Thanks to an epic royal dealt by a generous video poker machine earlier in the evening, two of us recently dined with wild abandon at the newest Nobu, this one located at Caesars Palace. Pricey, yes, but worth the price of admission if faultless seafood, impeccable service and legendary Nobu ambiance is on your Las Vegas list of things to-do.
Fans of Chef Nobu Matsuhisa and his global restaurant empire are drawn to his exquisite traditional sushi as well as his modern twists on classic Japanese cuisine. We enjoyed a couple of unique cocktails (we loved the Cracked Basil), while navigating a menu that required a bit of expertise from a well-informed waiter. The sizable menu with a small, pricey list of exclusive sakes tends to be a bit tricky to sort the starters and small plates from the main dishes. Highlights of our dinner, an assortment of sushi (the toro was divine), shared plates of buttery Kobe “sashimi” and skewers of grilled squid set the stage for the stars of the evening-the legendary Miso Black Cod and a flawless lemony lobster and shrimp combo. We’re still dreaming about the buttery Black Cod.
Would we dine at Nobu again? Sure, especially if we were at Caesars and had another lucky evening in the casino (or dining on someone else’s corporate expense account). With a normal dining budget and with so many outstanding Japanese restaurants in Las Vegas, Nobu may not be our first choice, but it certainly was one of the more memorable meals we’ve had on the Strip.
Nobu at Caesars Palace
3570 Las Vegas Blvd South,
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(Inside Caesars Palace