Nobu - London

4.5
2454 reviews
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
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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OS
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Very expensive for the small portion size. Was expecting more ban for buck...

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HH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my wife’s birthday at Nobu London...
Great food... Great ambiance...

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

aircondition was not working the entire evening. Management tried to push the excuse to the Management company. Pretty unpleasant sitting in a full restaurant entertaining clients having to bear with the heat. Have experiences other Nobu Restaurants around the world and pretty disappointing experience. Can not recommend for future experiences.

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EA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food, atmosphere, amazing staff. Had a birthday surprise from the staff. Really enjoyed my time there.

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R
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful treat and a wonderful experience overall.

On arrival, we were welcomed with great courtesy and efficiency and shown to our table immediately. The restaurant is light, bright, spacious with a gentle buzz of conversation.

The Service was excellent and non-intrusive. As it took my companion and I a little time to decide, the waiter seemed to know exactly when to return for our order. We chose the Bento Box each, Classic and Deluxe. The food was absolutely beautiful and the fish just melted in my mouth.


As it was my Birthday I was taken by surprise when the waiter brought a suitably decorated dish with a dessert ~ ice-cold yoghurt (?).


I cannot find fault, nor would I wish to, my only reservation was that the wine was somewhat over-priced, but that is a small aside to a wonderful meal. Thank you Nobu.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 4

Good food and ambience but really poor service by a guy with a beard.

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AB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was good, but given the price and reputation we were expecting more. Decor was average and service was ok. We were expecting something amazing.

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AM
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time to nobu and the waiter was extremely helpful throughout.

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RF
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

I found the restaurant very loud, it was impossible to have a conversation across the table. Furthermore, the food was heavily over priced 18€ for a spinach leave salat (litterally just spinach leaves, cheese, and a dressing), and this was just the starter it continued this way all the way to the end. The food was not extravagantly good to uphold such a price point.

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AK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service in an elegant yet laid back setting makes it a great dinner experience

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EO
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Absolutely loved the food! Every mouthful was a treat, it was busy; I’m guessing it always is, the noise level was very high! I couldn’t really have a conversation! But the food was so good I didn’t really need to talk!

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CH
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

For such an expensive restaurant, the ambience and environment at Nobu Park Lane is poor. The service, whilst good, feels rushed and the whole experience in no way justifies the lofty price tag.

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NR
London
6 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Amazing service, very helpful and friendly and knowledgable and a pleasure to have. Fabulous food as always, even for vegetarians. lovely touch of a birthday message and candle with pudding, even acknowledging it was our son’s ‘16th’ birthday which I had only mentioned in passing.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Entrance was confusing, as no one welcomed you, and was not obvious to go upstairs.
Wine was overpriced, and you had to keep prompting the waiters to top-up the wine.
Menu was too complicated.
Toilet was not presentable, for the price of the place, where is the attendant?
Apple crumble was diced, and overcooked, and very sweet.
I had better wagyu beef elsewhere, but the black cod was exceptional!

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IR
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Nobu London (Park Lane) is definitely a must-visit restaurant. Amazing food and great coctail list. Would absolutely recommend

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S
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were here with teenagers, the Sushi were very tasty and creative (e.g. Sushi in a small cup). Service was super friendly and gave also a good wine recommendation.

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v
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely beautiful food. Innovation Japanese cuisine with good select of wine pairing. A wonderful night for us.

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

I have been to Nobu in NYC, which was fabulous, what a let down London Old Park Lane was...

Firstly, the service was fantastic but for me that’s where it stopped.

The decor is like you are in the blandest dinning experience ever... the level of noise was deafening.

Below par food, steamed broccoli so salty you could not eat it, chicken tasteless and seafood .. lobster grisly and prawns not what I would expect from Nobu.

Could not wait to leave...

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CB
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food is good but not amazing, overpriced for what it is.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Felt like we were in a strip mall

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was rushed. Waitress wouldn’t leave us alone. Quite disappointing for such a great restaurant.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

I leave no comments here.

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KD
Detroit
23 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Simply the best meal I have had in my entire life. Service started out a bit slow after we said something. The sliders are incredible as was the gyoga. So good that we ordered more of each. Amazing.

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AK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Trip to london

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JH
London
107 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely lunch on a beautiful sunny day. The bento box is a real favourite and the cocktails were excellent. Service was as friendly and attentive as ever.

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F
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Expectations were higher than the food and experience delivered. Although the miso black cod was excellent, our service seemed rushed and the ambiance of Nobu London fell extremely short of our expectations.

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PH
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

The server was very nonchalant, uninspiring and not friendly. Made for a very average experience. Couldn’t answer simple questions.

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DG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Service remains terrible. We only come because the food is so good, every time the service lacks- you are either ignored for ages or rushed, not friendly, and they shut the kitchen without telling you. Given how expensive the food and drink is, the service should be 5* like it is around the rest of the world.

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SA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food as usual, waiters who can explain in detail what's on the menu, its not cheap but why would it be when it's so consistently good. Been here many times and will continue doing so, we do not live in London and drive over two and a half hours for lunch WHY NOT???

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OT
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Totally overpriced sushi not amazing

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LB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is consistently very good. Our waiter recommended a couple of new dishes which were lovely.

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CO
London
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

fantastic service and high quality food but was surprisingly quiet although it was a wednesday lunchtime. We enjoyed the lychee cocktail and cucumber gin cocktail which were delightful.

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E
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Very disappointing! Having heard good things about Nobu in other locations I was looking forward to dinner at Nobu in London. Area and sidewalk in front of restaurant was filthy and uninviting. Facade and entrance were dated and faded, not appealing. Staff was confused and appeared uninterested in their jobs. Food was "OK" but flavors were unbalanced and presentations haphazard. This may have been a good restaurant at one time but I was completely unimpressed.

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SW
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyed it. Went with friends who were nervous about the raw fish etc. but everyone loved it. The staff were really helpful and attentive. Is definitely on my "will go again" list.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The staff were very professional and both my son and I appreciated all they did to ensure he had a great birthday dinner.

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f
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

the food is amaizing but the plac should be renovate.

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LP
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality of food was amazing. This was a special occasion and Nobu didn’t disappoint. From the delicious cocktails on arrival to the wonderful service with recommendations for dishes to order it was fantastic... and then the food! The signature salt cod was divine and the yellowtail sashimi were both outstanding. A top notch experience.

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EK
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Really looked forward to this meal as part of our honeymoon experience. Made sure I’m not in jeans and t-shirt to enjoy the experience. Was quite taken aback when I see diners turning up in jeans and non-collared shirts. There wasn’t a proper basket or bag hook for ladies and they had to dine with bags on the floors. I understand that the stars are no longer valid for this establishment but would still prefer these fine details to have more attention paid to.

But the food was good, service attentive, though I will just view it as a upmarket casual joint, judging from how the other diners have no respect for dress code, it’s a shame that it mars the experience of the good food dished by the Chefs. Keep up the cooking! All the best!

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Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Awesome food. Helpful waiter with menu advice. Well worth the money. A little noisy

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it ... Food is exquisite!! Very relaxing place !! Definitely visit you again !

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