Five O'Clock Dallas!

Published August 14, 2010 by f l

Nobu Dallas, the renowned restaurant and sushi bar of Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, has been tucked inside the Crescent Hotel since 2005. And while Nobu has expanded to select cities around the world since the first restaurant opened in New York City in 1994, its pricey, high-end food has remained unattainable to many diners. But thanks to a couple of great happy hours, including the recently instated Nobu Night from 5:00pm to 10:00pm on Wednesdays, diners on a budget can enjoy discounted food and drinks at Nobu. Nobu Night offers several specials including $6 select appetizers, such as Wagyu and Foie Gras Potstickers, Rock Shrimp Tempura dressed up by a creamy, spicy sauce and melt-in-your-mouth Black Cod wrapped in Butter Lettuce. Drink specials include $4 beers and $7 signature cocktails, ranging from a Lychee Martini (vodka, lychee juice, lime juice) to the Gineer, which mixes gin, ginger ale, fresh lime juice and bitters. The scene at Nobu Dallas is just that, a scene, complete with backless, comfort-be-damned lounge seating, an onyx sushi bar and floral designs cut into brushed metal. But its chic styling is tempered by warm wood tones and birch tree dividers separating the bar from the restaurant. According to Nobu's general manager, Wednesday's Nobu Night--along with the already-instituted all-night happy hour on Thursdays--is meant to remind Dallas residents that, hidden inside the Crescent Hotel, is one of the best restaurants in Dallas. By luring patrons with heavily discounted food and drinks, Nobu hopes to reinvigorate its current customer base while attracting new clientele. In addition to its all-night Wednesday and Thursday happy hours, Nobu offers a daily happy hour from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. To take advantage of all happy hour specials, find a seat in the lounge, as the food and drink specials do not apply to restaurant diners. Nobu Dallas is located at 400 Crescent Court in the Uptown Arts District.