Saturday, November 11, 2006

nobu london


the observer calls nobu "the sexiest restaurant in the world" and vogue magazine considers it "the hippest restaurant chain". i love nobu because they serve lychee martinis to die for and the sushi is as fresh as it possibly can be.

h and i frequented nobu in new york. though it is incredibly hard to get reservations, we always lucked out on walk-in seating though we had to wait for over an hour sometimes. the main attraction was chef nobu matsuhisa's take on japanese cuisine. i was particularly thrilled with the choice i had as a vegetarain - from tender tofu simmered in various soy sauces to the most succulent kappa rolls.

nobu london, however, is all about the "scene". especially at the lounge baron the ground floor where all the action is at. the minimalist decor keeps the focus on the beautiful people and the absolutely delicious cocktails like the lychee martinis ensure that the buzz continues all night long. while nobu london is quite the magnet for a-list celebrity types, there is a healthy mix of young professionals as well. most people dress to kill at nobu but you won't feel left out in designer jeans and a smart shirt. just don't show up in sneakers. oh, and even though this is such an upscale restaurant, the ambience is not uptight at all and the service is very good. just be prepared to spend quite a bit. a dinner for two with drinks can easily set you back a hundred quid.

with the festive season just around the corner, gather a group of friends and head to nobu for a fun night out. for the more romantically inclined, nobu london is also the perfect spot to rekindle an old flame or flirt outrageously with a stranger across the bar!


Anonymous Shripriya said...

Should we plan on a visit when we are there in 10 days? :)

6:49 pm  
Blogger gs said...

should it be on my next weekend itinerary?

11:40 am  
Blogger Fourth Umpire said...

hmm, fancy finding other members of my extended clan (shri) reading Lulu's blog.

5:34 pm  
Anonymous Shripriya said...

an amazingly small world it seems! :)

11:08 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As shown on, I agree with your zest for life and interest in great restaurants and spots with atmosphere. I am enthusiastic about many of your posts, especially about Nobu in London and NY!

8:00 pm  
Blogger maya said...

Lulu - here is a pretty tasty Lychee liqueur cocktail - looks pretty too!
Bubbling Lychee-Grapefruit Martini
2 parts SOHO Lychee Liqueur
2 parts Vodka
Splash of Grapefruit Juice (not white grapefruit juice - but the pink one)

Serve in a martini glass with a lychee or lemon twist.

4:29 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've read so much about Nobu, wish Toronto would get one!

9:33 pm  
Blogger Lulu said...

hi shri and gs,
hope you enjoyed our night out together! great seing you.

fourth umpire,
it is indeed a small world. h now says he did know that you and rr are cousins. but that's news to me!

hi noelle ashley,
thanks for the comment. will check out your blog as well.

hi maya
love that cocktail! got to try it soon. i just had lychee icecream the other day. i think it's become my all time favourite fruit now.

hi lotus reads,
at the rate that nobu is expanding, don't be surprised if they open in toronto!

6:49 pm  
Blogger Ehram said...

Great post, I'm going to Nobu in London for one of my Christmas dinners this year and cannot wait. Not a traditional dinner in any snese but i think it'll be great nevertheless.

11:38 am  

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