10 Unique Restaurants With a Spectacular View

By Margaret Wollensak, The Epoch Times

Restaurants come in all different shapes, colors, and cuisines. Located all over the world, here is a collection of ten uniquely placed restaurants with a spectacular view.

1. Ithaa (Maldives)

Ithaa Undersea Restaurant. ((c) 2014 Conrad Hotels & Resorts)

Meaning mother-of-pearl in Dhivehi, Ithaa is the first underwater restaurant in the world and is located in the Republic of Maldives. Seating up to 14 people, the 5 by 9 metre restaurant sits five metres below the surface and offers a 180-degree panoramic underwater view.

Food: European—four-course lunch; six-course set dinner

Address: Alifu Dhaalu Atoll, Maldives

For more information, please visit their website.

2. Sierra Mar (California, USA)

View of Sierra Mar. (Post Ranch Inn)

As part of the Post Ranch Inn, Sierra Mar sits high atop the cliffs of Big Sur, California and has breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. They are also famous for their wine-pairings.

Food: European—three-course prix-fixe lunch; four-course prix fixe or nine-course tasting menu dinner

Address: 47900 California 1, Big Sur, CA 93920

For more information please visit their website.

3. Thalassa Waterfront Restaurant (Crete, Greece)

Outside terrace of Thalassa Waterfront Restaurant. (Elounda Bay Palace Hotel)

The restaurant is set right by the water’s edge overlooking the sparking Elounda Bay, Greece.

Food: Seafood—dinner

Address: Elounda Bay Palace, 720 53 Elounda, Crete, Greece

For more information, please visit their website.

4 . Vertigo and Moon Bar (Bangkok, Thailand)

(Courtesy of Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts Pte. Ltd.)

A roof top (61 floors high) open-air grill and bar with a 360-degree panoramic view of the city.

Food: Seafood & Grill—dinner

Address: 21/100 Banyan Tree Hotel, South Sathon Road, Sathon, Bangkok 10120, Thailand

For more information, please visit their website.

5. Unkai Terrace/Tenbo Café (Hidaka-Tokachi, Japan)

(Hoshino Resorts Tomamu)

Another panoramic view, this view is from on top of Tomamu mountain. Given the right conditions, the famous unkai sea of clouds may arise and then eating up there is simply unreal.

Food: Japanese

Address: Nakatomamu, Shimukappu-mura, Yufutsu-gun, Hokkaido 079-2204, Japan

For more information, please visit their website.

6. Le Jules Verne (Paris, France)

(Alaine Ducasse)

Ahhh Paris…The city of French, food, and the Eiffel Tower. All of which are combined neatly together by Le Jules Verne. And being in the Eiffel Tower naturally gives it one of the best views over The City of Light.

Food: French—three-course lunch; five/six-course dinner

Address: Tour Eiffel, Avenue Gustave Eiffel, 75007 Paris, France

For more information, please visit their website.

7. Aer Lounge (Mumbai, India)

(Mumbai/Four Seasons)

Mumbai’s highest rooftop bar, this open-air lounge covers the entire roof of Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai with an incredible sunset view of the city and the sea.

Food: International mezzes and tapas (dinner)

Address: 114, Dr E Moses Rd, Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

For more information, please visit their website.

8. Dinner in the Sky (Pretty Much Anywhere…)

Amiens, France finance dinner in the sky event. (Dinner in the Sky)

A table and chairs suspended at a height of 50 metres that seats 22 very, very brave people…

Food: European—four-course lunch; six-course set dinner

Address: 2800 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102

For more information, please visit their website.

9. Waterfall Restaurant (San Pablo, Philippines)

(Villa Escudero)

Lunch served on bamboo dining tables set IN THE WATER. With the waterfall as your backdrop. How cool is that.

Food: Lunch

Address: San Pablo City 4000, 4000, Philippines

For more information, please visit their website.

10. The Rock Restaurant (Tanzania)

(The Rock Restaurant)

Originally a fisherman post, Rock Restaurant is located on a large rock in the sea close to the shore of the beautiful Michanwi Pingwe beach. It can only be reached by foot at low tie or by boat at high tide.

Food: Seafood

Address: Michanwi Pingwe Beach, Michamvi 753, Tanzania

For more information, please visit their website.