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Nobu San Diego

4.6
2964 Reviews
$50 and over
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.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2964 people are saying
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RamonS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very please with the restaurant ! Good service and kind staff. Overall a very nice experience. I didn’t give 5 stars only ‘cause I would have want to see a little bit of boldness in the plates!

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MacyDella
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Quality of food was good, recommend getting mediocre.

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vipArtieRose12
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent service. Our food server, Mariah was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I would highly recommend.

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AmyJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

While the portions are small, the food is absolutely incredibly delicious. Every bite is amazing!! You don't need large portions when the food is so delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Cancun
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was A great experience the waiter was great

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food was great and delicious. The service was poor - our waitress was rude, dismissing and had poor attitude.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall2food2service5ambience3

I am so beyond disappointed with this restaurant. I wanted to treat my fiance and friends who got engaged last night and what a total mistake. The food is mediocre, service incredible and prices are outrageous. You just took $300 from us for a meal that i could have spent on something really special. Really a shame.

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vipDawnG
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional food. Make a reservation, you will not be disappointed!

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vipStephaniek
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Sadly, this was not a great food experience. Our waiter got one order incorrect and my order was so soggy it was uneaten. We have been to this Nobu as well as others and this was our fist bad experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Went for anniversary and service was terrible

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Family together

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Marci
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!!!! Everyone was amazing. We never had to ask for anything. We will definitely be back.

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vipJody
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas dinner at Nobu was a special treat - Staff was amazing and food was incredible. The only downside is that it was in the Hard Rock Hotel - we arrived early and there is limited area at the hotel for lounging and it was freezing cold in the lobby. Parking on the street was surprisingly easier than we expected

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PaolaC
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Service pas top. Nourriture excellente

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my sons 16th birthday. He’s wanted to go there for years. I thought it would be a waste of money but that’s what he wanted so, we surprised him. A. M. A. Z. I. N. G. The food was on point. The staff were awesome. The vibe was happening. So glad we went. The hype is all true!! You have to go at least once and don’t skimp…it’s worth it!

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AdrianaE
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service!! I felt the tables are too close together to be able have a personal conversation, it didn’t feel intimate.

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vipMichaelO
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful experience to dine at nobu.

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vipFranciscoL
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Thanks for all your help

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viptrufflepig
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding as always. Mariah was especially helpful and made several suggestions we had not tried yet that were delicious.

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DougR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Sushi in the world! The yellowtail melted in my mouth! The service was great! Price was fair for the quality of the food! A+++

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, awesome service, awesome time

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was good, service was impeccable, and the ambiance was perfect for a get together. It was a bit loud but we were still able to have a good conversation without yelling. I would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience

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Happy
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Nobu is overpriced and not worth the experience for a fancy restaurant. While I was expecting to pay more than usual the portions were extremely small and there was nothing uniquely different about the quality of the food and the restaurant itself.

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TanishaM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every dish we order was delicious. The miso cod was by the best. Tommy was a great server with great suggestions. Everyone left satisfied.

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Boosterdinner
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Nobu was our second choice for sushi after the first choice could not accommodate us. The ambiance was good and not too loud. The service was on point. I was a well orchestrated machine from the minute you approach the hostess. The food was disappointing. We tried the sashimi and the gyoza, that was fine. We also ordered maki and that was just average. The pinot grigio from Friuli was really good.

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vipJoyofDining
San Diego
63 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinning experience! I have been to many Nobu's but this was my first time here in San Diego for me personally. We went for a family dinner and everyone loved it! There is talk about having to hurry back.

Food amazing
Service amazing
Ambiance wonderful

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was wonderful. It was the perfect place to celebrate my son’s 22nd birthday. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and services

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Umby
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Went for a special Chef Nobu event, with a special menu curated by him. Was expecting a treat and instead felt like I overpaid for a normal dinner. There was nothing really special nor spectacular about the food. And the lamb chops came out room temperature on a hot plate.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Was nice. Had a good time. Food was pricey, but not that good

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JaniceH
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the tasting menu and I can’t say enough about it. Food was beautiful, delicious, fresh and innovative. Bright flavors properly seasoned and well presented. Service was attentive. I would give 6 stars if I could

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It’s an okay place. The food was basic. We had High expectations so giving it 3 starts.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a date night

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BridgetE
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

The food was absolutely incredible. The only downside to the evening was how cold they kept the restaurant on a cool November evening. Cold air blowing on every table, so much so that folks were all keeping their coats on, at almost all the tables in the restaurant. But again, the food was amazing, so it was worth being cold for.

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vipfoodguy
Las Vegas
22 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The last time I was there the food and service was great. This time the place was dead and they were pulling dishes off the table as you put your chopsticks on the last piece and kept filling your glass so it was at the rim at all times. I don’t know who enjoys this attentiveness. You would think it was New Year’s Eve with a line around the block. When asked to stop there was an eye roll. The food. I know if you are some sushi snob you would go along with this waitress. But the offerings this place has is too far out of the box. Everything I ordered last time was completely different this time. There is no warning being the menu is not descriptive. If they were hip they would look outside and see most restaurants with out door seating 70-80% full. There were two other seated tables in Nobu. I’ve been all around the world and had plenty of meals in Japanese steakhouses. This particular outing compared to supermarket sushi. I’ve tried it. It’s horrible.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambiance was top notch!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Steak was ordered medium they got it medium-well nearly Well-done

Took 25 min to bring in the sushi
Waiter was in a rush

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vipKristineN
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Everything we had was outstanding. The waiter was knowledgeable and helped to guide our culinary exploration of the menu. I can wait to return!

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You can order delivery directly from Nobu San Diego using the Order Online button. Nobu San Diego also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Nobu San Diego also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 814-4124.

Nobu San Diego is rated 4.6 stars by 2964 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.

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