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Nobu San Diego, San Diego, CA
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Nobu San Diego

4.5
4.5
3176 Reviews
$50 and over
Cocktail Bar
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 50 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 814-4124

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    David Meade

  • 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.

  • Private party facilities

    Nobu San Diego is centrally located across from the convention center at the Hard Rock Hotel. Our Private Dining Room can accommodate up to 30 guests for a seated dinner. For larger groups, we can offer partial main dining room or cater to one of the banquet rooms at the Hard Rock Hotel.

  • Private party contact

    Nobu San Diego Events: (877) 465-2095

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Cross street

    L Street

  • Parking details

    Hard Rock Hotel offers valet parking for guests with reservations. Ace Parking structure is also across the street on 6th Ave and L st.

  • Public transit

    Gaslamp

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,176 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience2
    Wife’s 72nd Birthday. Servers seemed to work hard but service was slow. Food came out of the kitchen fast but when we needed something server was busy elsewhere. Very noisy music. Too hard to have easy conversation. Everything felt like we were in a dining factory production line including the hostess calling out “ welcome” in Japanese. Didn’t have the banana desert she wanted for her birthday. And why tell me I have only two hours to dine when we ended up staying for three (partly due to slow service) and there was no shortage of tables. Very pretentious and unnecessary. I won’t come back.
  2. R

    Ragcy26

    San Diego

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and outstanding service from Marco.
  3. j

    jamesb

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Portions were small. Too loud inside. Overpriced for service and price of food.
  4. DH

    DerekH

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Our waiter was fine, but he didn’t seem like he liked his job. We also received our food before our drinks which was super weird! Our waiter also stared at the device that checked us out while we applied our tip. The ambiance was awesome, as well as the food, but the waiter and service was not the best.
  5. SV

    SaulV

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service!
  6. MC

    MichaelC

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pricey, but worth it. So amazing! The whiskey recommendation went well with the meal as well.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience2
    Yeah so I’m cool with being seating at a crappy table but not cool with a hostess that flat out lies. We booked an outside seat. She told us that we didn’t. Showed her the booking that said outside and suddenly excuses. The food is good but not that good. Do better Chef Nobu
  8. z

    ziya

    New Orleans

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding food, great wine and wonderful service!
  9. MY

    MichelleY

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nobu was excellent with very fresh seafood. The food was amazing and service outstanding.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed our omakase and enjoyed the atmosphere
  11. JC

    JamesC

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    food was amazing. Service was slow at the beginning but gat better
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dads 60th Birthday
  13. A

    Anetab

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve never had a bad experience here perfect every time the severs are very nice the environment is perfect the place is nice and it smells so good food is amazing
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    The waitress forced us out of the table when the restaurant had many open tables - we weren’t done ordering food we weren’t there for too long - our bill was already at $600 and were happy to spend more and enjoy but the waitress was rude when we were very nice to her. The food is always amazing but honestly don’t waste your time at the San Diego location go to the Malibu and Newport locations are amazing and always superior, will not return to the San Diego location it’s such bad service, the food doesn’t outweigh it when you can drive to other locations and get the full experience
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tried the omakase it was definitely worth the price, food was delicious, service was on point and the atmosphere couldn’t be better
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We got the chef’s tasting menu and omg it was the best food I’ve ever eaten! So happy we chose Nobu for our dining that evening! I’ll never top that sushi experience!
  17. c

    carlap

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    I've visited other Nobu's and have to say, this was by far the worst one of all. They should try to follow the authentic Nobu playbook and stop free-styling as it really doesn't work well for the Nobu Image or Name. UUgghhh-- so sad.
  18. LJ

    LizJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My daughter and I went to Nobu for her birthday. Neither of us had been there. We chose a lot of the servers recommendations and they were amazing. I would recommend it for a special occasion!
  19. A

    Anonymous

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    It's a shame that service was so brief and impersonal from the server.. The busboy was nice. The food runner was outstanding.The prices are expected. Many items are good. Nothing was mind-blowing.
  20. e

    esmyv

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    We had dinner on a Saturday night (10/22) in the bar area. Our server, Hispanic guy with a man bun, was horrible. I don’t even remember his name- gave us such poor service. We wanted to leave during our meal, it was so bad. Every time we ordered, he went back to the bar to talk to his friends who were sitting there feet from us. Every time we ordered some thing we had to wait for the order to be put in until he was done socializing. We felt like we were competing with his friends and with the other guess in the tables around us who by the way, got much better service from him then we did. Not sure what was going on there. At some point our server knocked over our chopsticks and just left them there. Didn’t offer to bring new ones or even apologized. We felt like he didn’t want to be there. He didn’t want to serve us, and would rather be somewhere else. Most of our order was taken by the busgirl and another server, who felt sorry for us. This second server saw us trying to get our server’s attention so many times that she finally came over and helped us. As always, the food was excellent, but we didn’t enjoy it as much because of the terrible service. We feel that if you’re going to pay top dollar for sushi, the service should be excellent. Again, it wasn’t. We left very disappointed and upset. Not coming back to this Nobu!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great to dine at Nobu
  22. SL

    SLWSLW

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Been to many Nobu’s worldwide, this was a total disappointment. Service was so clueless and poor, food was so mediocre, we left after a drink and appetizers (which took more than 30 minutes to arrive). Server kept asking us to order more, would have if our original order had arrived. Finally ordered some sushi, bland and boring as something you’d get in a grocery store. Edamame arrived as we were leaving. Won’t be back.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    very great experience overall! really killed it with the special request !
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great service.
  25. MF

    MarthaF

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food was exceptional, service was great, great value. Too, too noisy. Would not likely return as it was to hard to have a conversation with our friends.
  26. n

    nobbyw

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In the words of a famous program from Canada: “you just gotta eat here!“
  27. SR

    SelwynR

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb food and service. Everything was outstanding including cocktails, ambiance and especially the food and presentation.
  28. RT

    RobT

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Bad service. Slow service. A one timer and a letdown compared to other Nobu’s.
  29. DC

    DavidC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great, as usual! When I come to SD for conferences, I love to have dinner with colleagues at Nobu.
  30. L

    Lemonzest

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience3
    The waiter explains the menu is designed for "family style"...eat before you go because its not "family style". Our biggest issue was that they hurried us through our experience . The bussers were like little gnats swarming our table every time something was half full, done with, etc. We wanted to enjoy our dining experience but we were rushed through the entire experience. It was our daughters birthday as well. The busser took my unfinished drink to rush us to finish and get out of there. At a tune of $300 for three people very disappointed in this restaurant.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Food was super salty, requested wasn’t made. Just a bit disappointed
  32. HA

    HankA

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great place to eat. Service was stellar and the food amazing.
  33. s

    solie

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Get the 8-course meal. It's pricey, but you'll have a culinary experience
  34. CM

    ChristinaM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall1food2service4ambience1
    Too loud and too pricey for a toddler size plate. I left the place hungry. Overrated. Do not recommend. My nephew and niece did enjoy the sushi though but still not worth $500.
  35. AM

    AdrianM

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    It took forever to get the food. Super noisy restaurant. Hostess was fantastic, as well as barman. Yet, waiter was subpar. You need to improve your customer service.
  36. RU

    RobU

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Anniversary
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The food was terrible. Overly salted. Overly sauced. Black miso cod was slimy and undercooked. One of the most disappointing meals of my life.
  38. AF

    AbbyF

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    The service was poor and the noise level was so loud you had to yell to hear the person at your table which means everyone was yelling.
  39. JK

    JessicaK

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent, very unique and a fun experience.
  40. M

    Misty

    Las Vegas

    428 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    428 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    After visiting the Nobus in Honolulu and Las Vegas, the San Diego version was rather disappointing. The fish was not nearly as fresh or high quality as what we expect for a Nobu. I ordered the Toro and was given tiny pieces of nigiri that had strings in it. It was definitely not worth the $17 per piece and I was ripped off. The sashimi salad was old ahi that had been seared to cover the fishy smell. At least the beef dish my husband ordered was good. With this price point and poor quality, we would not return here or recommend it.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Nobu San Diego using the Order Online button. Nobu San Diego also offers 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 4.5 stars by 3176 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 50 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
Google Map for Nobu San Diego

207 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    L Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Hard Rock Hotel offers valet parking for guests with reservations. Ace Parking structure is also across the street on 6th Ave and L st.

  • Public transit

    Gaslamp

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    David Meade

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 814-4124

  • 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.

  • Private party facilities

    Nobu San Diego is centrally located across from the convention center at the Hard Rock Hotel. Our Private Dining Room can accommodate up to 30 guests for a seated dinner. For larger groups, we can offer partial main dining room or cater to one of the banquet rooms at the Hard Rock Hotel.

  • Private party contact

    Nobu San Diego Events: (877) 465-2095

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