The groundbreaking on the West Loop location took place six years ago – and while they opened their doors to guests two years ago, they weren’t able to have their traditional "Sake Ceremony" opening ceremony that kicks off every Nobu location.
The two-time Oscar-winner sat down with FOX 32 Entertainment reporter Jake Hamilton to talk about why Chicago is the perfect city for a new Nobu location.
"Chicago is a great city, it’s one of the great American cities," De Niro said. "It makes total sense to have a Nobu restaurant hotel here."
He added, "In this area of Chicago, it makes even more sense. It’s easy, it should be here."