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Nobu San Diego

4.7
2869 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
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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2869 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.4
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was excellent. Not a place you typically go to weekly. Very pricy.

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vipHappyCustomer
Portland
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was good as usual. Server was not friendly. Described food as though he was reading a script. Did not react well to questions with responses like “I told you ...”. We heard other non robotic servers describing the same dishes in ways that made them sound delightful. Very disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice experience, food was delicious, service great.

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vipMaria
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Loved our food as always. The service was awful this time. Our appetizer and drinks arrived on time; however, our entrees were brought 30 mins apart from each other. The server kept saying 3,5,10 mins more, but it was really 30 mins!!! I was very disappointed.

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GregM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I never like Sushi until I tried theirs. My wife was born and raised in Hawaii and she said it was the best Sushi she's ever had.

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jayw
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at nobu in San Diego, been to Las Vegas nobu. Food is great as always, expensive but worth every penny. Our server Andrea Z. Was very attentive and knowledgeable of everything on their menu, we ordered everything she suggested and they were all amazing. If I’m ever in San Diego again I’m definitely going to eat there

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff are so knowledgeable and helpful with every single dish and drink. The manager is a kind and personable entree into luxury dining. We thank everyone for their hospitality.

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OpenTable Diner
Monterrey
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Desde el primer bocado del famoso Yellowtail Jalapeño entendí el encanto de Nobu. El cangrejo tempura lo mejor de la noche. Espero poder probar más opciones del menú.

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DavidC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food and ambiance were amazing! Loved everything about it! We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I’ve eaten at Nobu in Caesars Palace many times and I always enjoy it. This was my first time at this location and it was the worst experience I’ve ever had at Nobu. It’s not worth spending $2k there. Food wasn’t good and service was bad.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Found bones in my fish

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have the best experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always impresses!

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AntonEgo
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Food was really good but for them to include miso soup and spinach salad on the 7 course tasting menu... not worth it for me.

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TonyM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere.

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MelissaG
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

First off the food is AMAZING! My friend who doesn’t typically eat sushi recommended this place. She doesn’t eat raw fish so we got the shrimp tempura, fish and chips, and soft crab shell roll. I then ended the night with a tuna nigiri for myself that just melted in my mouth like butter.

The only draw back was that it was difficult to hunt down our waitress during the entire dinner, from ordering to the check, I had to grab her attention for our every need and the service was slow. It made the dinning experience a bit stressful since you only get a set allocated time at the table on top of that.

Nonetheless the food was so good I would be back in a heart beat.

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AnnaB
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so fresh and delicious! Our waiters were great and the manager updated us when food was delayed. Customer service was top notch!

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, AMAZING SUSHI!!

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

Highly disappointed! This location is everything except Nobu experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
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
12 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
2 reviews
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
2 reviews
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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vipweethree
San Diego
12 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
2 reviews
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
San Diego
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
San Diego
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
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! All time fave restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
6 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
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cumpleaños de mi hija

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vipSanDiegoDiner
San Diego
31 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
2 reviews
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.

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 2869 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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