Malibu’s star-studded outpost of Nobu, which moved from the inland Country Mart down Pacific Coast Highway to a prominent oceanfront perch last summer, has begun serving lunch. The sushi sanctum run by founder Nobu Matsuhisa and famously co-owned by Robert De Niro is offering the midday meal Fridays through Sundays.
Lunch-specific dishes include truffled steak and eggs and pastrami salmon crispy rice. Signature menu items like Nobu’s miso-glazed black cod also will be available.
Since reopening at its new Carbon Beach location (leased from property owner Larry Ellison, the Oracle CEO and father of Zero Dark Thirty producer Megan Ellison), the 6,000-square-foot restaurant – a composition of teak and concrete built right up against the crashing waves – has drawn the likes of Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana, Jimmy Iovine and Martin Short as well as neighbors, including David Geffen, who keep homes mere yards away.
Lunch service comes on the heels of a particularly busy period for the ever-entrepreneurial Matsuhisa, whose inaugural Nobu Hotel, boasting 181 rooms, bowed in February in Las Vegas as part of the Caesars Palace complex.