The Nobu celebrity hotspot is officially open at the new Nobu Hotel at Phipps Plaza in Buckhead, joining an exclusive club of restaurants spanning five continents in cities including New York, Mexico City, London, Cape Town, Dubai and Singapore.
Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, movie star Robert De Niro and film producer Meir Teper’s glamorous fine-dining restaurant combines sushi and traditional Japanese dishes with Peruvian flavors and ingredients.
Located just off the hotel lobby (and at a whopping 10,000 square feet), Nobu seats 272 people between its bar and dining room. The restaurant’s design is inspired by the minimalist architecture and decor of Japanese garden pavilions and features a large river rock art installation spanning the length of the bar into the lounge. A private dining room seats up to 24 people, with a sake room seating 12 people.
Led in the kitchen by chef Brandon Chavannes (the Betty, St. Cecilia), people can expect to find many of Nobu’s most popular dishes on the Atlanta menu, including black cod in miso, tempura of rock shrimp and amberjack with jalapeno. In addition to sushi, Nobu Atlanta also serves kushiyaki skewers and the restaurant’s sashimi and ceviche tacos. Look for cocktails like the lychee and elderflower martini, Meridian 77 made with pisco, lychee, and shiso, and double rum and Buckhead Cooler made with Campari, plus a separate menu, from the bar.
Click here to view the dinner menu for Nobu Atlanta.
The Nobu Hotel and its restaurant are part of a multi-million dollar renovation and expansion of the luxury shopping mall complex currently under construction in the heart of Buckhead’s financial district. Atlanta chef Mimmo Alboumeh plans to open a second location of his Mexican-Spanish restaurant Botica next year at the renovated Phipps Plaza, which will also feature Citizens Food Hall with restaurant stalls like Umami Burger, Krispy Rice and Sam’s Crispy Chicken. A third Alon Bakery and Market location opened in the complex last year.
Open Sunday to Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Thursday – Saturday, 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Reservations strongly encouraged.