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May 7, 2003 -- HOW tough is it to get a reservation at Nobu? Just ask chef Nobu Matsuhisa. "He couldn't get a table at his own restaurant," cracked Nobu partner Richie Notar to The Post's Braden Keil. While in town for the James Beard Awards, the L.A.-based sushi master called his TriBeCa restaurant for an impromptu seating. "This is Nobu," he said to the unseasoned reservationist. To which she replied, "Yes, this is." He tried again: "This is Matsuhisa." She then explained that Matsuhisa was their restaurant in Beverly Hills. The conversation went on like a "who's on first" skit until the chef finally gave up and called Notar, who quickly found him a table.