Nobu

4.3
806 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Japanese
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Guests may enjoy the wide range of superb cocktails, sake and wine from the bar, overlooking the stunning river views.

Nobu started as a business partnership in 1994 between chef Nobu Matsuhisa, his partners actor Robert De Niro, producer Meir Teper and managing partner Richie Notar. With the original restaurant in New York, the Nobu brand is now currently established in many locations around the world including London, Tokyo, Las Vegas, Milan, Hong Kong and Waikiki.

Nobu restaurants continue with unprecedented praise and rave reviews from such notable publications as the New York Times, the Zagat Surveys, and the Michelin Guide. The restaurants’ perennial popularity and devoted following are a tribute to Nobu putting his own personal spin on traditional Japanese cooking.
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Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

If you want to experience a modern Japanese cuisine, Nobu is the best place to go in Melbourne.
Please try their Japanese bento boxes for lunch at the first time, you will be a repeater of this restaurant.

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Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent value ,great service delicious food

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Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 1

We have dined at Nobu a number of times but this time was not enjoyable first even though we booked well in advance the only time was 8.45 pm, firstly the music was extremely loud and unfortunately a table of people arrived and had absolutely no respect for other diners yelling, swearing etc
It was very embarrassing for us and our overseas friends celebrating a birthday , no one ask them to quieted down and we asked staff to find a table so we could enjoy our sweets and coffee ! Disappointing

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Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely food however food portions very small.

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Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

Food was great but service was slow and inattentive. Quite dismal actually.

We had to follow up our sake several times before it showed up. It was the first thing we ordered, yet arrived AFTER our entrees.

My partners meal was not served at the same time as mine. He FINISHED his meal before mine was even served! About 25 minutes apart! Yes, you read that correctly. 25 minutes!

At a restaurant of that supposed-quality, you’d think they’d know to serve mains together at a 2-person table

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Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences I have had. The special dinning evening was next level.
Amazing food and wine pairing.
Thank you to the special guest Chefs for creating such an incredible dinning experience.

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Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic experience. Food was amazing. Our servers were extremely friendly and attentive. We were left wanting for nothing.

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Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 5

Food ridiculously overpriced

Lobster salad was covered in way too much lettuce and detracted from the lobster

kingfish sashimi is amazing

Told the 2 meals had to be staggered, even though we weren't sharing which resulted 1 sitting there with food waiting for the other to arrive

were asked if we wanted to order less than 2 minutes after being seated and only asked if we wanted to order a drink, after our food order

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Sydney / NSW
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Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

We found hair in our sashimi. Food was normal - similar to any other restaurants we have been to. Nothing special. Service was good, the waitress was very apologetic for the hair in our food- was not her fault anyway

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Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Overall it was great, but our prawns were over cooked and rubbery, and our sake we ordered at the start was forgotten so we didn’t get it until the end when we reminded staff.

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Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nobu is in my top 2 favourite restaurants , the food , drinks , service , staff and ambiance are second to none !! I always mention to friends etc to go and they will never regret it ............

5 ⭐️ For me !!

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Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible experience - was expecting the bento boxes to be small, but there was so much delicious food, full of flavour, and the drinks were some of the best drinks I have ever had.
Great service and friendly demeanour from the staff, who gave a special treat for my partner's birthday.

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Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service great meals highly recommend

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Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Absolutely amazing food and experience. Never quite had food quite like the dishes we tried at Nobu yesterday evening. All dishes were presented with class and such well balanced flavours.

We will definitely be back for our next celebration.

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Sydney / NSW
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Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Service was exceptional. Food was great and the atmosphere was wonderful. Highly recommend for a special occasion.

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Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nobu was a fantastic experience. Food was amazing, drinks list was awesome and service was simply top notch.

Thank you for such an enjoyable experience and i’ll be sure to recommend this place to family and friend

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Melbourne / VIC
38 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Before relocating to overseas, I’ve always loved coming to Nobu, so I took my husband to experience the fine cuisine for the first time. We were well acknowledged for our recent marriage which was fantastic. We could not fault any of the dishes that came out, especially my favourite Beef Tataki and the Black Cod. The only missed opportunity on this occasion was that they gave our second dish to the wrong table which resulted a longer wait and we were quiet hungry on a 8:15pm reservation, no guest recovery on that which was disappointing. (Last photo: we paid for the dessert)

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Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service and wonderful food

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Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Would never recommend or visit again

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Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We came in a group of 4 on a Friday night and had the 6 course chef recommended menu with wine that was recommended by the sommelier. It was one of the best meals I have ever had. The staff were also wonderful in every way despite it being so busy. Thank you for such a lovely experience.

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Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My partner and I spent our anniversary here after wanting to come here for a long time. The food was extremely well prepared and of very high quality. Surprisingly, it filled us up despite being smaller dishes/servings. We were also welcomed and presented with a high level of customer service and made us feel very comfortable. We also got given a special anniversary dessert which was the perfect end to an excellent evening.

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Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food and staff

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Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the food, we got amazing recommendations from the staff and loved every minute of it.

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Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome food and great service. Would definitely recommend.

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Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Food is very average. Maybe good for drink and catch up with friends after work.

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Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great food. It is pricey, I'm not entirely convinced that some of the dishes warrant the price, but its certainly still tasty.

You will need to be comfortable it's going to be an expensive evening.

Service was excellent and very accommodating.

Selection of food was incredible, we'll need to go back to try the other 95% of the menu!

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Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

While the flood and service was excellent it was a bit loud.

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Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food at Nobu lived up to expectations. The Tuna Tacos and Yellowtail sashimi were highlights, while the Yuzu and Passionfruit Chiboust perhaps the best dessert we have ever had. However, the atmosphere was a little without heart, and the Chocolate fondant quite unremarkable, not decadent and rich.The service towards the end of our experience tapered off, one should not have to wait for 10 minutes to get the attention of staff. The coffee arrived not as ordered, the replacement disappointing

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Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service was exceptional!

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Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place for celebrating a special occasion. Was at Nobu for lunch and the menu caters for a long lunch to enjoy the Occassion.

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Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Anna was very friendly

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Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

While the food was good, the service was interrupted when our waitress went on a break. After that we constantly had to ask for service. The constant expletives from the neighbouring table and volume so loud we couldn’t hear the wait staff meant we really couldn’t enjoy the evening. At these prices I would have expected better.

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Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our favourite restaurant delivers once again with great food and very good service. We dine at this restaurant at least six times a year and every time the food never disappoints. Pricey but is always.

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Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was AMAZING my favourite restaurant at crown the waiters know there stuff even if u hav no clue and not a foodie every time we dine there it doesn’t disappoint can’t wait to go back only down fall was noisy

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Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

Food was good, nothing special for the price charged. Service on drinks was slow but this was apologised for and one drink taken off the overall bill. Music was too loud for a nice dining experience.

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Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The dinner was amazing. Our menu was designed by Emily. I have no complaints on any dishes. Overall it was a fantastic night that i had with my wife.

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LP
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Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

I would recommend however I would suggest sushi and sashimi. We found the hot food oily.

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Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

I came expecting it to be a nice restaurant to take my girlfriend there for her bday.

We ordered an 8 course.

Disappointingly the food was bad. Overly salty. Flavors weren't a good blend.

The only two dishes that were ok was the Steak (cooked nicely) and the dessert.

We had a terrible experience.

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Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 2

The food is wonderful- the service is very slow and disjointed- we were served by five different people during the meal - the cocktails for the bar took forever to come to the table and the wait for each course was ong with each of our meals not coming together- i had finished my main before my GF receivedher- only after i had flagged a waiter and asked him to chase it up....

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Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Overpriced and overrated, can get better Japanese food for a cheaper price elsewhere. Portions were tiny considering the price paid.

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