Mandarin Oriental, Munich will introduce the award-winning cuisine of internationally celebrated Chef Nobuyuki (Nobu) Matsuhisa to Germany when Matsuhisa, Munich opens in the hotel in late November. Destined to become the country’s chicest culinary hotspot, the restaurant will follow the same successful format as the original Matsuhisa in Beverly Hills as well as the chef’s five other exclusive outposts around the world.
Offering Nobu Matsuhisa’s renowned ‘New Style Japanese-Peruvian’ cuisine, the menu will feature signature dishes such as the legendary Black Cod and Yellowfin Tuna Sashimi with Jalapeños, alongside Grilled Lamb, cooked over Tealeaves, with Peruvian Anticucho Sauce, as well as traditionally prepared Sushi.
Matsuhisa, Munich is being designed by Amsterdam-based FG stijl and its stylish interiors will reflect Nobu’s Japanese origins. The luxurious and timeless decor will provide a warm and inviting atmosphere in brown and gold, using natural materials including stone, leather and wood.
Matsuhisa, Munich will accommodate 95 guests and will also feature a semi-private dining space for up to 10 people. Here guests can experience the essence of Nobu’s cuisine with ‘omakase’; an innovative multi-course menu selected by the Chef on the day to surprise and delight guests. Furthermore, the restaurant will feature an exclusive eight-seat live cooking counter where the chef will prepare Nobu’s famous Japanese-Peruvian dishes directly for guests.
To complement the new restaurant, Mandarin Oriental, Munich will launch TheBar31, featuring a rounded stone bar with an oversized freestanding champagne cooler as its centrepiece. Elegantly designed with moss, bronze and petrol blue interiors, the bar will exude a sophisticated atmosphere that evolves from relaxed to vibrant as evening approaches.
Exotic cocktails made by head mixologist and bar manager, Doreen Philipp, will be served alongside delicious bar snacks, including signature Matsuhisa dishes.
“We are delighted to partner with Nobu Matsuhisa on this very exciting new venture and to introduce this unique brand to the city of Munich and Germany. Nobu brings with him the highest level of culinary expertise and we are confident this will enhance the restaurant scene in not just Munich, but in the country”, said Wolfgang Greiner, General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Munich.
”Mandarin Oriental is committed to excellence and innovation in our dining experiences and we are thrilled to be welcoming Nobu to our growing family of celebrity chefs, including Heston Blumenthal, Pierre Gagnaire and Daniel Boulud. His exclusive Matsuhisa concept perfectly harmonises with our Group’s oriental heritage,” stated David Nicholls, Corporate Director of Food & Beverage at Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.
“Munich is a beautiful and exciting international city, full of energy and life. I am very pleased to partner with Mandarin Oriental and introduce my food to the city of Munich. We will work closely with the hotel to make sure we reach and exceed our guest expectations, creating a restaurant that will become an institution for the city like many of our restaurants around the globe” commented Nobuyuki Matsuhisa on the upcoming opening.
Matsuhisa Munich will be open daily from 12.00 to 14.30, and 19.00 to 23.00. It offers seating for 95 guests, including eight at the Sushi counter.
The Bar31 will be open daily from 12.00 to 1.00 (until 2.00 on Fridays and Saturdays).