Wow, what can I say about Nobu? Perhaps I should just let the pictures do the talking. But I wont. A few months back a bunch of us were contemplating buying tickets to see Sade. But to protest the stupidly excessive prices being charged for even the shittiest of seats at gigs these days we decided to spend the money at a good eatery instead. Hello Nobu.
Sadly, for various reasons, our original group of 7 was reduced over the following months to only 4. But that wasn't going to stop us. First up we hit the bar at Rockpool for some $25.00 martinis (as you do). Made a note in my diariy to try Rockpool next. It looks amazing, was packed to the rafters and had the most incredible kitchen, well I'm kinda into kitchen porn more so than the average punter.
8pm was soon upon us so we slipped across to Nobu and began a culinary feast like no other. We started with a selection of cold starters, from Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalepeno to Tuna Tataki with Tosazu. The Tuna was so damn fine we ordered another dish of it straight away.
For our mains we ended up having 5 dishes, again to share, which by the way is how dining at Nobu dining is suggested. Sharing family style, well worth it too as you get to taste so many dishes. From the Beef Toban-Yaki through to the Whole Red Mullet, filleted and pan seared we were in taste bud heaven.
We then asked our waiter to organise a nice sashimi/sushi selection to round out the meal, squid, scallop, smoked eel and the best Californian Roll I have ever had (nothing like the commercial variety you get everywhere), this was a fantastic way to finish off the mains.
Then it was dessert time, now if you do make it along to Nobu make sure you've left room for dessert. Wow, just wow. Highlights being the Banana Harumaki (banana spring rolls) and the Bento box with chocolate pudding and green tea ice cream. Time to explode right about....now
We slowly dragged ourselves out of Nobu around 11pm and managed to make it to the cocktail bar in the Burswood foyer for a few more drinks and some serious people watching action. Burswood has a lot on offer these days, a vast improvement since my last visit around 6 years ago. More to come too as I hear rumours of a Wolfgang Puck opening there in the not too distant future. I'd gladly miss another over priced gig to eat some of Herr Pucks fine morsels.
9 non toxic puffer fish out of 10