Nobu - Berkeley Street

4.5
2609 reviews
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Nobu Berkeley ST houses a glamorous restaurant and stylish lounge bar. Nobu Matsuhisa and executive chef Mark Edwards have created a menu which includes Nobu's classic dishes as well as many new items; some of which are cooked in a Japanese wood-burning oven.


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a
London
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Way too noisy why the music when the place is full?!?!?! way to expensive .... black cod at 44£!!!!!

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G
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

It’s a bit noisy but not sure white noise solution will work there 😂

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L
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Was great overall service could be better food was great

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AR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always an experience worth it! The pre - dinner bar experience was nice and because the main dining area is cleverly separated it has its unique ambience . Two experiences on a single visit - chilled bar and casual fine dining!

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EG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

You can find a thousand of better restaurants with Japanese food around the world much better than Nobu. The joy fishies are horrible , the service is not excellent , the ambiance is fine but nothing remarkable and the worst is the price you pay for an absolutely not cost benefit fair proposition!
It was the worst experience I had in terms of cost /benefit.

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KT
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Knowledgeable and friendly staff too.

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JE
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent Japanese food, and beautifully presented.

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G
London
11 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nobu does what it’s meant to, gives you top food at top prices, portions are a bit small but adequate, service was polite and efficient. The lobster was probably the best I’ve tasted, and the cocktails were on point

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M
Dubai
4 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I found it overpriced for what was on offer. The signature set menu had some highlights (the black cod and the chocolate fondant) and some misses (the salmon tartar was unbearably salty). The service however was impeccable

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SM
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our first Nobu experience was in Las Vegas and it was so outstanding, we had to visit one in London. The service was exceptional, and the food was good, but I don’t think the food quite lived up to that in Las Vegas. However the Femme Fatale cocktail is quite possibly the best drink I’ve ever had!

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IM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We came to Nobu for new years lunch and where welcomed nicely and not only that, we got the table we specifically requested that didnt expect to get this busy time of year, but we did .
I really dont get the negative comments as there is everyting perfect in this restaurant , food was amazing and delicious, service was fast and I see no point speaking about pricing here as you know what you came for.
There are plenty of restaurants where you can eat sushi in London for 3 times cheaper price, so I see no point coming in expensive restorant and complain is expensive.
Overall this was a great experience and will definitely come back as we enjoyed Nobu .

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PI
London
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant !
Loved everything about it! Be it food, ambiance, service or setting ! All is really yummy! And nicely presented from Appetizers to deserts.
Would recommend it in a heartbeat !!

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IG
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

The server was not helpful and the washrooms were very dirty.

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t
London
10 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Desert is average

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T
New England
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was superb. As we were at the end of lunch service, we were told as we were seated "the kitchen is closing soon, please order anything you wish to have now". Then, when it came time to pay, there were only staff clearing and no-one to take our check. So, wonderful food - service uneven.

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g
Munich
10 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I have been to many Nobu restaurants worldwide, the best ones being in Hong Kong and Dubai so far. I had been to both Nobus in London before, a couple of years ago while they still had their Michelin star. The recent visit for lunch to Nobu-Berkeley was unexpectedly quite disappointing, no comparison to the hype place with tasty food from years ago. I choose the Bento box, which was tasting alright but providing nothing out of the ordinary. With that being said, Nobu-Berkely charges prices "like in the good old times" obviously living on a reputation long gone. Sorry guys, I want the hype and coolness in food back before I consider another visit.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Terrible food. I returned several plates. The Cod dish was unacceptable. Being to most of the Nobu restaurants in the world. By far the worst food.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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DG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Continue to be disappointed by the service at both the London Nobu restaurants. Food is excellent but they never get the service right, especially compared to all their US and international locations. Plus it is very expensive so the service should be spot on

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IB
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

Poor Service , Great Food
So disappointing - slow service, drinks didn't arrive until half way through meal, asked for knife and fork and didn't arrive until end of meal

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing food and service

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CC
London
9 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

All around a consistently great restaurant! It’s somewhat noisy with tables in close proximity. However, the food and service is outstanding, outweighing any negativity frim the vibrant atmosphere. Looking forward to our return.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. Feels special every time. Expensive but worth it.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently good, one of my favourites and never disappoints

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OT
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was amazing! Our waiter remembered all of the dietary requirements and ensured that we got the correct food.

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a
London
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Fantastic gentleman waiter training a young lady who was very attentive. Excellent fayre but very drab surroundings. The place needs a facelift.

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S
London
31 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always well looked after and all request were met

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H
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Oustanding food with Omakasa-menu highly recommended. Too bad the noise is too high.

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LZ
Miami
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I had advised the restaurant that I have Coeliac Disease and my choices would be gluten free, not always easy in Japanese cuisine. I got thier attention talking to the manager who understood my condition was serious and advised not just on the gluten free options available but also offered to adapt some dishes to fit my requirements. The result was a delcious meal which was also super safe. Perhaps I have been to Nobu elsewhere in the world and never disappoints.

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S
London
8 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Visited here on a Friday 14th Dec evening with my wife and had booked in advance due to the name and reputation. Very busy and lively bar downstairs with two people drunk sat on the stairs. Bad first impression and the tables are very close together.

We had the signature tasting menu and the food was good...not standout as we had hoped for, however, what really spoilt the evening was our waiter (1 of 6 waiters and waitresses to serve us) clearing my wife’s plate whilst she was still eating. I mentioned it and he apologised which was fine. Couple of courses later he did it again and I explained to him how rude this was and that i had already asked him not to do this. Rather than just apologise he argued that he hadn’t and she had finished...the food was still in her mouth along with the spoon in her hand. We refused to pay the £40 service.

I was wanting something special and it just didn’t meet our expectations. It has the name but lacks the finesse and class.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing xx

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious family lunch. Perfect menu to satisfy the whole family.

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EM
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OUR FIRST VISIT FOR MY DAUGHTERS 21ST BIRTHDAY, THEY MADE US FEEL VERY SPECIAL, NOTHING WAS TOO MUCH TROUBLE, FOOD OUTSTANDING WILL DEFINITELY COME AGAIN

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AW
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We were waiting 40 minutes for a bottle of water. We were recommended far too much food (we had never been before) and for what it was, it was incredibly overpriced.
Baring in mind we were staying at the ritz and not adverse to spending money on quality, mainly the service was a let down.

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LP
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I expected better. It was my special 30th birthday.
Never mind

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BO
London
11 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

NOT WORTH THE MONEY. ORDEDRED 3 STARTERS ALL TURNED UP AT DIFFERENT TIMES SAME AS THE MAIN COURSES, RICE DID NOT TURN UP AT ALL EVEN AFTER REMINDING THE WAITER. TABLES CRUSHED IN.

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R
London
65 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent. The service was with a smile. This restaurant does not accept OpenTable dining cheques. Inspite of mentioning it the booking they did not advise and at the venue they declined to honour it. Other than that it was very good. Will recommend it.

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NW
London
32 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Quite disappointed by first time visit to Nobu. The service was robotic and the whole pace of the meal was chaotic. We ordered starters and mains and food arrived randomly. One guess did not receive her dish and we had to chase it up before it finally arrived. At one point only one guess had any food whilst the others looked on. The pace of the meal felt all wrong. We all felt we were eating at different times. Our waiter did not perform any check backs nor did we feel that the service was at all attentive. The waiters seemed badly trained. We were not asked if we needed help with the menu and no suggestions were forthcoming. The ambience was not pleasant. The volume was such that conversation proved difficult at times. We will definitely not be returning. The place in my opinion is overly hyped, overpriced offering poor service and average food. I would not recommend.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service from beginning till end, food portions could be bigger but still nice

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LH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibes

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