Mr. Chow at the Malibu Country Mart on New Year's Eve. It replaces Nobu, which moved to fancy new digs on the beach a few months ago, and the mostly white-on-white decor was designed by Chow himself. While the menu is almost identical to the Beverly Hills original, this newbie has an open kitchen so you watch the chefs wok-fire the vegetables and hand-pull the noodles. While it still has an air of exclusivity - it is Mr. Chow, after all - this being Malibu expect a more laid-back neighborhood vibe. If your neighbors are people like, you know, Steven Spielberg and Cindy Crawford.
3825 Cross Creek Rd.; 310-456-7600