I know there's been debate on the board about the quality of Nobu (although I must say that two of my best meals ever were at his Matsuhisha in LA). Well, we were given a $200 gift certificate good at any Nobu branch. What do you advise in terms of getting highest quality from that? -- Nobu itself? next door Nobu? Or? We did have lunch at Nobu during one of those prix-fixe discover-the-restaurants-of-NY things so we have seen the decor and sampled the black cod. We'd like some new experience from the card so perhaps Next Door is the best option. If so, what should we do? Omakase? Hot foods (and avoid sushi)? If we go omakase, should we put in more than the gift certificate amount to get a higher level omakase?
This gift to us was very well intended so we want to make the best use of it possible. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.