By Hannah Fox
This past Friday night my girlfriends and I wanted an excuse to get all dolled up and go out for dinner. Since there were no birthdays or anniversaries coming up, we decided to just splurge and go out for fun anyway. We settled on Nobu. I had never been to a Nobu before, but I associated the name with the Kardashians and other A-List celebrities. Why not eat sushi and pretend to fit in for a night?
After looking all day for the perfect LBD, we crowded into an Uber and shortly after arrived at 19 Old Park Lane, one of the Nobu London locations. As we entered the building we were greeted by the coat check who promptly traded our coats for ticket stubs, and we were sent up the stairs to the hostess desk. We were seated right away and greeted with sparkling water. I could instantly tell that Nobu takes their presentation seriously, down to the perfectly symmetrically-folded napkins and the placement of the chopsticks onto the little stone that holds the tips of off the table.
Everyone was very friendly, though as a table of American girls, I think we got stared at quite often throughout the night. I hate not feeling like I fit in, but sobeit. We ordered a round of Cosmopolitans (yes, again, we are American) and eventually put in our dinner orders. I knew going into the night that Nobu was Japaneses, a.k.a. Sushi. Not my favorite, but lucky for me, there were alternatives such as the Chicken with Teriyaki sauce. I have to say, this teriyaki chicken was the best I have ever had. It’s no wonder the likes of the Kardashians flock here. My friends got cut rolls as well as hand rolls, and everything was (almost) too pretty to eat. Unfortunately we were all too full to order dessert, but the options such as the Chocolate Bento Box, or the unpronounceable Surprise Fruit Spheres with Yamamomo Granita.
It was a truly fabulous night out. I suggest going later in the evening, as we went around 7:00pm and the guests were only just starting to trickle in. By the time we left at 9:00pm, the room was abuzz. The tab was spendy, but for a special event, or just a night out to feel fancy, I’d say Nobu is a no-brainer.