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Urasawa the second most expensive restaurant in US

urasawa-daily-meal.jpgThe Daily Meal did a web exercise of deciding the 25 most expensive restaurants in the United States. Urasawa in Beverly Hills came in at number two, after Masa in New York City. The average bill at Urasawa is said to be $1,111. "This Japanese culinary shrine, with a sushi bar and just enough room for 10 diners nightly, is located in a shopping center off Rodeo Drive," says the website. "Some might call it the West Coast version of New York City's Masa, which is not surprising considering that not only did Urasawa chef-owner Hiroyuki Urasawa train under Masa Takayama before opening his restaurant, but also the restaurant's spot previously housed Ginza Sushi-ko, where Takayama made his reputation. Urasawa has a nearly 30-course omakase menu that changes daily." If you're looking for something more affordable, number three is Per Se in New York ($851) and number four is Thomas Keller's French Laundry up in Yountville ($800.) The second LA-area restaurant is Mélisse, listed for some reason as in Los Angeles rather than in Santa Monica. It's number 11 at $468. The slideshow and methodology

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