Scratch the new Nobu Restaurant & Lounge off the list of places to check out this fall. Now the restaurant in the new Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace plans to open in January. The hotel tower, a first for Nobu Matsuhisa, debuts on Feb. 4 with soft open before the end of the year.
The world's largest Nobu Restaurant & Lounge, clocking in at 12,775 square feet, jumped up an additional 1,500 square feet in space. David Rockwell and the Rockwell Group are behind the look of the restaurant with its bowed columns of bamboo along the exterior to resemble a traditional Japanese ikebana basket used for flower arranging. Elements in stone, wood and paper will fill out the interior of the room.
Inside, dining pods and leather-upholstered screens will line the interior of the dining room with oversized light fixtures that take their inspiration from Japanese tea whisks and kimonos hanging overhead.
The lounge will feature a 15-person bar with an oversized bowl hand-carved out of a single block of wood.
Guests of the tower also have 24-hour access to Nobu's cuisine through the chef's first-ever in-room dining menu. Bento boxes will feature a customary Japanese breakfast and the Vegas-themed High Roller with lobster wasabi, Wagyu steak, spicy garlic shrimp and an assortment of nigiri and sushi rolls. Additional menu items will include green tea waffles served with braised short rib, egg and aged maple; bagel and lox featuring salmon sashimi served on an everything bagel. Other dishes include the RLT with rock shrimp, butter lettuce and Maui onion tomato salsa in a creamy spicy sauce and the tonkatsu sandwich with panko pork and prune katsu sauce on shokupan bread.