Nobu San Diego

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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.
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St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & exceptional service.

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San Diego
186 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cómoda excelente

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San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

JF
Chicago
4 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
10 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!!

JB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Overall did not meet expectations actually provided feedback through this app almost 2 weeks ago and never heard back from the restaurant shocking goes right along with our service

OT
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dining experience! We love this place and can't wait to come back!

TA
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for the first time and it was amazing! My boyfriend and I loved the food and drinks. The waiters were very attentive and the service was quick. Will definitely be coming back

DY
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Been here before several times while in town. This last time was the most disappointing dinner I have had at any Nobu restaurant, and we have been to 5 others in the last 2 years. The menus need to be replaced desperately, they delaminated around the edges. The servers seemed new and and did not take the time to go over the menu once they found out that we had been there before, my wife and I were taking another couple out to celebrate a birthday. The blue fin toro left much to be desired, it had a paste like texture to it, not the delicate texture with a satisfying crispness that I have had at several locations in the past. My wagyu beef flambé was over cooked and was very tough in comparison to A5 that I have had at other Nobu locations and in Japan as well. Not sure if this is a one off or if maybe they are just starting to let things go downhill as a chain and costing on brand awareness vs quality. In the past my wife and I have always defaulted to Nobu locations for dinner while on trips if there were any available, now will have to take other restaurants into serious consideration before choosing Nobu again. I believe that my guest should leave amazed after I spend over 700 for dinner and none of my guest drank alcohol, I was the only one who had any and it was a bit of Sake. Maybe if we had drank enough liquor, the impression of quality would have been there.

PG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the fifth time we have been to a Nobu Restaurant (San Diego and Las Vegas). Once again, we were not disappointed. The service was outstanding, very attentive yet not intrusive. The wait staff was knowledgeable, courteous, and professional. The food was nothing short of amazing, very delicious and exceptionally well prepared. The ambiance allows for a casual meal before a ball game or a more formal celebration of a significant event.

Pricey but well worth the money!

PA
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Too noisy for my husband, typically so we unfortunately don't go as often as I would like.
Always good.

BT
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and amazing food. The location was great for food after a Padres game.

DD
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service, food, and ambiance. Location and cleanliness up to Nobu standard.

TH
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent VEGAN options!! We let the Server design our experience. It was awesome!

MS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was good, but not worth the $$$$. We ordered 6-7 dishes and nothing was outstanding. The scallops were good because they filled us up more than the other dishes. The service was very good, but would never go back. Glad I was able to try it only once.

P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Ottimo cibo e servizio, ma rumorosissimo!

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SS
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nobu was amazing! The food, the service and the ambiance was incredible. The Nobu experience gave us a chance to sit back and relax while enjoying delicious food prepared by the Chef.

DC
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful food and service

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

First timer, good food and drinks, very friendly service.

S
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was great. Ambience was nice, the small birthday surprise dish for my wife was unexpected. Only negative was it took a long time for our waiter to take our order. From being sat down, took an hour to finally have our entree orders placed.

RG
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always treasure our time sitting at sushi bar with Marcus. He knows what we want and always remembers no matter the passage of time. We enjoy sushi ota but prefer nobu.

EL
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

KV
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was an evening of great fun with great food. Our waiter knew the products (rare) and was there to assist but not an annoyance. A real opportunity to enjoy good food with good service.

GF
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service are spectacular. Marcus is an amazing chef. He is very knowledgeable and SO amazing when it comes to being creative and working around allergens.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I both have dietary restrictions and our waiter was spectacular !!

ML
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Nobu is the BEST.. but not the one in San Diego. It was FINE. But usually NOBU is amazing

P
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Freshest sushi in town!

P
Omaha
19 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Okay gotta start with this, I am not a fan of sushi. If on business and dining on my own I would never go to a sushi restaurant. But my wife is so I thought I would go where she would enjoy herself. And she did, thought it was wonderful. But here it comes. Yeah it’s San Diego and the Gas Lamp area. WAY OVERPRICED! $36 for a single 6oz piece of fish? Yeah it was tasty, but come on, bring me some ‘chips’. Add one beer, some kind of slimy fish slices, 6 other pieces of bait and a salad with 5 bbq’d medium shrimp for $150+!! And still look for a JB’s burger after leaving. Please. If it’s about being seen and part of the millennial crowd, well now I’ve done that.

NP
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and the most amazing food! Had a great time celebrating my mother’s birthday

GG
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!! Amakase is worth it

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was a bit rushed as we booked for 9pm and the kitchen was nearly closing (being California!). We were in and out in just over an hour which seems quick for a a
$300

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Food was to expensive for the quality

B
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my thirtieth birthday with my husband here. It was my second time being back to this location and it did not disappoint! Bummer is they don’t give free desserts for Birthdays.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One word: Amazing

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 1

The food is awesome
Everything else is terrible

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