Nobu to open at Crown’s Barangaroo development

Crown’s Barangaroo development will be home to Sydney’s first taste of international fine dining empire Nobu.

Founded in New York, with actor Robert De Niro an early backer, the luxury fine dining chain now spans five continents.

“Crown Sydney is an incredible location for me – set on one of the world’s most famous harbours,” chef-restaurateur Nobu Matsuhisa told The Daily Telegraph.

“To have that view to work with is incredible – it’s one of the most picturesque locations of any of my Nobus.

“For any city we open in, what matters to me the most is that my guests are happy. I know we’ve done what we set out to do when guests leave with a smile on their faces and come back for more.”

Matsuhisa confirmed signature dishes such as Black Miso Cod and Yellowtail Jalapeno will be on the menu with Australian produce also making its presence felt.

“We try to make sure each Nobu is unique but with common threads that ensure that no matter where you are in the world, you feel very much that you are at Nobu,” he said.

“In all of the cities we open in, we want to reflect that city, its produce, the local suppliers as well as the unique trends of that part of the world. Sydney will be no different.”

Crown chief operating officer Peter Crinis said the restaurant has a location in “most major global cities”.

“The food fits Sydney perfectly – it’s fresh, light and complex flavours will work incredibly well in a market that has long embraced Japanese food,” he said.

The Barangaroo complex will also house UK-based Michelin-star restaurateur Clare Smyth’s first Aussie restaurant when it opens its doors to the public in December.