And again I did my own listing because existing Most Expensive Restaurants In The world list which I found in the internet are not really correct after I checked them one by one. Japan and France gave birth to 60% of the most expensive and best restaurants in the world.
And here we go!
1 Nihon Ryori Ryugin in Tokyo, Japan
It a small Japanese restaurant on a corner of Roppongi. I like the description on their website: "The richness of the "excellence of taste" of the natural ingredients that spreads throughout your mouth and the feeling of happiness as they travel into the body is a sensation that cannot be described in words. I believe the delicious flavours that are subtle and yet at times powerful, can only flow from authentic ingredients and when experienced with the aroma and warmth of the meal, is a most joyful feeling. Our and as chefs are present when we honestly and distinctly convey the that nature has fostered. In a kitchen where treasures of "natural ingredients" from all around the country are gathered, occasionally we gently help the ingredients up onto their dishes. To the extreme where the delicious flavours leave you speechless..." It did make me craving for good Japanese food!!!
There are only one menu set which cost 250$ per person plus 10% Service Charge.
Also there are no easy way to make reservation. Reservations for the following month are accepted from the 1st of the current month. For guests living overseas, they only take reservation through hotels. And good luck to get available table! My friend tried to book it for 2 years already and only got success now, so will wait him to come back to hear his experience.
Side Roppongi Building 1F, 7-17-24 Roppongi, Minato-ku, +81 3 3423 8006.
If money is no object, then Arashiyama Kitcho, where a meal can cost 463$ per guest plus service charge and taxes, without drinks, is the obvious choice. The service, setting, ingredients, preparation and presentation are all first class. If you’re looking for a place to dine with geisha, this is a good bet. Foremost Japanese restaurant in the nation and boasting international renown, Arashiyama Kitcho stands at the top of the restaurant business. Kunio Tokuoka, the young owner of Kyoto's Arashiyama Honten, has pursued the endless promises of Hokkaido's ingredients and brings you the authenticity of Japanese cuisine.
Make reservation by 5 days before and they closed for New Year holidays.
The Windsor Hotel Toya Resort & Spa 2F tel: 0142-73-1156
Described as the high temple of kaiseki -- a ceremonious multi-course affair that originated with Japanese tea ceremonies, is one of most famous ones in Japan. Many politicians, business people and artists are known as frequent customers. It is situated in the western outskirts of town, near the bottom of a hillside overlooking Kyoto. The premises are large by Japanese standards, with various private rooms set amongst attractive gardens. Average bill is 600$ per person. It should be noted that there are even costlier menu options, bringing in rarer ingredients. If you want to indulge in traditional kaiseki dining then Kitcho is the restaurant that sets the standard that others should aim towards.
Ithaa restaurant in the Maldives is located 5 meters (about 16.5 feet) below the surface and has 180-degree views of the vibrant coral gardens. The menu offers items like Malossol Imperial caviar with sour cream and potato blinis, Maldivian lobster carpaccio, reef fish tartare poached quail egg with passion fruit dressing, yellowtail king fish with saffron champagne risotto and beurre blanc foam. The all-inclusive six-course option will cost around $320 per person (plus a 10 percent service charge and 8 percent tax per person). You have to do it once and since you spent the resources to get here, why not?
Conrad Maldives, Rangali Island, 20077, Maldives
"A pure cuisine which turns simple into good. Real taste is returned to its truth, without any superfluous ingredient. Preparations are purified to leave room to the strength of taste. Going back to basics is also to respect the rhythm of the seasons, when the product is at its best. For Alain Ducasse (he is main chief), the meal tells a story, the table is a stage. New tableware finds its way to restaurant Le Meurice. Unique table objects give the tempo. Original creations by Pierre Tachon, or valuable pieces of Japanese craftworks by Shinichiro Ogata. Alain Ducasse seeks to renew the image of haute cuisine." Very french description of restaurant from their website! If I want a grand-slam experience of Gallic gastronomic grandeur won't do better than the glamorous dining room at the Hotel Meurice in the heart of the city.
Menu items a la cart: Scallops, tartufi di Alba - 177$, Lobster, potatoes flavored by the sea - 150$, Guinea hen, cepe mushrooms - 150$, Chocolate from their Factory - 44$. So ordering this I will get bill for 521$.
By the way it is three-Michelin-starred restaurant!
Le Meurice, 228 Rue de Rivoli, Paris, France; +33 1 44 58 10 55
La Maison Pic is more than a century old. Sophie Pic is the owner and chief of the restaurant Pic. She is France's only female chef with three Michelin stars. It's in her blood -- she's carrying on the family dynasty started by her great grandmother in 1889. There's no shout-y male chef nonsense here -- it's subtly and exquisitely classy. Anne-Sophie is known for putting her own twist on classic menu dishes that have been served going back to the 1930s. If her cooking had to be summed up in just three words, it would be respect, taste and simplicity: a particularly feminine simplicity that laughs off the quest for perfection and asserts itself with direct flavours. You might let out a little scream at the $405 Essential set menu (with all service charges and taxes). It includes CARROT WITH JASMINE BLOSSOM, BEETROOT IN THE PLURAL, BERLINGOTS, LANGOUSTINE, SCALLOPS FROM NORMANDY, AUBRAC BEEF, BRIE DE MEAUX WITH BOURBON VANILLA AND CHEESE CART, THE SULTANE FIG AND CURRY FROM MADRAS. Actually there are more options for desserts.
285 Avenue Victor Hugo, 26000 Valence, +33 4 75 44 15 32
Located four kilometers north of Lyon on the banks of the Saône near the Pont de Collonges, this family house has become an obligatory stopping point for gourmets from every corner of the globe. Chiefs come and go, but Paul Bocuse can rest in the knowledge that his restaurant just north of Lyon has held three Michelin stars since 1965. The Bocuse Restaurant provides a culinary journey through France.
Set Menu "Grande Tradition Classique" cost 317$ per person. It include Scallop of foie gras with passion fruit sauce, Truffle soup V.G.E. (dish created for the French President in 1975), Filet of sole with noodles, à la Fernand Point, Bresse chicken truffled cooked in a bladder and more. They also have menu a la card where you can spend more.
20 place Bellecour 69002 Lyon, France, +33 4 78 37 23 02
Alain Ducasse is one of the world’s most decorated chefs. Known not only for his incomparable French cuisine, Alain Ducasse has created innovative dining concepts reflecting international influences, and consequently has earned a reputation for phenomenal cuisine. Executive Chef Jocelyn Herland interprets Alain Ducasse's Michelin star cuisine with a modern and refined approach, consistently championing and enhancing current seasonal produce, much of which is sourced from British and French suppliers. New collection of fine dining menus is introduced every season and the set lunch menu ‘The Lunch Hour’ changes every Wednesday.
Autumn Menu: 7 courses 230$ (incl. VAT, excl. service charge) Include: SCALLOP or CAVIAR, POTATO GNOCCHI, Seared DUCK FOIE GRAS, Wild SEA BASS, Fillet of Continental Cross BEEF and more...
53 Park Ln, London W1K 1QA, England. Tel +44 20 7629 8866
Ascend the stairs to the Lecture Room & Library, sketch’s two Michelin starred fine dining restaurant.
Created by leading Interior Designer Gahban O’Keeffe, all ‘tasting’ and ‘a la carte’ menus are devised by French Master Chef Pierre Gagnaire, offering a unique breadth of ingredients and a complexity of combinations. The extensive and acclaimed wine list was awarded ‘Best Award for Excellence’ by the Wine Spectator and AA Guide’s ‘Best UK Wine List’.
My order will be a la carte: Steamed langoustines with kelp, cauliflower tops, cauliflower and bonito mayonnaise for starter - 34$, Diced blue lobster with basil, olive oil mousseline with mascarpone, Mostarda di Cremona with pomegranate, poivrade artichoke shavings - 57$ and SKETCH LOVE CASSIS: Kirsch parfait with blackcurrant compote for dessert - 14$ with glass of wine 2011 Sauternes, Domaine Clos le Comte - 14$. And in the end of my delicious meal I will get bill for 119$ just for my 3 courses.
9 Conduit Street, Лондон W1S 2XJ, England. Tel +44 870 777 4488
For nearly 40 years a succession of legendary chefs has enriched the culinary art of the Restaurant de l’Hôtel de Ville in Crissier near Lausanne. Some signature dishes on menus past have included "Scarlet" tomato, pulp, and pip consommé with Imperial Ossetra caviar, and "Salers" beef grilled with wild pepper, cristallines de charlotte and young fresh salad leaves. Food in this restaurant is divine, but food is not all. The way it is presented, the way you are served, the beauty of each dish make your evening unforgettable. The chef’s tasting experience will cost roughly $318 per person but there are also less expensive menu options available.
Rue d'Yverdon 1, 1023 Crissier, Switzerland, +41 21 634 05 05