How Much You Should Expect To Pay When Dining At Noma

When over 1,000 chefs, food critics, and restaurateurs agree on the best restaurant in the world, it's time to take note: Noma has received the title of World's Best Restaurant not only once, but five times over. "Noma has arguably been the most influential restaurant of its generation, setting new standards in terms of research and ingredient sourcing, dish development and presentation," The World's 50 Best Restaurants' William Drew told Vogue

Yet to score coveted reservations, you'll need good timing and fortitude. Anders & Kaitlyn encourage eager restaurant-goers to practice making bookings on Noma's online reservation site before openings are announced and to be flexible for available dates and times. Since Noma follows a seasonal schedule and isn't open year-round, Bon Appétit advises planning trips to Copenhagen accordingly. 

"For us, eating at Noma was an outsized event in which the experience was almost bigger than the meal itself," Daryl and Mindi Hirsch wrote, reminiscing of beets cut into shapes of flower petals, breadsticks fashioned to look like tree twigs, and sumac branches replacing the need for spoons. Lucky diners are guaranteed an unforgettable culinary memory — one that comes at a cost.

Putting a price on experience

Noma's website lists the current Vegetable Season tasting menu at 3,000 Danish Krone, which converts to a little over $420 US dollars for one dinner set. Wine pairing will add another $250 to the bill (alcohol-free diners can opt for the $140 juice pairing, instead). Lunch is served in two offerings: with wine for $700 or with juice for $590. Alternatively, for $1,500 per person, Global Dining Access Members are invited to a seasonal tasting event, complete with a tour of Noma's operations and a team meet-and-greet (via Resy).

After suffering through pandemic-imposed lockdowns, Noma lost around $240,000 in 2021, according to the Robb Report, even after receiving $1.87 million from the Danish government. Now that the restaurant is back in operation and the team has their sight set on broader goals — selling signature fermented sauces and preparing to take their cuisine on the road – we're certain they'll make up for any losses.