Four Seasons Hotel Doha has announced – in partnership with acclaimed Chef Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa – the highly anticipated debut of Nobu Doha, which opens on April 17th, 2015.
Located at the water’s edge along the Hotel’s private marina, Nobu Doha showcases Chef Matsuhisa’s innovative signature new-style Japanese cuisine, complemented by an equally imaginative setting in the 26,000 square foot contemporary restaurant.
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,” says Rami Sayess, regional vice president and general manager of Four Seasons Hotel Doha.
“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 chapter together and help redefine the culinary scene in Doha.”
“I’m very excited to finally open our second Nobu in the Middle East,” says Chef Nobu Matsuhisa. “It is an honour for me to be able to share my food and culture with different people around the world. I look forward to new challenges and adventures with the opening of Nobu Doha.”
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.