Nobu Newport Beach

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Japanese
Nobu Newport Beach, located in the luxurious Lido Marina Village, will serve Nobu Matsuhisa’s world-renowned signature cuisine such as Tiradito, Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeño and Black Cod Miso with incredible views of the Newport Harbor.

Designed by Studio PCH, Nobu Newport Beach has been crafted with their signature aesthetic of comfort and refined details in mind, to create a simple and elegant atmosphere. Guests will be able to enjoy both indoor and outdoor dining in the two-story space and will have access to the bar & lounge.
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Sun 12:00PM - 2:00PM 5:30PM - 7:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 5:30PM - 7:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 12:00PM - 2:00PM

What 683 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.4
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4.6
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3.9
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Omakase was subpar!

LV
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at Nobu and will definitely return. The General Manager, John Greer, met with us and was very gracious. Our server, Wesley, was just the best. He explained the menu and made some recommendations that were fabulous. This place sets the bar for delicious food, ambiance and outstanding service. We are already planning our return trip with some friends to enjoy it again.

OT
Tokyo
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing experience!!!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Awful taste. Awful food. Ok service

s
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food - taste and quality. Fish was presented beautifully and the seasonings/sauces enhanced every bite without overpowering. Satisfying but not heavy at all. Outdoor seating was great. Server was attentive but not in your face and did a good job following our lead as to level of interaction. We don’t want to eat sushi anyplace else now.

TG
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Sat upstairs at the back. Zero ambiance away from everyone. Expensive.

EC
Seattle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience1

We were made to wait well beyond our reservation time despite open tables. DJ music and open concept made it so noisy that we could not carry on a normal conversation.

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nobu was a great experience on our recent trip to Newport Beach. Service and food were exceptional. Enjoyed the slightly more formal vibe from the other restaurants on the Peninsula.

OT
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Wonderful experience on the patio. However the scent of “cig” smoke was so prominent. Throughout the experience .aside from that ! Nobu The best sushi ever lovely service and attention to every guests needs .. delightful detail in every dish .

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice but got a little cold outside.

s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience2

They forgot to give us spoons for the miso soup and there was no soy sauce. Additionally, the table next to us was very loud, we had to almost scream to hear each other.

BV
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was the slowest I have ever experienced at a restaurant. The food was fantastic when we got it. Each course took about 20 minutes to get the next one after it took about 3 minutes to eat. The restaurant didn’t seem exceptionally busy that day so I am not sure why the service was so slow.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing! Would absolutely recommend!!

A
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The brunch is always good. Been here couple times and here are some things I would go back for:

The steak was sooo juicy and yummy! Also the sushi was good. I usually go there for the OYSTERS!!! This time the oysters were not as good as the last time I went, this time oysters were bigger and we all know smaller oysters taste better... drinks are good, service is always on point! I dont do the rolls and the unagi no good. Was thinking to bring my son but he only likes unagi was trying it to see if its worth the price for him to go but unfortunately no...

M
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nobu is located in a nice area with a marina view. The sushi was good but the side dishes were not. The spicy scallops had no flavor and a bad odor.

M
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The usual great food and service. This isn't the place to visit for huge rolls on a budget. Of course it's expensive - it's Nobu and it's in Newport Beach. I can't understand other reviews that complain about the prices as if they are surprised. If you like high quality fish, good cocktails and unusual sushi and asian food preparations you will like it here.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food, more casual than I expected, and a bit louder than I expected

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentines

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waitress knew all of the gluten free options, amazing service. Food was okay.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Below average service and really high prices

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Terrible service. Laughable.

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b
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

More food would of been nice. Still hungry after $330. 00☹️ Other then that we had a great time

J
Orange County
41 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent from start to finish.

TS
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great menu and great presentation and amazing taste!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Bad service. charged for food
I didn’t order. Portions were beyond tiny.

OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally found good sushi to eat in the OC! Moved from Colorado that had my ultimate favorite sushi place, Namikos. Moved to the OC for work and haven’t been able to find sushi that was on par with my favorite. Nobu’s fits the bill!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One year anniversary

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious! Ended up just eating in the bar as we arrived early for our reservation. The service was great! We hadn’t expected any happy hour options but they had quite a few - all of which we delicious!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Great location. Good food but very overpriced.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

That’s just it, a experience! Go for the experience don’t go if your hungry! Unless you gave at least $500 bucks for a meal!!

T
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Not Nobu caliber are all. Looks washed up and servers are over loaded with tables.

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was very attentive and informed. The food the excellent

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This place was amazing food wise and it’s in a beautiful location. The only issue I had was it was pretty cold out and although they had an overhead heater on the patio they had patio covers that would violently flap outward during a strong wind and it knocked over a glass and broke it at another table. They had to raise them and the wind blowing and it was super cold.

PN
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food is highly overrated and expensive. ordered fried okra which came out burnt and bitter.

JB
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Wagu was the most delicious steak I have ever had. I would go back for that.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Prem as our server and he was absolutely amazing! Great recommendations and delicious food! Ambiance is perfect, as expected!

WK
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was great, but check in process was a nightmare, and they wouldn't honor our restaurant week reservation for dinner until after 6. And there was so little fish in the rolls it was difficult to identify what kind.

NW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great atmosphere and ambiance. Omakase dinner gave a great selection. Loved some dishes, but others were mediocre. Jidori chicken was almost not even worth eating. Miso seabass was the best. Filet meat was chewy. Tobanyaki was just salty yuzu. The cooks love yuzu, and honestly I was getting tired of it in every dish. I hear the Vegas location is better. Great place, good times, but underwhelming food wise.

z
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Nice location. Horrible service. If you want Nobu go to New York. It took thirty minutes after we sat to have someone take our order. And that was because we chased after them to try to find a waiter. Who then asked if we were ready to order. Duh. And to be clear it wasn’t crowded. 45 minutes in the first dishes arrived. My wife spilled some water and no one bothered to clean the table until 15 minutes after we asked. At which point they cleaned it on to her. In the process they took away dishes and brought them back cold. No supervision no management just a bunch of untrained kids. Food was unremarkable. Bill was not. You will get better service at McDonald’s. You will get as good food at any other place. Nobu should be ashamed. Just disorganized mess with average food.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We came here to celebrate my girlfriend birthday.
Service was horrible. We sat outside and seemed that we were forgotten. Definitely not coming back at least to this location.

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