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Nobu San Diego, San Diego, CA
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Nobu San Diego

4.6
4.6
3140 Reviews
$50 and over
Cocktail Bar
World renowned for its award winning "New Style" Japanese cuisine, Nobu continues to offer savvy diners across the globe a culinary adventure. Our San Diego location is yet another canvas for Chef Nobu Matsuhisa to display his legendary dishes, such as the Black Cod Miso and Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeno. The restaurant which is nestled in the perennially hip and centrally located Hard Rock Hotel also features unique creations by Executive Chef David Meade who has honed his skill at Nobu locations in Miami and New York. Nobu San Diego delivers equally on food, impeccable service and ambiance that is sophisticated yet lively.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 87 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 814-4124

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    David Meade

  • Catering

    For the ultimate catering experience for any occasion, from holiday parties to family dinners, weddings to private jets, Nobu San Diego can make your event a one-of-a-kind experience. Please contact the restaurant at 619.814.4124 or by e-mail at sandiego.events@noburestaurants.com for further information.

  • Private party facilities

    Nobu San Diego is centrally located across from the convention center at the Hard Rock Hotel. Our Private Dining Room can accommodate up to 30 guests for a seated dinner. For larger groups, we can offer partial main dining room or cater to one of the banquet rooms at the Hard Rock Hotel.

  • Private party contact

    Nobu San Diego Events: (877) 465-2095

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Cross street

    L Street

  • Parking details

    Hard Rock Hotel offers valet parking for guests with reservations. Ace Parking structure is also across the street on 6th Ave and L st.

  • Public transit

    Gaslamp

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,140 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and ambiance! Love the HH options too
  2. JG

    JimG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing staff and food!! This team made our night exceptional.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal dining experience.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The host and wait staff told us repeatedly we had a time limit on the table; very ungracious
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food5service2ambience2
    The music was so loud we couldn’t hear the waiter. He was not knowledgeable on what was still on the menu so every time we went to order they were out of multiple dishes. Worst part was the table next to us had ppl screaming nonstop while taking shots, they had a lot of shots. The staff should have gotten them to be respectful of the other patrons but one person in the party needed to be carried out. I was really looking forward to going to a Nobu this was not the experience I was expecting
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was good overall but our side was forgotten and a
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Stuff accommodates our seats was very nice
  8. JR

    JanaR

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nobu did not disappoint! We had our server choose a variety of selections for us from soup to cold items to hot items. She solicited information about what we liked and really nailed it! We loved everything she chose. We were there celebrating a birthday and the prepared a fun dessert for us as well. We brought wine of our own and paid the $50 corkage fee and that helped keep the bill down a bit and we were assured that we'd love the wine too. The service was AMAZING! They were on top of everything. We spilled some water at the table and 3 people converged to handled it immediately. Really exceptional.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable food and service. Literally my favorite restaurant on the planet! It was a bit noisy last night and hard to hear people at our small table of four but other than that everything was simply amazing, as it always is!
  10. I

    Ioana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Satisfied with services, food, location, ambiance.
  11. u

    upforagoodmeal

    Louisville

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Note noise level was quiet because we chose a table on the patio. Dining room is high energy.
  12. MA

    MichaelA

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Solid level of service. Didn’t disappoint. Food was excellent. Hand rolls & shashimi very good ! Used to go regularly & now I’m not sure why I waited so long to return. Putting it back on the list of places to go more frequently.
  13. p

    paolab

    El Paso

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Great service, was a bit noisy, and the food was Okay. It is different but glad we went and tried it. I think it is more hype than anything.
  14. g

    gr8viewdining

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and quality of the food was great! Nice place for special occasions.
  15. s

    seattlemom76

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience!! Jane was incredible and we had her order our entire meal which she nailed. It is our go-to when we come to San Diego!
  16. l

    leelee

    Raleigh

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    First time at restaurant not at the level for the prices. Sashimi pieces very small and had entire order of sashimi order that came out as sushi instead with wasabi with no recourse by staff. Had to remind waiter of second sashimi order that must have been forgotten.
  17. KT

    KarT

    Atlanta

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food delicious!
  18. TW

    TimothyW

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic per usual!! Thank you.
  19. YT

    YvonneT

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    Good food but not enough to make up for the below average service. We were there for 3.5 hours because food took so long to come out. Never once while dining there, our water glass got refill. We have to flagged different staff down for water and drinks. It’s not a cheap restaurant, and for the service provided, NOT WORTH IT!
  20. k

    kbennyc

    New York Area

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and great service!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It wws great Anuncié que era reunión de Cumpleaños y ellos no hicieron algo por ofrecernos algo especial o dar un postre al invitado Eso estuvo mal en mi percepción de cliente
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    67 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience2
    We been to Nobu all over the World, included Milan and Monte Carlo, but this location did not impress us much. We love Newport Beach, Malibu the most. Absolutely no views outside, but fake flowers wall and street, we had like 5 waiters, and they messed up correct order. Sushi were fresh, but nothing special. Not sure if come back.
  23. MM

    MichelleM

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Just ok. Food was good, but not extraordinary. Small portions for such big prices.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family and I had the best time at Nobu. Ariel (Spanish pronounce) was the best. Everything he recommended came out wonderfully. The best service for being our first time.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing experience at Nobu.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Anniversary
  27. R

    Rookie2dining

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Didn’t think the price matched the quality of food.
  28. HS

    HowardS

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food is excellent, service is good. Loud and and difficult to navigate a full room.
  29. C

    Chamaine

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful! Totally misunderstood the concept and the hype. It’s good and reputation well deserved.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious. Incredible flavors and high-quality fish!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Unacceptable
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an amazing time at NOBU San Diego. Laid back, but classy. Delicious food. And great service. Especially Terry!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience3
    Graduation
  34. VW

    ValisaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was amazing. Our server was very knowledgeable and the food was great.
  35. J

    Joey

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Great food and server. Two obnoxious guys sitting at table next to us were very loud and dropping F-boom every other word. They ruined the night. We asked to be moved to the bar sitting area for coffee and dessert. Manager apologized and comped the dessert. Would like to come back under better circumstances.
  36. D

    Daniel

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Paid $700 for 3 people. We all left hungry and had stomach aches the next day.
  37. F

    Foodzilla

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    1) Nobu was uncomfortably warm. There must've been an issue w/ HVAC or the A/C just could not withstand the heat wave. It was clearly 78-80 degrees indoors and I paid $700+ for this experience. 2) I approached my server in stealth fashion, unbeknownst to dinner mates, right after seating. Gave my credit card to my server and said "run this meal on my card at the end". She nodded, smiled, and pocketed my card. This is a strategy I've employed successfully numerous times prior to pay a bill for the table while not allowing dinner mates to pay, and I only need to sign @ the end. But my server came to table @ the end, whipped out my card, shockingly whipped out the bill and proceeded to place the bill DOWN onto the table between me and my cousin w/ the mobile payment machine. I grabbed the billfold mid-air from her so no one would see the bill and said, "This is why I gave you my card!" No response 🤨. Lesson learned - don't assume all servers understand this strategy, give more direction next time. Even if there is some policy that I'm unaware of - she could've told me! Or pulled me away from the table to complete my clandestine operation to pay!😖 2) Had made an OpenTable reservation for 4 ppl a few days prior, but wanted to change to 6. When one day prior OpenTable showed no availability, I called Nobu (1 day prior) and spoke w/ a host to try to modify. She said my table only fit 4 and that Nobu was "at capacity" in a stern tone. No solution 🙁. Then around midnight I went on OpenTable seeking a miracle. Low and behold, many time slots were available! I only had to bump up time from 6:15 to 5:45 to get my table for 6! Huh?! 🤨 I was simultaneously happy, perplexed and disappointed in Nobu. 4) The PROS: I would eat @ Nobu again specifically b/c food was memorably delicious, served quickly, and cocktails were 300% amazing. Staff worked swiftly, always clearing the table of dinnerware, perhaps too often, but things flowed smoothly. Staff were kind + responsive overall.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was really amazing even if drink service was a little slow. Only real complaint was the noise level but even that was manageable. No I does not disappoint!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    3 year anniversary! Everything was fresh and amazing
  40. AM

    AdrianM

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good customer service and food. Definitely overpriced.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Nobu San Diego using the Order Online button. Nobu San Diego also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Nobu San Diego also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 814-4124.

Nobu San Diego is rated 4.6 stars by 3140 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 87 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
Google Map for Nobu San Diego

207 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    L Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Hard Rock Hotel offers valet parking for guests with reservations. Ace Parking structure is also across the street on 6th Ave and L st.

  • Public transit

    Gaslamp

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    David Meade

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 814-4124

  • Catering

    For the ultimate catering experience for any occasion, from holiday parties to family dinners, weddings to private jets, Nobu San Diego can make your event a one-of-a-kind experience. Please contact the restaurant at 619.814.4124 or by e-mail at sandiego.events@noburestaurants.com for further information.

  • Private party facilities

    Nobu San Diego is centrally located across from the convention center at the Hard Rock Hotel. Our Private Dining Room can accommodate up to 30 guests for a seated dinner. For larger groups, we can offer partial main dining room or cater to one of the banquet rooms at the Hard Rock Hotel.

  • Private party contact

    Nobu San Diego Events: (877) 465-2095

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