Saturday, January 28, 2006


I had dinner at the Hard Rock Nobu last night. I dine there almost every Vegas trip and two things are always true: I never get seated on-time; and, the food makes up for the inconvenience. Friday was no exception.

After a 45 minute delay, we arrived at our table, enjoyed our complimentary drinks and began to order. Sequencing is important since a proper Nobu experience requires the selection of cold dishes, warm dishes and sushi. So, after a brief consultation with our friendly waiter Jimmy, we settled on the following plan:

  • Fresh Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeno
  • Black Cod with Miso served in the alternate syle with lettuce cups
  • Arctic Charr Broiled Medium Rare with Crispy Baby Spinach
  • Dover Sole with Black Bean or Spicy Black Bean Sauce
  • Rock Shrimp Tempura with Creamy Spicy Sauce
  • Alaskan crab leg tempura
  • another order of the amazing black cod miso
  • hamachi, sake, shiro maguro, maguro and wonderful pink snapper nigiri
Outstanding! A possible disappointment at Nobu is that their sake selection is small. We enjoyed the crisp Nobu Junmai Daiginjo, but it would have been nicer to have been able to order a large bottle. The above caveats aside, after 6 years in Las Vegas, Nobu is still hip, crowded and tasty. It is also highly recommended.

Bonus links: Nobu Matsuhisha's website and his cookbook

Nobu at the Hard Rock, 4455 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV (702) 693-5090


At 10:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

it was, to put it succinctly, freaking awesome, as always


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