Nova Kitchen & Bar

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$30 and under
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Here at Nova we combine the elegance and mastery of Asian mixology and cuisine combined with the creativity and showmanship of those in America. We combine unique flavor profiles by gathering inspiration not only from old classics but will reimagine them by drawing inspiration from unique flavors, scents and sights in Asian culture. Our central theme being the 5-element theory we will be able to create a unique one of a kind experience dazzling our guest not only with amazing tasting cocktails and world class cuisine but visually we will blow you away utilizing our inspiration from Fire, Water, Earth, Wood and Metal to make special event that you will never forget Nova is an innovative exciting dining experience that draws its inspiration from the 5-Element theory. Highly regarded in Asian culture the belief that Fire, Water, Earth, Wood and Metal provide the blueprint that diagrams how nature interacts with all of our surroundings.
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1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019

Food is so bad. Chefs don’t know how to make sushi. The price is too high and it is not worth it. Service is good, but there are still room for improvement. Wish I can get my money back

Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019

In many ways, this place is typical of restaurants that are connected to a hotel. The prices are high, hardly anyone goes there, and the food was fairly good but not exceptional. I enjoyed the Dan Dan Noodles though I wish it was bigger. The 5 Element Dumplings were very good though the gimmick where they use food coloring to give each a different color is pretty lame. It also redirects attention away from the fact you are only getting 5 dumplings. The Miso Black Cod was tasty but also small. The Yellowtail with Crispy Onions was not good at all. The fish was good quality but everything was at refrigerator temperature and there was no sauce at all. I expected ponzu or similar.

It was empty as it was Halloween and all the wait people were in costume. They have a full bar with specialty cocktails but the one I had was just ok.

7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019

Cool vibe and delicious food at Nova Kitchen. The yellowtail sashimi was delicious as well as the miso cod. They made my daughters birthday celebration so special.

Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019

Drinks were water down and did not taste good at all.
Food was nothing special and portion size small for price. Place was pretty empty for dinner. Definitely will not be coming back. For the price, I would rather go to water grill where the ambiance, food, and drinks is so much better.

1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019

Food was good but the service was poor. Waited 25 mins for our drink order.

New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019

Horrible. Food was gross. Service was terrible. Forgot to bring one of our entrees and waited 30 minutes for it to come.

San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019

Food was ok, service was good. I was expecting more and was disappointed.

1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019

New place, good vibe and service. Very much enjoyed dinner

Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019

I just went for sushi. The fish was very fresh and the service was good. But it was pricey and the selection is very limited.

New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019

Great meal on the patio!

1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019

Food: Mediocre, over priced with extremely small portions
Service: absolutely terrible. Waited 15mins to be acknowledged after being seated. Food service was completely out of order, the flow of the dinner was thrown off.

Would definitely NOT recommend

Orange County
54 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019

Tried several dishes each one delicious. Service was very attentive. Interesting concept with several rooms for dining.

Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019

Big restaurant with an upscale vibe. Great cocktails. Mostly small plate-shareable food with beautiful presentation. Attentive service.

1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019

Excellent food and service. I'm from a state where smoking is banned in restaurants, so was surprised that our dinner on the patio ended up being a smoky one as the tables filled up, outdoors.

1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019

Beautiful inside, gorgeous patio and the food was AMAZING!

3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019

We accidentally went on the soft opening date & were treated to lots of attention & conversation. The wine list is fabulous. The salads were unique & delicious. The sushi was unbelievably good. We had the spicy tuna and shrimp tempura. We also received a tour & there are so many seating & celebration options. I highly recommend this new restaurant!

8 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019

Talk about attention to detail. This restaurant is phenomenal the server Haley visited my table multiple times to check on my experience and the manager came to introduce himself to me. I’m in town on a work trip so it was nice that he took the time to speak to me even though I was a solo diner. The restaurant is themed by the 4 elements. The esthetics of the dining experience is something straight out of a catalog. The food and cocktails delivered as well. If I could give this restaurant 6 stars I would!