Nobu Los Angeles

4.6
2528 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 2528 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

It was ok but probably not worth the price

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SallyH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrate our twins 18th birthday

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SydneyS
Portland
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wasn’t super happy about the fact that we were charged for water. I feel like it wasn’t warranted.

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Katetheleo
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The greatest meal my husband and I have ever eaten. We were literally so happy just while eating because every bite was the best thing ever consumed. We couldn’t stop smiling the entire time. The house special roll, yellowtail scallion hand roll, rib eye onion and mango passion cocktail should all have hall of fame spots.

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KevinC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Another great Nobu experience Thanks to the LA team.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waiter Jeannis did not introduce herself, did not ask if we had any dietary restrictions. When asked for Omakase, she refused to offer. Instead saying how about server oamakase and how about some shrimp tempura!

When we asked that everyone will order their own and wont share, she wouldnt listen.

The qr code menu would not load on all the guest phones, it was a pain to look thru and swap phones

The waiter didnt know whats not available for the evening, she would go away and come back and say we didnt have this or that.

We have constantly ask for water and wait for it. This happened about 6 times during our dinner.

Finally, the hot dishes took forever, some other person came by and clearly said they are on the house but subbed different lower cost items.

The desserts we asked for are not available. Which restaurant serves shaved ice with strawberry syrup?

Spending 2k for an evening should have been a better experience, but it was not. We felt like the waiter was profiling and made us feel like we dont belong there.

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NikolaiH
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice restaurant, the food was amazing!
RECOMMENDED GOING THERE

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Vijay
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolute best dining experience my wife and I had by far! Justin was great and the food/drinks were off the chain.

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wawona
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Truthfully, this Nobu is not it. We sat in a paring lot that they turned into part of the restaurant...we ate our $300 on astro turf and our table and chairs were on a slope and we were not comfortable. The decor was cheap, and they had no music playing for half of the dinner so it was quiet and all you could hear is people chewing and talking around you. considering this is NOBU i'm shocked by this experience. Never go to any Nobu other than the one in Malibu. Trust me.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely life changing experience and best dinner we've ever had. We did the chefs 9 course omakase and what a lovely and whimsical adventure it was. Each dish was thoughtfully prepared, intricate and unique. It was fun not knowing the menu and being surprised with each dish. Beatrice was our server and she was just lovely! Helpful, sweet and attentive. Very much highly recommend!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Too sceney, overpriced, and there was a giant hair in my dish. Better off going to little Tokyo when in la for some authentic down to earth food

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vipMarkGregg
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter created a tasting menu for us when we gave him a budget - it was spectacular! Amazing food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The taste and presentation of food was incredible. However, The service was terrible. The staff was super nice personality wise, but we saw our waiter a total of 3x, he didn’t even close out our bill. It was hard to get someones attention. Our waiter also made a big deal about how we were getting the last batch of wagyu dumplings of the evening and went back to the kitchen to make sure they had them for us. He confirmed and then they never arrived. Then he told us they had sold out but we explained to him that he told us we were getting the last ones. The chef made an exception, but honestly nobu is really nice but this location was a bit manic. They weren’t even busy.

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Huzz
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Safe (not aventurous), fancy place to have a date or business meeting. It's more about the vibes than pushing creative or new cuisine. The vibes are clubby, fancy, lots of people wearing flip flops, jeans, sweatshirts etc. 0 dress code. Amazing wait staff. We had to wait 30 mins past our reservation time before being seated though...

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RiteshS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a really great experience having dinner at Nobu. Great Experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect service

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Don’t dine outside it feels extremely cheap.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

We arrived at the restaurant in time for our reservation at 9pm and were asked to wait at the bar for a few minutes - 30 minutes went by and we had to remind the hosts we were there before they would seat us. When we finally did get seated our waiter took an extreme amount of time to serve our food, bring drinks, etc. Service was unacceptable for how much we were paying.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing, curated a whole menu depending on our preferences and allergies.

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Tatiana
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We had reservations for 8 pm. Were seated at 8:15, didn’t see our server or get water until 8:40. He was MIA most of the night, was rushed when he was with us and made us feel very unwelcome. He did not check on us even once after we ordered to see if the food was to our liking etc. He did come back so we could place another drink order and order some more food. The only time he perked up was when we were ready for the check.
On the plus side the food was tasty. I will say nothing that really blew me away, we did order a couple apps, 7-8 hot dishes and 5 sushi handrolls. It came out fast and it was fine.
Honestly we will probably not be back. There are other better options for the price point and we wouldn’t want to bother the staff again.

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brigittes
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. They were very accommodating.

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vipMikeS
Orlando
17 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Never disappoints. Every piece of sashimi was perfectly prepared. They had a lobster special fixed for Waze that was spectacular.

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JoseH
Cancun
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Too expensive and we did nor received the service what we paid for

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Tiffany
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

My choice of food is normally simple because I can be a bit picky. Our server, T was super nice and accommodating. He asked us what we liked and what we didn’t, gave us suggestions, and put a couple dishes together in an omakase for us because I wasn’t that hungry and they normally serve omakase if everyone is planning to get that as well. The service here was great, I would come back just because of T. In terms of food, I would highly recommend the yellowtail dish and the shrimp tempura handroll!

MB
MoniqueB
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were above and beyond. Great flavor combinations. Friendly staff who steered us in the right direction.

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PatrickS
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is our place for first dates, and this is our best place for anniversaries!
Just Love this place!

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Shivani
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it there! Went for my best friend’s birthday and it was such an amazing ambience! 10/10 for sure!

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Steve
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

way overrated, overpriced, not impressed at all, especially for a Saturday night out.

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JosiahW
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Food was a disappointment. No flavor or wow factor.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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NatB
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flawless meal. It was a perfect setting for a special celebration

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RomaldP
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved as usual. Waitress was good . Fold was lovely.

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ChristineO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my husband were on our honeymoon and decided to try Nobu LA. I booked about 4 weeks in advance because they fill up really quick. We let the server create our menu! With a few questions of what we like and don’t like, she was able to pick items off the menu and as they came to the table they told us what we were about to eat. I have never experienced a restaurant that does this but everything we tasted was amazing! My husband had to have the A5 wagyu steak flambé style and WOW! It was so good! I would definitely be trying the Nobu that is near me in NYC and hope it is as good as this establishment! Thank you Nobu LA for an amazing dining experience, it was truly the best food my husband and I have ever had!

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GMSM
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

It was our first visit to Nobu. Did it live up to its name..yes. Food wise, excellent and spot on for quality, taste, presentation, creativity. The wait staff and kitchen staff was very helpful,, informative and courteous.. The reason it was not a 5 star experience for us was primarily the lack of ambience. We were seated at a corner table in the patio next to the server computer station. From there it was hard to fully justify the almost $150 per person price tag. When you eat at a high end place like Nobu you expect a certain level of ambience to fully enjoy the gastronomical delights in front of you. Our sincere suggestion to remove that table.

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vipLinda
Atlantic City
12 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honeymoon dinner outside dining. Beautiful lighting, heaters, gardens. Complimentary dessert was beautifully decorated and delicious. Food melted in your mouth-outstanding. Service was superb.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review