Last night I drove down to Malibu to meet some friends at their new favorite hot spot - Nobu Malibu. I've been to a few Nobu restaurants around the world, including both in New York, so I'm already a huge fan. But I'm telling you, the new Nobu in Malibu blows them all out of the water - literally.
Set right on the beach and exquisitely designed - think clean lines, wood paneling, white umbrellas, lampshade-covered heaters, white cushions, wicker chairs, fireplaces everywhere - the whole experience felt like being on vacation. The food, of course, was superb - consistently delicious, unique, and refined. (And if you're one for celebrity sightings, this is the place to be. We had Hilary Swank at the table behind us and Courtney Cox to our right.)
All in all it was a picture perfect night, albeit a dangerous find. I have a feeling I'll be driving to Malibu for sushi more often than entirely necessary.
Here are a few of my Nobu must haves:
Crispy Rice Cakes with Spicy Tuna
Grilled Shishito Peppers
Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeno (pictured below)
Rock Shrimp Tempura with Ponzu & Creamy Spicy Sauce (pictured below)
2 Food Images, Credit: Foodie Dan