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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
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (54)
Creative Cuisine (38)
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Fit for Foodies (36)
Good for Anniversaries (35)
Romantic (26)
Tasting Menu (25)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Fun (16)
Hot Spot (15)
Business Meals (13)
Authentic (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Tapas (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Healthy (5)
Casual (4)
Cozy (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Seasonal (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
People Watching (2)
Vegan (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 days ago

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

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 5 days ago

Here for restaurant week. It was amazing!

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·Dined 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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 (Hawaii)·Dined 7 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The food was really good and the lobster tail was amazing! We had the Chef's selection which was Our waiter was terrible with drink service, not taking the orders or returning with menus requested. All the other staff were great and picked up his slack!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

We had the Honolulu tasting menu for 2 people. The food was great, another course was probably needed as some of the courses were only 2-3 bites. One thing that I was not impressed with was the disposable chopsticks. The total bill was almost $500 and to be given cutlery (chopsticks) that are the same as buying takeaway sushi was a bit of a let down. When paying for a $500 meal, you expect the best food, service and experience. Generally all three were great, however the disposable chopsticks did let the experience down. I would suggest using a higher quality chopstick in the future to improve the overall experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Simply amazing we will be back definitely

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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Amazing venue. Would highly recommend to everyone to treat yourself to this cuisine.

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fun, Local Ingredients, Spicy, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Wife and I have dined at Nobu Los Angeles and Sunnyvale CA. The sushi and food here are outstanding with service to match. Just that the price is very high for the small amount of item served. But you pay for the highest quatily of fish and meats. Very good experience, would return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (大阪)·Dined on October 1, 2017

モリモトが改装閉店中だったので、こちらを選びました。
席はどのように決められているのでしょうか?英語力?フロントの人の好みでしょうか?コネのチカラなのでしょうか?
早めに予約したにも関わらず、あまり良くない席はでした。もっとラフで、バカ騒ぎしている人たちが良い席はで、私たちやドレスアップした黒人カップルなど数組も同じ想いをしていました。
それなりの金額を出したので、その点はガッカリでした。
料理は美味しかったものの、日本酒は高い上に、不味かったです。
接客は悪くなかったですが、店員は片手全体にタトゥーを入れた人が多く(トライバルでなく、カラフルなデカイもの)、ハイレベルな店なのに、いかがなものでしょう?
一度は話のネタに行ってもいいかと思いますが、再訪はないですね。

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Our food was fantastic. I have never been to a Nobu restaurant before, and I was pleasantly surprised by my meal. Everything was DELICIOUS. Yellowtail Jalapeno, White Fish Tiradito, Black Cod Saikyo Miso, Creamy Spicy Crab, Crispy Rice with Spicy Tuna and various sashimi -it was alllllll good! A++++

But the service was bad. The server made us feel uncomfortable with his snooty attitude and we felt very forced to order a certain way. We were three couples and I told him at the beginning of the meal we would be paying by couple. At the end he gave one check, and I asked if we could divide it up. I just got a "um no". He also never brought one of our dishes (said we never ordered it, didn't apologize), over all had a bad attitude. This dinner cost well over A THOUSAND DOLLARS. I expect to feel comfortable dining in a restaurant that charges this much for the food and overall experience, and not feel bullied by my server.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Three top for the "Chef's Exclusive" menu, which is eight courses. The first six were amazing, from tuna tartare to the climax which, for me, was the beef course. However after that was a cold squash soup with cauliflower puree. It was cold, gritty and odd. It totally killed the entire momentum of the meal - even with the copious amounts of truffle oil that tried to save it. The dessert was okay, but by then the damage was done. three out of five. (four if they had only forgotten to bring out the squash)

The service was fantastic. We received naming, ingredients and context for each course (minus the unplaceable soup). Our drinks were always topped off and every hint of condensation was removed. Definitely five of five.

The cocktails we sampled were very good. Not all were the best ever, but we could find no faults. four or five of five.

The restaurant itself is a nice location. There wasn't much of a view, since the restaurant faces inland towards Ward. Inside is nicely laid out and lit though. They had valet parking which was attentive. They actually saw us exit and had the car curbside before we arrived. The fact they charge $7 after $800+ check is odd. They were still going to receive a gratuity. The driver was super friendly.

Overall I would definitely recommend Nobu Honolulu, however I would not recommend their not-quite-omakase not-quite-kaiseki menu without reservation. The three of us were in agreement, if we'd known ahead of time, we'd have asked them to just not bring out course seven. The meal still would have been worth it, without that course dragging everything down. Or- we just go a la carte.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Loved the ambiance. Food was excellent except for one that we deemed average. Would definitely return to try out more on the menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

We have eaten at the old location many times and truly loved the Omakase Chef's choice. Just tried the new location this weekend and had another great experience. Double check on what is actually on the menu for each course as it changes and the items you may have had previously could have been changed. The highlight had been the Lobster with black truffle in the past but that was changed up for us on this visit. The service has always been spot on.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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