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  • Writer's pictureDiana Brandt

Restaurant Opening: Nobu

The wait is over. Nobu is here. Nobu Matsuhisa is set to open his namesake restaurant in Scottsdale on January 27th. The internationally renowned Japanese restaurant opens its new 237 seat, 10,635 square-foot home as part of the Scottsdale Fashion Square luxury wing expansion.

"Scottsdale is a very special city, and a location we have been looking forward to opening for a very long time," said Chef Nobu Matsuhisa. “Scottsdale is a truly unique destination for a special kind of luxury and Fashion Square is at the center of it all," he said.

Chef Nobu rose to fame in the early 1990's with his meticulous approach to sushi and the reinvention of Japanese cuisine. By coupling time-honored classic Japanese dishes with inventive new flavors and cooking techniques, Nobu has become an internationally acclaimed lifestyle brand with over forty restaurant and hotel locations spanning six continents.

A loyal following has made the restaurant a premier global destination for business, fashion, art, and entertainment clientele for nearly 30 years. Synonymous with exceptional quality and precise culinary distinction, Nobu aims to bring a unique kind of star-power to Scottsdale. “Nobu is one of the most highly anticipated brands to enter the Arizona culinary scene,” said Michael Guerin, Senior Vice President, Leasing, Macerich. “The iconic Japanese restaurant will further define the luxury dining experience at Scottsdale Fashion Square, adding to a long list of exciting, high-end retail, food, and entertainment experiences this top property brings to the region.”

The first-ever Arizona outpost will serve signature dishes including Yellow tail Sashimi with jalapeño and Black Cod with miso alongside exclusive Scottsdale offerings. A mix of local ingredients will influence both the dining and bar menu. Cocktail connoisseurs will delight in Nobu's ever-evolving collection of original cocktails, curated by mixologists from around the globe.

"Each location has a unique menu that is influenced by global trends as well as the local scene," says Nobu. "We look forward to bringing guests the signature dishes they have come to love, along with new dishes exclusive to Nobu Scottsdale.”

The restaurant's striking interiors were conceptualized and designed by Studio PCH, with vibrant colors and materials that celebrate Scottsdale's desert aesthetic. The Zen-like minimalist space offers an open, airy feel while bold design elements, earthy materials and luxe finishes provide striking contrast.

“Design is very important to us, and we are happy to be opening in a property that is so focused on creating a beautiful and welcoming environment. I believe good food, good service and beautiful design are what make customers feel part of something special,” Nobu said.

The restaurant will begin accepting reservations for dinner today at 10am.

Reservations can be made by visiting or by calling 480-581-0055.


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