1. Kitcho, Kyoto, Japan
Taking first place, on The Daily Meal’s list of most expensive restaurants around the world, is Japan’s Kitcho in Kyoto. With its traditional, multi-course kaiseki meal that originated with customary Japanese tea ceremonies, guests are able to experience a one-of-a-kind culinary experience at nearly $600 a person.
2. Le Meurice, Paris, France
Inspired by the Salon de la Paix at the Château de Versailles, Le Meurice in Paris, France has the perfect ambience to enjoy French cuisine with starting prices at $500 a person. Globally acclaimed chef, Alain Ducasse was ecstatic when he took over kitchen management of part of the Dorchester Collection of hotels. “French cuisine has a major place, a role and an impact in the world today.”
3. Masa, New York City
At about $450 a person, guests get the culinary experience of a lifetime. Located in the Time Warner Center in the heart of New York City, Masa is one of the most luxurious restaurants in the Big Apple. To even cancel a reservation could cost you up to $200 per person.
4. Maison Pic, Valence, France
Boasting three Michelin stars (a family tradition), Maison Pic, a famous French restaurant in Valence, France costs up to $445 per person. Chef Anne-Sophie Pic is well-known for adding her own twist to classic menu items that have been proudly served since the 1930s when her grandfather, André Pic first started the business.
5. Aragawa, Tokyo
For the ultimate beef experience, the bill can reach up to $370 per person. For the loyal meat lovers, Aragawa uses only purebred Tajima cattle that are raised in the Sanda region of Hyogo Prefecture for over 28 months. Their Sandra Beef is then cooked to perfection and prepared to get your mouth watering.