Nobu San Diego

4.7
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
2630 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$50 and over
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Japanese
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.
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details
What 2630 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
M
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food, as always, was excellent. Service was stellar. Confused by the amount of small children....babies, crating and running around the Restaurant. Very distracting and took away from the experience.

OT
Austin
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for a date night! Food was awesome

SB
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed dining at Nobu. Our waiter was excellent, explaining the menu and answering all our questions. Seafood ceviche was wonderful.

GD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed every aspect of our time at Nobu San Diego Gaslamp. Miles and Terry, our servers, were attentive to our needs for drinks and the next course. They also gave us great menu suggestions when we asked. The staff was also very attentive after we mentioned a food allergy. We were able to converse as the ambiance was lively but not overly loud. The food was absolutely sublime.

C
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food and service, however be prepared for a tight crowd and a high noise level. We went for our 30th anniversary and while the food was excellent, it was too boisterous for a relaxing nice meal. The menu is pricey so stick to unique items you can't get anywhere else.

DW
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. Nice “vibe”. Excellent yellowtail sashimi with jalapeños. Sushi surprisingly average for an establishment with Nobu’s reputation.

m
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first time experiencing Nobu and it was excellent. We will definitely be back to a Nobu when we are near one of their locations.

J
St. Louis
25 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience and ambience. We felt the good was ridiculously over priced.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

As a party of two, we were smashed between two other couples, having to move the table to squeeze in. We then twice had to move the table again (during our meal) so the woman next to us could get out to use the restroom. The sashimi was fishy and the lobster salad was very plain. The price is too steep for the quality that is served.

DT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I will never stop coming to this location as a result of the incredible service we received the other night. Our dinner started out a little off when we had only gotten one dish in an hour but after we let our waitress know everything else came out on time. The only other little mishap was one steak dish came out rare instead of medium and they brought a new one out in no time. I did give them the benefit of the doubt since they were crazy busy. They ended up bringing us a platter with every dessert on their menu and took care of our entire bill. Probably the most outstanding customer service I have ever received at Nobu let alone at any restaurant. Thank you to the GM Jessica for a great dinner!

P
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our son said it was the best meal he’s ever had. We knew it would be; this was our 3rd time eating at Nobu. The server, Shane, gave great advice & perfect service.

Y
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I have experienced. Presentation was exquisite and selection by staff of foods were spot on.

RL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another delicious experience at Nobu! The fresh local uni, served on top of it’s shell is consistently delicious. Prices are not for the faint of heart, but the food is on point.

H
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was fantastic!!! Much more loud and much more casual than Nobu Las Vegas. Signature Omakase did not disappoint!!!

L
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was Absolutely delicious! Just a bit too loud for me.

G
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great dinner, they have a good service, our waitress was really kind and helpful, the only thing I would say is that the noise is a lot. The taste of food awesome.
Park in the ACE parking it’s 10 dlls which is affordable in downtown and really close to the restaurant. You have to enter the restaurant using the Hotel entrance.

OT
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I came here for Restaurant Week.
Hated the "family style" dining ... We all had to order the SAME THING (except dessert) because it's easier for the restaurant and not the customer.
Very discouraging and disappointing experience. Will never come again.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good food, but a little noisy, and it took a while to get drinks and our entree, but the server was great and gave us a free drink for having to wait

R
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

We were seated next to a very drunk and rambunctious group that frequently yelled and hollered and screamed and they were never asked to quiet down despite many tables around them being disturbed by the noise levels.

Food was presentable and of reasonably good quality, but seemed far too expensive for what it was. Service on the other hand was not so good. Waiter / waitress seemed to switch shifts partway through the meal and forget about us, and never came to check on us, and was slow to respond to any requests. It took us nearly 2 hours just to eat a meal that consisted of a total of 5 shared dishes between 4 people because service was so slow. They even took over 20 minutes to actually bring us the bill after we requested it.

Wouldn't recommend.

J
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Good food and outstanding service but expensive.

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The hype is worth it.

C
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My partner and I have long wanted to try Nobu, so we decided that Restaurant Week was an ideal time. The special Restaurant Week dinner pricing of $50 a person is on the high end but for a five course meal, we were pleased with the value. I must say the entire night was a five star experience. Every one of the 4 dishes we chose, as well as the complimentary salad was excellent and of the highest quality. The sashimi first course was small, but the courses that followed: Wagyu Stuffed Shishito Pepper’s, Arctic Char, House Salad and a desert of Cappuccino Brulet, were hearty enough that we were both well satisfied. Our waiter was a delight—very personable and attentive! And the restaurant is beautiful. The noise level is high at Nobu, but we could still converse and it felt high energy, rather than just loud. The restaurant is located in the Hard Rock Hotel and the restrooms are in the lobby. They are gorgeous and worth a visit to check them out. All in all, with dinner for 2, drinks and a$20 valet fee, it was a $200 evening. That’s a lot... but, we had a wonderful evening, great food, drinks, service and ambiance and we left smiling, having enjoyed a very special time.

BA
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had one of each of the tasting menus. The wagyu beef and Alaskan Black cod were our favorites, but all the food was amazing. Service was impeccable. This dinner was outstanding!

W
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Friends birthday

L
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Freshest sushi anywhere. All the dishes were very good and imaginative. The servers were excellent.

MJ
San Diego
93 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Endlessly delightful. Just go. You won't regret it.

LL
San Diego
86 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Never disappoints!!! We love dining at Nobu -top notch!!!

MV
London
39 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always excellent, and they credited us unexpectedly for a dish we did not like. We will be back!

CJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

IT is inside of the Hard Rock Hotel so you get a total mix of guests...some all dressed up some in jeans and t shirt. The food was AMAZING!!!!! The server the busser...AMAZING!!! Great cocktail list. It is a little on the higher end price wise but that's because it'a a little higher quality. You will love it!

VR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was great and well accommodating. They help to make our mom's 70th birthday an even better celebration.

The food was good too!!!

t
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & exceptional service.

2
San Diego
187 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our 50th Anniversary and we wanted an exquisite dinner and chose Nobu to celebrate and reminisce over our time together. The multi-course tasting menu was delicious and each course was a work of art. The service was impeccable. It was truly a treasured evening.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cómoda excelente

Report
DF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dine here often and we appreciate each visit. Our experience is always exceptional.

FL
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb service, the food is out of these world.
Thanks for making my evening so special.

JF
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

The ambiance is lacking. It is not inviting. Our assistant server was outstanding.

OT
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Please act like an upscale restaurant - and do not interrupt diners in midst of conversations.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

San Diego tasting menu was superb. Each course was beautifully done and delicious! Most impressed by how well the kitchen and servers perfectly timed each course.

JS
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

very nice food and very attentive service. The tempura shrimps are defenitely a must have.

GG
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had such an awesome experience at Nobu San Diego! Everything was just as good as I remembered Nobu57 in NYC to be. I was especially happy with our very nice table and the attentive service! Will be back. Thanks again!!

1
2
3
66

Tweets by Nobu San Diego