Went here on a date and had a fabulous dinner. However, as I chose my ratings I realized the biggest reason for my great time was how much I enjoyed my company--the actual restaurant & service were not actually worthy of as many stars :)
FOOD was excellent, 5 stars there, was nothing I didnt love. Presentation was great too. Sea bass in the sweet sauce was my favorite. So delicious & perfectly cooked. My next favorite course was our Chocolate bento box dessert--and Im not a huge dessert fan usually. But it was delicious & unique w the sesame brittle. I also loved the sushi tuna jalapeno dish w cilantro sauce. Didnt think Id like it but it was my 3rd favorite. Also had tuna sashimi, a specialty sushi roll & another tuna dish that were great too.
MARTINIS. Oh and I had the lychee elderflower martini which was amazing & I recommend if you know you like those flavors. Im a lightweight or Id have had more than 2.
NOISY which is not the restaurant's fault. But I literally could no hear our conversation at times due to obnoxiously loud patrons. And since we were seated at one of the tables along one long booth there was no escaping them.
SERVICE was good overall as far as people coming by to bring our food & keep drinks filled. But timing of our courses not great, somewhat sporadic. We didnt mind bc we were having so much fun but I could see where that could bother some people. One time our server said our sea bass would take a long time so we ordered a sushi roll but guess what came first? The sea bass. Lol. Also the menu says the bento box dessert takes a certain amount of time to cook but ours was out immediately. A couple dishes were presented with the other dish just getting started on the table which is amateur serving-wise ( Yes, I used to wait tables lol). The waiter also made a culturally-inappropriate stereotype joke about Asians...despite the fact that my date is Asian. Seriously? Not cool, ever. I made light of it, yet pointed it out so hopefully he will not repeat that bad error of judgment :)
PRICE Id say is expensive ( I didnt actually see the check) but it's Nobu so should not be a surprise. Can you get dishes that taste as great at a lower price? Sure. But when you choose Nobu youre paying for the experience & beautiful unique dishes as well.
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