Armani Nobu Milan

Armani Nobu Milan - Japanese restaurant in Milan

Last weekend my friends from Germany came to visit me in Lugano and kindly brought all my belongings with them in a moving van. We planned to stay two nights in Milan and have dinner at Nobu. Nobu is probably my favourite restaurant in the world,  I love Japanese food and in my opinion Nobu is the best.

Initially we planned to have dinner on Saturday night, but my friends arrived very late in Lugano and once all my belongings were inside the house and we drove to Milan, it was almost midnight. Instead, we went Sunday night and we were glad to get a table. It was Milan Fashion Week and Nobu is a Fashionista’s favourite.

Armani Nobu Milan - Japanese restaurant in Milan

In Italy, you can still smoke inside the restaurant and we had chosen to be seated upstairs, the non-smoking section, but regretted our choice when we saw the restaurant section downstairs with the bar. While they played cool music downstairs, it was rather quiet upstairs, but unfortunately downstairs was fully booked.

My friend Gina and her friend Katharina had never been to Nobu, so my friend Sabina and I chose to order all our favourite dishes to share. As typical starters, we ordered two portions of Edamame and three different kinds of New Style Sashimi: Scallops, Beef and Tuna. We also ordered the Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeno. It’s my favourite sashimi dish at Nobu. I chose Mojitos and a cocktail called Armani Red for drinks.

Armani Nobu Milan - Japanese restaurant in Milan

Armani Nobu Milan - Japanese restaurant in Milan

Probably my favourite dish at Nobu is the Black Cod with Miso. I order it every time I go to Nobu and if it wasn’t so expensive I would order two. We also ordered spicy yellowtail and tuna rolls, as well as pumpkin tempura.

Armani Nobu Milan - Japanese restaurant in Milan

While there is no mandatory service charge at Nobu in Milan, Italian restaurants usually charge a coperto, which literally means tableware. The coperto at Nobu is 5 (£3,90) € per person, so quite high compared to the usual amount between 1 and 2,50€ charged in Italy.

Armani Nobu Milan - Japanese restaurant in Milan

Armani Nobu Milan - Japanese restaurant in Milan
Armani Nobu Milan - Japanese restaurant in Milan

Armani Nobu Milan - Japanese restaurant in Milan

Nobu Milan opened in 2000 at the Emporio Armani Store overlooking the peaceful and prestigious neighborhood of Via Pisoni I. The interior is sophisticated and combines the Armani style with traditional Japanese design. I have been to a few Nobus in the world and this is my favourite Nobu interior design with Nobu Berkeley coming second.

Armani Nobu Milan - Japanese restaurant in Milan

We had a wonderful time at the Armani Nobu in Milan and I can’t wait to return soon. Dining at Nobu comes at a price, we paid 370€ (£286)  for the four of us but it’s worth every penny of it. I

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