Nobu Matsuhisa means dining at its finest. His restaurants stretch across five continents, with over 40 locations across the globe. His food is enjoyed by millions of diners hungry for his innovative food and sleek atmosphere. His name is the springboard for this generation’s master chefs, who have gone on to open their own acclaimed eateries after their start under Nobu’s guidance.
Yet every great movement has to start somewhere. For Nobu, it all began here.
In 1987, the ambitious sushi chef opened his first restaurant in sunny Beverly Hills, bringing his inspired blend of Japanese and Peruvian cuisine to the public. When Matsuhisa’s doors first opened, a silhouette of Nobu was painted behind the sushi bar. The smoky grey profile of a 38 year old Nobu is still there 30 years later, and has become the logo to his ever expanding legacy.
Although his flagship still retains the low key décor from day one, it is distinguished by its skilled staff and an enormous menu packed with peerless dishes. Matsuhisa not only represents dining at its finest, it is the foundation of a culinary empire that is still growing today.
Home of the world famous Nobu cuisine, the restaurant Matsuhisa Athens has brought the quiet power of Japanese culture and the charm of fusion philosophy to the gastronomic map of Athens. Beautifully nested in one of the city’s most stylish and scenic locations, the Astir Palace, Matsuhisa Athens promises an unforgettable gastronomic experience.
Designed by the famous Rockwell Group from New York, Matsuhisa Athens, with its minimal and organic design, lends beautifully to its natural surroundings. With magnificent views overlooking the Saronic Gulf, majestic sunsets and stunningly illuminated by night, Matsuhisa Athens is one of the city’s hottest dining destinations.
Certainly, the magical location has played a role but it is easy for someone to understand that this is not enough. The Executive chef Tony Vratsanos and Head Chef Thomas Kourakos has proved worthy of the trust of legendary Nobu and the dishes that come from his kitchen create trends and are extensively discussed within the circle of foodies. The same happens with the sushi chef Tony Vratsanos who knows more than anyone the secrets of the right sushi roll.
But there is another “secret” in the popular nature of Matsuhisa Athens and this is its eternal movement and disposition to constantly develop, trying to make a difference, surprise and innovate and hosting frequent events with wine-pairings, signature cocktail tastings and interesting collaborations with guests’ famous bartenders.
The UMI Bar is a great place to unwind after a long day or gather in the evening with friends.
Here you will be pampered with Athens finest Martinis and cocktails crafted by the Matsuhisa’s bartenders combined with a delicious variety of Nobu tapas dishes.