Monday, March 28, 2016 Sharon Halim 0 Comments

Nobu is a well known restaurant chains in the world and was established by Japanese chef Matsuhisa Nobuyuki. He has Michelin Stars, James Beard Awards, AGFG Chefs Hat and 11 Most Influential Chefs of the Decade by Madrid Fushion (2009), all under his belt. He has two restaurant brands, Nobu and Matsuhisa. Nobu is a product of a genius collaboration between Nobuyuki and the famous Hollywood actor, Robert De Niro. The first Nobu restaurant opened in New York (1994). Since then there are over 30 Nobu restaurant all over the world. In 2007 they finally decided to open Nobu in Crown Casino, Melbourne. The restaurant consist of two level, all non smoking and all decorated in elegant dark wood colour.

Nobu has been one of my favourite fine dining restaurant since 2008 and I have been to Nobu more than 5 times during my stay in Melbourne. I even celebrate my Bachelor Degree Graduations at Nobu. Recently I started to feel the itch to go back to Nobu so I did.

On lunch time they have Nobu Bento Boxes which is a great way to taste variety of Nobu dishes with cheaper prices. I ordered Sushi Bento - sashimi salad with Matsuhisa dressings, yellowtail jalapeno, chirashi sushi, prawn tempura cut roll (6pcs), miso soup ($45). The chirashi sashimi consist of fresh and delicious tuna, salmon, kingfish and ikura. Yellowtail jalapeno was light with a  lil bit of punching jalapeno flavours.

Crispy oyster with creamy wasabi and caviar ($12). Super crispy coating but not oily and it works well with the oyster.

Sashimi tacos with yellowtail, salmon, lobster, snow crab-4pcs ($24.5). It was a nice starters with the crispiness of the tacos mixed with fresh and light seafood.

New style sashimi Tasmanian Salmon ($22.5) is one of my favourite dish and I will definitely order this again on my next visit. The salmon was well cut and made, well presented and the most delicious part of the plate is the sauces. Later on, I found my self dipping some of the sashimi from the bento box into it.

Beef Tataki with ponzu and garlic chips ($28). This dish is my ultimate favourite Nobu dish, I love it so much. There was one time I finish the whole portion on my own. The beef was prepared perfectly, sliced thinly, sweet sour refreshing ponzu sauce, topped with crispy garlic chips.

Black Cod Miso ($49). This is the most famous and popular Nobu dish, it is a must order. The fish was cooked perfectly and the miso sauce was divine. The only let down was sometimes the portion is big and sometimes it's small, I understand it's hard to find an exact same size fillet.

My favourite mocktail at Nobu is Apchee Mocktail - half lychee, half apple, fresh muddled limes ($10). It was sweet, sour and refreshing, I wish it comes in a bigger glass.

On previous visits, I ordered Nobu signature bento box hot chocolate fondant matcha ice cream and goma tuile ($17). Perfectly made chocolate fondant cake with sweet, bitter flavour of matcha. This time I decided to try something different, Nobu Bake Alaska ($14).

In conclusion, Nobu does not disappoint. It still has it's grip on me after all this time and it still remain one of the best Japanese fine dining in Melbourne.

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Nobu Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
Monday - Thursday: 12pm-2.30pm & 6pm-10.30pm
Friday - Sunday: 12pm-3pm & 6pm-10.30pm

Crown Casino
8 Whiteman St
Southbank, VIC 3000