Nobu West Hollywood Offers New $40 Omakase

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Nobu Matsuhisa Photo: Hadley Tomicki

Nobu West Hollywood is extending its offerings in a way that thankfully agrees with our budgets and opens its exalted halls to a wider, broker, less exalted audience. In addition to nightly happy hours with drinks from six to ten bucks and the additions of new eats like uni dry miso and Spanish baby octopus to a list of Japanese-Peruvian snacks (and Mexican, if you count the tacos) the restaurant calls its "tapas," chef Alex Becker now offers a nightly omakase of six chef-selected dishes for just $40. Shattering our skepticism, the restaurant confirms that Becker will design it himself and the menu will change every few nights as he sees fit, with three sushi small plates followed by two hot dishes and a dessert. We've included the tapas menu below and suggest coming by from 6-9 P.M. when drink specials are in full effect.

Nobu West Hollywood 903 N. La Cienega Blvd. 310-657-5711

NOBU COLD TAPAS

Nobu Style Sashimi Tacos with Yellowfin Tuna, Lobster, or Crab 8

Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeno 9

Whitefish Sashimi with Dried Miso 9

Yellowfin Tuna Tataki with Tosazu or Cilantro Dressing 9

Oysters with Nobu Sauces (Ponzu, Nobu, Maui) 10

Lobster Ceviche Butter Lettuce 12

Nobu New Style Sashimi - Salmon, Whitefish or Scallop 8

Uni Dry Miso 12

Tiradito - Whitefish, Scallop, or Octopus 8

Kanpachi Agua de Chile 12

SALADS

Baby Artichoke Salad with Crispy Leeks 7

Yellowfin Tuna Sashimi Salad with Matsuhisa Dressing 10

Hearts of Palm Salad 7

NOBU HOT TAPAS

Wagyu and Foie Gras Gyozas 10

Scallop with Jalapeno Salsa 8

Miso Black Cod with Butter Lettuce 8

Uni Tempura 10

Rock Shrimp Tempura with Creamy Spicy or Butter Ponzu Sauce 7

Wagyu Tacos 10

"Fish n' Chips" Nobu Style 8

Lamb Anticucho 9

Wagyu Dango Wasabi Saffron Aioli 10

Spanish Baby Octopus with Ginger Soy 12

Miso Marinated Grilled Black Tiger Shrimp 8

Foie Gras and Crispy Soba 9

Ginger Panko Encrusted Scallops 10

DESSERTS

Suntory Whiskey Iced Cappucino 9

PB & J Satandagi 6

Mochi Ice Cream 6

Harumakis 8