Top 10 Most Expensive Restaurants in the World

This is the list to check out 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 with 10 of the most expensive restaurants around the globe, from luxury sushi in Tokyo basements, to underwater dining in Maldives.


The 10 Most Expensive Restaurants in the World

The following list of restaurants and figures was compiled from many sources, including Luxhabitat and Money Inc.

These are the 10 most expensive restaurants in the world:

10. Ithaa Undersea – Maldives

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Cost: $320 Per Head

Ithaa Undersea, the first underwater restaurant in the world, is located on Rangali Island, 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 6-course dinner as a guest. Both are mainly 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

9. Aragawa – Tokyo, Japan

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Cost: $260 – $370 Per Head

Next, we have Aragawa. It is located in the basement in an old Tokyo office building.

Aragawa, unlike many other high-end restaurants offers an a la carte instead of 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 selection of 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!

8. Kitcho Arashiyama – Tokyo, Japan

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Cost: $380 – $570 Per Head

Kitcho Arashiyama is the next most expensive restaurant worldwide.

There are six restaurants in Japan currently, but the Tokyo one is the most prestigious, having 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.

7. Guy Savoy – Paris, France

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Cost: $385 – $626 Per Head

Guy Savoy owns two restaurants named after him, one in Las Vegas, and one in Paris, France.

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, the man 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 restaurant he has.

6. Restaurant De L’Hôtel De Ville – Crissier, Switzerland

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Cost: $415 Per Head

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.

If you have the cash and can afford to pay $415 per person, 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 their 40-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”.

5. Maison Pic Valence – Paris, France

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Cost: $445 Per Head

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, banon 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 dishes that are visually appealing and pleasing to the palate.

This restaurant celebrates its 130th anniversary and offers a nine-course meal set in stunning Mediterranean gardens.

4. Masa – New York, United States

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Cost: $595 Per Head

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 get to know celebrities and A-listers, but it’s also considered 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.

3. Ultraviolet – Shanghai, China

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Cost: $570 – $900 Per Head

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 to 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.

2. Per Se – New York, United States

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Cost: $680 Per Head 

Per Se is the second-most expensive restaurant in the United States, and it’s located in New York.

Per Se, Thomas Keller’s second Michelin-starred restaurant, opened its doors to the public in 2004.

Per Se is most well-known for its delicate presentation and exquisite flavors.

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 at the restaurant, which offer views over Central Park and Columbus Circle. You’ll also be happy to know that there is an award-winning wine selection with more than 2,000 bottles available.

1. Sublimotion – Ibiza, Spain

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Cost: $2,380 Per Head

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.

To enhance your dining experience, you can enjoy laser light shows, virtual reality elements, and projection mapping while you’re still enjoying your food.

The restaurant aims to offer the best culinary-entertainment experience in the world and was awarded the Best Innovation Food And Beverage Award in 2014.

After making a reservation, an edible ticket will be sent to you. However, as tempting as it may sound, make sure you eat it once you have entered the building.


We hope that you enjoyed our list with the 10 most expensive restaurants around the globe.

Spending a lot of money at some of the most expensive restaurants in the world is worth it if you love food.

For those who don’t care about oysters and caviar, you can save your money for something else.

Here’s a quick recap of the 10 most expensive restaurants in the world:

  1. Sublimotion – Ibiza, Spain – $2,380 Per Head
  2. Per Se – New York, United States – $680 Per Head
  3. Ultraviolet – Shanghai, China – $570 – $900 Per Head
  4. Masa – New York, United States – $595 Per Head
  5. Restaurant De L’Hôtel De Ville – Crisser, Switzerland – $415 Per Head
  6. Mason Pic Valence – Paris, France – $375 Per Head
  7. Guy Savoy – Paris, France – $385 – $626 Per Head
  8. Kitcho Arashiyamo – Tokyo, Japan – $380 – $570 Per Head
  9. Aragawa – Tokyo, Japan – $260 – $370 Per Head
  10. Ithaa Undersea – Maldives – $320 Per Head

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