Spend just a few minutes in the lounge at Nobu at Caesars Palace Las Vegas and you’ll understand what Nobu is all about. You’ll see it in the way people lean in close to talk or hover around a dish and sip their drinks. It’s a scene. It is about the atmosphere. Sometimes, in Las Vegas, that’s what you need. You need that one spot where you have a good meal with good cocktails and you are immersed in “Vegas”
This is a Japanese restaurant with an image. This is sushi with a chef that has a reputation to uphold. It won’t disappoint in terms of quality. It’s not groundbreaking if you have sampled the great sushi palaces around the globe but I guarantee it will smoke your neighborhood spot.
What to Expect at Nobu at Caesars Palace:
You’ll feel the vibe when you walk into the restaurant. It’s at the bar. It’s at the lounge. It’s in the dining room. Look around and people like the idea that they are eating at Nobu and for that reason, the energy is upbeat, excited and very “Vegas.” Have you ever been to the perfect dinner party where the momentum seems to build straight through to the moment you leave? Nobu is like that. Start with a drink in the lounge or at the bar; work your way through the meal and sometime later when you share a dessert you feel like you’ve been in the middle of a party with the cool kids.
How’s the food at Nobu at Caesars Palace?
The sushi is epic but you should expect that considering the price and the reputation of Chef Nobu Matsuhisa. Fresh fish and the little things that make a visit to Nobu in Las Vegas worthy of a special date night are just the beginning of why you’ll be there. I would not suggest the teppanyaki tables simply because I like to engage in a lot of people watching and this place is perfect for it. Also, I’m more of a date night kind of guy and I would rather talk to my wife and discuss how the food makes her feel instead of sharing the time with strangers.
However, if you are in the mood to talk food the cooking stations are where you should eat. Prepare for fun interaction and some brilliant flavors.
Food should help you have a good time and if you are taking a break from your life in Las Vegas Nobu will help you find the sweet spot of your vacation.
What you should try Nobu at Caesars Palace:
Can I tell you that a little Maui onion in the Lobster cocktail is enough for me? It’s just enough for me to sit there and slide deeper into my chair with a cocktail and feel the vacation seep into my soul. Add some crispy rice and the Yellowtail Jalapeño and I’m sold. I’m deep down the road of comfortable food excursion.
- Sushi! I don’t need to tell you that you should be having the fresh fish but I will tell you that it is as good as you can get in Las Vegas. Make sure to sample that wasabi, it is exceptional as well.
- Rock Shrimp – I should not be telling you to have this because they are habit forming. Honestly, If I had a beer and these rock shrimp at the bar I could turn Nobu into a cheap eats place.
- Mixed Seafood Ceviche – Now, don’t go looking for the traditional street side crispy chip version. This is a refined ceviche that will have you seeking out some instruction with the many different flavors being introduced to your palate.
- Toban Yaki – Go Mixed seafood and the tenderloin. I know, but both do it for me so I cannot choose. The slow cooking on the hot plate make for a good conversation piece if you are done talking about the kids you let at home.
- Omakase – If you have the extra cash sitting in your wallet go with the approach that allows the kitchen to highlight what they are excited about. The excitement of new dish after new dish makes for a special meal and it also encourages you to try new and different things.
Nobu at Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace
Price Range: Expensive
Sun-Thu 5pm-11pm, Fri & Sat 5pm-12am
Sun-Thu 5pm-1am, Fri & Sat 5pm-2am
Attire: Business Casual