“Any city that has Nobu has a culinary star,” says Tim Zagat, co-founder of the Zagat Survey restaurant guides. “It’s not like any restaurant you have. It is a restaurant that is excellent in every way, but it is unique.” Whatever. Poof! One new restaurant changes Tim’s take on our city’s dining scene! That quote appeared in last Saturday’s DMN’s “feature” detailing the June 6th opening of Nobu. Excuse me if I don’t share their enthusiasm–folks, it’s a high-end chain restaurant with prices to match. Founder celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa will not be in the kitchen. Yes, celebrity partner Robert De Niro will join Mr. Matsuhisa in Dallas next Tuesday for a “Breaking of the Barrel” ceremony to start the tsunami of PR headed your way, but they won’t be hanging out in the bar every night. Details of the menu? The DMN sez, “While all Nobu restaurants share 85 percent of the same menu…Nobu Dallas will adapt to the area by offering a wider selection of Kobe beef than the other locations. Possibilities include ishiyaki beef, in which slices are cooked over a heated rock; tobanyaki, beef steamed on a hot plate covered by a dome; or kushiyaki, served on skewers.” Translation: Kobe brisket. IJS.