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Nobu

207 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 (Downtown)
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Ranked #226 of 4,055 Restaurants in San Diego
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Price range: $30 - $60
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Cuisines: Sushi
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Good for: Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: L Street
Transit: Gaslamp
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English first
Laguna Hills, CA
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We went to Nobu with a few girlfriends this Saturday. All of us love sushi and I have to say if this was the first sushi meal I ever had, I would never eat it again. We shared two large house sakes at $25 each and only had four sushi items. Two cut rolls and four orders of sushi and... More

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Hull, Massachusetts
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88 reviews 88 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This restaurant was recommended by a friend who warned that it's pricey but also noted that it's WORTH it. Both true. I went on the early side as I was traveling for business, so it wasn't very crowded, the staff were incredibly attentive and friendly. I dropped a chopstick on the floor and before I could even reach for it,... More

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Washington Dc, District Of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I lived in Japan as a kid and had a bad experience in the Tokyo fish market, so my relationship with fish, especially raw fish, is tenuous at best. My daughter, on the other hand, loves sushi and wanted me to come to Nobu, one of her favorite places to eat. Thanks to the helpful staff, we were able to... More

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Karlsruhe, Germany
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

Tried Nobu the first time in Dubai years ago and so it was clear to book Nobu in San Diego. And guess what it was fantastic. Every piece of Sushi, Sashimi or hot dishes was awesome. Can't say more. Just good as I expected.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I was here for a convention and the location is close to the conference center. We asked our waiter to bring selections and we ate family style. I would recommend as we all tried sushi we may not have tried if we ordered on our own. Very nice for small group. Fish was fresh and served beautifully. Really liked the... More

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Vista, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My wife had asked to come here for her birthday dinner. She is a huge fan of live sea urchin and it is hard to find places that do it right. She was amazed how well they do it here. All the fish was fresh and had amazing flavor. These guys know how to do it right. We sat at... More

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Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Had dinner here with customers last weekend, the food was beautiful, service was impeccable and the atmosphere was lively. The only word of caution I have is that for a customer dinner, the noise level is too high for a good conversation around business. I also wouldn't rate this a great place for a romantic dinner, at least in the... More

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Hamden, Connecticut
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77 reviews 77 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Have heard many comments about this restaurant chain, and finally got to go to the one in San Diego because it was near the convention center. Chilean Sea Bass is my one and only favorite fish dish and cooking it in a Black Bean Sauce gave it an entirely different flavor. The original Wakame salad was a tasty combination, as... More

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Hemet, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Best I've ever had. Yes, it's pricey, especially for us, but the service was well above par and the food was an adventure in taste. If you like small portions (I usually don't), it's very "gourmet" and was a good experience for my son. Try it once.

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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124 reviews 124 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This has to be one of the easiest Nobus at which to get a table at short notice. It's rather ordinary inside and oddly lit, but once you get to the food, that doesn't matter. Everything was excellent, with the Colorado lamb chops, black cod and lobster tempura standing out. Service was friendly and efficient, and our waiter was genuinely... More

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