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Review of Nobu Malibu

Nobu Malibu
Ranked #2 of 92 Restaurants in Malibu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Good for: Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Malibu
Reviewed June 10, 2013

This is one of the greatest dining experiences ever!
The food, the service, the reception, the valley parking. Perfection. Congratulations Mr. Nobu for getting it spot on. We come once a week and we live 60 miles away. Mireille and Peter Noone

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Reviewed June 9, 2013

First, want to start this off by praising the above mentioned manager (Sat. June 8) who turned what could have been a disaster of an experience into a memorable/good one. At Nobu for my husband's birthday, I had made reservations at least a week in advance. This is a gorgeous place, with a big patio right above the ocean and a contemporary low-slung woody interior -- modern Japanese.
Unfortunately the table we were given was to the very rear of the patio, up against a glass wall. Alright, we would live with it. Drinks and food were ordered. Drinks immediately delivered, sushi (which was my dish) sometime after -- then no sign of my husband's meal for 1/2 hour !!
In the meantime, the lovely manager had come and moved us to a terrific table, smack dab in the middle of the patio with beautiful ocean views. Terrific.
Still no sign of birthday boy's meal, as my sushi sits uneaten on the table. Waitstaff kept saying " it's on its way" or the always favorite, " checking ". I ferret out the manager and the following story unfolds: computers had screwed up, printers were not working - orders were not getting to the kitchen. There were many apologies and a lovely comped birthday dessert, but really - Nobu waitstaff and kitchen, ( the restaurant is owned, ironically, by computer billionaire Larry Ellison), when something is so completely screwed up, (we were not the only diners inconvenienced) have the wherewithal to inform your customers and make amends, don't leave us sitting there to stew.
The food was very good, the Malibu vibe and views are wonderful, the place was packed and festive and my husband ended up having a good time - the sake didn't hurt.
Keep an IT staff on hand Nobu, for future tech failures, and thank you again, über manager woman, for your graciousness and concern.

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Thank ringdiam
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

We finally had our daughter graduated... she graduated with the highest academic honors a student can earn in a Master's Program and we choose the best place in Malibu to celebrate her new milestone. We spent the most unforgettable 5 hours of the last 4 years with friends and family members in the private room of Nobu Malibu. The floral arrangements of the tables were sophisticated, delicate and exquisite, the scenic views brought a special touch to our celebration. Service and food were coordinated in a level of excellence and cooperation from the Valet parking simply outstanding.
30 people were sharing a joyful and at the same time intimate celebration in a great ambiance and with a delicious 5 course lunch. Food was superb...(By the way... try the passion fruit sake!)

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Thank Martha B
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

Didnt even know this place was here, stopped on the off chance for lunch on a busy Saturday lunchtime. OMG the atmosphere, food, service was outstanding. We also came with two children and the staff were great, non pretentious and really very friendly. We shared 6 small plates and were really impressed with how good the food was. Highly recomended.

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Reviewed May 30, 2013 via mobile

A must experience if you are lucky enough to visit Malibu California - everything is wonderful - we stopped in for a 'light lunch' - we shared 4 small plates with lovely non alcoholic cocktail (driving on 'the wrong side of the road' an Aussie needs to concentrate) - great staff, amazing building with a fabulous decor and even the landscaping/garden was fantastic! Sitting on the deck with the water almost lapping on our feet on a 27 degree Celsius day will be difficult to repeat - don't be frightened about the cost because surprisingly for the overall experience the cost was surprisingly inexpensive - so when next in LA take a trip to NOBU in Malibu

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Thank Suzannealison
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