Top 15 Most Expensive Michelin Star Restaurants in the World

Top 15 Most Expensive Michelin Star Restaurants in the World

     One of the most desired recognitions by restaurants is the Michelin Stars, which are awarded annually by the Michelin Guide to the establishments and chefs that stand out for their quality, creativity, service and dedication when preparing their gastronomic creations.

     In general, Michelin Stars tend to increase the offer of establishments and generate more demand, which leads to menu proposals with prices far from the median. This is confirmed by a study carried out by the American platform Chef's Pencil, which has carried out an exhaustive search, comparing and analyzing the prices of 450 Michelin starred restaurants in the whole world. 

     The result is a classification of the 15 restaurants with the most expensive tasting menus on the planet. A large part of those classified are Asian restaurants, mainly from Japan and China, and also European, where we can find a total of 7 establishments, with a Spanish project heading the list. However, in the United States, we can only find 1. Below is the complete list of restaurants

1. Sublimotion, Ibiza (Spain)

With a menu of 1,517 euros, in the first place, we find Sublimotion. It is an authentic immersive show that seeks to maximize the pleasure of sitting at the table to enjoy the gastronomy and the show. Thanks to virtual reality, you can visit a dozen different spaces and places without leaving your chair and enjoy a combination of music, light, projections and surprising settings. Currently, the restaurant does not have any Michelin stars, but its head chef (and one of its founders), Paco Roncero, has two.

2. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, Shanghai (China)

In the second position we have Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, a restaurant whose menu is 1,225 euros, and also makes use of visual technology to immerse diners in a virtual world: each table is surrounded by walls of moving images that create amazing effects.

3. Kitcho Arashiyama Honten, Tokyo, Japan

With a menu of 784 euros, Kitcho Arashiyama Honten is the third most expensive star restaurant in the world. Here is a change of register: there is no high technology, but a traditional environment, in perfect Japanese style. The restaurant has seven dining rooms, which overlook a well-kept garden, an environment that clearly enhances the gastronomic sensory experience of diners.

4. Azabu Kadowaki, Tokyo (Japan)

In the fourth position and with a menu of 711 euros we have the Azabu Kadowaki restaurant, a traditional Japanese cuisine space where modern techniques are combined with an international atmosphere.

5. Masa, New York (USA)

In fifth place, we have the Masa restaurant, which has a menu of 689 euros, prepared by chef Masa Takayama. The elegant and minimalist restaurant, has the Japanese omakase concept, by which customers give Takayama the authority to prepare whatever he wants at the price he stipulates.

6. Joël Robuchon, Tokyo (Japan)

With a menu of 549 euros, in sixth place is La Table de Joël Robuchon, which shares the price and, therefore, position, with the two restaurants that follow. La Table de Joël Robuchon is a restaurant with a dreamy location: a castle in the style of the Palace of Versailles, where you can enjoy simple but original dishes.

6. bis. Kikunoi Honten, Kyoto (Japan)

For the same price, 549 euros, we find the Kikunoi Honten restaurant. For the tasting menu, signed by chef Yoshihiro Murata, Eastern and Western elements are skilfully mixed, with ingredients ranging from fish delicacies to foie gras.

6. ter. Gion Maruyama, Kyoto (Japan)

In this Japanese restaurant with a menu of 549 euros, the ingredients and natural flavours stand out. The gastronomic offer has a natural flux that simulates the movements of an orchestra and the dishes are traditional, with great emphasis on aesthetics.

9. Guy Savoy, Paris (France)

The ranking follows the Guy Savoy restaurant, with a menu of 530 euros. Located at Hôtel de la Monnaie, on the banks of the Seine, the place is adorned with contemporary paintings ceded by François Pinault, and is characterized by its use of colour on its dishes. 

10. Piazza Duomo, Alba (Italy)

We reached the tenth position with the Italian Piazza Duomo in Alba, a restaurant with three Michelin stars run by chef Enrico Crippa, whose menu costs 500 euros. It is characterized by dishes with gastronomic elaborations with herbs, flowers, vegetables and fruits (often from the restaurant's own biodynamic garden).

11. Ciel Bleu, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

With a menu of 495 euros, we have Ciel Bleu, which is located on the 23rd floor of the Okura hotel and offers a panoramic view of the city of Amsterdam. Onno Kokmeijer and Arjan Speelman take a highly technical and creative approach to their cooking, peppered with global influences and spices. Chefs effortlessly combine classic sauces with exotic herbs and foreign ingredients.

12. Alchemist, Copenhagen (Denmark)

In twelfth place, we find this restaurant for 482 euros that offers an immersive and perfectly choreographed gastronomic experience. The 50-course dinner is divided into 5 acts, served in various venues, including a spectacular planetarium-like dome. The dishes are technically complex and very creative, with dramatic contrasts.

13. Arpège, Paris (France)

A menu of 460 euros places Arpège in thirteenth place. Chef Alain Passard, known for his vegetarian dishes, has had three Michelin stars for two decades. His restaurant, in addition to being a benchmark for the vegan world, is considered one of the best in the world.

14. Forum, Hong Kong (China)

The penultimate restaurant in the ranking has a menu that costs 457 euros and is known for its chef, Yeung Koon-yat's special method of preparing abalone, seafood considered a true delicacy in China. A dish that has achieved worldwide fame.

15. Hélène Darroze at The Connaught, London (UK)

Finally, a menu of 454 euros places the Hélène Darroze at The Connaught restaurant at number fifteen in the ranking: three Michelin stars and a reputation that transcends national borders for this gastronomic oasis run by the famous French chef Hélène Darroze.