Nobu Los Angeles

4.7
1706 reviews
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$50 and over
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Japanese
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  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Creative Cuisine
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi
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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
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Phone number
(310) 657-5711
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jason Benavente
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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.
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Cross street
Willoughby
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1706 People Are Saying
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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Really lovely staff. A great experience from start till finish. Can not wait to return.

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s
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I used to go to Nobu in London many times. services were always excellent the genuinely greeting and warm welcome from staffs.
last Monday I went to celebrate by birthday at Nobu in LA, most of staffs are nice but one server was a bit rude, took the drink away without asking while I was still enjoying my dessert which is not a good manner for a fine dining like Nobu. when I asked her to bring me a glass of water she gave me the attitude face which is not nice.
when we need to order something hardly see anyone comes to ask but there was one Asian male server noticed that we needed some help. but we were enjoying our meals there were at least three times servers came to ask if we wanted to order more dishes. so I replied that we were not sure that was around 9.30pm so I asked if the kitchen will be closed soon she replied yes around 9.50pm I saw another table just got their food. I curious why they treated us differently.
comparing the food quality and size with the London branch. LA did not satisfy me like I used to get from London.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never a disappointment! Always fantastic! The service was great, and the food is truly some of the best

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BJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a really exquisite place to dine!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always outstanding. We order several items and each and every one was amazing. The bread pudding is sinful!!!

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VS
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is outstanding!!! It’s really good to have testing menus because you have a bite of a lot of great dishes. We loved it

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DN
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely Experience

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DT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our top five favorite restaurants in Los Angeles. The food is always solid. And the service is outstanding. We love Nobu ❤️🍣

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El Paso
17 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Our server was very rude. I guess she did not want to be there. Food was good. First time I feel I don’t want to come back to Nobu.

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c
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service with server selected menu.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the waitress create a bespoke tasting menu based on our preferences and it was incredible. We did end up spending $230 each but it was very worth it - tried 15 menu items between 3 of us. Everything was served in threes, which made things very easy to share. Would (in general) always recommend a tasting menu over ordering for yourself.

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AG
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server selected a perfect meal for us, just the right amount of food. She was very attentive but not intrusive. A great dining experience

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DP
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The dry miso sashimi was honestly some of the best tasting sashimi I’ve ever had. It was inventive and delicious.

That being said, the nigiri was subpar - honestly equal in quality to Sushistop but at 10x the price.

Ambience is incredible - it’s a truly beautiful restaurant.

Service is impeccable.

It’s super expensive, but that comes as no surprise - it’s Nobu.

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CF
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Overpriced but amazing food. Great Service, our waitress made great suggestions. she was great

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Probably one of the better sushi places in LA, but I wouldn’t say it’s fantastic. Poor value-for-money I would say. You come here for the ambience, not the food.

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KS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding taste and presentation! This is not your neighborhood sushi place. We just let our server keep bringing dishes and each selection was outstanding.

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KG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Love Nobu everywhere. That day wasn’t the best experience. But the food worth it.

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KS
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Birthday dinner that didn’t disappoint!

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A
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

My husband and I went to Nobu to celebrate the end of our honeymoon trip. The food we had was absolutely delicious, but our experience was diminished at the entrance when we were greeted by the hostess who gave us a speech about being 10 minutes late. As we are not from Los Angeles we got lost on our way there. When we were finally seated after she explained the 15 minutes policy, we realized the restaurant was not even full, and it stayed like this the whole evening, which I would have understood the speech for our fashionable lateness. Another comment is about the music which was a bit too loud for me as we had to speak louder to hear each other my husband and I. Otherwise, definitely would go back for the food and the tasting menu, which was impeccable. All the fish were fresh and I accompanied my food with sake which was definitely a treat. The desert was perfectly balanced for a 7 course menu and I loved the fact that we got to share food, I think it is a good formula. Overall, I would try again Nobu, but maybe at another location to compare.

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Staff very accommodating for our big group! Thanks for the hospitality:)

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Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant food was great. The servers were nice.

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JD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nubo, was our first time experience - we will return - perfect

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Overall very good, but we didn’t like the fact that there was no dedicated waiter to us or other tables, there were three different taking orders. We were much more satisfied last time.

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L
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Suggestions by staff were spot on. The recommendations to start with the trout, scallops and finish with the truffle albacore was great.
Overall, meal and service were excellent. Looking forward to Nobu opening in Toronto soon.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

Musique trop fort mais repas excellent

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m
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I came here for my 35th birthday and was hoping for a really special experience. The food was surprisingly underwhelming. I'm from San Diego, and the food is better at Sushi Lounge in Encinitas! It seemed very rushed, and small serving sizes were overpriced. The panko scallops were our favorite, everything tasted good, it was just a little disappointing overall.

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j
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We have been to a few Nobu’s around the workd and found LA to be one of our top favs. Really enjoyed the experience and can’t wait to go back.

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WR
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Unfortunately this was a poor meal and poor experience all round
This was not the standard good fare or experience that I have enjoyed in London or Monaco
Very disappointing

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CC
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I dine all over the world and this is still one of my favorite restaurants. I live in SF and often just make the trip down to enjoy the amazing food. This latest trip did not disappoint. If you want the best, this is it!

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EK
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Yellow tail jalapeño is always good. However, I noticed the presentation of the dish is not what it used to be. The size of the jalapeño has been the same every time I ordered. This time, you’ll see they are different in sizes in one plate. A5 wagyu was way too salty. Service hasn’t been good too. We had 2 birthdays and we didn’t even get any complimentary desserts.

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EL
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was outstanding. We were a group with different dietary restrictions and the chef made delicious food for all of us .

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JM
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was not as expected. It was average and I have had much better. Service was good to start with but in the end had to get up and find the server to get my check. Probably wouldn’t go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Over rated, rushed. Servers not genuine or overly nice. Service felt like a regular mom and pop hole in wall. Sushi is good but not the greatest. Over hyped. Wouldn’t care to go back.

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R
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire staff is very friendly from the manager to all the servers. Our server Art did a great job with recommendations as well as selecting some great dishes.

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D
Denver
37 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Here visiting the area with my son looking at colleges and wanted to try some good sushi.
First of all my initial impression of the restaurant was that it had a really nice special vibe. Loved the welcome from all the staff as we were seated!
The menu is big, so we opted for the tasting menu. Our waitress suggested that she choose some of the more popular menu items and keep the price the same. What a great suggestion!
Food was presented beautifully and we were very satisfied and full after the 7 different items we shared.
All the staff was friendly and efficient.
Had a wonderful experience. When back in town, will definitely come back!

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Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!! A must go to place in LA!! Terrific food! Not a bad dish on the menu, everything is great!

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FM
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always!

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MF
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the most singularly unique and amazing dining experiences of my life. Incredible food and service, and the ambiance was surreal and beautiful.

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A
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely AMAZING! Ambience. Food. Fellowship. Service. I will CONTINUE to eat here when I visit from ATL.

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BF
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, attentive service, great experience.

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