Last night President Obama and his family continued their annual vacation in Honolulu with dinner at popular Japanese restaurant chain Nobu. The family has dined there with friends on many occasions over the years, at least since 2012.
According to reports, the Obamas arrived at the restaurant with family and friends after spending an hour touring a center of Islamic art and culture in Honolulu.
According to several cell phone videos (and this one acquired by TMZ), the president even got a round of applause upon entering the restaurant. TMZ also reports that the Secret Service checked everyone coming in to Nobu and snipers were situated on the roof of the restaurant during the President’s meal. The first family and friends were seated at a table in the back, and details of their meal were not released to the public.
No word on what the Obamas ordered, but Nobu is known for its Japanese fare and classic dishes like black cod with miso, hamachi with jalapeño, rock shrimp tempura, and toro tartar. A representative for the restaurant refused to comment on the Obamas’ meal saying, “I wish we could help, but Nobu does not comment on guests’ dining experiences.”
This isn’t the first high-end meal the first family has had on the island since arriving. Earlier this week they also dined at James Beard Award-winning Alan Wong’s.