HONOLULU--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Nobu Honolulu, the latest addition to the world-renowned Japanese restaurant empire founded by Nobu Matsuhisa and Robert De Niro, will open Friday, December 23 at Ward Village®, a 60-acre master planned community by The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC), to provide the ultimate Nobu-Style experience in the heart of Honolulu.
With nearly 11,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor space designed by Studio PCH, Nobu Honolulu features an outdoor bar lounge and open format kitchen at the base of Waiea®, Ward Village’s exceptional new residential building. Dramatic interiors rich in teak timbers, Noroshi charred wood and intricate detailing create the perfect place to enjoy Nobu signatures like Black Miso Cod and Yellowtail Jalapeño, as well as exclusive Hawaii-inspired dishes like Spicy Lomi-Lomi Salmon with local Taro Chips, oven-roasted local Ama Ebi with Ginger Shiso Salsa and Ponzu, and Ribeye Umamiyaki with Ma’o Farms seasonal root vegetables and Nobu style sauces & toppings.
“Ward Village is at the heart of Honolulu's transformation, and it is the perfect place for Nobu,” said Chef Nobu Matsuhisa. “We look forward to bringing guests the Nobu signatures they have come to love along with some very special items that are only available at Nobu Honolulu using the best local ingredients.”
The new location at Ward Village also features a stunning private Teppan Room, one of the few Nobu Teppan Rooms around the world, as well as an expanded bar and lounge offering that dazzles guests’ palates with an exclusive tapas menu and island cocktails including the Market Margarita and Komomo Star.
“We are thrilled to welcome the culinary mastery of Nobu Honolulu to Ward Village,” said Todd Apo, Vice President of Community Development for The Howard Hughes Corporation. “This marks a memorable milestone as we transform this community into a world-renowned destination to live, shop, play and dine.”
Executive Chef Matt Raso, Executive Sushi Chef Yoshio Ono, and General Manager Yuka Hinoda Raso are at the helm of the new opening, bringing their winning team from Nobu’s Waikiki location to introduce a new generation of internationally-acclaimed cuisine and service to friends and fans in Honolulu.
Nobu Honolulu is located at 1118 Ala Moana Boulevard Suite 100 in Honolulu. Reservations are available at 808-237-6999.
About Nobu Restaurants
Nobu, the iconic Japanese restaurant that started as a request from legendary actor Robert De Niro to Chef Nobu Matsuhisa to bring his now-famed cuisine to New York in 1994, has expanded to include 32 restaurants around the world together with a stunning new collection of Nobu Hotels. Nobu continues to attract fans worldwide for its enduring atmosphere and continuous reinvention of genre-defining cuisine. Additional restaurant openings on the horizon include Nobu Houston, Nobu Newport Beach and Nobu Washington DC with planned hotels in London’s Shoreditch, Los Cabos, Riyadh and other thrilling destinations around the globe. Learn more at noburestaurants.com and follow @NobuWorldwide on Instagram and Twitter.
About Ward Village®
Developed by The Howard Hughes Corporation, Ward Village is a 60-acre master-planned community transforming the heart of Honolulu between downtown and Waikīkī. Along with its first residences, Waiea®, Ward Village includes three additional mixed-use residential towers – Anaha®, Aeʻo, and Ke Kilohana – that are now under construction and will continue to transform the popular shopping and dining district into a vibrant neighborhood offering exceptional residences with incredible island and ocean views and a carefully curated mix of retail experiences set among dynamic public open spaces and walkable streets.
Waiea includes 174 residences and will be home to internationally acclaimed restaurant Nobu Honolulu. Anaha, opening mid-2017, will include 317 residences and the first Merrimanʻs restaurant on O‘ahu. Aeʻo will complete construction in 2018; it will include 466 residences and O‘ahu’s flagship Whole Foods Market. Ke Kilohana is slated for completion in 2019, and the 424 home tower welcomes a flagship Longs Drugs to the neighborhood.
A fifth project, currently available for sale, is Gateway Towers on Ala Moana Boulevard that will bring the design of world-renowned architect Richard Meier to the Honolulu skyline.
The vision for Ward Village is consistent with the master plan approved by the Hawaiʻi Community Development Authority in 2009, which allows for up to 9.3 million square feet of mixed-use development, converting into more than 4,000 residences and over one million square feet of retail space.
About The Howard Hughes Corporation®
The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S. Our properties include master planned communities, operating properties, development opportunities and other unique assets spanning 16 states from New York to Hawai‘i. The Howard Hughes Corporation is traded on the New York Stock Exchange as HHC with major offices in New York, Columbia, MD, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas and Honolulu. For additional information about HHC, visit www.howardhughes.com or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
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