There are several revolving restaurants in Shanghai, all of which offer a fabulous bird's eye view of Shanghai's skyline. We have selected the following six based on their locations, travelers' feedbacks and service.
Located in the second big ball of the Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the Oriental Pearl Tower Revolving Restaurant is the highest revolving restaurant in Asia, with a height of 263 meters. It has a capacity for 350 guests with a business area of 1,500 square meters. The luxury elevator in the 4.2 meters’ high ticket hall will send you to the 263 meters’ high sightseeing floor smoothly within 40 seconds with a high speed of 7 meters per second. Moreover, a large buffet dinner and hundreds of kinds of Chinese and Western delicacies surrounded by dining booths with flowers can be enjoyed there. Through the transparent glass, you can have a full view of the scenery including Huangpu River. The restaurant revolves a full circle every two hours, and you can have an all-round panorama of this lively city.
Price for the buffet lunch： 200 yuan per person （from 11:30 to 14:00）
Price for the buffet dinner： 280 yuan per person （from 17:00 to 21:30）.
Address: 1 Century Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai
Known as "Shanghai’s top Shanghainese restaurant", the Club Jin Mao Restaurant at Grand Hyatt is one of the most upscale restaurants in Shanghai, with simple and elegant decorations and serving mainly Cantonese food. Going there on a sunny day is the perfect time as you will have a full view of Shanghai and can enjoy looking at the adjacent Oriental Pearl TV Tower through the large French window.
Price per person: 600 yuan
Address: 86th Floor, Jin Mao Tower, 88 Shiji Da Dao, Century Avenue, Pudong District
Set on the 46th floor of Wayfoong Building, this restaurant makes you take in the whole of Pudong District at a glance due to the wide view. The Japanese ingredients there are very fresh as they are airlifted from Japan and, of course, the prices are very expensive as well. Usually, it is mostly crowded with Japanese people.
Price per person: 314 yuan
Address: 46th floor, Wayfoong Building, 1000 Lujiazui Loop Road, Pudong District
This restaurant is on the 45th floor of the New World Radisson Hotel, being a distance of 208 meters from the ground, and provides classic delicious food from Europe, Japan, India and China. Excellent dishes, a variety of appetizers, pretty tempting desserts, as well as lots of typically local dishes from many countries are available. The restaurant revolves a full circle every 90 minutes, and you can have a full view of this lively city through the transparent glass when enjoying your meal.
It features an open kitchen which lies in the center of the restaurant and shows the excellent cooking performances. You can sit down at the Teppanyaki counter to watch how the chef cooks a delicious dish for you, to your preferences.
Price per person: 400 yuan
Address: 45th floor, New World Radisson Hotel, 88 West Nanjing Road, Huangpu District
Located on the 50th floor of Novotel Atlantis Hotel, 728 Pudong Avenue, this restaurant mainly provides a seafood buffet, from which you can not only feast on fresh lobster, smoked salmon and other classic seafood dishes, but also enjoy salads, sandwiches, grilled meat and soup, as well as enjoying Cantonese food and the local cuisine. Drinks and beers are unlimited, so you can drink as much as you like. You won’t have any feelings of vertigo if don’t pay any attention to it, so you can just enjoy your meal and be rest assured.
Price per person: 300 yuan
Address: 50th floor, 728 Pudong Avenue, Pudong District, Shanghai
Sitting in such a revolving restaurant on the 39th floor of Lansheng Building, your eyes will also have a feast as you look at the modern scenery below, such as the elegant fashion in Huaihai Road, the great tolerance in People’s Square, and the modernization in Lujiazui. Listening to the wonderful music and eating delicious food at the same time is a great enjoyment. Cantonese food is mainly served there.
Price per person: 300 yuan
Address: Floors 38-39, Lansheng Building, 8 Huaihai Zhong Road, Luwan District