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Nobu Restaurant Finally Opening This Week In The West Loop

The luxury Chicago hotel and its signature Japanese-Peruvian restaurant was more than six years in the making.

After numerous delays, Nobu restaurant is finally set to make its debut this week in West Loop.
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WEST LOOP — After numerous delays, the long-awaited Nobu restaurant is finally set to open this week in the West Loop.

The luxury hotel will open the signature restaurant at 854 W. Randolph St. on Thursday — the same day the city is relaxing its coronavirus restrictions for restaurants.

The restaurant, focused on Japanese cuisine with Peruvian influences, includes a lounge, dining room, 28-foot sushi bar and two private dining rooms. See the full menu here.

As part of Thursday’s opening, the Nobu Hospitality group will also debut a 40-foot indoor tranquility pool, a fitness facility and meeting rooms for corporate and social events.

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The restaurant opening comes three months after the hotel opened, bringing 115 new hotel rooms and a rooftop lounge to the West Loop.

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The long-awaited Nobu Hotel makes its West Loop debut Wednesday morning.

Film star Robert De Niro, chef Nobu Matsuhisa and film producer Meir Teper founded the hotel and restaurant chain. Its opening in Chicago more than six years in the making — plans for the hotel were first announced in April 2014. 

The project held a ceremonial groundbreaking with DeNiro in June 2016, but work didn’t start until months later. In December 2017, construction on the project was halted after M Development sought a $52.5 million loan to complete the project, according to a report by Crain’s.

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The long-awaited Nobu Hotel opened earlier this summer.

West Loop is also home to the Ace Hotel, Soho House and the Hoxton Hotel.  In December, the Standard Hotel received key city approval in the neighborhood. 

Nobu will be open for dinner from 5-10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday and 5-11 p.m. Friday to Saturday. The restaurant is also open for lunch from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Friday to Sunday.

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