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“Excellent food, boisterous atmosphere” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Nobu

Nobu
Crescent Road | Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 426 0760
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Ranked #270 of 5,571 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Nobu, the world-renowned Japanese restaurant created by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, combines his cutting edge style with South American influences to create a truly stunning space and unforgettable dining experience. Complemented by a sushi bar and sake lounge, Nobu gives you the perfect excuse to dress to impress, bring your friends to revel in the joys of good food, great conversation and a little oriental magic.
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Excellent food, boisterous atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

My husband and I took our 14 year old son one night during our spring break vacation. Due to its overwhelming popularity, we accepted a 10:00 reservation, which was fine given it was one of our first nights at the resort and we were not adjusted to local time. The restaurant was completely booked, but we had an excellent table in the middle of the restaurant. Service was well paced and our waitress was very helpful with suggestions while placing our order. We ordered a variety of sushi, small appetizers and dessert, as well as the special Easter champagne cocktail offered that evening. Each dish was well plated and drinks were excellent. My only criticism would be the loud and repetitive music. I understand it is meant to be part of the ambiance, but even my teenaged son said the music was a bit too loud and repetitive in an annoying sort of way. I would definitely eat there again, but would suggest that management update their music selection :)

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic restaurant - great celebrity spotting!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Always wonderful food and drinks, made even greater if you spot a celebrity or two, we got lucky! Expensive, but worth a visit for a special treat.

Visited April 2013
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Doha
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31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Great. Variety of food in courses as well as a la carte. Lovely desserts. Not so good ambiance. Hate dark places. Busy on Fridays so service can be slow. Reservations advised as its very popular.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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22 restaurant reviews
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“food good but pricing obscene”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I tried Nobu two weeks ago for my wife's birthday.
The food is excellent and interesting, portions tiny and wine very expensive.
I do not mind blowing a lot of money but I hate being taken for a fool.
I can buy Oyster Bay Sauvignon Black for aed 65, selling it for 700 a bottle is a little expensive. That is 11 times.

Would I go back? no...better value else where.
The price of the wine and food destroyed my enjoyment.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Brilliant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

I've always wanted to try Nobu and it definately lived up to the reputation. The decor was classy and the food was tasty. I would recommend the tempura vegetables and the chocolate bento box.

Visited May 2012
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