NOBU San Diego

★★★★★
Master Chef Nobu Matsuhisa is world-renowned for his fusion food that re-imagines traditional Japanese dishes. His elevated cuisine has earned three Michelin stars and international acclaim, with Nobu restaurants found throughout the globe from New York to London, Melbourne to Milan. Nobu is a dining experience that defies expectations. Warm colors and deep wood tones invite the eye, as flavors tantalize even the most discerning palate. Try the chef's signature black cod with miso or a mouthwatering array of fresh sushi, with exciting takes on this Japanese mainstay.
  • 207 Fifth Ave

    San Diego, CA 92101

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  • 619-814-4124

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My Fiance took me her for a date night dinner...It was quite busy, so we preferred to sit in the bar area. Despite the crowd, we still received great service, and even received a complimentary dessert due to the busy atmosphere. The food was so scrumptious and amazing! I dare not tell you what our bill came too, however the experience was worth it. I would not recommend dressing casual, its downtown, so you may feel out of place looking too under dressed...otherwise, we had a blast!! In addition, it can be pricey, but just go and enjoy a few cocktails and appetizers to get a feel for this place.

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★★★★★

My Fiance took me her for a date night dinner...It was quite busy, so we preferred to sit in the bar area. Despite the crowd, we still received great service, and even received a complimentary dessert due to the busy atmosphere. The food was so scrumptious and amazing! I dare not tell you what our bill came too, however the experience was worth it. I would not recommend dressing casual, its downtown, so you may feel out of place looking too under dressed...otherwise, we had a blast!! In addition, it can be pricey, but just go and enjoy a few cocktails and appetizers to get a feel for this place.

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After all the buzz about the restaurant, my husband and I decided to give it a try and we weren't disappointed. I'm not a big fan of sushi, but I tried a little and actually liked very much. My husband loves sushi and he believes it was the best sushi in SD. I take his word for. Besides, the place is beautiful. I would go back and recommend.

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★★★★★

After all the buzz about the restaurant, my husband and I decided to give it a try and we weren't disappointed. I'm not a big fan of sushi, but I tried a little and actually liked very much. My husband loves sushi and he believes it was the best sushi in SD. I take his word for. Besides, the place is beautiful. I would go back and recommend.

Pros: Food

Cons: None

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Not knowing what to expect going in, but knowing that it's a very trendy place frequented by celebs we checked it out and I was very disappointed.

The music is so loud that you can't hear anyone sitting at the table with you (we had a large party, so it was even tougher), a limited menu and they bring out everyone's food at different times. I wasn't a fan and would not go back.

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★★☆☆☆

Not knowing what to expect going in, but knowing that it's a very trendy place frequented by celebs we checked it out and I was very disappointed.

The music is so loud that you can't hear anyone sitting at the table with you (we had a large party, so it was even tougher), a limited menu and they bring out everyone's food at different times. I wasn't a fan and would not go back.

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Nobu is great! The service in the bar was a little lackluster and the server there seemed uninterested in being at work but once we were seated in the dining room everything was wonderful. The food was fresh and flavorful and our server knew every ingredient of every dish! Definitely worth checking out!

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★★★★★

Nobu is great! The service in the bar was a little lackluster and the server there seemed uninterested in being at work but once we were seated in the dining room everything was wonderful. The food was fresh and flavorful and our server knew every ingredient of every dish! Definitely worth checking out!

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My husband and I stayed at the Hard Rock to catch a game at Petco and didn?t originally plan to eat at Nobu as there are so many restaurants in the Gaslamp. At the last minute I decided to give it a try since we?re not in town that often and I had heard good things about the menu. Our dinner was probably one of the most amazing meals I have ever had! Our waiter, Christian, was very nice, just attentive enough, and helped us navigate the variety of choices on the menu. All his recommendations were spot on. We started with Edamame and Baby Corn, which was very interesting (I?ve never eaten husk before!). Nobu?s famous Black Cod with Miso was a generously sized filet infused with salty sweet flavors. Every bite is to be savored. The Rock Shrimp Tempura with Creamy Spicy Sauce is served on a bed of baby greens in a large bowl. The portions were bigger than we expected so we had to stop short of trying the delicate looking Sashimi (the table next to us had at least 2 orders). We will definitely have to come back and try the sushi side of the menu. The service was more Euro speed than American paced ? each course is presented one at a time and you are given time in between courses. Since we were hungry when we first sat down, we were a little antsy. In the end, we appreciated not being rushed and having time to enjoy each dish. We rounded out our meal with the Banana Tobanyaki ? caramelized bananas served with pecans and a sweet wine ice cream. The ice cream was a really nice surprise with just a hint of alcohol. I?m a native Sandiegan transplanted to LA, so I was pleasantly surprised to see that this very big city restaurant still embodied the small town atmosphere of San Diego. The crowd ranged from the trendy club ready to families with children. We can?t wait for a chance to go back!

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★★★★★

My husband and I stayed at the Hard Rock to catch a game at Petco and didn?t originally plan to eat at Nobu as there are so many restaurants in the Gaslamp. At the last minute I decided to give it a try since we?re not in town that often and I had heard good things about the menu. Our dinner was probably one of the most amazing meals I have ever had! Our waiter, Christian, was very nice, just attentive enough, and helped us navigate the variety of choices on the menu. All his recommendations were spot on. We started with Edamame and Baby Corn, which was very interesting (I?ve never eaten husk before!). Nobu?s famous Black Cod with Miso was a generously sized filet infused with salty sweet flavors. Every bite is to be savored. The Rock Shrimp Tempura with Creamy Spicy Sauce is served on a bed of baby greens in a large bowl. The portions were bigger than we expected so we had to stop short of trying the delicate looking Sashimi (the table next to us had at least 2 orders). We will definitely have to come back and try the sushi side of the menu. The service was more Euro speed than American paced ? each course is presented one at a time and you are given time in between courses. Since we were hungry when we first sat down, we were a little antsy. In the end, we appreciated not being rushed and having time to enjoy each dish. We rounded out our meal with the Banana Tobanyaki ? caramelized bananas served with pecans and a sweet wine ice cream. The ice cream was a really nice surprise with just a hint of alcohol. I?m a native Sandiegan transplanted to LA, so I was pleasantly surprised to see that this very big city restaurant still embodied the small town atmosphere of San Diego. The crowd ranged from the trendy club ready to families with children. We can?t wait for a chance to go back!

Pros: Delicious Food, Super Friendly Staff, Proximity for Hotel Guests

Cons: Not having room to try more dishes!

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If you enjoy fine dining and fresh seafood this is the place for you. The service is impeccable and the seafood is to die for. The ambience is wonderful, the staff is beyond helpful and they know their menu inside and out. They even offer to create a tasting plate for you so you don't have to think about it. They have high end sake and decadent desserts. The food here is so damn good that I had my leftover black cod for breakfast the next morning and it was still wonderful. I would recommend the white fish tasting plate and the black cod of course but anything you order will be off the hook!!!! I was visiting at the time but when I got home I had sushi for three nights in a row because I just couldn't get Nobu off my mind.

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★★★★★

If you enjoy fine dining and fresh seafood this is the place for you. The service is impeccable and the seafood is to die for. The ambience is wonderful, the staff is beyond helpful and they know their menu inside and out. They even offer to create a tasting plate for you so you don't have to think about it. They have high end sake and decadent desserts. The food here is so damn good that I had my leftover black cod for breakfast the next morning and it was still wonderful. I would recommend the white fish tasting plate and the black cod of course but anything you order will be off the hook!!!! I was visiting at the time but when I got home I had sushi for three nights in a row because I just couldn't get Nobu off my mind.

Pros: Everything

Cons: Pricey but worth it

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Finally a place to get really top notch sushi in san diego. driving to Ota in PB and waiting in line is a pain sometimes! We've been twice already, and never dissappointed. It's expesnive and very chic atmosphere...but none of that stuff is even close to being as impressive as the sushi.

2
★★★★★

Finally a place to get really top notch sushi in san diego. driving to Ota in PB and waiting in line is a pain sometimes! We've been twice already, and never dissappointed. It's expesnive and very chic atmosphere...but none of that stuff is even close to being as impressive as the sushi.

 

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