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Nobu Waikiki

2233 Helumoa Rd. (Lewers St.) Send to Phone
808-237-6999 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
The Honolulu outpost of chef Nobu Matsuhisa---a stylish place to be seen.
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Nobu Waikiki Restaurant Review

: After a few years since its 2007 opening, Nobu Waikiki has settled in and become a destination for both visitors and locals. This location in the Wakiki Parc Hotel offers a similar menu as the other links in chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s international chain of Japanese-Peruvian fusion restaurants. Diners can choose to sit at the sushi bar or at simple wooden tables. Overhead, light fixtures built to look like fisherman’s baskets reflect off rosy shades and provide a seductive glow that serves to make everyone one of the "beautiful people." Even though there are more than a few excellent sushi spots in Honolulu, sushi aficionados can appreciate the freshness and quality here. Options range from basic tuna rolls to more intricate and creative, though less traditional, inventions. The signature yellowtail sashimi is dotted with slices of jalapeno, while hot dishes include black cod served atop butter lettuce and scallops with wasabi pepper or spicy garlic. Meanwhile, a brick oven turns out duck breast with a wasabi-enhanced green salsa---the pairing of the unctuous duck meat with the bracing tang of wasabi makes for a happy palate. Desserts might include umeshu (plum liqueur) gelée with micro-shiso, berries, lychee sorbet and shiratama (rice flour dumplings) flavored with Mandarin orange, matcha and calpico. The wine list is adequate, but we suggest ordering from the saké list to complement your meal. “Nobu Dinners” offer a chef’s choice of sushi or other selections along with salad, miso soup, rice and tsukemono, and there are also omakase menus presenting a more comprehensive tasting priced at $90, $110 and above per person.

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