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Sushi Standout Nobu Now Has a Second Home on the Strip

Nobu Matsuhisa’s classic dishes make the move

Yellowtail sashimi with jalapeño at Nobu
Yellowtail sashimi with jalapeño at Nobu
Nobu [Official Site]

Nobu may have closed at the Hard Rock Hotel while the resort converts to Virgin Hotels, but that’s not stopping chef Nobu Matsuhisa from having two restaurants in Las Vegas. He temporarily relocates his restaurant at Bally’s Las Vegas in the former Sea: The Thai Experience space next to BLT Steak.

The intimate space opens tonight with black cod miso, the dish that really put Nobu on the culinary map, yellowtail sashimi with jalapeño, and, of course, sushi. Classic dishes including tuna tataki with tosazu and rock shrimp tempura with creamy spicy sauce or ponzu sit beside new renditions such as king crab with yuzu brown butter and Australian wagyu rib-eye with garlic pepper sauce. Three omakase options make the move as well.

Nobu closed at the Hard Rock Hotel on February 3 while the resort renovates to become the Virgin Hotel. The original Vegas Nobu opened in 1999 and became a cornerstone of the Hard Rock dining experience. The restaurant plans to return to the resort with a larger, invigorated space later this fall, once the new operators completely re-brand the resort footprint as Virgin Hotels.

The surprise move to Bally’s was initiated by Nobu-san, as the staff respectfully refer to their mentor. Since the Virgin Hotel space planned to close for at least nine months, he decided to open a temporary location so his staff could remain employed before returning to Paradise Road.

The Bally’s location sits across Las Vegas Boulevard from the Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace and the largest restaurant within Matsuhisa’s global Nobu empire.

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Virgin Hotels

4455 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89169 Visit Website

BLT Steak

3645 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (877) 603-4390 Visit Website

Nobu Restaurant

3570 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 785-6628 Visit Website

Sea: The Thai Experience

3645 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 967-3888 Visit Website


4455 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89169 702-693-5090