Dinner At The Space Needle With Kingston


After the first day of the World Cyber games, Kingston Technology, one of the world’s biggest producer of memory products, took us out for a nice dinner at Sky City Restaurant at the Space Needle. Upon hearing this Sarah’s reaction was, “The Space Needle? That place sucks!” Not a good start to a restaurant review.

The advantage of dining at the Space Need is of course the view – it’s the best in Seattle. Unfortunately, if you’re a foodie, the view is the only thing that is good about the Sky City at the Space Needle. The prices are astronomical compared to the quality of the food. There were a few dishes that stood out as above average (the clam chowder for example) but for the most part, it was merely OK. The drink and wine selection was very nice however.

The top observation deck was closed for a private party. The funny thing was the Space Needle though Sarah and I were part of this party and took us there. I guess they saw our press badges and just assume we were part of the private event. It looked like a good event too, with an open bar, live music and a big spread of food. We were tempted to stay but decided to join our Kingston dinner party. Here’s what’s for dinner.

The Starter Dishes


Some cheese pie. The only thing I can taste is the crust. If there was cheese in it, I didn’t taste it.


Crab cakes. This dish was quite good but the sauce was a bit overpowering.


American Kobe Beef. The USA should leave the Kobe beef making to Japan.

The Main Courses


This was Sarah’s main course. They claimed it was a mushroom dish but we couldn’t find too many mushrooms in it. The noodle was dry and hard. If you go to the Sky City, don’t order this. You’ll regret it.


This was my main course, the double cut pork chop. It was dry and tasted like shoe leather. The sauce did nothing to bring out the flavor because it didn’t have any. What’s more, I can’t believe they charged $43US for it. Then again, that’s like $1 CAD now. 😈


Leo had the prime rib. He said it was really good but I’m not sure if he was just trying to be nice to Kingston or if he really meant it. I guess you’ll have to read his review to find out.


Stephen Fung went with the braised short ribs. It was as dry and as tasteless as my pork chop. Compared to the short rib used in our $60 burgers, the short ribs by Sky City wouldn’t be fit for a dog.

The Desserts

The presentation of the desserts were very nicely done. The standout dessert was the cheese cake. The others ranged from OK to sub par.





With drinks, tips and taxes, I estimate the dinner for seven came to about $750. I don’t know the exact amount because Kingston grabbed the bill before I had a chance to check it. I like to thanks Kingston for dinner. If they ever come up to Vancouver, dinner is on me.