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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 :)
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.
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.
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