10 Restaurants In Taipei, Taiwan With The Best Unobstructed High Rise Views

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Restaurants in Taipei with best city views

 

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If you’ve been to Taiwan before, you’ll know that our local pasar malams are no match to the street food stores that line Xi Men Ding or Shihlin Night Market. But when you’ve exhausted all the XXL Fried Chicken Cutlets or bowls of steaming Mee Sua, these high-rise restaurants might give you a healthy break from that.

At the same time, you’ll also be treated with beautiful city views, making each bite just a little bit tastier. 

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1. The Top (屋頂上) - beach villa vibes on a mountain

 

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The Top is a restaurant located at the top of Yang Ming Shan, giving a panoramic view of the city. If you look closely enough, you might even be able to spot Taipei 101 and Shin Kong Life Tower. The atmosphere of this restaurant is similar to that of a beach villa - minus the sand - and their comfy couch seats add that extra chill factor. 

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They even provide sectioned off spaces for couples and groups of friends for extra privacy. 

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Food-wise, they have mini BBQ grills along with a wide array of meats for you to choose from, such as Angus Beef NT$480 ($21.10) and A-Class Sirloin NT$480 ($21.10)

Restaurants in Taipei with unobstructed views - The topNight view from The Top
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Although the restaurant might be on the pricier side with different seating areas differing in price, the view from the top is totally worth it. 

Address: Kaixuan Shihlin District No. 33, Lane 61, Alley 4, Taipei City, Taiwan 111
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 5PM-3AM | Sat: 12AM-3AM | Sun: 12AM-3AM
Telephone:  +886 2 2862 2255
Website

 

2. Yen Taipei - Chinese food with a modern twist

 

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Located on the 31st floor of W Hotel, Yen Taipei boasts a modern and luxurious ambience. With the spacious restaurant offering the view of Taipei 101, you sure won’t be catching your family members using their phones at the dinner table.

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Singaporeans love their dim sum, and we have those long dragon lines outside Tim Ho Wan and Din Tai Fung to prove it. Here, you’ll be able to feast on an assortment of dim sum like Siew Mai NT$200 ($8.80). The Penghu Tiger Prawn Seared in Chardonnay sauce NT$680 ($29.80) and Cantonese Style Seared Crispy Cod Fillet NT$680 ($29.80) are also worth a try. 

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Yen Restaurant Taipei also has a bar, where you can relax at for a few hours before getting on with your itinerary again,  Sip on a cocktail and take in the beautiful view of Taipei’s skyscrapers while snacking on traditional desserts like the Suncake.

Address: W Hotel Level 31, 10 Zhongxiao East Road, Sec.5 Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan
YEN Restaurant
Opening hours: Daily, 11.30AM-2.30PM, 6PM-10PM 
YEN Bar
Opening hours: Sun-Tue: 2PM-12AM | Wed-Sat: 2PM-1AM | Daily: 2.30PM-5.30PM (Afternoon Tea)
Telephone: +886 2 7703 8887
Website

 

3. La Vie Revee Des Anges (天使热爱的生活咖啡馆) - overlooking Tamsui River

 

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We Singaporeans love cafe-hopping and are constantly on the lookout for unique little coffee and brunch spots even when overseas. Well, good news, La Vie Revee Des Angus is a cafe with an old-timey atmosphere that lets you munch while overlooking the Tamsui River. It’s also a great spot for catching the sunset. 

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A warm cuppa joe here is priced from NT$150 ($7)

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Address: Number 233-1 Zhongzheng Road, Tamsui District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 251 
Opening hours: Daily, 2PM-1AM
Telephone: +886 2 8631 2928

 

4. SAFFRON 46 - Indian cuisine on the 46th floor

 

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Located on the 46th floor, Saffron 46 has tall windows that give a clear view of Taipei 101, and you’ll feel as though you can touch it because of the two buildings’ close proximity.

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Here, you’ll get gourmet Indian fusion dishes including Vegetarian options as well. So whatever your diet preferences are, they will be surely have something to satisfy you. 

Some dishes include the Kiln Grilled Spice Fish Fillet NT$520 ($22.77) which is cooked in a traditional clay oven, as well as the Spice Yog NT$370 ($16.20) which are Vegetarian Samosas. 

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Wash down your meal with their wide selection of drinks made by award-winning bartenders, and pair them with Indian-inspired bar snacks. 

Address: Breeze Nan Shan 46F, No.17 SongZhi Road, Xinyi District, Taipei
Opening hours: Daily, 11AM-2.30PM (Lunch), 2.30PM-4.30PM (Afternoon Tea), 5PM-7PM (Happy hour), 5PM-10.30PM (Dinner), 10.30PM-1AM (Late Night Drinks and Bar Snacks)
Telephone:  +886 2 2722  5151
Website

 

5. Villa Sugar - dine with a backdrop of the sea

 

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Decked with resort-style furniture, Villa Sugar will give you a good view of the sea, offering a break from Taipei’s bustling street markets.

Restaurants in Taipei with unobstructed views - Villa SugarSeafood Pizza
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Since you’ll be on holiday, go ahead and treat yourself to some cheat day food. Here, you can pick from a wide array of comfort food like pizza and fried finger food platters - complete with Boomerang-worthy cheese-pulls.

Restaurants in Taipei with unobstructed views - Villa SugarImage credit: Villa Sugar

Address: No.54-16 Tudi Gongkang, Sanzi District, New Taipei, Taiwan (Sanzhi / Shimen District)
Opening hours: Daily, 11AM-9PM
Telephone:  +886 2 2636 1585
Website

 

6. Yao Yue Tea house - second oldest teahouse in Maokong

 

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Yao Yue Tea House is regarded as one of the best tea houses in the Maokong region, and also the second oldest in the area. 

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From the tea house, you can enjoy the vast scenery of the tea plantations below which contributes to zen ambience. Their tea selection includes different oolong tea blends like the floral Wenshan Baozhong Tea, priced at NT$280 ($12.26)

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They also serve Taiwanese dishes like Steamed Guan Yin Tang Bao (soup dumpling infused with traditional Maokong tea) NT$558 ($24.50) and Zhen Zhu Wan (fluffy rice balls filled with pork) NT$90 ($3.95)

Address: No.6, Ln. 40, Sec. 3, Zhinan Rd., Wenshan Dist., Taipei City 116, Taiwan
Opening hours: 24 hours, all year round
Telephone:  +886 2 2939 2025
Website

 

7. Smith and Wollensky Taipei - meat lover’s heaven

 

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Smith and Wollensky has franchises all over the world and the outlet in Taipei definitely doesn’t disappoint - especially with its view from the 47th floor.

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Their specialities range from prime cuts of beef like the 26 oz. USDA Prime T-Bone NT$4280 ($187.93) to their Mac & Cheese that comes in 2 flavours, Truffle NT$480 ($21.10) and Lobster NT$1180 ($51.81).

Address: Level 47, Breeze Nanshan, No.17, Songzhi Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City 110, Taiwan
Opening hours: Sun-Thu: 11.30AM-10PM (Dinner), 11.30AM-1AM (Happy hour, not available on Sun) | Fri-Sat: 11.30AM-11PM, 11.30AM-2AM (Happy hour)
Telephone: +886 2 2345 5647
Website

 

8. Lazy Point Restaurant and Bar - earthy-themed restaurant with a rooftop bar

 

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If you’re seeking a laid back afternoon meal, Lazy Point Restaurant and Bar is the place for you. Furnished with wood panels and decorated with dried flowers hanging from the ceiling, the interior is rustic yet sophisticated. 

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Aside from the atmosphere of the place, the food here is equally satisfying, with a large variety of cuisines from classic Western to Italian and French. Some of the best sellers include the Roasted Vegetable dish that is as tasty as it looks. 

Restaurants in Taipei with unobstructed views - Lazy Point Restaurant and BarOutdoor rooftop bar
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The open-air rooftop bar looks like a mini-garden, with grass-lined floors and quirky mismatched furniture.

Address: No. 68, Zhouzi Street, Neihu District, Taipei City, Taiwan 114
Opening hours: Tue-Sun: 11.30AM-12AM, 5.30PM-7.30PM (Happy hour)
Telephone: +886 2 8751 5509        
Website

 

9. Zest35 (甜橙風味休閒景觀餐廳) - hotpot at the top of Yang Ming Shan

 

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Zest35 is another restaurant that sits on the top of Yang Ming Shan, with both an indoor bar with transparent slidable doors and an outdoor patio. This means that you’ll be able to enjoy city views of Taipei no matter where you sit.

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The restaurant also has live music performances. If you are a fan of hotpot then you’re in for a treat because Zest35 lets you cook your own mini hotpot, something you can opt for instead of their stir-fry dishes. 

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Address: No. 33, Alley 4, Lane 61, KaiXian Road, Shilin District, Taipei City
Opening hours: Mon-Thu: 12PM-3AM | Fri: 12PM-5AM | Sat: 11AM-5AM | Sun: 11AM-3AM
Telephone: +886 2 2862 2255

 

10. Morton’s the Steakhouse - classy steak restaurant

 

Restaurants in Taipei with unobstructed views - Morton's the SteakhouseView of Taipei 101 from Morton’s The Steakhouse
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We have Morton’s The Steakhouse in Singapore, on the 4th floor of Mandarin Oriental, but the one in Taipei is way up high on the 45th floor. Here, you’ll be able to see the full spectrum of Taiwan’s city lights, a great accompaniment to a hearty meal.

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Besides their prime steaks and chops, they also serve Bacon and Onion Macaroni and Cheese made with a special four cheese blend.

Address:  Level 45, Breeze Xinyi, Number 68, Section 5, Zhongxiao East Road, Xinyi District, Taipei City 11071
Opening hours:  Mon-Thu: 11.30AM-10PM | Fri-Sat: 11.30AM-11PM | Sun: 11.30AM-10PM 
Telephone:  +886 2 2723 3699
Website

 

Scenic restaurants and cafes in Taipei

 

Good eating spots are essential on any holiday trip. But dining at restaurants with views will make sure that you’ll not only get to eat great food, you’ll also get a taste of the scenic beauty Taiwan has to offer.   

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