So I’m going to shoot straight with you … I don’t make tons of money (though my shoe collection may convince some otherwise). If I did, I would dine at Nobu as often as possible. I haven’t ever had anything but a great experience there and the food and drinks are always spot on. After my last visit, I can rest assured that the next time I crave a good sake martini and rock shrimp, I can indulge myself without too much guilt at Nobu.
Nobu recently instituted ”Nobu Night” on Wednesday nights and it’s quite a doozy. $6 appetizers (decent portions), $7 specialty martinis, and $4 beers. Yes, this is the classy side of 75, so you should expect to pay a bit more … and it’s Nobu. At these prices, can you ignore your practical side for a night and not regret it the next morning.
When you walk in, the staff will greet you in a badly-timed unison of “ishayamasai” or “welcome” and the mood is sultry but energized. The decor is quite interesting with fake trees lining the far side of the restaurant and large columns throughout the dining area.
Make sure you get there at on the early side of happy hour because once the dinner crowd arrives, the wait staff gets a bit manic and the span between your drinks causes you to sober up and reconsider ordering another. But then again, Nobu isn’t the place for a quick drink, but the kind of place you go expecting a few hours of strong drinks and three rounds of appetizers and put your people watching hat on.
The clientele is a blast to watch. You see the businessmen sitting alone at the bar after a long day of work in the Crescent Towers and the older couples coming in for a quick bite of heaven before going to bed. You’ll also see the typical Dallas crowd filter in as it gets later … I usually slip out before they arrive!
Definitely spoil yourself and try their Nobu Night … your stomach will thank you, though your liver may not.
Drink strength: 3.5
400 Crescent Court | Dallas, TX 75201-1838 (Inside the Crescent Hotel)
Monday, Tuesday & Friday | 5-7 p.m. | all beers $4.00, all Signature cocktails $7, select appetizers $6
Wednesday & Thursday | 5-10 p.m. | all beers $4.00, all Signature cocktails $7, select appetizers $6
Sunday | 50% all bottled wine $100 or less