Nobu - London

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2503 reviews
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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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4.5
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nobu was outstanding- the food and the service. A must for any trip to London

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CS
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another fantastic evening at Nobu. The food was delicious and special mention to our waitress who was helpful, chatty and friendly

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

The staff was rude

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CD
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A beautiful experience with a fantastic service!!!

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m
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

You sat me next to Ludacris. My colleague and I had the time of our lives!

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LR
London
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service is good but the food is simply amazing, we had a fantastic birthday dinner.

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FA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 2

Nothing like any other Nobu I've ever been to. Very noisy, ambiance was poor and lacking any charm. Food was good but not outstanding.

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SH
London
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent waitress helped us to choose from extensive menu. Food was exquisite.

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k
Hamburg Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

Exzellentes Essen, aber arroganter Service (zeitlich unter Druck gesetzt worden, damit wir möglichst schnell dinieren und das trotz Vorreservierung), Rechnung um über 50 Pfund überhöht, angeblich ein "Versehen", laute Atmosphäre - Fazit: 1 Besuch reicht, anderswo kann man auch gut dinieren.

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SR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 2

Bland and tasteless. Not the Nobu of the past. Much better Japanese in London than this.

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SN
London
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Best Japanese in the world. I eat the same thing every time and it seems to just get better.

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EM
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Very noisy - too many tables squashed together. Made the ambience terrible and very hard to hear anything other than very loud diners. Food good but overpriced given the overall experience

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food would go back again.

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K
Bristol
13 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great food and service. It’s a super dining experience although at times quite loud. Difficult to have a decent conversation.

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DP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just excellent as usual. The set lunch menu is good value for money

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a
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

This was the third time we went to Nobu in London. The place is nice but too big comparing with other Nobu we have already visited.
Service was a bit confusing, various waiters serving us so not very 'personal'.
Noise was a bit high. Food was good, some dishes were outstanding, others were just OK.

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OA
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 1

I went to Nobu for my birthday meal with a few friends. The ambience makes it look like a canteen. I know it’s probably not the best choice for vegetarians but I wanted to see what the fuss was about and oh boy! Was I disappointed? Yes! The menu doesn’t explain what the dishes mean. I ordered a vegetarian one at the recommendation of the waiter and it was a pot of boiled and tasteless vegetables. I have never eaten a worse meal before this and that too for this price.
My friends were happy with their steak and salmon dish but not something they would go back for.
I’m definitely not going back.

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EK
London
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious food, kind staff. Would definitely recommend cod and lobster tempura as mains.

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TM
London
24 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food was very tasty. Services was good. Plates are to share. Overall very enjoyable evening.

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M
Houston
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in London. Very professional waiters and the food is over the top always

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food still.

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AM
London
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing food! Just be prepared to pay for it :) £££££

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Dubai
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious produce. Good Food

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wedding anniversary

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C
Toronto
41 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome! We were a large party and our waiter was incredible with keeping up with us and assisting with food order!

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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food and waitress was lovely. They took an extremely long time to give us the bill and card machine

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London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

The food was excellent. Our waiter was brilliant and very helpful.

The only fault was our wait when we arrived. I received an email and a call to ensure that my party was not more than 15 minutes late for the reservation. We arrived on time and had to wait 45 minutes to be seated. No complimentary drink was offered or item on our bill comped. A bit disappointing seeing as the rest of the dining experience was fantastic.

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RI
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

More like a nightclub, unable to speak through dinner. Alcohol an screaming like in a youth disco.
We hasted through dinner to get out of there.
Unacceptable. Never experienced that in ANY restaurant. Especially not in such a (expected) hogh-class restaurant.
A shadow of Nobu Manhattan / New York.

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DW
Stuttgart Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Very nice food - we had the tasting menu; good but not great service. Room was cacophonous. And very, very expensive. An interesting insight into how the very rich like to spend a Saturday evening. I wouldn't go to Nobu again, but liked the food enough to want to hunt out other Japanese restaurants in London where I'm sure there is better value to find.

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TL
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Food was nice but felt the staff were rushing the service, would have liked to have the next course serviced when everyone has finished eating the first.

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EH
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic good and great service. Shall return for the next meal.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Queens award

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London
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

The food was below average and service was even worse. Three people complained about wrong billing and it happened with us as well! Really a horrible experience given the amount we had to pay!

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MW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent, even after so many years since my last visit. Amazing!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Overall a good experience - food quality cannot be questioned its second to none however the restaurant itself could have a better atmosphere and although we had good service overall we were asked to hurry up and vacate the table just it was obvious that we were leaving anyway which marred the experience slightly and was a completely unnecessary intervention.

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London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The sashimi was really fresh and good unfortunately there was no chawanmushi.

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MH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Has changed significantly in past few years -some dishes (ie black cod) remain excellent but others were mediocre and less inspired and quality wasn’t commensurate with price.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food. Drinks overpriced though - £20 for a martini!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Sehr spannendes Erlebnis. Wir kommen wieder.

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Dusseldorf Area
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

This Nobu Old Park Lane in London was the worst restaurant from all other Nobu’s I have been to including NYC, LA and Milan. The sushi was badly rolled, tasted like a usual neighbourhood sushi restaurant. The warm dishes were excellent as usual though. Ambience: a definite NO! Extremely loud and furniture like a work canteen differs quite a lot from the other restaurants of Nobu.
Disappointing overall, needs urgent attention!

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