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Novo

726 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3513
(805) 543-3986
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $30
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Broad st.
Description: Set against a rich eclectic backdrop, Novo's international flavors are the leading ingredients in an exotic dining experience. Located downtown San Luis Obispo in a historic turn of the century building with spectacular creekside dining. Multi award winning restaurant for food, service and ambiance. Extensive global and local wine and beer selection. Novo easily accommodates large parties either on one of the patios in in their lower level "cellar room". A favorite with both locals and tourists, Novo is a truly a San Luis Obispo experience.
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goleta
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Loved our Salmon Salad and yummy, yummy Spring Rolls, the best in the whole world, heap!!! There may have been some flies roaming around my legs, did not like that.

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Menlo Park, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Had a great family dinner at Novo- great creekside ambiance, easy kids menu for 5 year old and hard to choose what the adults liked best--salmon was superb,pork carnets were excellent but the hands down winner was the Moroccan fried chicken; great seasoning, quinoa pilaf and spiced yoghurt sides. Definite "repeat" restaurant.

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omaha, ne
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Had a lovely dinner with my daughter at this pleasant outdoor site. We enjoyed the tofu lettuce wraps and asian noodles which the kitchen was kind enough to split. Service was swift and pleasant. The food was good, but not outstanding. Still, a very enjoyable evening.

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Nipomo, California
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147 reviews 147 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The ambiance is very nice by the creek, but the positives of the restaurant stop there. The service was ok but the food was awful. We had two portions of the Chow, one with beef and one with chicken. The food was totally bland and "dead" there was absolutely no taste of the ginger or any other spice. The shrimp... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Well, I was lucky to get a table by the creek and really enjoyed the atmosphere. Also nothing to complain about the service. The thing is: the food wasn't that good. Other than the starters (had calamaris) everything was just... average and pricey. I had higher expectations after reading other reviews and, while Novo didn't disappoint me completely it didn't... More

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Camarillo, California
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94 reviews 94 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Don't let my title fool you. The food here was very tasty, but everything we tried felt to me like comfort food. I ordered the petite fillet which came with sautéed veggies and mashed potatoes. Other than the veggies being a little too salty, the dish was delightful. My son ordered the pork sopes, which he enjoyed. My wife ordered... More

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Pasadena, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

the patio is beautiful especially at night! the food is delicious. the drinks from the bar are delicious. the bartender is fun to talk with and very helpful to find just the drink for you. did I say the food is delicious yes it is very!

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London
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Visited on holiday and had a wonderful meal in great surroundings. The service was excellent and the atmosphere and food also superb.

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Winter Springs, Florida
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116 reviews 116 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
277 helpful votes 277 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

I am in the area for business and since I had to stay the weekend, I brought my wife with me. I asked some co-workers if there was a must eat restaurant in the area and they said Novo. They were certainly right! Everything about it was excellent. It is very deceiving from the street as all you see is... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Very good food and service. A most pleasant Deck shaded by large trees and just over and beside a small creek. A very good way to enjoy a meal. Don't miss this one.

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