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Feb 25, 2014 06:53 PM

Nobu Malibu, on the beach side of PCH, has anyone been ??? Is it a decent place to get a couple of drinks and maybe a tartare or a dish or two, i mean the food probably sucks, but how's the view and eye candy.??????????????


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  1. Yes. Phenomenal view. Food's the same as any Nobu. Great place for drinks (also applies to Nikita next door). Phenomenal eye candy. Celeb central (weeknights).

    Larry Ellison is a rich genius.

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    1. re: J.L.

      Ok, I will hit it up just for a drink.

      1. re: kevin

        If you're going for drinks.......CALL ME!!

        1. re: Dirtywextraolives

          Ok will do.

          But I don't have your number. :)

        2. re: kevin

          Have a second drink next door at Nikita, which may be my go-to place for nice drinks with out of towners.

          1. re: Wayno

            I've been dying to check that place out.....perhaps with some girlfriends, or when my MIL is in town in a few weeks.

        3. re: J.L.

          Yeah,he just bought Lanai, almost the most expensive spot in the world. Its like hearing that someone just purchased the west side of heaven
          This is in total disregard of ALOHA! which plainly states you cannot BUY the land.

        4. It is one of the most beautiful restaurants I've ever seen. I've only been for a private party, where the food was quite good, but i don't know how I'd feel about it if I were ordering off the menu and paying the tab myself. Definitely worth it though to go on a beautiful day and have a drink on the deck.

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            1. re: cookie monster

              in 100% agreement. Probably the most beautiful restaurant in Los Angeles.

              1. Nobu Malibu serves candy???????

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                1. re: Porthos

                  I sure hope so.

                  After that great raw fish, you need the sweetness of some candy to wash it all down.

                  1. re: Porthos

                    The candy is just like most multi-tiered wedding cakes.

                    Ok to look, best not to touch.

                    1. re: ipsedixit

                      Nobu Malibu is a BYOC (bring your own candy) type of place...

                      1. re: J.L.

                        And you really don't want to touch someone else's candy unless of course they are willing to share, or the candy is left all alone.

                  2. I have an uber-rich buddy who's always inviting me to join his "boozy brunch" on weekends at Nobu Malibu. The only problem is that he's never once offered to pay.


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                    1. re: JeMange

                      How is it an "invite" if your megagazillionaire buddy is never picking up the tab ?????

                      If he does decide to pay one day, please invite me a long too.

                      Nuff said.

                      1. re: kevin

                        It's an invite as in, "yeah, you should join us for a boozy brunch today." Not as in, "I'm hosting a brunch at Nobu, Malibu. Please come."

                        He's the type who is so frickin' rich that it never occurs to him that other's might not have the cheddar to throw around.

                        1. re: JeMange

                          I see. Damn.

                          It's fitlthy fucking rich. Get it right. :)

                          Well, it's brunch, how expensive is it going toe be ?????

                          1. re: kevin

                            You know, that's a good question.

                            I actually just looked at the menu and the answer is, "less than I expected." I'll be replying "Y" to his next text.

                            1. re: JeMange

                              Good man.

                              And then please report back.

                              I always wondered what a sushi bar would serve for brunch.

                        2. re: kevin

                          How do you think they got....

                          soooooo rich?

                          1. re: J.L.

                            In this particular case, he made his money the old fashioned way - he inherited it.

                                1. re: J.L.

                                  I tend to agree but this guy ain't frugal and his money is as old as it gets.

                                  But I (we) digress...

                                  1. re: J.L.

                                    Yeah. But why does old money oh so despise the Nuevo richers. ???????

                                    1. re: J.L.

                                      Old money is carefully handled money, not always frugal.
                                      Any of his 'friends' who expect him to automatically pay at Nobu, because he's filthy rich, may not really be his 'friend's OR he's fully aware they know he's rich and he doesn't want to come off as a 'show off', always paying for everything.
                                      He's fully aware of all the nuances acts accordingly.

                                      1. re: latindancer

                                        Thank you for jumping in and presuming that you understand the dynamic based on a few characters typed into a food message board.

                                        Your skills of deduction must be highly prized elsewhere.

                                        1. re: JeMange

                                          When our son was in elementary school his best friend had parents who were wealthy with a capital W (they built a 40,000 sq ft home on 2 acres in Beverly Hills and had a G5 for getting around in). One Saturday when the wife and I had the kids out for the day and stopped someplace up in the Glen for lunch and I got out my wallet to pay the wife reached over put her hand on my mine and said in the nicest possible way "Please, don't be foolish" and proceeded to pay.

                                          1. re: Servorg

                                            To treat or not to treat based on economic disparity turns out to be highly personal.

                                            The guy I was referencing above is generous with his money - we were out last weekend and he insisted on buying multiple rounds of delicious, top shelf booze - but he's also so in the bubble of being rich it doesn't occur to him that others might not have the same financial wherewithal.

                                            For example, he's repeatedly asked me to join him on trips to places like St. Petersburg and Reykjavik “for the weekend” with no awareness that I might not have the cash to casually drop everything and spend $20k for three nights of debauchery.

                                            I have another friend who doesn't have the same blue blood pedigree but still has loads of dough. He runs the corp/financial law department of a giant firm here in LA. This guy, unlike my blue-blooded friend, NEVER lets anyone pay. In fact, he's told me repeatedly that picking up tabs makes him feel good. It doesn't hurt that he's in charge of approving expense reports at said giant law firm.

                                            1. re: JeMange

                                              I will say people are different.

                                              Money is money.

                                          2. re: JeMange


                                            I may not know the person of whom you speak but I can assure you I understand the dynamic of 'old money'.

                                            1. re: latindancer

                                              My apologies, M'lord.

                                              I didn't realize I was speaking to Thurston Howell III.

                                        1. re: latindancer

                                          Frugality implies carefully handling... :-) It is indeed complicated with each high net worth individual.

                                      2. re: J.L.

                                        Is that a rhetorical question ????? Mr. JL :)

                                  2. If you can go to Nobu and only drink with a side of tartare or a dish or two I'll give you 100 bucks. There is, in my opinion, nothing that compares in this fair city.
                                    The view, the food, the ambiance…
                                    Does it get any better?

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                                    1. re: latindancer

                                      You will really give me 100 bucks ?????

                                      Latindancer, I accept your offer.

                                      You have got yourself a deal.

                                      1. re: latindancer

                                        I have not done it personally, but friends who live in Malibu told me that one can indeed walk in at 5/5:30, have a drink, and enjoy the view.