Let me begin by telling you a little bit about myself and my passion for food…

I was raised in the South and therefore, know about the beauty of truly wonderful barbeque, the brilliance of fried foods such as fried okra, fried green tomatoes, and most definitely fried chicken and chicken fried steak that almost make you want to scream aloud, “SCREW THIS WHOLE BEING THIN THING!”

Oh, but that was just the beginning. Once I moved to New York, I realized that I absolutely LOVED all things food. Given the choice between sex or food at an amazing restaurant I may very well choose food.  Ok, not really. Well, depends on the restaurant…

That leads me into my first restaurant. Nobu 57.  Another fun fact about me is that when I go to a restaurant I am going SOLELY for the food. I don’t care if it’s a “good scene” or if Leonardo Dicaprio will be at the table next to me.  Don’t get me wrong… I enjoy some good eye candy while I’m eating, but I prefer a good meal to a good view any day of the week. So, whenever I go to Nobu, I forego on reservations and just walk in and sit at the bar. At Nobu 57 you happen to get both good food and good eye candy at the bar because the bartenders are super cute. Not only are they cute, but they’re even helpful.  Here you can order from the full menu and have the bartender make you drinks based on your taste preferences.  I am now a huge fan of the Lychee Martini.  Who am I kidding? I’m a fan of just about all their drinks. Maybe I’m just a fan of all drinks? No…no…Just all THEIR drinks.

Now for the best part! The food! These are two items that I ALWAYS order: The yellowtail sashimi with jalapeno and the washu beef. Both literally melt in your mouth. This is one of those times where I would VERY likely choose food over sex. I also strongly recommend the fluke sashimi with dried red miso and yuzu sauce, the squid “pasta” with light garlic sauce, and the black cod with miso.



black cod

If you’re looking for a good roll, then DEFINITELY go for the house roll – hands down the freshest fish I’ve ever had.  If you’ve ever had not so fresh fish, then we all know the definite importance of very fresh fish….in ALL aspects. You may or may not have to delve into your inner pervert to get that one.

The bad parts:

1. Running into someone you dated back in highschool that has multiple piercings in, errr, odd places. Seriously, how does that happen?!?

2.  Having people hover over you while you eat if it’s really crowded.

3. Having to listen to some of the pretentious people’s conversations sitting next to you – you really just want to ask them to please stop and reevaluate their lives.

All in all WhyDon’tYouEatMe gives Nobu57 5 out of 5 Mouths because it rocks our world and will most definitely rock yours as well.

5 mouths

See you next Munchin’ Monday!



**WhyDon’tYouEatMe bases its mouth scale solely on food quality and taste ranging from one mouth (meaning you probably would have rather eaten road kill) to five mouths (meaning you saw God while eating this food).