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Matsuhisa: The Restaurant That Started It All

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By Deb Flomberg

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There are a lot of truly tremendous fine dining options in southern California, and you could easily enjoy a new amazing culinary delight every night of the week for a full year without repeating anything. However, when it comes to ranking those dining experiences, only a handful truly rise to the top. Matsuhisa Restaurant is one of the best spots for amazingly delicious sushi, created by master Sushi Chef Nobu Matsuhisa. 

Known simply as Nobu, Chef Nobu Matsuhisa is known all over the world as the owner of Nobu, Matsuhisa and Ubon restaurants. Japanese-born Nobu received his education in Tokyo as a classically trained sushi chef, but he found inspiration in Peru and was challenged by the blend of culture and regional ingredients. It was that blend that worked to create his signature style, known today as Nobu Style. His flagship restaurant, Matsuhisa, opened in Beverly Hills in 1987 and has been named one of the top destination restaurants in the world by The New York Times. It was the success of this initial restaurant that launched the huge line of fabulous Nobu restaurants throughout the world.

An evening at Matsuhisa is a study in quality. Everything is simply the best. The menu is actually quite large and it can be a little overwhelming. It is best to stick with what Nobu does best, and go with the freshest sashimi and other chef specialties. The halibut sashimi, toro sushi, yellowtail sashimi, and toro tartare are all fantastic choices. Also, save some room for dessert, as Matsuhisa is known to produce amazing shaved ice with perfectly sweet syrups.

An evening at Matsuhisa is already a perfectly luxurious treat. Add to that a potential star sighting (or three) and you’ve got the makings of a very special night. Make it even better by setting out in the 2014 CL65 AMG Coupe from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. You’ll love all the elegance and comfort of this incredibly stunning coupe, and you’ll arrive at Matsuhisa in the perfect Mercedes-Benz style.

Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.

This is a “sponsored post,” meaning the company who sponsored the article compensated me for writing the article. The opinions I have expressed, however, are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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