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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

5
4
3
2
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (50)
Good for a Date (37)
Good for Anniversaries (36)
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Creative Cuisine (35)
Romantic (32)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Tasting Menu (20)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Business Meals (17)
Hot Spot (15)
Authentic (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Fun (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Cozy (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Casual (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Healthy (6)
Tapas (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
People Watching (6)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Seasonal (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 3 days ago

Nobu Honolulu tasting menu was amazing.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

Great food but the service was not attentive

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

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 17, 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 15, 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 15, 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 15, 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 14, 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 13, 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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·Dined on January 10, 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 9, 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 9, 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 7, 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 6, 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 5, 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 5, 2018

Course dishes are delicious!
I definitely recommend it.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Always enjoy the food. Noise level is high. Lots of little ones crying or yelling- perhaps not as happy to be there? It is dark inside, but in a nice cozy ways.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 3, 2018

チョコレートフォンダンは美味でした!

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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Highly recommend. Great food and service. Beautiful atmosphere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 2, 2018

The food was good but I definitely miss the old location. This location is out of the way, by itself, in a very commercialized area so you miss the Hawaiian ambiance. It doesn't even feel like Hawaii. There is a Nordstrom Rack and a Bed, Bath & Beyond nearby. Zero local flavor, shops or people. Entry to the restaurant was very production oriented. They wouldn't open the door until exactly 5pm so we were all standing outside. When they opened the doors you were ushered in like cattle. I love Nobu, but the uniqueness of Hawaii was lost on this location. There were no fresh air openings.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 1, 2018

One of the best Nobu experiences we have had and possibly one of the best dinners as well

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Beautiful food and great service in a design setting. Just know that you pay for it and it’s not cheap ;)

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 1, 2018

My husband and I came to Honolulu last minute for New Years weekend. We had been to Nobu Waikiki before they moved to their new location. And while the new spot isn't along the water, it is a LOVELY space. Upscale, elegant, and modern. From the moment we walked in the door to the time we left 2 hours later after a decadent Omakase experience, the service was exceptional, the food extraordinary, and the people watching? Well, let's just say having Pierce Brosnon 3 tables away made up for a non-ocean view! We will definitely be back next year. Thank you!

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, People Watching, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Amazing!!!! One of my favourite Japanese restaurants but nobu Honolulu by far is the best in terms of quality and freshness, so worth the money I highly recommend.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Incredible dining. I have eaten at the Perth Nobu many times and was very impressed with the dining experience! Highly recommend!!

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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Always good but pricey

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The restaurant is cool and the food was absolutely delicious. We have been many times before - 2 adults and 2 young kids. It’s always over $500 with a tip, so it was quite disappointing tonight when they served all the dishes so close together we didn’t even have time to talk. They were literally asking to remove dishes to make room for the next course before we had time to finish the first course. In a way it felt like we had ordered take-out. The waitress was asleep and screwed up 2 dishes which to their credit they quickly fixed. The rest of the staff seemed good though so I hope it was a one off. I must repeat how much we enjoyed the food. Oysters - great, sashimi- great, NY cut steak - one of the best I’ve had. We’ll go back despite the unpleasant service on this visit.

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Nobu is always a great experience! The new location in Ward is huge and nicely set up.

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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great dinner, wonderful service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Over over priced- Christmas Omasake menu had... 3 pieces of nigiri, few snacks and chew waygu beef. Bill for two $600 + terrible 👎🏼

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

This was a first time experience & although prices were a little high, it was worth it. Will definitely return!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Service was excellent. Food was decent, tables to close for any privacy, 5 dishes split for two people $ 300 no booze. Overpriced for our taste.
P a C

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (東京)·Dined on December 25, 2017

場所が移転したとの事、最初は心配でしたが、スタッフの方々のきめ細かなサービスに感激しました。
日本人のマネージャーさんからのオススメお料理がすべて、美味しく、油物が嫌いな子供からも喜んでいました。
お店の雰囲気も、日本の粋な雰囲気も取り入れられていて、素敵でした。

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 24, 2017

What an incredible experience of awesome food. So many different choices and taste to endure. Will definitely go back.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Nobu is a destination onto itself. The place is beautifully decorated, although the lights sticking out of the wood seems to disrupt the beauty, in my opinion. The seafood is very fresh and they have a great selection of sake and wines to go with the food. The only negative is the price. It is really way overpriced (one piece of uni sushi is $10 - ouch!) but if you can afford it, why not? If you do not care about the fine dining, ambiance, and service but just the good food, then you can probably find the same freshness somewhere else at 1/4 the price.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Cozy, Tapas, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Company dinner

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·Dined on December 21, 2017

We always visit Nobu on our family holidays to Honolulu. Now in a new location that is exceptional for an exceptional restaurant.
We had an amazing meal.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

anniversary

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