need the scoop on Dallas Nobu
Hi all! I was born and raised in Dallas, but I've lived in Minneapolis for over a decade. I'll be back in town for my birthday in April. Since I'm a sushi fanatic I'm wondering if Nobu is worth it. If it is, what can a non drinker expect to pay for dinner? How far in advance do you need to call for a reservation during prime time dinner hours? If it isn't, what's your all time favorite Dallas sushi place? Location and price doesn't matter.
I've only been to Nobu once and I liked it. We ordered 5 dishes between 2 people and each dish ranged from $18-25. Would I go back there? Maybe, but there are so many other choices in Dallas that aren't as expensive.
Out of all the sushi restaurants I've tried so far I'd have to say that Teppo is one of my favorites. Every friend that I have taken there loves it.
I was not overly impressed with Nobu considering the price. I am sure it was cutting edge many years ago, but they have inspired so many copy cats that they are no longer unique. You can get miso cod and yellowtail with cilantro and jalepenos at almost any upscale sushi place. I would pass Nobu for sushi and do Tei Tei or Teppo.
If you are looking for an upscale meal, I highly recommend Stephan Pyles. You may be interested in the ceviche offerings...there are many and you can order samplers of them. I found the ceviches at SP more interesting than the sushi at Nobu.
Have fun in Dallas.
There are plenty of threads on here discussing sushi, and I believe most will tell you that you can find a better place than Nobu.
With that said, my preference is still Sushi Sake for some place "nice." Yukata is also good, closer to the area of Nobu, former Nobu chef, etc, etc.
Of couse my two standard go to places for Sushi are Simon Sushi and Sushiyama, but those may not be what you're looking for.
Piranha in Arlington also does a good job.