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726 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3513
+1 805-543-3986
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (37 reviews)
“bisque” (54 reviews)
“lettuce wraps” (37 reviews)
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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726 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3513
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Reviewed April 25, 2015

This is an outdoor restaurant alongside a creek. There are standing heaters throughout the restaurant to ward off the chill. You may be glad if you have a light sweater or jacket -- just in case. The food is simply outstanding. It is an eclectic...More

Thank Carolyn J
Reviewed April 22, 2015

We stopped at the Novo booth (twice!) during the Farmer's Market on Thursday night. The first time we got the shrimp rolls, which were delicious. The second time we got a lamb wrap. It was fabulous! I can only imagine how good the food is...More

Thank dmresource
Reviewed April 21, 2015

We chose this place as we were walking by the creek and noticed the large outdoor seating area overlooking the creek. We didn't expect a lot for food quality but was pleasantly surprised. The menu has a lot of variety of food including Asian and...More

Thank James K
Reviewed April 20, 2015

Great service and amazing food. Went with BFF to celebrate birthday. Megan our waitress was spot on in recommending a great local point noir. I had the carnitas sopes- pork was perfectly prepared! BFF had the petite filet; said it was well prepared. Spring rolls...More

Thank Tnabnaca
Reviewed April 19, 2015

We needed to be at the nearby San Luis Obispo Airport within an hour and wanted to grab a bite to eat for lunch Downtown. A local recommended Novo, so that is how we ended up at a recent pick for "Wine Enthusiast's" Top 100...More

Thank Rumples
Reviewed April 19, 2015

While visiting SLO and while my husband worked I took a taxi into town. What a beautiful town. It has lots of places to shop, drink and eat. I wanted ambiance. From the museum you could take a walk along covered walkways, with trees, flowers...More

Thank csoman
Reviewed April 15, 2015

On this trip north, we went about 120 miles out of our way to stop here for Lunch, we were heading to Three Rivers, CA and I typically go from Santa Barbara, via I5/US99, however this time, we decided not to risk having to find...More

Thank Charles M
Reviewed April 15, 2015

We popped in here for a late lunch one day. We were seated quickly on a table overlooking the creek which was really nice. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive. She took our drinks order, I ordered the cider which was really refreshing. We...More

Thank Keebab
Reviewed April 5, 2015

Stopped here for lunch after a quick check on TA. We sat outside by the creek. We opted for 5 starters between the 4 of us and everything was fresh and delicious. My favourite was the calamari which was superb. Our waitress was great and...More

1  Thank Natalie Y
Reviewed April 1, 2015

outdoor atmosphere is perfection, service is wonderful, food is AMAZING (ordered harissa chicken and red curry dishes).

1  Thank Jessica B
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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions
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
  • E-mail
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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