Los Angeles, CA 90069
Parking: $8 Valet or Metered Street Parking w/ 2 hr. limit
Drink Deals: $5 cocktails
Food Deals: $8-12 sushi & seafood bites
I’m always a bit skeptical when checking out a happy hour that falls under Places for Sugar Daddy to Take You. Do I need to be on The List? Will my server be rude because they are bitter about aspiring Hollywood Dreams? Is there really a happy hour there???
Despite my reservations, I went to Nobu’s happy hour anyway. I needed to meet up at a West Hollywood happy hour that worked well with my & my friend, Derek’s production schedules, and the 8pm end time was perfect. I was also impressed that a fancy establishment had a daily happy hour!
We give good smize.
Happy Hour takes place at the bar and in the very large lounge areas. The lounge area was so spacious that there was plenty of room for me, Derek, and his production friends that he introduced to The Happy Hour Tour movement.
There are 3 cocktails featured on the happy hour menu for $5. Whenever I check out a new place, I always try the specialty cocktails over my go-to glass of wine (that is, if they have a specialty cocktail that stands out from other other happy hours!), so I ordered the Champagne & Berries cocktail. The cocktail came served in a martini glass as opposed to a flute, with champagne mixed with berry juice. Due the red color, I was worried that the drink may be too sweet, but it actually had a nice crisp finish, so much so that I ordered it again. Unfortunately, the happy hour menu did not feature any beer or wines on my visit. However, the happy hour menu on the Nobu site does. Go figure. Without happy hour, a glass of wine may run you $10-18… and an $18 glass of wine is not something we support at the Happy Hour Tour headquarters.
I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of food offered for happy hour. When ordering food, it’s best to ask a lot of questions due to the fancy food descriptions and luckily, the servers are happy to answer them. I settled on the Nobu Style Sashimi Tacos with Tuna ($8) and the Salmon & Avocado roll ($8). The food is served tapas style so some plates may be smaller than expected if you don’t inquire first. I wasn’t crazy about the prices, but I was well aware of where I was. Plus, once I got well into my food, I had to hand it to Nobu, it was well worth it. I’m not sure when the last time I had sushi so good. Seriously.
Nobu Style Sashimi Tacos with Tuna ($8)
I would definitely return to Nobu for happy hour, but due to my budget for lattes, shoes, & magazines, it may not be any time soon. However, I would love to treat myself to a dinner at Nobu sooner than later!
Rating: 3 Martinis