Nobu Waikiki
Nobu Waikiki

Nobu Waikiki

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.noburestaurants.com/waikiki/index.html
  • Phone: 8082376999x
  • Hours of Operation:

    DINING ROOM
    Sunday-Thursday 5:30 - 10:00 pm
    Friday-Saturday 5:30 - 10:30 pm

    BAR & LOUNGE
    5:00 pm to midnight, 7 days a week
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Peruvian, Japanese
  • 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: 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.

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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Nobu Waikiki reviews from OpenTable diners
119 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.7
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (82)special occasion (79)hot spot (42)romantic (33)good for groups (24)vibrant bar scene (21)notable wine list (21)neighborhood gem (18)late-night find (13)kid-friendly (8)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (2)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Very nice
    nelsonVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    First time at Nobu Waikiki. Very good food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A very special experience
    Lance
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My family had always wanted to try Nobu's and we finally had a good excuse to challenge the Waikiki traffic, so we have it a shot. The entire evening was fun and enjoyable. Starting with a couple of Nobu's signature cocktails (the cucumber white peach sangria was awesome!), then on to a few cold dishes, all of which were excellent. The best dish of the night had to be the sea bass special. It was possibly the best fish my wife had ever eaten and we were both born and raised in Hawaii, home of fabulous seafood! Our suggestion, don't even bother trying to navigate the menu alone. The staff are all very knowledgable, friendly and eager to help. Everything our waiter suggested was right on the money.
    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.
  • Nobu is Inconsistent
    GourmetGhettoGoerVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Nobu is an interesting restaurant chain. We have been to several locations and have found the food quality and service to be inconsistent. Never is it not good, but it can be stellar, depending on the location. For example, the "pop up" Nobu at the Indian Wells tennis tournament is as good as a creative Japanese restaurant gets. Our recent experience in Waikiki and a year ago in San Diego were examples of good but not outstanding meals, as well as rushed service. There was literally no time to catch our breath in between courses. There were also no specials on the menu in Waikiki, except for the frozen Chilean Seabass with Miso, a variation of their signature black cod dish. One would think there would be fresh seafood specials here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic restaurant
    Gary
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The food, service, ambiance, are all fantastic. My fourth time to Nobu. Will go as often as possible!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best sushi
    Justvisiting
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    one goal of our family when we travel is to find exceptional food, and Nobu Honolulu did not dissapoint
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The delicious fish dishes
    Hawaii777
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    It is possible to eat delicious fresh fish, and we are very pleased with. In particular, large Toro tartare, sea urchin is a rarity.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night!
    lovetodine
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We were a group of 5 and had a wonderful night at Nobu. The food was outstanding and the service perfect. Delicious but pricey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nobu Rocks It Every Time!
    harrykhiVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We LOVE Nobu and have been regular patrons since it opened here 5+ years ago. Food, (Fish & Sushi), service, entire staff and the whole place is simply a knock out punch!! We eat only Fish & Vegeys so it is the too die for authentic Japanese food. Sushi Chefs are amazing and we usually sit with them to enjoy watching their artistic flair and delicate prep work. If you think Morimoto is it, think again cause hands down, Nobu kicks them around the block every time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Experience
    smasu777
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My wife and I have been working long hours and we've been waiting for a night out to reconnect with each other...my friends recommended Nobu so we booked our reservation. We were greeted at the front by two professional hostesses and was escorted to our table. Our server was friendly and explained everything on the menu and wine list...his recommendations were "spot on" and both my wife and I truly enjoyed our evening. The quality of the food was fantastic and the saki was truly tasty! The experience felt like our "first date" together since our work schedules have been hectic and spending quality time has been "non-existent"...and we've only been married 18 months!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fines bouches!
    jeanpaulrenoir
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I was at the Suchi counter with two very demanding Japanese ladies always in search of culinary excellence. Kaori the suchi chef is excellent from the culinary, service, and leadership standpoints. My wife refuses to go to Nobu unless she can eat at the counter in front of Kaori. The combination of a la carte sushi/sashimi/ and other raw, cold, or steamed, grilled and seared fish is the best in Honolulu without a doubt. My guests were delighted. When it comes to the wine the pricing is abusive for example you charge nearly 6 times the Costco price for a bottle of Louis Jadot Pouilly Fuisse. This is not only excessive but somewhat insulting. I would review this if I were you, and note that I am not a person usually on "a budget".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Camb
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Nobu never disappoints ! I have been to Nobu in Las Vegas several times and had terrific meals. The Nobu in waikiki is just as good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • tasty
    Rappy
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    A mark and great food and nice treated professional friendly people yiu have.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love It!
    Cici
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Almost worth it
    santarosatouristsVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrible service
    AA127
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nobu
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A bit disappointing.
    CDevine
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappoints
    OnemanstreasureVIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Experience to be Savoured
    AliB
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    ChuckRoberts
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Truly made our occasion special. We bad a great time. Good food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth Every Penny!
    sbwklb
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best in Waikiki
    JPinvestVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous creative Japanese cuizine
    marketran
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing!!!
    iwalsh
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Menu and service
    DanaNVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    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 !
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Great
    hungry
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    as always, Nobu is fantastic... the best service, great food
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXACTLY WHAT WE EXPECTED
    JustADiner
    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
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wedding night dinner - FANTASTIC!
    CaptMagnov
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yellowtail
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Fabulous food, great service, refreshing cocktails!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Artistry
    TeacherSalary
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No wonder the President dines here!
    Lani
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliably Good
    PatsVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Would never miss an opportunity to dine at Nobu when in Honolulu. Never disappoints. Best eggplant ever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Presentations!
    BeckyJVIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nobu's brings the flavors
    mark8fatfat8
    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!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nobu Waikiki is great!!!
    Backwater
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Nobu Experience
    TheTravelingFoody
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    '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.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    This was our second time at Nobu Waikiki and again it didn't disappoint. Excellent food and service
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  • Outstanding
    Ashvin
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Great food, Great service ... one of a kind experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What an amazing dinning experience.
    NZAussieBoyz
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.