Nobu Los Angeles

4.7
1660 reviews
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$50 and over
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Japanese
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
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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Delivery or takeout
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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Neighborhood
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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 1660 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
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4.1
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
5.0Dined 4 days ago

I love this restaurant! Great service, great food & great atmosphere!!

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OT
5.0Dined 5 days ago

It was a wonderful experience it was our first time at a Nobu restaurant and all of my questions were answered in a quick efficient manner

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SM
5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

From the presentation throw the first flavoures, hiden flavoures and after taste everything is thought for you to have an incredible experience with an incredible creativity to combinate japanees traditional cuisine with the newes european techniques and international ingredien (for example the taco wagyu)

We got a personalized tasting menu made by our waiter that gave us an incredible service.

The wine list is perfect to maridate the fish

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OT
3.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Nobu food is always great, but service was very random. Good for parts, then really bad at the end. Constantly trying to track down our waiter.
And then when it came time for the bill, waiter no where to be found so we asked the waiter at the next table to help, and that’s when things went downhill. Instead of just taking the 2 credit cards and splitting the bill, it turned into a whole production. The CC machine had to be brought to the table, each persons name was called OUT Loud and said LOUDLY what your bill amount was, then the machine is put in your face to make sure you add a tip, the whole process was greatly embarrassing and annoying.
I will not return here, will just stick with Matsuhisa when I want high end sushi AND decent service.

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R
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Art, our server was excellent, as well as the entire staff. Everything on the menu is delicious and we let Art order for us.

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JJ
4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Though not anywhere near the Malibu experience or physical space, food and drinks were delicious and servers friendly fast and helpful.

Oddly I was initially urged to allow the restaurant to order for us as it “works better, “ due to number of specials unique and not in menu... this was logical if pushy. But the kicker was being told ( in a nice way but in front of guests) I could set a price point. Our server was lovely after I simply ignored the suggestion and asked for specials of fish and veggies people liked, and then ordered what we wanted. Overall this just seemed scripted??? Snd discussing price at table was tacky. We spent approx $1600 for dinner for eight .. so we weren’t stingy. :)

This was a birthday dinner of eight... not a private dinner for twenty with a prearranged menu, where a price point discussion BEFORE the meal would have been not only appropriate but necessary..

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EH
1.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Was out of 2 of the dishes requested. Ambience not great. Good covered in sugar.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Great food. Outstanding service!

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DD
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Amazing food. Server was great, but seemed a little slammed.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Great, it was a wonderful experience

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RT
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

The restaurant was amazing from start to finish. The food, the drinks, everything it was all delicious. Our server was amazing aswell although I can’t remember his name (I think it was Zach) but he was great and even though it was really busy the service felt extremely personal.

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LH
5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Definitely worth the hype. Celebrated our anniversary and chose a great selection of food. Ate a lot but didn’t have that crazy OMG “I’m too full” feeling. Everything was wonderful!

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MK
5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Everyone loved everything we ordered, as always. This is my 3rd Nobu location I’ve been to and it was great. Can’t go wrong with the miso black cod, bento box, sushi, and the tofu tobanyaki is an amazing vegan option. Highly highly recommend Nobu if you’ve never been

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OT
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Favourite restaurant group anywhere in the world. Every dish always to exact same quality wether in America Dubai or england. Staff always of the highest quality also

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Loved our first experience! Food and service was worth every penny!

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J
4.0Dined on June 24, 2018

It’s always a good time. Arrived 30 min late but still attended us so that’s nice. Great food and ambience!

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OT
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Best modern style japanese in town.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Highly recommend

Fantastic food , fantastic service

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T
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Our dinner was fabulous!

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OT
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Great food. Great ambiance. Friendly waiter.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

The food and service where amazing

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T
4.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Awesome a bit pricey but food was great as was service

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OT
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

It’s a great restaurant! Great food, great alcohol, great service...

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TM
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

My boyfriend and I took his daughter to Nobu's to celebrate her 21st birthday! She said it was the best birthday dinner she's ever had! She also thought the sushi was the best she's ever had too. The waiter was super personable and made our dining experience that much greater! I hope anyone who enjoys quality sushi will visit this restaurant. Ambience is supreme and food and cocktails were delicious!

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3.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Service très insuffisant pour un niveau de prix élevé. Il a fallu redemander notre cocktail à 2 reprises il avait été oublié. L’eau proposé était en bouteille donc facturé ce qui n’est pas habituel aux USA. Les plats n’ont pas été amenés en même temps ce qui fait que le premier servi voyait son plat refroidir en attendant le plat de l’autre personne. Enfin le personnel était bruyant se parlant entre eux, ce qui n’est vraiment pas du niveau d’un restaurant de cette catégorie de prix.
Nous avons trouvé en revanche la décoration très réussi et en particulier les luminaires.

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BC
4.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Overall everything was tasty although the Chilean Sea Bass was unevenly cooked with the center being almost raw. Some of the food wasn't hot. Inconsistent. The pork belly is still on my mind, unforgettable. The Lobster dish was creative but didn't work for me because the sauce fought with the meat, both sweet. The service was very good until the end when our waitress left and there was a long wait to order dessert so we just left without. Final grade B

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OT
1.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Overpriced conveyor belt sushi

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MA
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Came to LA for a pre-wedding trip with some friends and we decided to head to Nobu- it was better than we imagined! Our server(gentleman in the back section by trees, emp#5704 on receipt) was WONDERFUL! We’re all vegetarians so he took it upon himself to customize our menu for the night and made sure we got everything we needed. The food was excellent and we had a chance to explore combinations of spices and vegetables we wouldn’t normally try. Overall- definitely a eatery you need to check out if in LA!

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

It was one of the best meals we’ve ever had, with nine handpicked courses from our server. Every single course was delicious, and our server was attentive and knowledgeable. Would recommend for any special occasion!

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KS
5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Amazing !!!!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

It was quiet possibly the most expensive meal I have ever had but it was super delicious! Our waiter created the special menu for us so we were expecting a large bill. We tried all their popular dishes and had fun going on a taste journey. Our most favorite part of the meal is the strawberry snow cone/gelato dessert which was happiness in my mouth!

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MH
4.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Everything we tried was amazing! Must try the wagu beef dumplings and the rock shrimp in creamy sauce! Also sushi was delicious 😋

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OT
2.0Dined on June 4, 2018

I love the waygu that comes with the stone and you cook it at your table. I order it at every Nobu but for some reason there's Nobu they bring it on the stone already cooked and then pour fire over it. Our waygu was completely black all the way through.. that's not how you serve/eat waygu especially at Nobu. Our waitress was rather unfriendly and kept forgetting drinks and never checked on us. I let the waiter know as soon as the waygu got there this is not what we ordered and she shrug it off.. I also asked to speak with the manager Jarad who didn't even take us seriously even though we spent $700. I just wanted to leave after such a terrible experience and the valet guy was gone and Jarard was running all over looking for him. This was the worst Nobu experience I've personally had and this would have NEVER happened at the Malibu or Newport Beach location. This location needs some serious reminders and help.

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GL
5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Great food and good times

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OT
3.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Artichoke salad and new style salmon is salty, not my favorite. But other dishes was good.

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GL
4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

I was expecting something more espectacular like what I have experienced in Bahamas, Monte Carlo, Miami o Melbourne. Unfortunately was just ok and no súper as usual. The Seabass was nothing special and the beef with like teriyaki sauce very tasty. All the cold dishes just average like any other restaurant no Nobu style. However I would like to experience the Nobu flavors and I will keep going to all of them.

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JC
2.0Dined on May 28, 2018

The TACO's were the SMALLEST tacos I have ever seen. They were literally only 1 inch long and they charged $15 for two of these taco's. The food here is EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE and you dont get much of it at all. We left after ordering 2 appetizers and some sushi and went to Katana, another sushi place 4 blocks away they provided much more food for the price you paid.

Nobu offers the WORST food value for any Restaurant I have visited in the last 10 years.

Its a nice place inside, but you pay SKY HIGH PRICES and literally get No Food on your Plate !!!!!!!

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OT
5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

The server made my experience at nobu excellent and desired to come back. Excellent choices!!

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AH
5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Awesome sushi

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Everything was amazing! We picked our own items at first and then had the staff recommend their favorites. Everything recommended to us was superb. The Wagyu rib eye with ponzu and crispy onion was our favorite for cooked dishes, for raw I’d say the yellowtail w/jalapeño topped our list.

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