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5.8 Undersea Restaurant is part of a structure with an overwater bar and restaurant, but it’s tucked away with a separate entrance.
If you arrive early for a drink, you can peruse the menu for the night, which is displayed at the entrance. 5.8 mostly serves seafood, and a meal costs $280 per person, so it’s definitely a splurge.
The glass-floor walkway wows guests even before they step inside.
Along the way, you can browse photos of the underwater restaurant’s construction. The restaurant weighs 400 metric tons.
As you walk down the spiral stairs, the glass panel on the wall offers a glimpse of what’s in store. Right before dinner starts, divers make sure the coral surrounding the restaurant is in good condition. They also scatter food to ensure plenty of marine life appears.
The underwater restaurant is an all-glass, dome-shaped structure with a hardwood floor; there is virtually no obstruction between diners and the sea. It is elegant and minimalistic, and it seats 20 people max.
The manager let me in early to take photos before the nightly seating at 6 p.m. There is no assigned seating, and every table has a great view against the glass wall. I chose to sit on the left near a bed of coral.
The restaurant is cozy, intimate, and romantic, and with the 6 p.m. seating, you can watch the marine life through sunset.