Nobu Honolulu

4.5
1732 reviews
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World renowned for its award winning "New Style" Japanese cuisine, Nobu continues to offer savvy diners across the globe a culinary adventure. Nobu Honolulu is yet another canvas for Chef Nobu Matsuhisa to display his legendary dishes, such as the Black Cod Miso and Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeño.

The Studio PCH designed restaurant, is nestled in the perennially hip and centrally located Waiea Tower. Nobu Honolulu stays true to the Nobu brand featuring décor to create an intimate and elegant atmosphere.
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1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food & Atmosphere was nice, but the course took too long. some dishes came out right after another, while for some we had to wait forever.

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Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Timothy was

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TO
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Most of the food was very good except for the hearts of palm salad which was bland and tiny portion for $24. The best thing is the sushi, so maybe don't order any other hot dishes. Seared scallops were delicious but almost $30 for 6 scallops.
Sushi is amazing and fresh. I will not order anything other than sushi next time m

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our second visit and our server was much better this time around! The food was still wonderful. I requested that Mary be our server every time we come :) I love that this is an option!

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RN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was great as well as the service. The customary greeting yelled by all the servers when a new customer is seated brought the ambiance down a notch. My wife and I enjoyed our time there but our intimate conversations were often interrupted by the yelled greeting. Next time I’ll be prepared.

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LT
Detroit
21 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

For sure get the Yellow Fin Tuna best item on menu.
For the value against the food a bit over priced.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been to different Nobu’s before and we always try to dine at Nobu (if around) whenever we travel. Liked their selection of local cuisine as well as Nobu’s classic menu. Waikiki Nobu ✅

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Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Our server was horrible! He never came around and was very abrupt and inattentive. If it wasn’t for the other host staff, this would have been an awful experience.

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New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely omakase meal at Nobu. All the courses were gorgeous and tasted amazing.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am addicted to Nobu!! Been to several of the locations. This new Honolulu location is beautiful. Very lively and energetic and of course the most amazing Japanese food ever!!!

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PT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Fantastic food experience. The dishes were spectacular. But we gave the waitress a target price for our meal and asked her to manage everything. The bill was almost 40% over our target. That said, this is a dining experience you cannot miss!

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K
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The restaurant had much better waiters/waitresses before they moved to Ward location. Our waiter was inattentive, had poor knowledge on wines, had little intention to serve us well.
Food was excellent as usual but a little too pricey for the service we received.

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Hawaii
26 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We especially enjoyed the Wagyu Manapua, Black Cod Miso, and Abalone! Highly recommended 🤙

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Philadelphia
83 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waitress Trinity was very knowledgeable and gave us great advice. We tried several new sashimi items. Each was delicious. Jennifer the Chef came to meet us. Great addition to Honolulu’s Nobu’s. We will be back.

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Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Service!! Your staff certainly know what that word means. It is rare to find such attentive wait staff these days & I was impressed with yours. My friends & I noticed how your staff members did not just sashay past tables, they actually looked at the tables to see if something needed to be cleared, or glasses refilled. Attention to the patrons' needs is not lacking here. We were impressed.

And as expected, the food did not disappoint either. Everything was flavorful, my personal favorite: the crispy pork belly with spicy miso....perfect crunch of skin & tender meat.....Mmmmmm

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We eat out often and enjoy all cuisines. You get what you pay for so we are not sticker shocked often. The sushi here was phenomenal, flavors and presentation, on point. I even saw Lionel Richie there! I must comment on the service, the waiter was nice however I had some issues. First, the tables are too close together ( the two seaters specifically), The waiter was not close enough for us to hear what he was saying while describing complex ordering directions. To say the least I’ve never been told how to order at a restaurant and for the price of the sushi here I should be able to order however I want. The waiter also seemed nonchalant and disinterested, I think it was his personality not so much that he wasn’t interested in us, nonetheless it’s nice when I waiter is well versed and enthusiastic. As we eat out often ...I’ve also had different types waiters...and believe me there are those who want their wage AND tip. I would take more time with selecting your wait help, the ambiance there demands a better service than that.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Unfortunately, our experience this time was not as good as in previous visits. The food quality (cooked food) seems to have taken a turn for the worse. Food was beautifully presented but tasted saltier than usual. Kurobuta and scallops had the same same seasoning and presentation, even though they are different dishes. The sushi, however, was outstanding. Maybe it was just the visit today, but for the money, it wasn't worth it. I've heard from friends that other Nobu restaurants are better than the Honolulu one and after today's visit, I have to concur. I may be back again in the future, but not real soon.

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C
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Tables were a little too close to each other. Heard the next tables conversation. Other than that, everything was great.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The waiter was arrogant and not attentive to our food preferences.

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very good food but extremely expensive. Nobu is in danger of pricing themselves out of the Honolulu upscale market. I hope they'll reconsider their approach.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I went for my boyfriends birthday. The food was good but the portions were small for the price and they serve everything al la carte sooo that was fun. Ur definitely paying for the experience.

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Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Very mediocre food with bland flavor. We were looking for a great seafood experience but did not find it here. I would steer clear of it in future

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St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Overpriced. Quality just the same has a million other sushi places

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Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An exceptional experience!! The food and service are first class.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An incredible dining experience. We had the Chefs menu. I can’t wait to return.

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DC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, fresh and tasty food with impeccable service.

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JS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I had been looking forward to trying Nobu especially for the real Japanese A5 wagyu and Nigiri Sushi. I was really impressed with our meal, for the steep price, the food was amazing and worth the $. I brought a bottle of bubbly but was disappointed our server chose to chill the bottle about 7 ft away from our table, I felt they could have just brought the bottle tableside so I wouldn't have to feel naggy by frequently asking for a refill on my glass, oh well. Our apps were good. I had 4oz. of the Wagyu Flambed tableside along with Otoro and Chutoro Sushi--incredible. My wife had the Duck with Wasabi Salsa which was also superb. Our desserts were also very good, but portions small.

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1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

予約をして行ったのですが到着時間が15分ほど早く着きそうだったので
直前に予約を早めようとして予約を変更の際に、日にちを間違えてしまいました。
それは私のミスなのですが…受付の女性の方が、予約を直前に取り消し私が間違えたという事で、テーブルは用意できないと少々冷たい感じで言われました、、、
問題は15分前までは私の予約をしていたので、急にテーブルがなくなるわけはないと思います。。
事実ずっと、店内のテーブルは、空いてましたし、リザーブの二人席に札が机に置いて空いてましたよ。。
又その方はカウンターしかないと言われましたが、

もう一人受付に見えた優しい女性の方がテラス席もあると案内してくれました。
結果的にテラス席の方が暖かくて良かったのですが、、、
ちょっとびっくりしました、受付の方の対応の報告だけさせて頂きますね。
Nobuさんは主人と同じ名前なので、、ファンですので♪♪♪より良いお店に…と思いまして。

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K
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Food, service and ambiance very good. Lighting was too dark and font on menu too small. The average age eating at 6:00pm is probably between 55 and 75years old. When your eyes are not that good.

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H
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Nobu. Great for a date and romantic food is amazing as always. And the service is always wonderful :)

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall we had an excellent experience. Food was tasty and service was very attentive. Music was a little too loud which made conversation loud.

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Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nobu delivered as always. Having dined in Malibu and Vegas was glad to add another Nobu to my list.

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BN
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were very impressed by the menu options. We opted for the tasting experience which offered some off the menu specialties which made the dinner even more spectacular.

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Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

元旦dinnerでした

ネギトロ巻き
アボカドサーモン巻き
いくら軍艦
玉子にぎり
ホタテカルパッチョ
和牛陶板焼き
マッシュルームホットサラダ

美味しかったです
特に陶板焼きとマッシュルームサラダが美味しかったです

お鮨は、Hawaiiで食べるにしては
充分満足できるクオリティーでした!

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SE
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and service, but they tried to make you choose omakase. Take a while to bring the regular menu.

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LO
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Very disappointing New Years Eve dinner. The music was way too loud and after a very large party left they spent 10 minutes dragging chairs and tables around the room, making a huge racket. My husband said he felt like he was at IHOP. They had one reasonably priced champagne which they were out of. The food was good overall and our waitress was pleasant but the servers were short and anxious to take your plates away before you were finished. For the prices we paid (over $600 for 2) I expected a more refined experience. I don't recommend it.

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KC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a great experience .... Getting too pricey though :(

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

My server was pushy and rushing us all along. He kept on staring at us I respectfully and explaining things as if obvious.
I understand it was his last table of the day since we had a 9;30pm reservation. But he really needs to understand that we are eating at Nobu, not the sushi joint around the corner.

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Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

前年もこの時期に利用させて戴きましたが、接客&食事を出すタイミングがとても良かったです。
また、席担当の方が似かよった内容の物をオーダーしない様にアドバイスしてくれた為、バランス良く食事が出来ました。席もゆったりしていたので、のんびり食事も出来ました。帰りのタクシーを直ぐに呼んでくれ、その際にすれ違う店の方々がきちんと挨拶をしてくれ、気持ちよく帰れました。
また利用したいと思っています。

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RT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

I am a cook by trade. Two years of French chef school, Chicago. Interned at the Palmer House. The food a little too much salt for my wife's taste. All, including the salad dressing. I am a vegetarian, however my wife commented that the oysters accompaniments to much over shadowed the taste of the oysters. Less is more. I especially enjoyed the hearts of palms and the eggplant that i had. I will add that my young grand daughter is my biggest critic. If i can please her, I can please anyone. She and my dear wife of 48 years. Just trying to help. Restaurants are where we spend real money. Service was great as well as presentation. I wish you all well. I was given a gift card to your restaurant and your place was well worth it. Thank you so much and you have a Happy and Successful New Year.

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