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Nobu

#118 of 3,816 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Downtown
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207 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 (L Street)
+1 619-814-4124
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:45 pm
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Tijuana, Mexico
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of those restaurants where you can eat fancy non-ordinary Japanese food. It is exquisite although pricey. Be prepared to taste extraordinary flavors and also for high check. It is worth it. Service, of course is exceptionally good.

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Thank Arturo S
Livingston, New Jersey
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294 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Atmosphere is casual. THe mushroom salad was outstanding and the taste of it was memorable. Other than that, the miso cod was rubbery and none of the other dishes were worth writing home about. Not my favorite of the Nobus.

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Thank AmyC723
Houston, Texas
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to Nobu twice, my first time in Dallas and the second in San Diego. Both times did not disappoint. Some people hear Nobu and roll their eyes because they hate the concept of sushi and raw fish. To those folk who are still reading this, there is good news! My boyfriend likes everything cooked, nothing raw whatsoever... More 

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Thank gabriellestephens25
Fort Collins, Colorado
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561 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined on a recent rainy Sunday evening during Restaurant Week and found the food to be the most subtle, refined, nuanced modern Asian food we have ever experienced - and we have had a good bit of it around the world. I don't use the word "amazing" lightly, but I am ready to use it for the food here... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is highly rated so I came to see if they deserved all the accolades. The tempura was some of the best I've ever eaten. I don't usually order it since I've been disappointed to many times. They do it right at Nobu. The nigiri was a bit small for the price - it's twice as much as any... More 

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Thank RocksnNRoses
Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been a Nobu customer and fan for several years. But this particular Nobu came very short to my expectations. For starters it's as loud as a frat bar. No comparison to the zen experience you get elsewhere (New York for example). Secondly they take your order and then forget about it except, of course, when it comes to the... More 

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Thank Aliki L
Sydney
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every morsel, every dish is devine. The flavour is delicate yet intense. Black cod miso is a must have dish. Contrast with squid 'pasta" The cocktails are yum..try the Nashi Eiderflower. Service is attentive.

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Thank WellBeing328
Little Rock, Arkansas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was amazing. The service was great. The atmosphere was fantastic. As always, everything was perfect ... expensive, but worth it!

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Thank ckfullen
Westfield, New Jersey
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181 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The yellow tail with jalapeno, rock shrimp tempura, miso cod, spicy crab, lobster ceviche and bento box dessert are all the classics and amazing, no matter where u go. The price always shocks me.

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Thank pcg123
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small plated dishes, but absolutly amazing !! Great service, friendly staff nice enviroment. Inside Hard Rock hotel so convient if you are staying there.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $60
Cuisine
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 207 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
    (L Street)
  • Public Transportation: Gaslamp
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-814-4124

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?