Nobu Says Konnichiwa to Doha

Acclaimed chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa has opened his latest venture, Nobu Doha, in collaboration with the Four Seasons Hotel Doha. Located on the water’s edge, alongside the hotel’s priate Marina, Nobu Doha showcases chef Matsuhisa’s innovative signature nouveau Japanese cuisine, complemented by a contemporary 26,000sqft space.

Designed by chef Matsuhisa’s longtime architect and design partner David Rockwell and his firm, the Rockwell Group, the new restaurant captures a distinct look and feel for what is now Nobu’s largest global outpost. An homage to Doha’s rich pearl-diving past, the circular three-storey restaurant resembles an ornate coiled shell, a motif which transitions through seven distinct dining and lounge areas, all of which incorporate nature-inspired touches like warm wood, shimmering glass and rich textiles.

“I’m very excited to finally open our second Nobu in the Middle East,” said chef Nobu Matsuhisa. “It is an honour for me to be able to share my food and my culture with different people around the world. I look forward to new challenges and adventures with the opening of Nobu Doha.”

Chef Matsuhisa is renowned for his loyalty clientele, which includes tennis superstar Rafael Nadal, and his signature style of cuisine is internationally recognised as “new-style Japanese” fare. Drawing inspiration from his classical training as a sushi chef in Tokyo, his life in South America, and his world travels, Nobu Doha’s menu is influenced by his experiences and incorporates new creations by infusing local ingredients that are representative of the region. The menu features a lineup of the chef’s signature dishes, including the yellowtail sashimi with jalapeno, lobster with wasabi pepper sauce, and perhaps his most notorious recipe, the black cod miso.

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