A diner has revealed how he racked up a $A12,000 bill at Salt Bae’s restaurant – and he doesn’t even eat steak.
TikToker Mitch showed off a receipt including approximately $A77 for a cheese starter and $A24 for a small side of mashed potato, The Sun reports.
His table was also charged $A40 for water, $A30 for sliced avocado and $A18 for spinach.
They spent $A157 on two single tequilas and $A9600 on two bottles of burgundy.
The bill also included two gold-leaf steaks costing almost $A2300 and a chicken dish for $A100.
The viral video that has amassed 26.3 million views shows Salt Bae slicing one steak at the table and seasoning it over his elbow with his “sprinkle” gimmick.
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The total – before tip – came to 31,475 dirhams — $A12,600 — at the chef’s Nusr-Et steakhouse in Dubai.
At the bottom the words “service charge not included” were circled in blue ballpoint pen.
Mitch captioned his video: “When you pay 31k to see Salt Bae but don’t eat steak.”
And he joked: “Note to self: check red wine prices.”
Viewers were appalled by the size of the bill.
One said: “I don’t mind paying for quality food but this is just overpriced circus.”
Another said: “31k for elbow salt”.
And another said: “I wouldn’t pay that even if I was rich.”
Salt Bae has made a $70 million fortune selling Instagram-friendly gold steaks at eye-watering prices.
The Turkish cook, 39 – real name Nusret Gokce – sparked fury last month by boasting how a group’s bill totalled $250,000 in Abu Dhabi.
Another group of four racked up a $66,000 tab at his steakhouse in Knightsbridge, London.
He has faced a storm of criticism in recent weeks for hijacking Argentina’s celebrations after the World Cup final.
The fame hungry chef pestered Lionel Messi for a selfie, appeared to snatch the World Cup trophy, and bit one player’s medal.
Fifa has admitted he should never have been allowed on the pitch and launched an official probe.
Since then Salt Bae has been banned from the US Open football cup and music festival Rolling Loud.
His followers have also slammed an “uncomfortable” resurfaced Instagram video with Kylian Mbappe.
And in another video, he can be seen gyrating back and forth while cutting steak for Barcelona star Lewandowski.
This article originally appeared in The Sun and has been reproduced with permission.