On La Cienega Boulevard, right between West Hollywood and Beverly Hills
Street parking and valet
Clean, and dark. It was a little difficult to find the restaurant because it blends in with the other buildings.
Very clean and organized.
Very dark, not the cleanest but not disgusting. The stalls weren’t clean, but the bathroom wasn’t smelly.
The staff wore all black.
None, but other customers had on expensive casual wear.
The music was upbeat, and at a medium volume. Nobu is a good place for a date or friendly outing.
Wooden tables and accents. Dimly lit rooms, and black floors and walls.
Celebrities, entertainment professionals, mostly rich people over the age of 30.
Very Friendly staff, they chanted “Welcome” in Japanese when we walked in. Service was fairly quick.
The entire staff was knowledgeable of the most popular menu items.
Were the items ordered reflective of the menu description?
How were items described on the menu?
There no detailed description of the menu items, it literally listed the main ingredients and we looked up some of the options or asked our server.
Was the menu “seasonal” or static?
Did it offer chef’s specialties?
No but there are multi course tasting menus
Was there a Menu for Lunch or dinner; both?
There were only dinner, drink, and dessert menus.
Any nutritional, warning, or healthy choice icons noted?
How were prices communicated?
There were whole number prices near each item, and there weren’t any dollar signs.
How was menu constructed/bound?
A few pages bound by a rubber band
I would assume that the middle section is the appetizers. I ordered a miso soup with tofu, and they brought out Shashito peppers to the table which was interesting.
They didn’t have a very large selection of entrees, but everyone liked their food.
We had bread pudding with strawberries & caramel gelato
None but I had Miso Soup
There was a wide selection of drinks, the ones I had were very good!
Did the menu design reflect the restaurant?
Yes, very simplistic, chic, and Japanese.
Is there a strong focal point?
The small paper in the middle of the menu was its focal point.