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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RS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

One of the worst dining experiences ever and even more disappointed as we had such high expectations. The service was absolutely appalling. We were left for 20 minutes before being able to order drinks and nearly 20 minutes more for them to arrive. Absolutely no interest from staff in providing a positive experience and whilst the food was very nice it was just that. We were expecting something exceptional which simply wasn’t delivered which resulted in very very poor value for money. Do not waste your time going here. London has so much better on offer.

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

Fabulous double birthday celebration for my daughter. Food amazing. Great service from our waiter. Helpful and reserved in equal measure. Love it here. A firm favourite

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Horrible service and very poor quality O Toro fish, poorly cut. I real disappointment. Our waiter had an attitude, he took forever to even give us water. Extremely over priced for the experience we had.

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DH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely Valentines Dinner, great service, food and ambience, a special evening. Make sure you book!

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H
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic ! Nobu parklane is far superior than the Club

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Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

I have been to nobu in the past and had a great experience. The service on this occasion was terrible we was given our main meals and was not given our broccoli early but very late so we ended up cancelling it as it was no point eating it alone.
We order chicken skewer and I informed the waitress that they were very salty no action was taken but we was still left to pay for the meal.
A great venue but unfortunately let down with the food on this particular night and service

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KM
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

Felt a bit like an airport restaurant. Food was delicious and staff very attentive but i think you would get better value for money in terms of ambience and value for money

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LN
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place with good food.
A bit noisy, but otherwise great place

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London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Usual high quality food

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was very good in giving us the cornder table requested as well as putting a candle in the cake since it was a birthday celebration, many thanks for this!
Overall good place and great food, but very expensive

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Our experience was lack luster. The food was delicious, however the poor service and unpolished interior ruined the experience.

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TM
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

The food was excellent but the restaurant is dated and the washrooms filthy and very dated.

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P
London
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Poor service, being ignored by waiter most of the time, food was tepid, not recommended sorry, I'm not satisfied

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r
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Muy buena idea comer en la barra

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CT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was our Chinese New Year dinner - and this was our fifth time back in Nobu Park Lane. The food was the usual awesome standard. Uni was in season and the uni tacos were fantastic.

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TA
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and services. The pornstar martini was £20, £6 more than other cocktails.

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D
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Fuelled by the Memory of Former Glories.

I had heard good things about this restaurant and was really excited to eat here. We were greeted by very friendly and attentive staff that showed us to a table at the quieter end of the restaurant. So a good start. However, walking through this place one couldn't help but liken it to a college dinning hall. Very little in the way of decor and artwork. They have crammed a lot of tables into this place and, regrettably, it seems to have been at the expense of the character the place could do with, in my view. Very bland. Once seated, we were given a good explanation of what was on offer by our server and our drinks were delivered quickly. We opted for two taster menus and awaited them with anticipation. The first course was delicious and filled us with hope and the confidence that we had chosen wisely. However, it went from the sublime to the average very quickly with only two more of the seven courses offering any sort of redemption. One of the courses, a noodle dish, I would file under terrible. Certainly not what you expect from a restaurant of this stature and price tag. I've had better noodles in Itsu. As the evening went on, I began to wonder if this restaurant was the relic of a bygone era and judging by some of the other reviews I have read since that would seem to be the case. The one part of evening I cannot fault is the service. The waiting/front of house staff were excellent and the "Happy Anniversary" written in chocolate on our deserts was a nice touch.

If you want an evening with outstanding Japanese cuisine and a taster menu that blows you away, then you should go to Roka. Nobu, despite its reputation, simply doesn't compare and nowhere does it deliver the all-round experience that you want from restaurant that puts a £300 + bill in front of you at the end of the evening. What's the point if it doesn't do that?

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M
London
9 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was amazing, the sommelier was very nice but missed on the selection. Surprised at how loud it was, but overall still very good.

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e
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

This was disappointing. It feels like u are in a school cafeteria...zero ambiance or decor. We had the worst service, waiter spilled soy sauce when giving us menus, I cleaned it up with my napkin and then didn’t get a new napkin or soy until 10 minutes later when I had to ask for it. Drinks were very slow in arriving and there was zero follow up from any of the seemingly endless number of staff milling about on the food, were we happy etc. For 200£ for two people (only one drink each, no dessert) it was shockingly poor experience. The food is good, but it doesn’t matter because everything else is absolutely sub par. We will not be returning...

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EC
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was tasked with choosing a restaurant to entertain family friends we had over from America and I just knew Nobu would not let me down! Having been to the Berkeley St and Dubai restaurants, this was my first visit to the 'original' London based offering, and it was brilliant. The service, the atmosphere, the food, the clientele and the surroundings all impressed, leaving a lasting impression on my guests!

Special shout out to Ivan (our waiter) - he was extremely helpful throughout and his knowledge of the menu certainly steered us in the right direction on many occasions.

Definitely coming back soon.

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CJ
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

This wasn't our first visit to Nobu, but sadly we had the same impression when we left.
When we arrived, it was a while before anyone came to our table to greet us. We were sitting in a draft from the stairs so we moved tables and that seemed to cause some confusion with the change over. The restaurant in always noisy and the table are close together - so much so that you get knocked when anyone walks between tables. The restaurant lacks atmosphere and is very brightly lit. The food is good enough, but not worth the price tag.

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m
London
6 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Back to its best, fabulous service, buzzing atmosphere...and the food was exceptional. The non alcoholic cocktails were a big plus for us. Great to see well mannered children eating with parents and mixed generational gatherings. A special place for all.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

It was good

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K
London
7 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Excellent food. Very expensive.
Service is usually excellent but
fell short this time.

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London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good
Recommend it

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JJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints! Always great food and great service.

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London
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a nice place to enjoy Japanese food.

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France
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

20/20
(Restaurant beaucoup trop brouillant )

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CP
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

First impression very poor. For a culture with such an incredible tradition of exquisite design the entrance, the reception area and the restaurant area was appalling. The place needs a massive overhaul and some design input. Eating out is a combination of place and food. I thought they were relying on a reputation but no longer delivering something exceptional. The food did not blow me away; some was very good some ordinary.

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B
London
14 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food disappointing with my partner actually violently sick when she returned home.
Some the waiters need to be advised on personal hygiene even if it is only some under are spray and maybe a shower before coming to work.

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E
London
22 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nobu Park Lane continues to deliver top quality food with a great hospitality. Many thanks to the great staff.

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New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 1

It was my friends birthday so thought of going for park lane menu which was 7 course and best of the best of Nobu but we were so disappointed with the location , as New Yorker we were expecting the ambience to be similar but it was so boring and so pale . We were dressed and kind of sad to get in to a casual place . Otherwise everything else was good

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KH
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were impeccable. Our waiter offered some great dish suggestions and ensured our glasses were topped up at all times. Our seats were rather close to other diners but apart from that we enjoyed every bit of this experience.

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London
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice wooooow

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Mother daughter trip to London from USA. Dinner was delicious & our waitress was very kind & attentive.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner
Good for sharing

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London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

New Years dinner

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EH
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First noticeable thing was the service, which is outstanding. The food is very tasty and well balanced. Had an amazing at Nobu and will definitely eat there more often

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Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

40th Birthday

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Good place, good service but regular sushi, nothing special.. will also go there for the newyears eve

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