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.
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.
Great drinks, food, and service
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.
Great food and drinks! Definitely loved the sashimi tacos and the sushi.
Food not great for the price you pay
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.
Enjoyed the food, service was excellent only wish music was not as loud.
Excellent place and food. My new date night to go place.
Our server TJ provided a wonderful culinary experience o
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.
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!
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.
Delicious food and awesome service!
Another amazing visit to Nobu for our anniversary!
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.
It was one of my outstanding fine dining experiences of all times.
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
The poke was the best I have ever had and one of the best sushi dishes I have ever had at any restaurant.
Fantastic as always
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.
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.
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
Amazing food and service.
Excellent service, amazing food.
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.
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.
Went for my boyfriends birthday and it was great. Great food, drinks and ambiance. Great for a romantic date night or special occasions.
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.
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
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.
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.
Excellent in every way - very attentive staff and magnificent food. We will be back for sure!
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.
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.
Excellent food as always. I am never disappointed dining here
Fantastic. My wife is a vegetarian and they made a tofu dish that was off the menu.
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
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.