Noma : World-Famous Restaurant is Closing Down in 2024

After 20 years, Noma Copenhagen is turning into a giant test kitchen.

Noma : World-Famous Restaurant Closing Down in 2024
Noma Copenhagen

One of the most famous restaurants across the world, Noma, which has claimed the world’s top restaurant three times and has two Michelin stars, is transforming. The restaurant will be shutting its doors till the transformation is complete.



It is a Danish restaurant known for opening only seasonally. It is quite difficult to make a reservation here. Now, the restaurant will transform into “a pioneering test kitchen” dedicated to “food innovation and the development of new flavours.”

According to current plans, the famous restaurant will close before the end of 2024. Then, it will be transformed into Noma 3.0. On the webpage the restaurant, it has been mentioned, “In 2025, our restaurant is transforming into a giant lab — a pioneering test kitchen dedicated to the work of food innovation and the development of new flavours, one that will share the fruits of our efforts more widely than ever before.”

The Copenhagen eatery has had some financial troubles recently. Though it charges for meals at $US700 ($1,000) a head, Chef Rene Redzepi’s house of Nordic gastronomy couldn’t have a profit in 2021. It also got a COVID-19 payout of 10.9 million kroner ($2.27 million) from the Danish government.


This isn’t the first time it has failed to earn a profit. The last time it happened was in 2017. That time also, the restaurant went for a revamp. Redzepi, Noma’s chef and co-owner said they will travel to “search for new ways to share our work.” He added that there could be “a Noma pop-up” without specifying the exact location. He also mentioned that it would be followed by a season in Copenhagen. He added, “But I don’t want to commit to anything now.”


The Copenhagen facility of Noma might also be transformed to develop products for the Noma Projects line. It might include cooking classes, fermented sauces, and an online platform. The restaurant’s name is a contraction of the Danish words for Nordisk and Mad, which means Nordic and food. It has been there since 2003, has earned two Michelin stars, and was voted the world’s number one restaurant in 2010, 2011, and 2012 by Britain’s Restaurant Magazine.

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