Switzerland’s highest altitude Japanese restaurant - The Japanese by The Chedi Andermatt – has opened its doors at the Gütsch-Express station, 2,300 metres above sea level.

The restaurant is the first outpost of The Chedi Andermatt’s The Japanese Restaurant, which remains a culinary highlight of the five-star Swiss design hotel. Chef Dietmar Sawyere led The Japanese Restaurant to receive a Michelin Star in 2017 and is now the mastermind behind the new mountain restaurant.

Amongst the delights of this new gourmet hotspot on Mount Gütsch are ‘shidashi’ bentō, ‘omakase’ dining where the menu is left up to the chef and ‘kaiseki’ multi-course menus, as well as sushi and tempura specialities.

There are 44 indoor seats, plus additional outdoor seating for 45 guests on the terrace, where diners can enjoy spectacular views of the Gotthard, the Oberal Pass and the Ursern Valley.