Internationally renowned Chef Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa unveils 26,000 square foot enviable Nobu Doha, ushering in a new era of innovative dining.
Nobu Doha, the largest Nobu restaurant among its 32 locations worldwide, opened April 17 at the Four Seasons Hotel Doha in Qatar.
Located at the water’s edge along the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel’s private marina, the 26,000 square-foot Nobu Doha is the world’s largest in the brand’s portfolio. The tri-level architectural masterpiece showcases the very best in culinary experiences with exquisite cuisine inspired by the region and matched by panoramic views of the alluring Arabian Gulf. 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.
“We are thrilled to open Nobu Doha and offer our discerning guests and Doha residents alike an unrivalled culinary experience – from extraordinary cuisine to awe-inspiring art and design elements, this truly is much more than just sushi and sake.
The collaboration between Nobu and Four Seasons is a perfect fusion of two celebrated brands, both recognised globally for intuitive service and innovation, and I am extremely excited for the Hotel as we embark on this new hapter together and help redefine the culinary scene in Doha” said Rami Sayess, Regional Vice President and General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Doha.
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 recognised as “new-style Japanese” fare.
As a result, Nobu Doha’s menu is influenced by his extensive travels and international training, while also incorporating 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 recognised 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 signature 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.
“Nobu Doha provided us with an amazing and rare opportunity to re-envision a Nobu restaurant from the ground up..
The scale of this project allowed us to explore and experiment with materials in new and exciting ways. And the completion of our first freestanding Nobu restaurant represents a wonderful start to our third decade of collaboration with Chef Matsuhisa.” said David Rockwell, Founder and President, Rockwell Group.
In celebration of the restaurant’s debut at Four Seasons, the Hotel is offering a special Taste of Nobu experience package. The package includes:
- Accommodations in a Premier Room overlooking Nobu Doha and the famed Arabian Gulf, based on a two-night stay
- Exclusive Nobu Doha arrival amenity
- Omakase 10-course Chef’s Tasting Menu for two at Nobu Doha
- Daily breakfast for two
- Nobu Cookbook
- Package starts at USD 1,275 (QAR 4650)
Embark on an epicurean adventure this spring and discover where exquisite cuisine meets luxurious hospitality and culture at Four Seasons Hotel Doha. To learn more, or to reserve a getaway with the Taste of Nobu experience package, call +974 4494 8888 or book online.