Review: Nobu

By Butterboom Writers  /  July 16, 2007

This Japanese restaurant is all hype.


So we finally got around to visiting Nobu at the Intercontinental hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui for lunch recently. Nobu is quite the proud tradition in Japan, and its got a beautiful view via the Intercontinental but the decor and food were just pretty average offerings especially since we had Japanese recently at Zuma.

We had a sushi and sashimi set which was ok, but the presentation wasn’t there like it was at Zuma and there wasn’t enough wasabi and it wasn’t potent enough. The seared cod set on the other hand was amazing. Extremely tasty and definitely worth a try but the whole meal was just kind of ordinary as we were made to believe it was beyond normal Japanese food.

The decor was also a bit of a shock and maybe because we went on a sunny day it didn’t look right but the harsh black walls made it look pretty old-fashioned. I’m sure that in the evening it changes into a more intimate setting with its mix of restaurant and bar lounge area, it just wasn’t really worth the trip from HKI to TST to see, but if you need a reason to hang at the Intercon for Japanese this is the place, but we’ve always been fond of the Harbourside Cafe.


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