Nobu Los Angeles

4.7
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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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.1
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal of my life!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Had to wait almost 30 minutes to be seated after our reservation start time. We arrived a few minutes before our reservation—guess it didn’t pay to be timely.

LG
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a great time celebrating a very special birthday. All the food was fantastic. Everything with its own unique taste. Truly enjoyable evening. Don’t be shy to let the waiters build the menu for you. They do a fantastic job

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience2

So so food.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I’ve been to a lot of Nobus, this one was the most disappointing. Ambiance and Service both don’t live up to Nobu standard. Other than the signature Nobu dishes, the rest of the menu was very forgettable.

OT
Sydney / NSW
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so good we didn’t take any images!

R
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I travel the world to find a small piece of gold every place I stay and Nobu is probably the best place I have ever ate

MR
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Would definitely return.

L
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m not sure what the name of our server is, but he definitely accommodated us to the fullest and was one of the better waiters we’ve had at Nobu. Excellent ~

m
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Thought it was generic and food mediocre.

M
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!!!! Great food!!! Great service!!!! Thank you for a great time

I
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always my go to, always amazing and delicious. I have tried so many new up and coming Japanese restaurants but Nobu is way above all of them.

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Very nice and great service~

AV
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Divine food, premier services, nice atmosphere. Was a bit noisy on a Sat night, but otherwise, an amazing experience.

s
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

We had a table the looked as if it it sat 6 sat 10-12 of the loudest and most intoxicated people sat right beside us (and in the middle of the restaurant!) jt sucked the life out of every table around us and everyone had their kids with them and it was disappointing that nobu didn’t ask them to be quiet or move them to a corner or another room where it wouldn’t affect so many people.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Good meal. Always dependable.

OT
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing !! Excellent service and advise to order from the endless menu

MJ
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Table for two at this highly rated restaurant shouldn't feel like your sitting at a food court table. Table was small and so close to other tables we couldn't even have a private conversation.

Good was ok but not worth the price at such a tiny portion.

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Birthday. Delicious food

TB
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience!! Our waiter Josh was so in tune with our likes and dislikes. The prices were incredibly high for the amount of food, but overall it was a pleasant experience.

AS
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere at the LA location is so different than the Malibu location. It's dark, louder music, definitely a sexy date night place! From the moment you enter the doors, the whole service team is great! Our server was amazing, the drinks were fabulous - I couldn't get enough of the lychee & elderflower martinis! Last but not least, the food will not disappoint. We stuck with mostly nigiri since we wanted some simple pieces, and the quality was amazing. Finally, although we were stuffed, they brought us an anniversary dessert!

Much love Nobu! See you soon!

JG
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Really disappointing. Food and service we’re far below expectations for this super high end, expensive, global brand. I’ve eaten in several Nobu’s around the world and have always loved the experience. Nobu Beverly Hills has done a huge disservice to the global brand's equity.

Soggy, stodgy rice...the biggest no no in sushi. Hurried service, to the point that we were almost pushed out of the door at the end of our meal. Sports on several TVs (is there no escape from sports?!)

JR
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience2

Service staff (except one nice guy) were inattentive, forgetful, cold. Dress code of patrons varied from tee shirts and hoodies and baseball caps upward. Not the experience I expected. Nothing like Nobu London unfortunately.

JJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s birthday

RR
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

A5 steak was served overcooked. Forgot one of my order.staff were attentive

OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Nobu and the service was just brilliant ! Our waiter recommended us a lot of dishes as I’m from the UK and everything was so different here didn’t have a clue what was on the menu. Food was lovely, definitely worth checking out !

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was delicious. Waiter terrific. He made suggestions for a sushi eater and non eater. Everything —lobster taco,shashimi, wavy beef, sea bass, crab and shrimp tempura, banana dessert and bread pudding all perfect.Only problem- very expensive. But it was a great special experience. Loved it.

f
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Josh our waiter always makes our experience over the top in every way.

RD
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Friendly staff uneven delicious food. Even saw a celebrity!

DE
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall superb food and service. Dante was our server and he was delightful. He suggested perfect dishes and combinations and his service was flawless. Nobu is expensive but you get what you pay for. Fantastic experience.

AD
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing. We go weekly and it ever disappoints.

WP
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food at Nobu is extraordinary - it's so good. My only issue was with our server. He was a nice guy, competent but he assumed we wanted him to order for us. I want recommendations not what my server thinks I want.

LH
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food, service and atmosphere. My husband and I love date nights here.

f
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for the first time with my girlfriends for my birthday and had a great experience. We originally ordered three tasting menus but the server had told us since it was our first time she recommended doing a family style type of tasting menu for us. We trusted her and had her choose all of our dishes and it was great! The one thing I wouldn’t order is their fried shrimp tempura thing. It was really heavy and very generic. Star of the night was the black cod miso!

SR
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience2

The food didn’t seem up to the standard of other Nobu restaurants, our table was late and we had just started eating when the staff informed us the kitchen would be closing soon so would need to order everything immediately, and also order dessert before we had finished eating mains. The staff tried to make us pay for a bar tab that wasn’t ours and got annoyed with us when we insisted we didn’t have those drinks.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Everything was great except the server who didn’t seem to care.

CL
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome! Celebrated NYE & daughter’s bday - yellowtail sashimi w jalapeño in yuzu sauce, sashimi salad, rock shrimp tempura and a couple of rolls. Delicious! Great service! Amazing food! Fun night!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Never had a steak drenched in teriyaki sauce for $80

NB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seriously wow

MM
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s high priced, but if you can do it, it’s worth it. From start to finish, these are the flavors. It makes a special occasion special.