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Nobu San Diego

4.7
2147 reviews
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$50 and over
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Japanese
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World renowned for its award winning "New Style" Japanese cuisine, Nobu continues to offer savvy diners across the globe a culinary adventure. Our San Diego location is yet another canvas for Chef Nobu Matsuhisa to display his legendary dishes, such as the Black Cod Miso and Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeno.

The restaurant which is nestled in the perennially hip and centrally located Hard Rock Hotel also features unique creations by Executive Chef David Meade who has honed his skill at Nobu locations in Miami and New York. Nobu San Diego delivers equally on food, impeccable service and ambiance that is sophisticated yet lively.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, Fusion / Eclectic, Sushi
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Hours of operation

DINING ROOM:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm

NOBU LOUNGE opens daily at 5pm with full menu.
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Phone number
(619) 814-4124
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
David Meade
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Catering
For the ultimate catering experience for any occasion, from holiday parties to family dinners, weddings to private jets, Nobu San Diego can make your event a one-of-a-kind experience. Please contact the restaurant at 619.814.4124 or by e-mail at sandiego.events@noburestaurants.com for further information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
L Street
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Parking details
Hard Rock Hotel offers valet parking for guests with reservations (must be made by 4:30pm the day of). Ace Parking structure is also across the street on 6th Ave and L st.
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Public transit
Gaslamp
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2147 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.0
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We come here often and always great food and great service.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great product. Great flavors.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Fresh sushi, great wine selection. Nice ambiance!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Phenomenal 40th birthday dinner!!!!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

The food was divine. The green tea tiramisu was off the charts! Loved it!!! Service was phenomenal. Atmosphere was fun and vibrant. Definitely worth a trip.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

One of the best dining experiences ever. The food was beautiful, fresh and delicious. Every dish was a work of art.

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4.0Dined on June 14, 2018

It was cool, food was really delicious friendly staff, one of the dishes not so great and easily swapped out for something else.

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4.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Overall it was good, I expected more sophistication, I would go back now that I know what to expect.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Outstanding service

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Excellent service and ambiance. Sushi was excellent.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

It was fresh, delicious and sweet, and we had a lovely evening. Best uni and wagyu beef I've ever had.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Our waiter guided through the various options for shared plates and everything was amazing. Innovative, great combinations of flavors, textures and beautiful presentation.
Now we look forward to trying the other Nobu locations!

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Great, but very expensive.

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

A great Nobu add in the San Diego experience .

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

We had a weird experience where the waiter tried to up-sell us on cocktails and wine...have never experienced this amateur process at Nobu...

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Great food as always!

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Michael was amazing as he created an “experience for us”. We told him what we liked and didn’t like and he was spot on. Instead of ordering our “usual” rolls he broadened our palettes and created a fun learning experience for us! We loved everything about our meal and time with Michael! Can’t wait to come back.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

It was my daughter’s 15th birthday. Food was much better than other Nobus we have tried.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

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Our daughter. She had an awesome time. Best sushi ever she said.

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3.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We have tried Nobu all over the world and I can easily say this was the worst. Food was good but did not impress at all. Service was low and we needed to chase the waiter just to get lemons. We also had 5 waiters for us and each one asked the same question than the other one regarding our order. We took the 10:00 pm reservation and by 10:30 they seemed in a hurry to clean up the place and have us gone. It was loud. Drinks were good. Not going back.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Very loud with baby crying and tables to close to each other. Lightning I thought would be darker. Steak undercooked. Had to ask for silverware when steak came. They asked us every 2 minutes if we were done, trying to get us to leave. Food was good other than initial undercook

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

The Fish and Chips Nobu style were amazing. A simple dish with many tasty (not typical) condiments.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Good and service, as usual...always stellar. Cheers to Nobu, San Diego.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

The lounge area was very comfortable and quiet. Our server was awesome and gave us excellent recommendations (I wish I remembered her name), but we were there Tuesday night 5/29/18 at 8:45 in the lounge. 5 stars to her and the food!

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4.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Great location inside the Hard Rock Hotel very close to PetCo Park, the Convention Center, and of course the Gaslamp Quater. Exceptional service with a wide selection of fantastic dishes that are just not available at other restaurants. NoBu is exceptional and always remarkable every time we visit for dinner.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Food was amazing and service was amazing! Really enjoyed the atmosphere and decor!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

This did not disappoint! The cocktails were creative and refreshing, and the food out of this world. Sharing was definitely the way to go for many items and allowed for lots of tastings. Sushi was delicious but the hot and cold meals stole the show!

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2018

I was very excited to have a chance to dine at a Nobu. I have long admired the chef and couldn’t believe we got a reservation. Unfortunately it was not a good experience. From the moment we arrived we did not feel the staff was invested in our experience. We felt rushed, not welcomed. The waiter seemed to not listen and spent most of his time trying to up sell us or judging our choices. The back waiter/ busser asked us if we were finished with dishes and removed them immediately even when we said we were not finished. At first we thought they hadn’t heard us correctly but it happened 3 times... even though by the 3rd time we were adamant. The dishes were ok/ not spectacular and we didn’t even have a chance to finish the ones we enjoyed. I felt awful that my friend trusted my choice, spent a lot of money and walked away very disappointed. We only had the one night in San Diego and we felt we wasted it. The Miso black cod has long been a Nobu dish I love. Was so looking forward to having the real thing , even though it was the best of the dishes it was dry and we weren’t allowed to finish it.

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3.0Dined on May 25, 2018

We ordered the tasting menu of $150 but when we came home after the dinner we both got the stomachache

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

This place is amazing. They are incredibly vegetarian and vegan friendly and always go above and beyond.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Great place! Food was fantastic, service exquisite

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3.0Dined on May 22, 2018

The food is very good, but the prices are HIGH. I don’t think they’d stay in business without the expense account crowd.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Amazing food and ambiance. Great experience and had fun

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3.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Service was great but super expensive. Was okay with the price but a $35 dollar cod entree has no veggies or side.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

One of the best experiences i ever had , excellant food , great service !

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

4 of us dining. We each ordered one drink and one small (very small) meal. No appetizers except one miso soup and one edemami. Each one drink. No dessert. Bill? Over $250!!! The sushi menu says “Tuna $7” “minimum 2 pieces” so we figured ok a $7 order of tuna is two pieces like other sushi places. But no, it’s $14 an order. Why don’t they just list it that way? Very misleading. We also waited 45 minutes for our table at a bar crowded by bachelorette parties. And we all left hungry. Service was good, don’t want to dis the waiter - he was friendly and attentive.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

The food was fresh and delicious. Our server Andrea was very attentive and made up for a course that took longer than expected with free drinks. It was well worth the wait. We would recommend this place to Sushi lovers.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Great food but over priced. Works quite well as a business meeting destination.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Off-the-charts delicious sushi and sashimi, excellent service with lots of great plate suggestions, and nice wine. Definitely a memorable spot to go every time we come to San Diego.

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2.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Was surprised at how poor the overall experience was. First off, it was completely overpriced......definitely not worth what I paid (almost $400). The service was sub par......slow......forgetting things.....constantly having to ask for drinks, water, etc etc. The food was good for sure, but nowhere near worth what they charged.

Also......who in their right mind wants to go to a restaurant that one of the owners has politicized. The American public has to deal with this kind of insanity too much as it is....We just want to relax without some idiot like di niro running his mouth.

So, I will definitely tell everyone I know that it's overly priced. I'll also tell my friends (high earners....mostly conservative and responsible adults......who can afford expensive restaurants, not to go because of the ownership's stance on Conservatives. Most are already disgusted to hear another low IQ hollywood actor making the comments he has. I feel bad for the Chef/Owner that has to deal with this kind of stupidity from his co owner.

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