Nobu - London

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Japanese
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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OT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good restaurant would visit again

M
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience3

I was shocked with the quality of food. Not sure if this is due to the recent change as I have been there before.

One example was the veal which was extremely gamey, I couldn’t take a bite without tasting the meat, lacked flavour/seasoning.

I chose the valentines set menu, which was loaded with fish, I think I’ve had enough fish for the year!

AM
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I went to the original Nobu in Old Park Lane In London for Valentines Night a couple of days ago and enjoyed a pretty legendary dinner. Great wine pairing. And a couple of spectacular dishes created for the occasion. Better than ever !

T
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nobu is The best!
So nice, everything was good at Nobu London

AH
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great place to spend Valentines, only downside was waiting 1 hour for my first course! Made up for it with free bubbles and a free dish wasn’t the waitresses fault but a faulty printer in the kitchen!

Would go again...

OT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, but not every dish was amazing. In fact only a couple of dishes were extraordinary and the rest were ok. The deserts were somewhat disappointing. Excellent service though!

NC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. Nice lively atmosphere excellent food and service. The Peruvian steak was superb!

CC
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

I spent £200 for a meal for two and we were both still hungry by the time we left. most of the food we had I could cook better at home and have done. The experience felt as if we had gone to a place of past glory and we were paying for a reputation of good food long gone. I've been before years ago and really enjoyed it, but this time all the things that made that experience good are no more, good food, good vibes an interesting experience all gone, the only thing still there were the high prices.....

JF
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was outstanding, especially the Ototo nigiri and Uni nigiri. The service was overall good, but it can be quicker.

JD
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Good food. Problem with the ambiance / noise level.

MH
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter Emiliano was the best one I had for a very long time. Friendly, professional, funny, extremely knowledgeable, simply the best and I was able to speak to him in Italian. He was as good as the food!

S
London
44 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent, service top. Ça manque par contre d’ambiance
Deco simplissime. Dommage car ce n’est pas en accord avec la cuisine excellente

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HH
36 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It just really doesn’t get any better and/or more consistent than this ...
We came here to celebrate my daughters 21st Birthday, and it was a delight. Not only was the food excellent (as it is at every Nobu restaurant around the world), the staff could not have been kinder or better to us.
They brought out a desert that the pastry chef had written a personalized birthday greeting to my daughter in chocolate along the perimeter of the plate !!!
We are not high rollers , nor do we come to Nobu for anything other than special occasions ...didn’t matter, they did it anyway !
Service with a smile and beyond the call of duty ...
Highly highly recommend!!!
Incredible all around !

b
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It used to be that going to Nobu was a supreme treat and and spiritual experience. Some of the classic dishes are still great (yellowtail & jalapeno, popcorn shrimp + 3 sauces, anticucho...), but it all feels spent and not particularly fresh. The sashimi/sushi plates were just plain and could have been from anywhere - there was no soul in the dish. The service was competent and although there are lots of staff rushing around, the daft process they have of 'zone & task marking' means you have to repeat to several folk to get things done, unless the 'right person' is there at the moment you need. Which then leads to the price and value... if they delivered at the same level as the leading pack (Sushisamba, Zuma, Umu...), it would be worth it. But they don't. And it isn't. The spirit has passed on...

TH
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Considering the price of the food and supposed reputation, we found Nobu very ordinary, food was good, but surroundings and overall feel was below the standard that we had expected beforehand considering it's reputation.

JF
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Although it's a very expensive restaurant, this is still a great place to go to enjoy superb food and service. One of our favourites.

OT
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fantastic dinner, if you have lucky, you can see a celebrity in Nobu restaurant.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still the best since 19 years ago 👍

ML
London
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very noisy, food was ok, waiters were not very friendly and my husband and sons were stomach sick next day.

TM
London
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Had the omakase, food was excellent and service was outstanding. The discussion with the server regarding the meal could’ve been better and more information wouldn’t have hurt—ingredient sourcing and flavour blending. The waiting staff were excellent and I would 100% recommended Nobu.

L
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Arrived for a 2.30 lunch reservation to be told we should order quickly as the kitchen was closing at 3.00. Place completely emptied out and the overall vibe was that we were an inconvenience to the wait staff who hovered around as if they wanted us leave so they could finish a shift. Ambience beyond a disappointment. Food was fine but as per the above we didn’t really enjoy the overall experience at all as we were made to feel like we shouldn’t be there at that time even though the restaurant takes reservations for these times. This restaurants reputation and pricing does not reflect our less than satisfactory experience at all.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Expected better

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was exceptional

MA
London
14 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, excellent sushi and service! Definitely recommend Nobu.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Bella sala al primo piano un po’ anonima, tempura mediocre e servizio di routine

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DD
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Great staff and food but completely overpriced for the service and food you actually receive.

CR
London
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was fabulous, great food, excellent wine. Highly recommended.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service. Amazing food. Expensive but worth it for the food and experience especially for a special occasion. Loved it.

K
Bristol
18 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service is always great here. It was a little noisy, but we suspect that this was due to the New Years Day recovery. Also, while service was good that might have been slightly understaffed on this particular New Years Day.

JH
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service as usual. Cater for fussy eaters!

R
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years was great thank you everyone had such a good night

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely place

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was very good

IT
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening. Great service very friendly and helpful with menu and wine choice. Nice relaxed atmosphere we could take our time and order food as we went along. Quality was wonderful enjoyed every morsel we had. Great start to New Year

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal and fantastic staff

MM
London
23 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent service and good quality meals. Overrated, especially wines.

AV
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience1

Very disappointing, we were expecting much more. The restaurant seemed like it had just been squashed onto a mezzanine floor, so low ceilings, there was little or poor decoration, and therefore lacking in ambiance. The food was good but not amazing, however the service was excellent. We will not be returning there on our next visit to London.

k
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Very expensive relatively - food all excellent - very busy so service suffered - we described it as “pizza express for the super wealthy “ .. we love pizza express

CS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelent food and service. Everything was great.

RR
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Rock shrimp is not what it used to be ... and service wasn't the greatest... they were rushing you to eat quick !!