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Restaurant Nobu

Nobu
Nobu

Restaurant, $$$$, Japanese, Tsim Sha Tsui
Nobu is the place to go for quality Nikkei cuisine but its extensive menu also serves up sashimi, sushi and other more traditional options, making it the go-to place for consistency good Japanese food as well
  • ReservationYes
  • Private Room1 room for 1-16 rooms
  • Accept Credit CardYes
  • Dress CodeSmart Casual
  • Vegetarian DishMore than 10
  • Bring Your Own BottleYes
  • BuffetNo
  • CorkageHK$700-$1000 per bottle
  • Smoking AreaNo
  • Car ValetYes

Review

The Nobu name is synonymous with innovative Japanese cuisine and while there are a lot of restaurants that serve similar fare today, the restaurant still stands out for its consistency and quality. This is apparent in dishes such as the yellowtail sashimi with jalapeño, a popular ingredient in Japanese fusion cuisine. Nobu’s dish is all about quality—the pieces of yellowtail are sliced at just the right thickness and the accompanying sauce is piquant but not overpowering. Another dish to go for is the truffle uni rice with seaweed tacos—one order comes with four servings, each in the ideal size to be eaten with one hand, and each has a good ratio of rice, uni and truffle in each bite. The black cod miso is faultless; the chunks of fish give way easily and each sliver has the perfect balance of sweetness and umami. Nobu’s menu is extensive and it’s easy to get caught up in trying the different dishes, but make sure to leave room for dessert. Round ’n’ Round cheesecake is a frozen cheesecake with an intriguing raspberry soda filling that has a bit of fizz to it, all accompanied by the caramel-like sweetness of Hokkaido black honey.

What to order

  • The truffle uni rice with seaweed tacos has the right balance of uni, truffles and rice, all encased within a crispy taco.
  • Nobu has perfected their black cod miso, which is tender, sweet and have just the right touch of umami flavour from the caramelised miso.
  • Their Round n’ Round cheesecake features an intriguing melange of flavours from the creamy cheesecake, the tingly raspberry soda filling, and the Hokkaido black honey.

Tatler Tip

The restaurant is quite big and only a certain number of tables have a prime view of the Hong Kong Island skyline, so make sure to specify when you are making a booking.

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