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What to order at Nobu LA?

notime Feb 5, 2009 10:23 AM

Wife's requested birthday dinner locale. I expect lots of recommendations to go elsewhere.....but lets just assume this is set in stone. :) Have not been to a Nobu before, sooooo if you had to go, what would you order?

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    havepixel RE: notime Feb 5, 2009 12:00 PM

    Definitely get the black cod with miso, and the yellow tail with jalapeno. The bento box dessert was just ok; you might want to try something else for dessert.

    1. westsidegal RE: notime Feb 5, 2009 01:50 PM

      i would order a taxi.

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        sheila1 RE: westsidegal Feb 5, 2009 04:23 PM

        this made me laugh, and I agree! Thanks for the chuckle.

      2. J.L. RE: notime Feb 5, 2009 03:44 PM

        Nobu LA? Order a drink. Watch the Hollywood scene unravel before your eye, and that's about it.

        Then, head down the street (don't drive while drunk!) to Matsuhisa (the original), and enjoy better food there. I suggest seats in the private room (reserve ahead). Order the high end omakase (about $135pp before tip & drinks )and have a wonderful meal!

        Nobu's original place is still his flagship, and this is still the best place to enjoy his showcase Japanese-Peruvian fusion style.

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          notime RE: notime Feb 5, 2009 04:15 PM

          Rough. :) Yes, Matsuhisa is great, we love it. That said, thanks havepixel.

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            sheila1 RE: notime Feb 5, 2009 04:21 PM

            For the price pretty unremarkable but if you do go make sure to order the specialties not the regular sushi.

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              westsidegal RE: sheila1 Feb 6, 2009 07:18 AM

              i did just that many years ago, and thought the food was awful as well as costly.
              bad combination.
              will never go back.

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                J.L. RE: westsidegal Feb 6, 2009 01:24 PM

                Really? You had that bad a meal in the private room?

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            foodie2111 RE: notime Feb 6, 2009 05:02 PM

            Must try the yellow tail sashimi with jalapeno and this amazing sauce.

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              J.L. RE: foodie2111 Feb 7, 2009 12:43 AM

              It's called New Style Sashimi, and I believe it's halibut, not yellowtail, but I'm not sure.

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              LMelba RE: notime Feb 6, 2009 11:52 PM

              The salad with lobster or mushrooms.

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