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About Nobu Los Angeles

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.

903 N. La Cienega Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi

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

Cross Street:
Willoughby

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 657-5711

Website:
http://www.noburestaurants.com/

Executive Chef:
Jason Benavente

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.

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

Nobu Los Angeles Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (36)
Good for a Date (33)
Fit for Foodies (30)
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Hot Spot (28)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Romantic (25)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Worth the Drive (18)
People Watching (17)
Good for Groups (16)
Authentic (15)
Tasting Menu (15)
Business Meals (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Cozy (9)
Healthy (9)
Fun (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Casual (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Tapas (6)
Quick Bite (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vegan (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (London)·Dined 2 days ago

I don’t remember the name of our waitress but she was absolutely outstanding. We visit Nobu in London regularly and the service in LA was so much better.

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

The decor is well thought out with authentic Japanese design. Open and private rooms available as well as alcohol and sushi bar. Reasonably priced customized menu along with good service. Best sushi spot I've been to by far.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

This was a disappointing experience. The service was poor and the food was marginal at best. The sushi was no better than an everyday strip mall. Absolutely not worth the wait. The bar area was empty so obviously the quality is really lacking here. This was unexpected since we were excited to eat here for our only open night in town. Skip this place and go next door.

Tags: Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Nobu never fails to hit the mark on every detail. Great food but very expensive.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Extraordinaria comida , con muy buena atención

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 1, 2017

It was solid, uni was alright..

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Love this place, after a long hard work week this place just hits the spot. It’s always around $200 but we never leave feeling like it wasn’t worth every dollar!!!

Thanks Nobu

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Our server Art was excellent. Gave us some great recommendations and all the selections were excellently.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Small portions, inattentive waiter who tried to up-sell us the $100 per person “family style.” Unfortunately we went for the bait. Our bad. The portions were WAY small, mostly sauce, the sushi rolls were the circumference of my thumb. My martini was mini but full priced. Waiter had to be flagged down 5 times. Cute, but ineffective. Make sure you leave the top in cash. They bring you a remote checkout machine which is confusing and only allows for 2 tip %s - 18 or 20. I wanted to leave 10.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Mediocre, experience was enjoyable but definitely not worth the price.

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·Dined on October 23, 2017

We came from Vancouver, BC, and had the most amazing time. Thanks to our wonderful server Dante, we had the best food!! He helped us through the menu and everything he suggested was even better than he described. We will definitely be coming back when we are back in town.
Thanks for having us 😘

Tags: Hot Spot, Healthy, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Authentic, Happy Hour, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was fantastic, we have chosen the Nobu selection menu for 100 usd a person.
The selection was fabulous
The atmosphere in the restaurant was fabulous too
Staff was very friendly
The only negative for the evening was :
The service for drinks and in general was not the same level as the food, probably because of new and inexperienced staff....
We needed to ask to fill up our glasses...from our bottle that was stored about 3 meters from our table.
Despite that, highly recommended.

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 (London)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food is excellent and the service is good. Drinks takes some time to get by the food arrives promptly. The staff clearly knows their stuff - very professional and inspires important. Visiting Nobu in LA for the first time - their flagship restaurant...the home of Nobu himself...- I was staggered to see the poor state of the restaurant. I was expecting this to be top notch. Tables and chairs are wobbly - our table was leaning 5 degrees northwest- and the whole place just looks outdated. How can u let it slip like this... get a grip for God's sake! Remember, this is not some remote over-seas franchise its your signature restaurant.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Really great experience, the service was unbelievable great

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Loved the atmosphere and decor. The food was pricey to say the least, if you're going to get dinner for two, don't expect to spend less than $200, even during happy hour. That said, the food and drinks were absolutely phenomenal. I can't say I left feeling full though. I'd be back, but only for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Our first time dining at Nobu, some people in my party were skeptical about the menu but we started ordering random items off the menu and everything was absolutely delicious!!! Can't wait to dine there again

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 10, 2017

2 words "Simply Amazing!"
Nobu never fails to delight your taste buds!

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

High quality ingredients, amazing service, outstanding food, beautiful ambiance.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Authentic, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Horrible service the entire night. Maybe the worst I've received all year - and it's October!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 3, 2017

We have been wanting to go there for a long time but just needed the occasion It was above and beyond what we expected. A wonderful night ! Todd, our bartender is amazing. Friendly and incredibly knowledgable. And Sammy our waitress was fantastic !

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Montreal)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Cuisine excellente mais malheureusement service expéditif et trop pressant, pour faire tourner les tables. Ça rend l’experience désagréable:(

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Very disappointing. Been to many other nobu's. This by far had the worst food. Service was terrible. Total waste of an evening. Nobu corporate needs to get their stuff together

Tags: Seasonal
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

I enjoyed taking my best friend here for her birthday! I have been to nobu several times so I always order the same thing but this time around they got my main order incorrect. It was suppose to be their hot lobster plate that I know comes in a hot black pot with sauce but the waiter brought us a lobster truffle plate with mushrooms and Brussels sprouts which I know for a fact the other dish I get regularly does not have those ingredients. We I explained this my waiter he insisted that they changed that dish and that this was the correct plate! Since I didn’t want to make a big deal out of it I let it go and paid for something I didn’t like- unfortunately since my friend was sharing, I didn’t see her liking the dish much either. Very unfortunate because I was raving to her about my specific dish that I usually get. Hopefully next time the waiter will be a bit more understanding.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 27, 2017

My bff and I went to Nobu Los Angeles to celebrate my early half-birthday. The staff went above and beyond, every step of the way, including sending out a “1/2 dessert” for my “1/2 birthday.” The food was delicious, as it always is, and I will be back in a few weeks to celebrate my actual half-birthday!

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Not a fan. We had to wait 30 minutes for our table despite the fact that we had a reservation. The amount of food that you get for the money is absolutely absurd. I will not ever go back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 23, 2017

I loved the atmosphere and friendly and attentive staff...our waitress was amazingly accommodating as it was our first time dining there...

Tags: Tasting Menu, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Nobu was our choice to celebrate a special anniversary. The atmosphere is very LA, and we had a great people-watching seat. The food was great, but not roll-your-eyes-back great. We had the “signature” tasting menu. At $100, it was a reasonable value. We were pretty full at the end. We went for the sushi, but our favorite course was the truffle teriyaki beef, which was to die for. The last course was green tea soba noodles, which were perfectly prepared, but a little bit too far of a palate cleanser, too soon after that amazing beef. Dessert was delicious (lava cake and green tea ice cream) but creatively flat and very 1990s (1980s?). The service was spot on, and we probably should have taken his suggestion to let him build a menu for us based on our preferences, instead of doing the tasting, but we (I) really didn’t want to think about my likes and dislikes... I just wanted to relax and let the courses come out! Overall, a pleasant experience, maybe a tad overpriced at $310 including drinks (2) and tip.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Service was great, food was outstanding. Wonderful place. Our first time there. My wife still raves about the Sea Bass and the pistachio desert. Valet was super fast. Affordable bottle of wine. Great ambiance.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Always delicious, always a pleasure dining here. The miso cod is a must have, along with the toro tartare with caviar. Their saly and pepper calamari has such a unique flavor we were happy we tried it this time around. Our favorite is the wagyu beef flambe. Cooked on rocks, it is perfection.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Nobu is one of our favorite restaurants in Los Angeles. This place seems quiet and top-notch at the same time. The cuisine is exceptional. The prices are reasonable. And we like its atmosphere as well.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Nobu has but one thing to get into the heads and many of us have said it for years.

Put on table cloths over the 'Sizzler steak house' tables and you'll have a environment that elevates the food...yes, the food will actually taste better!

The tables are so low end, that when i brought my GF there promising a great experience , she sort of looked down and felt 'yikes...this seems sort of lame'.

When you understand this is elegant presentation and class, you have to loose the wood grain tables...the price points and food which are both top of the mark justify this.

Stop being schlocky, just to turn the tables a minute faster.

Its great advise and will elevate the name , brand and food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Awesome place we keep coming back all the way from Texas!

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 11, 2017

My daughter got violently ill a couple of hours after eating the Kobe beef gyozas and beef tacos. Those were the only things she ate that night.

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

We have a great night at the nobu !
Will come back for sure !

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2017

What can you say? Nobu is a classic and never disappoints. We put ourselves into the hands of our server to choose a tasting menu of many dishes, most of which came out and were extraordinary. The favor profiles and combinations have become so refined as to be so Nobu specific there are dishes there you can't find anywhere else on the plant--except at the ongoing proliferation of Nobu restaurants around the globe.

Always happy when I leave Nobu. Never a complaint. Service always impeccable. A great evening.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 9, 2017

In from Vancouver,B.C. and decided to try for sons 25th.
The evening left us feeling we had a wonderful and unique
experience. Well worth going!

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Healthy, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Nobu was a must do when I travelled to LA from Sydney. My friend and I chose to dine later in the evening, the restaurant was quiet with only a number of tables still there. The venue is beautiful, the hostess very friendly and pleasant. The restrooms were clean and classy.
Only male servers were working, some were friendly but unfortunately most were very dismissive, unfriendly and seemed more interested in doing the bare minimum to serve a table that wasnt in there area (although the tips are shared). Even when we were one of only theee tables left, the waiters seemed insulted when we asked for anything. Our waiter was quite slow and it seemed we were constantly waiting for him to appear. The chefs were friendly and waved and greeted/farewelled. Unfortunately the service from our waiter would deter me from returning.
All round a great dining experience, they need to work on the customer services big time!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Every time at Nobu is the best time.

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·Dined on September 7, 2017

The receptionist (two persons) even cannot say goodbye when we left the restaurant and just ignored us, for a tourist who lives in Tokyo like me, this is so not Japanese style! Then why the waiters and waitress have to say "irashiaimase" when people come??? This is very basic in fine Japanese dining restaurants, ok?

Food? Low cp. Sashimi and sushi should not be placed in such ordinary plates. The plates can be more fancy and high quality.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Some friends and I heard great things about Nobu and decided to go since we were all in LA at the same time. The experience could not have been better. The food was creative, authentic, and delicious. The servers were incredibly attentive and helped us navigate the extensive menu selections. It was a cool and comfortable atmosphere with a great mix of people. We had a great time and would highly recommend it!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, People Watching, Authentic, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fun
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