Eating at Michelin starred restaurants is often very pricey, and many times these restaurants top the lists of most expensive in the world. So just how expensive are they?
International food magazine Chef’s Pencil has compiled a list of the most expensive Michelin star restaurants in the world. The prices are based on full tasting menus that the restaurant offer, which usually include between 8 to 12 courses for a dinner.
Chef’s Pencil researched over 500 Michelin star restaurant all around the globe and found that the majority of them can be found in Asia, especially in Japan, which is home to five of the top 15 most expensive restaurants in the world. It’s also the only country that has more than one restaurants on the top 15 list.
The number one most expensive Michelin star restaurant in the world is Sublimotion, which is in Ibiza, Spain. The tasting menu there costs $1740 per person. Sublimotion’s main draw is that it offers diners a hybrid-reality experience that features a cyber chef making food in front of each of the guests.
The world’s second most expensive Michelin star restaurants is located in Shanghai and is called Ultraviolet. This restaurant also utilized visual technology in its dining experience.
The full tasting menu costs $1422 per person. The menu serves up an Asian and Western fusion cuisine like moon cakes made with traditional French ingredients. There are also moving pictures on the wall to complete the ambiance.
The rest of the top three include Kitcho Arashiyama Honten which is in Kyoto, Japan. There the tasting menu costs $910 per guest. That gets them a fine Japanese cuisine with views of the beautiful Japanese gardens.