Nobu - London

4.3
2973 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 2973 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
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4.4
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3.8
ambience
3.8
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Noise · Moderate
76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Lorraine
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing delicious food, got the sea food, would recommend you visit this place

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vipJoojooak
London
24 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nobu never disappoints. Delicious food!

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KPxx
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Staff was very attentive & wonderful and food was good, like usual. My partner and I go to Nobu any time we're in a city that has one. I won't be rushing back to this location. It was extremely loud and had multiple massive groups of diners. One group spilled two drinks on their table in a span of five minutes. Another table had 15+ people sitting around it, getting up and down, taking shots, FaceTiming on speaker. I felt really bad for the wait staff. Not a setting for a romantic birthday dinner.

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dk123
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent service out of this world. It was our son’s birthday he was really made to feel special. Our waiter was great and just so fantastic throughout. 5 stars!

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vipelinord
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just fabulous as always!

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Ukmove
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend the yellowtail jalapeño. Both times never disappointed.

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Deepali
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A place we’ve always wanted to try, and it didn’t disappoint!
I had such a wonderful birthday dinner, the food was truly phenomenal, each dish was superb. We were served by Elena, who was such a sweet Waitress, and even though having two small children with us, everyone made us feel so welcome. We enjoyed ourselves immensely, cannot wait to go back!

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WendyH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and so well presented. Our lovely server, Helénē, was so helpful and accommodating. The restaurant was a little noisy but given that the table next to ours had young children, it was expected.

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vipBetise
London
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful evening and meal. When we sat down we immediately realised there was a group of 'entitled' men on a table nearby - talking very loud, beating their hands on the table, behaving as if the place was theirs! All tables around complained and asked to be moved. The waiters and maitre were very helpful, talked to the men a few times and moved us all. Never seen this before, their table was literally surrounded by empty tables ! When they left the ambiance noise decreased considerably. We could finally enjoy each other company and incredible food. Service was impeccable and Hyde Park view very pleasant. Nobu, as usual, delivered it all. Thank you. Missed you

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Sanjay
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We went to Nobu for my son's birthday celebration. Good location and food.

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LynseyB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we were greeted to the moment we left the staff were polite, helpful and knowledgeable. The food was delicious and the cocktails and wine superb!

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vipFrancescaP
London
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice food, nice ambient, reliable Nobu.
Ideal for a nice family dinner, a quite business dinner or a romantic one

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughters 20th birthday!!! Amazing. Blackened cod was sensational

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Ibrahim
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for your great quality and service, do your best to continue with this level

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NMelloul
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

The food was not worth the price. I’ve had better sushi elsewhere with splendid flavours

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vipBarney
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything perfect… as usual….

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Sim1
London
8 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently incredible food, charming staff. A real treat and special occasion place. In my opinion still the best Japanese food in London

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

This is the Fifth time having visited a Nobu restaurant and the Third in London, there has been a Significant change in the quality of the dishes, the taste was just so where it should be, on every occasion and with every dish tasted in the past, there was always a wow moment when tasted your dish, while the food wasn’t horrible, it wasn’t great either. Poor seasoning, the sauces on some dishes were bland and lacked the flavour that was typical. I’m afraid we won’t be back to a Nobu again anytime soon.

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EmilS
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time with great service. Food was impeccable.

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Douglas1973
London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our evening was excellent. It was our sons 18th birthday & it really made it special. Food, wine, cocktails, service was all fantastic.

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Food101
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience1

In need of refurbishment, it is run down and not a pleasant experience

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SANDRA
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Been coming here for 22 years the food was disappointing this time, the flavours generally was bland we even had to send back the boiled rice and was offered a pathetic excuse from the kitchen. The kitchen needs to improve fast, this is not the Nobu we know/knew and love, nearly £400 for 2 ! we did have enough to come to this view. Excellent service as usual.

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CLocke
London
16 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had an excellent birthday dinner with the whole family. The food was lovely and not as expensive as we had expected. Service was attentive. And they even brought my daughter a special birthday dessert. It was a lovely surprise and totally unexpected - during the reservation process, I had been asked if it was a special occasion and I replied 'birthday'. Then I forgot about it until they brought the birthday dessert and surprised us all. A very enjoyable evening.

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AaronH
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Some of the best food I have ever eaten, expensive but well worth it

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Abs123
London
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

We were looking forward to going to Nobu as we have heard great things. When we got there, we were seated in a very quiet area so we asked to move. The ambience and the decor in the restaurant was very poor and extremely dated. For the amount of money we paid, the can surely afford a refurb! Food was great but v overpriced

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GeorgeP
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, atmosphere and location.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience1

The food at Nobu is underrated in my opinion, it is consistently excellent. This venue is extremely dated. Everything from the heavily marked tables and chairs to the 20 year old leather benches you would find in a city office building is in need of an upgrade. The service was a little slow but friendly and knowledgeable.

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JanineA
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nobu never fails to disappoint, especially at Old Park Lane. The excellent service and exquisite food justifies a five star experience.

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scottj
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Shame that it’s the Berkeley Street branch that closed. Nobu at Old Park Lane is a bit spiritless although the food is great. Service was nothing to complain about, but nothing to rave about either. Altogether a bit of a bland experience really, and don’t think I’d go back.
Always loved the buzz and vibe at Berkeley Street though!

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SIMA
London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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Alib
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was shocking, bland, no taste and soggy!! Shocked as we have eaten in other chains loads of times with no problems! Wouldn’t be going back unfortunately

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Kitty
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

The food is good but wayyy overpriced for what it is. Bill came up to £400 for 6 guests, having one course each. Staff were unfriendly and stiff and didn't really talk to us much. The waiter assigned to our table explained the menu and was helpful however. I do not feel that staff were approachable and friendly. They charge £5.50 per person if you are bringing in a birthday cake which I think is ridiculous, as people naturally want to celebrate their birthday in a restaurant and to charge for this is incredibly absurd. It's called a CAKEAGE fee. ( I'm unsure if Nobu have invented this concept.....as I have NEVER been charged for bringing a cake to a restaurant) Have you????

It was my birthday and I can safely say that I will not be returning, as they charged me to celebrate it!.... in addition to the overall high expense of the restaurant. Anyway the price is not a surprise as I could have gone to other much affordable restaurants & it was my decision to come to Nobu Mayfair as I wanted the experience. However I felt that the atmosphere was stiff, unfriendly and staff too busy to take a moment to make u feel special on your special occasion. They also brought the bill without us requesting for them to do so, which showed they wanted us to leave as soon as we were done. I was conscious of this as the manager kept on looking at us walking past our table. I will not return as I really didn't like the attitude of the staff at all.

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NadiaA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience1

I wasn’t that impressed to be honest
The food was average
Over priced for what we had
Dissatisfied really
It felt like a cafe not a Michelin star restaurant

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SharonR
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Nice restaurant with great service. Waiter was very pleasant and helpful. Unfortunately what I expected from a top notch Japanese with a price tag is not what i experienced. Food was good but not as amazing as I thought, the teriyaki sauce was not sweet, the ‘spicy’ sauce was definitely not spicy. Whilst the food was good it just wasn’t as impressive as I thought it would be especially when paying over £100 to feed two people. Great one off experience to tick off a bucket list but unfortunately would not dine here again .

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JohnC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Ambiance and surroundings for a Nobu restaurant was very disappointing. Have been to Nobu in Berkeley square, Los Angeles, and this one. Mayfair one was by far the poorest. Squashed up tables, no decor and very minimalistic
Food was extremely over priced, even by Nobu standards
Soup delivered warm instead of hot
Sashimi brought at room temperature rather than ice cold.
Very disappointed and won’t be going back again.

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RoAl
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fully deserving of its reputation the entire experience was fantastic.

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vipwoodstock17
London
49 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The food was outstanding. The service was OK, but somehow the ambience of something special was not there. For a lunch for three people, with a single bottle of modest wine the bill came to £370. This is simply far too much for the overall experience and left a bad taste in the mouth. Definitely a dramatically inferior experience to the last time I ate at Nobu - at the now defunct Berkeley Street restaurant. I will not be going back.

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BansiM
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall4food1service4ambience3

The food is class but I had a major problem. Please reach out to me personally and I will provide the details.

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vipNewyorkcitygirl43
Aberdeen
5 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and great service.

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JayeshD
London
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Did not really find the whole experience as nice and exciting as I thought it would be.

Service was OK, food amazing - just the whole experience was not what I really wished for.

Lacking buzz and excitement.

FAQs

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

Nobu - London is rated 4.3 stars by 2973 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.