By grace.g.yang ยท April 12, 2007
Under: Dinner,Japanese,Sushi,Tribeca

A conversation I had with a person that would not like to be named (PTWNLTBN) two nights ago…

Grace: Chris and I are going to Nobu tomorrow night – I’m really excited!
PTWNLTBN: Oh, I’ve heard of that place!
Grace: Have you? They have locations all over the US and London.
PTWNLTBN: …don’t they make stuff for…black people?
Grace: …are you thinking of…FUBU?

So last night, Chris and I headed to Nobu in Tribeca to try some of their specialties (they’re actually not known for the sushi – it’s more of a fusion restaurant, so it’s recommended to order hot dishes instead). I liked the decor at Nobu – there were tree trunks in the middle of the restaurant with large pieces of wood to resemble twigs:

We started off by ordering their signature dish, Black Cod with Miso:

Chris’ reaction to his first taste of the cod: “mmmm it tastes like beef jerky!”


He probably thought it tasted like beef jerky because it was a little on the salty side. It is incredibly delicious, maybe they shouldn’t steep it in the miso for so long (it says 2 – 3 days on the recipe).

Chris ordered the the rock shrimp tempura with creamy spicy sauce:

Apparently, some food bloggers that tried the dish and have had bad experiences….I thought the dish was good, but then I had a piece of shrimp that left a REALLY bad taste in my mouth. Luckily, it was only one piece, but it definitely lingered. The tempura sauce had some kind of lemon juice that made the shrimp really tasty – there were also some salad-type veggies underneath the shrimp that had a better dressing of the creamy spicy sauce.

The prices for both dishes weren’t that bad ($20 for the cod, $19 for the shrimp)…probably because the portions were SO incredibly SMALL!! We were both still pretty hungry after our food (even though I was pretty satisfied with the taste) so we ordered some tempura (sweet potato) and a spicy tuna roll. I don’t have pictures of either, but the spicy tuna wasn’t as good as Morimoto’s (Chris refused to be around while I took the pictures so I had to take the main course dishes while he was in the bathroom…seriously).

For dessert, we ordered the bento box:

Chocolate souffle cake on the left, green tea ice cream on the right. The chocolate souffle cake was dark, rich, and creamy and paired well with the green tea ice cream. I don’t really have anything BAD to say about Nobu, I guess there isn’t anything really SPECTACULAR to say though. If we went again, I think we would try the “Omakase,” which is $100, $120, or $150/pp and the chef basically gives you a tasting of what he thinks represents Nobu the best (just smaller portions).

My new rating metric will be up soon…I just have to set it up through Flickr.

By the way, I’ve started watching 30 Rock and ONE question – WHY DIDN’T I START WATCHING SOONER?! It’s HILARIOUS! Will Arnett (Gob from Arrested Development) is absolutely hilarious in the most recent episode (Fireworks). A special shoutout to my cousin, Andrew, who reads my blog ALLLLL the way from Korea!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Nobu on Urbanspoon

Reader Comments

30 Rock huh? Look at banner Michael! I guess I’m next to go visit you guys in NY since diaz already did =)

Written By Darren on April 12th, 2007 @ 10:50 pm

nobu looks awesome, I guess they are competing against PHATwear and SeanJohn.

don’t call my escorts whores!

Written By david on April 12th, 2007 @ 11:33 pm

I love love LOVE your food blog. I should have you on my talk show (check your local listings). YUM-OH.

Written By Rachel Ray on April 13th, 2007 @ 10:08 am

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