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Nobu Malibu, Malibu, CA
Nobu Malibu, Malibu, CA
Nobu Malibu, Malibu, CA
Nobu Malibu, Malibu, CA
Nobu Malibu, Malibu, CA

Nobu Malibu

4.8
4.8
128 Reviews
$31 to $50
Cocktail Bar
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.

Not bookable

Online reservations at Nobu Malibu can only be made directly on their website.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Cuisines
    Cocktail Bar, Japanese
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (310) 317-9140
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Nobu Matsuhisa
  • Catering
    We are available for offsite catering. Please e-mail us at malibu.events@noburestaurants.com.
  • Private party facilities
    Nobu Malibu is available for private parties with advanced notice of at least five weeks.
  • Private party contact
    Erika: (310) 317-9140
  • Neighborhood
    Los Angeles / Orange County
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Additional
    Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 128 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on all time ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

128 Reviews
  1. AlexanderLe

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Food quality has significantly declined: the omakase menu was very disjointed and not well thought out. Too much sauce taking away from the ingredients. Nothing particularly well done but some items were marginally passable as decent sushi. People watching is fantastic but such is expected nowadays at Nobu. Bring back the focus on elevated dining!

    5 people found this helpful

  2. DonnaA

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about the Nobu Malibu experience is excellent!!!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great first experience at Nabu Malibu! Wish we could have gotten a patio seat, which would have made the value for money a little better, however otherwise the experience was great

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Kardell was amazing

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Kindly seat your celebrities in a separate area! Security caused so much disruption to our dining experience, nearly knocked over our drinks.

    9 people found this helpful

  6. OpenTable Diner

    France

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Service was good Food was good but we got disappointed with the bento box the chocolate cake wasn’t warm enough.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful accommodating nut allergy!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My Family had an unforgettable experience while in Malibu…Thank You for the Memories!!! Mike Birmingham Alabama

    1 person found this helpful

  9. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic experience. The food was out of this world, the service was impeccable and it was an overall amazing evening. We were seated outside which was great, although it was already dark when we arrived so we could only hear the ocean rather than see it! Can’t wait to return on our next trip to California.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a beautiful place with Amazing food ! Our Server styrene was so polite, gave us recommendations and was just a pleaser.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Tulsa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I could go on and on the food is really just sooo good. Waves crashing, ocean views, celeb sightings - it really is everything. The service was perfect as well - you really understand the hype once you go. Will be back for sure!

    1 person found this helpful

  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience3
    It has become a touristy spot. It was as if the kitchen knew not to have their A-team there. Hot dishes were subpar. Foodies should take a hard pass. If you are looking for elevated food in an amazing setting - you’ll find the latter.

    1 person found this helpful

  13. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a spectacular tome at Nobu. Food was outstanding, where we were seated for 2 was perfect, and drinks and ambiance were wonderful.

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  14. KCZZ

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First off thank you NOBU for accommodating our requests and making our time special! The restaurant itself is beautiful, the views are great. Just know if you come here, don’t expect gas station sushi prices. The quality of all the dishes we ordered was great. My husband really enjoyed the salmon sashimi seasoned with truffle oil and salt. The black cod with misu had so much flavor. Most of the sushi and sashimi we ordered was so flavorful it did not need any soysauce as in other places. We ordered various dishes and we felt satisfied enough not to make a stop at McDonald’s. Also, the date cake was amazing!! In terms of service, our server and waiters were were friendly and attentive. I do recommend the drinks should have coasters as our cups had little puddles of water. But overall great experience!

    1 person found this helpful

  15. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is great thanks to all chef and staff We try to come one more time this month

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  16. JillyP

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Great food as always, and gorgeous setting, but service was not the best. Would like to have ordered cocktails but the server didn’t come by after our initial order.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just great. From start to finish. Impeccable food, amazing atmosphere, superb service by Elias!

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  18. KevinC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner, Nobu never disappoints and Nobu Malibu is no exception, we at right on the water, the tasting menu was delicious, so good we are going back before we head home to Florida

    1 person found this helpful

  19. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food & service. The scenery is unreal. Def worth the visit.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not a “value” but worth the money. A great location and great food. If you’re looking for a bargain. Try someplace else

    1 person found this helpful

  21. Jack

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice and very good environment

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place is amazing. We sit just close to the ocean. The food was incredible and the staff super friendly. We ate the cod, chilian bas and the prime rib. Everything was super goodZ and the date cake is a must!

    2 people found this helpful

  23. Michael

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was very friendly and helpful! It was my partners first time here and she made it very easy. All of her recommendations were top notch and tasted delicious!!!

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  24. JCBr

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    food great, winelist to expensive ( X 5), too short time…..

    1 person found this helpful

  25. Anon

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you are vegan- get the artichoke salad (sauce is to DIE FOR) , cauliflower, avo crispy rice, mushroom salad (OMG). The yellowtail jalapeño is a must. Our server Laura was very accommodating and helpful navigating allergies and dietary restrictions. She provided us with great recommendations that were off menu and explained how she could modify to fit out needs. Super knowledgeable about the fish options as well. Mocktails were superb. 10/10 recommend nobu always.

    2 people found this helpful

  26. bvafai

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Got seated outside, had nice view and great service! Amazing food!

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  27. Jordanj

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service with amazing food and views

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  28. CrystalB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience4
    Our server and staff were great. However, Nadia the hostess was extremely cold, snobby, and rude. My husband and I had opening 12 noon reservations and arrived from our 3 hour road trip about 4 minutes early. I urgently had to relieve myself in the restroom and politely explained my position. Nadia rudely denied me access to the bathroom without expressing any form of sympathy. I was told “Well you’ve been holding it this long, you can hold it another four minutes!” Nadia’s negative energy ruined my entire experience. The 1st impression leaves a lasting impression and it was challenging for me to feel comfortable after this cold interaction. She should not be associated with such a lovely establishment.

    25 people found this helpful

  29. TiffanyK

    Los Angeles

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful dinner at Nobu - outstanding food, amazing service, and overall perfect evening!!!

    1 person found this helpful

  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience1
    Worst table even though I booked this a month ago, called several times

    8 people found this helpful

  31. ArleneG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Noon - Tuesday visit. Hubby had the King Crab Tempura and Ribeye with truffle butter sauce. I had the Omakase tasting menu. (shrimp allergy so nothing was fried as they use the same fryer for everything) Food was exquisite, service courteous and helpful. Table outdoors with unobstructed ocean view. Can't wait to go back

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I Had a great experience for my first time at Nobu! My waiter was very attentive and friendly and was super helpful. The staff was the best and the food and drinks was amazing

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  33. Shawn

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my wife’s birthday and we’ve been trying to get into Nobu Malibu for a few years but they are always booked. We had a very delicious meal and service The view is spectacular

    1 person found this helpful

  34. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always!

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  35. Flasher

    Chicago

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was outstanding. She offered great advice about the menu. Everything we ordered was delicious. The waitress was fantastic in dealing with food allergies. She was engaging, funny, and professional. The restaurant has a beautiful view of the ocean. We were in from Nebraska to celebrate my wife’s birthday and seated next to Pierce Brosnan 007. Our wives did not remember we existed during the entire meal, but they loved the drinks and food. Would come back to Nobu in Malibu in a second. Nobu is excellent everywhere. Nobu in Malibu is exceptional.

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  36. sheeval

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great server and beautiful atmosphere and food!

    1 person found this helpful

  37. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome service! Thank you Laura! Had a great time catching up with a friend and we were treated so well! Great recommendations, amazing food, timely/ professional/ friendly service! Thank you Nobu!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Accommodated birthday request

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great! Took my parents for the first time, they loved it!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful location . Food amazing ! But the 2 receptionist rude & not friendly . Asked if I had reservations . Refused to sit us by the water despite special request & celebrating occasion . Restaurant not busy when we had arrived & had reservations. Our server was excellent !

    1 person found this helpful

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 128 OpenTable diners.

Not bookable

Online reservations at Nobu Malibu can only be made directly on their website.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Nobu Malibu

22706 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Los Angeles / Orange County
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Cuisines
    Cocktail Bar, Japanese
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Nobu Matsuhisa
  • Additional
    Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (310) 317-9140
  • Catering
    We are available for offsite catering. Please e-mail us at malibu.events@noburestaurants.com.
  • Private party facilities
    Nobu Malibu is available for private parties with advanced notice of at least five weeks.
  • Private party contact
    Erika: (310) 317-9140
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