Nobu - London
Nobu - London

Nobu - London

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.noburestaurants.com/london/experience/introduction/
  • Phone: 02074474747
  • Hours of Operation:

    LUNCH:
    Monday - Friday 12:00PM-2:15PM
    Saturday-Sunday 12:30PM-2:30PM

    DINNER
    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 0207-447-4777x

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.
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Nobu - London reviews from OpenTable diners
545 reviews since 21 October 2013
Average Rating4
  • Food4.3
    Service4
  • Ambience3.6
    Value3.2
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (303)business meals (199)fit for foodies (187)romance (128)group bookings (78)pre/post theatre (67)good vegetarian options (61)sunday lunch (42)child friendly (33)outstanding value (32)brunch (21)outdoor eating (17)disabled access (6)afternoon tea (2)Show More
  • Disappointed
    lsimpson
    Dined on 13/10/2014
    If you've not been before the menu can be a little confusing. We were a group of 8 people and had one vegetarian and one pregnant lady and the waiter was extremely unhelpful with talking us through the menu and how it all worked - he didn't understand why our pregnant friend wasn't happy to eat raw meat or fish and simple and we could tell he was frustrated that he had to talk us through the menu and what is suitable etc. Ambience wasn't anything special, food was ok, service was awful and I wont be going back or recommending it to anyone.
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  • Poor food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    We were highly disappointed with the food choices recommended to us and I could have made steamed vegetables with soy sauce at home that would have tasted much better. £200 was poorly spent and would never go to this restaurant again.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Fast friendly service, good quality food especially the Black Cod, lively atmosphere
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disapointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I have been to Nobu many times and unfortunatly lately it been disapointing in terms of food quality and taste , the service was fast but getting the attention of the waiters is an issue .
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  • Excellent food
    Eilef
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    My company this evening was a Nobu first timer. She loved the food! My view : Excellent food as always, good wine, good ambience and this evening an even more attentive service from the waiter. Nobu London is still my favorite, and this was not the last visit......
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  • Nobu
    Foodie1
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Very nice but mystery of set menu meant I didn't go with it as there were a couple of dishes I had been recommended, meant we didn't have as much variety as hoped.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still the best Nobu
    Eilef
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    After a few months absence it was great to be back at Nobu London. Luckily still all our favorites on the menu, and service was slightly better and more attentive than previously. Superb food, good ambience and attentive staff makes a dinner at Nobu London well worth it. Highly recommended !!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Up market wagamana
    Simms
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Definitely not worth the money, wouldn't go again or recommend to a friend.
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  • Great food but service was poor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 28/9/2014
    The food was great as usual - I have been to several other Nobu restaurants. The service was not great. Slow and took forever to get our drinks
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  • Great food & service, bad ambiance
    AJ75001
    Dined on 28/9/2014
    The food was very good. The service was quick and attentive. The wine recommended was fantastic. My only complaint was that the tables are extremely close together, and it felt like we were in a fish market. For the price we paid, I would have expected a more spaced out setting with some room to breathe.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, Sunday lunch
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  • Pricy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    Food good but pricy. Nobu in NY much, much better, edprcially the service
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Japanese you'll have...
    Lovesteak
    Dined on 25/9/2014
    ...the most amazing food served in great presentation. We asked for a selection of fishes which they perfectly selected and served at perfect intervals. Very expensive but worth every penny.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but far too noisy
    Dormouse
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    The food quality is astounding - first rate ingredients and some stunning combinations of flavours. Dining here will always be a treat. However the room is simply too crowded and too low-ceilinged for the number of people and it was difficult to hear my partner or the serving staff. I don't expect to dine in a library, but this was more akin to the terraces than a restaurant!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excelent Contemporary Japanese Food
    DinnerOut
    Dined on 18/9/2014
    This is the place to go in London if you want a great experience in contemporary japanese cuisine. Very creative combinations resulting in great taste. Beautiful presentation and good service also delight the guests.
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  • foodiefoodiefoodie
    Dined on 16/9/2014
    Great atmospheres, but priced to high for the quality of the food. The only thing on the menu that I really felt was written the purchase was the black scrod.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ACDCVIP
    Dined on 16/9/2014
    The lunchtime bento boxes still offer the best value for money here and be warned if you go a la carte. Excellent food, particularly the inventive desserts, but if you are a purist then its not really japanese food.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LoveGoodFood
    LoveGoodFood
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    Another visit to Nobu! Nothing disappoints here! Everything from cocktails to the last mouthful was delicious. It was exciting to take my niece for her first visit and watch her try all our favourite dishes - tuna with jalapeño, black cod in butter lettuce wraps and soft shell crab! If you've never been here, have your waiter make recommendations for you.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Not the same as the NYC restaurants
    MJBaptista
    Dined on 12/9/2014
    Nobu is my favourite Japanese in New York so I had very high expectations for Nobu London. Unfortunately the food was not exceptional and little/useless guidance was provided by staff to select the right dishes (which is what NYC does well). Staff was unpleasant (probably because we came in 30 minutes before the kitchen closed). Overpriced, considering the quality of the food and service (far from what you would expect from a Michellin restaurant).
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  • Great food, service disappointing
    Emmk
    Dined on 12/9/2014
    The restaurant was buzzing with lots of loud chatting and had a relaxed feel. It was nice that this Michelin starred restaurant wasn't pretentious. We ordered the signature chef's menu which included the incredible black cod - delicious and cooked to perfection. The dish comes with a lemon for those who find the marinade too salty or sweet. The service was disappointing - however, this was isolated to just one waitress. She would try to take plates before we had finished the food. She proceeded to take the plates of half our party before the other half had finished their food. She would reach over the shoulders and arms of our friends in very awkward positions which could easily be avoided by coming in from a different side.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Johnny
    Dined on 12/9/2014
    Some of the dishes we ordered mostly derived their taste from the vast amount of salt and other seasoning used to prepare them. The Sushis we tried turned out to be the only upside of our meal. One should expect a more carefully crafted culinary experience given the asking price. The ceiling in the dinning room is low meaning that it becomes noisy to the point where you cannot hold a conversation without constantly having to raise your voice to overcome the ambient brouhaha.
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  • Excessively high price
    Samantha
    Dined on 12/9/2014
    If you pay this amount of money, you want to experience a good seat, time to enjoy your dinner and a taste that blows you away. It should be luxurious and acceptional. It wasn't that for us. The seats were uncomfortable, there was a lot of noise (bad acoustics) and the courses were rushed!! The food tasted good but not something we can't taste for a lot less on price. We had a good night but it was far to expensive for what they offer!!
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  • Outstanding service
    luv2dine
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    The service was simply outstanding. Food was excellent as well, very high-quality.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food as always
    France
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We had a great dinner on a Friday evening however the noise level in the restaurant was very high and service was somewhat rushed, especially at the start of our dinner. But despite this, would definitely return.
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  • feels like a chain restaurant...
    ZandO
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    It's been a while since I was in Nobu - it used to be a bit special, felt very snobbish - having asked for a quiet table for an early work dinner we were shown to the table next to the access to the back kitchen (in an empty restaurant) food is good - great sushi and one of the best miso in London - yet spoiled by a rushed, unfriendly service
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  • Dissapointing
    Emotion4Food
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    From the moment you enter the restaurant you get the IKEA impression and "feel", cheap cold furniture which is more suitable for an army barrack then for a "top" restaurant. Nothing but really nothing made me think to give this place a second chance not even if I get invited by someone. Overall extremely disappointing.......
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  • Another amazing Nobu meal!
    EmmaB
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    Have the yellowtail tuna with jalapeño...it's the best thing you'll ever taste!!!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Order lots!
    Doniphon
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    You need to order a lot of food at Nobu. Firstly because the portions are pretty small, but mainly because (and I stress this) the food is excellent. We ended up with about 4-5 main course between the 2 of us, plus several starters and side dishes. Yes we were full and the food was exceptional, but it definitely cost us! So yes I recommend it, but be prepared to pay a lot to eat a lot.
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  • Leounanoah
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    Excellent, delicious food, a little pricey for everyday but for a special occaision it was worth it.
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    child friendly, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food
    At16
    Dined on 24/8/2014
    The staff were friendly and the food was delicious but the restaurant was freezing and we all had to keep our jackets on throughout the meal. We mentioned it to the waiter who said it was something to do with the Aircon. Climate control had not been an issue on previous visits to this restaurant
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    business meals, child friendly, disabled access, fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average
    FoodMonster
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    Food was great as per usual. Are here many times before, service was not great, was not greeted to the table well by any host of waiter. Took a long time to take order and left myself pouring my own wine everytime. Overall food - great Service - poor
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    jggg
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    Superb food and service. Very unusual, well-presented and delicious food.
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  • Delicious
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    Delicious, outstanding, good quality food, great service everything was perfect
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steve
    Steve
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    It is expensive hence will not be returning every week but the food was amazing! Had the tasting menu as it is not easy to decide what to have. I could see many other diners struggling with the menu as it appeared very few experts in the field of Japanese food. It was my anniversary and not sure my wife knew what to expect but we both thoroughly enjoyed it and would definitely recommend it
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing tasting menu
    CedricVIP
    Dined on 20/8/2014
    Ambience : Nice place, but nothing special, view on hide park or more accurately on Park Lane traffic. Food is disappointing some are just excellent and others bad or basics. Tartare with caviar, Yellow tail sashimi and black cod are amazing, beef, dessert and oily shrimp crisp were under my chinese local take away. Service perfect.
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  • Amazing food!
    Benny
    Dined on 20/8/2014
    A bit of a hidden gem as it has a very unassuming front and entrance. It is linked to a hotel which means there are a lot of well heeled tourists so there are a few families with kids about. One end of the restaurant has nice music playing and the other has a view of the chefs at work. I prefer the chefs at work but the music was cool. The food though was the star attraction. You can order blind or with just the advice of the staff and you will be amazed. My advice would be order as much as you can, forget the rice and just keep eating till they kick you out. It's not cheap but, it is worth it.
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  • at last
    adrianrichard
    Dined on 19/8/2014
    reasonably regular visitor to this place and tend to be underwhelmed but given its good location easy to book and reasonably priced persist in going there. recent trip was very good reminded me of the good old days
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  • A bit of a bland experience
    Couchqueen
    Dined on 18/8/2014
    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.
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  • Fabulous!
    Cate1977
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    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!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great but expensive food
    jould23
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    The restaurant itself had more of a relaxed atmosphere than I expected from a Michelin star place in Mayfair, and it felt like we were in a canteen or typical chain restaurant. That aside, whole evening was fantastic. The menu is very confusing for first timers, but our waiter took time to explain every area for us, recommending a few dishes and the best ways to order - without him we wouldn't have ordered enough as the portions are small, even for mains. The food itself was divine, the perfect blend of taste & simplicity. Favourites were the gyoza and pork belly, but it was all A+. Whole meal (7 dishes plus dessert, 4 cocktails, sake and service) came to £284 - the food was worth it but the venue was not.
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  • a disappointing meal
    adrianna01
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    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.
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