Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Haul In Your Fresh Catch for the Ultimate Indulgence at the Nobu Weekend Brunch

With so many buffet options in the metro, even weekend brunches can be a tough decision. But one brunch buffet dining option changes the usual narrative with its luxurious take on Japanese-Peruvian cuisine and the day's freshest catch. Succulent lobsters, plump mussels and fresh Irish Gallagher oysters on the half shell are just some of the premium offerings at the Nobu Weekend Brunch at Nobu Restaurant. Ready to grab a plate for your fresh haul of the day's freshest catch? 

Buffet dining remains a popular dining option showcasing both variety and value in an all-you-can-eat format and it's really no surprise that it's high up on everyone's list. But the popularity of many buffets driven largely by its focus on quantity really does little to differentiate one from the other. That may be good for most paying customers who welcome more bang for the buck resulting in huge crowds making what should be a relaxing weekend buffet dining experience just a little bit more stressful. Not the Nobu Weekend Brunch at Nobu Hotel Manila in City of Dreams Manila

With an impressive array of its innovative new style cuisine by world-renowned Chef Nobuyuki "Nobu" Matsuhisa and his elegant renditions of Japanese-Peruvian flavors on the buffet spread, the Nobu Weekend Brunch offers an elevated brunch buffet dining experience you can enjoy at your own leisurely pace. And yes, all the seafood you want. And when the sumptuous selection includes premium fresh Irish Gallagher oysters on both Saturdays and Sundays, you can count me in. 

Located at Level 1 of the Nobu North Tower at Nobu Hotel Manila in the massive integrated resort complex of City of Dreams Manila, you're just a few steps away from buffet dining transformed with the elegant touch of Master Chef Nobuyuki "Nobu" Matsuhisa at the hotel and restaurant that bears his name. Previously offered only on Sundays, the expansion of the brunch buffet to include Saturdays now means you can pick your weekend date for even more options. And more of the Irish Gallagher oysters. 

Inside Nobu Restaurant, the elegant space is illuminated with a warm glow setting the mood for a sumptuous and memorable weekend brunch buffet dining experience with its lavish spread that first feeds the eyes before the palate in true Nobu style. 

Nobu Restaurant boasts of several stations offering an exquisite selection of Japanese-Peruvian cuisine from the Chilled Oyster Seafood Bar with the day's fresh catch of crabs, lobsters, prawns, shrimps, mussels and yes, Irish Gallagher oysters to the fresh Salad Bar, the Premium Nobu Sushi and Sashimi Bar, Savory Hot Dishes and Soup Bar, a Kushiyaki Station and Teppan Carving Station to cover all the bases for the ultimate weekend brunch indulgence. Plus, dishes from the A La Carte menu can also be ordered like the Nobu Style Sashimi Trio, Shrimp and Vegetable Tempura and six selections for Hot Dishes of the Week so you don't miss out on anything. 

The focus on new style cuisine is deliberate, it's the signature of Chef Nobu presented in all its glory at the Nobu Weekend Brunch. For some, the specific cuisine and the compact yet elegant space may seem just a bit limited compared to the usual buffet. Yet one quick glance and a short walk through to the different stations at Nobu Restaurant settles the score, changing and redefining how we view and experience buffet dining. And this is what sets the Nobu Weekend Brunch of Nobu Restaurant apart from the rest. This, plus Irish Gallagher oysters too. 

But first, pick up a few appetizers from the main counter like the Nobu Style Kinilaw for a refreshing and inventive take on a local classic...

...followed by an array of exquisite Nigiri creations like Salmon...

...succulent Ebi or Shrimp Nigiri...

and lightly torched Yellowtail Nigiri. Intricately handmade, each Nigiri brings fresh and clean, pure and uncluttered notes to the palate. Freshness is flavor, and Nobu Restaurant lets you explore real flavors in a variety of offerings from the first set of tempting starters. 

Then, there's the wide selection of hand-rolled Maki from Bigeye Tuna to Salmon Avocado, Salmon Skin, Spicy Tuna...

...California, Yellowtail JalapeƱo and Vegetable Maki and many more, each one masterfully prepared in the new style cuisine of Master Chef Nobu at the Nobu Weekend Brunch

And don't pass up on the savory Inari creations like the Spicy Seafood Stuffed Inari and the Salmon Skin Stuffed Inari for a delectable play on textural contrasts and flavorful richness. 

The culinary team at Nobu Restaurant gets creative with the playfully inventive Tuna Sisig Sushi Cup to add to your first round picks. It's the little gems like these that sets the Nobu Weekend Brunch apart from the usual buffet options. 

Grab a second plate for one more pass...

...before getting down to serious business with a half-dozen plus one of the Irish Gallagher oysters on a half shell. A fresh squeeze of lemon, a dab of cocktail sauce or vinegar and your weekend brunch becomes complete. Imported oysters from cold frigid waters are sweeter with deeper and fuller flavors finished by just a hint of briny notes, and you can have as much as you want at the Nobu Weekend Brunch

Sushi, maki, nigiri, sashimi and other Nobu creations are the perfect tasty bites to start a sumptuous weekend brunch. The freshness and quality of the ingredients are topnotch delivering pure and clean flavors. At Nobu Restaurant, you'll find both traditional and familiar renditions as well as the signature new style cuisine Chef Nobuyuki "Nobu" Matsuhisa is known for in a lavish buffet format. 

In between bites, enjoy a bowl of salad from the Salad Bar. At Nobu Restaurant, the salads are inspired by Asian flavors and ingredients recreated with the culinary flair of Chef Nobuyuki "Nobu" Matsuhisa. That day, the salad spread included tempting options like the Tomato Matsuhisa Salad, Asian Slaw with Goma Dressing, Green Papaya Salad with Spicy Shallots and the Assorted Kelp Salad

At the Kushiyaki Station, a wide variety of skewered meats, vegetables and seafood fresh off the grill reveals yet another layer in Nobu Restaurant's colorful tapestry of tempting savory offerings. From Beef, Chicken, Pork and Mushrooms...

...and seafood like cubes of Salmon with skin, the Kushiyaki Station is one more flavorful stop you just can't pass up. Your savory selection of assorted skewers are fired up and prepared a la minute so you get to enjoy it fresh and hot from the grill. 

And there's more. At the Teppan Carving Station, your savory slice awaits. The Nobu Weekend Brunch also has something to offer to carnivores too. Crispy Pork Belly or US Prime Ribeye?

The Crispy Pork Belly with tender and juicy pork under a layer of delicately crisp crackling offers contrasting yet delectably familiar and comforting textures and flavors. 

Perfectly roasted, you can almost hear the crunch. Nobu Restaurant offers a selection of sauces for the Crispy Pork Belly as well as sides including Japanese style fried rice and roasted vegetables. 

Enjoy slabs of crisp crackling and juicy pork over a mound of Japanese fried rice slathered in Nobu Restaurant's very own Lechon Sauce and come back for seconds...

If it's beef you want, Nobu Restaurant has you covered with a massive slab of US Prime Ribeye ready for carving. Fork-tender and juicy, a side of fresh roasted vegetables and sauces completes the dish. 

It's just not a complete buffet dining experience without Tempura, right? 

At the Nobu Weekend Brunch, enjoy an order of Tempura prepared fresh and a la minute and served at its flavorful peak. You won't find this popular and beloved Japanese staple under hot lamps. Chef Nobu just won't have it any other way. And one bite immediately tells you why. That light crispness and burst of succulent briny notes with each bite drapes the palate with an indulgent savory richness. As you go for another piece, that same crisp texture and succulent flavors treats your palate bite after bite after bite. 

Did you say more seafood? Have your seafood the way you like it at the Nobu Weekend Brunch. Mussels in lemon butter, shrimps in butter, crabs in chili garlic...

...or lobsters baked in cheese, Nobu Restaurant's fresh haul of the day's freshest catch offers countless possibilities. Tender yet firm to the bite, the whole tail comes clean off the shell with clean and rich flavors indicating freshness. The A La Carte menu covers all the bases. If you don't find what you want on the buffet spread, you'll definitely find on the A La Carte menu. 

Wash it all down with Nobu Restaurant's refreshing non-alcoholic beverages like the Virgin Mojito or the Cucumber Lemonade and you're ready for another round at the buffet. 

Or better yet, one more round at the Chilled Oyster Seafood Bar with another half-dozen Irish Gallagher oysters. It's not very often you find premium imported oysters in a brunch buffet, and this is just one of the many distinctive features that raises the bar for buffet dining at the Nobu Weekend Brunch

How to cap your satisfying weekend brunch? A sweet note makes the perfect ending and Nobu Restaurant has all the decadent elements to make it right. 

From intricate cakes and pastries to homemade ice cream and seasonal fresh fruits, simply pick your indulgence. 

In the competitive clutter of local buffet dining options, the Nobu Weekend Brunch stands out with its unique Japanese-Peruvian new style cuisine by Chef Nobuyuki "Nobu" Matsuhisa. And of course, all the Irish Gallagher oysters you want. And carnivores are welcome too with the savory offerings at the Teppan Carving Station for your meat fix. 

The delicate balance of value for money, variety of quality offerings, exquisite and masterful renditions and the need for differentiation come together seamlessly at the Nobu Weekend Brunch. It's also a welcome change that's much more intimate than the usual buffet dining experience. 

Ready to haul in your fresh catch of the day for weekend brunch? The Nobu Weekend Brunch at Nobu Restaurant is priced at P 3,499 per person, and that includes all the premium fresh Irish Gallagher oysters you want and then some. Only at Nobu Restaurant

Nobu Restaurant is located at Level 1, Nobu North Tower, Nobu Hotel Manila, City of Dreams Manila, Aseana Avenue, ParaƱaque City, Metro Manila. You can also visit their FB Page at and IG Feed at for more information and updates or call 02 8800 8080 for reservations. 

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