It's our favorite time of the year! Restaurant Week is here in New York City and our first stop is Nobu in Tribeca for lunch. We didn't make a reservation and amidst the lunch rush, we were immediately offered a seat at the sushi bar. Definitely a plus for a no wait service as I was time conscious to hurry back to the office for afternoon meetings. Less wait time is more dining time!
The venue was pretty small and tight but the staff was friendly and laid back. The Restaurant Week 3-course lunch menu was priced at $29 per person but I was not as impressed with the menu options as compared to last year's (I remember soft-shell crab)...
For appetizers, we chose to start with the sashimi salad and the fluke sashimi. Both very fresh.
For entree, we chose the chicken with anticucho. It was delicious and filling with about 1/4 chicken and a bowl of rice. The chicken was crispy on the outside and juicy in the inside. The sauce was tangy and citrusy.
The umami char was really delicious but a very small portion. I was still hungry in the end and ate some anticucho chicken to fill up. Not okay!
For desert, we had one of each: caramel miso tartlette and rhubarb jasmine tartlette. Both deserts were presented well but nothing too memorable.
Overall, Nobu was a mediocre restaurant week experience. Ingredients were fresh and dishes were delicious but sadly, not a memorable experience.
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