$200 Dubai Tasting Menu at Nobu. 🇦🇪

One of my favourite experiences of staying at Atlantis in the Bahamas was dinner at Nobu. Staying in Atlantis in Dubai I decided to recreate the experience, except rather than with a group of friends, I took you guys!

Nobu is a Japanese-Peruvian fusion restaurant chain started by a guy called Nobu who had a hit independent restaurant in Beverley Hills that was popular with celebrities and then expanded into different cities by partnering with Robert De Niro.

As you can imagine, it's not cheap place to eat but I feel like it's worth treating yourself to a meal in a place like this every so often, especially when you're staying somewhere like Atlantis, it's all part of the experience.

I was the first one to enter the restaurant when they opened at 6 pm. I don't usually eat dinner this early but as I planned to vlog the experience I thought I would make life easier on myself. A quiet restaurant with fewer other diners is less embarrassing to vlog in and knowing how bad the GoPro is in low light, I planned to make full use of Dubai's last hour of daylight. Sunset right now is around 7 pm.

I was welcomed into the restaurant with a shout of "Irasshaimase!", which you will hear when you enter most Japanese restaurants, a greeting to welcome you and alert the other staff that there's a new guest has entered.

As part of the precautions relating to the 'rona there were no physical menus on the table but instead a card with QR codes on it. I wasn't prepared for that. I never use QR codes for anything and my phone wasn't set up for it. Thankfully, the waitress seeing my frustration made life easier by giving me an actual physical menu which is disposable.

I've since figured out how to get QR codes working on my phone but I would still rather have a physical menu to look at in these restaurants. I think having to pull your phone out and zoom in and out on your screen takes away from the dining experience.

At Nobu in the Bahamas I had tried the Omakase. Omakase is Japanese for "entrust" or "I'll leave it up to you" and is the name they give to the Chef's tasting menu, six courses of Nobu's most popular dishes.

At Nobu Dubai they have a special Dubai tasting menu with dishes that are popular or were invented in the Dubai location, with some more premium dishes including Wagyu Beef. That's what I went for but customised for me with the famous Black Cod Miso from the signature Nobu tasting menu replacing the Chilean Sea Bass on the Dubai one.

00:00 Nobu Dubai
08:11 Course 1 – Nori Taco Caviar
09:32 Course 2 – Chutoro Sashimi
13:43 Course 3 – Sushi Platter
19:48 Course 4 – Crispy Shiitake Salad
22:26 Course 5 – Black Cod Miso
26:57 Course 6 – Wagyu Beef Yakiniku Flambé
32:27 Course 7 – Pinky Pavlova

From those 7 courses my favourite was the Black Cod Miso again. I can't describe how delicious it is so you must try it for yourself at least once in your life.

My 2nd favourite was the Crispy Shiitake Salad. I wouldn't have imagined a mushroom salad could taste so good. It's a dish that was invited by the head chef of the Dubai restaurant and is made from flash-fried shiitake mushrooms and covered in truffle oil. The texture is like eating very thin nachos and has a very intense savoury flavour.

The total bill would have been 750 AED (just over $200) but I took advantage of a current promotion to knock 30% off that. Basically everywhere has such promotions right now as business try to entice customers back after the lockdowns so this is a great time to indulge.

I'm not sure if I'd attempt to vlog in such a place again. This kind of restaurant always has low light and play copyrighted music so it's a bit of a challenge. I did my best to edit out most of the music but as for the low light, it made for some terrible footage but hey, amateur vloggers gonna vlog amateurishly.

A professional vlogger would have brought an LED light and diffuser but who wants to sit and eat dinner in a fancy restaurant with a spotlight on them? I prefer to vlog as discreetly as I can for a number of reasons and refuse to even attach a shotgun mic to my low profile GoPro.

The perfect solution for me vlogging in fancy Dubai restaurants it seems would be to do it during Ramadan when no music is being played and do it at lunchtime rather than dinner. I'll bear that in mind for the future.

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Comments

  • I genuinely love watching your videos, makes me feel like I’m travelling with a friend instead of being locked in my room. 😂

    TheRealBasic August 11, 2020 3:36 pm Reply
    • That’s what I’m trying to do bro. Glad you like it.

      Dale Philip August 11, 2020 4:04 pm Reply
    • @Dale Philip hi dale

      Josh Boss66 August 11, 2020 4:40 pm Reply
    • That’s exactly what I feel too everytime I watch Dale’s vlog..

      Susi Fitria January 20, 2021 8:54 am Reply
  • Just discovered your channel a few days ago, and have literally binge watched your entire India series! Love your content, especially cause it’s not overly edited!

    sgdons August 11, 2020 3:46 pm Reply
    • Best series is the Indonesian one in my opinion mate!

      nilelg5 August 11, 2020 6:54 pm Reply
    • Welcome to the club!

      K B August 11, 2020 8:42 pm Reply
    • @nilelg5 what the spesific best series? in jakarta or toba lake?

      Aldan Firdaus August 12, 2020 5:17 am Reply
    • @Aldan Firdaus Toba Lake gives that authentic Dale Philip’s backpacker in nature vibe. But I do also recommend the Jakarta’s Theme Park video.

      Kisah Internet August 12, 2020 8:06 am Reply
    • @sgdons Yes, the same haopend with me too.. I was watching all his videos without 2x mode, which I never often do

      Vignesh N August 16, 2020 6:22 pm Reply
  • i like how friendly and diverse that staff was, my man getting that Nobu service.

    VIVEK August 11, 2020 3:54 pm Reply
    • Yea, i like the staff too
      Very friendly

      Baraka Keeram August 11, 2020 6:22 pm Reply
    • @Will Jacobs Atleast they are getting paid somehow. Unlike the enslaved people from elsewhere that is paid basically nothing just to build their towers.

      MxxiineZZZ August 12, 2020 10:42 am Reply
    • @MxxiineZZZ where are you getting this info from lmao. people read one thing in the comments somewhere then immediately believe it without needing a source. you’re pathetic

      packrunnr May 8, 2021 1:43 pm Reply
  • Man your vlogs are the bees knees. Love the long format content, you really get a sense of the place and the people and your commentary’s not too bad to boot. Keep ‘em coming dale. Right on ya mate.

    Pradeep Gopal August 11, 2020 4:13 pm Reply
  • One of your best statement, that you are the only Scotsman, who does not drink alcohol. Keep it up Dale, I like your vlogging of humbleness and honesty.

    Soumyadeep Bhattacharjee August 11, 2020 4:16 pm Reply
    • Totally agreed .

      Momtaj K August 12, 2020 7:37 am Reply
    • True.. Best vlogs.. nice person dale is

      Mad Lad August 12, 2020 9:39 am Reply
  • 37 minute food vlog of a single meal! You give Mark Wiens a bloody good run for his money! Looking forward to more.

    Nath Gunawardena August 11, 2020 4:43 pm Reply
  • That looked absolutely delicious!

    Rina Josscy August 11, 2020 4:45 pm Reply
    • haha, dimana² muncul nih kak Rina

      S S September 17, 2020 6:46 am Reply
    • Enakan makanan dubai apa makanan Belanda? Xixixi

      Yulidar Havidz Mirza September 25, 2020 8:54 pm Reply
    • Teh rina nonton juga😂😂😂😂😂

      Shouriuso Al January 28, 2021 12:42 am Reply
    • @Yulidar Havidz Mirza tergantung yang masak dan bumbunya

      Shouriuso Al January 28, 2021 12:42 am Reply
    • Eh ada teh Rina

      FZN GAMERZ_283 March 23, 2021 9:50 am Reply
  • Dale you would be the perfect guest for dinner- I just love the appreciation you show for good food.

    Lori Thompson August 11, 2020 5:31 pm Reply
  • Dale struggling with the QR code is one of the most boomer things I have ever witnessed 😂😂. Love from india

    Shivashish Roy August 11, 2020 5:44 pm Reply
    • yes. raw meat. but thinly sliced

      tanim মিনহাজ February 24, 2021 6:33 pm Reply
    • Only children call people boomers.

      Tens March 1, 2021 8:47 pm Reply
    • I’m 20 and I still don’t know how to use them because we don’t have them around here.

      Cpt Cap July 1, 2021 7:53 pm Reply
    • @Zeke Whiak these bizznatches don’t understand. Just repeat what they read on Facebook.

      Chris Wright July 8, 2021 11:33 am Reply
    • Keep doing what your doing and watch within the year. Excellent videos and laugh 😂 🚀🥳

      DD August 3, 2021 8:48 pm Reply
  • Definitely going to try “black cod miso nobu” once in a lifetime ! Thanks Dale for sharing the experience. Happy Vlogging !

    Aniket Bhowmick August 11, 2020 6:13 pm Reply
  • Dale is one of the YouTuber’s actually getting me through lockdown 👍

    Rory McCamley August 11, 2020 7:23 pm Reply
  • Friendly staffs and amazing service. Filipino people are well known for their hard work and their friendly hospitality. A bit on the expensive side but like Dale say at least one should experience once in a life time. Will definitely try this restaurant when I go to Dubai next year. Thanks Dale for sharing! Stay safe and healthy! Cheers!

    J P Nicholls August 11, 2020 7:40 pm Reply
  • Dale’s comment about the black cod was hilarious, “an orgasm in every bite.” LOL!

    Robert Valentine August 11, 2020 8:02 pm Reply
  • Very nice staff and great video again Dale, the past 2 months or so i think you have taken it to a new level.

    Tee August 11, 2020 9:14 pm Reply
  • That’s the best meal I’ve ever watched someone else eat. The cod, the beef, and the sushi looked incredible!

    Paul Conrad August 12, 2020 2:41 am Reply
  • Dale : where are you from?
    Workers : *tells where he’s from*
    Dale : I’ve been there.

    Dammit man, it’s look like you have visited every country in the world.. 🤣🤣

    Bayu A.I August 22, 2020 12:00 pm Reply
    • i want to see his passport and the visa stamps.

      Rohan Poddar December 22, 2020 9:50 am Reply
    • workers : Vegas

      Dale was a pro poker player dude lmao, that was unexpected for me 😂

      CeeJay 88 January 25, 2021 3:59 am Reply
    • Hes the David Attenborough of hotels and holiday destinations 😂

      kurluk04 April 7, 2021 11:11 am Reply
  • Love your vlogs man keep em coming

    Matt Sowards March 5, 2021 8:33 am Reply
  • Dale : where are you from
    Employee : MARS
    Dale : ohh i have been there its very nicee

    Farazs_1410 April 17, 2021 5:31 pm Reply
  • Nice!

    Rahul Pable July 17, 2021 8:03 pm Reply
  • Mr. Philip, at one stage I really did think that I would need (to be crass) to clean my iPad from the inside. I very much enjoyed watching you eat “sex on a plate.” It is so good to see someone that understands that food is not just a source for nutrition or staying alive, but for heavenly pursuits as well.

    David James-Maddaford July 24, 2021 7:48 pm Reply

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