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“Simply superb!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Nobu Honolulu

Nobu Honolulu
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Ranked #96 of 2,340 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $200
Cuisines: Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Waikiki
Warwick, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
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“Simply superb!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

Walked over the street from the Halikulani where we are staying. Nice bar area for an aperitif. The restaurant was busy and we had a nice booth as a party of 4. The food was just delicious. Our server helped us choose and she was brilliant. She knew the menu inside out and found out what we liked and helped us choose. We had a lovely time and would definitely go back. We have eaten at several Nobu's , Dubai, New York, London, Budapest and this is one of the best!

  • Visited July 2013
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fabulous!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2013

Against some of the reviews we decided to take our children for dinner. On arriving we were surprised to see quite a few tables with children also dining. The waiter was so informative we decided to go with most of his food suggestions and were not disappointed. He also suggested a couple of dishes the kids thoroughly enjoyed. We loved the pork belly, black cod, capparcio and tuna with jalapeño. The music created a relaxing atmosphere mixed with the chatter of other diners- definitely not a formal feeling. We were so impressed by the service, food and atmosphere and are looking forward to enjoying another meal at Nobo.

  • Visited June 2013
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San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
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“Good Food - Bad Attitude”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013

After enjoying the food at Nobu in New York, West Hollywood and Las Vegas we were looking forward to eating at Nobu in Waikiki. We had dined at this Nobu a couple of times before as we are in Honolulu 2-3 times each year. So after a pleasant walk from Hilton Hawaiian Village the two of us walked into Nobu at 9:00 pm on a Tuesday evening in June ready for some bigeye ahi poke or lobster ceviche followed by some uni or crab tempura with a good bottle of wine. As we walked past the window of the dining room we noticed only about 1/3 of the tables were occupied. We approached the hostess and asked for a table for 2. She took a couple of seconds to look around and then tell us we could have dinner in the bar but the dining room was closed because they were not busy. We explained we would be happy to order quickly and not stay too late. But the women at the hostess stand all acted as if it would be such a bother to serve customers dinner in the dining room at 9:00 pm and it was not their problem if we were unhappy. We were dressed in casual clothing, but not looking like beach bums, so we are not sure if they thought my Ralph Lauren capri pants and blouse were not elegant enough for Waikiki. So we left and grabbed a cab to Morimoto, (as in Iron Chef) where we were greeted with open arms by the appreciative and professional staff who welcomed us back again on Wednesday. Nobu Waikiki needs to lose the snobby attitude and maybe they would get more diners to come back and keep their dining room full. It is a shame, because the food is very good..

  • Visited June 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“A surprising Waikiki delight”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013

Our expectations were well and truly exceeded here, given our experiences at another nameless Nobu. Warm and very knowledgable servers, such an extensive menu, and local highlights specific to the Waikiki branch. The sashimi is divine, and lobster sensational. Wine list is extensive, and the markup not unexpected but this doesn't detract at all. If you are staying within walking distance, a must-visit for its unique mix of Nobu staples with local cuisine.

Visited June 2013
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Seattle WA
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Can you say "Black Cod" - SUPERB”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

The meal was fantastic from start to finish. We enjoyed sushi, salad and by far the best Black Cod I have ever had!

Loved it and the service was excellent as well.

  • Visited June 2013
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