A customer dining with her friends at the Waku Ghin restaurant was stunned after the items she thought would be the cheapest in her bill, mineral water, ended up costing her $20 a pop.
The diner, a young woman who declined to be named, shared the receipt of her recent meal at the pricey restaurant, which revealed that she was charged $60 for three bottles of mineral water, alongside a hefty $1350 for 3 Omakase set meals, that went for $450 each.
With this, plus the cocktails the diners ordered, the nearly $150 service charge and almost $115 Goods and Services Tax charge, the total bill came to an astronomical $1754.91.
Interestingly, the cocktails that the young woman and her companions ordered cost about the same as the mineral water. The alcoholic beverage California Collins costs $23 while another alcoholic drink called Moscow Mule is the same price as one mineral water. The Gentle Sea Breeze cocktail actually costs less than the mineral water, at $15.
According to Marina Bay Sands’ website, Waku Ghin has been awarded two Michelin stars by the Singapore Michelin Guide 2018: “Acclaimed worldwide for contemporary Japanese-European cuisine, two Michelin star Waku Ghin will take you on a rare culinary journey that leaves an enduring impression.”
Marina Bay Sands adds that the restaurant is run by Chef Tetsuya Wakuda, who is “regarded as one of Australia’s finest chefs.”