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Nobu Los Angeles
Nobu Los Angeles

Nobu Los Angeles Details

  • 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: Japanese, Sushi
  • 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
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerJapanese
Diner Reviews
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Went there Saturday nite with some friends, the food is good and the service top. I recommend it"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "There was a weird smell. I think this place is overrated!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I had corner both in main dinning room & I must have heard that word 100 times! Must be a better way to let the other servers know your turning the "CORNER!""
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I took my wife and her cousin here while we were in town for vacation. If you haven't eaten at one of these restaurants, now is the time to start. The yellow tail sashimi with jalapeno is amazing. I enjoyed every single bite of my meal. Try "The Roger Room" down the street for a great cocktail after dinner."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Loved it. Amazing food, great staff, wonderful experience."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Came here for my girlfriend's bday, Kai was our server he was super knowledgeable about the menu and even informed us of a secret menu which he suggested a few items from. The drinks were great, the food was great, the service was great we had a great time; can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Very good food and service who could recommend some excellent stuff. Service was very good, efficient but gave you time to enjoy the food in peace. The food really was fantastic and with a menu that wide, you can go back again and again to enjoy it."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Food was delicious. Our server was very friendly and helpful. We had a reservation at 7 and were seated right away. HOWEVER at 9:05, after spending just over 2 hours at our table and spending $700 plus dollars, a nobu staff member came to our table and said we were over our reservation time and asked us to take our drinks to the bar. Keep in mind, there were still plenty of tables open throughout the restaurant. I was not aware there was a "time limit" for our reservation and would not have gone to nobu knowing that was the case. Additionally I do not plan to go to nobu ever again as a result. Which is a bummer because the food was delicious."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Was so excited to go to Nobu...the one restaurant of the whole trip we were looking forward to. I am from Houston so there are some great restaurants that we regularly dine at. The dishes are way over priced for what you get. I am more than willing to pay the price but the dishes were equal at best to what we eat here for about 50% of the price AND you get less food. Biggest let down of the trip. Service was great, but food was pedestrian...maybe the hopes were just too high."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Fabulous time, food & service. We had 3 kids with us and all were happy when we left, a plus."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Incredible dinner we let are waiter decide what we ate everything he brought was unbelievable, food, service and drinks we're amazing the only hick up is when we order are wine they didn't have it anymore so a second server give us a suggestion and told us it would be 60 $ more then the one we had chosen but instead it was really 155 $. But the hole experience in general we superb."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Wow!!! We left our meal in the hands of our waiter and let him decide what to order. Each course was better than the last. A true once in a lifetime dinner. So glad we went."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "It was my first time here - been to Matsuhisa. Atmosphere is much better here - cool lighting… It was a special occasion for a birthday celebration so it was appropriate. BUT I would not come in any other time. My husband and I have had same if not better sushi in neighborhood places without the outrageous prices. AND for the birthday dessert they just wrote in chocolate Happy Birthday Susan! on the plate…it was $16… They did not serve a small complimentary sweet something for a birthday dessert! And I really don't like when a host/hostess don't smile! - a bit arrogant. Our waiter Peter however was very pleasant and friendly - suggested some good items on the menu. Most important that the birthday girl had a good time!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "First visit to Nobu LA, and pleased to see it was the same wonderful experience Nobu NYC and London. Food service and atmosphere consistently excellent. Would highly recommend."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Only the very best. Great food, atmosphere, service. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We have been to a few of the Nobu's around the world and they all have a few things in common: Great atmosphere, friendly and attentive staff, excellent sushi, and a creative menu. Nobu Los Angeles is no different - everything was the quality we have come to expect. The yellowtail - jalapeño dish is a favorite of ours but on this night, the Live Octopus dish with plum sauce and garlic-chili sauces was my favorite. If you enjoy stopping by the local Nobu when you are traveling, this one is a great addition. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Nobu is one of my favorite restaurants. I've been going to there for many years now, and plan on going for many years to come. A couple recommendations: First, don't bother with ordering your usual sushi choices. This is a world renown restaurant for it's specialty dishes, so you really should order them. My favorites are Yellowtail jalapeno, live scallop new style, albacore white truffle, wagyu tacos, and king crab tempura. Heavy eaters should order the Beef toban yaki. I also recommend trying Nobu's excellent YK35 Daiginjo sake. Note: Nobu's prices match it's quality, so it is not an inexpensive meal. Menus vary by restaurant, so you may find new and different items depending on where you go."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "NOBU was a fabulous and fine dining experienceThe food tasted exquisite, it was literally on fire. The rice pudding for desert was also on fire. We couldn't get enough of it. I should have ordered my own, sharing was difficult. The service was beyond expectations. The food was great, atmosphere was ok but the service guarantees my return for fine dining."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "We arrived early, had collected our friends from their hotel in Marina Del Ray, it was their 28th Wedding Anniversary. From the moment we arrived everyone was attentive and friendly, valet, hostess, bar staff and our waiter. We had a cocktail in the lounge before being seated, delicious. Everything on the menu looked so good we weren't sure where and what to start with, our waiter made some excellent suggestions, every dish was amazing and tasty, I especially loved the salmon taco and the scallops in wasabi pepper sauce. We tried lots of dishes and not one thing was criticized, end surprise was the bill, was expecting it to be way more. Will be going back for sure."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Man, was super disappointed in this la nobu, Malibu nobu's service far greater. Food was ok. We had: Pork belly-good Ocean trout with baby artichokes-great Sushi Salmon skin hand roll-terrible California roll-terrible, the imitation crab meat version taste just as good House special roll- nothing special Service was terrible-our waiter was good in the beginning, but as 11 pm approached he disappeared. Left our bill with us and we were ready to pay and he was no where to be found. Next time I want sushi I'll go to my usual sasabune in Beverly Hills! "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "I cannot even begin to explain how special the staff at Nobu made our anniversary. Not only was the food absolutely mouthwatering, but the service we received is unmatched. They even knew about our anniversary thanks to their "comments" section on Open Table, and brought us a surprise free-of-charge dessert with a candle. I have never had a better dining experience or food in my life. Very elegant, delicious, perfectly portioned meals with the freshest seafood around!"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "This is the 2nd time eating here.. Food is absolutely amazing.. Unique dining experience. Probably the best place I've ever eaten."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Just went with the family for mother day dinner.. what a special great to have family and be able to dine at NOBU... Special special. the drinks are wonderful but the food.. we decided to just let the waitress make our choice We gave a price and the food just kept coming. Each dish was better than the next.Service perfect and did I mention OMG outstanding flavor and presentation.. Going to Nobu you know you will be getting the best so go with the flow and enjoy enjoy enjoy"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Love the food. Hate the Service. Really bad experience. Waiter was completely unattentive. I have been to Nobu Malibu, Nobu Hard Rock in Vegas, Matsuhisa and Nobu Caesars. This was by far the worst service I have ever had at a Nobu. Given the prices, I expect good service. If I have to wave my hand two separate waiters for one request (fill my tea pot) that's really bad. I compare Nobu to Shibuya in Vegas which has comparable food, better ambience, cheaper prices and much, much better service. Fix this. Your food isn't good enough to tolerate this level of service on a long term basis."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Had a lovely evening, very nice food and drinks, and good service. Only slight complaint is that it was quite a bit more expensive than other comparable restaurants. Would not stop me going there again though."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The food was really tasty and super fresh. A little over priced and would only be a place to go for a special dinner."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Not for the bargain hunters (obviously), but amazing food!"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "My friends and I had a wonderful experience at Nobu. The food was great, the ambiance was amazing, and the service was exceptional. I would comeback again whenever I visit Los Angeles and would recommend it to friends visiting LA. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Everything was delicious. I wish the portions matched the prices. But the food was amazing. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Endless delicious dishes. Well informed staff who are eager to please. The one place i return to again and again."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Let your server make your selections! Fantastic choices from sushi to delicious tuna to the unbelievable cod! Enjoy!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Although the food was good, for the cost we expected a much better overall dining experience. The seating was uncomfortable, the wait staff was patronizing, and the ambience with poor. Nothing special."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Overpriced and food was just ok. The dishes we tried were not very creative and I just expected more."
    Dined on 4/25/2014