The Nobu restaurant at Caesars Palace is the largest Nobu restaurant worldwide. The restaurant’s design concept was inspired by the Japanese concept of wabi sabi, a design aesthetic of simplicity, evocative transience and beauty in unexpected and natural rawness. The bar and lounge area feature hand-chiseled black Kadapa stone flooring, custom sofas upholstered in Donghia fabric and tables with green marble table tops. The 26-seat bar is located towards the center of the lounge area. The custom curved wood bar was designed to evoke a hand carved wood bowl.
The main dining area features 5 semi-private dining “pods” that create unique spaces that are both screening and revealing. One pod features colorful, undulating geometric upholstered panels that wrap around the pod. The other four pods are defined by curved abaca walls. Rockwell Group designed lighting fixtures in each pod that are inspired by Japanese tea whisks and vibrant kimonos. The lighting fixtures are covered in a dark woven Chilewich fabric and are lined with purple and orange suede with a silver zig zag pattern from Moore and Giles. The pods provide unique dining experiences for guests including teppenyaki tables and chef’s tables. The largest pod seats 13 people and can be screened off to create a private dining room. Oversized glowing paper lanterns evoking jellyfish are scattered in the center of the dining area. Guests have the option of sitting at a 15-seat sushi bar within the main dining area.