Nobu Newport Beach

4.7
877 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
Nobu Newport Beach is now open for in person dining, in addition to takeout and delivery!
If you are unable to book a reservation for a specific time, please call the restaurant directly.
To ensure we are adhering to the health and safety guidelines, and to reopen as safely and responsibly as possible, we are requiring guests entering our premises to wear protective face masks.
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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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 877 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was closed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good good good good good

CJ
vipCarolinaJ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was phenomenal but for the price I would expect friendlier service. I will be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful as always

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time at this location. The Manager John and his staff was awesome and a tentative to our needs while visiting. The food and drinks was very tasty. I had a ocean view while eating

JC
JonathanC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great experience, just wish they had heaters for the tables next to the rail.

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vipLuv2eat
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

What a wonderful location overlooking the marina. We’ve gone to Malibu, Hollywood and Palo Alto previously and Newport did not disappoint! We went to Newport Nobu twice over the Thanksgiving week and were absolutely pleased and satisfied each time. Our favorite standards: Wagyu tacos, ribeye tacos, spinach salad with dry miso, black cod miso, rock shrimp tempura with spicy sauce, and ribeye with truffle butter sauce and crispy onions. Wow, just typing this review makes my mouth water. I also always get the lychee martini which i love! The service was fantastic. Shoutout to our server from Tuesday night (before thanksgiving)—Lyn/Lin (don’t know the spelling). He knows his Nobu and was an excellent and super pleasant server!

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HumbertoR
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time I’ve ever been to Nobu and this Japanese restaurant was amazing. Love the vibes, food was phenomenal, and I would definitely recommend this place to my friends and peers will definitely be coming back here again.

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Nugg
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outdoor dining is still available, which includes a nice view of the Newport bay. There may be some noise from the boats entering and exiting the bay, but it's not disruptive. The dining experience and food are still great, even with COVID safety precautions - tables were well-spaced and cleaned regularly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambience and experience.

FH
FishyHotWheels
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything you would expect from such a well-known establishment. Excellent service, great location right on the water, intimate seating, and fantastic food.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the service and food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We highly recommend Nobu for their professional service. The shrimp and lobster with lemon sauce was our favorite! We had a wonderful martini made by bartender Katie which was the best lemon drop in Newport Beach I have ever had! Its great that Nobu is able to have outdoor dining during these covid times. Top notch food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good ambience and food wise.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my husband’s bday! It was very nice we had a great time and social distancing was definitely in play! We felt very safe and had a great time!

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WeiH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hot dishes were beyond expectation. They were truly excellent! On the other hand, cold dishes were just average, which align with some reviews on Yelp.

Unfortunately the noise level was beyond expectation. We were sat next to a loud group of people, not much you can do there.

Service was great which I expected for a high-end restaurant.

Will certainly comeback again.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food, service, and experience! Dining on the water is always a plus

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vipMarvin
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, ambiance, and food. Great quality all around.

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vipFoodie2
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Both of our miso cod’s were not cooked through, I left half of it because it was stuck together. We had to ask for lemon three times and we had different staff dropping off things and not telling other staff about of order requests. So cold, no heater near our table so we left and finished eating and dessert down the road.
Very disappointing and they now only get 3.5 stars on Yelp for a reason.

MG
MartaG
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely delicious food in a beautiful setting, not cheap but great quality.

ZA
ZacharyA
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience5

The food was good but way overpriced. The location on the water was awesome. It cost $350 for my wife and I and we weren’t satisfied at all and it was not filling. We ended up stopping for fast food on the way home.

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Chula
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a good time here at Nobu, Food always fantastic. They don't have Sunday brunch because of pandemic but overall We are satisficed. we'll be back again soon.

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vipNadeemC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Birthday

Have to wait about 15 min before even though we made reservations two weeks in advance

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TracyB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

I’ve been here before and had the exact same meal and unfortunately this last time my meal was over cooked, smelled fishy, extremely salty and oily. They also messed up the orders for the two rooms I was dining with. Interesting because the last time I was here everything was great.

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ColleenS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently excellent at Nobu Newport Beach. Love sitting on the patio enjoying a wonderful meal.

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vipJuliana
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Shameful. We have been to Vegas Nobu once before, which was excellent, and were excited to find this location nearby for a birthday celebration. Big mistake, birthday ruined. We ordered about $300 worth of food, $200 of which we requested to be an omakase sashimi plate. We had omakase jewel fish plates before in other places, like Yama Sushi for half the price and fresh. This sashimi plate had about 12 tiny pieces that were cut by someone who does not know how to do it, and several of them were just shredded. This was a first sign of trouble. The octopus was chewy and fishy. More than half of them were fishy, so we only had a bite each of those. We also ordered uni appetizer (mostly fishy as well), a tasteless jidori chicken, and some mediocre eggplant dish. I have never had sashimi this bad anywhere, and we eat sashimi a couple of times a month. The waitress did not bother to even ask how anything was or ask why we barely touched $200 sashimi plate. I have thought of giving some feedback to the manager, but decided not to bother since everything was so bad, not worth coming back to, and seems like so many people think the food here is awesome if the other reviews are genuine (I don't know how though, maybe they never had high-quality jewel fish before and think this is how it should taste?) The only upside is a nice view of harbor, but there are other places with this type of a view.
And then we were up all night in the bathroom, must have been the turned fish they served us. Never again!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

MS
MrsSechrist
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and atmosphere! Service was excellent!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Service was horrible.

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vipScottU
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Nobu amazing food, great atmosphere, the view of Newport Beach harbor while eating dinner amazing. I cannot wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall great experience! Very pricy outting, and I was surprised they did not do more for our anniversary. We shared with our server our story, but when it came to dessert they charged us. It was a lunch and with tip our bill was almost $300.00. Being from F&B and hospitality industry I just expected something.

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paul
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food friendly servers and safe social distancing.

DG
DanielG
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my family's favorite restaurant in Orange County. Only negative is the difficulty of getting a reservation which is probably due to the fact that a lot of other families feel the same way we do.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Tbh not that good. Drinks and sushi were very mediocre. The setting is great though.

CP
vipChaundraP
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service, good food and the best drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cute place on the harbor. great to enjoy the sunshine!

JJ
vipJaouiJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great server was great. Great for date night and beyond.

HD
HilD
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing view. amazing food. amazing service. would highly recommend.

FAQs

Nobu Newport Beach does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Nobu Newport Beach also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 429-4440.

Nobu Newport Beach is rated 4.7 stars by 877 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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