Nobu - London

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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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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful - great place for a group - there were 9 of us as sharing dishes are great.
Host Pedro was fantastic re choices - having to save up for next visit as wine very expensive.
Food delicious !!!

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

Impromptu afternoon, evening in London culminated with casual dinner at Nobu Old Park Lane.
We arrived just before opening, however no concerns, they happily provided us drinks from the bar and still gave us a warm welcome.
It surprised us all that shortly after we sat at our table virtually the whole restaurant filled up, yet at no time, other than the bubbling atmosphere, we hardly noticed the number of people that had arrived.
We had two great people looking after us, extremely informative about the dishes and great recommendations on what to choose and also the best way to eat it!
We go to many top restaurants around the world, but currently for food, atmosphere and service NOBU Old Park lane is at the top of our list.

CR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The service was excellent the food was wonderful. Highly recommend it to anyone for a lovely night out.

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

Had a lovely time perhaps a bit rushed but the food was delicious

KP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always come away having had great food experience and a fabulous time!

MS
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

The Noise level was a little more then "energetic", but the waiter spent so much time explaining various dishes, options and even the wines only to be matched by the awesomeness of the food

M
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Plain menu and high prices. Ridiculous charges for 4 small glasses of white wine (116GBP). Nothing really special about the place and there was no ambiance.

MC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Very poor quality. Sushi no flavor. Cheap takeaway tastes better. Had chef selection. Very over priced for quality. No ambiance.

m
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

First off we always enjoy Nobu in NYC & Washington, DC and have ben many times. London was just as good and had excellent service except it was a little on the noisy side but not overly distracting. I can say it was the best meal we had in London and the location was nice and close to our hotel. Looking forward t trying other Nobu's in other parts of the USA and world as we travel.

W
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came to celebrate my anniversary. It was our first visit and experience with Japanese food. The waiter , Paulius, was exceptional in explaining the menu and was very attentive.

Food was excellent, would definitely recommend again.

P
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant world wide, and London certainly did not disappoint.

AR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I have been to Berkeley St Nobu and prefer that one for atmosphere as opposed to Park Lane which we visited on 29th Sept 19 for a birthday meal, Park Lane to me felt more business like. The food was excellent!!

OT
London
33 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, great ambiance and delicious food, as always. The menu has changed, mostly expanded. We tried the aubergine with ponzu sauce and it was delicious.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food every time I come. We had the Park Lane tasting menu en wow that was absolutely an experience! Love it and will definitely be back!

V
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food in Nobu is excellent. I was visiting London this past weekend and it was fantastic as always, the service is very good but our waiter this weekend, Darren, was truly exceptional.

GH
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Nobu park Lane is to crowdy. Nobu Berkely street is much better

k
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 1

Insanely expensive, not worth of skimpy courses and taste.
Poor drinks
Normal ambience
Extra service charges than normal
Nothing special at all
Highly disappointment on my partner's birthday. Was waiting for this day and place for a long time and ended up with a massive disappointment.

W
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Old Park Lane lost it's sparkle.. The food and ambiance is not the same as it was when it just opened.. Compared to LA also the food is less fresh and good. Disappointing and needs shaking up!

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

I normally go to Nobu Parklane about 2-3 times a year and it has always been very good. This time though I was very disappointed because the staff tried to cheat us on three occasions. We ordered a glass of rose champagne for aperitif and we were given white champagne instead. We, of course, asked it to be changed. Then we ordered a big selection of a la carte sushi and sashimi to share, about a dozen different positions on a big tray. One of the most expensive sashimis - jumbo sweet shrimp was missing. We pointed this out to the waitress who was very surprised and looked unhappy about us telling her that. They brought the missing dish on a separate plate in about 20 minutes time. And finally we ordered a bottle of Burgundy 1-er Cru Chassagne Montrachet 2017. They brought us a bottle of Montrachet 2017 of the same producer, but a regular one, not 1-er Cru, which was £50 cheaper. We noticed that as well and told the waitress to change it. Every time we told the staff about their mistakes they seemed very unhappy and made it look as if they were doing us a favour when they corrected them. Be careful with checking your orders and always check your bill. Maybe we were just unlucky on that Sunday evening, but given the prices and position of this restaurant, they should do better.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was very poor. Waiter abrupt. Have been to Nobu a few times and the food was not up to par this time. Also, they need to invest in their toilets - no excuse to have filthy toilets.

JW
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First visit to Nobu London. Have been to Nobu Tokyo and Nobu Dubai before.
All was fine! Only exception: Fiji still water in plastic bottles!

PH
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding, the service was outstanding and the venue was, yes you guessed it, outstanding.

NK
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

As alway good standard of food but slightly over priced.

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

R
London
7 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing sashimi and the black cod is famous for good reason.

BO
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience in an excellent location. Food was top-notch and the service was impeccable. Both Nobu locations in the Mayfair area of London are worth checking out.

CH
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Nobu is a pleasant enough place, with reasonably good food, but at a price. That price presumably pays for the atmosphere and the feeling that you're eating somewhere very special. The service was excellent - the food OK, but I've had as good for a quarter of the price. They ask you in advance for special requirements such as dietary, but when I checked on the day they weren't able to accommodate mine. The irony was that after much fussing and apologising, it turned out that they had precisely the right thing on their menu a month ago, but took it off. So, one asks, had they forgotten how to make it? Ho-hum.

CL
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have a food allergy and the waiter was very well prepared and kept us informed throughout the night. We were impressed!

L
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and service! Trendy evening spot for dinner. Expensive, but the dishes were outstanding. Surprisingly casual decor as everything else was top notch.

L
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

I’ve been here many times before and had great food and great service but this lunchtime was not good at all and we actually left after a couple of dishes had arrived. Our waiter was rude, completely unhelpful when we asked some questions about the menu and also really patronising in his responses. The food that was brought was terrible - avocado salad looked like it had been sat there ready prepared for a while, salmon sat in some soy sauce looked unappetising. The water was not chilled and despite the restaurant being almost completely empty the food took a long time to come out. Waiters stood around chatting and looking bored. All in all the place seems to have let the standards slip, or maybe it was early on a Tuesday lunchtime after the bank holiday and everyone was taking a while to get going. Either way not acceptable for the prices that they charge which is a shame as we have always had a great time in there previously.

A
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We all had the vegetarian set menu, defo worth trying. All the portions were generous and the food was delicious.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Very bad senior management attitude, forced me to leave the table from the first serving and now trying to report it to corporate Nobu. The senior management did not care about my complaint twice even though I am a regular customer for years a d they can or verified my account with them at this location.... still both managers did not care to my complaint.... after all customers are always right! I had to leave with my other 5 members of the family very upset and absolutely a terrible dinner experience at a great place....

B
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Our server did not seem keen to offer us the Erabu menu, and we had to specifically ask for it. It took us a while to be able to ask for the check as she paid most of her attention to a table of what seemed to be regular customers.

Flavours seemed a little more strong compared to my last visit, but we enjoyed our food overall, particularly the scallops with yuzu truffle.

LE
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good restaurant. Very good and varied food. Service very well. Personal very nice. Very glamorous ambiance. A little loud

a
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent Japanese fusion restaurant. Food extremely well prepared and served. More options for non meat eaters would be helpful. We had the tasting menu and it seemed to cause some consternation that we didn't want meat. Explaining the difference between the basic tasting menu and the 'park lane' version to us also caused some difficulty. It took a while for us to be able to order our food but once we had it was served quickly and seamlessly. The wine list was adequate but I thought that the glass serving sizes, considering the mark-up, were rather stingy. Given the prices I wasn't massively impressed with the table layout and decoration(s). More attention to this would help with the 'experience'. Waited for my table at the bar and, while i was waiting, the service there was quite simply 'excellent' and second to none!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Quality and taste of Nobu has gone down from 5 years ago.

r
London
47 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

very nice restaurant in the heart of Mayfair. The food is very good although is quite expensive. It is noisy and therefore sometimes difficult to hear and the restaurant could benefit from some acoustic panels

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The quality of food talks about the high standard they maintain

L
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was great, it's just a bit of wait. I guess good food takes time...

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice. Very good

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