Nobu - London

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The menu at Nobu London, draws heavily on Matsuhisa's classic Japanese training as a sushi chef in Tokyo, as well as on South American influences gained during his extensive travels. The resulting "new style" Japanese cuisine has become both his trademark and the foundation of his success.

With its own street entrance on Old Park Lane, the 150 cover restaurant includes a separate sushi bar and enjoys commanding views across Hyde Park through full-height windows. Designed with simple elegance by United Designers, the interiors make subtle use of light woods and natural stone to reflect the diverse influences of Nobu's cuisine, incorporating the purity and quality materials inherent of traditional Japanese design.
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4.5
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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good quality food, a bit overpriced.
Service - attentive. Maybe at times too much? Felt a bit rushed. Too much of the 'yes chef' type shouting...

b
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This was a great place 20 years ago. Now is overpriced and food is but even good. This was our last visit. Not coming back

CB
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service - had huge amounts of food - around 9 courses each and loved each and every one.

NP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As ever, an amazing meal. The food is outstanding and the atmosphere is buzzing.

MP
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Way too expensive

p
London
51 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food never fails to impress specially Nobu park lane
Shouldn’t charge for small things such as Inside our roll x normal roll 2£ just not elegant ...

OT
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Park Lane mixed meal - absolutely fantastic. Would definitely have again

MN
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sons birthday

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hade a weekend in London with out 2 daughters
We wanted a special dinner which we really got

The food and service was amazing , we did the 2 tasting menus with wine pairing for me and my wife and our waitress helped guide our daughters to find something ( not spicy) that they liked , which they really did.

Can highly recommend Nobu , it’s and amazing restaurant with fantastic food and amazing staff that really take care of you and your group

AL
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service, great and interesting menu, the only downside would be the bathroom facilities as we expected them to be nicer for such a lovely restaurant.

CH
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Decent food which is grossly overpriced. The venue is bang average. The layout has changed and there are far too many tables. A consequence of so many people being present meant that it was very noisy and you struggle to have a normal conversation without having to raise your voice.

Our server was brilliant. A really nice guy who clearly enjoys his job and makes the effort to they to ensure a pleasant experience.

In short there are much better dining experiences for similar or lower cost. NOBU is all about the name rather than the dining experience. £415 for a meal for two is way over the top for what was provided.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Food amazing. Decor needs updating.

KP
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall2food5service4ambience1

Although we love the food , the ambiance in the Park Lane Nobu is awful , like a canteen .Too noisy , tables too close together & noisy neighbours intrude on your space . Waiters struggleto get through to serve , banged against my husbands back constantly . We have visited many Nobu' s , LA , Dubai this has the worst atmosphere & accoustics . ROKO will be our choice from now on .

NB
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining experience at Nobu was absolutely amazing. Will definitely go back again

NH
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Beef was tough, beef quality was poor and lacked flavor
Sushi wasn’t fresh
Service was great
Overpriced for the quality of the food

A
Bristol
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved everything about Nobu , it was expensive but worth every penny , food was delicious and everyone was so well educated about the dishes and our waiter gave excellent recommendations. We were there for several hours and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.

S
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow this was absolutely amazing. Everything was fantastic. We’ll be back

KS
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We went for the set lunch menu . Great selection to chose from. The puddings were unavailable & substituted with a scoop of ice cream which was disappointed. We were slightly tucked away again a little disappointing as I had booked a long way in advance .

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

One of the worst experience I ve had at a nobu. One of my favorite restaurants and this location was horrible service .. I was very much disappointed

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Been to the Nobu on Berkeley Street, thought I’d try the one on Old Park Lane. Restaurant interior looked very tired, could do with renovation to bring it to 2019. Service was non-existent with first waitress. Seemed really busy had to follow up twice to get attention. We had a second waitress who was much better. Food was good to be fair but there are so many good Japanese restaurants in London now that I felt the overall experience was not worth the price I paid. Would not go again.

IS
London
15 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent time with good service, excellent food and cocktails, and a lot of fun. The decor is a little shabbier than its newer counterparts- it could do with a refurb or at least refresh, but that doesn’t ultimately take away from the excellent times to be had at Nobu Park Lane! It is expensive, but you know that when you go.

H
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful - great place for a group - there were 9 of us as sharing dishes are great.
Host Pedro was fantastic re choices - having to save up for next visit as wine very expensive.
Food delicious !!!

LM
London
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impromptu afternoon, evening in London culminated with casual dinner at Nobu Old Park Lane.
We arrived just before opening, however no concerns, they happily provided us drinks from the bar and still gave us a warm welcome.
It surprised us all that shortly after we sat at our table virtually the whole restaurant filled up, yet at no time, other than the bubbling atmosphere, we hardly noticed the number of people that had arrived.
We had two great people looking after us, extremely informative about the dishes and great recommendations on what to choose and also the best way to eat it!
We go to many top restaurants around the world, but currently for food, atmosphere and service NOBU Old Park lane is at the top of our list.

CR
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The service was excellent the food was wonderful. Highly recommend it to anyone for a lovely night out.

S
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a lovely time perhaps a bit rushed but the food was delicious

KP
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always come away having had great food experience and a fabulous time!

MS
London
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

The Noise level was a little more then "energetic", but the waiter spent so much time explaining various dishes, options and even the wines only to be matched by the awesomeness of the food

M
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Plain menu and high prices. Ridiculous charges for 4 small glasses of white wine (116GBP). Nothing really special about the place and there was no ambiance.

MC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Very poor quality. Sushi no flavor. Cheap takeaway tastes better. Had chef selection. Very over priced for quality. No ambiance.

m
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First off we always enjoy Nobu in NYC & Washington, DC and have ben many times. London was just as good and had excellent service except it was a little on the noisy side but not overly distracting. I can say it was the best meal we had in London and the location was nice and close to our hotel. Looking forward t trying other Nobu's in other parts of the USA and world as we travel.

W
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to celebrate my anniversary. It was our first visit and experience with Japanese food. The waiter , Paulius, was exceptional in explaining the menu and was very attentive.

Food was excellent, would definitely recommend again.

P
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant world wide, and London certainly did not disappoint.

AR
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I have been to Berkeley St Nobu and prefer that one for atmosphere as opposed to Park Lane which we visited on 29th Sept 19 for a birthday meal, Park Lane to me felt more business like. The food was excellent!!

OT
London
34 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great ambiance and delicious food, as always. The menu has changed, mostly expanded. We tried the aubergine with ponzu sauce and it was delicious.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food every time I come. We had the Park Lane tasting menu en wow that was absolutely an experience! Love it and will definitely be back!

V
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food in Nobu is excellent. I was visiting London this past weekend and it was fantastic as always, the service is very good but our waiter this weekend, Darren, was truly exceptional.

GH
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Nobu park Lane is to crowdy. Nobu Berkely street is much better

k
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall1food3service3ambience1

Insanely expensive, not worth of skimpy courses and taste.
Poor drinks
Normal ambience
Extra service charges than normal
Nothing special at all
Highly disappointment on my partner's birthday. Was waiting for this day and place for a long time and ended up with a massive disappointment.

W
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Old Park Lane lost it's sparkle.. The food and ambiance is not the same as it was when it just opened.. Compared to LA also the food is less fresh and good. Disappointing and needs shaking up!

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

I normally go to Nobu Parklane about 2-3 times a year and it has always been very good. This time though I was very disappointed because the staff tried to cheat us on three occasions. We ordered a glass of rose champagne for aperitif and we were given white champagne instead. We, of course, asked it to be changed. Then we ordered a big selection of a la carte sushi and sashimi to share, about a dozen different positions on a big tray. One of the most expensive sashimis - jumbo sweet shrimp was missing. We pointed this out to the waitress who was very surprised and looked unhappy about us telling her that. They brought the missing dish on a separate plate in about 20 minutes time. And finally we ordered a bottle of Burgundy 1-er Cru Chassagne Montrachet 2017. They brought us a bottle of Montrachet 2017 of the same producer, but a regular one, not 1-er Cru, which was £50 cheaper. We noticed that as well and told the waitress to change it. Every time we told the staff about their mistakes they seemed very unhappy and made it look as if they were doing us a favour when they corrected them. Be careful with checking your orders and always check your bill. Maybe we were just unlucky on that Sunday evening, but given the prices and position of this restaurant, they should do better.