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“Practical decent international japanese” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Nobu Tokyo

Nobu Tokyo
4-1-28 Toranomon | Toranomon Tower Office1F, Minato, Tokyo Prefecture 105-0001, Japan
+81 3-5733-0070
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Ranked #46 of 6,426 restaurants in Minato
Price range: $25 - $100
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Tokyo, Japan
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87 reviews 87 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Practical decent international japanese”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Bento boxes, Cod, and various Japanese and fusion cuisine. The place caters to local and expatriates.Special fish and ships meal called Martin's special, named I believe after a broker Martin Hesketh (aka. Smudgey) who kept going there. Good for standard business lunch.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Earth, Texas
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527 reviews 527 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 186 cities Reviews in 186 cities
393 helpful votes 393 helpful votes
“Very good, but a sterile atmosphere plus skyhigh prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

luckily, we were guests of a friend / so nto to worry too much.
Nobu clearly is different - much less crowded, much more a kind of sitdown dinner place, lage room with hige tables. less noisy though, than london.
Food was very good, no complaints, i think we spent easily 150 euro per head,
and got a few strange elements of food. smallish!

might really want to try original japanese

Remember, did Nobu not start in the US?

Visited October 2012
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Milan, Italy
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great Japanese food outside Japan”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

The truth is that in Tokyo you eat very well everywhere you go specially Sushi. So visiting Nobu
is just another restaurant with a nice atmosphere that really has nothing to do with what we know
in other cities. So in Tokyo better to try other restaurants and leave Nobu to have a nice dinner in LONDON, DUBAI NEW YORK, MIAMI. ATHENS, Beijing and many other cities that Matsuhisa is present.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Asia
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15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Absolutely Good Food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Good services and Good food! It is expensive but worth to try! Especially some of their fusion items. Crispy Rice with Tuna, Cod fish nobu style, softshell crab roll. They are all amazing.

Visited September 2012
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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Good but a bit of a sparse atmosphere.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

Don't get me wrong, the cuisine is always great at Nobu- but there is something lacking in the sparse atmosphere. It is definitely a place to see and be seen dining at in Tokyo- and my sea bass was excellent, the dessert box was stupendous, and the wine list quite comprehensive, though over-priced. I would recommend this place for business dinners or adult gatherings rather than for a romantic dinner. A drink at the bar is nice before dining. Ask for a table along the window if you want a quiet spot.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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