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Nobu Chicago, Chicago, IL

Nobu Chicago

4.7
4.7
1881 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
OPEN FOR LUNCH 7 Days a week

Centrally located in Chicago's West Loop, Nobu Chicago playfully blends elements of old world Japanese and new world utilitarian.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 88 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi, Creative Japanese
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 7:30 am–11:00 am
  • Phone number
    (312) 779-8800
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Nobu Chicago is proud to present the most exclusive and unforgettable private dining experiences for any occasion. For nearly three decades, Chef Nobu Matsuhisa has been celebrated for his innovative new style Japanese cuisine. By combining his cutting- edge creativity with exceptional hospitality in a glamorous setting, his restaurants all over the world have garnered numerous awards and accolades. Nowhere is this more evident than with our private dining experiences. Based on our unprecedented foundation for success, our team can create a unique dining experience for you – in our semi-private or private dining room(s). https://www.noburestaurants.com/chicago/private-events/
  • Neighborhood
    West Loop
  • Cross street
    Randolph & Peoria
  • Parking details
    Valet Pricing 0-3 hours $25 3-8 hours $40 8-24 hours $67***Street parking also available***
  • Public transit
    Morgan Station (Green Line)
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Mother's Day Brunch

    May 12, 2024 only
    Celebrate Mother's Day at Nobu Chicago. Indulge in our specially cultivated Brunch Specials as well as our favorite a la carte menu items.
    Mother's Day Brunch Photo
  • Nobu at the Sushi Bar

    $225.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Join us for Nobu “At the Sushi Bar” dining experience. During this immersive omakase, our Chef will guide you through a curated selection from the sushi bar with traditional and Nobu signature flavors. The menu was carefully designed to surprise, enlighten, and delight. We hope you will agree.
    Nobu at the Sushi Bar Photo

What 1,881 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

1,881 Reviews
  1. Joan

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The yellowtail jalapeño, rock shrimp in spicy sauce, eggplant with ginger, and tuna with crispy onions were sublime.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    As frequent flyers to Nobu globally, the Chicago location is way subpar

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  3. JonK

    E. Tennessee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went by myself and sat at the bar.I ordered a drink that was promptly delivered and had been made perfect. I then had miso soup that was hot and then assorted nigiri that was really fresh and delicious! Love this place!

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  4. jknott

    Chicago

    85 reviews

    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service. Everything was delicious. Can’t wait to go again.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was excellent , great atmosphere, food was delicious. Would definitely recommend visiting NOBU Chicago.

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  6. BriannaK

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Awful experience. Service has gone way down, presentation lacking. Noise like a nightclub.

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  7. SankyPanky

    Indiana

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    What can be said about Nobu that hasn't already been said? It is an incredible journey of food as seen through its creator. Wonderful masterpieces of taste, texture and finish. This has been a visit of many to this incredible restaurant. We started with their signature Yellowtail Jalapeño which we usually end up getting two of them by the time we leave. One as an appetizer and another as dessert. We do not do dessert so we are no help in that department. You really cannot go wrong with any dish but our personal favorites are as follows: Yellowtail Jalapeño, Crispy Rice with Spicy Tuna, Wagyu Slider, Wagyu Dumplings, Tiradito, Seafood Ceviche, Ribeye and Wagyu Tacos, Shrimp Tempura Sushi and their wonderful cocktails. Our personal is top-shelf margarita. Enjoy yourself...we sure do!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Dubai

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and service however very expensive - but that's Chicago 🤦🏻‍♂️

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  9. LeonidK

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    + The food was very delicious. The personnel was very friendly. - We got main courses when soups were not eaten completely yet.

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  10. MissMar

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    After years of hearing about Nobu, i finally went for a birthday dinner. The food was ok, but after seeing the bill I am less than enthused. The shrimp appetizer was giving Applebees and while the sushi was crazy fresh, I didn't find anything unique nor exciting and have gotten far better value at many of Chicago's smaller, lesser know sushi spots. I won't be back.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    VERY good vibes. As Always. The service is excellent. The staff is always attentive and knowledgeable. The sushi is beyond fresh and always good. Nobu is definitely one of my regular eating spots when I am in town.

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  12. HeidiM

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best meal in Chicago! Beautiful surroundings, amazing service, and the food is perfection. Everything is so fresh.

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  13. JamesW

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Cocktail way too sweet and lack of flavor. Dishes either lack of flavor(ceviche) or too much sugar(black cod). Wagyu gyoza is a disgrace. Nice meat blend to a ball of meat pate then cooked to well done in gyoza wrapper. First time had dry wagyu, which is kind of impressive in a horrible way. Worked in restaurant over a decade, never thought I would leave a negative review like this.

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  14. MV2015

    Chicago

    47 reviews

    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was great (I believe her name was Jennifer). The tuna rice cracker bites are a go to for us; so good, though they had hardly any eel sauce this time. We really enjoyed the baby corn addition to the menu, which brought very savory elote style flavors. I was craving their piña martini so it was great to have one (or two!) again. The wagyu beef dumplings were a bit too chewy for my taste this time around and I do prefer both the flavor and texture of prior sauces (a creamy pumpkin or squash sauce at one point) to the chili oil. Not a plate worthy of a price point that’s essentially $40 when factoring in tax and gratuity. The dessert I had was some sort of chocolate and hazelnut mousse situation and I loved it. My guy had the almond cake and loved it as well, though the raspberry coulis/sauce was much thinner than any I’ve seen before. There was a missed opportunity there to really pack the punch of flavor I was expecting. Some nice highlights here and there but ultimately not aligned with the $320 bill. (I’ve dined here many other times when it reached that number and felt well worth it.) I think highly of Nobu and just hope for true value in the price points.

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  15. NatalieP

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nicholas was amazing, the food experience was great and they truly do make your birthday a big deal there, down to the personalized desert plate! Highly recommend.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All food was delicious, it was shareable sizes but totally worth it we got to try like 3-4 different plates.

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  17. BrianaB

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was one of the best hotel experiences ive ever had in my life, the place was beautifully set up, it was quite calm, neat. The smell was amazing it was one of the first things I noticed in which I was able to purchase there signature scent. The customer service was the best I have ever experienced in my life each staff member was so polite , well groomed, very knowledgable and so genuine. Ashely welcomed me in my guest she was so respectful she made my birthday feel so special from the time I walked in the door. Juan helped assist us with our luggage he was patient and very kind. Chataun, Tiffany, Craig and Emily also made sure our stay was comfortable and that all of our needs were met with no complaints. The best experience I ever had I honestly never want to visit no other hotel ever in life when I travel to Chicago. Dinner was amazing every single dish we ordered was exceptional and well worth the money. I also got the pleasure to meet the chef victor Martinez I was able to give him praise for such a wonderful dinner meal. Best Birthday ever!

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  18. ErinK

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pretty dishes and perfectly prepared. We loved the ambiance and background music, too!

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  19. michelle

    Nashville

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food at Nobu is creative, tasty and beautiful! It’s creative and special, and you pay for that but it’s also very appreciated. We went for a birthday and everything was so good. The wine, the lychee martini, spicy tuna on crispy rice, king crab tacos, the shishito peppers, so many good bites!!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the best time and the best most beautiful server! It’s definitely a favorite spot.

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  21. Wicked

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and great service! Loved it! We always enjoy Nobu!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for my wife’s 40th. We had been to two different Nobu’s in Vegas and love them and this one is no different. Food was outstanding, standouts were the maki rolls and the yellowtail. Service was amazing, everyone was so nice and explained each dish. They staff seemed excited to work there and you don’t get that from every restaurant. Truly made my wife’s night special.

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  23. BostonDiner

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good, sure, but honestly not materially better than any other good sushi spot—but 3x the price. Hotel is great however.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Bday !great

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  25. LisaR

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The service, food and drinks were impeccable! Everything was delicious. I thoroughly enjoyed everything. We will be back again soon!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely venue with interesting combination of unique flavors with traditional ingredients. Good portion size. Very elegant.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. A cool dining experience. Our servers were excellent.

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  28. EricH

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious seafood (and otherwise). The tasting menu was well-crafted, based on our preferences and with some essential courses. Incredible cold dishes, the black cod was amazing, and service was friendly, helpful and made great recommendations (especially for the sake pairing). Eating at Nobu was a fun time, and although pricey, still pretty good value with how high the quality was of all the ingredients.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very expensive and not worth the money in my opinion. Sushi maki is only 6 rolls and very small pieces.

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  30. Michael

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service is great, the food is entirely overpriced Will not be back

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Last evening, my dining companion and I ventured to Nobu Chicago, eager to indulge in their acclaimed $225 per person omakase/tasting menu. Anticipation was high, bolstered by our remarkable rooftop experience in September, which set a lofty benchmark. Unfortunately, our journey through the culinary landscape of Nobu this time painted a starkly different picture. The evening began on a promising note, with initial offerings that hinted at the culinary excellence Nobu is celebrated for. However, as the night progressed and the restaurant swelled with patrons, a noticeable dip in the quality of our gastronomic adventure emerged. This decline was not subtle; it reached a point where we found ourselves compelled to send one dish back to the kitchen—a move we seldom feel compelled to make. Another dish, featuring fish that was both cold and bland, remained largely untouched on our table. It seemed as though it had been hastily retrieved from the depths of a refrigerator and given a quick makeover in an attempt to pass muster. This was not the Nobu experience we had envisioned. The dishes, which should have been the stars of the evening, felt average, boring, and executed with a lack of passion. It was as if the soul of the cuisine had been lost in translation between the kitchen and our table. A tasting menu, especially one at this price point, promises an odyssey of flavors and impeccable presentation—a promise that, sadly, was left unfulfilled. It's crucial, however, to highlight the silver lining of our experience: the service. The staff at Nobu Chicago delivered impeccable service throughout the evening, earning a flawless 10/10 rating in this aspect. Their professionalism and attentiveness were unwavering, a testament to the high standards Nobu sets in customer care. It's a genuine pity that the culinary aspect did not mirror this excellence.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my top 3 best meals ever...and that's saying something as I'm an avid traveler and nice restaurant diner!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Always have a great time here! Only think our food came out very late. My food came first and we wait 25 mins for her meal to come.

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  34. Abner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The food never disapponts, however I wish the same can be said for the service. The whole experience was underwhelming, rushed, and cheesecake factory. We have been to other locations during travels and it is sad that the one in our city is the least impressive.

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  35. terrellj

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yeerrrrrrrrrrrr the food was mad fire duke. Mad talented son

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  36. DebraP

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing meal at Nobu. The Sashimi salad, and the ceviche fluke were both so good. The Black Cod Miso is a must do dish when dining at Nobu. The atmosphere is really fun. Romantic, not too loud. One of our top favorite restaurants in the world.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Been wanting to eat here for years! Waiter was pretty rude, pushy, never came back once we were served and I had to ask someone else to cash out. Food tased good but did not live up to the hype or value. The lobster tacos were the size of a boiled egg cut in half. 😝 We spent over $200 and left hungry. Definitely a great place for drinks and apps but most likely won’t return or recommend.

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  38. ChicagoPat

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a perfect evening. We let our server pick our meal and it was fabulous. All you have to do is let them know what amount you are wanting to spend and they put together a delicious selection of favorites. Even the desert was amazing - something I was not planning on.

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  39. DesiM

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    For the amount of money, nothing blew me away. The wagyu dumplings were decent but were no better than any other fried dumpling I’ve had. The lobster and crab tacos were fishy, yes it’s seafood but I’ve had crab and lobster before that didn’t taste like the ocean. In addition to being fishy, neither tasted very good The lobster tempura roll had no real discernible flavor, it just tasted like nothing While everything was “pretty”, nothing wowed me, nothing was worth returning for. Nothing really excited my taste buds. To be honest nothing really tasted like much of anything?? Nobu lives off the hype and opulent aesthetic, nothing more. And to be very honest, to pay $250 and still leave hungry is crazy. Go one block back to lake street and try Momotaro, you’ll pay half the price and get twice the flavor.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Anchorage

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lighting makes it hard to see the menu but overall a good experience with a great variety. We left full!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Nobu Chicago using the Order Online button. Nobu Chicago also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 779-8800.

Nobu Chicago is rated 4.7 stars by 1881 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 88 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Nobu Chicago

854 W Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60607

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Randolph & Peoria
  • Neighborhood
    West Loop
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 7:30 am–11:00 am
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi, Creative Japanese
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet Pricing 0-3 hours $25 3-8 hours $40 8-24 hours $67***Street parking also available***
  • Public transit
    Morgan Station (Green Line)
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (312) 779-8800
  • Private party facilities
    Nobu Chicago is proud to present the most exclusive and unforgettable private dining experiences for any occasion. For nearly three decades, Chef Nobu Matsuhisa has been celebrated for his innovative new style Japanese cuisine. By combining his cutting- edge creativity with exceptional hospitality in a glamorous setting, his restaurants all over the world have garnered numerous awards and accolades. Nowhere is this more evident than with our private dining experiences. Based on our unprecedented foundation for success, our team can create a unique dining experience for you – in our semi-private or private dining room(s). https://www.noburestaurants.com/chicago/private-events/
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