We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Nobu Ryokan Malibu

22752 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-5039
Contact accommodation for availability.
There are similar hotels available.
View all
Traveler (36)
Room & Suite (22)
Pool & Beach (4)


#5 of 6 hotels in Malibu
Our 16 custom guest rooms are each distinctive and one-of-a-kind, with luxurious common threads that run through them all, including ensuite fireplaces, sweeping skylights, private decks, and thoughtful design to offer you the peace, privacy, and ease while under our roof. True relaxation awaits in each of our stunning rooms.
Read more
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Breakfast available
Baggage storage
Dry cleaning
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Show more
Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
14Reviews4Q+A5Room tips
Traveler rating
  • 10
  • 1
  • 2
  • 0
  • 1
Time of year
Traveler type
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Jeremiah Christopher wrote a review Aug 2021
California532 contributions107 helpful votes
The Nobu Ryokan Malibu is a fabulous, relaxing, elegant property, with amazing, uncompromising, top of the line service. The entire staff worked seamlessly together, to create a most memorable and enjoyable stay. Our suite was sweet and spacious, with two luxurious spa like bathrooms. The room has a couple easy fixes that need to be addressed: ie a new carpet in the living area, discoloration's or oil stains on the couch need to be removed, and the bed needs to be replaced. It felt like a futon, a thin, hard, old futon mattress, which detracted from the luxurious vibe the hotel is striving for. Located right on the ocean, we enjoyed our terrace for sunning, relaxing, dining, and taking in the ocean scene. One of the rooms highlights was the mini bar. It was completely personalized, down to the very last detail. All requests were answered thoroughly. While staying at the Ryokan, I also enjoyed a very powerful Reiki session in my room, through Fit Concierge. I HIGHLY recommend having a Reiki session at the Ryokan, it was like the icing on the cake for our stay. I hope you get a chance to stay at the Nobu Ryokan Malibu soon. Thank you one last time too, to the entire Nobu Ryokan Malibu family, for your amazing hospitality and care!
Read more
Date of stay: August 2021
Room Tip: Oceanfront rooms have lovely views, while garden rooms seem to be more private.
See more room tips
1 Helpful vote
anouska c wrote a review Aug 2021
New York City, New York237 contributions39 helpful votes
My brother, sister and I had a fantastic time at Nobu. The food was delicious and the views are amazing as previous reviewers have attested to. Cocktails are not to be missed. But I feel like what set it apart was the incredible service we received from Francisco and his team. They provided terrific guidance on the menu and just made the overall experience feel special.
Read more
Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Rhys O wrote a review Mar 2021
San Francisco, California4 contributions
Where do I start? In most hotels, the arrival experience is the be-all and end-all. Not this one, from arrival to departure, the Nobu Ryokan made us feel like family throughout our entire stay. A huge and special thanks to Gerard, Jeff, Austin, Trevor, Erick, Eddie, Soony, Allyson and Janelle!
Read more
Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
EddieHernz wrote a review Aug 2020
Santa Monica, California2 contributions19 helpful votes
Let me begin by saying, I have done 5 staycations in Malibu since the pandemic began and 4 have been on Carbon Beach, my favorite beach in LA County (I live in LA). As far as location goes, Nobu Ryokan is great, but that is where it begins and ends. We went to Nobu Ryokan for a milestone birthday and I had high expectations. I knew the area well, so was just looking forward to the hotel experience. Our experience started with the staff booking the wrong date (despite the communication being via email), something my girlfriend luckily caught with the confirmation. When selecting rooms I was asked whether I wanted a garden, beach or ocean view room, I selected ocean view. The confirm has a great photo of a 2nd floor room facing directly to the ocean. We check in and the room we had could at best be described as a partial ocean room. I politely requested a room change and even stated I would pay more, but staff could not accommodate. We then enjoyed the beach and the paddle boards (other nice things about hotel). We then ordered lunch. It took over an hour and the portions were absurdly small, finger food would not be accurate, more like pinky food. We then requested to move back our reservation time at Nobu Malibu cause we were so hungry but did not want to order again and wait only to spoil our appetite, once again staff could not accommodate (this is a theme). I have been to Nobu Malibu many times, so I simply requested that Nobu Ryokan book a nice ocean view table outside (not a big request since it is Covid and all dining is al fresco). We arrive at the restaurant and big surprise, we are placed in the only obstructed view table in the entire deck area, this was after the hotel assured me they had personally viewed the table. Later that night we decided we wanted a little snack and we were informed the kitchen closed at 10pm, once again the staff could not accommodate. Great location, nice venue, horrendous service and even more incompetent management. Upon notifying the general manager of all the issues she insulted me! I can honestly say this is not worth $500 a night let alone $2000+. If you want to experience carbon beach, rent a bungalow on Airbnb for much less and you will have a much better experience in Malibu. And if you want great service and to be pampered, go to Calamigos Ranch and beach club.
Read more
Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
17 Helpful votes
Ryan M wrote a review Dec 2019
72 contributions81 helpful votes
We stopped in on a killer afternoon at the perfect time to enjoy a fun sampling of what Nobu has to offer. I was honestly expecting to be underwhelmed when I ordered the first round of food but that was only a matter of minutes before I was soon proven wrong. The sashimi I ordered was some of the best I have ever had, with the Toro being out of this world in quality. The chicken and waffles are fun as are the tacos of any flavor. The yakitori filet was pretty good, with the lobster ceviche being exceptional and one of the highlights on the seafood side. We had so much fun here we just kept ordering food and drinks and soaking up the killer vibes.
Read more
Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
4 Helpful votes
United StatesCaliforniaMalibuMalibu
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Nobu Ryokan Malibu
Which popular attractions are close to Nobu Ryokan Malibu?
Nearby attractions include Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum (0.6 miles), Malibu Pier (0.3 miles), and Malibu Lagoon State Beach (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Nobu Ryokan Malibu?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a fitness center, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Nobu Ryokan Malibu?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Nobu Ryokan Malibu?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Nobu Ryokan Malibu?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Nobu Ryokan Malibu?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nobu Malibu, Malibu Farm Restaurant, and Malibu Farm Pier Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Nobu Ryokan Malibu?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is Nobu Ryokan Malibu located near the city center?
Yes, it is 1.0 miles away from the center of Malibu.
Are any cleaning services offered at Nobu Ryokan Malibu?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Nobu Ryokan Malibu?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Will Rogers State Historic Park (9.1 miles) and Annenberg Community Beach House (9.1 miles).
Is Nobu Ryokan Malibu accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.