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Nobu - Good food, good service, just good.
Member Name: Cinders
Date: 19/08/00, updated on 20/08/00 (469 review reads)
Advantages: Excellent food that you will never forget
Disadvantages: If you are not a celebrity they sit you at a certian end.
A good friend of mine was coming over form the US, and as a kind of celebration we decided to dine somewhere special. We booked a table for 6 at Nobu, and as it was my first visit I had no idea what to expect.
All I knew, was that Nobu was an upmarket Sushi restaurant to the stars, good enough for me, a chance to see someone famous eating was all I needed to know.
On the big night we got a cab to the restaurant, and it's just as well we did as we might not have had an easy time finding it otherwise. Nobu is situated above the famous Met Bar at the Metropolitan Hotel at Park Lane, London W1.
As we walked in I noticed straight away the décor, consisting of wooden floor and subtle spot lighting. We were shown to our table, and given our menu.
I have never eaten Sushi before, so I was quite lucky that others in my group had and were telling me what things were.
They needn't have bothered though, because our waitress was very helpful and more than happy to explain what all the dishes were. She gave us her opinions of the best dishes and, for the most part we went with her.
The food that was brought to the table was a colourful mix of well presented food with an aroma that made my mouth water. Bearing in mind I had always heard that Japanese food was well presented and tasted terrible I took my first mouthful.
I have to say that the dishes we ate, which consisted of Crab in a wonderful sauce, Black Cod, Prawn's Sushi Rolls, and Steak was by far the best restaurant food I had ever eaten.
We moved on to deserts and ordered some Chocolate Rolls, Pineapple Soup with a Coriander Ice Cream, which sounds weird I know but tasted superb.
Some of us drank Saki and some drank Port, and the bill for six people came to £195 which I think is comparable to many London restaurants nowadays.
We even saw Goldie Horn's daughter snogging some rock star all night - All in all a wonderfu
l evening spoilt by the fact that we couldn't get into the Met Bar after our meal.
I recommend Nobu to anyone who's into good food and excellent service, Nobu was worth every penny.
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