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Don't Expect Nobu in D.C. Until 2017

But the sushi favorite is coming eventually

A bento box from Nobu
A bento box from Nobu
Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

Fans of stylish sushi restaurant chain Nobu were intrigued by the news that the restaurant struck a deal for a location in D.C. But the arrival of the swank restaurant has been pushed back until 2017.

News of the restaurant's pending arrival broke about a year ago. Plans are for a large location (more than 11,000 square feet) at 2501 M St. NW with multiple patios, plenty of space for private dining, and a dedicated sushi bar. Since the original opening estimate for the restaurant was fall 2016, Eater checked in with a spokesperson for the upcoming fall openings guide. Plans are now for the restaurant to debut sometime next year.

Nobu first opened in New York City in 1994, and became arguably the hottest restaurant in town after its debut. Chef Nobu Matsuhisha's restaurant empire now has more than 30 locations, everywhere from Hong Kong to the Bahamas. Here's a sample menu for the restaurant.