If you’re looking for some of the best food in the entire world, these restaurants are where you need to start. These Michelin rated restaurants have premier chefs, amazing locales, and use only the top ingredients in everything they make - and the price of the food reflects that. If you’re prepared to REALLY indulge on your next trip, these restaurants make it worth your while.
Kitcho is a restaurant in Kyoto, Japan, which is considered to be one of the best restaurants in the entire country. Kitcho jostles for first place with Masa, another Japanese restaurant in New York, for the title of most expensive three-star Michelin restaurant in the entire world (three stars is the highest Michelein rating and it's extremely hard to achieve.) Kitcho serves “kaiseki,” a series of small courses prepared and presented with the same skill as a Japanese tea ceremony by Chef Tokuoka using secrets handed down from his father and grandfather. A meal for two at Kitcho will set you back about ¥122,503 ($1,200).
Masa is known as the most expensive sushi restaurant in all of New York City, probably because it features more than a dozen different types of unusual seafood flown in straight from Japan! Chef Masa Takayama is an artist who wants each dish to be distinctive, natural, and lively, prepared right in front of you at the elegant sushi counter. Diners at the restaurant should expect to pay at least $450 and up to $600 for the full-course “prix fixe” menu (including five appetizers, a sushi entrée including fifteen-twenty types of seafood, and a dessert course).
The Hotel Plaza Athenee is located in the heart of Paris and is home to Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athenee, the summit of Parisian grand dining. The legendary Michelin Chef Alain Ducasse supervised the design and menu, creating a sumptuous French dining experience focused on a more natural style. The serene dining room features oak tables, leather chairs, and a chandelier of 10,000 crystal pendants. The menu consists of rare ingredients selected by Chef Romain Meder, all organic from small farmers and fishermen. The restaurant serves only fresh fruit and vegetables grown in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles! No wonder a dinner for one person will cost, on average, about $550, but this restaurant is the best in the entire city of Paris and will provide the classiest dining experience possible.