Fri 11:45 am–2:00 pm
Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
When you have experienced Nobu New York. This location does not even compare.
No Atmosphere. The food was ok. The service good. We will no return and do not recommend.
Some food was excellent. Some was unremarkable. Some wasn't cooked right. Service was unprofessional and hurried. If it weren't for the Black Cod you wouldn't believe the place has any connection to the original in NYC.
I hate having to guard my not-finished $40 piece of fish from busboys who keep trying to snatch it. I get it! We'll hurry up and leave.
Very busy spot and perhaps a little under-staffed, although our waitress did everything possible to keep up with all the tables she was serving, and did so with energy and good disposition. The quality of the food was very good. Need to return a few times to try all the appetizing plates in the menu.
Good quality Japanice style food .
Food is good but not great. Everyrhing tasted good, but for a 150 tasting dinner, it was unimaginative and overpriced. No dish was truly memorable or provided that moment of bliss when you taste something truly transcendent. Service was absolutely awful. Once the runner only brought one dish for the two set dinners and another time brought three. Dishes from previous courses remained on the table when the next course was brought and some dishes looked like they had sat in the kitchen past their prime.
Excellent as always. Thanks to all at NOBU
Service was very aggressive to hurry us out of there, to the point that they tried removing drinks before they were finished. Food was worst Sushi we have had in a long time. Toro was “fishy”. Third time we have eaten there, definitely will be the last.
Food was fantastic which matched the service. Only flaw was extra charges on my bill. They were able to fix the issue in a timely manner. I can't wait to go back!
Wow ! Too much!! This was amazing
The service is some of the worst in the city. Combine that with the arrogance of the staff and it’s an undesirable dining experience.
Phenomenal dining experience!!! Strongly recommend the personalized dinner. It resulted in a fun and exciting culinary adventure. Every course was world-class. Also recommend you select Laura H. as your server. Laura and the chefs designed our meal after interviewing our dinner party members. Expensive, but definitely worth the cost.
I think the service model is a little slow (menu/food distribution and wait time). The menu can have a little bit more substance but the food they serve is actually good. The ambiance could be a little bit more chic/romantic (it sometimes has a loud cafeteria feel to it). Overall though people are nice and the food is good.
This was our second time eating at Nobu in DC and we will go back again. The food was excellent even though the portions are a little small. Our waitress was a bit strange - she was kind, but spoke so softly that my boyfriend could barely hear her and then was agitated at him when he sought clarification. Wish her well but don't care to have her again.
I took my wife to Nobu for her birthday and it was a winner. She loved the food, drinks and the service. She felt very special because it is such a nice restaurant. The waitress was very patient and explained all of the options on the menu and answered all of our questions. It was all in all a great experience.
Nothing is wrong but nothing remarkable for the name NOBU. We took the "Class Taste Menu". Couple of dishes were over salted. Sushi were ordinary, like every sushi restaurant in town. One hot dish was Miso Cod. It reminded me of my lunch menu in neighbourhood restaurants in Hong Kong.
Completely over rated but 8 min Uber to Kennedy center. Looks like an airport lounge. Food is good but overpriced. Don’t come with high expectations. Be prepared to spend. Would not recommend for special occasions, this is everyday dining.
Always love Nobu DC!
I’ve been to and loved Nobu Hollywood and Nobu Miami - so I was so excited to try the new Nobu in my hometown! It was disappointing. The ambiance was lackluster, the food was just okay and he service started strong and then disappeared once it got busier.
Even my favorite dish, the King Crab Tempura, was dry and I had to request more sauce. I know, first world problem. 🤣 I feel like Nobu DC is trying to dumb itself down the the suit crowd, with the “khaki’ interior and west end location. but they really need to amp it up a bit. I don’t think I’d return for our next special occasion.
Our meal was amazing. The food was unreal. The service impeccable without being overbearing. Laura, our server was next to none. I left full but not uncomfortable, perfect!
Incredible. Expensive, yes. But worth it. Can’t wait for the next special occasion to return.
Had heard great things about NOBU and it did not disappoint. Sophisticated atmosphere, the best sushi ever. Also ordered from the classic and now menus. All the food was delicious and creatively prepared. Service was impeccable.
Love Nobu 57 but this was far inferior. The lobster salad was overdressed and the crispy tuna rice was bland. The sushi was fresh and the wagyu and foie gras dumpings were great but served barely warm. Despite the issues with almost all the dishes, the miso black cod was done very well. The service wasn’t great as we waited on drinks and they forgot one of our menu items. Overpriced for what it is whereas I always felt like Nobu 57 was worth every dime. Won’t go back.
Service seemed hurried and not personalized. Bar noise interferes with dining.
Service was definitely up to par in the low frames were good but the sushi was not of the same Nobu caliber. I have been to Nobu in Tokyo, Dubai (best, though most expensive), Doha, Both London Places, New York and probly a few others. The crust of the sweet trip was fishy, The sushi wasn't up to the usual standard But the service was great and the manager was very accommodating in listening to my imput and I was not and did not take discount on the bill.
We took our son to Nobu for his leaving for college dinner at his request. We have visited Nobu around the world and this one is good. It's just maybe not worth the price. The service, however, is exceptional and the staff has a way of explaining the dishes so you understand and are not patronized. They are also kind and funny. No stuffy service here! The edamame was great, the sashimi good and the waygu beef exceptional. Great place to visit, at least once, and more often if you want to easily spend $1000 for a group of 6. Not outrageous but pricey.
Great service, okay food!! Very pricey for the food to taste so/so.
Everything amazing! Atmosphere, food, wine, service. We would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends. It is our favorite in DC.
The food was delicious! Crispy rice and spices tuna along with the waygu gyoza were the favorites
The service, however, was terrible. Drinks took forever. Our waiter hardly ever checked on us. Slow to bring condiments. Huge disappointment.
Tight seating, waiter was very unhelpful. The whole experience felt like the McDonald’s if sushi.
Wonderful service. Exceptional food and thoughtful staff. Amazing cocktails
One of the best meals I have ever enjoyed in the U.S. Well worth the trip. Excellent service, location, preparation, and menu.
Fantastic service and food. Perfect for a date night when you’re looking for a departure from the everyday options.
Service was not great and they did not explain the menu when the finically got to our table
I thought it was great but my wife doesn't love sushi and didn't love the chicken dish.
One of the best dining experiences we have had in DC. The food was as good as it looked. Our server Laura was outstanding. She made sure that everything was right without being intrusive. The noise level was acceptable but probably only because the restaurant was not crowded on a Monday evening. Can’t wait to come back.
Seated right next to the serving stand. Felt like they were eating with us. Really difficult to have a conversation
Service was very slow
Overpriced. Food is average at best which make this place terrible in terms of value. Service was below average given the price tag.
Went for restaurant week and had a great time! The Bento box was beyond delicious
Having lived in Lima Peru, and having dined at a wide range of in Japan, I can inequivocally say the prices are far from reflecting the quality and pretension of Nobu.
A 9 cut minimalist "tiradito", more akin to a Usuzukuri, was definitively the lowest point. A tiradito is about the texture and cut of the fish, which is in no way related to the dish served at Nobu, lacking clear concept and exhibiting poor creative effort, and in no way a variation of a tiradito.
Any mid-tier japanese sushi bar or neighborhood cevicheria, easily outperforms Nobu on all levels.
Service was no better than large fast-food chains, and while food is decent within the - to put it mildly - poor American gastronomic standards, prices do not justify not staying home and cooking something better.
The DC dining scene has a lot to improve to even earn the appelative of dining scene. We need more authentic endeavors and more decisive influx of more developed culinary traditions.
There's sadly no dining experience to recommend to visitors from outside DC, aside from a handful specific dishes scattered out in various places, and with relatively low consistence throughout their menus and weak concepts.