We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices


Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Nelson Street, Top of Sky Tower Cnr Victoria and Federal Streets, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
+64 9-363 6000
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

1,513 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 1,357: English reviews
Level Contributor
29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I had really high expectations booking dinner at the Orbit Restaurant at the top of the Sky Tower. The idea is pretty amazing. The views of the city are also amazing as the restaurant slowly orbits so diners can get 360 degree views of the city. The dinner itself was just okay. I expected the food to be pretty tasty... More 

Thank wins3
Northern Cal
Level Contributor
203 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Made reservations for 1:45PM for lunch on Monday. There were quite a few empty seats. The waiter seemed nice and helpful. Had the vegan option of Pumpkin coconut soup and the side of steamed vegetables with chia seeds; both were tasty and well made. The food prices are high, but the view from level 52 is excellent; the restaurant rotates... More 

Thank sactokw
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were blessed with stunning weather and 360 degree views of the stunning Hauraki gulf. The service was friendly and we had the choice of the menu for $75pp. There were twelve of us dining and everyone loved their food. If you suffer from motion sickness the revolving restaurant may not be for you

Thank Hils1964
Evergreen, Colorado
Level Contributor
132 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very enjoyable lunch with the views of Auckland slowly changing as the restaurant rotated. Food was very good. Expensive but you're paying for the ride up. Wasn't busy when we went up for lunch at 11:45 on a Thursday.

Thank sunsetviewer
Vancouver, Washington
Level Contributor
31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were in Auckland for only a couple of days and decided to do the "touristy" thing and eat at the Orbit. It far surpassed our expectations. The rotating restaurant views were awesome! If you're lucky, you'll also see a few people bungy jump off the top right in front of your window. A little startling if you aren't expecting... More 

Thank scstahl
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited in October and went for dinner here one Saturday night. I chose the Chef special, which was an award winning salmon dish. It was melt in the mouth and devine. The serving sizes were just perfect. Staff were friendly and service was quick. Views were very enjoyable. Got to see the city twice, and during sunset which was... More 

Thank Geraldine B
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service, food was delicious, view was fantastic! Our wonderful waiter (I wish I could remember his name) made our evening unforgettable. He really went all out to help us celebrate this special occasion . Overall , a very enjoyable evening and worth the money, which was much less than we thought it would be. I would definitely recommend Orbit... More 

Thank Wazootime
Coquitlam, Canada
Level Contributor
34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went up for 6:45 pm and got daylight views that morphed into evening lights. Food was delicious, attractively presented and reasonable if you consider the 3 course meal was $75 and included the ride up!

Thank mazatlanlover48_
Level Contributor
127 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a very nice Dinner in The Orbit : a delicious first course 'shellfish ravioli linghi', a refined main course 'roasted wild salmon' and a super dessert 'manuka honey and cinnamon cream, coffee ice cream'. The fantastic view is simply a bonus on top of a very good meal

Thank Guy9120
New York, New York, United States
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a 1 night stopover in Auckland and wanted a nice dinner as we had limited time and were celebrating our honeymoon. I reserved about 3 weeks in advance and was confirmed. Our tour got finished an hour early, so we showed up to see if we could get seated earlier, which we could, but they told us they... More 

2 Thank Matt H

Travellers who viewed Orbit also viewed

Auckland, Auckland Region

Been to Orbit? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
10:00 - 16:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:30
10:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nelson Street, Top of Sky Tower Cnr Victoria and Federal Streets, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-363 6000

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Orbit and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Orbit staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?