A few more details about chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s swanky new digs at Caesars Palace came out today. The Japanese chef plans to open his largest of 24 Nobu restaurants and his first on the Strip in October alongside his first Nobu Hotel.
The 11,200-square-foot restaurant will be decked out in 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.
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.
David Rockwell and the Rockwell Group are designing the restaurant and hotel.
Nobu plans to create the in-room dining menu in the hotel as well when it opens in November. He also plans to keep his Nobu restaurant at the Hard Rock Hotel open.
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