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726 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3513 (Broad st.)
(805) 543-3986
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Denver
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

very charming out back on the patio creekside, food was excellent and great variety on the menu. Had the curry and though on the spicy side (menu did indicate this) it was great food.

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Thank stormy1381
San Luis Obispo, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Food is tasty. Atomosphere is fun. Location is great. All in all a great experience. Italian food by a true Italian. The staff was smiling and served us like family.

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Thank ricknslo
Irvine
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Super cute restaurant located in the heart of San Luis, the restaurant sits right atop the SLO creek. Great place to have a bite to eat and visit with family and friends. We ended up ordering various appetizers and made a meal of them. We tried the spring rolls, fried calamari, and potato samosa...all tasty but a bit pricy (averaging... More 

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Thank 2chick
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The creekside patio makes a great place to dine! Interesting menu with lots of good choices. Food well prepared. Service good.

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Thank Diane M
San Luis Obispo, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, and very nice setting outside on the patio along he creek in downtown. The food is always amazing and they switch up the menu every so often. Love this place!

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Thank mo0321
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good professional staff. Beautiful out back deck, dog friendly. Excellent eclectic cuisine. Great bar. A bit on the upscale side of dining but well worth it.

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Thank Guswthomasson
Middle East
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent meal outside by the creek, interesting menu, good service, from Amber Very large wine list, amazing outdoor setting, surrounded by trees- feels like being in a forest. The lights gives it a xmas feel. Just lovely.

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Thank TamTamMiddleEast
California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Service was very good. Had there signature shrimp avocado fresh spring rolls, no flavor really so they offered two sauces to dip in. One a haberno super hot and other super hot soy sauce neither complimented just made overpowering. Tables were cheap and rickety. Most tables couldn't enjoy creekside. Very busy heard long waits. Get reservations. Duck dish was good... More 

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Chocowinity
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Quiet shady spot outside along the creek/walkway for lunch. Service was excellent . They wrapped our left overs in foil so they would stay fresh for later as we were traveling . Sandwiches were fresh and attractively presented. I highly recommend Novo.

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Thank B S
Oxford, Mississippi
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dining al fresco is wonderful at Novo. We both had the steaks and they were able to seat us earlier than our reservation. We also got to enjoy the wine tasting they sponsored before our dinner.

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Thank Bonnie N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $30
Cuisine
Pacific Rim, Gluten Free, American, International
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
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: (805) 543-3986
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?