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Nobu - London

Nobu - London Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.noburestaurants.com/london/experience/introduction/
  • Phone: 0207 447 4747
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday 12:00PM-2:15PM
    Saturday-Sunday 12:30PM-2:30PM

    Monday - Thursday 6:00PM-10:15PM
    Friday - Saturday 6:00PM-11:00PM
    Sunday 6:00PM-10:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Peruvian, Sushi
  • Executive Chef: Mark Edwards
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View
  • Private Party Facilities: Our in-house Private Dining facility closely adjoins the main restaurant floor of Nobu London located on Old Park Lane. We offer a range of decor choices based on your specifications and the versatile space has played host to a wide range of private and corporate functions, at all times of the day. We can allow daylight to stream down through the generous skylight atrium, or the room can be darkened for an intimate candle lit look. Service can include our famed Sushi Bar inside the room or traditional waiter service from our main kitchens.

    Private Luncheons from 14 to 50 pax
    Private Dinners from 14 to 50 pax
    Canapé Receptions from 15 to 90 pax
    Exclusive Restaurant Hires from 60 to 400 pax

    To discuss your requirements, please call Nobu Private Events for a personal consultation.
  • Private Party Contact: Amir Jati 0207-447-4777

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Tube: Green Park, Hyde Park Corner
  • Parking: No
A word from Nobu - London
The menu at Nobu London, draws heavily on Matsuhisa's classic Japanese training as a sushi chef in Tokyo, as well as on South American influences gained during his extensive travels. The resulting "new style" Japanese cuisine has become both his trademark and the foundation of his success.
/>With its own street entrance on Old Park Lane, the 150 cover restaurant includes a separate sushi bar and enjoys commanding views across Hyde Park through full-height windows. Designed with simple elegance by United Designers, the interiors make subtle use of light woods and natural stone to reflect the diverse influences of Nobu's cuisine, incorporating the purity and quality materials inherent of traditional Japanese design.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
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Diner Reviews
  • "Went to Nobu for dinner on Monday night with out of town friends as a bit of a special treat. Was decidedly underwhelmed. I have still given Nobu good scores as the food and service were very good, but just didn't somehow lift it to that 'something special' I was expecting. The sushi, tacos and tempura were all nice but nothing special. The salmon, pork belly and lobster mains were much better than the starters. The ambience was muted but ok. The décor was a bit bland. Overall it was just 'nice'. And considering the prices you pay at Nobu, I don't think I'll be back."
    dined on 18/08/2014
  • "The service was impeccable. Every single member of the waiting staff greeted us and made us feel very welcome as we walked in and our waitress was extremely polite, informative and made our whole experience fabulous. We had no idea how much food to order for the 7 of us and she guided us and gave recommendations without being pushy or over selling. The food is simply amazing, I could not fault any dish. There were lots of wows so much so that we would reorder some of the same dishes ie lobster tacos, snow crab, tempura prawns. We didn't have enough room for dessert and looking back now we are kicking ourselves as we should have tried a least a few! I will 100% be returning to Nobu. Fantastic!"
    dined on 16/08/2014
  • "My friend and I were astonished by the dull colour of the salmon sushi that we ordered, which, from my years of experience of dining in Japanese restaurant, suggests that the fish was not fresh. We were indeed very disappointed as Nobu is considered one of the top fine-dining Japanese restaurants in London offering food of excellent quality. Yet, the sushi at Nobu was even worse than the Japanese restaurants we went to in Soho even though Nobu was charging a double of their price! Really hope Nobu can improve the quality of their sushi."
    dined on 04/08/2014
  • "Incredibly noisy. European waiting staff with such strange accents that the taster menu was a surprise even after explanation. Japanese staff were completely understandable. Very overpriced mediocre wine. Food good but not outstanding. Will not go again. Maybe I am too old for this sort of place!"
    dined on 03/08/2014
  • "This was a special treat for us, we wouldn't normally splash out on such expensive fare. But it was worth it. We went for the taster menu so sampled a range of foods. My favourite was the black cod - exquisite. The miso noodle soup aside (which I'm just not keen on) everything else was delicious. Well sourced ingredients expertly put together. Service was just right. Attentive when it needed to be, left alone when not."
    dined on 02/08/2014
  • "We chose the Chefs selection which was great with a variety of sashimi and cooked foods. The service was pretty good but couldn't always hear what foods were being introduced because the environment was really noisy. Great for special occasions but perhaps not for a quiet night..."
    dined on 31/07/2014
  • "The choice of dishes is very good and they are well prepared. The staff is very attentive and friendly. The staff carefully monitors all and instantly appears at the table if you need it. Ready to recommend Nobu for a lovely lunch and/or dinner."
    dined on 31/07/2014
  • "Nobu was original about 15 years ago. Now there are better options in Japanese food, in ambience and in price. Everybody that knows food has at least heard about this place. However, inside it just feels like an upmarket dinner. The black eye cod did live up to expectations and was the best I've had in London. The rest of the food was ok - nothing amazing! Our server was really nice and did go through the menu explaining and recommending stuff. The bill was £220 for me and my fiancée. In all, we had nice time, but both agreed wouldn't go back."
    dined on 28/07/2014
  • "Recently visited for an anniversary dinner, the food was great and perfectly cooked however completely let down by the utterly shocking service. Had to remind the waiter to bring us our drinks TWICE, I got half way through my mains before my drink came. And then for the food, had to remind the waiter to bring us a missing side dish. Completely unacceptable. We went late around 10pm and restaurant was not even that busy - No excuse."
    dined on 26/07/2014
  • "I finally got to eat here as a graduation present. The waiter was very helpful and accommodating to my fussy mum and me. The food was excellent. I can still imagine the flavours in my mouth... it's all about the dish being cooked/prepared to perfect, often with the sauce as the main feature. Perhaps sauces occasionally overpowered the taste of the meat/fish/veg, but they generally worked superbly together, and always tasted fantastic. It is food that you cannot just whip up at home, which marks a worthwhile meal in our books. My mum was nervous as she doesn't like raw meats, but loved the selected cooked options. The tables were close together, a fair bit of noise and the bill was big (expected), but the food made it all worth it."
    dined on 26/07/2014
  • "The restaurant was fully packed as it was a Friday evening. I ordered the steak dine (with teriyaki sauce). The food was excellent but it took some time to arrive, much later than my friends' dishes. My friends' dishes were also excellent. The sake was very good. The cost was on the high side: more than 50 pounds per person."
    dined on 25/07/2014
  • "The food at Nobu was not all great. The appetizers we had were outstanding. The sushi was fresh and on par with Japanese restaurants without Michelin stars. The sizzling mixed seafood dish was mediocre, as was the dessert of chocolate molten cake with green tea ice cream. The service, however was excellent our waitress took the time to explain several dishes to us and make recommendations. Even though we enjoyed the food and ambience, the highlight of our visit was being seated close to a international TV celebrity. Nobu is a good place to go to spot celebrities."
    dined on 25/07/2014
  • "I have been to many Nobu restaurants and affiliates across the globe. As always the food here is superb and the service is exceptional. However the atmosphere is like a circus. Very loud and crowded. It is not a relaxing experience and one that takes on something of a circus quality after a while. I commend Nobu always for the attention that they give guests and the excellent sashimi and appetizer options. However, this is a restaurant only a 25-year old would love and only one who craves hearing others around screaming a top volume in order to be heard by the person sitting next to them. $200 per person for a grating evening. Don't bother to dress nicely. Everyone is in their tourist wear."
    dined on 22/07/2014
  • "I never eat fish except at Nobu and the black cod is a real signature"
    dined on 22/07/2014
  • "I usually go to Nobu in Milan, and to Zuma in london. I loved my experience in Nobu london as well. the service was perfect. The food very good, tuna and salmon new style amazing, the tiger prawnvey good but a bit "oily" great dessert. (I don't want to be published in any way)"
    dined on 21/07/2014
  • "Generally it was a good evening. Tables of 2 too close together by the window (had to move our table each time the people next to us got up to come and go). Baby tiger shrimp in creamy spicy sauce was excellent though the miso soup was very average (and in plastic bowls) and came after the other starters because it was sent to the wrong table earlier! The did remember that we were celebrating a birthday and it was an appropriately low key affair with a candle and a decorated plate. Big plus was the valet parking by the hotel downstairs!!"
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "The food here is great, but it's not worth the price that they charge. Japanese food is always a bit more expensive than non-Japanese food, so I expect a markup. But I think they have probably gone over the top. It's about 25% too expensive."
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "I've lives in London for a year with almost daily redtaurant visits an I must say I've never been serves as well as here. The food is also outstanding and so is the ambience"
    dined on 18/07/2014
  • "First time at Nobu. It lived up to and surpassed expectations. Beautiful food and excellent service. Had a truly great evening"
    dined on 17/07/2014
  • "A great dinner experience, exceeded only by Nobu's reputation. I had expected much more from Nobu. The food was excellent, but not really any more so than at other "pretty good" Japanese restaurants I've been to, which considering the price of Nobu would be much better value."
    dined on 12/07/2014
  • "I dined at Nobu London on 07/10/14. My business dinner canceled, so I was left to dine alone. Having been to Nobu on a previous occasion, I knew the food was going to be a treat, so I didn't mind being solo. The hostess and staff were cordial when I was escorted to my table. However, my waitress seemed upset that she had to serve a single (which means a lower tip for the same work). When I asked her in a friendly way about some of the menu items, she rushed through the explanations, probably not amused that this solo diner is taking up her valuable time. My food came out quickly, and was delicious. My waitress, on the other hand, never came by to check up on me. I even had to ask twice for my 80 GBP bill. Hope she was just having a bad day."
    dined on 10/07/2014
  • "I took my Fiance to Nobu for her 30th Birthday, we heard so much about Nobu from friends and could not wait to try it out for ourselves. The food was amazing! Every dish was full of so many flavours and you just wanted to eat it over and over again. Top quality food! I would definitely highly recommend. It would of been nice to have a few more bits of each dish and we did need to order quite a few dishes to fill us up but I prefer to taste several dishes then too much of 1 dish. The drinks seemed to take a while but food was very fast once ordered. The restaurant had a pleasant ambiance and was very busy. We also got a very good service and the waiter was very friendly. I will definitely be returning to Nobu soon..."
    dined on 08/07/2014
  • "Went here for a birthday dinner and loved it! The food was amazing; presented well, and not Micheline star in portion. Good wine, cocktail, and champagne selection. Attentive and friendly staff. The restaurant itself is in a great location; be sure to ask for a table by the window overlooking the park. Even got a personalised dessert for my birthday, nice touch. Expensive, but we'll worth it."
    dined on 01/07/2014
  • "We had very high expectations given all that we had heard and read about Nobu, and it didn't dissapoint us...Almost. The food was excellent, with its mix of japanese an peruvian concepts, and the spanish waiter reccomendations where really good (Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeno and the beef tataki or the Lobster ceviche being our favourites) . All that said, the restaurant was very noisy and the prices too high even for a Michelin Star (110€/pax with a glass of white wine and beer and water). Also, adding a 15% tip to the bill and not allowing to leave a different ammount by card (it's either their 15% or nothing) was really enerving. It's putting the customer in a very awkward position."
    dined on 28/06/2014
  • "So, I tried some chicken which was very nice. On the whole, the place lacks ambience for the price."
    dined on 27/06/2014
  • "Good food, good service. A little pricey for what you get but I supposed thats upsuprising given the restaurant."
    dined on 27/06/2014
  • "when your sun gets his P it is a great place to celibrate his next step...with the family"
    dined on 27/06/2014
  • "Love this restaurant however this visit I felt a little disappointed. It was very busy and therefore the service was slow and often lacking. Our waiter was friendly but clearly rushed off his feet. The food tasted great as ever although very slow to come and quite a few things that we ordered never actually materialised. The black cod remains a firm favourite, the lobster salad is very good and the sushi was perfect. It was a pricey evening (as expected) but for the first time ever at Nobu I felt that the evening didn't justify the price tag. Hopefully this was just a one off as it is a favourite of ours!"
    dined on 26/06/2014
  • "Booked a few weeks ago and didn't fail to impress. Our waiter was very helpful and guided us through the menu in a very nice manner. Food was superb! We picked quite a few options and felt full without feeling stuffed. Chilli Margaritas were lovely, you must try one of these - gives a real kick Cost us about £100 per head with wine and cocktails and a dessert so, overall, we thought good value."
    dined on 21/06/2014
  • "The restaurant was very noisy. With the price of the meals, we expected something a bit more spectacular than what we can get from our regular Japanese hang out. It was a disappointment. Also the menu is a mess to sort through. So unorganised that we just decided to get the tasted's menu. The sushi and sashimi were good but we didn't care for the cooked meals. :("
    dined on 21/06/2014
  • "As always food is fantastic. Expensive but if u like japanese this is excellent"
    dined on 21/06/2014
  • "We have chosen the 80 pounds menu Nice but not very creative and does not worrh the value Very expensive wine white at around 40 pounds for basic french wine À total of 250 pounds At that rate you Will find star Michelin restaurant .."
    dined on 20/06/2014
  • "Nice place to hang around. In general good service, found the continuous greeting a bit of an overkill!"
    dined on 20/06/2014
  • "We went for the 7 course chef special and weren't disappointed. Each course offered new flavours and textures and it was impossible to fault the combinations! Definitely something to try at least once."
    dined on 19/06/2014
  • "Despite the hype we were disappointed by our visit to Nobu Parl Lane. Two of the six dishes my wife and I shared were of a poor standard ( the dumplings simply lacked flavour and soft shell crab tasted spoiled). The other dishes were very good, especially the duck breast. One of our party declared himself as gluten intolerant and engaged the waiter in a detailed communication from th chef as to which dishes were suitable for him. Despite that, our friend suffered a gluten reaction soon after eating his meal."
    dined on 19/06/2014
  • "I think the adding a 15% tip to my bill was quite rude. Also, the sushi menu was a bit bland, I would really have expected something more exciting for a place like Nobu (and at the price paid). Overall, it was an ok experience with nice service, drinks and ambience but food that was really rather overpriced. The "chef's selection" that was the sushi menu disappointed."
    dined on 16/06/2014
  • "It's now like a chain of very expensive food. Not worth the trip at all. Avoid."
    dined on 16/06/2014
  • "Tried the tasting menu - fantastic except final course, noodles which were poor Service excellent although 15% service charge on the greedy side"
    dined on 14/06/2014
  • "We had a great evening. We went for the tasting menu as it was our first time in that restaurant. It was a medley of the menu's best sellers, and up until the meat, the food was amazing. The meat, soup and desert were good, however not great. The service was fine and professional, but the waiters haven't been out of their way to make us feel special The atmosphere was all right, albeit clinical. There was no charm to it, and it gets quite noisy. All in all, I was very happy to try the restaurant, but the value for money is not necessarily worth it."
    dined on 14/06/2014
  • "I found the food to be exquisite, however the service was disappointing. We ordered 2 chicken teryaki meals but we were brought only 1 after waiting for 20 minutes for the food. When I challenged the waiter about it he just showed me what he has written on his notepad insisting that's what I have ordered and said that if I wanted the second one to be brought I had to wait for another 20 minutes. He for one second didn't admit that he may have heard wrong and that he should have confirmed the order when taking it in the first place. We decided to leave after finishing the one meal we were brought as for the prices this restaurant charges and the 15% service charge it adds to the bill I would have expected a better customer service."
    dined on 14/06/2014