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Nobu San Diego

4.7
2799 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
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2799 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our wedding anniversary & business anniversary. Everything was seasoned to perfection and delicious . Hands down the best Chilean Sea Bass we have ever tasted. The Nobu ceviche was to die for. Very friendly & attentive staff, they kept the drinks flowing.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience with excellent service. Our waiter Daniel provided us with the best service and amazing food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Order the yellow tail ❤️

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It’s just ok. The quality has def dropped. Not sure if it is because of the pandemic. We have been to multiple locations but this SD location is def our least favorite. Not sure if I will try this location again. Apart from the food, our server was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was great. Will be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my birthday dinner. Spent a lot, but it was well worth it. Amazing food and service.

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Fitz
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always amazing. My favorite restaurant in SD hands down. Splurge on the Wagyu and cook it at your table. You wont regret it!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience2

The staff were all amazing but overall the food was sub par for the Nobu name. The raw fish was good but overall the other more signature dishes just missed the mark. It’s also very loud as the restaurant is next to the train rails.

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JB52
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Pros - great tasty food, outstanding service, located in Gaslamp district at Hard Rock Hotel.

Cons - very pricey, read to use valet but had to pay. $49 is regular charge but discounted to $25 w Nobu rez. RIDICULOUS charge. Park somewhere else or on street if u can.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

4year Anniversary dinner was spectacular

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LauraS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The unique flavors offered by Nobu are nearly as superb as the high quality and freshness of the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Overall the dining experience was average. I’ve had dinner at other Nobu locations and I was expecting to have the same excellent experience. The food taste was good, but not amazing. I ordered 8oz of the Japanese A5 Wagu and steak was not tender and flavor was average. It could have been cooked better with more flavor.

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ErikG
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fun atmosphere. Would definitely recommend dinner here.

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TracyS
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good food and service

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We had a reservation and got our table right away. The food was very good but so overpriced! We ordered an appetizer and a fish dish and 2 rolls, all very good. We also ordered the eggplant side and it really didn't taste very good at all. Disappointed in that. Overall, it was a nice dinner, just very expensive.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The social distancing has effected the ambiance but the food and service was fantastic as always.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was poetry to our palette. We had a magical time, the utmost professionalism, and service.

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vipDodgersFAN
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing. Thanks.

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SamuelG
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have a fantastic time here. The food is fantastic and the sushi is to die for. The lighting is perfect and the music and low noise level makes for a beautiful dinner. I asked my fiancée to marry me here and the hostess was very helpful when I asked her to direct the photographer towards our table they took them around the side and made sure my fiancée didn’t see them. After we had finished they gave us complimentary champagne and desert. Will definitely go back

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Steve
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Scallops were overcooked. Yellowtail collar and shishitos were very good. Flambé wagyu needed salt bad and was overcooked

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went here for our anniversary I noted it in the reservation but they did not congratulate us. It’s no big deal but some restaurants do. The service was excellent very attentive and nice. The Toro tartare with caviar had so much wasabi I could barely eat it. The sashimi was excellent and the quality of the fish is really good but the prices are outrageous I would come back for happy hour. The ambiance is ok, considering Covid and having to be outside.

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vipRobertN
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent time.

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vipVSinghM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new style plates are the best. Nobu is expensive but worth it

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KellyC
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed every bite. The service and food was outstanding. Every dish was fabulous.

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ArtD
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is with the visit. The customer service was above and beyond! Definitely going back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not say enough amazing things about the entire staff!

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CindyV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Loved the food and our waiter! Everything he recommended was so delicious! Due to COVID we had to eat outside which I usually love but there was a lot of people who were probably over served walking around which distracted from our dinner...but that’s out of the restaurants control...other then that it was great!

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vipFranciscoL
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service like always

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AaronG
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food. Service has aways been great as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nobu never disappoints me. We came earlier than our reservation and was seated promptly. Our server was very polite and prompt. I was recognized by one of the server because my sister worked for this location for a few years. The weather was nice, ambience was relaxing. Food was delicious including sushi. Drinks were on point, we both had martini and was given one of their special sake that was so delicious. Would come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing happy hour!!! great service & loved their outdoor seating! Can’t wait to come back here again soon :)

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Was really nice to eat outside

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IgorS
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall it was just ok!
Having visited the Vegas location it doesn’t compare. Food was good but not great as I’m used to at Nobu. Service was just average at best.

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JefferyL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outside temporary seating due to COVID not as nice as indoors but glad they are open. Great service.

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DanielleR
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

They have happy hour however you don’t save. You just pay less for less food. The tuna and bang bang shrimp was significantly less. The food is good it’s just such small quantity as compared to places of equal value.

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ryry
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasting menu is the best! Will plan to go again!

LJ
vipLisaJ
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Our server was excellent. We had never b

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DavidP
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Food was VERY disappointing, especially for the price

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Vinny
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great way to celebrate my wife and I 7 year anniversary..

FAQs

Nobu San Diego does offer 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 2799 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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