Dining out at Nobu San Diego

Posted on September 28, 2011

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Disclaimer: This post is neither raw, vegan or vegetarian but it is delicious! Hope you enjoy 🙂

Today was the last day of the American Dietetic Association’s Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) and wow, what an inspiring time! I had the opportunity to attend FNCE 2009 in Denver which was also an inspiring time but I didn’t know too many people. I certainly enjoy meeting new people but it’s also nice to reconnect with friends, colleagues and the like. With FNCE 2011 being in San Diego, I was able to do just that! I even met-up with fellow Youtuber Afronique which was a pleasant turn of events since she’s not an RD.

I was able to spend time with my right-hand bestie RD, Cindi. Even though we work together, we don’t make time to chillax outside of work. Last night we headed across the street from the San Diego Convention Center to Nobu.

I’m a little embarrassed to say that Nobu entered my consciousness because of the frequent celebrity sightings at their Los Angeles location. Hey! When you live in Southern California, it’s hard to completely ignore them.

We arrived during happy hour and ordered from both that menu and the dinner menu. We’re both vegetarians and while we’re not really into raw fish/meat, we are open to sampling foods outside of our usual dietary preferences such as cooked fish. The waiter did an excellent job describing and promoting the vegetarian options. Not only that, she had tried them all so her recommendations were based from personal experience. That’s great service!

Without further ado, here’s the fare we tried!

Warm Mushroom Salad
This salad is definitely a ‘perfect bite’ dish. Alone the mushrooms were a bit salty for my palate but with the lime juice, lettuce and chives, wow – the salad was transformed. A definite re-order next time. 

Black cod in Butter Lettuce Wraps
So this was the non-raw vegan, non-vegetarian dish and it was delicious but very rich! Cindi and I each ate one and that was enough. Since I don’t eat fish on a regular basis, this was a one-time delightful sample.

Here’s Cindi enjoying her first bite of the Black Cod wraps.
Cut Avocado Rolls
The avo rolls were my pick. I love vegetarian sushi especially with ginger and wasabi. I was not disappointed!

Me! I need to work on a raw version of these rolls
We ordered one more dish but could only sample it. My husband was the lucky recipient of the left-overs which he enjoyed.

Tofu Tobanyaki

Eating a high raw diet has increased my sensitivity to salt so I could taste it quite distinctly in the tofu but the rice helped. I would re-order this dish but limit my portion size.

Cindi and I laughed and laughed for a couple of hours over good food. What more can you ask for in an evening?

– Kareen, RD

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