It was a Saturday afternoon after a morning of Pilates followed by procrastination, and I was in need of a snack. I craved the sort of snack that could double as a quick, reasonably priced lunch. As with most things, however, you risk quality in favor of expediency and price.
Nobu in West Hollywood may be the epitome of La Cienega swank, but one good thing about them is that they have happy hour every day. Make no mistake – these aren’t dive bar prices, but this isn’t dive bar food, either. Nobu’s imaginative bites do well to accompany you and titillate your taste buds while you take in (and exude) all the glamour in their lounge area.
Marcus Voglrieder recently updated their cocktail menu to match the warmer temperatures and while washing down your Wagyu Foie Gras Gyozas, Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeno and Ginger Panko Encrusted Scallops. The original Happy Hour bites menu is still available, as is their $40 Omakase option.
During happy hour, the following drinks are $9:
Matsuhisa Martini 14 Akvinta Vodka, Hokusetsu Sake, Ginger & garnished with Cucumbers
Spicy Acai Martini 14 Veev Acai Spirit, Acai, Passion Fruit & Serrano Peppers
Bellini Martini 14 Akvinta Vodka, CrÃ¨me de Peche & White Peach puree
PiÃ±a Martini 14 Pineapple Vodka, Fresh Pineapple & Fresh Lime
Lychee & Elderflower Martini 14 Marani Vodka, St. Germain Liquor & Lychee Juice
Pink Canton 14 Right Gin, Canton Ginger Liqueur, St Germain & Pink Grapefruit juice
Spring Punch 15 Fresh Raspberries, Stoli Raspberry, Cassis & Champagne
Cucumber Martini 14 Finlandia Grapefruit, Fresh Cucumber & Fresh Lemon Juice
Champagne 95 14 Grand Marnier Liquor, CrÃ¨me de Peche, Pineapple Juice & Champagne
Pisco Sour 14 Pisco, Fresh Lime Juice & Sugar Cane