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Nobu San Diego, San Diego, CA
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Nobu San Diego

4.7
4.7
3030 Reviews
$30 and under
Cocktail Bar
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 75 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 814-4124

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    David Meade

  • 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.

  • Private party facilities

    Nobu San Diego is centrally located across from the convention center at the Hard Rock Hotel. Our Private Dining Room can accommodate up to 30 guests for a seated dinner. For larger groups, we can offer partial main dining room or cater to one of the banquet rooms at the Hard Rock Hotel.

  • Private party contact

    Nobu San Diego Events: (877) 465-2095

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Cross street

    L Street

  • Parking details

    Hard Rock Hotel offers valet parking for guests with reservations. Ace Parking structure is also across the street on 6th Ave and L st.

  • Public transit

    Gaslamp

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,030 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came in with very high expectations, and they exceeded ALL of them! Everything was to die for and the service was excellent!
  3. SC

    SuzanneC

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best sushi ever! Food was amazing and loved the vibe of the restaurant. Pretty pricey for small portions though.
  4. TK

    TKRVA

    Richmond

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. Delicious. Sublime. Excellent service.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente servicio y calidad en los alimentos. Uno de mis restaurantes favoritos.
  6. V

    Veleze

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Delicious! This was my first time dining at Nobu, I got a very safe meal of rock shrimp tempura with creamy spicy sauce, a side of white rice and california rolls. It was great, and I was satisified. I was staying at the Hardrock and booked a room special that came with a $75 credit for Nobu so it was very convenient to have dinner there!
  7. TL

    TheLadiesMan

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    It’s was aite. Service was great tho. Buddy filled our drinks seemingly after every sip.
  8. BP

    BobP

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Definitely stood up to its reputation. Tastiest Japanese food ever. Had the tasting menu. The first course was Blue Fin Tuna. I knew we were in for a special night. Perfect venue for my wife's 70th birthday. It is worth the challenge to get a reservation.
  9. AO

    AntonioO

    Amsterdam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A great experience for the senses combined with very good recommendation by the waiter
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great flavors. Good service. Fun night
  11. Y

    Yuta10

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredible and service was attentive and helpful.
  12. BS

    BarbaraS

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Happy Hour is Japanese tapas. Great selection and variety. Good introduction to Nobu menu. Wonderful tastes. Very much appreciate the birthday acknowlegement.
  13. T

    Traver

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great. Cooked to perfection. Great service and nice ambience.
  14. GT

    GoodTimeCharlie

    Dallas

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    Was really hot and service was okay Not as nice as nobu in newport
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    A bit aloof
  17. GP

    GraceP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service and ambiance with very fresh food.
  18. AK

    AlyxK

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Loved every dish. The uni from La Jolla was extremely fresh (my first good experience with uni; my friends who have eaten more uni said this was the best uni they have had). Waiter was nice and provided good guidance on the menu. Also offered to take photos for us at the end of the dinner. Overall, great experience. The restaurant is on the more noisy side.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a good time!
  20. H

    Hart

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff and meal were outstanding!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely the best food I've ever tasted. An unforgettable experience for sure. Just so expensive. Worth it for a very special occasion.
  22. S

    Sari

    Orange County

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding food and service. Outdoor ambience in this location is noisy. Understand it was created to accommodate Covid
  23. JR

    JosetteR

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my dad’s 74th birthday and the staff made it a special dinner for my parents and family
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Nobu! The food was great, the service was impeccable! The location is beautiful but I would definitely recommend sitting inside, as cars and bikes drive by with very loud music. Beside that everything was perfect!
  25. KF

    KyleF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service with knowledgeable recommendations and pairings. Quite a pleasure.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food flavors were great. There was a point when the kitchen staff got delayed during a rush and lost our ticket in the process. The manager was gracious enough to remedy this by
  27. HL

    HugoL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    The service is deplorable. They remove your plates while you are eating...
  28. A

    Alea

    Pittsburgh

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have always wanted to try Nobu so we took advantage of our short trip in San Diego to try it. The location is perfect, right in the middle of the Gaslamp district. We sat outside on the patio since the weather was so nice - seems to be more ambiance inside - but still were happy to be outside. Fun, friendly service and delicious food. If we didn't just go to Morimoto's restaurant in Napa...we would've been so impressed with the food, however, we liked Morimoto's a bit better. Still very good and would recommend.
  29. T

    Tulip31

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner while attending a conference. Excellent food and service. We arrived early and got seated right away.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner was great! Fresh delicious food, friendly service and a great place to celebrate my birthday.
  31. DK

    DanielK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nobu is always fantastic, great staff, good food. Quite expensive though even for that level of quality.
  32. MP

    MattP

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was Matthew. Might be the best dinner service I’ve ever experienced. He walked us through the menu. We never ordered, he simply brought dish after dish with each one better than the previous. Phenomenal meal.
  33. LL

    LorenaL

    San Diego

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! The red snapper, the scallops and the uni are amazing.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun and trendy
  35. CB

    ChrisB

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Delicious food and drinks! Can’t wait to come back!
  36. AL

    AustinL

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stopped in for a quick happy hour before dinner and once again, Nobu doesn’t disappoint. Got a handful of little bites and between the crispy rice and butter lettuce black cod - I could die happy. Such great food and ambience is always semi casual.
  37. i

    ilovenorthpark

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service and food were 5 ⭐️ Outstanding experience!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience4
    Everything was great except the food was too sour for our liking
  39. MM

    MaggieM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful restaurant! The food is so good that you want to try everything on the menu! You can’t go wrong here! The staff are all knowledgeable and friendly.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The waitstaff was as outstanding as their recommendations.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

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 4.7 stars by 3030 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 75 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Takeout from OpenTableNew

This restaurant is currently not taking orders. Check back soon.

View takeout menu

Delivery

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
Google Map for Nobu San Diego

207 Fifth Avenue San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    L Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Hard Rock Hotel offers valet parking for guests with reservations. Ace Parking structure is also across the street on 6th Ave and L st.

  • Public transit

    Gaslamp

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    David Meade

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 814-4124

  • 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.

  • Private party facilities

    Nobu San Diego is centrally located across from the convention center at the Hard Rock Hotel. Our Private Dining Room can accommodate up to 30 guests for a seated dinner. For larger groups, we can offer partial main dining room or cater to one of the banquet rooms at the Hard Rock Hotel.

  • Private party contact

    Nobu San Diego Events: (877) 465-2095

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