Nobu Japanese Restaurant @ Crown Entertainment Complex, Melbourne

Nobu, a fine dinning Japanese restaurant situated at the Crown Entertainment Complex in Melbourne.

Last December, I finally had a chance to pay a visit there. Thanks so much for the treat Elsha <3

I had heard of my friends coming here to celebrate Valentine's Day, anniversaries and raved about how amazing the dishes are. However, nobody seemed to have mentioned that the prices of the dishes are something that you have to bear in mind before going.

I'll put my warning up in advance: Do not go to this place if you are on a budget! 

Well, on the other hand, I guess this is why friends only come here for the special occasions - for a guilty indulgence :P 

Since Elsha and I were there pretty early because we didn't have lunch on that day, we were able to get our seats without any advance booking. Nevertheless, I strongly recommend you guys to make a reservation before going because the restaurant was nearly full as we left - and that was only about 7pm.

We got our seats at the bar so that the lighting was good enough for photos. The entire restaurant was quite dark and cozy and there were dimmed lights all around apart from the bar area. 

We didn't order any fancy drinks but a glass of mineral water. 

Guess what, Aqua Panna, mineral water with a fancy name that cost a BOMB - $11.90 AUD for this 1 litre of water. Nothing extraordinary about it compared to the normal mineral water apart from the nice packaging and shocking price ><

Elsha made me drink every single drop before leaving the restaurant to make it worth every single dollar!

Got a free dish of edamame after we placed our order. 

Elsha finished this on her own because I never liked this :/ 

Black Miso Cod Fish ($51)

I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this dish. It's one of the specialties of the restaurant

apart from the Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeno and Tiradito Nobu-style which we didn't order on that visit.

I swear, this is the BEST fish I had ever had in my entire life. 

It looks very simple but it's so so so so incredibly good. 

Have to work hard from now onwards so that I can afford to eat this on frequent basis! It's pretty much heaven on earth! 

The fish came in really small portion but we each took half of it. 

Ordering 2 plates of this would be a huge splurge. 

We even made sure that we finished the 2 dollops of sauce on the dish. 

House Special Roll ($22)

Honestly speaking, I wouldn't order this dish again if I were to visit Nobu for the second time. 

There's nothing special about it and it's definitely not worth the price. Should've skipped it for another dish of black miso cod fish instead :p 

Earl Grey Mochi ($15)

Soft mochi skin on the outside with super cooling earl grey fillings on the inside. I love this mochi too! Unlike the ordinary mochi, it's more like mochi with ice cream fillings instead. Very refreshing and not too sweet - totally my cup of tea :D

Here's the receipt for the night. A bill of $99.90 for 2 girls.

If budget is not a problem to you, then I would definitely recommend this restaurant to Japanese cuisine lovers, typically people who love fish!!! 

From now onwards, I make a promise with the black miso cod - I'll come back for you, soon! AND EAT TILL I'M SATISFIED! Plus, I also want to try out the other 2 specialties that I mentioned above. Hopefully they will taste as heavenly as my favourite black miso cod fish :P 

Contact Number: +613.9292.7879
Address: 8 Whiteman Street

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