Here's what Nobu's stunning new location at Atlantis, The Palm will look like
It will be the world’s largest Nobu…
While all eyes may recently have been on the upcoming Atlantis The Royal resort, there’s some big foodie news coming out of the original, Atlantis, The Palm, to look forward to.
Beloved Japanese restaurant Nobu, the brainchild of chef Nobu Matsuhisa announced it was moving to the space formerly home to the ultra-luxury Royal Bridge Suite, meaning diners will be able to go where only a handful of celebrities and VIP’s have gone before. In taking over the Royal Bridge Suite, the new Nobu restaurant will become the largest of its kind in the world. And we have just seen some photos of what it will look like and all we can say is that it looks stunning.
Here’s what we know
Nobu will officially open its doors on January 23, 2023. The restaurant will be located on the resort’s 22nd floor and will feature some soaring views of Palm Jumeirah and the glittering Arabian Gulf which you can soak in from the expansive terrace.
To get to the restaurant. guests will have to take a private elevator in the main lobby. In true Nobu style, we can expect to be greeted by chefs shouting ‘irasshaimase’ (translating to ‘welcome to the restaurant’ in Japanese).
The restaurant will include a Nobu lounge and bar where guests can tuck into pre-dinner cocktails and small bites.
For dinner, guests can sit at one of five dining areas, including the main dining room, an exclusive 13-seat sushi bar or within a VIP booth with front-row seats to the bustling kitchen. The expansive terrace, where the bar and lounge area is located, will offer those unforgettable views of The Palm and the Dubai skyline.
For privacy, guests can opt for a table at one of six private dining rooms featuring floor-to-ceiling vistas over the Arabian Gulf. Each room can seat from two to 12 guests.
For an after-dinner experience, guests can dance the night away at Nobu’s exclusive late-night lounge. On the weekends from 10.30pm to 2am, the restaurant will transition into Nobu After Hours featuring an energetic vibe, music and a late-night menu.
The restaurant will even offer a daily business lunch and a Saturday brunch. The restaurant will also be celebrating its 15th anniversary in Dubai in the iconic new space.
Chef Nobu Matsuhisa remarks, ‘After 14 years of success with Atlantis in Dubai I am so excited to take the next step forward with our new Nobu restaurant. We have a great team in Dubai who have worked with me for many years, so I know that every guest who visits us will have an amazing Nobu experience.’
The new Nobu isn’t the only restaurant the chef is set to debut in Dubai next year. Alongside transforming the original, chef Nobu Matsuhisa will bring a first-of-its-kind Nobu by the Beach to a beautiful seaside location at the soon-to-open Atlantis The Royal. The restaurant is set to open alongside the hotel in early 2023.
And that’s not all. In the capital, a Nobu hotel and beach club is set to open at Saadiyat Island’s Mamsha beach in 2026.