Ten restaurants of record (Guinness). These are really "the most."
Yes, they are the best—more than any other globally, each in its category. You don't just go to these ten restaurants to eat. In fact, in most of them, the food is the least. Here you'll book to experience a world record first hand because each is inscribed in the famous Guinness Book of Records for something in particular. Size, height, age. These are the "most" top restaurants on the planet in ten areas.
The highest in the world
It is in Bolivia. The Chacaltaya Ski Resort overlooks a ridge at 5340 meters above sea level. Climate change is blamed for the disappearance of the snow and the fact that it is in decline, but the truth is that it still holds the title.
Highest (from the ground)
Dubai, the city of records, couldn't have a restaurant on this list. Instead, it is the restaurant At. Mosphere, at 441.3 meters above sea level, on the 122nd floor of the Burj Khalifa, is also the tallest building globally. What to eat? It is famous for its world cuisine with many sea, French and Japanese.
The oldest chef in a 3 Michelin-starred restaurant
Let's complicate the record. Jiro Ono (pictured here with Obama) holds it. He is 93 years old and is still at the bar at the ten-seat Sukiyabashi Jiro, a specialty restaurant in Tokyo's Ginza district. They say it's the best sushi in the world, but that's no longer official.
The largest revolving restaurant
Let's make a curl. This one, apart from being big, rotates. On the 45th floor of the World Trade Center building in Mexico City, it's the Bellini. It has more than a thousand square meters and houses 332 places.
The highest revolving restaurant
This is another one. It's 422.8 meters high. It's called Twist, and you can book it in Guangzhou, China. Specifically, it is located on the 106th floor of the Canton Tower and is a restaurant with a Mediterranean influence.
The largest in the world
The Bawabet Dimashq (Damascus Gate), in Syria, is the largest restaurant globally, with a capacity for 6014 people! And more than 20,000 square meters. Six themed areas with different cuisines, waterfalls, fountains and even replicas of the country's ruins find their place in this vast complex.
The most extensive wine list in the world
1,746 references! They were counted in 2008, and all had been on the menu for more than six months. So far, no other restaurant has surpassed it. The Chiggeri restaurant is in Luxembourg and has beautiful corners like the picture. Of course, you'd better decide on the bottle before you go...
The first restaurant with robot employees
It seems to come out of a movie of the '80s, and it was in the '80s, specifically in 83, when Tanbo R-1 and Tanbo R-2 arrived at the Two Panda restaurant in Pasadena (California) to bring to the tables of the customers the Chinese food that Shayne Hayashi served here. The story goes that they made a mess if there was interference.
The oldest vegetarian
It's called Haus Hiltl, it's in Zurich (Switzerland) and it opened its doors in 1898, hundreds of years before "healthy" was the daily bread. It has been in the hands of the Hiltl family almost since its inauguration. The patriarch of the clan, suffering from rheumatism, followed the vegetarian diet of Dr. Maximilian Bircher-Benner and extended it to all his clients.
The oldest, in global terms
This one stays in Spain, specifically in Madrid. Casa Botín is the oldest restaurant globally, opened in 1725 by Frenchman Jean Botín and his Asturian wife. When they died childlessly, they passed it on to their nephew, hence the name on its façade.