Nobu Los Angeles

4.7
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
2004 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$50 and over
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details
What 2004 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
A
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The best in LA. Everything was perfect 👌🏻

HJ
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about our trip to Nobu was amazing! The setting, the food and our server, Josh, were all fantastic from start to finish. Josh picked our menu for us and I couldn’t fault any of the dishes we tried. The wine we had was lovely too! Overall, a great night out!

MN
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Banto box dessert was awesome, crab sushi ordered twice, all the food was great, waiter could do no wrong, loved it!

a
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service by Dante. Request him when you go. He makes the best recommendations and designs a menu for you that is fantastic.

O
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was fresh and delicious as always. Service was sub par; it took fifteen minutes for a server to come over and take our drink orders & the drinks took quite a while to come out. We asked for our miso soup to come out first - it was served to us after 4-5 plates had already come out. They forgot one of our dishes and then brought it at the very end because he said it went to another table my mistake. We were celebrating a birthday and I was told when I made the reservation that if I ordered a dessert it would come out with “Happy Birthday, _____” on the plate - we were not hungry but I ordered a dessert anyways to celebrate - the dessert cake out normal with no writing. I told the waiter this and he happily brought out another with the writing. The food was good but for a restaurant that costs so much I expect top notch service, and I did not feel I got that at this Nobu’s location. I prefer the Malibu location much more. Was disappointed with this dining experience for how much it costs.

CL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nobu is always beyond delicious! Service is fantastic! Love everyone at the front desk too! Thank you for taking great care of us!!

LA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The amount of food was small compared to the price. I didn't feel we got good value for what we paid.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The waiter offered to select our menu for us, and we let him! Best meal ever, although very pricey.

B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Waiters were very rude and made you feel very uncomfortable and unwelcome would never attend this nobu again! Will take my money elsewhere

OT
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nephews wedding

C
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

absolutely fantastic occasion to celebrate my fiancees Birthday. Our waiter was fantastic as was the food and ambience, an absolute winner.

Chris
New Zealand

R
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

My husband and I went there for my birthday. The food was good, the service not so much. Our waiter was good at first, helped me figure out the menu. But when I sent something back because it was too spicy and I wanted to order something milder, I was told only our server could help me, and he was on a break. I've eaten in many restaurants in many countries, and I've never had a waiter take a break in the middle of a meal with no other server willing to help me. It took 15- 20 minutes for the staff to find out who was covering for him. Finally someone else took my order for a cucumber roll. By the time I got it, we had finished eating. Then we ordered dessert, and my tea never came. When I asked our server about it, he said, "Let me check. It needs to steep for a while." When he finally brought my tea, he said, let it steep. Since it was the color of water, it clearly hadn't steeped yet, and that made me wonder why he said it ha been steeping some place in the kitchen.
An expensive restaurant needs to be sure the service is good.
Someone there needs to figure that out.
We're not going back.

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

Birthday dinner. Great service. Loved everything. Server knew so much about the menu and was super helpful on what to order.

m
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The girls and I had a great experience! Waiter had excellent recommendations - the black miso cod was our favorite! Beautiful, nice and clean! Cocktails weren’t badly priced either :)

DJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was very good, though expensive. The service was incredible; our server offered to create a menu for us based on our preferences and knew the offerings of Nobu.

AM
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing, we’re from Canada so we don’t have a Nobu and it’s my favourite restaurant and I always make sure to go if I’m in a city that has one. Top notch service as well

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 3

Everything was fine, food took extra long to come out.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Muy buena experiencia

Report
FS
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing expérience ! Very nice place, high level. Service a little too quick.

AG
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing. The decor, the customer service and the food are all incredible.

RY
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious! Valet lacked in good service a bit.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambience. Service was fantastic.

s
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant ever!!! It’s as good as it was at the other location I’ve been to

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

Service is incredible but the quality of food and atmosphere have really declined over the years. Decor and atmosphere are cheesy, food was just okay. I’ve been many times over the years but this most recent experience was very disappointing. If you’re going to do Nobu in LA, def go with Malibu instead for atmosphere alone.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 4ambience 1

Terrible vibe and overpriced

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Nobu in LA and it did not disappoint. Our waiter, Kai, made our experience amazing. He was so knowledgeable about the food and steered us in the right direction, recommending items that weren’t even on the menu. Expect to drop a mother load of cash but also expect to be surprised. Thank you Kai for making it such a memorable experience for our family. You are the BEST!!!

KC
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far the best Japanese food I have ever had! Not only was the food incredible, but the service was amazing too. Our server, Kai, was so kind and knowledgeable that he helped us pick out all our courses and even wrote a congratulations note on my dessert since we mentioned to him in conversation that I'm starting law school next week. Will definitely come back here!

F
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal ever! The food was outstanding and our server Josh was amazing! We will be there whenever in the LA area!

TA
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great birthday experience.

CC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good restaurant à bit 20pct toi expensive for thé value

Report
CJ
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was amazing , nice atmosphere
And nice location

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good dining experience at Nobu, each dish was delicious and service was outstanding! Highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion, especially if you’re a foodie!

W
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Few items on the menu not available; clams, lamb chops etc.. the only disappointing bit.. beside would have loved to see butter fish

RW
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal. Adam our server was excellant.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Seating was not comfortable, sat at the bar

MA
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here and I loved it! I will be returning!

IO
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

Over priced, the food wasn’t that great, but the waiter did an awesome job!

RT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a very nice restaurant. I've heard a few socialites talk about it and it great. And the brussel sprouts are to die for.

TC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Food and service is amazing. However, it can be quite loud and the decour is a bit tacky.

VG
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fun time going there. The food is excellent. The vibe is great. You can’t go there and not enjoy yourself.

1
2
3
51