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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.

207 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, Fusion / Eclectic, Sushi

Hours of Operation:

DINING ROOM:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm

NOBU LOUNGE opens daily at 5pm with full menu.

Cross Street:
L Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(619) 814-4124

Website:
http://www.noburestaurants.com/san-diego/experience/

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.

Parking Details:
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.

Public Transit:
Gaslamp

Executive Chef:
David Meade

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Ring in the New Year Nobu-Style!

Nobu San Diego Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (40)
Special Occasion (37)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
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Hot Spot (26)
Good for a Date (24)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Authentic (18)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Business Meals (17)
Fun (14)
Tasting Menu (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
People Watching (11)
Romantic (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Casual (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Healthy (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tapas (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Great Beer (2)
Spicy (2)
Waterfront (2)
Cozy (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Vegan (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 2 days ago

Muy buena comida, atención y ambiente.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Meh. I love Japanese food and traditions but this experience was very limited and felt very "franchised", which I guess it is now. No Chef's choice, no sake flights, no originality, no particular focus. Food coming out in the wrong order. My $1,200 for three people would've been better spent at so many other Japanese restaurants in the US.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Amazing as always

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food is really good but I was surprised by the atmosphere. Lots of younger kids runnng around climbing into other booths and under the tables. For the prices, I didn’t expect such a noisy, family friendly environment.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Awesome !!!!!

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vip
 (México)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Every Nobu restaurant has outstanding food, the rock shrimp are superb and the jalapeño sashimi are excellent too

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 1, 2017

the hostess sit us in the corner, and not at the window seat as we requested even though we were the first customers. The food was good but overpriced

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Bad acoustics. Table next to us hammering shots of saki and over the top loud/drunk. Management did not intervene. Asked waitperson to intercede.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Excellent service and good quality food cocktails were perfect.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Just great.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Restaurant was too loud. Couldn’t hear my date talk.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Absolutely outstanding food, interesting menu, great service!

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great friendly knowledgeable service and great food to match

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Waterfront
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We had an amazing dinner. Everything was so delicious and we loved the service!!

Tags: People Watching, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Overall good experience...food, service and location were all good.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Service was impeccable. Everything we ate was an experience because we are first time with this style of dining and we loved it. I even tried the cold sake and enjoyed it immensely. The decor and ambiance are fitting to the food so it just feels natural and easy.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Viaje a san Diego

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Went there with hubby for dinner because have read rave reviews and the great rating sold me on it. Alas, I was disappointed by the experience. It's not that it was bad. No, it was so ordinary, that it was totally not worth the money and time spent. I guess it's because of the name and the location, but we have been to far more expensive restaurants where the food quality and meal presentation were way superior. Busy, crowded, feels like a bistro and not an expensive place.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 16, 2017

The food and the service were top notch. Everything was delicious and perfectly timed.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Wait staff were robots with zero emotion. Our orders were misplaced & never came out or came out wrong & late. Manager tried to do the right thing & provided free Desert & a few other entree items but that doesn’t make up for terrible service on a special birthday occasion.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Always awesome food and service!!!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

What else can you say? The food was excellent as always, the service was very attentive, and the ambiance was great.
The only issue is that you have to leave the restaurant and walk down the hall in the Hard Rock lobby to find the rest rooms.
A small inconvenience, don’t let it spoil an otherwise great experience.

Tags: Hot Spot, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

The waitress that worked with us was very nice. She made some nice recommendations. Apart from the Japanese Snapper, we did not like any of the food. The fries that came with the "fish and chips" were awful. The second you finish your drink someone comes to take it away. Felt more like fast food than a good dinner restaurant.

Were given a booth for six people though it was only two of us and there were plenty of small tables available.

I think if someone pays for these prices they deserve a comfortable chair and not feel like sitting in a staff canteen.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

I loved Nobu; I had been wanting to eat at one of the locations for a while. The San Diego location was lovely. The wait staff was attentive but a little snooty, which was somewhat unappealing. They definitely push the higher priced items. That being said, my husband and I made good choices and our bill was average for our date nights. I recommend Nobu for special occasions or date night but it’s rather loud so you won’t be able to hear everyone if you have a large group.

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Excellent high Quality authentic Japanese Food, Sushi prepared just in sight with the best possible ingredients at their best temperature. One of the very best Sushi experiences I ever had.
Service very attentive, but did not serve water voluntarily, as often in the US tried to clear the table as soon as the guests declared not to order anything else although the Restaurant was not fully booked.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (London)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great spot pre theatre dinner. Super service, food great as always. Try some of the local specialties you won't be disappointed. Love it!

Tags: Authentic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Impeccable service. We never had an unfolded napkin. Wonderful good. Spicy yellowtail roll ended being out favorite item of the shareable items we ordered.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 3, 2017

Buena cocina, pasa de lo costoso a lo caro. Raciones pequeñas. Alto nivel de ruido.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Celebrated a three year anniversary dinner at Nobu during restaurant week and was quite pleased. We'd heard great things but our wallets would never allow. Glad I saved up for this special occasion because it was definitely worth it. Being restaurant helped the final tab, but we also had to add on some drinks and other apps for the full experience. Everything was lovely from the craft cocktails to the simple but delicious salads to the great quality of fish for the chef's choice sushi. The service was impeccable to boot. Might have to save another few years so we can treat ourselves again, but it'll be worth it :)

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Would have liked to leave full after 4 course dinner. Portions are tiny and prices are high. Food was great and experience was overall pleasant.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2017

The menu for SDRW was limited but good. We loved the sushi and dessert! Service was relatively fast.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We had heard of Nobu and its excellent ratings so we wanted to try it. The food was good but not exceptional. The service was very good. The seats, especially the cushion seats next to the wall, were uncomfortable. The cost for the food and drinks was way too much. Overall, we generally enjoyed the experience but will not be going back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 1, 2017

This is a special 4 course dinner for restaurant week. Dishes are good tasting, however, barely enough for two adults. Good service though.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 30, 2017

It was very mediocre. I'm supporting the last few times I've been there it was great. It's like there's a totally different vibe.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Always solid, always over-priced, yet always worth it.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Always look forward to dining at this restaurant. Some of the best food in town!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Went here for the first time during Restaurant Week. Fabulous food! Creative, fresh, beautifully presented. What a find!

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Hubs and I went for restaurant week. Our first course was Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeño. Melt-in-your-mouth delicious! Next came Warm Asparagus Eryngii Salad. Cooked to perfection. The ginger dressing added just the right umami note. For our main course, we ordered sashimi with the chef's upgrade. It was delectable! So fresh and varied. We finished off with Miso Macchiato and Coconut Haupia for dessert. I can't really remember them other than they were yummy. Did I mention I had 2 wonderful martinis to start?
I wish they still had their happy hour. It was perfect for a light bite or a quickie before a ball game.

Tags: Fun, Great Beer, Healthy, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Nobu is delicious. We went for restaurant week and really enjoyed the menu!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Hot Spot
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 (Montreal)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Amazing food, tremendously fresh, very nice service, slightly pricey!

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