Rockwell Group designs Nobu Doha

Four Seasons Hotel Doha, in partnership with chef Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa, announced that Nobu Doha will soon open as the first and only of its kind located at a Four Seasons in the Middle East region.  When it opens, the tri-level restaurant will have panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf. This is the second Nobu in the Middle East.

Nobu Doha will showcase Nobu’s new style Japanese cuisine, as well as new creations infusing local ingredients representative of the region.

Designed by architect David Rockwell and his firm Rockwell Group, the 26,000-square-foot Nobu Doha will be the largest of its kind in the brand’s global portfolio. The restaurant will have a 192-seat interior dining area, 10-seat sushi counter, two exclusive private dining rooms and an 82-seat rooftop lounge that encompasses both indoor and outdoor seating options. Elliptical ribbons of river stone capped with bronze accents will form the exterior of the structure – resembling a coiled shell – creating the three-tiered levels within the restaurant.

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While incorporating design elements made from natural materials that reflect the cuisine and roots of chef Nobu Matsuhisa, this location will reflect Doha’s specific history and culture. Since the city is known for pearl diving, Rockwell Group will reference this past in many layers of the design.