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Nobu San Diego

4.7
2851 Reviews
$30 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2851 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, AMAZING SUSHI!!

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vipMirjanaS
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Highly disappointed! This location is everything except Nobu experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

We have always eaten at the Las Vegas Nobu and loved it. San Diego didn’t even begin to compare. Lackluster service and they weren’t offering the full menu. I won’t come back to this location.

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vipec67
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Happily surprised to be able to eat indoors! The ambiance was a little lacking, or maybe not what I'd expected for Nobu, but I'm guessing Covid regulations probably had something to do with the overall layout? Our table was a mix of a la carte and prix fixe meals. Everything we ordered was fresh, innovative and yummy! Service was great but noticeably slowed down when it came to our main courses. Maybe the restaurant became busier? Overall, we all had an enjoyable evening!

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vipFROMSD
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great as always !!
And now they has less tables that means less people and actually you can have a conversation over dinner with out yelling the other person . I love Nobu food.

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soniap
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Shrimp and Lobster with Spicy Lemon Sauce was amazing! Service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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vipYumYum
San Diego
43 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful and delicious food.

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AugR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Doing their best with outdoor dining. But fifth ave has a lot of interesting characters and smells

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weethree
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best dining experiences we have ever had at Nobu. We sat outside with heaters and it was very cozy. We met the manager, Sue, who was so nice and accommodating. Our server was phenomenal and took such excellent care of us. We ordered omakase and he made sure we got our favorites plus some new things to try. Our teas and waters were never empty and everything was clean. We had the most amazing time and ate amazing food. Thank you to all who worked that night.

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FernandoB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, attentive staff, and the best old fashioned money can buy

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Joe was beyond great ! He recommend a lot
Of good choices and always made sure we enjoyed our plates. He was kind and friendly and such a pleasant server we need more servers like him. Thank you for the service

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destiny
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

the first time I ever came here was about a month ago and our server was so awesome. he was attentive and made sure we had an experience. so we came back. and our server was really not the best. he barely came to our table. when we wanted to order more drinks he wasnt being very attentive to what we wanted. and I actually ordered a drink and was given a completely different drink..just not the best experience. the guy giving water was on it tho!

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JimB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Eating outside, even with heaters, was not optimal. Knew that going in, but still not the experience you hope for at NOBU. Also, was my wife's birthday, placed that in the special occasion area in the reservation, called the restaurant in advance and still no acknowledgement of it.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! All time fave restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING. The food, service, ambiance, everything was great. I will definitely be coming back!

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vrios69
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cumpleaños de mi hija

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vipSanDiegoDiner
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was fantastic, but maybe partial screens of slatted wood could be put up around the outdoor seating area to put a barrier between diners and the street, and also to mitigate the wind that can blow down L Street. Even during non-COVID times, it would make the outdoor dining area more attractive.

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ChrisH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We were celebrating my wife's birthday and I mentioned this when I booked my reservation. There was never any acknowledgement of her birthday and they proceeded to charge us for a request of extra sliced Jalapeños.

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vipSeverinoP
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excelente Servicio Calidad, me parecieron los precios altos,

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is very courteous and knowledgeable.

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vipSDlola
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best. I would eat here everyday if I could. Outstanding food and staff.

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HollyM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NOBU never fails to impress! We were so grateful for the added outdoor seating. We used a Travelzoo deal on this visit, and the tasting menu wasn't as good as in the past (sushi rolls and salad were boring), but it was still delicious. Ambiance and service were awesome as always.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner per usual

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vipBreeze
San Diego
210 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We bought a 7 course tasting. Was very disappointed. It was ok but not for the price. It wasnt any better than my neighborhood sushi bar.

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ChrisA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dinner at Nobu! First time dining outdoors with this restaurant,and it was very enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service was amazing!!! Had a fantastic time, will definitely be going back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nobu staff were wonderful!

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EduardoE
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great Salmon with garlic
Nice classic Japanese, some fusion also very good

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JoeN
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service was good, although was slow at some points. Outdoor set up is good with sufficient heaters

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Did not mention our anniversary. Food was underwhelming considering price. Staff was cordial.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife & I truly enjoyed our first experience dining at Nobu. Of course the food was delicious and the servers made our night more special. Staff were all very kind and always made sure we were comfortable (a little chilly night) by asking if the burners weren’t too hot or if we were cold. We will definitely be returning and also are recommending Nobu to all of our friends & family.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Not the place to go when you’re hungry. The service was decent at best. Server didn’t even introduce himself.

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vipBrentonC
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The presentation, taste and variety of plates was excellent. The various ingredients was exceptional.

The Lychee Martini is our favorite drink

The sashimi and sushi were fresh tasting and nicely presented

JB
JessicaB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Staff was attentive and accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience but it started drizzling and the restaurant did not have enough umbrellas for the entire outdoor area so some guests sat under the rain and others were covered. Didn’t seem fair.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines

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LuisSilva
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food was just out of this world. I have recommended this place to friends and family, and would go back as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mickey was an outstanding server & I will continue to ask for him every time I dine here a Nobu San Diego. Everything was outstanding and super accommodating. Zero complaints! Thanks Nobu!

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 2851 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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