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Time Out says

Renowned restaurateur Nobu Matsuhisa chose Melbourne for his 21st world location. There's a nightclub feel to this food mecca occupying three levels and featuring timber décor, mood lighting and linen-free tables.

Have a tipple on the ground floor first, then move upstairs to a table for luscious sushi and sashimi, baby tiger prawn tempura or beef tenderloin with wasabi salsa.

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Crown Entertainment Complex
8 Whiteman St
Nearby stations: Southern Cross; Flinders Street
Opening hours:
Mon-Thu noon-2.30pm & 6-10.30pm; Fri- Sat noon-3pm & 6-11pm; Sun noon-3pm & 6-10.30pm

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Petaluma x Nobu

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When you're looking for Japanese fine dining, it doesn't get much more luxe than Nobu. The internationally acclaimed restaurant chain, which started in New York in 1994, has become known as the go-to eatery for celebrities across the globe. Luckily for Melburnians, Nobu opened up on the Crown Riverwalk in 2015, and it's been delighting locals with its expansive and creative menu ever since. You can't really go wrong by booking in and trying whatever strikes your fancy as, despite its glamourous reputation, it's a restaurant that welcomes this sort of spontaneity. But if you want to make sure you're getting the best signature dishes that Nobu has to offer, do yourself a favour and book in for the limited Petaluma x Nobu dinner experience. Partnering with Petaluma, a leading Australian winery based in the Adelaide Hills, Nobu has put together a seven-course omakase menu with wine pairings handpicked by winemaker Ben Thoman for their delicacy and character.  For $170 per person (plus $60 for an optional wine pairing), you'll get a taste of the salmon tartare with caviar, wasabi and yuzu salad, fresh nigiri selection, beef tenderloin and truffle amazu with crispy onion, and of course, the famous black cod miso. The cod has been a signature on chef Nobu's menu since his stint in Alaska in 1977, and no trip to Nobu is complete without a serving of the buttery, succulent fish. To cap off your meal, dessert is a Japanese take on a cappucino, infused with whisky.  This exclusive dinin

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