As famed Copenhagen restaurant Noma prepares to close its doors at the end of this year, the iconic René Redzepi institution has taken the occasional far-flung vacation, doing pop-up stints in locations like Tokyo and, more recently, Australia, giving diners there the opportunity to eat at one of the best restaurants in the world.
The only problem? Getting a reservation.
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During the restaurant's five-week stint in Tokyo last year, 2,800 people were able to eat at the restaurant—but according to Eater, 62,000 people were still on the waiting list when the pop-up packed up. Noma Australia's doors are open for twice as long, with a 10-week run, but the competition to get a reservation is similarly intense; according to Eater, there are still 25,000 people on the waiting list to get a reservation.