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Nobu San Diego, San Diego, CA

Nobu San Diego

4.6
4.6
3601 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
World renowned for its award winning "New Style" Japanese cuisine, Nobu continues to offer savvy diners across the globe a culinary adventure. Our San Diego location is yet another canvas for Chef Nobu Matsuhisa to display his legendary dishes, such as the Black Cod Miso and Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeno. The restaurant which is nestled in the perennially hip and centrally located Hard Rock Hotel also features unique creations by Executive Chef David Meade who has honed his skill at Nobu locations in Miami and New York. Nobu San Diego delivers equally on food, impeccable service and ambiance that is sophisticated yet lively.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 68 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Contemporary Asian, Sushi
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (619) 814-4124
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    David Meade
  • Catering
    For the ultimate catering experience for any occasion, from holiday parties to family dinners, weddings to private jets, Nobu San Diego can make your event a one-of-a-kind experience. Please contact the restaurant at 619.814.4124 or by e-mail at sandiego.events@noburestaurants.com for further information.
  • Private party facilities
    Nobu San Diego is centrally located across from the convention center at the Hard Rock Hotel. Our Private Dining Room can accommodate up to 30 guests for a seated dinner. For larger groups, we can offer partial main dining room or cater to one of the banquet rooms at the Hard Rock Hotel.
  • Private party contact
    Nobu San Diego Events: (619) 814-4124
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    L Street
  • Parking details
    Hard Rock Hotel offers valet parking for guests with reservations. Ace Parking structure is also across the street on 6th Ave and L st.
  • Public transit
    Gaslamp
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 3,601 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Diego

    Japanese

3,601 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Did the Omakase and it was amazing! Staff was super nice as well :)

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  2. Jimmy

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service & food. Great service & suggestions from our server & bartender

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We liked the food but the portion sizes were a little small and it was a little too loud inside. Each dish was brought out separately which helped the experience and the staff was attentive and polite.

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  4. KimH

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Misti our server was exceptional. She help guide us through the process which made our experience most enjoyable. My daughter truly had a wonderful Birthday experience and Mother’s Day was awesome.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excelentes recomendaciones del mesero. Todas muy acertadas

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Baja California

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience! Great food, drinks, service. I cannot recommend the omakase enough!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Acapulco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love having dinner with my family at Nobu.

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  8. EHunt

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    This was our first Nobu experience so I'm now curious if they are all the same. 1st off, the food was great. The service was pretty good although I found myself waiting for drinks. Now what I didn't love was how noisy it was - it was hard to talk- and how expensive it was. I knew it would be high but it was VERY high. I don't know if that CA costs or if all of them are that high. If we ever go back to another one, we will modify how much we order if that is the standard Nobu pricing.

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  9. MJF3

    San Diego

    139 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    139 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I enjoyed a really delicious, well-plated meal on my birthday. The food was up to Nobu's highest standards. However, the pacing of the service was problematic. The second course arrived while my sister (who was treating me) and I still had 1/3-1/2 of the food from the first course still on our plate. I told our server that "I wasn't going to send that back," but that I was "inviting the team to slow down so that we could enjoy the meal, and that it's unacceptable for a plate to arrive while someone is still finishing the prior course." After the second course, our server changed--and the new server indicated that he had been given the message that I conveyed to the initial server. He did absolutely fine until the Wagyu beef course (at which point a third server got into the mix). He brought that while we still had half of our (really quite delicious) black cod in front of us. That hot course was cold by the time we got to it. On the way home, I asked my sister how she dealt with the tip. She said "I left 15%, and I felt really conflicted. 20% was out of the question, because that felt rushed and kind of bad--but I worried that the overly-fast courses may have been the kitchen's fault--and as a teacher, understand how much servers need to get paid what they're expecting, because we live in a really expensive city." I'd agree with that. If the timing issue lies with the restaurant management software, then I'd suggest that Nobu add 7-12 minutes between courses when people are ordering a 7 course tasting menu with drinks and edamame to start. On the other hand, I appreciate that people in the bar who order two sushi rolls and 6 nigiri want to enjoy some delicious bites with their drinks. Speed makes sense here--and they'll probably order more of everything. So, what the managers need to know is that the food was great, but that the service was repeatedly rushed. I'd note however, that the gent who was bussing our section was amazing (bearded guy). Thank him.

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  10. CraigP

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food, good sake, excellent service. Very loud.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Nobu San Diego using the Order Online button. Nobu San Diego also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Nobu San Diego also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 814-4124.

Nobu San Diego is rated 4.6 stars by 3601 OpenTable diners.

Nobu San Diego does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 68 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Nobu San Diego

207 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    L Street
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Contemporary Asian, Sushi
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Hard Rock Hotel offers valet parking for guests with reservations. Ace Parking structure is also across the street on 6th Ave and L st.
  • Public transit
    Gaslamp
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    David Meade
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (619) 814-4124
  • Catering
    For the ultimate catering experience for any occasion, from holiday parties to family dinners, weddings to private jets, Nobu San Diego can make your event a one-of-a-kind experience. Please contact the restaurant at 619.814.4124 or by e-mail at sandiego.events@noburestaurants.com for further information.
  • Private party facilities
    Nobu San Diego is centrally located across from the convention center at the Hard Rock Hotel. Our Private Dining Room can accommodate up to 30 guests for a seated dinner. For larger groups, we can offer partial main dining room or cater to one of the banquet rooms at the Hard Rock Hotel.
  • Private party contact
    Nobu San Diego Events: (619) 814-4124
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