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Eating my Way Through Tokyo: Nobu

It’s always a joy having my mom in town. During her most recent visit, we ate at a couple of fabulous restaurants, visited Disneyland Tokyo, and went on a weekend getaway to Seoul, South Korea. On top of that, she helped around the house, accompanied me on my weekly grocery shopping trips (which can be time consuming due to the language barrier), and even did my hair and painted my nails like old times (some things never change – LOL). Even though my mom will be back for another visit in March, my husband and I were both a little sad to see her go. We wanted to thank her for everything she did and helped with by taking her out to a nice dinner her last night in town. Since we both LOVE sushi and, surprisingly, hadn’t eaten any at all during the month she was in town, Nobu seemed like an excellent choice. 

Nobu prides itself in being the world’s most widely known Japanese restaurant. With locations around the globe in the U.S. (New York City, Malibu, Dallas, San Diego, Las Vegas, Las Angeles, Miami, and two in Hawaii), China, Malaysia, the Philippines, Australia, Japan, the Bahamas, Mexico, South Africa, the U.A.E, the U.K., Hungary, Italy, Monaco, and Russia, Nobu has a real international presence. The notable chef attached to the fine dining establishment, Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa, was born in Saitama, Japan and worked in a sushi restaurant in the heart of Tokyo before moving to the Americas and opening his own restaurants.

Ever since my husband and I dined at Nobu’s Milan restaurant last New Year’s Eve, we have been dying to eat there again. The food was exquisite at the location in Italy and even better here in Tokyo (which isn’t surprising since Japan is, after all, where sushi originated). We sipped on champagne mojitos as we enjoyed one of the best Japanese meals I have ever had. My favorite dish was the Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeño, one of Nobu’s signature dishes, and the next time I have the pleasure of dining there, I will be having at least two orders!

Champagne Mojito

Champagne Mojito

Yellowtail Sashimi

Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeño

Nobu Tokyo

Various Sushi Rolls


Stone Oven Baked Lobster with Lemon Butter Sauce

Have you ever been to one of the (many) Nobu restaurants around the globe? If so, what was your favorite dish?

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