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Nobu Waikiki
Nobu Waikiki

Nobu Waikiki Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.noburestaurants.com/waikiki/index.html
  • Phone: (808) 237-6999
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday-Thursday 5:30 - 10:00 pm
    Friday-Saturday 5:30 - 10:30 pm

    5:00 pm to midnight, 7 days a week
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Peruvian, Sushi
  • Executive Chef: Matt Raso
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private room seats up to 60 guests for a sit-down dinner or up to 80 guests for a standing cocktail reception. Minimum fee and set menu apply. Please contact us at +1.808.237.6999 or by email at waikiki.events@noburestaurants.com for further information.
  • Special Events & Promotions: HAPPY HOUR: Mon - Fri, 5:00 - 7:00 pm in the Bar & Lounge only. Drink specials & dishes are only available during Happy Hour.

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet and Self Parking provided by the Parc hotel for 4 hours.
A word from Nobu Waikiki
World renowned for its award winning "New Style" Japanese cuisine, Nobu continues to offer savvy diners across the globe a culinary adventure. Nobu Waikiki is yet another canvas for Chef Nobu Matsuhisa to display his legendary dishes, such as the Black Cod Miso and Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeño.<br />
The David Rockwell designed restaurant, is nestled in the perennially hip and centrally located Waikiki Parc Hotel. Nobu Waikiki stays true to the Nobu brand featuring décor that includes sea urchin-inspired chandeliers, and scorched ash tables in conjunction with rich hues and soft lighting to create an intimate and elegant atmosphere.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "You can't go wrong with the chef's special meal which provides you with a variety of hot and cold selections and includes dessert. It is well worth the $100 price The fish is very fresh. The wait staff is very attentive. The only downside to the restaurant is the very close seating in proximity to other tables."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Nobu is always great. Seriously. This was my friend's first time dining at Nobu and he loved it. Will be back again, hopefully with more friends."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Food, as usual, was excellent. This Nobu's is just too noisy to enjoy the experience. Tables very close together. The wait staff, while trying to be informative, seems like they have been to too many sales meetings. I know it's a function of the location, but there's a ton of cultural difference going on here that was off-putting. I don't remember Japan being like this, but these particular Japanese people have very different table manners. Possibly, because they are on vacation. Possibly, they don't have much respect for fine dining in a foreign country. Most (yes, most) of them were constantly on their cellphones texting friends. So, you see a large number of diners hunched over their phones instead of enjoying food."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "This evening did not start promisingly when Nobu did not have a table ready for us until 20 min after our reservation. The cocktails were delicious at the bar but once we were seated by the hostess it took 17 minutes before any wait staff came to speak to us. Even then, I had to grab a busboy and ask him to bring us menus. We were sitting at our table for 23 minutes before anyone even brought us water. The waiters in our area we're blatantly avoiding eye contact with my wife and I and did not respond to our polite requests for assistance. We eventually got a waiter from another area to come help is. Once he picked up our table he was very good, explained the menu and provided intelligent recommendations. Service remained slow throughout."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We were seated in a small room off the main seating area, a noisy fan was blowing continuously during dinner. Our waiter was friendly but lacked knowledge if menu items and did not place our order correctly. Nobu 's food is good but very pricey . Ask to be seated in main dining area."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I have been to several other Nobu locations and have always enjoyed the experience...mainly the food. But the food at the Oahu Nobu location was unremarkable at best...especially considering the prices. As Hawaii locals, we are quite used to high prices in Waikiki for a fine dining experience, but from what we ordered (from drinks to cuisine) the price did not match the quality of the product. Service was great and ambience is trendy, but for quality sushi and other Japanese food, I would definitely recommend other spots in Waikiki before Nobu."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We've been to Nobu or Matsuhisa in London, New York, Tokyo, LA, Malibu, Hong Kong, Las Vegas (the largest, supposedly) and now Waikiki. Food is consistent, and we love that! The ambience has a great vibe, and although it's more an adult place, the restaurant set up our table with a high chair for our LO before we arrived, which made seating more efficient!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Dining at Nobu was an extravagance for our last night in Hawaii, following a week in which we parasailed at 1,200 feet, skydived for the first time from 21,000 feet, flew to the Big Island (Hawaii) to see Kilauea Volcano. We decided upon the Chef's Premier Selection - an experience whereby the chef negotiates a per person price with you and then delivers several courses showcasing the very best on offer from the kitchen. It gives the chefs the opportunity to show off their incredible skills and the diner the chance to sample some of the most amazing food ever eaten. My boyfriend used this opportunity to present me with an interlocking set of white gold & diamond rings as a sign of his ongoing commitment to me and our 9 year relationship."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Truly made our occasion special. We bad a great time. Good food and service."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "This was easily the best meal we've ever had. The food, wine, and service were all perfect. If you're a foodie, wino, and love good Asian fusion, this is your place. We ordered the chef's tasting menu and every course was incredible. The sushi was melt-in-your mouth grade. The toro tartar was the best we've ever had. The sake menu is extensive and stacked with great choices. If you've never had it, this is the place to try. The sake is aromatic and smooth. Nothing like you might have tried at regular sushi joints. The service was also spectacular. Flawless. We do not have one bad thing to say about our meal or experience. If you plan to have wine and dessert, come expecting to spend money. It's worth it."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The food is absolutely incredible. Chef Nobu takes dining to a new level - drinks, appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts. And the servers are excellent. The food might seem a little more expensive, but considering that most items can be shared the cost isn't out of line. You've really got to try Nobu. Wish we had more time in a Waikiki to make a return visit."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "This was my third time dinner there. Once was business and the other two were with my family. Every time I was never betrayed. Or rather found a new surprise about their excellent cooking. Even as Japanese, the food is very enjoyable. The waiters are very friendly, respectful, and patiently helpful to decide our dinner choice."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Both Food and service were completely up to the level that I had expected for a restaurant of this caliber. It is on the pricey side, but the omakase didn't disappoint."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "As usual, another spectacular dinner and dining experience at a Nobu Restaurant...but the only difference was that it was in Waikiki! The menu and food was very tasteful, delicious and of course extremely fresh ! The staff was very professionally and courteous !"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "as always, Nobu is fantastic... the best service, great food"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Everything about our experience is excellent! From entering, being seated, our server (who appeared to be on training... did an excellent job by the way), the delicious gorgeous food/drinks/dessert, the attentive staff, the sexy ambiance, the evening was perfect! Everything we expected from Nobu. Thank you! I don't recommend for children who can't control themseles.. more for adults"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We were married at Above Heavens Gate and our photographer recommended Nobu for our first dinner as husband and wife. The restaurant was exactly what we wanted!! Our server, Landon, was excellent and very friendly, explained much of the menu and the styles of dining they offer. So we decided on one of the 7 course tastings, the Original Signature I believe, and it was AMAZING! It's rare we walk away from an expensive meal saying it was worth every penny, but at Nobu - it definitely is!!! For drinks we had sake and the Nobu Sidecar which I highly recommend! The dessert was simply called Lemon Sesame, which came on a plate with "Congratulations!" written perfectly in chocolate. IT WAS HEAVEN ON A PLATE!!!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Fabulous food, great service, refreshing cocktails!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "My husband and I were entranced by the amazing creations brought to us when we selected the omakaze dinner. Each course was delightful, both delicious and beautifully presented. We don't spend this much on a regular basis so I was pleased when my husband said he wants us to come back here whenever we are in waikiki."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Came here for my son's 24th birthday with total of 5, all of whom have never been here before. The atmosphere was ok - I imagined a little more quiet & a little more privacy. Not just open tables in the center of the restaurant where we sat. The service was impeccable-loved our servers! They made our dining experience memorable & spaced the food service spot on. We had all the wagyu beef dishes, shrimp salad, Ma'o farms salad, warm mushroom salad, oysters, rock shrimp tempura, bento box desserts, drunken cherry desserts & the matcha dessert. All were indescribably delicious! Not an every day place to go - strictly special occasions, because of the price. Our bill was $950 & I left a $200 tip. Worth every penny! My guests are still raving!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Would never miss an opportunity to dine at Nobu when in Honolulu. Never disappoints. Best eggplant ever."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We are relatively new to sushi and sashimi and so we're probably not as adventurous as some. The food at Nobu is beautifully prepared and presented. We started with ahi that was outstanding, topped with a thin jalapeño slice. We also had a beef dish (one of the hot choices but I can't remember the name) and it was tender and juicy, subtly flavored with ginger and other spices. Our dessert tasted like a caramel bread pudding but they were small squares (about 4 of them) so it was almost like a little sampler dessert. That was the perfect ending! We often steer clear of desserts because we just don't need a thousand more calories, but this provided a yummy taste! We would definitely return when we next come to Hawaii!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "A fabulous tasting menu (but beware, it's expensive) brought many very tasty dishes and asian inspired treats but the capper was a waygu beef entree with fois gras. Perhaps one of my favorite dishes of all time!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Many of us in our party have eaten at a Nobu in various other parts of the country. This example in Waikiki is what one would expect from a Nobu. If you have not dined here before be prepared to pay around 100 per person."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "'The Experience' is like getting geared up to hit an ultra chic dance club with minimalist & stylish ambiance then just add the most modern pairings of sushi with local fish & vegetables=AMAZING! For the Cocktail Connoisseur, the Acai Jalapeno (infused) Martini was off the chart! I travel a lot for my job & have the great opportunity to eat at restaurants around the US from dives, diners, BBQ shacks to high end steak, seafood & sushi spots. Nobu is a Top 10 spot for me to indulge for a special occasion or a great dinner meeting. Nobu is not for the frugal faint of heart as a good per person rate is around : $ 1500+ a person for planning sake. This was another stylish experience in the world of Nobu sushi.* Life is too short to eat bad food."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "This was our second time at Nobu Waikiki and again it didn't disappoint. Excellent food and service"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Great food, Great service ... one of a kind experience!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We have always found finding fabulous food a mission in Hawaii. Over the last couple of years we have treated ourselves to two dinning experiences that we will never forget. Last year it was Morimoto. This year it was Nobu. We went back to Morimoto this year and ordered from the menu rather than having the set menu and we were disapponted. The Exective Menu at Nobu was a great way to introduce us to the food and we look forward to going back next year to try ordering from the menu. We'' take out time to read the menu and ask questions as there are a lot of options to choose from. Possibly too many - not a bad thing you could go there more than once over a 10 day holiday. Nobu is our first choice for a great night out in Hawaii."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Had the set wakiki menu, chef was creative and used local produce, very refreshing, waiters very knowledgable with menu, pricey, good for special occasion"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The Restaurant is fantastic. However, the food comes out painfully fast. We received our first appetizers long before we even received our drinks! One cannot order everything at once. you must stagnate it. and, even then one could not eat that fast. That being said, the fish is the freshest on the island and, the Poke is a must! A must do if in Waikiki!!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Great food, very special dishes, highest quality, a little bit too noisy, a little bit feeling like in a railway waiting room"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Great food, waiter seemed to be covering too many tables. Our food runners seemed to acknowledge plate with limited description. Do not feel our waiter came back to make sure guests my guests had everything needed or to check on servings. At over a $100 per person we expected a bit more connection. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We dined at Nobu on our last night in Hawaii as a special treat. We were not disappointed - the food was amazing! stunning presentation and amazing flavours... The desserts especially. It was truly exceptional."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Nobu never disappoints. Great food, great dessert! Just too bad we got a very moody server and she was very short, to the point, and not very friendly. A very different experience in comparison to the many other locations I have been to. Performance reviews probably need to be done with their servers - if you are not happy in your job, it's time to move on! Don't take it out on the customer!"
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "We have been big fans of this place for years but lately, the fish hasn't seemed very fresh. This time, it was evident that we needed to tell the staff. All they said was that the fish was bought that day. It tasted old to all of us. So sad about this! We did enjoy the salads and cooked foods and the service has always been good. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Great service, highly recommended for those who enjoy something different... Loved it! so I brought a cook book :) "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We ordered the "local" Omakase at $135/pp. Despite asking twice, all our server would say is that the chef selects the items. Several dishes were excellent, and the waygu tasting item was spectacular. But others, including the sushi selection, were only adequate. We also noticed that the same menu was different at each table,suggesting that the selection was based no availability, rather than excellence. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Went to nobu because of all the great reviews. It did not disappoint. Had kurobuta pork which was delicious and had a nice presentation. Rock shrimp was very flavorful with the creamy sauce. Best of all was the huge king crab leg with truffle sauce. It was one of the best things i have eaten in my life. Proposed to my girlfriend and she said yes! Thanks to brandon for seating us in a quiet area and recording our special occasion."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "delicious food, very prompt service... ambiance was ok... even though they did not have a wine pairing for the tasting menu, our waiter/sommelier paired wine/saki for my husband's tasting meal perfectly. Would definitely return and get this meal again! absolutely exquisite!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We were in Miami last year for our anniversary and went to Nobu there, so decided to keep with tradition and go in Waikiki. The food, service (Tamara), ambience was outstanding!! Tamara is absolutely outstanding!! Thanks for a great anniversary!"
    Dined on 5/14/2014