Nobu Los Angeles
Nobu Los Angeles

Nobu Los Angeles

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.noburestaurants.com/
  • Phone: 3106575711x
  • 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerJapanese
Nobu Los Angeles reviews from OpenTable diners
127 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (89)fit for foodies (65)hot spot (61)romantic (55)good for groups (46)vibrant bar scene (18)notable wine list (13)neighborhood gem (12)late-night find (12)kid-friendly (8)great for outdoor dining (3)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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  • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • CHF1230
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • "CORNER"!
    Zuma
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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!"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DeadHeadSC
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Drake was right
    JDub
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Loved it. Amazing food, great staff, wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was amazing
    JamJamma
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • thefinn
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't overstay "reservation time"
    Ilovesushi
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • better food available for the money
    Houstonite
    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.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience, a treat!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Fabulous time, food & service. We had 3 kids with us and all were happy when we left, a plus.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nobu WoW
    Bernie27
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OK - not great!
    commentz
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    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!
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nobu - consistently excellent
    TwigsVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing As Usual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Only the very best. Great food, atmosphere, service.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Representative of all Nobu's
    WanderingFoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent specialty dishes
    SerialdinerVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic