Nobu Los Angeles

4.6
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Japanese
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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
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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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1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience for our anniversary! We were really glad we could make it before the city-wide restaurant closures.

CW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Me and my husband came here for dinner and enjoyed everything! It took a while for our drinks but our waiter made up for it with shots on him! Will come again.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience2

We’re regulars at all the Nobu restaurants all over the world, if there’s a Nobu we will be going, in LA we normally go to Matsuhisha or else Nobu Malibu and we had never been to this Nobu and we will never go again.

The restaurant is very tired and definitely not up to the Nobu standard this is something I wouldn’t say anything about if it wasn’t for the horrible service we received from our more than arrogant waiter.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nobu LA has always been a great experience.
The service is always on point.
This time around we had a vegan in the group, so we requested that 25% of the items be vegan.. I was initially worried but ended up completely overwhelmed with how delicious EVERYTHING was.
We will definitely be returning.
I struggled for two days after to figure out what to eat for dinner because, well, what can possibly compare after that meal?

b
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were perfect. It made a remarkable night for a birthday!

G
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very expensive restaurant that is not worth the value of the money you’ll spend. If you’re looking for an authentic sushi experience I’d find some place else that does a more intimate sushi experience. Nobu is a washed up Japanese restaurant.

NL
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That wagu beef tho! Our dinner, while expensive, was unbelievable and absolutely worth the price. We’ll definitely be coming back on occasion and trying other things on the menu!

P
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant, would definitely recommend to anyone!

B
Phoenix
58 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was terrific. Service was so-so - we had to track down our server twice - no one checked on us after our initial order. Overall, a bit disappointing for a Nobu.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, coupled with an amazing waiter. All around service super!
Thx
Fyi...We have eaten at two other Nobu Restaurants, New York and Palo Alto, Nobu Los Angeles surpassed their great service and atmosphere! That is hard to do ;)
Renee Sundquist

E
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food took a little bit of time to come to our table

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Josh was amazing!

MS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the greatest night thanks to our waiter Josh who provided an extraordinary service with his knowledge, charm and wits.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place, amazing food, great service, big ticket. Delicious though!

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

The host was plain rude. Someone should explain to them that this behavior is outdated.
Everything else was great!

DH
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The black cod in miso was amazing!!!!

It was friends first time in Los Angeles and we had a great time.

L
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nobu NEVER disappoints! Our faves and standard dishes: ribeye with crispy onions (we order two orders when my husband and I bring.l our 16 year old), shrimp with the creamy spicy sauce, black miso cod, spinach salad with the truffle dressing is to die for. Appetizers: wagyu gyoza and those awesome little tacos.
And do get the lychee and elderflower cocktail. Delicious!!!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal of my life!

NC
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Really amazing food and fusion of flavours. Service was mediocre though. As Nobu has a good reputation, overall I’d say the experience fell short of my expectations.

J
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! To the service,food,atmosphere! I highly recommend!

GP
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Overall a good dining experience but not a 5 star rating for Nobu La Cienega.
Few mistakes happened with the order and although service was very friendly it felt rushed.
The high prices didn’t accurately reflect the standard of food. The salmon nilgiri and tempura was nicw but nothing noteworthy.
Would I go again.. maybe but not in a hurry.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
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
12 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
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
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

So so food.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
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 on February 12, 2020
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~