Nobu - London

4.4
2837 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2837 People Are Saying
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4.4
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PhilMo
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Very underwhelming by the level of service and presentation of the restaurant, we had our orders taken incorrectly on multiple occasions(which we were also charged for) and the we put in the corner and felt like we were forgotten about. If it were not for the food being so good this would of been a really bad experience.

Nobu - London
Responded on 12 November 2020

Hi Phil, Thanks for taking the time to leave this feedback. We've privately sent you an email address should you like to discuss this further. Kind regards, Nobu London

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MMKultra
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was insanely good - best sushi I've ever had. If I had to have an issue it would be regarding the decor which was lacking compared to other Nobus I've been to

Nobu - London
Responded on 12 November 2020

Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to leave this feedback and we're happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope to welcome you back to the restaurant soon. Kind regards, Nobu London

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OpenTable Diner
Lancashire
3 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Went for my daughter 18th birthday. Food was good but over expensive. I do expect this kind of restaurant to be expensive but this one is not worth the money. We were given a small round table for 6 people. The chairs was not comfortable at all and A boring environment. Hi

Nobu - London
Responded on 6 November 2020

Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to leave this feedback. We've privately sent you an email address should you like to discuss this further. Kind regards, Nobu London

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All time classic , best Nobu of the chain I have tried so far . Best food beats all his competitors in London perfect attentive service . Good choice in menu for all tastes

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SeifZ
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food, though quite pricey considering the portion size. Service was very good with friendly staff. It wasn't as quiet or private as I had hoped but that probably couldn't be helped considering it was busy before lockdown. Overall, very satisfied though.

Nobu - London
Responded on 6 November 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave this feedback for us. We hope to welcome you back to Nobu London soon, once lockdown is over.

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ShermanW
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Service was poor and rushed, making the cost very high. The food was outstanding, but given the whole experience, i would not return!

Nobu - London
Responded on 6 November 2020

Hi Sherman, Thanks for taking the time to leave this feedback. We've privately sent you an email address should you like to discuss this further. Kind regards, Nobu London

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PriyeshD
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall2food5service5ambience1

The food was amazing. Our experience was ruined by being next to a table with 6 very loud people

Nobu - London
Responded on 6 November 2020

Hi Priyesh, Thanks for taking the time to leave this feedback. We've privately sent you an email address should you like to discuss this further. Kind regards, Nobu London

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TrevorP
Glasgow
9 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still as good as it always has been but a bit rushed due to the 10pm cut off.

Nobu - London
Responded on 6 November 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave this feedback, Trevor. We're doing our best with all the guidelines in place and will certainly take on board your feedback for when we re-open. We hope to welcome you back to Nobu London soon.

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KeithF
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food in very pleasant surroundings with attentive staff

Nobu - London
Responded on 6 November 2020

Thanks for the kind feedback, Keith! We hope to welcome you back to Nobu London when we re-open.

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PremN
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

overall good experience and well served, However over priced

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this Place

Nobu - London
Responded on 6 November 2020

Thanks so much for your kind words! We hope to welcome you back to Nobu London when we re-open.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, great service....

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Isabelle
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was amazing as always. Ambiance could use a little help, interior is bland (compared to other branches).

Nobu - London
Responded on 29 October 2020

Thanks so much for your kind feedback, Isabelle. We hope to welcome you back to Nobu London soon.

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SimA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Great food great value, unfortunate it took a long time for food to come, had to prompt waiter (almost seemed like the order was forgotten about)

Nobu - London
Responded on 29 October 2020

Hi Sim, Thanks for your kind feedback, and apologies that you were disappointed with elements of your visit. We'll pass the feedback to the team hope to welcome you back to Nobu London soon. Kind regards, Nobu London

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Sofi
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was very good. The food was delicious. Our waiters were incredibly polite and made us feel welcome.

Nobu - London
Responded on 29 October 2020

Thanks so much for your kind feedback, Sofi. We hope to welcome you back to Nobu London soon.

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MoniPowers
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience1

This was not what I expected.
I was looking forward to a plush restaurant with that extra special vibe.
It was for my daughters birthday.
We were met with a noisy soul-less dining room, packed with people.
It was very noisy. Boring cream walls & little in the sense of style.
The lady who showed us to our table, did not explain that the menu was to be accessed by the QR code & this wasted our time.
The food was nice, but there are other Japanese restaurants with much better food and more of it for a lower price, so not very good value at all.
The saving grace was our waiter, who was lovely.
I’m afraid I would not recommend this over-priced restaurant and quite honestly, do not know what all the fuss is about....

Nobu - London
Responded on 29 October 2020

Hi Moni, Thanks for taking the time to leave this feedback. We've privately sent you an email address should you like to discuss this further. Kind regards, Nobu London

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AngelaC
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff, delicious food. If you would like to Check out my review it’s on my highlights on Instagram @hungry.hubby

Nobu - London
Responded on 6 November 2020

Thanks so much for leaving this kind feedback. We hope to welcome you to Nobu London soon!

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SeanM
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Nice food but way to expensive for the overall package. Feels like a canteen not an exclusive £150 per head restaurant. Staff attentive but too many of them and deliveries leaving all the time is off putting when you are paying this much. Roka is far better value for money and Hakkasan is more elegant and better for special occasions.

Nobu - London
Responded on 22 October 2020

Hi Sean, Thanks for taking the time to leave this feedback. We've privately sent you an email address should you like to discuss this further. Kind regards, Nobu London

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Chris
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great, try the snow crab!

If I had one niggle the wine wasn't kept at our table meaning the waiter, who was very attentive, needed to make regular trips to fill up glasses.

Nobu - London
Responded on 22 October 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave this feedback, Chris. We hope to welcome you back to Nobu London soon.

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vipHeatherG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection on a plate! Expensive but so worth it. Always a treat.

Nobu - London
Responded on 22 October 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave this kind feedback, Heather! We hope to welcome you back to Nobu London soon.

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DannyW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

So recently we have decided to do date nights every weekend in all the top restaurants in London so we have a lot of experience with restaurants during the pandemic. Nobu so far had the most expensive menu so we had a lot of expectations for the price to match the quality.

Nobu is located next to Hilton Park Lane so it has an amazing location with a beautiful entrance in a stunning building. Staff greet you upon entrance and show a lot of attention to you. As we got taken to our table all the staff greet you with a warm professional welcome and truly make you feel like you have been a guest for many years.

The decor inside is very basic. NOT what you would expect from a 5 star world class restaurant. The tables are so simple along with the chairs. If this was Dubai, i think the locals would avoid this place until they do a re-fit based on the current decor. High street Japanese chain restauarants have a more authentic decor. I have airport lounges with a much nicer interior which costs only £30 to use for 4 hours.

The food was nice, by far not the best i have tried but it was very good, quality and design were very nice. A lot of care and attention went into the detail and presentation. No complaints with the food although a picture menu would be nice or more description to understand how they make a particular dish.

The price to quality ratio is the key factor that i start to decline at. Based on 2 people for a 3 course meal with a cocktail each going to over £140 i struggle to see what i was exactly paying for as the main thing i think Nobu has is the great staff which in this day and age is a rare thing to find staff who are professional yet very friendly and welcoming.

I would pay no more than £70 to £80 for the meal based on taste, quality and atmosphere, a long way away from the price tag i had to pay £140.

On a positive note, the cocktails were amazing and i think if you want a catch up drink then it is more suited.

Nobu - London
Responded on 22 October 2020

Hi Danny, Thanks for taking the time to leave this feedback. We've privately sent you an email address should you like to discuss this further. Kind regards, Nobu London

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eg123
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

ive sent a review directly to nobu on this. Food was average, too fridgey and not delicate.

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SabrinaI
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Staff were not very attentive, had to ask the waitress to take our drinks order then asked again to take our food order. Originally seated on table that was a throughway for the staff to walk to the kitchen and back, the table was very close to another table so not much space. Asked to move and they happily obliged which was a positive. The rest of the evening was lovely, food was superb as well as the wine.

Nobu - London
Responded on 22 October 2020

Hi Sabrinal, Thanks for taking the time to leave this feedback. We've privately sent you an email address should you like to discuss this further. Kind regards, Nobu London

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Neil
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outstanding food. Outstanding service. Maybe best meal ever. Not cheap - but you get what you pay for

Nobu - London
Responded on 22 October 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave this kind feedback, Neil. We hope to welcome you back to Nobu London soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved it as usual. Expensive but nice x

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fatimaB
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall1food4service2ambience1

The atmosphere and ambience in the restaurant was equal to none.

Nobu - London
Responded on 22 October 2020

Hi Fatima, Thanks for taking the time to leave this feedback. We've privately sent you an email address should you like to discuss this further. Kind regards, Nobu London

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MadeleineA
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We actually left when they served us the main courses before our starters.

It used to be a great place, but is now pretty worn down and seemed to have very inexperienced waiters.

We have eaten with Nobu many times, at different location around the world and this time it was a major disappointment.

Nobu - London
Responded on 22 October 2020

Hi Madeleine, Thanks for taking the time to leave this feedback. We've privately sent you an email address should you like to discuss this further. Kind regards, Nobu London

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vipMAna
London
15 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food as always. We will definitely go back.

Nobu - London
Responded on 15 October 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave your kind feedback. We hope to welcome you to Nobu London soon!

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vipAngel
London
31 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had a lovely lunch - such a treat in this climate!

Nobu - London
Responded on 15 October 2020

Thank you for the kind feedback, Angel! We hope to welcome you back to Nobu London soon.

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RhiannaF
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

service poor, food was ok but i just wouldnt go back

Nobu - London
Responded on 15 October 2020

Hi Rhianna, Thanks for taking the time to leave this feedback. We've privately sent you an email address should you like to discuss this further. Kind regards, Nobu London

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vipnotworth1star
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Overall Nobu, Par Lane is a disappointment and a lot worse than before. If I had known you choose your customer, I will have made an appointment.

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NottingHillRes1
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic birthday dinner for my wife. Good was fantastic and service was excellent

Nobu - London
Responded on 15 October 2020

Thank you for the kind feedback! We hope to welcome you back to Nobu London soon.

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ShivaniS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my husband for his birthday and the overall experience was fantastic. The waiter was so helpful as it was our first experience and gave us a gauge on how much to order. The lobster was divine and the tacos were great small bites.

The cocktails was soo delicious and to the desserts hit the spot. The chocolate bento box was fab.

Nobu - London
Responded on 15 October 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave this kind feedback, Shivani. We hope to welcome you back to Nobu London soon.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food but very busy and loud

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Rushed service... too pushy

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RobertoM
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience3

mai mangiato così male... incredibile per un nome così noto... piatti senza sapore, pesce secco, zuppa di pesce che sembrava acqua sporca. da dimenticare

Nobu - London
Responded on 8 October 2020

Hi Roberto, Thanks for taking the time to leave this feedback. We've privately sent you an email address should you like to discuss this further. Kind regards, Nobu London

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Ellie
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Had issues with the table and waiter when we first arrived however the manager was very professional and happily delivered to our requests. Issue was sorted straight away without any problems. Food was amazing and the table we were moved to had amazing views.

Nobu - London
Responded on 8 October 2020

Thank you for your kind feedback, Ellie! We hope to welcome you back to Nobu London soon.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Food was average,we felt rushed eating it because we finished 30 mins before the 1st sitting closed and got told we couldn’t order anymore and got our last plate thrown at us, restaurant looked like an office from the 90s, walked down 2 flights of stairs down a stair case from a block of flats, better off in sexy fish

Nobu - London
Responded on 15 October 2020

Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to leave this feedback. We've privately sent you an email address should you like to discuss this further. Kind regards, Nobu London

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Service was a little slow but understandably so with the whole Covid rush.
Food was awesome

Nobu - London
Responded on 15 October 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave this kind feedback! We hope to welcome you back to Nobu London soon.

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ebrustyle
London
7 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience1

My son’s 29th birthday was originally booked for 9:30pm then due to covid we wete moved to a semi-private room which was basically families with kids which was not the same as being in the front part. I was very disappointed with the whole experience. Not qorth thw money.

Nobu - London
Responded on 15 October 2020

Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to leave this feedback. We've privately sent you an email address should you like to discuss this further. Kind regards, Nobu London

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

Nobu - London is rated 4.4 stars by 2837 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.