I really wonder ...April 21 2006 at 5:09 AM
|Hans Zbinden (no login)|
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... why I'm so terribly prejudiced against both the Nobu chain and anything that has the Gordon Ramsay name on it. I've never eaten at a restaurant of either brand and don't per se have anything against chain restaurants (Ruth Chris!). And in the case of Nobu, I really love Japanese food. But it's just a gut feeling I have that an outlet in Dubai, Shanghai, London or Las Vegas will never reach the standards of the original location the chain was once founded on. I've read rave reviews of these places and heard some highly unenthusiastic reports by friends who have the Nobu and/or Ramsay experience behind them so it's really hard to tell.