Eater.com has just released a list of the 10 hardest restaurant reservations to get in the world — and also offers tips on how to defy the odds and squeak one in.
Not surprisingly, Danish chef Rene Redzepi’s restaurant Noma topped food blog Eater.com’s list, as it receives 20,000 reservation requests a day.
The Copenhagen restaurant has quickly filled the vacuum left behind by the closure of legendary Spanish restaurant el Bulli last year.
Given the rising demand for a table at Noma, pundits have already presaged that food writers will shift their attentions to birth another trend: “I Ate At Noma” pieces.
And while it may seem a daunting challenge to score a table at the best restaurant in the world, Eater.com offers a few helpful insights and tips which includes tackling the phone on the sixth day of every month when the phone lines open up for reservations. The earliest reservations can be made are three months out.
The second hardest restaurant to get into? A table at Sukiyabashi Jiro, described as the “world’s most hallowed sushi temple” and helmed by legendary master sushi chef and octogenarian Jiro Ono in Tokyo.
Eater’s tips for getting a table here involve recruiting the hotel concierge and taking a Japanese native to help thaw out foreign relations.
Here’s the complete list. For the full story, visit http://bit.ly/w523iF.
1. Noma, Copenhagen
2. Sukiyabashi Jiro, Tokyo
3. Next, Chicago
4. Tickets, Barcelona
5. Quintessence, Tokyo
6. The Fat Duck, Bray, Berkshire, England
7. Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare, Brooklyn, NY, USA
8. Minibar by José Andrés, Washington D.C.
9. Schwa, Chicago
10. The French Laundry, Yountville, California, USA
11. Yam’Tcha, Paris
The Copenhagen restaurant has quickly filled the vacuum left behind by the closure of legendary Spanish restaurant el Bulli last year, and topped Restaurant magazine’s World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards list two years running.