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726 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3513
+1 805-543-3986
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (28 reviews)
“bisque” (51 reviews)
“lettuce wraps” (34 reviews)
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
726 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3513
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My daughter and I were staying in Morro Bay for my Birthday in early July and she insisted on taking me to this restaurant. It was absolutely gorgeous with great ambiance. She requested a table by the running creek and they gave it to us...More

Thank Gloriazz
Reviewed 1 week ago

With lights under the stars and the gurgling sound of the river below, this was just a wonderful delight. All the wines are good by the glass, half bottle or bottles. Food is Italian, but has an Asian flair with dishes that include lightly grilled...More

Thank HappyTraveler0109
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived for dinner with 4 adults, 3 young kids and no reservation and could not have had a better night. The service was fantastic and they really went out of their way to look after us. Food was some of the best we ate...More

Thank ausswedams
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for lunch on a recent visit of San Luis Obispo. Service was wonderful, and the food was a super fresh and delicious. Sitting on the outside deck, looking at the creek below on a beautiful day was so relaxing....More

Thank Mlirvine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Though we had to wait for a long time for a table it was a pleasure to spend time there. Food was amazing, service also!

Thank TuristaFeliceAM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely perfect meal here, even though there was a slight wait (and we had made a reservation). The food was unbelievably delicious, particularly the green curry. It might be the best curry I've ever had. The Korean BBQ ribs appetizer was also delicious. Beautiful atmosphere.

Thank Sarah G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here is 5 star. The food is fresh and delicious. They have a creative menu with an asian flare. Worth a trip!

Thank Traveldoc14
Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

This place deserves its high ranking. We shared the salmon bisque, spring rolls, and a lamb kasha salad. Everything was fresh and excellent. The bisque is amazing, with large chunks of salmon. A bowl has almost as much salmon as would come with a salmon...More

Thank Jon R
Reviewed June 9, 2017

We took our daughter here for her 21st birthday in May and had a delicious meal on their back patio. It was an unusually warm evening for SLO in May but the nearby hearing lamps were still appreciated. It must have been prom night for...More

Thank Kenneth_from_Cal
Reviewed June 3, 2017 via mobile

The ambiance alongside the creek is unbeatable. Service is usually good to great in my past experiences. A little pricey but the food options are nice which include some that are not commonly found any other places. When all tables are full, it can be...More

Thank Sun_Fun_Beach_Travel
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July 11, 2016|
Response from Bobbysox_7 | Reviewed this property |
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February 28, 2016|
Response from Shanny C | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for your inquiry about Mother's Day brunch at Novo. Novo is open for brunch every Sunday so we will for sure be serving brunch. Our chef may design a special menu for that day, however, it has not been... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 726 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3513
    (Broad st.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-543-3986
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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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