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About Nobu Honolulu

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.

1118 Ala Moana Boulevard
Honolulu, HI 96814
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, Peruvian, Sushi

Hours of Operation:

DINING ROOM
Dinner
Sunday-Thursday 5:30 - 10:00 pm
Friday-Saturday 5:30 - 10:30 pm

BAR & LOUNGE
Sunday-Thursday 5:00 - 10:00 pm
Friday-Saturday 5:00 - 10:30 pm



Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 237-6999

Website:
http://noburestaurants.com/honolulu/experience-2/

Parking Details:
Valet for $7 and Self Parking available at Ward Village.

Executive Chef:
Matt Raso

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access

Nobu Honolulu Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (47)
Creative Cuisine (32)
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Fit for Foodies (32)
Good for Anniversaries (30)
Romantic (27)
Tasting Menu (25)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Authentic (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Hot Spot (13)
Business Meals (13)
Fun (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Casual (5)
Cozy (5)
Healthy (5)
Tapas (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
People Watching (3)
Seasonal (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined a day ago

Workers very attentive, food excellent. Dining suggestions greatly appreciated by server.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Sorry to report Nobu’s distinctive menu deserves a better home. We found Nobu’s new setting to be cold, the music tempo oppressive and the service slammed. Nobu Honolulu gives new definition to the burn ‘em and churn ‘em school of restaurant management.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Great experience

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Fabulous! Expensive, yes, but worth every penny. Beautiful presentation, wonderfully diverse tastes, superb service. Loved it, and will go back. But, we used Open Table for the rerevation and were given a “soso” table right next to the kitchen, which was disappointing. Maybe it is better to book directly wih the restaurant?

Tags: Organic, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Excellent!
We Will retourn.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Nobu is overrated and over priced for what you get. The food is average. Do not go there to celebrate a birthday because they do not appreciate your business. Won't even get the birthday person a complimentary dessert. The food is overly salty and the cut of raw fish is not top grade, it had gristle in it making it tough. This so called 5-star restaurant is really only 3-stars at best.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 19, 2017

It's way overpriced. The portions are too small. Our tab was $170 for 5 dishes, for 2 people & I was still hungry. They didn't give any comp. dessert for my bday, not even a scoop of ice cream (they just wrote "happy birthday" on my dessert plate & put a candle).

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 18, 2017

everything exceeded expectations and food was exceptionally good

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Been to Nobu several times; this was first at new location. The food seems to get better every time and is always incredible. From appetizer to dessert every course is a wonderful experience. That great food is also accompanied by outstanding service. Gets my vote for best restaurant in Honolulu

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Authentic, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 16, 2017

The presentation and the taste of the food was incredible! Very good!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Amazing food and service! Even chocolate cake was the best ever!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Here for restaurant week. It was amazing!

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Great food and excellent service. Portion size was a little small but that’s to be expected at this style of restaurant. Nice selection of wine and craft cocktails but small selection of Japanese beer. Staff was professional and friendly. Bartenders Jessica, Liko, and Kenny set the tone offering great insight into the beverage menu as well as the offerings on the Restaurant Week menu. Well done and definitely recommend!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Beautifully presented modern Japanese cuisine with a well oiled service team.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Always enjoy dining at Nobu. Food was amazing, great service, new location a gem!

Tags: Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Went to Nobu because of the menu featured for Restaurant Week. It was superb! We felt that the menu was representative of what is available on a daily basis. We had a fantastic waitress and every server explained their dish when it was brought to us. There were several clean plate changes. The first dish was the scallops, very interesting and different. Loved the ahi salad, so delicious! The next dish was the lobster tempura. Each piece was yummy! The tofu in the miso soup was so silky! The dessert really blew us away! Loved the crunchy walnuts. Thank you for offering such a creative and delicious menu.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great food recommendations and service was on the spot without any delay.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent dinner. We had the hearts of palm salad that was delicious. The rock
shrimp tempura and the black cod were to die for!! and believe it or not the chicken was exceptional. Truly a memorable dinner.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Live Sports, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Very enjoyable experience.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food and service was PHENOMENAL! While it was a bit pricey it was totally worth it! Interior was beautiful and I would recommend to anyone who loves food.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 3, 2017

This was the first time we dined at Nobu since they moved from their Waikiki location. We were very impressed with the food and drink selections. Service was excellent. Our attentive waiter was very helpful in us deciding what to choose, and how many dishes to order. He didn't try to encourage us to order more than we needed. His judgement was right on. We loved each dish. The squid "pasta" dish had such a unique, subtle flavor that we had to ask what was in the broth. The dishes came up at the appropriate pace because the staff kept an unobtrusive eye on our progress. The guys in our group appreciated the extensive whiskey menu. Our big treat was that Chef Nobu was in town and he stopped by out table to say hello and took a photo with us.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Amazing like always, teppanyaki was really good, even got to meet Chef Nobu 👍

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Gone to this location 5/6 times since opening. Last last two times going the food quality has definitely dropped. Seemed rushed. An some of the seafood smelled an tasted a little old. Was pretty disappointed since it was my girlfriends birthday

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Six yeas dining at Nobu Waikiki and now our sixth time dining at Nobu's new and most glorious nautical architectural design just outside Waikiki.
Tip: go at least 1/2 early for your reservation and have a Legacy at their gorgeous, romantic outside bar. Then head into their dining room for a culinary experience. It doesn't matter who your server is EVERYONE knows the inns and outs of every very complex dish( is the uni from Japan or Santa Barbara). Have fun with the menu which is broken into Classic/ New/ hot/ cold/ sashimi or sushi. You just feel pampered in luxury.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 29, 2017

It was our first time to eat at Nobu Honolulu celebrating our wedding anniversary. Overall experience was great. Our server Landon was brilliant. Thank you for the great service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Such an Awesome Place. So good we dined 2 nights in a row!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Amazing experiance!

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Food was amazing as always but for us the service was the real standout! Really made the night! Thank you

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food was awesome and flavorful. Awesome service from all the waiters. I definitely recommend to try.

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Very nice set up and decor for restaurant. Spacious and elegant. Food was very good but very pricey! Don’t expect to get much value for your money. Everything on menu was over priced but if you have a large budget or even better no budget, go for it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Sadly, the staff was less than attentive and brought incorrect orders due to their lack of attention. A great restaurant should have the highest of staffing but this fell short

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Absolutely amazing from start to finish. The service was outstanding and the food was just as good. We felt so special and really taken care of.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Was there with a friend for birthday, the waittress forgot to order birthday persons main entree, was wondering what was taking so long. 3 people wanted to remove my plate before I was completely done with my entree. I found that very very annoying

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 16, 2017

excellent food, small portions but delicious. ambiance very modern, elegant.service very attentive. food outstanding, pricey.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We ordered the chef's tasting menu and it did not dissapoint. A must visit if you're travelling to Honolulu.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The waiter Ed is the best!!! I would highly recommend the yellowtail jalapeno dish, ma'o farm salad, wagyu tataki style :)))) Super yummy. I have been eating at 3 Michelin star restaurants since I was a kid and I highly recommend this restaurant. Never been disappointed!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent service and exquisite food. Ryan suggested our menu and it was divine, especially the wagyu beef. I’m still salivating over the wagyu!

Price point consistent with quality of food and service.

A must to try.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Awesome array of delicacies and amazing service.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 14, 2017

It’s was our 2nd time to Nobu’s and as usual it was outstanding. Love the environment and the food. Can’t wait to go back.

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fun
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