I'll Have The Hubris Sashimi

Raw, sliced thin, and artfully arranged on a large platter, studded with fresh jalapeno.

cf. Richie Notar, the manager of soon-to-open Nobu 57, who long ago left his sense of humor in Queens:

"I think a lot of the wealthier people will be popping in: ladies who lunch, power tables with businessmen, tourists walking through New York, the bluebloods, the ladies who're shopping at Bergdorf, Cond Nast "


Is Nobu fretting over the competition [from another 2-story "event-style" Japanese restaurant in the building, Benihana]? Do you think we're in the same league? Mr. Notar asked. I don't think it's even worthy of a mention. They don't have hibachi tables; they have teppanyaki tables. That's like a Hyundai of a carit'll be there to get you from A to B, but it's not a Porsche. That's what everyone does. Look at the Chrysler next to the Bentley. It is what it is.

As Goes deNiro...Nobu North [warning: expiring link at observer.com]

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