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Review of Nobu

Ranked #149 of 9,657 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Nobu, the world-renowned Japanese restaurant created by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, combines his cutting edge style with South American influences to create a truly stunning space and unforgettable dining experience. Complemented by a sushi bar and sake lounge, Nobu gives you the perfect excuse to dress to impress, bring your friends to revel in the joys of good food, great conversation and a little oriental magic.
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

Inside the Atlantis complex (a family-oriented Las Vegas-style resort), Nobu is definetely not good as usual in terms of decor and food quality. In Dubai there are better choices for Japanese/fusion food.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank Fabio M
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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“In a hurry”
Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

The restaurant is nice and you Get a good feeling- but its to fast- they are in a hurry of everything - the food is great but expensive

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Milan, Italy
Level 5 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Good food but.... No Japanese atmosphere”
Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

The Nobu restaurant is located within the gigantic hotel Atlantis, on the Palm Jumeirah. It is a 1539 room hotel, and in the period of our stay in Dubai the hotel was completely booked up. So was the restaurant. The food was extremely good, somehow pricey, but you are in Nobu and not in a standard Japanese restaurant. The Nobu bar offers superb cocktails. Try the Japanese mojito, it is really something. We got then small bites, salmon tacos, still outstanding. We were then taken to our table, and that's where the supposed relaxed and somehow intimate Japanese atmosphere goes away. Tables too close one another, no particular tableware. Very chaotic, crowded. If the restaurant is fully booked, you can barely talk with your mate. We got then sashimi, Lobster salad (great presentation), rolls and go for the crispy rice with choice of FIS, they are delicious. Service quick and efficient. Definitely good food, chaotic atmosphere.

Thank Stekl70
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

As usual, there's nothing surprising in that the food was excellent. We ordered almost the entire menu (4 people).
For vegetarians, there is a great selection of food to choose from (two of us were vegetarian).
But of course the best food items Nobu has are fish, they have excellent sushi's and sashimi's. Great quality.
The service was very good as well.
One take on Nobu dubail, is that they don't allow kids under 10! while the resort is Family friendly, I would suggest they re consider, especially when their other Nobu's (mainly the 'very business oriented' one in London's Berkley allows kids!)

  • Visited April 2012
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Porthcawl, United Kingdom
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“Absolutely stunning Mmmmmm!”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

Just came back from Dubai and the Emirates and my son took me to Nobu's in the Atlantis Hotel in Dubai. We ordered the Chef's table 14 courses this was the best meal I think I have ever had. Every single mouthful was absolutely stunning the presentation was a work of art. The only downside was there was so much food by the 5th or 6th course I started to fail. The quality of each course just got better and better, lobster, wago beef, black cod, I could go on and on and the desserts oh my Mmmmmmmm! I would highly recommend this restaurant and the non alcoholic cocktails a Must... coconut and apple absolutely stunning and the cucumber and lemon. Now I am home nagging hubby to take me to Nobu's in London, Japanese food at its finest.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Jax20
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