Driving up to Nobu, I was unsure what to expect of the space since the last time I was there it was Pink Elephant (and that memory is slightly hazy). The décor in Nobu is all white with birch wood tables and a large bar area. It feels very beachy and clean. The bartenders are in blue and white striped t-shirts that are more cheesy than they are nautical, but the sentiment is there. There are booths along the edge of the restaurant and tables in the middle, as well as outdoor seating, which is where I ate.
The menu was slightly smaller than that in the city, but it still had most of their signature dishes like the miso black cod and the rock shrimp tempura. They had great additions to the menu the night I was there including a dish that served fried cubes of rice with a bowl of spicy tuna and you scooped the tuna onto the rice. It was a deconstructed version of the crispy rice from Koi. The sushi is actually reasonably priced, but the main dishes and the drinks are where you will spend your money. The fluke sashimi was incredible and the toro scallion roll was very fresh. The meal tends to drag on because they serve everything as its own course; the appetizers, then the fish, then the sushi, with a lot of time in between. But the truth is, I prefer this to being rushed.
Nobu is a great addition to the Hamptons dining scene. It is expensive, but the food is delicious. You won’t walk out of Nobu being blown away by the meal if you have ever eaten at Nobu before, but you will enjoy yourself. I recommend checking out the pool at the Capri after; it looks like a funky place to stay (and you can have Nobu room service).
Pro: Great food and location
Con: Nothing new added to the menu
Pro: You get what you came for