November Sweets at Nobu

Looking for a November nightcap?

I know what you’re thinking - November puts you in the mood for pumpkin pie & spice, and a sushi restaurant normally isn’t the place you’d go to get that. But for this month, only - Nobu West Hollywood is serving up a specially-made dessert that comes with a shot. Yes, the Japanese have pumpkins too! Peep below for the absolutely delicious dessert I tried last week:

Kabocha (Japanese pumpkin) creme, vanilla caramel, caramelized Kabocha seeds, topped with coconut/caramel ice cream

The shot:

Finlandia grapefruit vodka, spicy pumpkin puree, condensed milk and garnished with nutmeg.

The coconut/caramel ice cream was so delicious with the Kabocha creme and the crispy carmelized seeds gave it good crunch. But the best part is actually the shot (have a little sip with each bite you take), which finishes off the dessert in a whole other way. Yes, it’s made with grapefruit vodka so there’s a nice, refreshing base while giving you that autumn, savory creaminess you’ve come to expect from pumpkin pie.

Oh, I’m sorry - did you want bites to eat before dessert? Nobu is notorious for some seriously delicious tapas - hot and cold. It’s pretty easy to pop in and sit down in the lounge area so you don’t have to mess with the stress of a reservation. I myself like to play it by ear. ;)

Hot tapas:

Wagyu and foie gras gyozas (3 pc) $10 Scallop with jalapeño salsa (2 pc) $8 Miso black cod with butter lettuce (2 pc) $8 Uni tempura $10 Rock shrimp tempura with creamy spicy or butter ponzu sauce $7 “Fish ‘n Chips” Nobu style $8 Lamb anticucho $9 Squid pasta with light garlic sauce $9 Miso marinated grilled Black Tiger shrimp $9 Foie gras and crispy soba (2 pc) $9 Ginger panko encrusted scallops $10

Cold tapas:

Spicy taro chips with yellowfin tuna or scallop $10 Nobu style sashimi tacos with yellowfin tuna, lobster or crab (2 pc) $9 Yellowtail sashim with jalapeño $9 Whitefish sashimi with dried miso $9 Oysters with Nobu sauces (Ponzu, Nobu, Maui) $10 Lobster ceviche butter lettuce (2 pc) $12 Nobu new style sashimi - salmon, whitefish or scallop $8 Tiradito - whitefish, scallop or octopus $8 Kanpachi agua de chili $12

One thing’s for certain - I have my eye on the foie gras wagyu gyozas! I think I may just have to stop in - dessert’s just not enough.

Dessert available through November - $14

Hot and cold tapas available in lounge all day

Nobu 903 N. La Cienega Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90069 310.657.5711