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Prepare to Eat Like The Rich And Famous, ‘Nobu’ Is Coming To Sydney

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If you’re a foodie, or if star watching is a religion to you and you always kept up with the Kardashians, then you’ve absolutely heard of Nobu.

The modern Japanese-Peruvian fine-dining restaurant is the brain child of chef Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa.

 

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Where did that fusion come from? Matsuhisa was born in Japan where he trained as a classical sushi chef before moving to Peru to open a sushi restaurant. Bada-bing, bada-boom: Japanese-Peruvian.

From there he moved to Los Angeles to open a restaurant named Matsuhisa, where he met Robert De Niro. Next minute, they’re opening the first Nobu in New York in 1994 along with o-founders restaurateur Drew Nieporent and producer Meir Tepar.

The Nobu chain, currently with 42 locations around the world (including Melbourne and Perth), is a bit of a ‘scene’ for celeb royalty and features heavily on lists outlining where to spot the rich and famous. We’re talking Bradley Cooper, Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jason Statham and so many more.

Will we get the same A-list crowd in Sydney? Who knows, although it’s still co-owned by De Niro, so fingers crossed for a visit (you know, when international travel is a thing again).

 

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“Sydney is one of my favourite cities and the food scene has always impressed me – the quality of the produce is stand-out,” said Matsuhisa in a statement. “I am looking forward to bringing Nobu to what is already one of the most interesting cities in the world!”

The new spot will be located in Crown Sydney, and is set to open in December. The menu is still being finalised, but two iconic Nobu dishes have been confirmed. The first is their miso-marinated black cod and the other is the yellowtail sashimi with jalapeño and yuzu soy.

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