Nobu may be known to millennials as the sushi place Kardashians’ and The Hills stars frequent, but it’s got a much more glamorous Hollywood background: legendary actor Robert DeNiro founded the restaurant-turned-hotel chain back in 1994 with Nobu Matsuhisa and Meir Teper. The three are still working together today, with three new properties opening this month.
At the launch of Spain’s Nobu Marbella Resort last week, the Daily Mail spoke to DeNiro about when he’ll retire — spoiler: it’s not anytime soon — and his disdain for President Trump. According to the news site, DeNiro “insisted he would never let Trump into any of the Nobu restaurants.” Chef Nobu apparently jokingly responded: “It’s my dream for Trump to sit next to Bob. To make them sushi!” Still flustered that people call DeNiro ‘Bob’, but that’s beside the point.
The actor has made his opinions for the president clear. He’s appeared on Saturday Night Live as special counsel Robert Mueller, and earlier in the day, the Daily Mail reports he said of Mr. Trump: “I don’t care what he likes. If he walked into a restaurant I was in, I’d walk out.” We’ve reached out to Nobu for comment, but have not yet heard back.
Despite his notoriously picky eating habits, Trump dined at Nobu Moscow in 2013, The Hill reports. He was in Russia for the Miss Universe pageant.
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