NOBU LONDON OLD PARK LANE
The eponymous Nobu London was the first European venture for the celebrated Japanese chef Nobu Matsuhisa. Opened in conjunction with partners Robert De Niro, restaurateur Drew Nieporent, and hotel owner Christina Ong, the restaurant occupies the first floor of The Metropolitan Hotel on Park Lane.
The menu at Nobu London, draws heavily on Matsuhisa's classic Japanese training as a sushi chef in Tokyo, as well as on South American influences gained during his extensive travels. This innovative "new style" Japanese cuisine has become both his trademark and the foundation of his success.
With its own street entrance on Old Park Lane, the 150 cover restaurant includes a separate sushi bar and enjoys commanding views across Hyde Park through full-height windows. Designed with simple elegance by United Designers, the interiors make subtle use of light woods and natural stone to reflect the diverse influences of Nobu's cuisine, incorporating the purity and quality materials inherent of traditional Japanese design.
Nobu London opened in London on February 17th 1997.
NOBU LONDON BERKELEY ST
Nobu Berkeley ST is located at 15 Berkeley Street in the heart of Mayfair. The critically acclaimed Nobu Berkeley ST is now one of London's most fashionable restaurants and has also been the venue for some of the capitals most high profile parties. Located over two floors, Nobu Berkeley St which was designed by celebrated designer David Collins is open for lunch and dinner and houses a suitably glamorous 200 cover restaurant and a stylish, yet relaxed lounge bar with a licence until 2am.
Nobu Matsuhisa and executive chef Mark Edwards have created a menu, which includes the Nobu classic dishes, but with many new items, some of which are cooked in a Japanese wood-burning oven. At one side of the restaurant there is a 12 seater sushi bar and on the opposite side is the Hibachi table, available for parties of twelve people.