World’s Largest Nobu Debuts at Four Seasons Doha

Internationally renowned Chef Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa has unveiled a 26,000 square foot enviable Nobu Doha, ushering in a new era of innovative dining.

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Four Seasons Hotel Doha, located on a private beach in the heart of Doha’s cosmopolitan city, officially launched the acclaimed Japanese restaurant yesterday. Located at the water’s edge along the Hotel’s private marina, Nobu Doha showcases Chef Matsuhisa’s innovative signature new-style Japanese cuisine complemented by an equally imaginative setting in the 26,000 square-foot contemporary restaurant. Offering a truly exclusive culinary experience, found nowhere else, the tri-level Nobu Doha boasts the largest of its kind in the world and is the only Nobu at a Four Seasons in the Middle East.

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Chef Matsuhisa, who is celebrating 20 years as a successful chef and restaurateur, is renowned for his loyal clientele of the world’s most affluent celebrities and connoisseurs. Drawing inspiration from Matsuhisa’s classical training as a sushi chef in Tokyo, his life abroad in South America, and his travels around the world, Nobu’s signature style of cuisine is internationally recognized as ‘new-style Japanese’ fare. As a result, Nobu Doha’s menu is influenced by his extensive travels and international training, while also incorporates new creations infusing local ingredients representative of the region. The menu features a repertoire of signature dishes including the Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeno, Lobster with Wasabi Pepper Sauce, and perhaps Chef Matsuhisa’s most notorious recipe – the Black Cod Miso.

Designed by Chef Matsuhisa’s longtime architect and internationally recognized design partner, David Rockwell and his firm Rockwell Group, the restaurant captures a distinct look and feel for Nobu’s largest global outpost. As a clever homage to Doha’s rich pearl diving past, the circular three-story restaurant resembles an ornate coiled shell. Elliptical ribbons of river stone capped with bronze accents form the exterior of the structure and create the three-tiered levels of the restaurant. Inside, Nobu Doha seamlessly transitions the shell-like inspiration throughout the seven distinct dining and lounge areas. Each space incorporates Nobu’s iconic design palette influenced by nature, such as warm wood, shimmering glasswork to reflect water elements, and rich layering of textiles.

Ideal for large or small gatherings, the airy dining and lounge spaces include an expansive 134-seat interior dining area; intimate 10-seat sushi counter; two exclusive private dining rooms; a sophisticated White Pearl Bar & Lounge; a stylish Black Pearl Bar & Lounge; and a one-of-a-kind 38-seat roof top lounge that encompasses both indoor and outdoor seating options. Strategically positioned along the Arabian Gulf, guests can experience unobstructed panoramic water or cityscape views, whether dining inside or out.


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