Ever travelled on a city break and thought “Oh is there a local Nobu” around? Well, the answer is “Yes”. Majority of Nobu’s about are relatively located within the most visited cities around the world, so there is a high chance that you will find one in inc; London, NYC, Hong Kong, Mexico City, Dubai and Moscow etc the list goes on.
I must say that I’ve been one of the very fortunate ones to have tasted the amazing sushi in London (Park Lane), Dubai (Atlantis Hotel) and NYC (Hudson St). I don’t ever remember leaving any of these restaurants and not liking the sushi or the service. It simply stands out from the crowd by a mile.
We all know that when it comes to sushi it is just more than some steamed rice, strips of salmon or prawns wrapped in nori sheets. Nobu, takes this experience to another level. The great master behind all this is obviously the one and only chef Nobu Matsuhisa. The thought of contrasting such elements together may scare some chefs, but clearly not in the case of Matsuhisa. I think for this alone he deserves a standing ovation. Not every chef is innovative as he is with his food in every sense possible, whether this is texture, colours, flavours, presentation and taste. He just happens to know exactly how to use each ingredient. If the sushi is made with the fresh ingredients you should already have your taste buds tickled with each bite. Lets be honest here, you don’t have to dip your sushi into a soy sauce in order to enjoy the flavours of the dish.
Each time I’ve visited any of these restaurants above the topic of the evening ends up being the sushi, as opposed to get together catch up time. If I had to choose, which Nobu restaurant is my favourite, it be a close run between London and Dubai. I for some reason prefer the décor and setting in Dubai, but the sushi in London. That being said, Dubai Nobu has not been around for too long as London has, perhaps that’s the reason. Who knows?
My all time favourite the tempura shrimps (I mean I could eat this sushi for breakfast, lunch and dinner all my life, but I guess I be paying a hefty price tag each time). Moving swiftly on, the desert selection is just as good and eye catching as the sushi here. My last visit I ended up ordering pistachio ice cream with green tea chocolate fondant cake. I mean who on earth sits down to think about mixing these flavours together? Seriously!! It’s mind blowing and boggling, but it damn works wonders.
I have been to many other sushi restaurants just to prove to myself that there maybe another sushi out there, that’s just as good, but I have failed miserably in my quest.
Sushi lovers you must experience a taste of Nobu in order to appreciate what you have been missing out all these years.