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Nobu Toronto prepares for August opening

Nobu Toronto prepares for August opening
Nobu Toronto prepares for August opening

TORONTO — Nobu Hospitality has released renderings of its soon-to-be-completed restaurant, Nobu Toronto, and provided an update on its 45-storey Nobu Hotel, Restaurant and Residences project, set to open in spring 2025.

The two-story Nobu restaurant and bar will open next month at 25 Mercer St., ahead of the Toronto International Film Festival, located a block away in Toronto’s Entertainment District.

The restaurant, designed by Toronto-based Studio Munge and featuring Japanese cuisine, represents Nobu’s launch in Canada. The facility spans 10,000 square feet across two floors, with a total of 278 seats.

The Nobu brand was founded in 1994 by chef Nobu Matsuhisa, actor Robert De Niro and film producer Meir Teper.

NOBU — The 140-seat second-floor restaurant at Nobu Toronto features rounded wooden beams with intricate Japanese carpentry.

Nobu Toronto will feature a 57-seat bar and lounge on the ground floor, adorned with an 8.5-metre-high chain-mail bronze Lasvit chandelier. A mezzanine level will feature a restaurant with a bar and outdoor terrace. The second floor will feature a 140-seat restaurant. The second floor will feature an 11-seat sushi bar, and the second floor will feature a 20-seat private dining room.

The second-floor restaurant’s decor will feature “circular wooden beams with intricate Japanese carpentry” that “gently undulate around a hanging light and porcelain art installation created by Canadian ceramic artist Andrea Braescu,” according to the press release.

The Nobu Hotel Toronto is being built above the former Pilkington Glass Factory with two 660-unit residential towers. The hotel will be located on top of the west tower on floors 41 through 45. The 36 hotel suites are considered the largest in the city.

Hotel amenities include a wellness center with fitness equipment, Peloton bikes, interactive Nobu Pilates room and city bikes. Guests have access to the Sakura Lounge with meals and access to in-suite dining.