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What's Inside That $288 Bento Box from Nobu Hotel's Room Service

January 28, 2013 at 7:29 PM | by | Comments (2)

Both the Nobu Hotel and the Nobu Restaurant and Lounge are just days away from opening (see our Sneak Peek HERE) yet the hotel and restaurant's very own iPhone app is very much open. And, it's one of our favorite hotel apps yet.

Under the Nobu Perks tab, guests can order up a Range Rover to transport them to and from the airport to the Nobu Hotel ($77 each way); fill out a pre-arrival questionnaire; select a type of pillow to adorn the bed; and even arrange a same-day shoe shine ($15).

Guests can also peruse the other hotel services and amenities available to them through Caesars Palace such as services at the Qua spa as well as details on shows, bars, lounges and gaming.

But, it is the Dining section of the Nobu Hotel app that had us salivating. Here we found the complete menu for the Nobu Room Service including the Nobu Bento Boxes which are being hailed as "game-changers for the hotel industry."

They are:

· Katsu, $28: Panko fried chicken, beef, or pork cutlet with Tonkatsu.
· Unagi Don, $30: Grilled BBQ eel over rice.
· Shojin, $45: Spinach dry miso salad, vegetable nigiri, vegetable roll, nasu miso, vegetable spicy garlic, tofu teriyaki.
· Vegas, $55: Maki rolls: spicy tuna, california, soft shell crabs.
· Matsuhisa, $65: Sashimi salad, nigiri and maki selection, black cod, vegetable spicy garlic, chicken anticucho
· High Roller, $288: Lobster wasabi, wagyu steak, shrimp, spicy garlic, spinach dry miso with crab, premium rolls and nigiri. Repeat, this is $288.

Also available on the room service menu are light meals such as the Nobu sashimi tacos (Nobu's interpretation of a club sandwich), rock shrimp slider buns, Nobu signature dishes (like the yellowtail jalapeno and black cod miso) and, wait for it... breakfast.

That includes blueberry and yuzu soba pancakes, green tea waffles, eggs Matsuhisa with roasted asparagus, bonito egg sauce, ikura and toasted bao, and a tomago yaki, a Japanese-style omelette made with your choice of ingredients. Yes, even king crab is allowed.

Room rates start at $269 on February 4. Forget saving money for the tables, save it for room service instead. It will last longer.

Signage is up in the Caesars Palace lobby!

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$15 shoe shines?

Seriously - that's insane!  Considering it is typically $8-10 on the strip when one visits a stand, and free for delivered shoe shines at both the Four Seasons and Mandarin Oriental, this is a fee that is outrageous by Vegas standards.  I wonder how many people will actually pay it?

But It's Still At Caesars

I'm looking forward to staying at the Delano, and have from time to time considered Four Seasons, but that's pretty much where my hotel within a hotel options end (oh, I forgot Hotel 32, and Skylofts, duh!).  I just don't care for anything affiliated with Caesars.  Maybe a few months after Nobu is open I'll have to check out tripadvisor and see if it changes my mind.

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