In spite of logic that only restaurants serving good food survive, meme-turned-restaurateur Salt Bae — aka butcher Nusret Gökçe — has opened a second restaurant in New York , a follow-up to his widely panned steakhouse.
The menu at Nusr-et is limited and absurdly expensive, even by New York City steakhouse standards. There’s a leafy salad for $25. The steaks, meanwhile, cost between $70, for boneless strips of tenderloin, and $275 , for a wagyu Tomahawk. (The other Nusr-ets, of which there are nine, are similarly pricey.)
So, of course Instagram sensation Salt Bae (a.k.a. Nusret Gökçe) has a “Golden Tomahawk” on the menu of his Miami Nusr-Et Steakhouse where a bone-in wagyu ribeye is encased in 24 karat gold leaf. The steak would set you back $275 on its own, but with the gold? $1,000.
Steaks run from $70 to $275 . No matter how much show comes on the side, when you pay that much, you expect a meal that tastes good.
Salt Bae Net Worth: Nusret Gökçe aka Salt Bae is a Turkish chef, butcher, restaurateur, and a businessperson with a net worth of $50 million . The 5ft 8in (1.74m) was born on 9 August 1983 in Erzurum, Turkey.
The Nusr-Et steak restaurant in Dubai , owned by Turkish celebrity chef Salt Bae, is offering guests gold-plated hunks of beef for $1,250 AED (£268/$340) a pop.
He was given the nickname “Salt Bae” because of his flashy salting skills and an almost romantic appreciation for a hefty slice of meat. The talented chef cuts through his beef with ease using a 10″ breaking knife .
This night, Miranda’s group was served what the menu shows as the Golden Tomahawk — a marbled wagyu steak wrapped in edible 24-karat gold leaf. Each is priced at $1,000 .
Because of his resilience and of course, his viral meme, Salt Bae has earned $60 million .
You can expect to spend an average of about $100 on a quality Tomahawk Steak, and the reality is that around $50 to $80 of that is paying for a considerable length of bone and a more Instagram ready steak.
Personal life. Gökçe was born in Erzurum, Turkey, to a Kurdish family. His father was a mineworker. The family’s finances forced him to leave school in the 6th grade to work as a butcher’s apprentice in the Kadıköy district of Istanbul.
Salt Bae’s New Steakhouse Is in Hot Water Nusret Gökçe — the Turkish butcher, restaurateur, and internet meme better known as Salt Bae — opened a Boston branch of his steakhouse, Nusr-et, on September 18 (100 Arlington St., Back Bay).
Nusret Istanbul Prices The average price for a meal at Nusret Istanbul is about 180 TL. During my time in Istanbul , the exchange rate was around 1:6:50, sometimes as high as 1:7.20. This translated to a cost of under $30 per person for a steak, beverages and a couple of shared appetizers.