Nobu Los Angeles

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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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We require a credit card to hold your reservation for New Year's Eve. You have 24 hours to cancel. If you were to cancel or no show you may be subject of a $25 per person.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing and very pleasant to order from. She was very informative

C
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I come from Vancouver: the land of delicious fresh sushi, tapas, and izakaya so my preferences may be skewed. Nobu offers a fantastic dining ambiance and unique flavour in their signature dishes. However, there is nothing in its offering that would give it the liberty to stand out.

The Yellowtail Jalapeno, advertised by the server as a signature dish, delivered a strong and umami dressing for the otherwise dry and mediocre yellowtail otoro. The Black Cod Miso was gently cooked and smooth, but overtly salty to taste. The Nigiri assortment (uni, scallop, salmon, bluefin), though well-delivered, pales in comparison to even the most modest of aburi selections from street-corner omakase in Vancouver. The wagyu beef and wagyu beef tacos were refreshing takes on an otherwise mainstream selection, but lacked the luster to justify its inflated price per ounce.

Overall, the food may be considered decent. Perhaps even top-notch by California standards. However, if you're visiting from out of town or prefer a finer selection of specially crafted seafood to fulfill your refined tastebuds, you're better off spending your money on a personal chef visit (probably for less money). Or perhaps fly to Vancouver to enjoy some truly world-class omakase.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good experience

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nobu definitely lives up to its name. The environment was very ambient and had an intimate feel to it. It was our anniversary and I would say I was very impressed with the service and food quality!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was just as good as Malibu and less of a “scene”. The cocktails too long to get to our table but was very good. Overall food was fantastic and service friendly.

l
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing dinner. By far the freshest most delicious meal I have had in a long time. Took my girlfriend here for her birthday and she loved it. We ended up going with a few items that our server recommended and they were all great. Try the snapper with sabatino truffle dry miso and the yellowtail with jalapeno, soooo good. Definitely pricey but you get what you pay for and its worth every penny.

I would totally recommend this place if you would like to impress that special someone. I will be coming back!

MS
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for my birthday, it was a great experience. The server was knowledgeable and with our input, designed our meal. The Black cod was absolutely the best thing on the menu, and My aversion to sea scallops may have been lifted. Be ready to spend over $100 for per person to eat a full meal, more with drinks.

CC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been to a few Nobu locations before. Both in New York, Miami and DC. This was the first time going to Nobu Los Angeles and it fantastic as I expected. Bluefin Toro is a go to

AC
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service was excellent. Ambience and decor was disappointing and the valet area in front is on a very busy, dangerous street.

OT
Munich
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, whiskey selection was decent, and the staff were great.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great birthday dinner!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brought a complimentary scoop of tiramisu gelato for our anniversary. Good service, but wouldn’t recommend letting the servers order for you unless you tell them EVERYTHING you like and/or don’t like.

m
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best experience

a
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service, food, drinks and decor. You couldn’t ask for a better evening to impress guests. The wait staff brought us dishes to share family style, all of which were a culinary adventure. They made recommendations when asked which were always spot on. Keep drinks and water flowing and we’re attentive without being overbearing. We had a large party and I commend the staff for such excellent service. Beautiful decor and every detail has been thought out. Fantastic!

ME
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delectable, divine, always innovative and spectacular! When you have a group of friends coming in from all around the world, and you want to make sure they will have an absolutely perfect dining experience the only place to make a reservation is Nobu!

MZ
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Came here for my husband’s birthday. Food is great, but definitely overpriced. Service was simply unexplainable! We barely finished the last piece of sushi, when a waitress appeared and whisked away plates and chopsticks. It was a very uncomfortable feeling. Every time, one used plate taken away and replaced with another. A constant coming and going of plates. When our main courses arrived. Only one came, the other two showed up 10 mins later. When we asked our server why we couldn’t all eat together, he told us it’s family style! Go figure!! Have eaten at other Nobu restaurants, don’t remember the service being so chaotic.

R
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation for 4 and were seated quickly. The restaurant is beautiful and everyone was friendly and helpful. Our server did a good job of describing the menu items and gave us good advice on how to order. The food was great!

L
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, cocktails, ambience and service! Had an amazing evening!

Y
Miami
103 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not like any Japanese restaurant you’ve ever tried. It’s not only a great meal but an amazing experience. The way the chef pairs and blends flavors is truly a masterpiece of perfection. Highly recommend.

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wasn’t blown away by the food; service was great though and the ambience is very sexy. I’ve had better miso black cod and hamachi Kama. They were out of the brick grilled fish, unfortunately. Super expensive for just so-so Japanese Izakaya

AF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent place to dine, food was totally amazing but one glitch, everyone was taking care of us, we felt very special, but there was one team member, an oriental girl that would come up every second and tried to take our plates regardless if we were done with our food or not. That made us pretty uncomfortable, because one thing is having your plates taken and table clean in synchrony and another was having this girl coming and even asking at all times “are you done ? Are you done?” Maybe is the way she was told to do it but she needs to slow down and wait. I was even taking food from my plate to my mouth and she came to ask if I was done 🙄 ( annoying!!). That’s the only glitch we all on out table had. Everything else was Great !

DT
New England
16 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always delicious

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the signature tasting menu, which was a little pricey, but was WORTH IT in flavor.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t go wrong with Nobu. Always the first choice. People from out of town always want to go here as well. Good for business as well.

AF
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service but it will cost you will pay for it.

PP
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Overpriced & overrated. We had degustation menu. They couldn’t tell us what was on it so it was created on the fly. It had no variety & was boring. We paid $450US ($700 AUD) & definitely was not worth it. Would never recommend NOBU LA & will never go there again. Nothing like NOBU Melbourne which is great.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, good ambiance, and hip place to be. Although very nice, the sushi prices were outrageous.

BD
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nobu always takes care of me very well!!! The manager Darren Kim is the man!!!

S
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing from start to finish. The customer service in this place is phenomenal the second you walk in the door. I was surprised because of the stature of this place but the genuineness from the servers, hostesses and managers is impeccable. The food is outstanding and WORTH every penny! Would go here time and time again. I’ll ask for Kai every time.

J
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time!

J
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kai was an excellent waiter and made our family’s first experience at Nobu amazing! He was highly knowledgeable about the dishes and made us feel very comfortable! We also loved the ambiance of the restaurant.... very stress free and relaxing environment... Wonderful first experience here and definitely not our last!

a
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Josh was amazing. Recommended awesome dishes

M
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from entering the restaurant all the way to leaving!

GS
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! The staff were fantastic and the food was incredible. Will definitely be back!

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner experience was amazing. I apologize for not remembering our server’s name but he was incredible. We were completely overwhelmed with the menu. His recommendations were appreciated and perfect for us! The receipt indicated Employee #4483 and table #105.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always but seems portion sizes are getting smaller and smaller

AO
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and excellent service. Kai was helpful and accommodating and made brilliant recommendations.

ZW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent

OT
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. New Nobu Mai Tai drink was amazing!!!

OT
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The overall experience