Nobu Malibu – Sushi, Sake, Sunsets

  Nobu-malibu hamachi jalapeno

Tucked away in the corner of the Malibu Country Mart is world-famous Japanese chef, Nobu Matsuhisa's well-known restaurant Nobu. Although a bit of a trek, I always seem to find myself at this Los Angeles Nobu location just off the picturesque Pacific Coast Highway. It seems that others agree, since this popular spot is always packed with feasting and festive locals and visitors alike. Celebrity sightings are a common occurrence at this bustling restaurant and don't be surprised if you are sitting elbow to elbow with an Emmy, Grammy, or Academy Award winning star. On my most recent visit, a certain American Idol host and judge were seated at the table right next to us.

Nobu-malibu new style sashimi

Nobu's New Style Sashimi

Spicy Tuna Roll

Nobu-malibu  artichoke salad
Artichoke Salad

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A Smiling Nobu adorns the wall

Nobu-malibu Rock Shrimp Tempura
Rock Shrimp Tempura

  Nobu Malibu Oysters

Nobu's Deep Fried Oysters on the Half Shell

Nobu Miso Marinated Black Cod
Miso Marinated Black Cod

Sushi and sashimi are an obvious choice, but popular must-have items include the special hot and cold family style dishes including the thinly sliced New Style Sashimi with a yuzu ponzu sauce, Yellowtail sashimi with Jalapeno, Rock Shrimp Tempura with a Creamy Spicy Sauce, and Nobu's famous melt in your mouth Black Cod with Miso. Give me three orders of the black cod with a bowl of steamed rice, and I am good to go. Nobu, Malibu also offers an assortment of tempura and a separate Omakase menu. Drink selections include signature martini cocktails, beer, wine and sake.

Hidden Beef with Fried Onions


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Desserts – Before

Nobu- Desserts
Desserts – After

Since the restaurant is located in the Malibu Country Mart, you can get there early and make a stop in to nearby Intermix, James Perse or Vince for a pre-dinner shopping fix. For those who love a breathtaking view, plan your meal post sundown and gaze at the dreamy sunsets with a stop off the PCH before dinner.

Nobu Malibu

3835 Cross Creek Road
Malibu, CA 90265-4983
(310) 317-9140

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  1. 26/07/2010 / 9:53 am

    I’ve never been to any Nobu! [sniffle]

  2. faudel
    26/07/2010 / 1:36 pm

    i want some of that rock shrimp tempura.

  3. Tracy
    26/07/2010 / 5:07 pm

    That new style sashimi is gorgeous.

  4. sbs
    01/08/2010 / 12:58 am

    Absoultely Divine!

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