Peter and I haven’t been to Nobu IN YEARS, but we used to love going to Matsuhisa (also in the Nobu family) on dates when we first met. As a matter of fact, it was in Matsuhisa’s dining room where my sweet husband proposed to me back in 1994.
While reading a recent issue of Bon Appetit magazine, I was pleasantly surprised to read that Nobu (in Los Angeles) was on a list of America’s Top 10 Sushi Spots.
Bon Ap’s Andrew Knowlton wrote:
“Twenty-two years after he launched a raw-fish revolution with his restaurant Matsuhisa, pioneering chef Nobu returns to America’s capital of sushi and opens another branch of his empire. Expect all the trademarks—Hollywood A-listers, cutting-edge design, and signature dishes, including yellowtail sashimi with jalapeño, black cod with miso, and rock shrimp tempura with butter ponzu.”
We had a wonderful evening rediscovering why we fell in love with Nobu’s food (way back when), and also reminisced about those precious date nights too!
Nobu sign (in front), Shishito Peppers and Edamame.
Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeno.
The famous Miso Glazed Black Cod with hajikami. (I still LOVE this)
Rib-eye with crispy onion, Lobster Inaniwa salad with spicy lemon dressing.
Rock Shrimp Tempura w/ Spicy Aioli and Salmon with Yuzu and Sesame.
903 North La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Bon Appetit’s Favorite Sushi Spots
The ever-present TMZ out front of the restaurant!
Identities protected (thanks Peter!)
Dining date: 3/19/09
21 responses to “Nobu”
There’s something inherently sexy about raw fish on a plate. I don’t know what it is, but it gets me every time.
Please tell me Peter punched a TMZ photographer.
The paps were going to punch me because I took photos of their faces. It was funny because I was already in the car and one said “TMZ does NOT take this lightly”. It’s a GREAT photo too… he’s just giving me the dirtiest look, but I don’t need the headache (by posting it)!
Peter “black bar’d” them for me! Just like TMZ!!
Wait a minute… the TMZ guys don’t like having people harass them by taking pictures of them??
Hilarious right? I’m a fan of the show, but these guys were sort of SCARY.
Peter “black bar’d” them for me! Just like TMZ!! LOL
A night out in L.A. just isn’t complete without a paparazzi sighting! Your dinner looks fabulous. I’ve been to Nobu in Vegas and NYC, but have yet to go to our local branch. Someday soon hopefully!
The Miso Glazed Black Cod looks so delicious.
This Matsuhisa’s dining room must be real special for you guys if Peter proposed to you there. How Beautiful and romantic!
Where else would we get engaged but at a RESTAURANT? LOL! X
Nobu looks excellent! I would love to eat there when I go to LA next time.
Nobu’s is awesome, they get everything right, every time. Awesome about having the proposal there!
Question: what do the shishito peppers taste like?
I loved the grilled shishito peppers. Not as spicy as I thought they would be, and a little bit sweet!
I just went for the first time. I hate to admit how truly delicious I thought it was-but there is actually something utterly scrumptious to the hype. I have been dreaming of the whitefish tiradito and the ginger crusted scallops I had
I love that I can live vicariously through you. At the moment we are living in the middle of nowhere, we are making the best of it, but exciting it is not. You are a great story teller and have fun no matter where you are, I love that!
When I am in town I will definitely be asking you for recommendations!
Kristen, When you’re in town we have to go eat TOGETHER!
And thank you for your kind words. I really appreciate it!
Great post. The food looks incredible as it only can at Nobu – like another reader I have been to the Vegas Nobu but not L.A. Love that it was your proposal resto! Makes total sense. Those peppers look ones we ate in Barcelona – I may have to ask you more about them. And your tangle with the paps! Luv it!!
I want to make those Shishito peppers at home. I bet I can find them at 99 Ranch!
It all looks great but the Rock Shrimp Tempura with the spicy aioli looks fantastic!
So was it worthy of the Top 10 list?
Well…. I haven’t been here YET!
Well what are you waiting for?!? 😉