After a six-year wait, the Robert de Niro-backed Nobu sushi restaurant chain debuted its Chicago location Thursday, Oct. 1, along with other Nobu Hotel Chicago amenities including meeting spaces, hotel suites, a tranquility pool and a fitness facility.
According to a hotel news release, the new restaurant, located at 854 W. Randolph St., includes a 28-foot sushi bar, three dining rooms — two of which are private — and a lounge. In addition to a variety of sushi and sashimi, the menu features signature dishes such as Prime Tenderloin Miso Ponzu and Kampachi Basil Rocoto Soy.
"We are so proud to unveil the signature Nobu Restaurant at Nobu Hotel Chicago and provide a renowned dining experience for locals and visitors in the West Loop," hotel manager Zoltan Payerli said. "Chicago is home to world-class dining, and we are pleased to offer a spirited take on the signature Nobu experience within a warm and sophisticated atmosphere."
Lunch hours are 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Friday to Sunday, and dinner hours are 5-10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
With the restaurant's opening, The Rooftop at Nobu Hotel Chicago plans to take on a lounge atmosphere and will no longer require reservations. The Rooftop's hours will be 4-10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 4-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and breakfast will be available from 8-11 a.m. daily. Walk-ins are accepted and priority seating is provided to hotel guests.
In summer 2021, the restaurant anticipates opening a 100-seat patio on Randolph Street.
In addition to the restaurant, the hotel is debuting 23 suites, rooms for social and corporate gatherings and a 40-foot indoor tranquility pool.