The breezy 123F Parlor sits on the highest level of the Lotte World Pinnacle in Seoul, 555 meters (around 1,820 feet) over the ground. The pinnacle is the tallest structure in the nation – – and the fifth tallest structure on the planet, as per its true site.
However, it ends up, getting to the eatery isn’t quite as direct as jumping on and off a lift; an entire encounter can without much of a stretch require as long as 60 minutes.
Subsequent to purchasing a passage ticket – – 27,000 Korean won (generally $20) for grown-ups, and 24,000 won ($18) for youngsters – – guests enter a holding up corridor, flooded with blue light as whales swim across a goliath screen on the roof.
A few unique rooms follow – – some with open doors for proficient photographs, others showing the structure materials that make up the pinnacle – – before a baffling series of whale-themed spaces.
There are two long foyers – – one enlightened dim blue as whales swim close to you on wall-length screens, the other with Drove roof boards turning through bright mosaic examples, in sharp differentiation with high contrast whale photographs on the wall. Ambiguously whale-sounding calls add to the submerged vibe. Another room has counterfeit mists suspended midair and whales painted on the wall, seeming mid-flight.
Many whales later, you at long last arrive at the lift, which requires a moment to go up to the Seoul Sky observatory, going at 10 meters each second.
Venturing out, guests are directed to sit in a dim room as a video, obviously an imaginative delivering of the historical backdrop of Seoul and the Lotte World Pinnacle, plays – – before the screen parts into two goliath boards, gradually lifting like a drape to uncover the stunning perspective on Seoul through floor-to-roof windows.
The observatory traverses different floors, with goliath windows that permit a general 360-degree perspective on the city. One can detect the famous N Seoul Pinnacle roosted on Namsan mountain, spans extending across the stream, stops and sports arenas and, surprisingly, the rides at the close by Lotte World amusement park.
Each floor offers various attractions, like little bistros on the 119th and 122th floors. There’s the Sky Deck on the 118th floor, with a glass floor that allows you to see each of the 478 meters (1,568 feet) between your shoes and the road far beneath. There’s the Sky Porch on the 120th floor, an outside gallery with an ideal perspective on the winding Han Stream.
After the proper measure of ooh-ing and aah-ing, you at last arrive at the parlor on the 123rd floor.
The eatery is both roomy and comfortable, with comfortable seats and lights on each table. Windows make up a whole wall, extending up to the high roof to flood the space with warm light during nightfall. A free viewfinder permits you to focus in on the scene.
The menu is on the expensive side by Korean norms – – $28 for a meat stew, $19 for tomato spaghetti and $18 for a Caesar salad – – however we took as much time as is needed, watching the sun plunge underneath the skyline, momentarily turning the sky red hot orange.
The eatery likewise offers pizza, sandwiches, steak and tidbits including a cheddar choice.
The view was similarly as shocking in obscurity, the city a network of light fanned out before us.
However the 123F Parlor is an ideal spot for a heartfelt supper or extraordinary date, there were likewise families with kids and youthful grown-up companion bunches when we visited. The parlor can likewise be leased for unique occasions, for example, wedding after-parties and item dispatches.
The Lotte World Pinnacle is situated in the Jamsil neighborhood of Seoul’s southeastern Songpa-gu area. It’s open the entire week, however hours rely upon the day, and is available by metro, transport or confidential vehicle.