Go Forth & Reserve, Young Foodies; Noma 2.0 Has a Special Deal for Students

The former best restaurant in the world returns in February 2018.

By Ethan L. Johns
November 10, 2017


Forager phenom Rene Redzepi shocked the dining world in 2016 when he announced that he would be closing Noma—his Danish temple of high Nordic gastronomy and four-time best restaurant in the world—and reopening at a new location. Now, with a pricey Mexican pop-up under its belt and construction underway in Copenhagen, Noma 2.0 is ready to take your dinner reservations.

Beginning November 16th at 4 p.m. local time in Copenhagen (CET), gourmands and bucket-listers can try their hand at getting a reservation for the meal of a lifetime. Of course, you’ll have to pay (in advance) for the pleasure.

Dining in a restaurant like Noma is obviously a tough sell for anyone who doesn’t have a wallet full of disposable Danish krone (read: cash). Before the restaurant closed in February, the tasting menu cost diners around $282, before wine pairings. Yeah, no biggie, can we write you a check? And Noma 2.0 is not much better (quite the opposite, actually): dinner will cost 2,250 Danish krone ($353), along with 1,100 krone ($172) for wine pairings or 800 krone ($125) for juice pairings.

But wait! Don’t be discouraged, young grasshoppers! Noma will be offering a discounted rate to students, a move that will make the restaurant’s famously foraged food more accessible (at least relatively?). It’s still not cheap, but a food-obsessed student with a valid ID who is willing to save up 1,000 krone ($157) for an epic dinner—wine or juice included—would be getting what they might consider to be a pretty great deal.

We here at Genius Kitchen consider ourselves to be students of food and life, but will it be enough? Probably not. But hey, we can dream, right?

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About Ethan L. Johns

Ethan is the Food News Writer at Genius Kitchen. An expert on the Parisian bistrot, he likes bitters and salted butters, and is no fan of dessert unless it's made with fruit. His hobbies include reading up on the history of borscht and attempting to roll perfect couscous by hand. Twits & Instagram @EthanLJohns