Nobu - London

4.5
2282 reviews
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£41 and over
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Japanese
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, Peruvian, Sushi
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Hours of Operation

LUNCH:
Monday - Friday 12:00pm-2:30pm
Saturday-Sunday 12:30pm- 2:30pm

DINNER
Monday - Wednesday 6:00pm-10:30pm
Thursday - Saturday 6:00pm-11:00pm
Sunday 6:00pm-10:00pm
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Phone number
020 7447 4747
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Mark Edwards
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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
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Public Transit
Tube: Green Park, Hyde Park Corner
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View
What 2282 People Are Saying
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MA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Very Very small portions but the food was very good in general

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D
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Beautiful tasting menus.
Inefficient service.

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KB
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I actually was a bit disappointed. Not a great value for money. The atmosphere was not really inviting to stay longer and the tables were way much to close. You could hear every single word of the neighbors table.
Would definitely go to another restaurant for good sushi.

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SM
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, wonderfully helpful waitress. Expect to pay for it as it is pricey but worth every penny.

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food. Quite expensive. Good service. Design is not modern, atmosphere was good

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e
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

We went to Nobu for the first time expecting very good things, since it has a good reputation at least in the past. We arrived for lunch and the restaurant was not very busy. When people did arrive, it was mostly small groups of businessmen likely there for a working lunch. The atmosphere is so-so, and not buzzing. The interior decor could use some rejuvenation.
We enjoyed the lunch bento boxes and were impressed with the flavour and portion size. I especially liked the truffle teriyaki poussin and my sister liked the black cod. The sushi and sashimi were plentiful and fresh. For the most part, it was standard but tasty Japanese food. The cocktails were creative and delicious!
Service was attentive but we had one major disappointment when one of my dishes was presented as fried snow crab in wasabi sauce by a server other than our main server. We tasted it and it was salmon. I asked our server, who then apologised and said she knew they were out of snow crab but assumed the kitchen would replace it with the king crab. They did not and instead used much cheaper salmon which did not even taste very good with the sauce. They did replace it later with king crab but it is not great that they didn't tell me when I ordered and they even served it saying it was snow crab.
Overall we think the restaurant itself was okay, and the food was tasty and with good portions but we were glad to have paid the lunch prices because it was expensive enough for what you get. We would not go for dinner because I think that would seem way over-priced!

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P
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food especially the wagyu and black cod, surprisingly good on the vegetarian dishes as well

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JR
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

All of the staff were lovely, extremely pleasant. Black cod was up there as one of the best things I’ve had in my life. Food generally of excellent quality. Bar staff happy to mix cocktails that we requested off menu, but on menu cocktails also delicious. Very pleasant evening.

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JC
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

The decor of this Nobu was seriously lacking It is very outdated and in need of a remodel. The atmosphere put a damper on what was meant to be a special celebratory dinner. We did not linger over cocktails or stay for dessert and tea. The staff was lovely and the food was good. The otorro was not up to snuff.

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MT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

As always food was fabulous but there were a few items you were out of which is always disappointing. Ex: artichoke salad.
There was one thing that I did not care for. They kept trying to take my drink away before I was finished.
Still a favorite when I come to London.

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LG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The interior is a bit tired and expired, Sir a 1886-89, esp comparing to some other upscale restaurants. Food was ok, service- ok

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b
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food - great service - great wine - knowledgeable staff - spoilt slightly by a loud large party who I think decided that if they were unnecessarily then loud it looked like they were having more fun than us

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YD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Main course arrived cold, had to send back which then took another 20mins to arrive, with the other main source already served. Not a service you would expect from Nobu.

Overall food quality was not as good as previous visits either and left us with a not great experience and not wishing to return any time soon.

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BP
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Cheap Disposable wooden chopsticks :( .... next time please serve me with some quality chopsticks.

Great food and excellent staff

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C
Manchester
16 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A busy bustling restaurant.
Service is good .
Food excellent both had edamame, sushi followed by salmon and sea bass with cauliflower all very tasty . Would recommend , not a quiet restaurant but a nice atmosphere

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 1

Food was standard, not as special as it once was regardless of the fact that it took an hour to reach.

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b
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great evening
The staff, food, ambience and company were fantastic
Love the Japanese Margaritia's; I had 3 !!

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Contemporary decor and food...excellent experience!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excepcional. Un lugar para repetir. Increible tartar de toro con caviar, divertidisimos y sabrosos tacos de king crab para acompañar con una ensalada de espinacas con langosta, además de sus shusis y rolls, regados con unos magnificos piscos y mojitos. No te lo pierdas

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Could not fault anything!

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SC
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

I have been a Nobu customer for a few years eating at both San Diego and Dallas and am a huge fan. All I can say is the experience at Nobu London was a huge letdown from what we know the other restaurants to be. While the food was OK, it was not worth 1/2 of the £450 check we were presented. In addition, we received better service from the food runners than server.

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bonissimo. Cibo buono Vino buono. Tutto perfeto per cena

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JI
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Me and my partner were celebrating our Anniversary and we had such a lovely time.
Unfortunately for me I’m lactose intolerant so couldn’t have many options but my dish was amazing.
The service was fantastic the Young Spanish lady that was looking after us was so knowledgeable of what we should of order and she remembered throughout the night that I couldn’t have any dairy products so she made sure that mine and my partner dishes wouldn’t touch.
It was a bit pricey for sushi and I think my boyfriend will think twice next time I choose wine on my own but it was all worth it :)

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S
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and drink are exquisite if not a little pricey. But you pay for great service and surroundings in Mayfair. Scallop sashimi and prawn tempura were insanely good. They gave me a bday treat at end of meal.

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AC
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food but expensive - the atmosphere itself was good, but we expected more for the price.

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A
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fantastic restaurant, who gives very good food!

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Te restaurant is gorgeous, the menú superb. One of the best japanese fusion restaurants I ve ever been. Alessandro attention was amazing, ask for him If you go. Unforgettable night

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JW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb! Really good meal

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RB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, great cocktails and friendly, helpful service! We went for our wedding anniversary and it was a lovely evening!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Bad service from the waiter !

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M
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

A very enjoyble evening with delicious food.
Tables a tad close together to have a conversation without hearing or being overheard by your neighbours. Though we had friendly ones which was nice.
Surprised by the casual dress of some patrons which I felt let the atmosphere down a bit. Perhaps a dress code might avoid tracksuit bottoms and ripped jeans.
Service excellent and knowledgeable about the food on offer. Might be worth some more training on the drinks available to be able to give advice on options available etc rather than having to check with the bar.

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n
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great ambiance.
and, service is perfect.
I hope visit again.
Thank you for perfect dinner.

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PS
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Having last dined at Nobu around ten years ago in Park Lane - and had an amazing meal, I was really disappointed with my trip back. The restaurant seems tired, had no atmosphere, terrible lighting (some where even bulbs were dead and not replaced - over our table even) and the service was terrible. On four occasions we had drinks/dishes brought to our table that were not for us, the table next to us had similar problems - compounded by the fact a gentlemen dining on his own was hosting a skype meeting on his laptop (very loudly) on the table next to us which spoiled the whole evening. The food was average - Ceviche did not taste fresh, and was far too acidic (even for a ceviche) Yellow tail with jalpeno was actually great, as was the Snow Crab with Creamy Spicy sauce - however the Sushi was very average and bland, served on a plain white plate with water marks all over it, followed by a luke-warm beef tenderloin with teriyaki. This used to be the jewel in the Nobu crown in London, but would recommend the Berkley Street site above this one - and Zuma/Roka before these guys now. £200 bill for 2 people with no alcohol is very punchy for what was a very average meal. It felt like a trip to Wagamama's but ten times more expensive.

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RR
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Very bad experience. Food mediocre, service terrible and very arrogant. Been to other Nobu’s and this one should not get the name. I do not recommend this place and I will never return.

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HK
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

We were so deeply disappointed about our experience at Nobu Park lane. I have been to Newport LA restaurant and Dubai which were a completely different level. We thought the service was terrible. Our server was extremely rude and ill mannered. We felt uncomfortable- he asked us "is that it" when we ordered a roll of sushi each and drinks including a starter. Felt like they constantly wanted to up sell

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ME
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu has excellent choice and caters for all.
Our favourites were black cod, the grilled beef and lobster! Just delicious!

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S
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

I think the service team was simply too inexperienced and unprofessional for such a costly restaurants.

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MN
London
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still the best food in London - possibly the best service too

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SA
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

A lot too expensive for what you get ! there are many better places in London when it comes to enjoy Sushi-Sashimi and co.
Very poor return on equity !

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R
London
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

Food and cocktails where to die for . Everything else was im afraid to say average or below.

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