the food was terrible as the other comments say, because there was no problem with the food here. Maybe it was because I went for brunch, where many other people did too. The view is spectacular, but for it's price... Not too sure if that's worth it. Good experience here.

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Please just come here for the view only
By bsanto of Vancouver (16 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, September 20, 2009 - 12:16am [Dine in]

You end paying an arm in a leg for even just a small dinner and a glass of water, so make sure you've already eaten before you come here next time. Obviously, having a panoramic view of the world's most beautiful city makes this place attractive. It's too bad that the food and service don't even come close to matching the vistas the restaurant offers. If I pay $40-50 for a dinner (w/out dessert and drinks), I expect a decent meal and for me to be satiated when I leave. Boy was I wrong! I find more satisfaction in a banana than I do with the food in this place.

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Great view...Bad service
By therandomone517 of Vancouver (downtown) (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, July 9, 2011 - 3:41pm [Dine in]

So my friends and I went there for our high school graduation dinner. The view was awesome, but the service was horrible. The waiter treated us like we were 9 year olds all night. When it was time for the check, we had to wait for about 15 minutes for him to come to our table. While we were waiting, the other servers saw us with the check, but they just smirked at us and walked past our table. They were not welcoming at all.

The food was great. The escargots were too greasy though. The food took a bit too long. we had to wait for at least an hour and a half until it came out. I ordered the desert of the day, and the desert took around half an hour.

I really liked the view. The food was a lot of money. You end up paying an arm and a leg for it. I won't be back, It was very disappointing, and very expensive.

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Pay for view
By garden8 of Vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, August 29, 2010 - 9:54am [Dine in]

People said the food was too high since they haven't count the value of the view. The price of the food was including the view of the restaurant.
The escargots was a little bit of oily but the mussels was a good choices as appetizer.
The sauce for the lamb rack was really tastly. I would recommend people to order it.
The steak was so bad that I ask for medium rare and they made it almost well done!
The mango cheesecake was not bad but I will skip it next time.
Services was OK and our server was just at the standard.
Ambitance was clean and nice. All the points were given to the view of Vancouver.
The bill was around $150 (dinner for 2) including two glasses of house wines
If people want to enjoy a good view of firework next year, please book a table in advance

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Its not the greatest, but ok
By tester_2828 of Vancouver (5 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, October 4, 2008 - 1:21am [Dine in]

It's not the greatest restaurant for its price, but it is an experience that deserves to be enjoyed. The food was decent no complaints, and service was ok, nothing outstanding. But all in all I had a good time. i would recommend it to people that have not been up there. dont expect to much from the food and the service though, its not comparable to the prices of the food.

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Horrible waiter
By Spinky of Maple Ridge (7 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, September 8, 2008 - 1:38pm [Dine in]

We came for a birthday dinner for my husband and had always enjoyed our previous visits to this restaurant. I don't know what we did to make this waiter dislike us, but he clearly did. He never came by to see how dinner was, which wasn't a huge deal to us because everything was fine, but we would have appreciated him checking in. Then he brings us the dessert menu and says, “Can I tempt you with the dessert menu?” I replied that we could definitely be tempted (I could not have been clearer that we intended to order something). We made our dessert & coffee choices then waited for him to return to take our order. We waited around 10 minutes or so then he walks by our table and puts the bill down. Of course we were stunned. At this point I wasn't even interested in asking to still order dessert or coffee and was very disappointed by this waiter ruining my husband's birthday dinner like this. What's especially strange is that he offered took dessert orders from the neighbouring tables, so as I said in the beginning of this review, he clearly had it in for us.

Too bad for him, no tip. We are a couple that tip very well when it's deserved, but there was absolutely no tip deserved here.

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Wonderful Vancouver View Plus Nothing
By PJDuck of Vancouver (10 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, July 4, 2008 - 11:08pm [Dine in]

Save your money. Make a picnic and go to the viewing deck. Or go to McDonalds and sit in a bus stop. Food was very poor and very expensive. Vancouver has wonderful restaurants and this is not one of them. Or, go up for the view and order coffee.

Caution for tourists. There are lots of ways of viewing Vancouver's wonderful skyline without having to pay $150 (for 2 people) and getting food heated in a microwave.

Obviously I am a dissatisfied camper (eater?)!

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Been twice and no regrets
By beyond1000 of Terra Nova, Richmond (14 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, February 6, 2008 - 10:16pm [Dine in]

I have been twice to this restaurant, once for lunch and another time for dinner. Both times my food was very good. For lunch I ate a juicy steak and for the dinner visit pasta. When you are on a nice revolving restaurant with angled windows floor to ceiling viewing the city, the harbour and the mountains what would you expect for ambience. I would love to dine there again.

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the view is all you should go for
By lauramannella of white rock (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, May 24, 2009 - 10:04pm [Dine in]

Chose the revolving restaurant for my parents 46th wedding anniversary. The view was amazing and seating was very accomodating. However, the food & service was lacking. Our reservation was for 12:00pm for brunch on Sunday thinking there would still be alot of breakfast options, not. Eggs benedict, egg omelets and hard as rock butter criossants was all to offer for breakfast. No potatoes or hash browns. There was however lots of pickeled vegetables and sushi. You could obviously tell they are catering to the Asian market, so if you are Asian you would probably like it.

At my parents request they were hoping for a platter of cheese, what we got was a bowl of shredded mozzarella. That was quite a good laugh.

The waiting staff had no personality and never came to ask if we needed anything further for drinks and never filled up our water, which was quite surprising since the restaurant is equipped for 300 seats but maybe only 60 were seated.

Won't be back, the view was great, that was it, quite disappointing and quite expensive.

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Stick to the viewing tower!
By candd of Langley (7 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, October 3, 2008 - 12:44pm [Dine in]

Food: Awful. We had a salad and pasta...they just tasted disgusting. I was so stunned that such an expensive meal would taste that awful.

Service: Horrbile. We had some french waiter and he had no charm whatsoever. Very rude and not attantive. He did not receive a tip from us.

View: Beautiful...so nice to sit there at night and see all the lights and activity down below.

We went for a special occasion, and the food/service ruined what could've been a perfect romantic dinner.

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For That Special Occasioin
By TCA of Coquitlam (6 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, February 10, 2008 - 1:05am [Dine in]

Absolutely amazing.

It was my first time at this restaurant, and it was one to truly remember! The elevator ride up to the restaurant itself was breathe-taking!

I have to admit, at first, the moving floor took a while to get use to. I'm not that type to get any type of motion sickness, but I was surprised to feel a bit off. Though, after a while, I got use to it. The service was great! Although, I didn't like the conversation I overheard between two employees...as they were wanting/waiting to "get off" their shift. Otherwise it was great!

The food was amazing! Although, I do believe the drinks were a bit overpriced...$5.00 for a glass of coke that had not free refill?! Otherwise, I would say the food was well-priced. I ate the chicken breast, while my friend at the steak. The steak was tender and juicy, and the chicken breast was NOT dry, and just mouth-watering! We also tried the lobster salad and the cream of mushroom soup, both delicious! We were both very full and couldn't even fit dessert!!

I loved the atmosphere, it was cozy and calming. When I went, there were many couples. This certainly isn't a place for young children.

I can truly say, you will NOT regret every going here.

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