Top 10 most expensive restaurants in the world

Here are the finest and most expensive eateries to splurge on worldwide.

26 Aug 2018, words by Ankita Bhowmick in The Guides

If you are a foodie, have a deep pocket and live dining in the best restaurants in the world is on your bucket list, then you should consider these top ten most expensive restaurants in the world that we've curated for you.

1. Sublimotion - Ibiza, Spain

US$2,000 per head

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Located in Ibiza, Spain, SubliMotion is run by Michelin 2-star chef Paco Roncero. The restaurant was awarded the Best Innovation Food & Beverage in 2014. Focusing on haute cuisine, SubliMotion promises to take you on an experiential trip that you have never experienced before. 

They feature a tasting menu consisting of 20 food tasting entrees and welcomes 12 unique diners per 'Show One' unique table. The diners are attended by a team of 25 professionals and the experience lasts approximately for 3 hours. A diner should have to shell out near about US$ 2,000 for dining in SubliMotion.  

2. per se - New York, USA

US$685 per head

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A renowned restaurant by chef Thomas Keller, Per Se was opened in 2004 in New York. It is the chef's second three-Michelin-starred property and features his daily nine-course tasting menu and also a nine-course vegetarian tasting menu that incorporates classic French techniques and the finest of ingredients. A meal would cost one around US$ 685. 

The restaurant also has an award-winning collection of wine, with over 2,000 bottles on offer.

3. Masa - New York, USA

US $595 per head

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The Japanese and sushi restaurant of Mara is situated in Manhattan in New York City. Founded by Chef Masa Takayama in 2004, this restaurant offers you with a dining experience that would cost you US$ 595. This doesn't include beverages and taxes. The experience lasts for an approximate 2 hours. Reservations are accepted 3 weeks prior to dining, and the menu that the guests are offered with are prepared by Chef Masa himself. It involves use of seasonal ingredients. Truffles and Kobe beef feature on this menu. Most of the fish that are offered are flown in all the way from Japan. 

Masa is one of the two sushi restaurants in North America that features a sushi bar made of a solid piece of Hinoka wood from Japan, costing US$ 260,000. It is sanded daily to a soft, porous state that is visually and sensually satisfying to the guests upon entering. The service rendered by the professionals at Masa reflects the Japanese custom as the guests are offered with exceptional hospitality which is an integral part of the restaurant's dining experience.

4. RESTAURANT DE L'HÔTEL DE VILLE - Crissier, switzerland

US $415 per head

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Hôtel de Ville is situated in Crissier in Switzerland and features a menu consisting of 11 courses which costs US$ 415. The delicacies on offer include fillet of lamb, mussels with saffron, "Scarlet" tomato, pulp, and pip consommé with Imperial Ossetra caviar, as well as "Salers" beef grilled with wild pepper, cristallines de charlotte and young fresh salad leaves. They also serve three-Michelin-star worthy dishes like Somme Bay scallops cooked with orange tarocco. Blending in luxury, magic and wellness, the restaurant promises to provide with a fine-dining experience worth remembering. 

The late chef Benoît and his wife Brigitte Violier were the first ones to have earned the Michelin stars for the restaurant, which is now run by chef Franck Giovannini.

5. maison pic - Drome, france

US$445 per head

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Situated in Drôme in France, Maison Pic is a legendary French restaurant, run by chef Anne-Sophie Pic, one of the few female chefs in the world to run a Michelin three-star kitchen.

The nine-course menu that the restaurant offers features dishes including Mediterranean rouget in a saffron broth, deer marinated in sake lees squab, candied turnips, Banon goat cheese Berlingots, and chocolate desserts that will simply melt in your mouth. The menu would cost you around US$ 445.

6. aragawa, japan

US$370 per head

Not particularly known for its decor, Aragawa is located in the basement of an office building in Tokyo, Japan. 

It is known for serving the best grade meats from purebred Tajima cattle that are raised for more than 28 months in the Sanda region of Hyogo Prefecture, a place where only animals that meet specific criteria are selected for designation as Sanda beef. An ultimate beef experience in this restaurant will cost you around US$ 370. 

7. kitcho - Kyoto, Japan

US$359 per head

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Established in 1948, Kyoto Kitcho Arashiyama is complimented by its stunning surroundings that contribute to a dining experience worth remembering.

It offers a ten-course menu that comprises the finest possible ingredients available. Meticulous attention is given to vessels, presentation and timing. A lunch starts at around US$ 359 and a dinner around US$ 449. 

8. alain ducasse - London, U.k.

US$343 per head

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Alain Ducasse is located in London, U.K and celebrates French cuisine at its best. It is a three Michelin star restaurant and offers exquisite food as part of its Black Truffle Menu, a seven-course meal that would cost you around US$ 343. The restaurant also has an a la carte menu that you can also opt for.

The chef himself, Alain Ducasse is known for his incomparable French dishes. He is famous for creating innovative dining concepts that reflect international influences.

9. ithaa undersea, maldives

Us$320 per head

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Ithaa Undersea is located on Rangali Island in the Maldives. It is the world's first undersea restaurant, which enables you to dine five metres below the surface of the ocean with a panoramic view of the breathtaking coral garden. 

Guests are served with set six-course lunch and dinner menus that features contemporary European cuisine matched with fine wines that blend local flavours with western influences. A meal costs approximately US$ 320. Headed by Italian-born chef Marco Amarone, the restaurant can only be accessed by guests of the Conrad Rangali, which is a five-star resort and is an ideal place to stay in the island.

10. Schloss Schauenstein, Switzerland

US$259 per head

Rated with three Michelin stars, Schloss Schauenstein restaurant is situated in Fürstenau in Switzerland. It offers a rare dining experience where they can enjoy the local cuisine at a beautiful and luxurious 12-century Swiss Castle. 

The restaurant is headed by chef Andreas Caminada. The 6-course menu is available at approximately US$259.