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Nobu Malibu

22706 Pacific Coast Highway, Ste 18, Malibu, CA 90262
310-317-9140
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Ranked #3 of 82 restaurants in Malibu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Good for: Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

What a great place and great food! The location is perfect: you are right on the water (almost over the water, with high tide). You can sit on the terrace or inside and it still feels like you are in the open air. The menu is fantastic and any questions are answered by a very polite, well trained informed staff.... More

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Malibu, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The views of the ocean and the movers & shakers is what makes a reservation at nobu so coveted. The food is very good but You can get equally good food at bui or Katsuya . Is it worth the wait/ expense? Sure as the service is fabulous and it's not just dinner it's entertainment as well! See you there... More

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London
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72 reviews 72 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is a modern building with clean lines. The restaurant and bar overlook the sea. If you like sunsets and crashing waves this is the place for you. The food was sensational and flavorful. We tried almost everything. Beautiful presentation as well. The plates averaged about $26 per plate to share and I enjoyed the recommendations by the waiters but... More

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Food was outstanding and views were amazing. Seemed like we were in the ocean with the waves breaking not too far from where we were sitting. I'd ask for the outside area when making reservations. Very trendy and 5 stars for the people watching!

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Galway, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My partner and I had lunch at this restaurant recently, word of caution, if you want to eat here for the experience of eating here, just for the experience you have to let the server know that you JUST WANT A MAIN COURSE ONLY, otherwise they will keep suggesting more courses to try, possibly due to their compulsory gratitude of... More

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Newquay, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Had an excellent dinner here, the sashimi was incredible and service was non fussy and attentive. Definitely the best Nobu I've been to. Had a table out on the terrace which was great. Booked over the phone from the UK. I wasn't impressed with the Mayfair one in London, the food is nowhere near as good as Malibu. Everything was... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Nobu is expensive, but it was so good we didn't leave anything on our plate. Set on Carbon beach, the view is great and the food is better.

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London, United Kingdom
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135 reviews 135 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I visited several nobus around the world and this is the worst. It's actually gone worse since moving from their previous location. The current location, on the sea front, is the only good thing about it. The food was disappointing for this class of restaurant, win tiny portions and slow service. Overpriced as well for what you get.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

While the food lived up to the reputation the experience did not! Service was horrible and that's not strong enough. We made our reservation a month to the day as advised but still were told the prime views were unavailable. Ok. Fine. But when my daughter ordered three courses and they were all brought at once before we were served... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Super location and impressive selection of autos in the car park. Inside nice decor and lucky to get a good seat overlooking the sea. Ok it's pricey and in certain respects it's worth it. But we had for starters scallop spicy miso chips 8 dollars, lobster and shrimp tacos at 6 dollars a piece and you had to order two.... More

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