Nobu - London

4.2
2852 reviews
£41 and over
Japanese
Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s original London restaurant since 1997. The menu 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2852 People Are Saying
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CarolH
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Enjoyed my meal but was not bowled over. The service was good and staff were amazing. Had a great evening lovely atmosphere

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JBoot
London
14 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it!! And so luck we got in just in time before London lockdown.

Nobu - London
Responded on 17 December 2020

Thanks for your kind feedback! We hope to welcome you back to Nobu London when we can reopen.

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marrr
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was sooo good! The sticky rice !!! Waguu

Nobu - London
Responded on 17 December 2020

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OpenTable Diner
London
10 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food, exquisite. Recommended as a treat for a special occasion.

Nobu - London
Responded on 17 December 2020

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vipWrighty
London
179 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Hard to say Nobu is 'value' when a bowl of steamed rice is £6 which is utterly ludicrous. BUT overall the food is exquisite and it is a great place for a special occasion

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vipRosebud
London
23 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A new idea for Japanese cuisine, which is quite old now, Nobu has been around for 20+ years. Very fresh fish, beautifully executed, whether it’s sushi, sashimi or variations on a theme. The blackened miso Cod, was absolutely delicious, but at a steep price! An expensive wine list which accompanies the food very well.

Nobu - London
Responded on 17 December 2020

Thank you for your kind feedback! We hope to welcome you back to Nobu London soon.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The food was average considering the price. We went by the waitresses recommendations and all the dishes were average. Consider the reputation of this restaurant and the prices we were extremely disappointed, we won’t be returning.

Nobu - London
Responded on 17 December 2020

We're sorry to hear this. We've privately sent you an email address should you want to get in touch. Kind regards, Nobu London

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NoofSh
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food the atmosphere and the service was excellent

Nobu - London
Responded on 17 December 2020

Thank you for your kind feedback! We hope to welcome you back to Nobu London soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food, service and atmosphere all excellent — the only reason I marked it a 4 rather than a 5 overall was because we had to move table after under 2 hours BUT I understand it’s a pandemic so they need to get the customers in. Either way, the night was great and the staff were excellent, as I would expect from Nobu. Thank you!

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Eagle26
London
18 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The food a at Nobu was nice, but I felt it wasn't as amazing as I was expecting.

My friend and I ordered the chefs tasting menu. The sushi was delicious but fell apart, beef dish I found to be too salty and I wasn't a fan of the miso black cod.

Don't get me wrong most of the dishes were delicious the slices of fatty tuna, salmon and caviar, the shushi and dessert of chocolate fondant with matcha ice cream.

Maybe it would be better to select your own dishes than have the tasting menu.

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NickHarvey3
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great price 😁 great location with amazing parking options

Nobu - London
Responded on 9 December 2020

Thanks for your kind feedback, Nick! We hope to welcome you back to Nobu London soon.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner, food and service were perfect! Great ambiance especially considering it was a Sunday evening.

Nobu - London
Responded on 9 December 2020

Thanks for your kind feedback, Charlotte! We hope to welcome you back to Nobu London soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal.

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MoniqueM
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We Loved it, would come again. Thank you, was the perfect way to spend my friends birthday

Nobu - London
Responded on 9 December 2020

Thanks so much for your kind feedback! We hope to welcome you back to Nobu London soon.

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AshM
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Mostly good except our booking was accepted at 3pm but were informed once seated and gently warming up for our meal that we had to get our orders in before 3.45pm. We felt unduly rushed and it tarnished what was meant to be a special 50th Birthday meal. I wont hurry back for that reason alone.
Update: Thanks Dragan for calling and clarifying the situation. I am satisfied with the resolution and look forward to enjoying one of your restaurants again.

Nobu - London
Responded on 9 December 2020

Hi Ash, We've privately sent you an email address should you wish to chat to our team about this further. Kind regards, Nobu London

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Rushed the food

Nobu - London
Responded on 17 December 2020

We're sorry to hear this. We've privately sent you an email address should you want to get in touch. Kind regards, Nobu London

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PhilMo
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Very underwhelming by the level of service and presentation of the restaurant, we had our orders taken incorrectly on multiple occasions(which we were also charged for) and the we put in the corner and felt like we were forgotten about. If it were not for the food being so good this would of been a really bad experience.

Nobu - London
Responded on 12 November 2020

Hi Phil, Thanks for taking the time to leave this feedback. We've privately sent you an email address should you like to discuss this further. Kind regards, Nobu London

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MMKultra
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was insanely good - best sushi I've ever had. If I had to have an issue it would be regarding the decor which was lacking compared to other Nobus I've been to

Nobu - London
Responded on 12 November 2020

Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to leave this feedback and we're happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope to welcome you back to the restaurant soon. Kind regards, Nobu London

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OpenTable Diner
Lancashire
4 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Went for my daughter 18th birthday. Food was good but over expensive. I do expect this kind of restaurant to be expensive but this one is not worth the money. We were given a small round table for 6 people. The chairs was not comfortable at all and A boring environment. Hi

Nobu - London
Responded on 6 November 2020

Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to leave this feedback. We've privately sent you an email address should you like to discuss this further. Kind regards, Nobu London

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All time classic , best Nobu of the chain I have tried so far . Best food beats all his competitors in London perfect attentive service . Good choice in menu for all tastes

Nobu - London
Responded on 9 December 2020

Thanks so much for your kind feedback! We look forward to welcoming you back to Nobu London soon.

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SeifZ
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food, though quite pricey considering the portion size. Service was very good with friendly staff. It wasn't as quiet or private as I had hoped but that probably couldn't be helped considering it was busy before lockdown. Overall, very satisfied though.

Nobu - London
Responded on 6 November 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave this feedback for us. We hope to welcome you back to Nobu London soon, once lockdown is over.

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ShermanW
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Service was poor and rushed, making the cost very high. The food was outstanding, but given the whole experience, i would not return!

Nobu - London
Responded on 6 November 2020

Hi Sherman, Thanks for taking the time to leave this feedback. We've privately sent you an email address should you like to discuss this further. Kind regards, Nobu London

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PriyeshD
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall2food5service5ambience1

The food was amazing. Our experience was ruined by being next to a table with 6 very loud people

Nobu - London
Responded on 6 November 2020

Hi Priyesh, Thanks for taking the time to leave this feedback. We've privately sent you an email address should you like to discuss this further. Kind regards, Nobu London

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TrevorP
Glasgow
9 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still as good as it always has been but a bit rushed due to the 10pm cut off.

Nobu - London
Responded on 6 November 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave this feedback, Trevor. We're doing our best with all the guidelines in place and will certainly take on board your feedback for when we re-open. We hope to welcome you back to Nobu London soon.

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KeithF
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food in very pleasant surroundings with attentive staff

Nobu - London
Responded on 6 November 2020

Thanks for the kind feedback, Keith! We hope to welcome you back to Nobu London when we re-open.

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PremN
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

overall good experience and well served, However over priced

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this Place

Nobu - London
Responded on 6 November 2020

Thanks so much for your kind words! We hope to welcome you back to Nobu London when we re-open.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, great service....

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Isabelle
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was amazing as always. Ambiance could use a little help, interior is bland (compared to other branches).

Nobu - London
Responded on 29 October 2020

Thanks so much for your kind feedback, Isabelle. We hope to welcome you back to Nobu London soon.

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SimA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Great food great value, unfortunate it took a long time for food to come, had to prompt waiter (almost seemed like the order was forgotten about)

Nobu - London
Responded on 29 October 2020

Hi Sim, Thanks for your kind feedback, and apologies that you were disappointed with elements of your visit. We'll pass the feedback to the team hope to welcome you back to Nobu London soon. Kind regards, Nobu London

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Sofi
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was very good. The food was delicious. Our waiters were incredibly polite and made us feel welcome.

Nobu - London
Responded on 29 October 2020

Thanks so much for your kind feedback, Sofi. We hope to welcome you back to Nobu London soon.

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MoniPowers
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience1

This was not what I expected.
I was looking forward to a plush restaurant with that extra special vibe.
It was for my daughters birthday.
We were met with a noisy soul-less dining room, packed with people.
It was very noisy. Boring cream walls & little in the sense of style.
The lady who showed us to our table, did not explain that the menu was to be accessed by the QR code & this wasted our time.
The food was nice, but there are other Japanese restaurants with much better food and more of it for a lower price, so not very good value at all.
The saving grace was our waiter, who was lovely.
I’m afraid I would not recommend this over-priced restaurant and quite honestly, do not know what all the fuss is about....

Nobu - London
Responded on 29 October 2020

Hi Moni, Thanks for taking the time to leave this feedback. We've privately sent you an email address should you like to discuss this further. Kind regards, Nobu London

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AngelaC
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff, delicious food. If you would like to Check out my review it’s on my highlights on Instagram @hungry.hubby

Nobu - London
Responded on 6 November 2020

Thanks so much for leaving this kind feedback. We hope to welcome you to Nobu London soon!

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SeanM
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Nice food but way to expensive for the overall package. Feels like a canteen not an exclusive £150 per head restaurant. Staff attentive but too many of them and deliveries leaving all the time is off putting when you are paying this much. Roka is far better value for money and Hakkasan is more elegant and better for special occasions.

Nobu - London
Responded on 22 October 2020

Hi Sean, Thanks for taking the time to leave this feedback. We've privately sent you an email address should you like to discuss this further. Kind regards, Nobu London

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Chris
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great, try the snow crab!

If I had one niggle the wine wasn't kept at our table meaning the waiter, who was very attentive, needed to make regular trips to fill up glasses.

Nobu - London
Responded on 22 October 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave this feedback, Chris. We hope to welcome you back to Nobu London soon.

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vipHeatherG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection on a plate! Expensive but so worth it. Always a treat.

Nobu - London
Responded on 22 October 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave this kind feedback, Heather! We hope to welcome you back to Nobu London soon.

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DannyW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

So recently we have decided to do date nights every weekend in all the top restaurants in London so we have a lot of experience with restaurants during the pandemic. Nobu so far had the most expensive menu so we had a lot of expectations for the price to match the quality.

Nobu is located next to Hilton Park Lane so it has an amazing location with a beautiful entrance in a stunning building. Staff greet you upon entrance and show a lot of attention to you. As we got taken to our table all the staff greet you with a warm professional welcome and truly make you feel like you have been a guest for many years.

The decor inside is very basic. NOT what you would expect from a 5 star world class restaurant. The tables are so simple along with the chairs. If this was Dubai, i think the locals would avoid this place until they do a re-fit based on the current decor. High street Japanese chain restauarants have a more authentic decor. I have airport lounges with a much nicer interior which costs only £30 to use for 4 hours.

The food was nice, by far not the best i have tried but it was very good, quality and design were very nice. A lot of care and attention went into the detail and presentation. No complaints with the food although a picture menu would be nice or more description to understand how they make a particular dish.

The price to quality ratio is the key factor that i start to decline at. Based on 2 people for a 3 course meal with a cocktail each going to over £140 i struggle to see what i was exactly paying for as the main thing i think Nobu has is the great staff which in this day and age is a rare thing to find staff who are professional yet very friendly and welcoming.

I would pay no more than £70 to £80 for the meal based on taste, quality and atmosphere, a long way away from the price tag i had to pay £140.

On a positive note, the cocktails were amazing and i think if you want a catch up drink then it is more suited.

Nobu - London
Responded on 22 October 2020

Hi Danny, Thanks for taking the time to leave this feedback. We've privately sent you an email address should you like to discuss this further. Kind regards, Nobu London

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eg123
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

ive sent a review directly to nobu on this. Food was average, too fridgey and not delicate.

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SabrinaI
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Staff were not very attentive, had to ask the waitress to take our drinks order then asked again to take our food order. Originally seated on table that was a throughway for the staff to walk to the kitchen and back, the table was very close to another table so not much space. Asked to move and they happily obliged which was a positive. The rest of the evening was lovely, food was superb as well as the wine.

Nobu - London
Responded on 22 October 2020

Hi Sabrinal, Thanks for taking the time to leave this feedback. We've privately sent you an email address should you like to discuss this further. Kind regards, Nobu London

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Neil
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outstanding food. Outstanding service. Maybe best meal ever. Not cheap - but you get what you pay for

Nobu - London
Responded on 22 October 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave this kind feedback, Neil. We hope to welcome you back to Nobu London soon!

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FAQs

Nobu - London does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Nobu - London also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7447 4747.

Nobu - London is rated 4.2 stars by 2852 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.