SkyCity (originally known as the Eye of the Needle) was a revolving restaurant and bar situated atop the Space Needle in Seattle, Washington. United States. It featured a 14-foot-deep (4.3 m) carousel (or ring-shaped) dining floor on which sat patrons' tables, chairs, and dining booths. Its floor revolved on a track and wheel system weighing roughly 125 tons, moving at a rate of one revolution every 47 minutes. It was the oldest operating revolving restaurant in the world at the time of its closure. Due to the balance and precision of its design, the floor's rotation is accomplished using just a single 1½-horsepower motor.
The restaurant was designed by John Graham & Company and styled after the La Ronde they had built atop the Ala Moana Center in 1963. SkyCity was a fine dining restaurant with a casual dress code and served Pacific Northwest cuisine and new American cuisine, providing local seafood, steak, chicken and vegetarian items among others.
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Destiny Cunningham | Feb 26, 2018
If you are going to go the to Space Needle Observation Deck, Please for the love of pete, eat at the restaurant!! It Is Fabulous! My husband I took a trip here in May and it was our very first stop. What an excellent way to start the trip! I have never liked Clam Chowder, but at the request of the waiter I decided to try it! It was So Delicious! All of our food was Excellent! We Loved It! The restaurant rotates as you eat, so by the end of dinner you have had the entire view of the city! also your ticket to the observation deck is included with your meal if you spend $25.00 a Plate! Trust Me, It is Worth It!! What a beautiful view! we even got to see Mt. Rainier!
William Crump | Feb 19, 2018
When in Seattle I suppose you have to do the Space Needle. Interesting history. Under renovation until summer 2018. Limited access at the top while construction. Good to go late afternoon so you can see sunset and city view as it gets dark. It's quieter and the views are pretty good!
Husam Al-Zayer | Feb 15, 2018
This is a nice tourist place. It is certainly not the tallest building in the area but the experience as a whole is nice and ut gives you a historic background of the importance and significance of the Space Needle as a landmark in Seattle. I would suggest buying the tickets online in advance to skip the long queue and go directly inside. You will go up through an elevator to the top floor where you could grab a bite to eat and don't miss registering your name and nationality and take your picture outside. Enjoy your trip!
Lauren T. | Feb 7, 2018
we were on vacation here in the summer of 2017. we had an amazing experience. however, it took a long time for us to get to the elevator to bring us up to the top of the needle, but the view was just gorgeous. and plus , a nice visitor commented and said that he liked the shirt I was wearing. and the restroom there was pretty rundown. but if you are scared of heights, I would recommend you to try your best to ease your fear of heights, and look at the amazing view of the Seattle downtown area.
Yeho | Feb 16, 2018
One of my best observations of the Seattle city as a tourist. When you enter, you are greeted with a wonderful building, and a lift. You go up that lift about 200 meters off the ground. Don't worry, it doesn't have too much windows for those who are scared of heights. Once you're in the top of the building, things get interesting. You get a whole floor of interactive computers in which you can travel back in time to see the city grow and expand from this view you're in right now. Moreover, the main experience. Actually seeing the city. If it's not cloudy, you're lucky. The city's just beautiful.
Linda Martha Morataya | Mar 13, 2018
My husband and I had a fabulous time at the space needle. Such an amazing & beautiful view from the lookout up high. Take in the multi angle sights, take pictures, have coffee or just sit and enjoy lunch. A must if you're in the area. *But, if you want to get adventurous while in Seattle, "BUY" the City Pass. You'll Get more for your money and experience some of Seattle's best at a discounted price of $79. . . Have fun and enjoy!
Amber Lee | Apr 1, 2018
Good place to see the view of Seattle. It is better to be there at night, but I visited during sunset and it was still beautiful! They are still working on renovation, but you can still look at the view. They now changed to the thick glass instead of fence which was cold and not good to take a picture. We took a very good picture up there and we are satisfied with our travel. However, we waited too long to reach the top floor by elevator. 😥 Except that little problem, I was totally fine!
Jeffrey Mertins | May 1, 2018
It was my dream to go to the space needle for many many years. I've now been there twice and loved it both times. The first was with my wife on a date and then we came back with the kids in tow. They loved it also. Nice to see they are updating it as I'm sure the glass wall will give it even more of a thrill. Worth the price. Had to show my screenshot as we could see Mt Rainer on this day.
Stephanie Pace | Apr 24, 2018
An iconic structure that comes to mind when people think of Seattle. There is a dining area at the top if you want to try it out or you can just go up and see the view. We went at sunset and it was a pretty sight to see the sun go down over the water. It was an okay visit since there is not much to do other than to enjoy the view. We did not hook up to cables and go out like some people although that would have been cool. At least go and say that you have seen in and been to the top. Make sure to have your tickets set because it can get pretty packed and the lines may be long. Also do not forget your camera when you go.
Harrsha Suri | Apr 21, 2018
It's under construction now, visitors will not be able to see about 33% of the area. I wonder why the ticket price wasn't brought down. Elevator view was fantastic. There are surely breath taking views 360 degrees. My 3 star is based on the current visit and might improve with time, perhaps once the tower is fully open
Molly Deel | Apr 24, 2018
Cool views but is under a remodel. It was more terrifying being up there than expected and the plywood is really damp. The gift shop is decked out and the walk to the elevators has so much historical information. I highly recommend getting the Seattle City Pass or the combo ticket with the Chihuly Glass Gardens. That place is lovely!
Karan Osborne | May 24, 2018
Located at the top of a hill amongst some outstanding museums. The historic feature is wonderful in itself. The day we went the lines were fairly short. But we did go during off season. The elevator ride is short and our bellhop informative and funny. The 360 degrees views are breathtaking. They were in the process of renovating so a portion of the observation deck was not accessible t view from. But it didn't matter it was still worth our time.
Avijit Nayek | Jun 4, 2018
It is a great place to visit. If you visit Seattle, don't miss it. You take a ride and go to the top of the Needle. A great way you look at the city. You will come to know lot of the details about the Needle by looking at the pictures before going up. Don't just visit this. Please take a pick at the life around. I really liked the life around it. You have great play ground for kids. You can sit and enjoy the sun. You can get different kind of food. Great place!! Enjoy!!
Kosala Jayasundara | May 11, 2018
Cool and not do crowded place. It has other entertainment locations in walking distance too, so definitely a great place to spend the whole evening stretching towards the night time. Only negative us that there is no good food selection around this. You have to walk far to get to the food street if you are not gonna finish the day with whatever you could find
Abhi Baheti | May 30, 2018
With construction going on, avoid this place till end of summer 2018. Definitely buy a city pass before going. Wait times are comparative to similar building across us. Only good thing is you get to download for free the picture they take for you. Evening view is better in my opinion than during the day.
L. Pia | Jun 21, 2018
Admission price for going to the top is quite expensive. Line moved quite fast into the elevator to the top. The view from the top was beautiful just don’t think it’s worth what they were charging. The restaurant area was getting renovated when I visited. The staff were friendly and helpful. There’s so many fun filled activities and places to shop around the space Needle that it can be quite fun. They also offer valet parking. Parking can become an issue if you can’t find anywhere to park. They don’t have a lost and found box, so if you’ve lost anything, see their security.
Trina K | Jun 29, 2018
Wow, the unobstructed views are worth the little wait. We got there just about noon, purchased tickets from the kiosk outside the entrance and were able to get in line right away. The waiting lines moved pretty fast. Once your up to the viewing deck you can stay as long as you like. Check the view our from every angle.... it's amazing! It's still under construction so there area areas off limits but even those areas were tidy and didn't obstruct our view. Parking in downtown Seattle is an expenses endeavor....try to find a central parking area so you don't have to pay for parking several different places. It cost us about $45 for 6 hours of parking since we moved to a second part of town
Shawn Marsh | Jun 12, 2018
Coming to visit Seattle all the way from South Africa, seeing the needle on Grey's anatomy over and over again, I knew I had to visit! We went to tour the needle and up to the restaurant on top with its amazing views. Food was amazing, I had the blue cheese burger and it was truly amazing. I love the idea of the rotating restaurant. Being able to see the whole of Seattle throughout your meal. It is a great idea! Definitely want to come back!
Jacob Engelbrecht | Jun 12, 2018
Amazing food, amazing wait staff, amazing experience. I expected the food to be nothing special as the view would be the focus, but I was quite wrong. The food was amazing, one of the best restaurants I had been to with the prices not being astronomical either. The meal did not feel rushed and each course was amazing. The environment is one of a kind and something I enjoyed with my family. An interesting idea is to bring a card or piece of paper to put on the windows as you rotate around to have a signed card from everyone who dined with you, I saw it done for a birthday and thought it was an outstanding idea.
Kaitlin Shelby | Aug 16, 2018
The workers were really kind and helpful! The view was great. It was a bit smokey from the wild fires recently but still beautiful. They just added the new spinning class floor which was a nice addition. The only reason I didn't rate it a five is because the price is still really expensive for just a view but that is to be expected with such a hot spot tourist attraction.
L. K. | Aug 11, 2018
I have been up the Space Needle several times but today was the first time up since the renovation. I love it! There are now glass open-air barriers with glass benches that are affixed to the outer Observation Deck. This provides amazing unobstructed views. Unfortunately for us, the skies we're hazy from wildfire smoke so we couldn't see the mountain ranges. There is a higher indoor level that provides great views also. There is a snack bar and tables and chairs. The new revolving glass floor is incredible. It is really neat to be able to look straight down to the ground! I am already planning my next trip up. There is a large gift shop at the base of the needle and a small snack bar up top the needle.
Teina Wihongi | Jul 22, 2018
The Space Needle is a must do, because it is the icon of Seattle. The views of the area from the top are absolutely stunning, and the restaurants food is delicious. There are fun interactive screens for kids, and many learning experiences for adults. If you don't have enough time to enjoy the views up top, the views from below are stunning as well. The gift shop at the base of the tower is another great place to stop for a souvenir. Walk around the Seattle Center for many photo opportunities of the Space Needle and the surrounding sights. The Space Needle is a masterpiece, and it is great for all ages.
Jake Abbott | Aug 12, 2018
Awesome views of the surrounding city area and mountains! We visited on a day with plenty of haze in the sky so the viewing of Mount Rainier and other mountains wasn't possible. However, the Space Needle offers great views of the city and the bay. I highly recommended stopping by if you're in the city. The lines are so much shorter during the winter months in comparison to the summer months so try and visit if you're in Seattle in winter.
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