Sushi Mecca Opens in Middle East


Go big or go home appears the motto of the most recent Nobu — the Michelin-starred eatery headed by chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa. It has opened the largest restaurant in its empire at 26,000 square feet, housing 192 seats and rumored to have cost $30 million.

The New York Post reports the three-story, tri-lounge eatery designed by New York-based Rockwell Group which “floats on its own mini-island in the Arabian Gulf, rising like a coiled shell crossed with a starship from the future,” has recently opened in the Middle Eastern capital of Doha’s Four Seasons.

Squid pasta, miso cod and the $220 Master Kobe beef aside, the “sushi for days” palace will soon offer something even more decadent: a rather unique entrance. Special boat access to the restaurant is expected to open (entrance is now via car or a private shuttle from the hotel) in 2016.

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