Yanggakdo Hotel Revolving Restaurant
The Yanggakdo Hotel Revolving Restaurant is the Yanggakdo Hotel’s centre piece restaurant perched on top of the hotel’s structure.
Only two of the hotel’s lifts go to the 47th floor where the Yanggakdo Hotel Revolving Restaurant is located.
The main reason people head to the Yanggakdo Hotel Revolving Restaurant is to enjoy a drink at its bar and take in the views from its 360 degree panorama of Pyongyang which is the same height as the Juche Tower (170m). At the time of writing you can take pictures of Pyongyang from the revolving restaurant, but not from the Juche Tower.
From the Yanggakdo Hotel Revolving Restaurant you have a great view of just about all of Pyongyang, looking up and down the Taedong River and including the May Day Stadium, Kim Il Sung Square, the Juche Tower, Pyongyang Railway Station, Koryo Hotel and Ryugyong Hotel.
It is possible to have meals here which can either be included in the cost of your tour, or you can pay for separately if you wish to choose your dishes from the menu.
The restaurant serves mainly Korean food, with some western dishes being offered as well such as macaroni cheese and spaghetti Bolognese.
The main dish locals come here to enjoy is bulgolgi – barbequed meat in a thick marinade and very delicious. This costs extra if you wish to order.
The revolving feature of the restaurant is slow, so it takes a while to do a full rotation.
Meals included in your tour are sometimes arranged here, usually during the busier times of year.
If visiting outside of the planned tour itinerary then food and drinks are paid for separately on the spot.