Nobu - London

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Japanese
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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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.2
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3.9
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ML
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very noisy, food was ok, waiters were not very friendly and my husband and sons were stomach sick next day.

TM
London
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Had the omakase, food was excellent and service was outstanding. The discussion with the server regarding the meal could’ve been better and more information wouldn’t have hurt—ingredient sourcing and flavour blending. The waiting staff were excellent and I would 100% recommended Nobu.

L
Dublin
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Arrived for a 2.30 lunch reservation to be told we should order quickly as the kitchen was closing at 3.00. Place completely emptied out and the overall vibe was that we were an inconvenience to the wait staff who hovered around as if they wanted us leave so they could finish a shift. Ambience beyond a disappointment. Food was fine but as per the above we didn’t really enjoy the overall experience at all as we were made to feel like we shouldn’t be there at that time even though the restaurant takes reservations for these times. This restaurants reputation and pricing does not reflect our less than satisfactory experience at all.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Expected better

OT
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was exceptional

MA
London
14 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, excellent sushi and service! Definitely recommend Nobu.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Bella sala al primo piano un po’ anonima, tempura mediocre e servizio di routine

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DD
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Great staff and food but completely overpriced for the service and food you actually receive.

CR
London
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was fabulous, great food, excellent wine. Highly recommended.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service. Amazing food. Expensive but worth it for the food and experience especially for a special occasion. Loved it.

K
Bristol
17 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service is always great here. It was a little noisy, but we suspect that this was due to the New Years Day recovery. Also, while service was good that might have been slightly understaffed on this particular New Years Day.

JH
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service as usual. Cater for fussy eaters!

R
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years was great thank you everyone had such a good night

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely place

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was very good

IT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening. Great service very friendly and helpful with menu and wine choice. Nice relaxed atmosphere we could take our time and order food as we went along. Quality was wonderful enjoyed every morsel we had. Great start to New Year

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal and fantastic staff

MM
London
23 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent service and good quality meals. Overrated, especially wines.

AV
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience1

Very disappointing, we were expecting much more. The restaurant seemed like it had just been squashed onto a mezzanine floor, so low ceilings, there was little or poor decoration, and therefore lacking in ambiance. The food was good but not amazing, however the service was excellent. We will not be returning there on our next visit to London.

k
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Very expensive relatively - food all excellent - very busy so service suffered - we described it as “pizza express for the super wealthy “ .. we love pizza express

CS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelent food and service. Everything was great.

RR
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Rock shrimp is not what it used to be ... and service wasn't the greatest... they were rushing you to eat quick !!

RM
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The black cod miso and sea bass were fabulous. My 4th different Nobu on 3 continents and I am looking forward to continuing the pilgrimage.

A
London
15 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

We’ve been to Nobu many times and always go back because of the phenomenal food. Sadly the food lacked flavour and invention. The salads both tasted the same and the rest of the food- the fish and rock shrimp were sadly bland. However, I will say the service was charming and the waiters who served us were incredibly kind and patient with our three year old son.

HM
London
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Excellent food but it is very expensive sushi is perfecr

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service. A bit noisy

ES
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Waitress wasn’t very friendly. Food was great. Ambiance is very basic.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely place as always. Staff very helpful and friendly. Happy to go back again soon.

D
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Very buzzing...ordered sparkling cold water and they brought natural warm, we ordered two miso soup , never arrived, the White wine by Glass that i ask for was served at wrong temperature (too warm ) and i don't saw the bottle.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

VB
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Only had farmed fish which I don’t even eat in my own home, let alone pay for in a “top” restaurant. Servers reached over me many times. Noise level was not pleasant. Overall, I have lost my appetite for Nobu.

A
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It is expensive but it’s probably the best sushi in London. Servus was very Good and attentive too.

TF
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I strongly recommend you remove the chicken wings from your menue. At least 60% fat and skin. Worst I have ever had. The chicken tacos were blunt and dry unlike the salmon Tacos that were excellent. The quality of the tuna used in the tuna tataki was average. The rest was good. I expected more from a restaurant like Nobu.

IS
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ottima cena da sempre tra i Nobu il mio preferito.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Anniversary

MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent consistent food.

great view of the park at lunch

Service not bad - waiters seem to be given tables and if by chance they are busy other waiters don't help.

KP
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Disappointing - service was poor - looks tired and the staff weren’t special in any way

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

CH
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Thoroughly disappointing, pretentious, overpriced, no atmosphere. awful service - do NOT let the waiters 'help' design your menu. Will NEVER ever go back.

JC
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere is spot on, beautifully lit restaurant with a nice level of noice. Food and Wine were beautiful and presentation was second to none. Black Cod Miso is absolutely amazing.