I love this restaurant – it has an amazing view, it’s been quiet every time I eat here, the service is good, and the food is amazing! And you can have a crazy combo of casual burgers paired with classy lobster.
The 360 Saipan Revolving Restaurant – 8 floors up, with a clear view of the island, this gem is located in Susupe’s Marianas Business Plaza, tucked behind the library and JoeTen Center.
On my most recent visit to the 360, we managed to time it perfectly – we got there with the sun still up, and after one rotation getting to see the island spread before us, the sun then began its descent. Upon the second rotation, we got to view the glowing colors dancing off of the ocean, and kissing the tree tops good night, until it hid from view, and we were left with the dark starry sky.
This restaurant is taking the lead in sustainable practice, and hopefully other companies will get to follow suit. They are installing an aquaponic system that will allow them to grow their own lettuce, with the run off water flowing into fish tanks. In the tanks, they will grow their own seabass, the Baramundi, (which supposedly tastes similar to salmon.) The Baramundi will eat left over food scraps from the restaurant, and in turn, their water will then help cycle back to feeding the plants with wonderful nutrients. And the Baramundi will be 100% mercury free!
The plaza is also planning to install solar panels over the entire parking lot, providing not only solar energy for the restaurant and building, but providing sheltering shade for patrons who are parking there.
The restaurant takes strides to use local produce, as well as purchase locally caught fish – sometimes caught by employees of the 360 themselves! In addition, the menu offers up brown rice as a healthy alternative to the standard white; and there are rumors that the exotic Black Rice, or Forbidden Rice, may make an appearance on future menus.
There is such a variety of tempting treats on this menu that I have not yet gotten to try. But there are definitely some good, healthy choices for those looking to enjoy eating out while maintaining healthy habits.
Broiled Tofu Steak: a warm marinated serving of protein-rich tofu, served on a bed of vegetables with a unique wasabi dressing. Light yet filling, savory yet refreshing. Wonderful vegetarian option.
Mahi-Mahi with coconut sauce: this is my favorite! (Yes, a fish dish is my favorite – who’d have guessed?) Usually made with locally caught mahi fish, it has a drizzle of creamy coconut sauce over it – but not overly saucy or heavy. It comes with a side of cooked local vegetables and a starch – though I always ask if instead of fries or a potato, I can just get additional vegetables. The staff is happy to make this happen.
There are other healthy-looking options that I have not yet had the pleasure of trying. But you may want to look at the grilled salmon salad for a healthy dose of omega oils; grilled chicken with lemon, feta, salsa, and brown rice; a sashimi starter; and for a tasty indulgent side – definitely give the locally-grown sweet potato fries a try!
Great food, great view, and great forward-thinking plans for health and the environment.
Location: Susupe’s Marianas Business Plaza, behind the library and JoeTen Center, 8th floor
Lunch: 11am-2pm, Mon-Fri
Dinner: 5pm-10pm Mon-Sat
Video about future plans: