"Nobu" Matsuhisa Chef/Owner
Sashimi Salad with Matsuhisa soy sauce dressing,
Yellow Tail Sashimi with Jalapenos, Squid Pasta
with light garlic sauce, and Black Cod in Miso
are some of the imaginative dishes that led Food & Wine
Magazine to name Nobuyuki Matsuhisa one of America's "10
Best New Chefs" for 1989.
Born and raised in Japan, Matsuhisa apprenticed in the sushi
bars of Tokyo before he ventured overseas to Lima, Peru.
Classically trained, Matsuhisa was challenged by the culture
and regional ingredients that contributed to inventive style.
Thereafter, he continued to Buenos Aires, Argentina, then
back to Japan, Alaska and finally, Los Angeles where he
opened his restaurant in 1987.
1998, Los Angeles Times Magazine included him among Southern
California's rising stars, while in 1993, New York Times
chose Matsuhisa as one of the Top 10 restaurant destinations
of the world. In 1994, New York City saw the opening of
Nobu in partnership with actor Robert DeNiro. His restaurant
in New York City became "The Best New Restaurant". By The
James Beard Foundation in 1995. Since opening in New York
City, he continued to open in the following locations:
Beverly Hills 1987
Nobu, New York 1994
Nobu, London 1997
Matsuhisa, Aspen 1997
Nobu, Tokyo 1998
Nobu Next Door, New York 1998
Nobu, Las Vegas 1999
Ubon, Los Angeles 1999
Nobu, Malibu 1999