Celebrity-favorite Japanese restaurant, Nobu, makes its opening in the Georgetown area.
You may have heard of Nobu, either from an episode of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" or on the cover of a magazine, but now you have the chance to experience this famed restaurant for yourself!
Recently opened on M Street in the West End, this Japanese-styled restaurant -- with bar & lounge, sushi bar, and private party rooms -- is sure to be the talk of the town. The arrival of Nobu, just another high-profile restaurant in a long list to come to D.C., continues to place the District as one of the most culinarily innovative places in the world. [gallery ids="4342,4343,4344,4345,4346"]
What can I expect at Nobu?
Sometimes going to a restaurant of this stature can be intimidating, honestly. So here is what to expect: this is a seafood restaurant. There are limited options when it comes to meat. If you don't like fish, this will not be the place for you. But Nobu has some very innovative takes on Japanese dishes, ranging from cold dishes like Scallop Wasabi Salsa to hot plates including Matsuhisa Shrimp and Caviar. If this all seems like a lot to take on (or understand), talk to the waiter! These are some of the best wait staff in the area, and they have learned each dish forward and backward. They will give you recommendations based on simple dishes you like and will talk you through some of the complex tastes. Not only is the food world-renowned, but the atmosphere of the restaurant is what keeps people coming back. There is a cozy and warm vibe throughout the place with small lighting to keep the environment very intimate. Your Instagram pictures will be sure to look the best they ever have.
How do I get a table?
Nobu only recently opened, so even getting a reservation can be difficult! The restaurant is only open Monday through Saturday, 5–10 p.m., and only 200 reservations are taken a night! So, if you want a table for, say, your birthday dinner, start planning months in advance! The sushi bar only has 12 seats, and even that can get packed. Use Resy
or call ahead
to make a reservation. Have you eaten at Nobu? What was your favorite dish? Tell us in the comments!