Nobu Honolulu

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

First time to their new location. Very stylish and contemporary. We went to after 5 and enjoyed pupus and sake martini. We liked the salmon with crispy rice and got two of them. We also ordered Hokkaido hotate which was to die for. This is one of the things to do on our list when we come to Oahu.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great drinks, food, and service

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mothers day

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Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good but not worth the nearly $300 spent on 2 people, especially when after ordering 4 "entrees" yet still left hungry. Im 6' 200 so not a hefty dude that eats a lot.

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Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks! Definitely loved the sashimi tacos and the sushi.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Food not great for the price you pay

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1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a great anniversary dinner there. The staff and service was exceptional, the restaurant was extremely clean & the food was second to none. Over all the best dinning experience we’ve had in a long time. Can’t wait to visit there again.

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Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed the food, service was excellent only wish music was not as loud.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place and food. My new date night to go place.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server TJ provided a wonderful culinary experience o

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lot to unpack but the waiters help you do it beautifully. From recommending foods to helping you pick what order to eat your food in to please your palette. Awesome service from Eduardo and everyone else who helped since we arrived a little early.

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nobu is amazing no matter where you go. The food was delicious and service is impeccable. You really feel like royalty dining here. Water is never empty and you never have a dirty plate in front of you. Truly wonderful. Thank you!

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CU
Hawaii
252 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

How can a five star restaurant, a destination restaurant get even better? Nobu Honolulu has succeeded ! A new Head Chef who happens to be Local. She is a treasure. On this weeks menu she was able to get live soft shelled crab from the east coast. Her super delicate tempura gave an elegant and soft texture while keeping in the crabs treasured juice. Changing to wanton wrapper for her uni taco and combining it with the best Japanese uni made for a six star item. And of course add on the most attentive waitstaff on Oahu and you end up with The Total Experience.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food

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Hawaii
33 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and awesome service!

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Manchester
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another amazing visit to Nobu for our anniversary!

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1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Server was a little on the “womp womp” side when we joked about how to go about eating an uncut sushi roll..when we said “do you eat it like a burrito??” He just walked away....rude..but not everyone has a sense of humor in a fancy dance place like this I guess...food was lit tho! Tuna tacos changed our lives! Ahi was outstanding and at least the servers suggestions were on point.

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Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was one of my outstanding fine dining experiences of all times.

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Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Son’s birthday while visiting Hawai’i Beautiful restaurant in a great location. Friendly and well staffed with delicious food. Price is overpriced but worth trying

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The poke was the best I have ever had and one of the best sushi dishes I have ever had at any restaurant.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always

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Hawaii
53 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had the Classic Omakase dinner. There were some highs and lows. The low was the Tai ceviche which had too much citrus and spice to enjoy the flavor of the Tai. The high was the miso butterfish which was very well-balanced and cooked perfectly. We had cocktails and sake which did not disappoint. The staff is very attentive and pleasant. Overall very good but I was not completely blown away by anything in particular.

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SM
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and exceptional food. Pricey but depending on your budget worth it. I especially liked that the restaurant staff notified the valet when we were leaving the restaurant , without being asked, and our car was waiting for us when we left.

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Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

I was out on vacation in Honolulu, we decided to do a birthday dinner at nobu. I’ve been to other nobu in Las Vegas and Malibu, excellent service and even better food! My experience has always been amazing. I was raving to my girlfriends about their chef tasting menu and all were extremely excited to try. We got there a little after 8pm- settled in got our drinks. I asked the waiter about the tasting menu and he said he didn’t recommend it bc it would take too long.. I was very disappointed. Another friend asked about the pescatarian version of the tasting menu and he said they don’t have it. Which was a lie bc I did it Vegas and it was amazing. He began to tell us its better to order off the menu. He repeatedly said it will take two hrs and he doesn’t recommend it. So disappointing! We ordered off the menu got our food which I thought was ok. The toro was very chewy. That is usually my favorite and thought that would never disappoint but it wasn’t good there. A friend was still eating with her fork still in her hand and one of the waiter asked if he can take her food away? She had to tell him no she was still eating! I understand that it was after 8pm and employees maybe rushing to go home but at least give us a good experience. When we all finished he put all our bill in one check. We kindly asked him to separate, which he denied and said he remembered all our orders and to all just give him our cash or cards. So everyone handed them to him. He came back with my card but charged me a friends bill from across the table. I corrected him and asked him to fix it. Two of my other friends ended up just paying eachothers bills bc it was switched and they were just over everything by then and wanted to get the heck out of there as soon as possible! Everyone left feeling so rushed and so disappointed. It was a horrible experience. The next day I saw that my card was charged for the other bill and mine, also the tip was a few dollars more than I had it! Bad service over

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service.

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Portland
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, amazing food.

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall exceptional dining experience.
I think it is a little over priced but the happy hour drinks and nibbles are a great idea for pre dinner dining or just wanting to experience Nobu without a full dining experience.
Staff are well trained and friendly but buzzing around, gives you the feeling to eat quickly and you get served by any passing waiter. I’d rather have 1 or 2 waiter who attended to my table.
The design is fitting to Hawaii and signature Nobu style.

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B
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was presented well and very fresh. It tasted great and mostly the fusion between Japanese food and contemporary tastes work well together. We dined as a big group and the servings don’t translate well to sharing in bigger groups. I’d recommend dining here for a couple as the dishes can’t really be shared well.

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1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Went for my boyfriends birthday and it was great. Great food, drinks and ambiance. Great for a romantic date night or special occasions.

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AG
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 3

If you want to be in an out in a hurry, this place is for you. However, if like us, you wanted to relax and enjoy each course/meal as well as your company then I would not suggest this venue.

I have dined at other Nobu restaurants internationally and do not believe this one is to par.

Perhaps this could be called Nobu Express?

I am not one to leave a negative review. I rather praise a venue, however I would like to have been told this myself prior to booking.

This place is not cheap, but the service would be more suited to the likes of cheaper chain restaurants in Hawaii. I actually think I have had better at the Cheese Cake factory.

We were rushed to order, all out dishes came out all at once, (yes they were delicious and the Black Cod is a signature dish you absolutely have to order if you do go) rather than course by course or a dish or two at a time, and so we were felt rushed through from the moment we got there. Got dishes had to be consumed quickly so as to not go cold. The food that did come out was slightly incorrect from the order (sushi when we requested sashimi) but we didn’t bother mentioning it as we already felt quite swarmed.

Our conversation interrupted several times, and the bill delivered before being asked for and attempted to be collected before even having the chance to look. Just to name a few little things that collectively made it feel like we needed to be in an out in the hour.


All in all, it did but have the charm or polish of the Nobu experience I have come to know and enjoy of previous visits to other Nobu restaurants.

It will still be one of the better on the island, but comparatively, to the other Nobu restaurants, I would say it isn’t the best I’ve been to.
Would I go back on my next visit to the island? No.
I am glad I have been but would not return.

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

By far the best food I’ve eaten since arriving in Hawaii! Our waiter Javon was so helpful and gave great recommendations on both food & wine. Highly recommend the yellowtail jalapeño and the black cod! Can’t wait to try another location

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J
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Could eat here every night, food and drinks were some of the best I’ve ever experienced. The staff was amazing and really cater to their clients. Well worth the value! Recommend the YellowTail cold dish when you come here.

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MA
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite Nobu’s. Always impeccable service. Uniquely flavored entree’s. Waiter was very helpful in pairing the dishes with each other to make the most of the symbiotic flavors of one dish to another.
Wonderful evening.

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KC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent in every way - very attentive staff and magnificent food. We will be back for sure!

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CU
Hawaii
252 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another masterpiece and they do it with some new people on the floor and a brand new head chef. Nobu doesn’t miss a beat. It’s a smoothly run ship that produces some of the most creative dishes anywhere. My wife and I lived in NYC before moving to Hawaii. We’ve been to both Nobu’s there and Nobu Honolulu is by far the best. Their new head chef is a charmer. She has the true Aloha Spirit and loves to spend time on the floor visiting the customers. We felt privileged being able to meet her. She happens to be a local Hawaiian. Of course the food must be the high point and it surely is. Make sure to try any of the specials. We had a yellowtail hamachi that was possibly the best of its genre on Oahu. Try the following: Big Island Hearts of Palm with Jalapeno Dressing ,Whitefish, Grapefruit Mezcal Ponzu, Jalapeño Hamachi(Special), spicy tuna with crispy rice, uni taco and soft shell crab roll. It’s also a pleasure finding a restaurant where you never have to ask for a new set of plates.

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Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was slow, both for the initial order and the ability to re-order entrees without an extended wait. Felt that server tried to oversell a couple of items like the king crab legs and the fish tempura over the lobster tempura.

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Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food as always. I am never disappointed dining here

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Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic. My wife is a vegetarian and they made a tofu dish that was off the menu.

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1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Come Honolulu for vocation and choose this restaurant as our one of the restaurant that want to good, food is so yummy, even kids like it, service is excellent, we had great dinner time there

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TP
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the perfect venue to celebrate our wedding anniversary, the staff were knowledgeable and very attentive and the food was delicious.
Will definitely be raving about it to all our friends.

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