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About Nobu San Diego
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.
San Diego, CA 92101
Japanese, Fusion / Eclectic, Sushi
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
NOBU LOUNGE opens daily at 5pm with full menu.
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Hard Rock Hotel offers valet parking for guests with reservations (must be made by 4:30pm the day of). Ace Parking structure is also across the street on 6th Ave and L st.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Nobu San Diego Ratings and Reviews
My husband’s birthday and restaurant week. Food is good but Portion was very small. More like sampler menu. We ordered extra steak but still hungry after dinner. No special treat for birthday request. Food came out all at the same table me. Finished eating in 20 mins.
As always, the food was excellent. The yellowtail with jalapenos is always a favorite, delicate fish with a spice kick to it. The soft shell crab roll is the best in town by far and the sashimi is always excellent. The bento box dessert is worth the visit on its own
Nobu is a beautiful place and their food fare is insanely unique. If you enjoy sushi, sashimi or interesting Japanese dishes, this is the place to be. This is an upscale place, so expect to receive your check accordingly. But it is so worth it, even if you only make it here once!
This was our first visit to this Nobu, but we have had the pleasure of dinning many times in other Nobu restaurants and rate all of them among our favourites.
We were as always very happy with the food, although presentation on some dishes could be improved
The design and layout of the restaurant contributed to the noise level being too high and not pleasant. In other Nobu restaurants it can be high level too but as an energetic and buzzing background noise, but this was unfortunately not so.
However still a 5
Never has a NOBU location nickel and dimed me before like this one- they take the liberty of bringing you sides of say rice for every entree when you don’t even ask or want it and then have the audacity to charge 5.00 for each cup of it- French fries 16.00! Crazy for 8 fries! 1 person drinking regular ICED TEA- 16.00! Not Long Island iced tea - regular iced tea! Side of some rocoto sauce again tack on another 2.00, cucumber on a piece of sushi add another .50- this was beyond ridiculous- not to mention our food was horribly cold and it took forever for the servers to even bring out the entrees and refill the $16.00 iced tea. 300.00 for what we got is so beyond ridiculous- LA, Malibu, London, Miami, even New York locations never do this- ever! Will never go back! Ever!
Very slow service. Restaurant was not exceedingly busy, yet food took a long time and drinks had to be asked for multiple times. Food mostly good. A few items, lamb chops for example, were extraordinary, a few just ok. Hefty price tag. Felt like we were paying mostly for the name, rather than the experience.
My daughter and I had dinner at Nobu before going to The Nutcracker. Our waiter was excellent & helped us make some excellent choices. He was also very mindful of our time. The food was excellent, beautifully presented & very creative. Very expensive but fun for a special evening.
Were were there on Thursday evening, at 6 ans it wasn’t busy at all. Our shef was Superstar! He made fantastic sashimi variety and was knowledgeable about the food. I was fortunate to try plenty different Sushi Bars, and as delicious as it was, it was definitely not worth it.
My friend and I = $620
Really just not very good in terms of good service or ambiance. Very disappointing. More like a tourist trap than fine dining but priced like a michellen 3 star restaurant. Sushi was flavorless and was obviously not fresh— we went on a Tuesday granted not the best night for fresh fish but this was really just bad on all counts. Nothing special and if the sushi is $16 a piece it better be something grand. Stay away. You might as well go to bubba gumps.
Nobu is always good in terms of food quality, this location might be less iconic than some of the others (Malibu for example) but the food quality and service is sensational. Also, the specials only available at this location are really impressive, the locally sourced Lobster Tempura is excellent and great value.
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