Nobu is coming to Edgewater! But unfortunately, it's not that Nobu

Lori Midson

At first glance, we nearly peed our pants. The sign plastered on the front door of the former Walk-in Burgers, which shuttered in late April in Edgewater, announced that Nobu -- NOBU! -- was applying for a liquor license, which, if true, would have meant that Nobu Matsuhisa, the genius behind his namesake New York restaurant (his family also owns Matsuhisa in Aspen) had lost his fucking mind, because, while Edgewater is a fine town, it's not exactly Tribeca or Aspen, or Milan, Tokyo or London -- all cities where there are Nobu outposts -- and call it a hunch, but something tells me that Matsuhisa doesn't open restaurants in strip malls.

Of course he doesn't, but Shi Bing Ke apparently is -- and not only is he (or she) using the Nobu name, but he (or she) also intends to serve sushi and oyters, which, as you already know, are the guts of the (real) Nobu menu.

Whether Ke actually gets away with opening the restaurant as Nobu Sushi & Oyster Bar is unclear (who wants to place bets?), but what is certain is that ke has a date with the Edgewater liquor-license board at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 7.

Wonder if he (she) will sake it to them?

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Since closing I have tried Smash Burger, Five Guys, and a few local joints -- for the money nothing comes close to Walk In Burger. I sure hope they re-open at a new location.


I miss Walk In Burger!!!  Please open up a new restaurant somewhere! Best sweet potato fries and best Quinoa/Veggie burger!


"a date with the Edgewater liquor-license board at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 7."And, a C&D letter from Nobu Matsuhisa on July 8th.

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