Nobu Malibu

4.8
75 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
Nobu Malibu is known for exquisite cuisine featuring Nobu Matsuhisa’s signature dishes such as Tiradito, Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeno, and Black Cod with Miso. We also have some Malibu favorites created by our Executive Chef Gregorio Stephenson including Ribeye with Yuzu Butter Truffle Sauce, Heirloom Tomato New Style, and Kobe Beef with Crispy Shiitake Mushrooms. The views of the ocean from nearly every seat in the restaurant complement the experience.
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JessB
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around world class restaurant! Waited a year to get into Nobu Malibu, Celebrated my birthday ! It was great & worth the wait.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at Nobu. Our waitress was nice, food came fast and we had no complaints.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was celebrating my Birthday and had a magnificent time…beautiful scenery

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. Great food, amazing service. Was a bit loud, hard to visit with our party but overall great ambiance

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Nuby
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience! The service, food, & ambiance were outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love it here. Great vibe and even better food

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venicej
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Service wasn't great. Which probably means they are short staffed. Waiter appeared overwhelmed

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I was having lunch with my friend we had fun and everything was great Nobu was the perfect place for us to have lunch on our visit to California. Everything was great I will surely come back on my next visit

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AmberT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic but What was even better was there exceptional service

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JackV
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. The staff is great and the view was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best table in the place! Our favorite dishes were the toro tartare, Dover sole with crispy spinach, and the ribeye. We enjoyed a few mango passions and the spicy lemonade as beverages. Our server Arielle was incredible and made our night so wonderful! It was definitely worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

it was so noisy that i couldn't even hear my date talking but the food & service were phenomenal. i'm so in love with the miso black cod

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tgav
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Views were amazing, we got to sit outside with an ocean view. It was chilly so we were happy with the blanket provided. Food was mediocre, honestly have had better sushi, but hey...

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MaryT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the service to the food quality was top notch. It was wonderful being right at the beach on a lovely day!

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yinoaktown
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Available reservation was way too late, too late to order Omakase. Menu is difficult to understand (no description) and all over the place.
Service was attentive and friendly and helpful but also disorganized - servers didn’t know what food we got and didn’t; we ordered a bottle but received glasses of wine; there are way too many seats and the tables are too close to each other and you can’t speak without shouting. There was a customer VAPING indoors next to the bathroom and staff didn’t address this. Food was excellent, though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lived up to the hype. Excellent service and delicious food albeit small portions.

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Meredith
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service was also great!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! We loved spending our anniversary here.

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vipaksouna
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My brother, sister and I had a fantastic time at Nobu. The food was delicious and the views are amazing as previous reviewers have attested to. But I feel like what set it apart was the incredible service we received from Francisco and his team. They provided terrific guidance on the menu and just made the overall experience feel special.

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StuartB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

You're definitely paying for the view and the scene ( if you're into that) but there are better Japanese / Sushi spots where the food is as good or better for less $$. You just don't get the ocean view and the people watching.
The service was painfully slow and generally cocky and too sales pitchy for my taste.

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Andrea
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best time celebrating my moms birthday at Nobu Malibu!

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JoelN
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Angel took really good care of us and gave us on-point recommendations. Food was great especially the jalapeño sashimi and the king crab tempura

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! The food, the ambience, everything was superb and I would highly recommend to everyone wanting to have a really nice dinner out with family or friends!!

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KHan
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, drinks, and service. Highly recommend!

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stargazer
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Ordered the chef's Omakase. The first 4 or 5 dishes were fantastic, but the last two (soup and dessert) were very underwhelming, especially the soup. It's just a regular miso soup you would get at any sushi place, sometimes for free. For that to be the second to last course of a rather expensive Omakase, it's disappointing to say the least.

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BestLifeEverTO
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing evening at Nobu for my son's 16th!!! Our waiter (I don't recall him telling us his name), and Luke were impeccable! We will definitely return for another incredible, beautiful, delicious night out!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My best friend and his mom's bday. Last minute I was called away to work in Boston. I'm a travel nurse. I wanted him to enjoy his birthday and so his mom stepped in. It happens to be his mom's birthday as well so I called Nobu and they took care of everything. They said it was phenomenal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated Father’s Day, amazing amazing experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

We felt profiled because we were seated all the way in the back of the outdoor dining right next to the bartender informed station. It felt informal. We also felt rushed to order food and to leave the restaurant.

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Elijah
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance! My friend and I came here after hearing rave reviews and it lived up to the hype! Gorgeous setting, eclectic mix of patrons, and delicious food! The staff was surprisingly not pretentious at all and very friendly/helpful. Overall 10/10!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A never before experience! You could taste the quality and craft of the food that was being brought out. Everything was worth the price and had an amazing ambiance! I’m so glad to had dined here on my birthday! Couldn’t have asked for a better dinner! Also, our waitress Ariel was super kind and gave us great suggestions. Would recommend to anyone! :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional

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TiffanyK
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Nobu Malibu to celebrate our 25th Anniversary! Had a late 9:30pm reservation but it worked out perfectly - we arrived early and was able to seat us at that time! The restaurant is breathtaking. We had Omakase and it was the perfect way to sample the chef's choices! Food was incredible, fresh, melt in your mouth delicious! Our server, Ariel, was outstanding. We had a lovely and wonderful evening!

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vipYummydoc
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I’ve visited Nobu in DC and Cabo and stayed at the resort in Cabo.....which were two WILDLY different experiences, so I was unsure of what to expect other than what you see on reality TV shows.
My friend and I were LUCKY enough to snag a reservation at Nobu during a girls trip Memorial Day weekend.
Nobu lived up to its preserving reputation.
1. Impossible reservations
2. Yummy food
3. Interesting eavesdropping in the bathroom lol
4. Nice ambiance 5. Celebrities
If you’re visiting Malibu and can get a reservation, check it out.

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lsutton
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes, it's pricey, but it was worth every penny. The food, drinks, service and view were all amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We were told that the outdoor tables were first come first serve. But when we arrived at the restaurant, they told us the ocean front tables are reserved for other guests even though there were a couple of empty ones and they could only give us a table far back from the front. We were celebrating our honeymoon and the restaurant was aware of that. And it took us a lot of efforts to book a table. So our request not being accomodated has really put us in an unpleasant mood and did not enjoy the food too well. They could have been more honest.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omakase course was amazing!

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othmanh
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expensive but worth it! Especially if you’re outside by the ocean!!!!!

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randoodles
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Angel was an amazing waiter. No blankets available due to pandemic. Rice Tuna was unreal. Hazelnut cookie is a mUST have.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely loved it!

FAQs

Nobu Malibu does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Nobu Malibu also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 317-9140.

Nobu Malibu is rated 4.8 stars by 75 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.