Nobu Los Angeles
Nobu Los Angeles

Nobu Los Angeles

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.noburestaurants.com/
  • Phone: (310) 657-5711
  • Hours of Operation:

    DINNER
    Sunday - Wednesday: 6:00pm - 10:15pm
    Thursday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:15pm

    BAR & LOUNGE
    Sunday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - close
    Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm-close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Jason Benavente
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: With three unique dining rooms and an elegant bar and lounge, Nobu Los Angeles is available for private and semi-private parties for partial or entire evening events. Please contact the Special Events department at (310) 657-5711 or by e-mail at losangeles.events@noburestaurants.com for further information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Willoughby
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Nobu Los Angeles
Nobu Los Angeles opened in the spring of 2008 and was designed by world renowned architect David Rockwell in the famed L'Orangerie space on La Cienega Boulevard. The menu features chef owner Nobu Matsuhisa’s signature dishes such as the Toro Tartar with Caviar, Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeno, and Black Cod Miso. Nobu Los Angeles also offers local specials like Wagyu Tacos, Seabass Jalapeno Miso and Kanpachi Sashimi with Baby Artichoke and Yuzu Dressing.
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerJapanese
Nobu Los Angeles reviews from OpenTable diners
99 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (71)hot spot (50)romantic (49)fit for foodies (47)good for groups (27)vibrant bar scene (12)late-night find (10)notable wine list (9)neighborhood gem (9)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Their little beef tacos are amazing. Lobster was great too.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb
    BillinColoradoVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    My wife and I, on the recommendation of friends, dined the other night at Nobu. While it is somewhat unfair to label this as a "sushi restaurtant", it is certainly the best of that ilk I have experienced in this country (having been often entertained in Japan for business). Not only is the food exquisite, but creativity is evident in every aspect of the experience, from the quality of the proteins, the aesthetics of the presentation of the dishes, the decor, and the foodie passion of the wait staff. The chef even (a bit to my surprise), agreed to prepare my favorite sushi roll: an inside out Hamachi roll with scallions, topped with fresh masago. The wine list was good, if not extensive, but the sake list was both. Overall, a memorable meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    After hearing good things about this restaurant we decided to give it a try. The food was unbelievable! However, equally excellent was the service. Our server Kainoa in particular made our evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique dining experience
    UniquePriceySavory
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Celebrated my honeys Bday n Def special. Portions very small n pricey. So be prepared. Simple serene artistic ambience
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always amazing
    Cavalieri
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Nobu is always a great choice, great ambience with amazing food!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Small portions
    Danmexico
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    The portions, are extremelly small, you can increase price, but have bigger size
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What is all the fuss about?
    Davis1234
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Finally tried nobu after hearing about it for over a year. I took my best friend for her birthday and we were not impressed. The servers kept rushing us and kept asking to take our plates even though they still had food on them. We each had the omakase. While the food was presented artistically, it was not that delicious. I wish we had tried a different restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nobu Los Angeles - Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The food and ambiance at Nobu are fantastic. We had a group of 4 and we ordered numerous items and shared everything. Everything we tried was delicious. The fish is fresh and well prepared with unique sauces and finishes. The pork belly was amazing. The rolls are pretty basic - so I suggest trying some of their other unique items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing food!!!!!
    Lance
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We tried everything the waiter recommended and was thoroughly impressed with each choice. Loved it and look forward to next visit.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Outstanding service and amazing food. Expensive but worth the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Japanese cuisine
    Amazing
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Every single item we tried was mind blowing! Loved everything about Nobu LA!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant but but exceptional...
    ShanghaiGourmetVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Had a pleasant meal at Nobu but not quite the "occasion" we expected having visited some of his overseas restaurants such as London. Fish was fresh but the flavors, esp the sauces were not as nuanced as we expected. Overall having lived several years in Japan it reminded me of eating at a good Izakaya (Japanese style pub) vs a fine dining establishment. Service was friendly and attentive as we've come to expect at Nobu. Decor is cosy but unremarkable. Overall a nice evening but "wow" factor was missing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food
    jennVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    great food, great service. a bit loud and seats are close. overall a great experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding staff
    Kappa
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Great food, knowledgeable and attentive staff who quickly attended to a disruptive and rude table
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time........
    Indy
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food was great, wait staff was awesome. Drink we're a little weak but no problem told waiter I need it stronger and he did with no extra charge. Expensive but I had 5 in my party I was going in with the assumption of paying a rack but only payed 660 including tip which was good for me
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent but overly priced place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Undoubtedly, the food was great. You can have a bite of the most amazing fusion (Asian+America) food here. But of course, it is outrageously expensive. Guess what? A small piece of wagyu beef would cost you 130 dollars. Believe me, five pieces may be able to fill you up.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Positive
    Lpblaken
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Great food! Amazing service. Suggest three cold items and three warm items for two people to share. Skip dessert too pricey for such a small amount. Specialty drinks were great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nobu experience
    lovefood
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Our daughter selected Nobu to celebrate her 21st birthday. The food & service were excellent! I cannot even begin to describe the food, it was amazing. We will definitely be going back. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and very enthusiastic. A delightful young lady. A delightful experience and Nobu is now our new favorite restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food and enviroment was classy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We went for my sons 21st birthday drinks were excellent and waitress professional , food was elegant and the wagyu beef divine !
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!
    ABDiner
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    This was our first experience at a NOBU restaurant. The food was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to eat
    Awesome
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Service was outstanding. Food was great. Would highly recommend
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best service anywhere!
    MaryVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Been going to Nobu for years and the service, as well as the food is always great!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best meal in LA!
    jeepike
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Our waiter advised us to try several dishes from apps to sashimi to rolls, hot dishes, and desserts. We chose a few drinks to go along and even though it was our priciest meal on our trip it was worth the most. Every selection was the absolute best of its kind and if you are ever around, you must go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous food
    Druh
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We truly enjoyed everything we ordered at Nobu. Appreciated the reviews about the black cod because it was the best I've ever had. We ordered 8 -10 items and enjoyed everything including the flourless chocolate cake with green tea ice cream. I was also happy that my comment regarding my son's birthday was noted by the restaurant without me reminding them when we were there. I recommend Nobu and Open Table!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience
    Chriskk
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Great food, excellent service. The rice beer was amazing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best sushi restaurants
    JoBey
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This was our first visit to Nobu as we are visitors here and we were looking forward to it. The food lived up to our expectation, it was fresh and delicious. We had a great waiter who gave us some great recommendations and we really enjoyed the choices we made. Definitely worth visiting, not cheap but worth the great food or if you want a special occasion. We noticed lots of families as well with younger children so it's very child friendly which was a pleasant surprise.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's Nobu
    chedder123
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Nobu is at the top of my food chain list. My wife and I have visited the one in Las Vegas numerous times and love it. We had some family in town and attended an event in LA. We decided to treat them to a once-in-a-lifetime dinner and were able to get reservations at Nobu. This being our first visit to the LA restaurant, we were a bit disappointed that it wasn't the same grande experience you feel at the Las Vegas one. Food was top notch. Best thing on the menu for non-fish/sushi is their Wagyu Steak. 2 of us liked fish and two of us didn't. Our waiter did a great job bringing things for us to try, as we left the whole evening up to him. All in all a great dining experience..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad service
    FoodDk
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Went here last day in la and had poor service. No tips on what to order. Whereas on the whole the food was good one dish was bad. Like chicken and gravy.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special occasion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    My 16yr old son chose this for his special birthday dinner. We didn't think he would enjoy it (doesn't like sushi), but there was plenty for all of us to enjoy, and they gave a special acknowledgment for his birthday. Well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sushi!
    MeganVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    4 of us went for dinner. We ordered two appetizers, 6 sushi rolls and a drink or two each. Our waiter seemed kind of annoyed that we didn't order any highly priced menu items, but his service was good nonetheless. We really enjoyed the rolls and were full after!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting and fun
    Mitch
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Nobu has a stellar reputation and they don't disappoint, excellent tasting food but you do pay a premium for it. As with most sushi portions are not large and if you are really hungry, or want to keep ordering plates it can get quite expensive. Aside from the delicious preparations the service staff was outstanding
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 68 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 790 reviews are from the Nobu Los Angeles reviews archive.
  • Only fair. I expected much more.
    WhattaDrag
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Very typical sushi I could've had at any corner sushi bar for 1/2 the price. I also ordered a ribeye steak for $45. I ordered it rare/charred. It came very well done. And was so tiny. A few small slices each (2 of us). I typically don't send food back. It's not how I roll. I just don't go back. The place was near empty yet they chose to seat us at a long shared table instead of a nice 4 top. (We were 2) so they left must of the center if the restaurant unseated instead if giving the few guests they had a nicer dining experience. I prefer privacy over sitting in between strangers who can hear every word and vice versa. I was definitely disappointed traveling from Miami and picking the famous NOBU as one of the two main dinners I had in LA
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Too expensive
    LongMemory
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The service is excellent. Though the food ingredient is very good, the look and feel and presentation of food is quite standard. The price is very high. May be the expectation is too high.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • CHF1230VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Food was good, consistent with other Nobu restaurants. We had three different servers, which restulted in poor service inluding an item we ordered that never arrived but still made it on the bill. Restaurant was not busy but we were still sat at a very undesirable table.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Celebratory sushi!
    Birthdaydiner
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I love Nobu, everything about it. Came here on a Saturday night with my boyfriend early for our reso but were able to sit at sushi bar as requested. We were the only ones there, perfect. Sushi chef was hands on, great conversation. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • top restaurant
    alexb
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Went there Saturday nite with some friends, the food is good and the service top. I recommend it
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food, attentive service!
    snewjersey
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Extremely excellent service and fabulous food make Nobu LA a must do when dining in the Los Angeles and hollywood area. Calamari was superb and all else ordered was just as delicious. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nobu
    Cwebnews
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The service was great, the atmosphere was great. Food was good, but I did not find anything super outstanding about it to warrant the very high prices and small portions.The quality of the food is excellent, freshness and presentation. There was no wow factor here on the food. Of course we did not try everything on the menu. My ginger- cucumber martini was OK, I would not of ordered it again- nothing special about it. The manager was excellent about making our change from Sushi Bar to table. But we did notice a lot of empty tables that were never filled. Restaurants always do this as they think their A- listers may show up? But new customers can become A- listers. The manager did a real nice job of accommodating our first time experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expected more
    Tania
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    There was a weird smell. I think this place is overrated!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect Night
    Ciganyzene
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Amazing food, outstanding service, delicious cocktails! We had a party of 6 and never wanted for anything. Food constantly served, water and cocktails always full, plates removed before you even noticed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.