The Shut-Up-and-Give-it-to-Me-Quick Version:
Pricey? Very. Worth it? Yes.
The I-Like-to-be-Wrapped-Up-in-All-the-Details Version:
Backstory: my sister just moved away to college and with only my teenage brother at home (and dad) my mom has been feeling the effects of an empty nest (read: if you want company – have girls! Lol). So Dennis and I decided to take a trip down there to fill the house and spend some time with her. My definition of a good time is eating (and drinking) – what’s new?!? So obviously Nobu made it on the list of must-dos.
Nobu has always been a go-to and since it’s open late I’ll sometimes pop in and order a few must haves to end my night the right way. The location in LA is not as scenic as their Malibu location, but unless you want to wait or you reserve a while in advance, getting a table isn’t so easy. Plus, their other location is MUCH closer to my house.
The service is always good – attentive without hovering and the feel is laid back. You can very much choose this as a dress up dinner, but if you just feel like throwing some jeans on – you will not feel out of place.
What we ate/drank:
- Mango Passion cocktail ($14)
- Cucumber martini ($14)
- Peruvian Caipirinha ($14)
- Wagyu Beef Tacos (2 for $14)
- Shishito Peppers ($7)
- Seafood Tacos (off-menu item)
- Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeno ($25)
- Salmon Sashimi with dried miso ($25)
- Whitefish Sashimi New Style ($25)
- Golden eye snapper sushi (2 for $14)
- Cauliflower with Jalapeno Dressing ($12)
- Soft Shell Crab Roll ($14 each)
- Bento Box ($13)
Cucumber Martini – very light and crisp, tasted like spa water with alcohol. My mom seemed to enjoy it, but it was my least favorite of the 3 drinks
Mango Passion cocktail – loved this! Sweet and refreshing.
Peruvian Caipirinha – this is very similar to a Moscow Mule, so if you’re into ginger beer – this goes down easy!