If I had to describe how good the food was at Nobu there is only one word that I would use and that would be orgasmic. Yes, the food is that good. Nobu is a Japanese restaurant located at the Crown casino in Perth. Nobu is one of the most well-recognized and successful Japanese restaurant chains in the world. There are Nobu restaurants in London, Turkey, Dubai, Melbourne, Mexico City, Cape Town, Budapest and in cities across America. The Nobu restaurant chain is the brainchild of celebrity chef Nobuyuki "Nobu" Matsuhisa. He opened the first Nobu restaurant in 1993 in New York City in partnership with American actor Robert de Niro.
The 24th Nobu restaurant was opened in Perth in 2012 by Robert de Niro and Nobuyuki "Nobu" Matsuhisa. Nobu Perth is part of the Crown Perth complex which includes a casino, a convention centre, theatres and ballrooms, a night club, over 30 restaurants and bars and three luxury hotels. Nobu is located in the Crown Metropol Perth Lobby just past the Lobby Lounge Bar and next door to the Atrium restaurant.One of the things I love the most about Nobu is how great the staff are. The staff greet you at the door and escort you to your seat and shout Japanese greetings to each other. You will be greeted with a server who will ask if you have ever been to Nobu before and will answer any questions you have and explain what the specials are and pour you some water. Nobu is positioned just above the hotel pool so when you look out the window you will be able to see the pool down below and all of the very lucky people who can afford to swim in it. It always makes me a little jealous!
When we went to Nobu back in November we started off with a plate of sashimi for an entrée which is very thin slices of raw fish with a dash of soy sauce. If you've never tried sashimi before do not be put off because it's raw fish. The sashimi at Nobu is some of the sweetest and freshest I've ever tasted. It has a very strong fish taste and is very chewy. Our sashimi cost us $28.
For our main, we shared a bowl of Beef Toban-Yaki. Toban-Yaki dishes are cooked on a ceramic plate and usually come out still sizzling. The Beef Toban-Yaki at Nobu comes with beef, mushrooms, green beans and bean sprouts. It is the perfect dish to share. Other flavours of Toban-Yaki include seafood, mushroom, vegetable, tofu and duck breast. The cost of having Toban-Yaki at Nobu starts at $19 and goes as high as $34. Our Beef Toban-Yaki was $34 but was well worth it for two people.
Our final dish was some sushi. I love, love, love Nobu's sushi! It's always my favourite part of the meal. There are lots of flavours to choose from. Hand rolls start at $5 and maki rolls start at $8. If you're worried how you're going to afford a meal at Nobu my advice would be to go for the sushi. A couple of rolls are more than enough for two people to share. I love the detail that goes into their sushi. The colour, the texture, the taste, even down to the plating is all wonderful. The sushi at Nobu in Perth is better than any of the sushi I had when I was on holiday in Japan. I highly recommend it.
If you're interested in eating at Nobu they are available for functions and private dining. The bar and lounge area is available for cocktail parties for 20 to 40 people and there are private dining rooms that can host from 12 to 22 people for a truly unique dining experience. If you would like to book a private function please visit their website.