Originally published 23 June 2020: The first of 14 highly anticipated dining outlets at Crown Sydney has been revealed, with the world-famous Nobu restaurant slated to open at the resort later this year.
Set to open in December 2020, it marks the third Australian restaurant by internationally renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa, who has 42 restaurants and 10 hotels in 40 different cities around the world, including New York, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Tokyo and Milan.
While the Sydney menu is still being finalised, diners can expect Nobu’s famed Japanese fusion cuisine and signature dishes such as black cod miso and yellowtail jalapeño.
Matsuhisa said Nobu will bring “inventive cuisine and unparalleled service” to the new harbourside location.
“Crown Sydney is creating a world-class dining destination that is taking the best of the globe mixed with the very best of Sydney and I can’t wait to do the same with our menu and offering at Nobu,” he said.
“Sydney is one of my favourite cities and the food scene has always impressed me – the quality of the produce is stand out.
“I am looking forward to bringing Nobu to what is already one of the most interesting cities in the world!”
Part-owned by Matsuhisa, Hollywood superstar Robert De Niro, film producer Meir Teper and Crown Resorts, Nobu is known for a combination of signature dishes and new dishes that reflect chef Matsuhisa’s travels and each location’s local flavours and influences.
Crown Sydney chief operating officer Peter Crinis said the arrival of Nobu in Sydney is long-awaited.
“Local foodies have been known to travel to Melbourne or Perth to experience Nobu’s innovative new style Japanese cuisine, but with this new addition to Crown Sydney’s culinary line-up, they will no longer have to travel far to enjoy world class Japanese cuisine,” he said.
“Developing a world-class dining destination has been at the forefront of Crown Sydney. It has taken years of consideration to determine the line-up of our dining precinct.
“This announcement signals a new era of fine dining for Sydney.”
Once complete, Crown Sydney will offer 14 restaurants and bars, plus luxury accommodation and event spaces in Barangaroo.