Toro tartare, served with wasabi pepper sauce and osetra caviar, is a signature at Nobu, which is opening in Palo Alto this summer.
One of the most-buzzed-about Silicon Valley restaurant openings has finally been confirmed, with signage for Nobu recently popping up at The Epiphany Hotel.
The first Northern California outpost of Nobu Matsuhisa’s eatery is expected to debut on the ground level of the boutique property by early summer. Workers are now busy transforming the former Lure + Till space into the 65-seat Nobu. “We are thrilled to usher in a new era of dining here at The Epiphany, welcoming one of the most renowned, upscale Japanese dining experiences to Palo Alto,” says Seth McDaniels, general manager of the hotel. “With its high level of service, superb product and forward-thinking design aesthetic, Nobu will be perfectly at home at The Epiphany.”
Diners can expect signature offerings such as yellowtail sashimi with jalapeno, a simple morsel bursting with flavor; black cod with miso, a traditional Japanese dish that Matsuhisa has elevated; rock shrimp tempura, which the chef perfectly pairs with a creamy spicy sauce; and sautéed squid masquerading as pasta. Summer can’t come soon enough! 180 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto
Originally published in the March/April issue of Silicon Valley