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“Great Place for Dinner overlooking Munich, but pricey...”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Restaurant 181

Restaurant 181
Ranked #118 of 3,678 Restaurants in Munich
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Central European, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Reston, Virginia
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great Place for Dinner overlooking Munich, but pricey...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013

Expensive but worth it for a special dinner. Prix fix menu, but was very good ! Great place to spend some time over dinner and looking over the city. Service was excellent. I would go back...

  • Visited August 2013
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SanFrancisco Bay Area
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283 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Munich Olympic Tower - goid for special occasion lunch”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

Booked lunch here to celebrate a birthday. The overall experience was good. I must admit that I am very sensitive to motion sickness and I did feel the movement enough to get a bit sick

However everyone else had a lovely time. Good kids menu options. Steak tips were very good. The special chicken breast was so-so, I would not recommend it. Prices are a premium (lunch was 120 euros for 2 adults and 2 kids).

Great views. Note you have to buy a ticket for the elevator at5 euros for adults to get to the restaurant. Seems like this should be included with the meal. Also I booked months in advance to make sure we could get in. Not necessary for lunch , the place was empty.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank ReneeC08
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London, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Very special - a must”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

Went here on business, not knowing what it was - so everything was special. For those who do not know it, it is a revolving restaurant at the top of the tallest tower in Munich. At first, I didn't not realise that it was revolving, as it moves so slowly, but it is a fantastic experience - we arrived in daylight, but saw the beauty of Munich as it got dark - even had a distant thunderstorm to add to the spectacle.

We had the 4-course set meal, with a choice of 3 dishes for each course (although most of the non-standard ones, commanded a c.€6 supplement). The wine list was extensive (on an iPad), and ranged from the reasonable to expensive. Food was what you would expect from a decent restaurant - started with a seared tuna & prawn salad; then artichoke soup; a chicken dish (with plenty of froth!); and for me the highlight - a coconut panna cotta. We had a Vioglier white wine, that was good. Service was attentive and pleasant. Ambience was a little subdued, but appropriate. Very special...

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Simon C
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Munich, Germany
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Not as good as they think it is.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

Nice view, we had a 75€ per person Romantic dinner. both me and my wife were little surprised to find a high quality restaurant was just like A restaurant, except it was at 181 meters above the ground and was rotating.
YES the view was great, but the food was just OK!
presentation of the food was excellent, but that did not mean that it can not be tasty.

I have a big appetite, but its very seldom that my wife makes comments after the dinner like, "I could still eat some more"

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Bhargav M
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“Not worth the lift ride”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2013

Poor, at best. Terrible for a Michelin stared resto.

Bad service (confused orders, rude maners, late, no explenation of dishes, menu or wines, etc)

Food is poor. Salad (should i say "tomato carpaccio...") was cold. And the meat was tasteless.

Wine paring was stupidly bad. In selection and delivery. No introduction and no sommelier. Plus wines came out of sync with dishes.


And did i mention they charge you the elevator ride?

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank RufusVonM
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