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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (43)
Good for a Date (37)
Good for Anniversaries (34)
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Creative Cuisine (33)
Romantic (30)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Business Meals (21)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Tasting Menu (20)
Hot Spot (16)
Authentic (15)
Local Ingredients (12)
Cozy (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Healthy (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Casual (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Fun (7)
Tapas (7)
People Watching (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Seasonal (5)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 days ago

VALENTINE’S DAY 2018
A very special day and a very special dinner. As we always do we start our foodie trip with Two Legacy drinks at their outdoor gorgeous bar. Some of the best mixologists on Oahu. A very romantic beginning. Then we were taken to our table where we were first greeted by the entire kitchen staff. Our waitress was I think Trinity who has quickly progressed from a Server to a top waitress. We finished our Legacy and progressed to our favorite wine, a Loire Chenin Blanc, Savennieres which from the great 2015 vintage married Nobu’s very complex flavors. We picked two dishes from their Classic Menu and Two from their New Menu as we’ve done many times before. We ended up with an array of sushi/ sashimi and of course a soft shell crab roll. THE PERFECT VALENTINE’s experience.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 days ago

Valentines Day

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 days ago

Great sushi bar cuisine, nice atmosphere, great service. Probably the best blue fin Toro and I highly recommend the special tacos.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Healthy, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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·Dined 5 days ago

My husband and I had been to the Nobu Waikiki location several times and loved our experience. However, our experience at the new location was less than desirable. The service was subpar in all aspects of the house. We arrived 10 minutes prior to our reservation. The hostesses were somewhat dismissive and we weren’t seated until 20 minutes after our reservation time only to notice that the restaurant wasn’t even half full. We opted for the chef selection menu ($200/pp) as we’ve had a great experience with that in the past. The courses were brought to us by someone other than our waiter who was in training and mumbled through the explanations and didn’t allow for conversation or questions. Our waiter was no where to be seen. The courses came out so fast that we were barely done with one before the next. It was like they wanted to turn the table so that they could get out of there. The decor of the new restaurant lacks the swanky posh feel of the old restaurant. In fact, it feels something like an upscale Denny’s. Very disappointed. Needless to say, Nobu will not be on our list of go to restaurants in the future. Very disappointing.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 6 days ago

Pricy but exceeded expectations in all ways!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Fabulous place tha did not disappoint with either food or wine and were extremely accommodating and vigilant when informed about my seafood allergy. Very highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Price is high but overall experience was good.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great Nobu location. Awesome waiter, he recommended the sushi roll pictured. Highly recommend the spicy creamy crab (Photo attached- the square shaped dish) The mochi was delicious and of course so was the bento box. We had a few other items that were amazing as well. As always, a fabulous Nobu experience.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Waiter was very informed and very attentive , helpful in making our selection.
We had the Chief's Omakasae menu. Unbelievable delicious! Highest quality of food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2018

While a little noisy (seated next to a crying toddler), we still had a great experience here! This was our first time at this location, and we will definitely be coming back. The food was incredible - I suggest sharing several dishes to try it all - but obviously each dish will hike up your bill quite a bit. I also loved the mango passion cocktail and the mochi ice cream!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The level of dish execution has fallen since the beginning of the Nobu era.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Beautiful evening with great food for a birthday. Perfect.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Amazing food! Amazing service! Was a bit confused on the happy hour. Found online they had a happy hour from 5-7pm so we arrived 2 hours before our reso...but I guess that was the old location near Waikiki. Overall though, we’ll be back!!

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·Dined on January 31, 2018

Nice restaurant, great service, but portions are very small for the price. The sushi was tiny and didn't taste anything special.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 27, 2018

As newcomers to Oahu, were sooo looking forward to dining at Nobu. When it comes to dining out, we would consider ourselves to be “foodies” and we allocate a large amount of our expendable income to dining at, what most would consider, the most delicious spots around the world. In fact, I’ve written food critiques professionally in the past. (I mention this only to further validate my credentials so that you might also avoid wasting money at Nobu.) Though we’ve been to Nobu in NYC, this experience simply did not compare. While the service was animated and upbeat, our fellow diners posh and unusually fashionable as compared to most other island venues, and the upscale ambiance a balanced blend of sophisticated-hip...the food fell terribly flat. Trying to recall our menu selections is a struggle, our dishes lacked flavor and were generally immemorable. The uni ahi dish with truffle powder somehow lacked flavor so completely we ended up using soy to attempt to give it a table side boost of flavor. The squid “pasta” was bland. The duck breast was boring. The foie-opa dish was nearly noteworthy while the yellowtail jalapeno starter and sushi were similarly fine. If it weren’t for the $350 price tag, we might have considered this a decent option if only for nights we feel like dressing to the nines. While we EXPECTED a hefty tab, we did not expect to be so underwhelmed by the menu items. I would not return for dinner given the quality of the food alone. Our drinks and dessert, however, were both outstanding. I’d recommend a pre or post-dinner stop here, but dine somewhere else altogether.

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Relaxing atmosphere, varied and good food and drink menu. A well enjoyed evening.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was outstanding, to state simply. Traditional Japanese, modernized. You can also have sushi and sashimi. I checked the "tapas" checkbox because the portions of the dishes are about tapas size and great to share. I don't think I need to go on more about the food because you simply can't go wrong. They taste as good as they look.

The atmosphere is definitely not a "family" restaurant, although some people do bring their kids here. No big deal. Seating is comfortable and every time a customer comes in, the staff will shout out "Irasshaimase".

Our server was friendly, knowledgeable, and not intrusive.

Great restaurant. Great food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Nobu checks all the boxes for me! Wonderful ambiance, splendid service, outstanding food!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Cozy, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Romantic, Healthy
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We had been to Nobu's 3 months ago and had such a wonderful experience that we wanted to take friends to celebrate their anniversary. They had never been to a Nobu's so it was a treat for them. The food was very good. Service was good as well. However one thing bothered me and it took a while for them to fix the issue. Our water glasses kept sweating and there was water all over the table. The waiter wiped it a couple of times. Then our guest had to use his napkin to wipe his area a couple of times. The waiter and other staff saw this, but didn't correct the situation. I finally asked for coasters and someone went to the bar to get some. This is something that should have been automatic when they first saw the problem. And our guest should have been offered a new napkin since he had to use his as a towel. I expect more from Nobu's.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Loved it. Favourite Japanese by far.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Nobu is a favorite of mine - I eat at those in London every chance - an “administrative” burden was that they had left a VM staring that I must call to eco firm - I made 5 attempts to do so ( call back hours are very limited) and I was on hold 17 minutes the first time- 11 the second and each other time I was told phone line closed —- during the requested call back time - frankly I wouldn’t have continued yet I worried I would lose my table - upon arrival I told the manager and was essentially discounted as no big deal- again love the food however

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·Dined on January 22, 2018

I went there to celebrate my mother's birthday. She appeared to enjoy herself and had a plate with a Happy Birthday sign printed on it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Nobu's cuisine is top-notch however, I did not find their service to be very engaging.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Nobu Honolulu tasting menu was amazing.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Dinner for 2 on a Thursday night out. Service is very good and the food is excellent. Get your CC out and check the limit as the good stuff is expensive. We did a chef’s selection sushi boat which was excellent but too much food and $$$$. Always a great place.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Great food but the service was not attentive

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Worst service ever! Why do I have to raise my hand, go up and ask for server in a semi empty restaurant?

Food is good but service really will hurt this place unless they fix it!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 16, 2018

I am a big fan of Nobu however this time the courses were less than desirable. The steak was not cooked correctly and two of our party were ill that evening after dinner. Service was great but the meal was not like it was at your last location. Very disappointing as I had told my family about Nobu for years and finally had the opportunity to have them all together in Hawaii to enjoy dinner.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We had a group of 5 & ended up ordering the Omakase. This was a first-time experience for most of us, & all of us enjoyed it! Very creative, innovative food preparation & tasty! Pleasing to the eye & palate! Eduardo provided wonderful service & accommodated 1 non-raw fish eater (me). I enjoyed all the new flavors & it was so nice to see everyone having a spectacular time!

Sorry, we forgot to take pictures!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Disabled Access
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The food is expensive and portions are very small, though most of our dishes were innovative and tasty.

However, the service was horrible. No one seemed to be assigned to us and the service was terribly slow and disorganized. The first waiter who appeared was clearly irritated and uninterested in explaining the menu.

This is supposed to be fine dining. But the service was just horrible, even for a low end restaurant.

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Everything was great. Our waiter was very trained and knowledgeable. Normally I prefer meat but their fish was very good.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I've been to multiple Nobu(s) around the worlds and I find the food to be consistent with taste and presentation.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Food was excellent and the presentation exceptional. Service was attentive but not obstrusive. Be prepared to spend money but well worth it. Valet parking easy from Auahi Street. Was not impressed with the bar. Server and even bar manager lacked personality.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Food was excellent and the waiter was great, however, there were random and very long (20+ min in several cases) pauses between courses after one was finished. It unfortunately ruined the pace of the meal and the overall experience.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Great fit out and excellent cocktails and food. Very expensive for food that is now available at many similar restaurants. Also the waiter refused to order a taxi and directed us to the street on a Sunday night where there were no taxis available. A poor end to an expensive evening.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Classic nobu menu done right. Took great care of us. Beautiful new space. Might be the best restaurant on the island.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent dinner as usual at Nobu!!
Great drinks, great good, great service and cool vibes.
Nobu is not to be missed!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 5, 2018

値段は安くはないが、満足のいく内容。寿司のカウンターの方がすいている。
バーはお洒落。今後発展する場所のど真ん中で、お勧めの地域。

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Great Beer, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Romantic, Bar Seating, Casual, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre
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 (東京)·Dined on January 4, 2018

兼ねてより伺いたかったので、念願の訪問でした。
移転したばかりで店内は広く綺麗で、照明は凝った作りで雰囲気がとてもいいです。
早い時間の食事でしたが、食事をされている方々も落ち着いていて、
お子さん連れもいましたが、外食に慣れた家族が来ていらっしゃる感じがしました。
デートや特別な時にきても、騒がしくて、、ということはなさそうで好感度が高いです。
内装以上に、日本的なおもてなしのサービスがとてもステキでした。
髪型もスタイルは若者的ですが、すごく紳士な対応でもてなしてくれます。
あと、みんなイケメン。笑
食事はアラカルトで注文、カルパッチョのような刺し身、タルタル、西京焼きなどを
注文しましたが、どれも美味しくいただけました。
最後のデザートはチョコレートムースとモチケーキをオススメいただき、どちらも注文。
ムースが特にお気に入りです。
次回のハワイでもリピートすると思います。

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Course dishes are delicious!
I definitely recommend it.

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