Nobu Los Angeles

4.7
1849 reviews
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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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Phoenix
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall great experience! The food was awesome. Everything we ordered was a hit. I also appreciate the server’s recommendations as well. Portion sizes were very small but that worked good for me since I’m a light eater.

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SR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everyone minute of hit. Waiter was very helpful made us feel comfortable and was very informative. The bar tenders were awesome. Every single person that helped us or in some way worked with us was amazing. Will be back for sure.

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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

We loved our first experience at Nobu. We let the server select our meal throughout the evening and enjoyed that very much, but the food came out very fast. We asked to have things slow down, but it was still too quick. It was hard to keep up with what was what, different people brought our food out. We would have liked it more if our server took the time to come by and speak with us throughout the meal and explain his selections. While our server was friendly, he was not as personable as we would have liked. Overall, we did enjoy ourselves, but we expect a bit more at a fine establishment such as Nobu and it's high-end prices. We would have like to have savoured the meal more. We look forward to experiencing other Nobu restaurants.

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EB
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service! Amazing food! It was my first time here. I came for my birthday and I had a wonderful time. The shrimp tempura and the tacos were lovely!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The quality of the fish was amazing but unfortunately we witnessed a chef drop the knife he was using to cut the sushi on the floor and he picked it up and continued using it. Definitely made us nervous to eat anything that came after. The food was interesting and good but all of the dishes that weren’t sushi were overly salty (and this came from 3 people in our party who agreed). Very cool restaurant and fun to be at.

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JC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Servers were incredibly friendly and knowledgable. We had a great meal.

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1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was good experience. Was hoping for a special something for our date but nothing. Food was still good

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Restaurant was closed (and had been closed for 3 hours) due to power outage. this one gets completely blamed on Open Table for not providing a cancelation notice/email prior to showing up. Sorry for the bad review, Nobu, but you should have a little chat with Open Table...

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Power went out after our first dish. It was delicious. Unfortunately the service had to be discontinued.

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NB
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, our waiter was so nice, great customer service

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K
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. From the bar staff to the dining experience. Great knowledge and great service.

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LM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing! The food is outstanding and excellent service. Just be ready so spend the money.

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RS
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In LA for a couple of days and wanted an excellent dining experience. Nobu did not disappoint. Our server, Kai, was outstanding.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first trip to Nobu LA, we have dined with the group all over Australasia and Europe. This first experience with Nobu in LA was specially memorable and compliments goes out to our server Becky and how she was able to tailor an experience for us made it very special.

The ambiance was great, the tailored menu was an absolute wow and the Chefs were able to time the dishes out nicely. Whenever the next time I come back to LA, I will make a stop here.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it and our waiter Josh was outstanding!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was visiting from Dallas! Our waitress recommending so many great options and it was all delicious. Will definitely be coming back.

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Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and service!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good! And amazing service!

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New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always superb. Don’t overorder the hot entrees as they are very filling.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and atmosphere. Worth the price. Had great drinks, sushi, and desserts.

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IB
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can’t ever go wrong here! Always delicious

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. Great service, delicious food and loved the ambience

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best seafood and fresh sushi I have had this far. Beautiful dining room and ambiance. Our waiter was great at giving tips and how to get the most food for your budget. Definitely a great luxury experience on vacation.

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Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience ⭐️⭐️🌟⭐️🌟

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing! This was probably one of the best meals I’ve ever had. The service is immaculate. A little on the pricier side but if you have the opportunity to go and are willing to spend, this is a must!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I cannot stress enough- stay away.
Absolutely no business being open.
Waiter disappeared for 25 minutes.
Food was old, order came out all wrong.
No bartender, I am still waiting for my drink.
Manager is clueless.
I think the staff was on drugs.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place

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San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We asked our server to put a tasting together for us and were not disappointed. Everything was delicious. Our kids (who are cautious eaters) had the same food as us and agreed that they loved everything. All in all a lovely experience.

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LG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food. Great service and tastes you do not find anywhere else

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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were amazing and we loved the intimate atmosphere — just the right level of lighting.

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JB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved! So many dishes and drink items to choose from. The plate rotation makes for a really good dinner experience. Every dish I ordered was fresh and perfectly flavored. I highly recommend the yellowtail jalapeño sashimi. Going to make Nobu a must go in every city that has one!

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1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I took wifey to Nobu for Valentine’s Day. The food was exquisite but that was expected. The prices however are not justified by the overly modest quantity of food on the dishes. Every dish felt like a “tasting dish” than an actual dish. I really don’t mind the high prices just to be clear. What I do mind is always feeling hungry after every dish because the portions are so tiny. Having said that it’s fine for a very special occasion but in my advice to everyone is do not show up hungry!!

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1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always amazing

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

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Hawaii
19 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I think our expectations were too high. If we were going to our neighborhood sushi place we would have been happy, I guess we expected Nobu to be a few steps above. The food and ambiance were fine, nothing extraordinary.

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S
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The average price of a piece of sushi is $8. So unless you have money to spend, don’t go there hungry.

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MC
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Josh (N I think his last name started with cause I know there are two) was our waiter and was great with suggestions as we were overwhelmed with the menu. The food was impeccable and the drinks were amazing too

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service consistently

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PH
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Generally disappointing and mediocre. I was excited to go, but happy when the meal was over.

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