Top 10 Most Expensive Restaurants in the World!
Eating out can be a lot more than just getting someone else to cook you a meal and not having to clean up. Sometimes you want a special, high-end meal that you'll remember.
If you eat at one of the most expensive restaurants in the world, you will not only remember how much you paid for years to come, but you will also have a wonderful memory of the meal.
Three of the best restaurants in the world are in Asia, and one of the most expensive restaurants in the world is in New York. Three of the most expensive restaurants in the world are in France, and two of them are in the city of Paris.
Spain, Italy, and Switzerland are also in Europe. They are known for having some of the best and most expensive restaurants in the world.
1. Sublimotion, Ibiza
The unique restaurant concept Sublimotion has only 12 seats and will charge $2,078 a person for the one-of-a-kind dinner with 20 courses. The menu combines food with art and technology under the careful attention of Michelin-star chef Paco Roncero.
The head chef described the restaurant as “radically different” and since it is located at the Hard Rock Hotel in Playa de Bossa it combines the atmosphere of the island with the minutest attention to detail when it comes to the dishes. The humidity and look of the environment itself are adjusted for each meal to ensure perfect conditions for each of them and thus a tasting experience that could hardly be equalled.
2. Per Se New York, USA
A renowned restaurant by chef Thomas Keller, Per Se was opened in 2004 in New York. It is the chef's second restaurant with three Michelin stars. Every day, he serves a nine-course tasting menu and a nine-course vegetarian tasting menu, both of which use classic French techniques and the best ingredients. About US$ 685 would be spent on a meal. The restaurant also has a wine list with more than 2,000 bottles that have won awards.
3. Ultraviolet – Shanghai, China
Ultraviolet is one of the best and most expensive restaurants in the world. It costs between $570 and $900 per person, drinks and taxes not included.
Now, this restaurant is different from the others on the list because it only has one table that can fit up to ten people. You can expect to have between 10 and 20 tasting courses for $900. Each course will feature a different ingredient and be presented in a unique way.
The restaurant wants to give its customers a full experience, not just in terms of the food but also by trying to please all of their senses. For example, you could use sounds and pictures that play in the background while you eat.
The kitchen is run by Paul Pairet, and the restaurant has the most employees per customer, with three employees for every customer.
4. Masa New York, USA
Mara is a Japanese sushi restaurant in the Manhattan neighbourhood of New York City. This restaurant was opened by Chef Masa Takayama in 2004, and a meal there would cost you US$595. This price doesn't include taxes or drinks. About 2 hours is how long the experience lasts. Reservations can be made up to three weeks before the meal, and Chef Masa makes the menu that guests choose from. It uses ingredients that are in season. On this menu, there are both truffles and Kobe beef. Most of the fish on the menu come all the way from Japan by plane.
5. Maison Pic Valence – Paris, France
Sophie Pic is now in charge of this restaurant that has been in her family for generations. She is one of only a few women in the world who run a three-star Michelin restaurant.
You can expect a nine-course menu with dishes like Mediterranean Rouget in a saffron broth, Banon goat cheese berlingots, deer squab marinated in sake lees, candied turnips, and some of the best chocolate desserts you've ever had.
Sophie is known for trying out new things with her food. She uses unusual flavours to make dishes that are both interesting to look at and taste good.
The restaurant has been open for 130 years, and your nine-course meal will be served in beautiful Mediterranean gardens.
6. Aragawa, Japan
Aragawa is in the basement of an office building in Tokyo, Japan. It is not known for its decor. It is known for serving the highest quality meats, which come from purebred Tajima cattle that have been raised for more than 28 months in the Sanda region of Hyogo Prefecture. Only animals that meet certain criteria can be called Sanda beef. About US$ 370 will get you the best beef experience you can have at this restaurant.
7. Restaurant De L'Hôtel De Ville – Crissier, Switzerland
Restaurant De L'Hôtel De Ville is number six on our list of the most expensive restaurants in the world. It's hard to say, but it's one of the best restaurants in the world because of the quality of the food and the experience of eating there.
If you have $415 per person and are willing to pay for an eleven-course tasting menu, you can look forward to fillet of lamb, mussels with saffron, “Scarlett tomato” pulp, pip consommé with Imperial Osetra caviar, “Salers” beef grilled with wild pepper, crystallines de charlotte, and young, fresh salad leaves.
8. Kitcho Arashiyama – Tokyo, Japan
There are six of these restaurants in Japan, but the one in Tokyo is thought to be the best because it has three Michelin stars.
Kitcho Arashiyama is different from the last restaurant we talked about because it has a ten-course tasting menu with some of the best ingredients in the world.
Also, Kitcho Arashiyama is known for its beautiful decorations and surroundings, which is not true of Aragawa. The restaurant is set up like a ceremony house, with low tables and tatami mats that look out onto beautiful gardens.
9. Alain Ducasse London, U.K.
Alain Ducasse is a restaurant in London, United Kingdom, that serves the best French food. It has three Michelin stars and has great food on its Black Truffle Menu, which is a seven-course meal that costs about US$343 per person. You can also choose from the restaurant's a la carte menu.
Alain Ducasse, the chef, is known for making French dishes that can't be beaten. He is known for coming up with new ways to eat that take inspiration from all over the world.
10. Ithaa Undersea – Maldives
Ithaa Undersea is the first restaurant in the world to be underwater. It is on Rangali Island in the Maldives. You can expect to pay about $320 per person to eat at this restaurant, but in exchange, you'll be eating five metres below the Indian Ocean. With a wide view of the ocean, its coral gardens, and all the sea life in it.
The restaurant has space for up to 14 people and serves a variety of fine dining, dinner, and cocktail options.
As a guest, you can expect to be served a four-course lunch or a six-course dinner with mostly European flavours and some of the best wines in the world.