Elusive prices of Bad Bunny restaurant revealed: Menu features $250 steak

Bruno Cooke August 15, 2022
Elusive prices of Bad Bunny restaurant revealed: Menu features $250 steak
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In Miami, “we don’t talk about prices,” comments one TikTok user on local influencer Gabriella Buscemi’s video blog about Bad Bunny’s new Gekkō restaurant and its luxurious menu. 

And with good reason: Miami is among the most expensive places to live in the United States.

For now at least, you have to look further than Gekkō’s website to find its menu. Bad Bunny may want its contents (and prices) to be a surprise for those who manage to get a reservation.

Here’s what we know about what’s on it, and how much it’ll cost you to visit Miami’s newest Japanese steakhouse.

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Highest prices of food and drinks at Bad Bunny’s restaurant are at least $250

If you follow TikTok influencer Gabriella Buscemi, you might have seen a sneak peek of Gekkō’s menu. 

But for those who don’t, and for those who struggle to make out the menu items in Buscemi’s video – she doesn’t linger on it for long enough for her camera to focus – Twitter user @paigeex33 has posted higher resolution images of it.

The menu of Bad Bunny’s new restaurant venture features wagyu skirt steak ($95 for 12oz); wagyu filet ($105 for 6oz); and top grade A5 wagyu served on a hot stone ($120 for an undisclosed weight).

The most expensive item on Gekkō’s menu might be the 30-day dry-aged tomahawk steak, which costs $250. However, not everything on the menu is available to view online via the various leaks. So there might be something that costs more.

How have people reacted to the menu prices at Bad Bunny’s new restaurant?

Commenting on Buscemi’s TikTok video (click here to view it), several social media users have offered their take on Bad Bunny’s menu prices, and how they fit into the Miami scene.

“The onion rings are $14 babes, that should say enough,” writes one user in response to a specific query about the price range.

“In Miami,” intones another, “we don’t talk about prices.” One claims food prices are anywhere between $50 and $300 – more than the tomahawk steak mentioned above.

But not everyone considers Bad Bunny’s restaurant overly expensive. “For where it’s at,” one user comments, “it’s actually not that expensive.” Replying to another question about whether or not Bad Bunny’s restaurant is unaffordable, another jokes: “No they have a dollar menu.”

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What is the focus of the menu?

Gekkō bills itself as a “Japanese-inspired steakhouse and lounge.” It’s the brainchild of recording artist Bad Bunny and Groot Hospitality’s David Grutman.

It “immerses patrons in a fusion of elevated steakhouse surroundings with the modernity and precision of Japanese cuisine,” according to its own website. “Signature dishes include premium steak cuts, jaw-dropping sushi inventions, and delicious seafood appetizers.”

Standout items include lobster dumplings and nigiri with gold accent flakes; olive-fed filet mignon from Kagawa and a snow beef strip from Hokkaido; plant-based chicken, milk bread and Kumamoto oysters.

The Japanese word ‘gekkō’ translates to “moonlight,” which is appropriate since the restaurant never opens before 6pm.

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Who attended the restaurant’s opening night?

“As the final supermoon of the year sailed through the warm Miami air,” Vogue waxed on Saturday (August 13, 2022), “the stars turned out below.”

Among those in attendance were Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner; David and Victoria Beckham, plus children Romeo, Cruz and Harper; and DJ Khaled, model Devon Windsor and Future.

The UK’s MailOnline added that South African model Candice Swanepoel was there, while Narcity Miami noted Michael Bay’s presence, plus that of Lil Wayne, Timbaland, Derek Jeter, Latin artist Karol G, Andy Garcia, actor Terrence J and music exec Zack Bia. 

Gekkō’s seating capacity is 185. The restaurant boasts “8,412 square feet of indoor space,” according to Miami Luxury Homes, “a private dining room and a 3,000 square foot patio.”

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Bruno Cooke has been a freelance journalist since 2019, primarily with GRV Media. He was an early contributor to The Focus, and has written for HITC, Groundviews and the Sheffield University newspaper – he earned his MA in Global Journalism there in 2021. He’s the Spoken Word Poetry Editor for The Friday Poem, and self-published his debut novel Reveries in 2019, which his mum called both a “fine read” and “excellent Christmas present”. Bruno has lived in China, Sri Lanka and the Philippines and likes, among other things: bicycle touring, black and white Japanese films, pub quizzes, fermentation and baklava. In 2023, Bruno will set off with his partner on a round-the-world cycle.