This is the list to check if you love food and have the money to spend on fine dining.
The following restaurants have one thing in common: they will charge you a lot for this privilege.
Here’s a list of 10 of the most expensive restaurants around the globe, from luxury sushi in Tokyo basements to underwater diving in the Maldives.
These are the 10 most expensive restaurants in the world.
1) Ithaa Undersea, Maldives
- Head Price: $320
Ithaa Undersea, the first underwater restaurant globally, is located on Rangali Island in the Maldives.
You’ll need to pay approximately $320 per person for a meal in this restaurant. However, the Indian ocean is five metres below your table. Enjoy panoramic views of the ocean and all its marine life, as well as coral gardens.
The restaurant can seat up to 14 people and offers a variety of fine dining experiences, including dinner menus and cocktails.
You can choose from a 4-course lunch or a 6-course dinner as a guest. Both are primarily European-inspired and paired with the best wines in the world.
Marco Amarone, an Italian-born chef, is the head of the restaurant.
You must be staying at Conrad Rangali (the main five-star resort) to make a reservation.
The cost for this unique dining experience is $320 per head
Arakawa – Tokyo, Japan
- Price: $260 – $370 per Head
Next, we have Arakawa. It is located in the basement of an old Tokyo office building.
Unlike many other high-end restaurants, Arakawa offers an a-la-carte menu and not a tasting menu.
The final cost of the meal is entirely up to you. However, it usually ranges between $260 and $370 per head.
This restaurant is known for its fine beef dishes like Wagu and Kobe.
Their beef is raised in the most pristine conditions and has received special treatment before it’s slaughtered. This is why they have such a great beef taste.
You will need to spend a lot of money to have the best beef experience. However, it is worth it!
Kitcho Arashiyama – Tokyo, Japan
- Price: $380 – $570 per Head
Kitcho Arashiyama is the next most expensive restaurant worldwide.
Six restaurants are currently available in Japan. However, the Tokyo restaurant has earned three Michelin stars.
Kitcho Arashiyama, unlike the other restaurant, offers a tasting ten-course tasting menu that features some of the best ingredients from around the world.
Kitcho Arashiyama, unlike Aragawa, is also known for its exquisite decoration and surrounding. The restaurant has tatami mats, low tables and beautiful views of the gardens.
Kunio Tokuoka is a Michelin-starred restaurant that pays great attention to details such as the timing and presentation of each course.
The seasonality of the food served at this restaurant is important to remember when you make your reservation.
Guy Savoy – Paris France
- Price: $385 – $626 per Head
Guy Savoy owns two restaurants named after him, one in Las Vegas and Paris.
Both restaurants have received multiple Michelin stars, but we chose to concentrate on the French restaurant because it is the flagship.
A 13-course tasting menu is available at the restaurant. It will cost you $626 with no drinks. The emphasis on meat is prominent.
Marinated duck, a festival of lobster, john dory and monkfish are just a few of the many dishes you can enjoy.
Guy Savoy, who trained Gordon Ramsey, also owns four other successful restaurants throughout France.
It’s safe to say you won’t be disappointed in Guy Savoy’s restaurants or any other restaurants he has.
Restaurant De L’Hotel De Ville – Crissier, Switzerland
- Head Cost: $415
Restaurant De L’Hotel De Ville is number six in our ranking of the most expensive restaurants worldwide.
Although it is a little difficult to pronounce, it is one of the most outstanding restaurants in the world due to its exceptional food quality and excellent dining experience.
Suppose you have the cash and can afford to pay $415 per person. In that case, you can enjoy an 11-course tasting menu that includes: fillets of lamb, mussels with salt, “Scarlett tomatoes”, pulp, pip consomme containing Imperial Ossetra caviar and “Salers” beef grilled and seasoned with wild pepper, crystallines de charlotte, and young fresh salad leaves.
You can also choose from the forty-page wine selection to complement your meal.
Three Michelin stars have been awarded to the restaurant, and Frank Giovani, a renowned chef, is responsible for creating an exceptional dining experience.
La Liste voted Restaurant De L’Hotel De Ville one of the “Top Restaurants of 2019”.
Maison Pic Valence, Paris, France
- Head Cost: $445
Sophie Pic, a third-generation family chef, continues to run the restaurant. She is one of a few female chefs who own a three-star Michelin restaurant.
A nine-course meal will be served. It will include Mediterranean Rouget in a saffron soup, bacon goat cheese Berlinergots, deer marinated with sake lees squab and candied turnips.
Sophie is well-known for her experimental approach to food. She uses unusual flavours to create visually appealing and pleasing dishes to the palate.
This restaurant celebrates its 130th anniversary and offers a nine-course meal set in stunning Mediterranean gardens.
Masa – New York, United States
- Head Price: $595
This New York restaurant, headed up by Massa Takayama (no drinks), will set you back $595 per head.
This restaurant is well-known for its simplicity. It offers a simple tasting menu of sushi that focuses on the essential flavours.
Masa does not have a menu. Instead, the chefs prepare fresh ingredients that can only be found on the day.
This is often a place to meet celebrities and A-listers, but it’s also overpriced.
If you have the money to spend and you want to try some of the finest sushi in the world, then you should make a reservation. This is usually four weeks in advance.
Ultraviolet Shanghai, China
- Head Price: $570 – $900
Ultraviolet is one of the most exclusive and costly restaurants in the world. It costs between $570 and $900 per head, including drinks.
This restaurant is different from others on the list because it only has one table that can accommodate a maximum of ten persons.
You can expect to receive between 10-20 tasting courses for $900. Each course highlights different ingredients and is presented in innovative ways.
The restaurant strives to offer a complete experience for diners, not only in terms of food but also appeal to all human senses. You can also use audio and visual effects to play as you eat.
Paul Pairet is the chef of the kitchen. The restaurant boasts the highest ratio of patrons to employees, with three per guest.
The restaurant also has three Michelin stars.
Per Se – New York (USA)
- Cost: $680 per Head
Per Se is the second-most expensive restaurant in the United States, located in New York.
Per Se, Thomas Keller’s second Michelin-starred restaurant, opened its doors in 2004.
Per Se is most well-known for its delicate presentation and exquisite flavours.
There are three options for tasting the menu, plus a vegetarian option. However, diners prefer the nine-course tasting menu, which focuses on American and French cuisines.
There are 19 tables, which offer views over Central Park and Columbus Circle. You’ll also be happy to know an award-winning wine selection with more than 2,000 bottles available.
Sublimotion – Ibiza, Spain
- Head Price: $2,380
Sublimotion, the most expensive restaurant on the planet, costs $2,380 per head.
You read it right! Sublimation charges $2,380 per head to its customers for a 20-course tasting menu.
The restaurant is closed for only a few months each year during the Spanish summer. It is open from June 1st through September 30th.
You can enjoy a new level of dining and entertainment if you reserve a table in the summer season.
A team of 25 professionals will wait for you and present your 20-course tasting menu to you one at a time over three hours.