Nobu West Hollywood

★★★★☆

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Fish is delicious here. However, it is quite overpriced for such a small portion. I would frequent this restaurant once more.

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★★★★☆

Fish is delicious here. However, it is quite overpriced for such a small portion. I would frequent this restaurant once more.

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Food is amazing. Every time I come here, I feel like I never want to leave. Very chic atmosphere with a relaxing mood.
The service is great and the staff really does a terrific job at taking care of you.
The appetizers are

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★★★★★

Food is amazing. Every time I come here, I feel like I never want to leave. Very chic atmosphere with a relaxing mood.
The service is great and the staff really does a terrific job at taking care of you.
The appetizers are

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Great staff--always has great reccomendations of what fish to try, etc. Went there with my friend from out of town last week and have been before and both times had a great dining experience!

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★★★★★

Great staff--always has great reccomendations of what fish to try, etc. Went there with my friend from out of town last week and have been before and both times had a great dining experience!

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The fresh scallop with key lime is ridiculously good...and so is pretty much everything else. The kobe beef tacos are a MUST and the flourless chocolate cake is AMAZING!

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★★★★★

The fresh scallop with key lime is ridiculously good...and so is pretty much everything else. The kobe beef tacos are a MUST and the flourless chocolate cake is AMAZING!

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I try to eat at Nobu at least once a month. Whatever the bill ends up being, it's always, always worth it. The service is just incredible. The waitstaff always remembers me and they are as friendly as can be. Probably helps that they

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★★★★★

I try to eat at Nobu at least once a month. Whatever the bill ends up being, it's always, always worth it. The service is just incredible. The waitstaff always remembers me and they are as friendly as can be. Probably helps that they

Pros: service is unbeatable, food is amazing.

Cons: can't think of any cons.

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I was recently at Nobu's last Thursday and I saw Vanessa Summers of the Online Marketing Academy eating a spring roll. How cool, I have been to her events in the pass and loved them. Of course I ordered the spring roll and it was yummy.

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★★★★★

I was recently at Nobu's last Thursday and I saw Vanessa Summers of the Online Marketing Academy eating a spring roll. How cool, I have been to her events in the pass and loved them. Of course I ordered the spring roll and it was yummy.

Pros: Love their sushi

Cons: the wait

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Why did I even come here? My sister wanted to try Nobu for her birthday. Big mistake. The careless waitstaff brought her SOMEONE ELSE'S birthday dessert. The dish had written in chocolate on it "Happy 30th Birthday Olivia". My sister is Annie and she was turning 26, so you know this is a major screw up. The waiter apologized but didn't offer to comp anything. In fact, he left the offending plate under the dessert. Faux pas? REMOVE THE WRONG PLATE, DUMBASS. They left the dessert and my sister stared at some other woman's name and the wrong birthday age through dessert.

So if you care to know how bad the dishes were, let me give you a run down. The highlight of the night was the shishito peppers and bottled Voss sparkling water. Serious.

The oysters were over-sauced, the toro tartar was the size of a dead fat goldfish (and looked like it) and mediocre -- and $32. The spiny lobster came in three formations: tempura, and two sashimi variations. Artful, but over-saturated with sauce so you could hardly taste the lobster. Yellowtail japaneno was a yawn. The octopus carpaccio was mediocre, cut way too thick, and fell apart with chopsticks (uh.. I've never seen fresh octopus do this). The dessert was a botched birthday debaucle, and I basically spent $359 to be embarrassed for Nobu's failures. If they had any class, they'd bend over backward to remedy the birthday debaucle. But no, I received the bill in full. No free champagne for the birthday girl, just pithy apologies from the ignorant wait staff.

Next time I'm in Los Angeles I'm checking the Michelin guide! Nobu is too much money for not much quality. I get better fish at authentic Japanese hole-in-the-wall restaursnts in Los Angeles.

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★☆☆☆☆

Why did I even come here? My sister wanted to try Nobu for her birthday. Big mistake. The careless waitstaff brought her SOMEONE ELSE'S birthday dessert. The dish had written in chocolate on it "Happy 30th Birthday Olivia". My sister is Annie and she was turning 26, so you know this is a major screw up. The waiter apologized but didn't offer to comp anything. In fact, he left the offending plate under the dessert. Faux pas? REMOVE THE WRONG PLATE, DUMBASS. They left the dessert and my sister stared at some other woman's name and the wrong birthday age through dessert.

So if you care to know how bad the dishes were, let me give you a run down. The highlight of the night was the shishito peppers and bottled Voss sparkling water. Serious.

The oysters were over-sauced, the toro tartar was the size of a dead fat goldfish (and looked like it) and mediocre -- and $32. The spiny lobster came in three formations: tempura, and two sashimi variations. Artful, but over-saturated with sauce so you could hardly taste the lobster. Yellowtail japaneno was a yawn. The octopus carpaccio was mediocre, cut way too thick, and fell apart with chopsticks (uh.. I've never seen fresh octopus do this). The dessert was a botched birthday debaucle, and I basically spent $359 to be embarrassed for Nobu's failures. If they had any class, they'd bend over backward to remedy the birthday debaucle. But no, I received the bill in full. No free champagne for the birthday girl, just pithy apologies from the ignorant wait staff.

Next time I'm in Los Angeles I'm checking the Michelin guide! Nobu is too much money for not much quality. I get better fish at authentic Japanese hole-in-the-wall restaursnts in Los Angeles.

Pros: Decor, cute gay guys

Cons: The food, the service

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always consistant....amazing food, great service and people always look gorgeous.

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★★★★★

always consistant....amazing food, great service and people always look gorgeous.

Pros: food, relaxed vibe, service, beautiful people

Cons: none

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it's a really really aite place to eats sushis. i hate sushi except for blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah

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★★★★★

it's a really really aite place to eats sushis. i hate sushi except for blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah

Pros: it's just aite

Cons: not that much

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Completely mislead a directions

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★☆☆☆☆

Completely mislead a directions

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I went to Nobu for the first time last week, and was kind of disappointed. I'm a big sushi fan, and thought that the fish was not that fresh. The waiters took their time refilling glasses, and weren't that helpful or courteous. The look of the restaurant is nice, though, and thought that it was a pleasant setting for a meal, if only the meal had been a little better.

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★★★☆☆

I went to Nobu for the first time last week, and was kind of disappointed. I'm a big sushi fan, and thought that the fish was not that fresh. The waiters took their time refilling glasses, and weren't that helpful or courteous. The look of the restaurant is nice, though, and thought that it was a pleasant setting for a meal, if only the meal had been a little better.

Pros: great decorations

Cons: fish wasn't that fresh, wish the waiters had been more attentive

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Ate here just a couple weeks back and I enjoyed my experience. The sushi was great but pricey, the ambiance was very nice and I can tell they take the time to make sure things looked good around here. All in all, good fun with good service and food.

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★★★★☆

Ate here just a couple weeks back and I enjoyed my experience. The sushi was great but pricey, the ambiance was very nice and I can tell they take the time to make sure things looked good around here. All in all, good fun with good service and food.

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Weird, because I was at the same birthday party last Friday, and I thought the drinks were mediocre and over-priced. The wait staff were okay, but not that attentive, and it took forever to get a drink.

The food here is not bad, but not really any better than a Sushi Roku, so you have to wonder what all the fuss is about.

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★★☆☆☆

Weird, because I was at the same birthday party last Friday, and I thought the drinks were mediocre and over-priced. The wait staff were okay, but not that attentive, and it took forever to get a drink.

The food here is not bad, but not really any better than a Sushi Roku, so you have to wonder what all the fuss is about.

Pros: Good central location

Cons: Slow wait staff, drinks are mediocre and over-priced

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I was at that party as well, and the door was a huge hassle. The bouncers seemed to think they were little gods. I'm willing to put up with that kind of attitude sometimes to get into a really good Hollywood club, but at a sushi restaurant? I did like the decor, and can't comment on the drinks (stuck with wine), but the place was crowded and doesn't have the best floor-plan, and I haven't talked to anyone who really loved the venue as a party spot. It might be a great restaurant, I don't know. Also, does it seem a little suspicious that the second there's a bad review about the bouncers, suddenly two five-star reviews pop up saying how great the party was and how friendly the doormen are? You have to wonder which employee from Nobu wrote those.

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★★☆☆☆

I was at that party as well, and the door was a huge hassle. The bouncers seemed to think they were little gods. I'm willing to put up with that kind of attitude sometimes to get into a really good Hollywood club, but at a sushi restaurant? I did like the decor, and can't comment on the drinks (stuck with wine), but the place was crowded and doesn't have the best floor-plan, and I haven't talked to anyone who really loved the venue as a party spot. It might be a great restaurant, I don't know. Also, does it seem a little suspicious that the second there's a bad review about the bouncers, suddenly two five-star reviews pop up saying how great the party was and how friendly the doormen are? You have to wonder which employee from Nobu wrote those.

Pros: Decor, decent wine list

Cons: Door, floor-plan, bad party spot

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I was invited to a party at Nobu on Friday night. I've eaten there many times but never knew they had a live DJ on certain nights. The food was awesome, as always, and the music set a great vibe. Great party and music without all the hassles you encounter elsewhere. Nobu has evolved into a great hangout.

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★★★★★

I was invited to a party at Nobu on Friday night. I've eaten there many times but never knew they had a live DJ on certain nights. The food was awesome, as always, and the music set a great vibe. Great party and music without all the hassles you encounter elsewhere. Nobu has evolved into a great hangout.

Pros: food, vibe

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I showed up for a good friend's birthday party, for which I was on the list, and was told the bar was "at capacity". When I pointed out that dozens of people had left in the last ten minutes, I was then informed that I would only be let in if I bought a bottle for a couple hundred dollars. The doorman was incredibly sleazy and rude. I couldn't believe that this was what Nobu has descended into. I've spent quite a bit of money at the restaurant, but I won't be returning again.

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★☆☆☆☆

I showed up for a good friend's birthday party, for which I was on the list, and was told the bar was "at capacity". When I pointed out that dozens of people had left in the last ten minutes, I was then informed that I would only be let in if I bought a bottle for a couple hundred dollars. The doorman was incredibly sleazy and rude. I couldn't believe that this was what Nobu has descended into. I've spent quite a bit of money at the restaurant, but I won't be returning again.

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Went to Nobu last night for a friends birthday and had the best time. The staff not only attentive and nice but hot! The DJ and atmosphere was fun! And as always the food is the best sushi ever, always creative. Lychee martini is my favorite. Would def recommend for a fun night out w/ friends w/o all the drama of doormen.

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★★★★★

Went to Nobu last night for a friends birthday and had the best time. The staff not only attentive and nice but hot! The DJ and atmosphere was fun! And as always the food is the best sushi ever, always creative. Lychee martini is my favorite. Would def recommend for a fun night out w/ friends w/o all the drama of doormen.

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I am from Bakersfield. Every time I come down to LA, I must find a way to have sushi at Nobu. Everything here is amazing. The ambiance is hip. And the staff are all nice, not to mention HOT! :)
My recommendations are the tuna sashimi, the white fish with dried miso flakes, and the eggplant. yummmmm!
You?ll probably even see a Hollywood celeb, as I do EVERY time I go there.

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★★★★★

I am from Bakersfield. Every time I come down to LA, I must find a way to have sushi at Nobu. Everything here is amazing. The ambiance is hip. And the staff are all nice, not to mention HOT! :)
My recommendations are the tuna sashimi, the white fish with dried miso flakes, and the eggplant. yummmmm!
You?ll probably even see a Hollywood celeb, as I do EVERY time I go there.

Pros: LOVE LOVE LOVE

Cons: a little pricey

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I have been to Nobu Las Vegas and Miami. The service was excellent and the waitress was real friendly. The price isnt THAT bad but the food just isnt that good but if you wanna go for the heck of it I think youll have fun....just dont expect great sushi

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★★★☆☆

I have been to Nobu Las Vegas and Miami. The service was excellent and the waitress was real friendly. The price isnt THAT bad but the food just isnt that good but if you wanna go for the heck of it I think youll have fun....just dont expect great sushi

Pros: Great service, nice decor, good drinks

Cons: sushi was not good at all ( i am professional)

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Went last night and had a great time. Food was great, the food is an event in itself, service was fantastic , and it was a great scene. We sat in the main room so it was a little noisy, but other than that it was AMAZING!! I will be back!

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★★★★★

Went last night and had a great time. Food was great, the food is an event in itself, service was fantastic , and it was a great scene. We sat in the main room so it was a little noisy, but other than that it was AMAZING!! I will be back!

Pros: food, service, ambience

Cons: noisy

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Over priced sushi! And its not even the greatest. Don't get me wrong, the food is good, but I have had better...more authentic sushi. But I guess you're paying for the ambiance and the whole Hollywood scene. If that's what you're into, then this is the place to go for sushi!

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★★★☆☆

Over priced sushi! And its not even the greatest. Don't get me wrong, the food is good, but I have had better...more authentic sushi. But I guess you're paying for the ambiance and the whole Hollywood scene. If that's what you're into, then this is the place to go for sushi!

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I was so excited for my first visit to Nobu! I arrived early just to make sure our table was there and was ?forced? to wait in the bar. The bartender Marcus was amazing; he made me a great lychee martini. I would?ve tried another but we didn?t have to wait as our table was ready right on time. We sat in the main dining room with the sushi bar, beautiful wood tables and these great lights that reminded me of poofy wooden clouds. They also have a ?patio? (it?s enclosed so you can?t smoke, thus not really a patio) and, my favorite, the atrium. The atrium is very intimate, good for a quiet romantic dinner, and has a domed glass roof that opens on nice nights ? I think this is a holdover from L?Orangerie and I?m glad they kept it.

Our server helped us pick out a menu ? I didn?t even look at the menu he tried to hand us. We started with some shishito peppers and edemame. I think I got the one in a million hot shishitos! We moved on to the toro tartar then scallop tiradito and rock shrimp tempura with creamy spicy sauce . We tried the wagyu tacos ? officially my favorite thing in the world now! I would ask for them for my last meal! Of course we had the original Black Cod with Miso which was fall apart tender and delicious. We finished with some sushi - they had wonderful salmon.

We were going to stop at this point but were assured that the desserts were amazing and totally worth the extra button getting undone. We tried the Suntory Whiskey Cappucino and the Macha Tirumisu. The suntory was nice and strong and very apparent - I loved it. It was smallish but amazing, great texture and a perfect bite every time. The tirumisu was great too, very light which is my favorite way to eat sweet things.

To make it all the better, everyone I looked at was easy on the eyes. The lighting was nice and the music was good. It wasn't too loud that I couldn't hear my dinner companion, which I thought was rare in LA. Overall I was really impressed. Really Really impressed.

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★★★★★

I was so excited for my first visit to Nobu! I arrived early just to make sure our table was there and was ?forced? to wait in the bar. The bartender Marcus was amazing; he made me a great lychee martini. I would?ve tried another but we didn?t have to wait as our table was ready right on time. We sat in the main dining room with the sushi bar, beautiful wood tables and these great lights that reminded me of poofy wooden clouds. They also have a ?patio? (it?s enclosed so you can?t smoke, thus not really a patio) and, my favorite, the atrium. The atrium is very intimate, good for a quiet romantic dinner, and has a domed glass roof that opens on nice nights ? I think this is a holdover from L?Orangerie and I?m glad they kept it.

Our server helped us pick out a menu ? I didn?t even look at the menu he tried to hand us. We started with some shishito peppers and edemame. I think I got the one in a million hot shishitos! We moved on to the toro tartar then scallop tiradito and rock shrimp tempura with creamy spicy sauce . We tried the wagyu tacos ? officially my favorite thing in the world now! I would ask for them for my last meal! Of course we had the original Black Cod with Miso which was fall apart tender and delicious. We finished with some sushi - they had wonderful salmon.

We were going to stop at this point but were assured that the desserts were amazing and totally worth the extra button getting undone. We tried the Suntory Whiskey Cappucino and the Macha Tirumisu. The suntory was nice and strong and very apparent - I loved it. It was smallish but amazing, great texture and a perfect bite every time. The tirumisu was great too, very light which is my favorite way to eat sweet things.

To make it all the better, everyone I looked at was easy on the eyes. The lighting was nice and the music was good. It wasn't too loud that I couldn't hear my dinner companion, which I thought was rare in LA. Overall I was really impressed. Really Really impressed.

Pros: valet, service, food,people watching

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I come here all the time and never do i leave disappointed in anything. The decor in the restaurant is fantastic and the food is one of a kind. Nobu's mix in Japanese/ Peruvian fusion throws a party in my mouth every time. Each time i go, i order something different and the chef never fails to satisfy my stomach.

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★★★★★

I come here all the time and never do i leave disappointed in anything. The decor in the restaurant is fantastic and the food is one of a kind. Nobu's mix in Japanese/ Peruvian fusion throws a party in my mouth every time. Each time i go, i order something different and the chef never fails to satisfy my stomach.

Pros: valet, service, price, food, ambience

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The service was awesome and took us through an amazing meal. Since we were farmiliar with Matsuhisa they recommended we stick to specials and off menu surprises. One of my best meals ever. Melt in your mouth japanese beef, and some of the best seafood dishes I have ever had. What an experience

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★★★★★

The service was awesome and took us through an amazing meal. Since we were farmiliar with Matsuhisa they recommended we stick to specials and off menu surprises. One of my best meals ever. Melt in your mouth japanese beef, and some of the best seafood dishes I have ever had. What an experience

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So some friends and I decided to check out the new Nobu a few nights ago and had a blast. We're not too much into the "sceney" types of places, but we've been to the one in New York and loved the food there. The food at the West Hollywood location is just as great, if not better. Of course we had some of our favorites from New York, the yellowtail jalapeno sashimi and the black cod which are to die for. The black cod, literally, melts in your mouth. We also had some of their specials which we were really impressed with. Our server was excellent and very attentive, and the rest of the staff was very friendly and helpful. We will definitely return.

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★★★★★

So some friends and I decided to check out the new Nobu a few nights ago and had a blast. We're not too much into the "sceney" types of places, but we've been to the one in New York and loved the food there. The food at the West Hollywood location is just as great, if not better. Of course we had some of our favorites from New York, the yellowtail jalapeno sashimi and the black cod which are to die for. The black cod, literally, melts in your mouth. We also had some of their specials which we were really impressed with. Our server was excellent and very attentive, and the rest of the staff was very friendly and helpful. We will definitely return.

Pros: Cocktails, food, service

Cons: noisy

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I took a visit to Los Angeles last week and tried to see all the hottest spots. My impression was that nobu was going to be a celebrity hot spot in excess of teeny boppers in expensive shoes and bags. The atmosphere ended up being very chic and comfortable. I felt my server was knowledgable and he created a menu for us that paired perfectly with our likes a dislikes. The decor was aesthetically cool, not trying to hard very simple, so that I could really enjoy my experience. the only thing that was a bit off was the wait that i had for my car at valet, it was almost half an hour after i had dropped off my ticket that i finally got my car! Otherwise, nobu was a perfect place to have a fun yet cool dinner.

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★★★★☆

I took a visit to Los Angeles last week and tried to see all the hottest spots. My impression was that nobu was going to be a celebrity hot spot in excess of teeny boppers in expensive shoes and bags. The atmosphere ended up being very chic and comfortable. I felt my server was knowledgable and he created a menu for us that paired perfectly with our likes a dislikes. The decor was aesthetically cool, not trying to hard very simple, so that I could really enjoy my experience. the only thing that was a bit off was the wait that i had for my car at valet, it was almost half an hour after i had dropped off my ticket that i finally got my car! Otherwise, nobu was a perfect place to have a fun yet cool dinner.

Pros: the observant servers

Cons: the valet

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i have never felt the need to write a review on a restaurant before. however, after reading Nobu's reviews, and after yet another amazing dinner experience, i decided that the restaurant deserves more than the what the current reviews have portrayed Nobu to be. i took my friend out to dinner last week. it was her first time at nobu, and my third-not including the times i have gone for drinks in the lounge. Nobu is everything that you would expect it to be, which i suppose is why it has become the name it is today. besides the fact that they serve up some delicious cocktails (tip: ask the bartender to create a drink based on your own personal likings), the food has been consistantly fresh and they have done a fantastic job at mixing up the classics on the menu with new and innovative specials. for those of you who are Nobu followers, i would strongly suggest trying out the specials that i am told are switched up from week to week (the wagu beef tacos are my new faves!!). and, for the newbies, i would suggest my usual go-to's of yellowtail sashimi with jalapeno, new style salmon sashimi and black cod with miso. my friend and i just tried and fell and in love with the froyo-frozen yogurt dessert with fresh strawberries, mint and some sort of a berry sauce. it was absolutely the perfect way to end the meal. the restaurant is gorgeous whether you are sitting in the main dining area or on the outside patio, perfect for a group of friends, or a first date. our server was great, professional, informative but not over the top. overall, my experience at Nobu was exactly what i wanted and expected it to be and i will most definitely be coming back!

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★★★★★

i have never felt the need to write a review on a restaurant before. however, after reading Nobu's reviews, and after yet another amazing dinner experience, i decided that the restaurant deserves more than the what the current reviews have portrayed Nobu to be. i took my friend out to dinner last week. it was her first time at nobu, and my third-not including the times i have gone for drinks in the lounge. Nobu is everything that you would expect it to be, which i suppose is why it has become the name it is today. besides the fact that they serve up some delicious cocktails (tip: ask the bartender to create a drink based on your own personal likings), the food has been consistantly fresh and they have done a fantastic job at mixing up the classics on the menu with new and innovative specials. for those of you who are Nobu followers, i would strongly suggest trying out the specials that i am told are switched up from week to week (the wagu beef tacos are my new faves!!). and, for the newbies, i would suggest my usual go-to's of yellowtail sashimi with jalapeno, new style salmon sashimi and black cod with miso. my friend and i just tried and fell and in love with the froyo-frozen yogurt dessert with fresh strawberries, mint and some sort of a berry sauce. it was absolutely the perfect way to end the meal. the restaurant is gorgeous whether you are sitting in the main dining area or on the outside patio, perfect for a group of friends, or a first date. our server was great, professional, informative but not over the top. overall, my experience at Nobu was exactly what i wanted and expected it to be and i will most definitely be coming back!

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It seems like ownership forgot about this location when they opened the doors for business. The food, service, and care for the restaurant was lacking in almost every way. I will not return as there are many better sushi options in town. Too bad.

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★☆☆☆☆

It seems like ownership forgot about this location when they opened the doors for business. The food, service, and care for the restaurant was lacking in almost every way. I will not return as there are many better sushi options in town. Too bad.

Pros: location

Cons: no love

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I've been to Nobus all over the world and this location is by far the worst as far as quality of food...best being Hong Kong. The salmon sushi was mealy, the tuna tataki appetizer special with cilantro was $20 for 5 small slices and it taste like it had previously been frozen. We had an early reservation so the restaurant was virtually empty and the hostess still tried to wedge us into a 2 top between the only other couples there. The service was ok, our waitress at least was honest about the fact that the softshell crabs were frozen and hinted that they weren't great. The sea bass special was one redeeming dish but when I go to a sushi restaurant, I expect the sushi to be the main focus and not the cooked dishes. We all know going in that Nobu is WAY over-priced and I don't mind paying high prices for exceptional quality....but I think Pavillions sushi is probably better

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★★☆☆☆

I've been to Nobus all over the world and this location is by far the worst as far as quality of food...best being Hong Kong. The salmon sushi was mealy, the tuna tataki appetizer special with cilantro was $20 for 5 small slices and it taste like it had previously been frozen. We had an early reservation so the restaurant was virtually empty and the hostess still tried to wedge us into a 2 top between the only other couples there. The service was ok, our waitress at least was honest about the fact that the softshell crabs were frozen and hinted that they weren't great. The sea bass special was one redeeming dish but when I go to a sushi restaurant, I expect the sushi to be the main focus and not the cooked dishes. We all know going in that Nobu is WAY over-priced and I don't mind paying high prices for exceptional quality....but I think Pavillions sushi is probably better

Pros: great lychee martinis!

Cons: low quality sushi

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We just tried Nobu on a Monday night. My wife called in that same evening and an 8:45 pm reservation was provided. We got to the restaurant at 8:30 pm and the hostesses didn't seat us until 8:45, even though there were tables open. I guess this is what you get on La Cienega. Anyway, the food was actually very good. My only complaint is that it was too salty. I had to keep drinking my $12 Nobu brand beer (yup, $12 for a beer) to water down the taste of the salt. But I don't like salty food to begin with. It was fine for my wife. The Miso Cod was downright amazing and the jalapeno yellowtail was great too. The service was professional and unpretentious. Overall, I'd say it's much better than the local Katsuyas. The scene is the only negative, but we knew that going in. My wife was in the bathroom and overheard two typical gold-digger types talking about whose boyfriend spends more money! This is the part of LA I'm not proud of. Anyway, if you ignore the fake, materialistic, gold-digging types in the restaurant, a true foodie will definitely be impressed. We'll be back for more, but will definitely go on a weekday again...

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★★★★☆

We just tried Nobu on a Monday night. My wife called in that same evening and an 8:45 pm reservation was provided. We got to the restaurant at 8:30 pm and the hostesses didn't seat us until 8:45, even though there were tables open. I guess this is what you get on La Cienega. Anyway, the food was actually very good. My only complaint is that it was too salty. I had to keep drinking my $12 Nobu brand beer (yup, $12 for a beer) to water down the taste of the salt. But I don't like salty food to begin with. It was fine for my wife. The Miso Cod was downright amazing and the jalapeno yellowtail was great too. The service was professional and unpretentious. Overall, I'd say it's much better than the local Katsuyas. The scene is the only negative, but we knew that going in. My wife was in the bathroom and overheard two typical gold-digger types talking about whose boyfriend spends more money! This is the part of LA I'm not proud of. Anyway, if you ignore the fake, materialistic, gold-digging types in the restaurant, a true foodie will definitely be impressed. We'll be back for more, but will definitely go on a weekday again...

Pros: Food, Service

Cons: the "scene," a bit too salty

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everything was soooo over.

I had to bring my cliantss, and we had dinner. We went there at 6:30, but the restaurant was so empty. we wanted to go to patio, but hostess said it was closed!

we had corner booth that is too close to sushi bar, and I asked different table, but hostess said the table is requested by other person!! and next two hours, no body seated to that table! even around 8:00pm, the restaurant looked empty!

Do not go there, they charge too much and they are so rude.
go to katana.

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★☆☆☆☆

everything was soooo over.

I had to bring my cliantss, and we had dinner. We went there at 6:30, but the restaurant was so empty. we wanted to go to patio, but hostess said it was closed!

we had corner booth that is too close to sushi bar, and I asked different table, but hostess said the table is requested by other person!! and next two hours, no body seated to that table! even around 8:00pm, the restaurant looked empty!

Do not go there, they charge too much and they are so rude.
go to katana.

Pros: thums down

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I?m a huge fan of Matsuhisa, although I admit that I have overdosed a little on the whole Japanese fusion thing in the last few years. Perhaps I came into Nobu LA a little biased especially since it took over the space of a much loved restaurant (L?Orangerie). The obviously took pains to eradicate any resemblance between the 2 restaurants ? whereas it was previously white, airy, formal and very French ? it now resembles any of the trendy restaurants popping up throughout LA, SF, NY and Miami. It?s eyecatching, especially with all the beautiful people and servers milling about, but not particularly innovative.
Upon review of the menu, I noticed that it held few surprises, as it was very similar to Matsuhisa?s menu (just a few blocks away). We had the following with only a few successes:
Mango martinis ? I didn?t have any (since I?m detoxing), but my friends loved these; Edamame ? surprisingly good, with a hint of sweet; Yellowtail Sashimi with jalapeno ? a signature dish, and quite good. But basically the same as at Matsuhisa; Sashimi tacos ? mini tacos with tuna or lobster ? looked cute, but nothing special; Sashimi Salad ? too much greens and too little sashimi or dressing; for this, definitely go to Matsuhisa instead; Scallop sashimi (sorry I forget the name) ? scallops were very fresh and sweet but a bit heavy handed with the lemon juice which overpowered the entire dish; Squid pasta ? the best of the evening! Plump morsels of squid braised with green beans and mushrooms ? deeply flavorful with a hint of smokiness; Baby vegetables with truffle foam ? pretty good, but looked more interesting than it tasted; Miso cod ? good, but again, this dish is done everywhere. It still better at Matsuhisa.
Miso eggplant ? overly sweet; Rock shrimp tempura ? very disappointing. A lot better at Katana and Matsuhisa and Koi; Spicy creamy crab ? way too salty.
The food didn?t seem consistent and wasn?t great enough to warrant the steep prices.

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★★★☆☆

I?m a huge fan of Matsuhisa, although I admit that I have overdosed a little on the whole Japanese fusion thing in the last few years. Perhaps I came into Nobu LA a little biased especially since it took over the space of a much loved restaurant (L?Orangerie). The obviously took pains to eradicate any resemblance between the 2 restaurants ? whereas it was previously white, airy, formal and very French ? it now resembles any of the trendy restaurants popping up throughout LA, SF, NY and Miami. It?s eyecatching, especially with all the beautiful people and servers milling about, but not particularly innovative.
Upon review of the menu, I noticed that it held few surprises, as it was very similar to Matsuhisa?s menu (just a few blocks away). We had the following with only a few successes:
Mango martinis ? I didn?t have any (since I?m detoxing), but my friends loved these; Edamame ? surprisingly good, with a hint of sweet; Yellowtail Sashimi with jalapeno ? a signature dish, and quite good. But basically the same as at Matsuhisa; Sashimi tacos ? mini tacos with tuna or lobster ? looked cute, but nothing special; Sashimi Salad ? too much greens and too little sashimi or dressing; for this, definitely go to Matsuhisa instead; Scallop sashimi (sorry I forget the name) ? scallops were very fresh and sweet but a bit heavy handed with the lemon juice which overpowered the entire dish; Squid pasta ? the best of the evening! Plump morsels of squid braised with green beans and mushrooms ? deeply flavorful with a hint of smokiness; Baby vegetables with truffle foam ? pretty good, but looked more interesting than it tasted; Miso cod ? good, but again, this dish is done everywhere. It still better at Matsuhisa.
Miso eggplant ? overly sweet; Rock shrimp tempura ? very disappointing. A lot better at Katana and Matsuhisa and Koi; Spicy creamy crab ? way too salty.
The food didn?t seem consistent and wasn?t great enough to warrant the steep prices.

Pros: Beautiful scene and people; good cocktails

Cons: Mediocre food at steep prices

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I've been to many other Nobu's around the world (London being my favorite) and Los Angles was a huge dissapointment. My tuna and yellowtail sushi were tough and definitely didn't taste fresh. My table ordered a bunch of other things to share and they all seemed to be lacking depth. The dining room is ok, but a bit boring.

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★★☆☆☆

I've been to many other Nobu's around the world (London being my favorite) and Los Angles was a huge dissapointment. My tuna and yellowtail sushi were tough and definitely didn't taste fresh. My table ordered a bunch of other things to share and they all seemed to be lacking depth. The dining room is ok, but a bit boring.

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I live right down the street from the new Nobu and it's great. I have been to more than a few of the Nobus in this country as well as the one in Hong Kong and I have to say Nobu LA definitely sets itself apart. I've actually been twice since they've opened and both times I've really enjoyed myself. The patio is very modern with a Japanese twist but I really enjoyed sitting at the sushi bar as well. The food is delicious, fresh, and beautiful to look at. Expensive yes, very. But to be expected with Nobu. Their sashimi dishes are one of a kind, black cod is phenomenal but everything I had was truly beyond my expectation. Service is great, the waitresses I had both times were very sweet, seemed happy to help and looked the Nobu part. And finally yes their were celebrities both times, once I saw Cameron Diaz, Nicky Hilton and Jamie Pressley, the other time the famous trainwreck Lindsey Lohan. All in all great food, great vibe, great service, stargazing galore but be prepared for the bill.

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★★★★★

I live right down the street from the new Nobu and it's great. I have been to more than a few of the Nobus in this country as well as the one in Hong Kong and I have to say Nobu LA definitely sets itself apart. I've actually been twice since they've opened and both times I've really enjoyed myself. The patio is very modern with a Japanese twist but I really enjoyed sitting at the sushi bar as well. The food is delicious, fresh, and beautiful to look at. Expensive yes, very. But to be expected with Nobu. Their sashimi dishes are one of a kind, black cod is phenomenal but everything I had was truly beyond my expectation. Service is great, the waitresses I had both times were very sweet, seemed happy to help and looked the Nobu part. And finally yes their were celebrities both times, once I saw Cameron Diaz, Nicky Hilton and Jamie Pressley, the other time the famous trainwreck Lindsey Lohan. All in all great food, great vibe, great service, stargazing galore but be prepared for the bill.

Pros: Great sushi, service, and atmosphere

Cons: Expensive

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Ten years ago I went to my first Nobu (in London) and I was speechless. And since then every time I've visited (mostly New York and London) the novelty wears out and it feels more generic and 'chain-like'. We went on a Friday night, and were seated at the Patio which I read in an earlier Citysearch review was the place to be. Its OK, but it just does not work very well as a space and feels a bit cold, with the cement walls around you its not really a garden. The room inside is noisy to an insane degree I would never sit through dinner there. The waitress was lovely albeit overly excited, but things we ordered were not available, and we found out when it was time to serve the food (e.g. the cauliflower). We tried to re-order (the duck) but they did not have it even though it was on menu. The food we got i thought was excellent everything tasted really good. They do their cod really well and great sashimi. We had great specialty cocktails and they were tasty but the staff repetadly took the glasses away before they were done, and we complained and they did it again but did not fell obligated to comp us the next. As soon as the place got busy the staff started losing it a bit, too. The crowd was getting increasingly tacky - lots of people who look like they put way too much effort to show up in this place which for some reason they consider really hot (just like I did i suppoze), but in my mind the place just doesn't have an edge anymore. Living in this part of LA, there are so many great options for creative Sushi, and you really don't have to go to this high maintanence place to enjoy a Friday night out. Nobu is still Nobu, a great place that many will enjoy, but for me personally it has lost its appeal.

1
★★★☆☆

Ten years ago I went to my first Nobu (in London) and I was speechless. And since then every time I've visited (mostly New York and London) the novelty wears out and it feels more generic and 'chain-like'. We went on a Friday night, and were seated at the Patio which I read in an earlier Citysearch review was the place to be. Its OK, but it just does not work very well as a space and feels a bit cold, with the cement walls around you its not really a garden. The room inside is noisy to an insane degree I would never sit through dinner there. The waitress was lovely albeit overly excited, but things we ordered were not available, and we found out when it was time to serve the food (e.g. the cauliflower). We tried to re-order (the duck) but they did not have it even though it was on menu. The food we got i thought was excellent everything tasted really good. They do their cod really well and great sashimi. We had great specialty cocktails and they were tasty but the staff repetadly took the glasses away before they were done, and we complained and they did it again but did not fell obligated to comp us the next. As soon as the place got busy the staff started losing it a bit, too. The crowd was getting increasingly tacky - lots of people who look like they put way too much effort to show up in this place which for some reason they consider really hot (just like I did i suppoze), but in my mind the place just doesn't have an edge anymore. Living in this part of LA, there are so many great options for creative Sushi, and you really don't have to go to this high maintanence place to enjoy a Friday night out. Nobu is still Nobu, a great place that many will enjoy, but for me personally it has lost its appeal.

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We went last night for dinner and things could not have been better. I'm not kidding you. And to tell you the truth, it's not because of the food. Yes, the food was AMAZING! But I had to write this review so that everyone can know how amazing the SERVICE was.

When we sat down, we were greeted by our server. He didn't tell us his name until i could no longer hold back and asked him at the end of our meal. Why did I ask? Because he was one of the most incredible servers I have EVER come across. I mean it. Very nice looking, not pretentious, smiling, warm, and most of all....knowledgable. We thought he had been working at NOBU for years when in fact he told us he had come from a kosher restaurant! He was prompt, gave us two options, to look through the menu ourselves and make selections or have him make them for us. We put the trust in him and had him make them for us. And what a treat! I'm telling you, if you go to this place, ask for Ashley (yes, that's his name) and have him bring you dishes. You won't be disappointed.

Now, the food was really, really great. He brought us a torodito or something like that with scallops which he said was his favorite dish. It was the most incredible balance of flavors. He insisted we try the nobu tacos and that too was amazing. When we asked about the black cod, he suggested we eat them in the butter lettuce and with our hands instead of opting for an entire slab of it. Delicious. And then he brought us this squid pasta, which i still don't understand how it was made but it was incredible.

We're going to go again next week and be sure to sit with Ashley. I would suggest doing the same. My only negative point was some of the food took a while to get to our tables, especially the sushi, but that's the price you pay in a new restaurant. Thank you NOBU for opening here!!!

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★★★★★

We went last night for dinner and things could not have been better. I'm not kidding you. And to tell you the truth, it's not because of the food. Yes, the food was AMAZING! But I had to write this review so that everyone can know how amazing the SERVICE was.

When we sat down, we were greeted by our server. He didn't tell us his name until i could no longer hold back and asked him at the end of our meal. Why did I ask? Because he was one of the most incredible servers I have EVER come across. I mean it. Very nice looking, not pretentious, smiling, warm, and most of all....knowledgable. We thought he had been working at NOBU for years when in fact he told us he had come from a kosher restaurant! He was prompt, gave us two options, to look through the menu ourselves and make selections or have him make them for us. We put the trust in him and had him make them for us. And what a treat! I'm telling you, if you go to this place, ask for Ashley (yes, that's his name) and have him bring you dishes. You won't be disappointed.

Now, the food was really, really great. He brought us a torodito or something like that with scallops which he said was his favorite dish. It was the most incredible balance of flavors. He insisted we try the nobu tacos and that too was amazing. When we asked about the black cod, he suggested we eat them in the butter lettuce and with our hands instead of opting for an entire slab of it. Delicious. And then he brought us this squid pasta, which i still don't understand how it was made but it was incredible.

We're going to go again next week and be sure to sit with Ashley. I would suggest doing the same. My only negative point was some of the food took a while to get to our tables, especially the sushi, but that's the price you pay in a new restaurant. Thank you NOBU for opening here!!!

Pros: service, food, decor

Cons: time it took for sushi, price of valet

 

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