Nobu: Gourmet Japanese Rest. in Solana Beach
Is this associated with the famous Nobu restaurant in Vegas, LA, NY, etc? The ones associated with Nobuyuki Matsuhisa?
Either way, who has been there? How is it?
Here's a recent review on Chowhounds: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/307254
The restaurant's website: http://www.nobu.signonsandiego.com/1....
My husband and I went there almost every Friday night for almost a year - this was probably two years ago. It's a very interesting scene - it was usually quite busy and lively. The sushi was very good. What turned us off and sent us elsewhere was a very uncomfortable feeling that we got - hard to put our finger on it. The last night we went there, we felt overcharged and almost disrespected by the waitstaff and our regular sushi chef - after a year of regular patronship and tabs of more than $100 for two (and good tipping) we expected to be treated better. We've never gone back.
i haven't been to nobu in about 4 years. it used to be my go to place when i lived up in cardiff and encinitas. i always wondered if it was still good, but it sounds like its gone down hill a bit.
but speaking of nobu has anyone tried their version of a crunchy roll? its not the usual shrimp tempura that's rolled up. it has this interesting green wrapper that kind of puffs up and looks bumpy like goose bumps. i always wondered what that was.