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Nobu - London, London,

Nobu - London

4.3
4.3
3021 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.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 64 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Peruvian, Sushi

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 12:00–14:30 Lunch Sat, Sun 12:30–14:30 Dinner Mon–Wed 18:00–22:00 Thu–Sat 18:00–22:30 Sun 18:00–21:30

  • Phone number

    020 7447 4747

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Mark Edwards

  • Catering

    Offsite catering (full-service) available. Minimum spend applies. Please contact the Events Office (Mon-Fri) on + 44 207 447 4777 or londonevents@noburestaurants.com

  • Private party facilities

    Private Dining Room for up to 50 guests seated/70 guests cocktail reception available lunch and dinner. Room hire fee and minimum spend applies. Please contact the Events Office (Mon-Fri) on + 44 207 447 4777 or londonevents@noburestaurants.com

  • Area

    Mayfair

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Tube: Green Park, Hyde Park Corner

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access

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What 3,021 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. T

    Tunaman

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Wagyu was Devine and to be honest the sushi and Sashimi Quality was on par with some of the best Japanese restaurants in Tokyo and Hong Kong which has some big ticket Sushi joints. Go raw, go simple, can't go wrong.
  2. DS

    DavidS

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Quality control appears to have slipped! Poor service and not the best food I've tasted at NOBU! I hope they get themselves back together and to their former standards.
  3. M

    Morika

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food is delicious, there is no doubt, but it is very expensive. you can get similar quality Japanese at a more reasonable level elsewhere in London
  4. FJ

    FJams

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Food was below standard and honestly quite average for a restaurant of Nobu's standard. Sushi rolls were quite terrible, mushrooms were bland and dessert was limited. Only positive was the Miso Black Cod which was outstanding. Other than that, the food was terrible. Service was fantastic though and we were well looked after from the moment we entered till the time we left. I do not think I'd be going back though.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Mad loved it
  6. ST

    SamT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Haven't been to Nobu for around 20 years, and happy to say that the food is still very good indeed. The restaurant really needs a refresh of the decor, which looks tired and outdated, and the ambiance doesn't do justice to the food or live up to the prices
  7. LR

    LukaR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    When a server makes a mistake with the order and food actually gets delivered, please don’t come and take it away from the customer in front of their eyes. It’s relatively rude
  8. RP

    RanitPs

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Big disappointment.
  9. A

    Aasooo

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Notified the waitress that the chucked was too dry in (main course). No offers were given to replace it or remove it from the bill.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    24 reviews

    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    I was quite disappointed in the quality of the furniture and decor - it had a bistro/canteen vibe which did not match the quality of the food, service or the price. Due to a lack of soft furnishings such as table cloths, the restaurant was very noisy which ruined the ambiance. The service was excellent, except that I was told the California roll sushi was made with fresh crab but was actually artificial crab stick. I was extremely shocked to be served crab stick in such an expensive restaurant!! Otherwise the food was delicious. The crispy rice was Devine, but the presentation was better at their Malibu location. Overall this is a good restaurant and lovely food but for the price I would expect a higher end environment and not artificial crab! Our server was great otherwise too.
  11. CW

    ClaireW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went with very high expectations and we weren’t disappointed- the food was exceptional as was our lovely waiter Darren who dealt with the demands of our group with great humour and patience. His food and wine recommendations were excellent. Overall a really splendid evening so thankyou Nobu!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and amazing food
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    I didn’t like the service and the way they serve the food.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Good food and horrible service
  15. LM

    LukaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food was excelent and everything thay happened during the night was lovely.
  16. NB

    NoahB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Amazing food, good service, maybe a little explanation on the website on how its recommended to eat would be nice
  17. TT

    TraceyT

    London

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, as always, and fantastic service. Only (slight) issue is that it's quite loud in the restaurant and can be hard to hear your table mates.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Service was terrible as they were super understaffed. Otherwise food and the experience overall was good.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food is amazing ! But as the saying goes “you get what you PAY for” ! And rest assured you will pay! 😁
  20. AL

    AndreyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    You should try sushi here and the black cod. Both are absolutely amazing.
  21. RB

    RuthB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Great food, very pleasant service. We only had a bit of a hasty meal: seven courses in seventy minutes. That’s to quick for a £110 menu.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration
  23. H

    Hasan

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great food and service but somehow lacking in the luxurious experience I’d expect when paying those prices.
  24. A

    Anne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    The food was very disappointing. I have been to Nobu before and this was sadly very poor quality of the food and also very disappointing presentation of the food. The price does not reflect the quality of the food and therefore the value for money is really bad.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Portion too small , not much sashimi choice
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Didn’t like the food.
  27. ET

    ElaineT

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Didn’t wow me, sushi was great, mains were ok. Service ok, but slow and waiter did accidentally spill glass of water over my son. Complimentary apology drink would have been nice but barely a sport given? Eaten in some top restaurants and just felt this lacked something.
  28. EC

    EllieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone & everything was perfection ! Would definitely recommend
  29. M

    Mart

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Music somewhat loud and drowned conversation , otherwise service / server excellent
  30. TR

    TimmyRay

    Kansas City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Busy Saturday afternoon.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Disappointed- food was average, ambience was awful, front door staff were immensely rude
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    We’ve been coming to Nobu since it opened all those years ago. It’s been a favourite haunt - with the price we would expect innovative and high quality dishes, great and knowledgeable service and a good atmosphere. We came for my wife’s birthday, for the first time since covid, and were very much looking forward to revisiting an old favourite. It was v disappointing. The food was ok - not great, the menu had been downgraded in some respects, and the prices had shot up (some by over 30%). The service was polite but totally lacklustre and uninterested - my wife is vegan and usually the staff have a ton of suggestions and ideas; this time they just stared blankly while my wife guided them as to what, from past experience, we knew could be done. They couldn’t explain their own menu items without going off to check with the kitchen what basic terms and ingredients on their own menu were. They didn’t ask if we wanted more drinks. It was a very dull and unenthusiastic experience. Added to which the restaurant was rammed full of very very loud, slightly drunk, and boorish rich kids, shouting at each other across tables; and we were dying to get out. On top of which they charge 15% service rather than the usual 12.5%. My feeling is that Nobu has finally jumped the shark - it is catering to rich tourists that want to throw money around in Mayfair and who judge the quality of services by price, not execution. You could go to Maru nearby for exceptional sushi at the same price or Roka for a Buzzy but intimate atmosphere combined with food as good or better than Nobu. Very disappointed and despite our years of coming for special occasions, I can’t see us coming again unless someone else is paying for it as it has lost its charm. 3 stars only because the food was ok. 1 star for atmosphere and 2 for utterly ambivalent service.
  33. LB

    LaurenB

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We have been to Nobu all over the world, this restaurant was shockingly run down. It felt like a school cafeteria or a cheap hotel breakfast spot. Literally NO ambiance, unenthusiastic and lackluster service, average food. Do not go here, it was a huge waste of time and money.
  34. CF

    ChiefFoodOfficer

    Atlanta

    107 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on 5 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food. Glad to return to Nobu Mayfair after several years away.
  35. GD

    GarethD

    London

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 4 July 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Service was a bit slow and indifferent, table was a bit too isolated
  36. P

    Phoebe

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fabulous restaurant full of energy and buzz. The service was fantastic and super helpful with recommendations etc. Delicious wine (had to have a second bottle), portion sizes were surprisingly large. The whole evening was a delight and will certainly be back again soon
  37. J

    Jordy

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience1
    After Nobu Los Angeles and Nobu New York our expectations were high. Unfortunately the London Nobu does not reach the level of the Nobu restaurants in the United States. No ambiance in restaurant, accoustic off, waiters placing drinks on the table without asking, just to stimulate your total bill. No explanation of your dishes, no advice on what you would like to eat. During check tapping foot on the floor waiting for the credit card, no thank you nothing. Very dissapointing. Regards Jordy
  38. GD

    GuadalupeD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic!! The place, the meal Delicious and the best part was when Nobu surprised me with a Happy Birthday Mochi to celebrate again my 63’s birthday!!! ❤️
  39. AW

    AngusW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    I’m in Japan a lot - maybe 10 weeks a year. I would describe this as very loosely themed on Japanese but not authentic and without the Japanese attention to detail. It’s more of a European interpretation. Sushi was particularly poor. Decor uninspiring. Service excellent. Wine and Sake list excellent.
  40. A

    Andra

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    I would’ve liked to see a different deccor, it just seems like it’s the local Turkish restaurant with basic tables and chairs but good food

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

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

Nobu - London is rated 4.3 stars by 3021 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 64 times today
Google Map for Nobu - London

19 Old Park Lane, London, W1K 1LB

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Mayfair

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 12:00–14:30 Lunch Sat, Sun 12:30–14:30 Dinner Mon–Wed 18:00–22:00 Thu–Sat 18:00–22:30 Sun 18:00–21:30

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Peruvian, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Tube: Green Park, Hyde Park Corner

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Mark Edwards

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    020 7447 4747

  • Catering

    Offsite catering (full-service) available. Minimum spend applies. Please contact the Events Office (Mon-Fri) on + 44 207 447 4777 or londonevents@noburestaurants.com

  • Private party facilities

    Private Dining Room for up to 50 guests seated/70 guests cocktail reception available lunch and dinner. Room hire fee and minimum spend applies. Please contact the Events Office (Mon-Fri) on + 44 207 447 4777 or londonevents@noburestaurants.com

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