Nobu

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689 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Japanese
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  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Sunday & Friday - Saturday: 12:00pm-3:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 12:00pm-2:30pm

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 6:00pm-10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm-11:00pm
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Phone number
(03) 9292 5783
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Christopher Shane Chan Yai Ching
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Multi-deck, Basement or Valet
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Tram, Train, Bus, Taxi
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Special Events & Promotions
Private Functions & Group Bookings - please contact restaurant directly
What 689 People Are Saying
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3.8
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5.0Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice Bento box with good variety.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent Food, and love the idea of sharing options.

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5.0Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food & service once we got a table upstairs. Too noisy & cramped downstairs. Thank you

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4.0Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The ambience and service were faultless.
The Black Cod is a must have along with the cocktails.
We ordered the set menu and found that the other dishes were overrated and overpriced.
Overall it was Ok!

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5.0Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food presented beautifully. Flavours were the best. Great service. Highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Good food and overall nice restaurant.

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4.0Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Edamame, which was quite good; Crispy Pork Belly, which was tasty, but the crackling was crack-a-lacking; Black Cod, which was perfectly cooked, was expecting to have a side or even a small bowl of rice with it, just something to accompany it; 2GR 6+ Wagyu, very tasty, but the beef itself was quite chewy, and not what was expected from Wagyu beef; Passionfruit and Yuzu Chiboust, the ice cream was wonderful, and the fusion of flavours, brilliant; Whisky Cappuccino, the star of the night.

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3.0Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Dissapointing dining experience at Nobu. Felt like we were in a production line, and the goal was to turn as many tables as possible. The food was OK, but nothing particularly memorable - and quite expensive. Wouldn't return.

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2.0Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Average food that is unremarkable and full of sugar. Super overpriced

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3.0Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 2

Was very underwhelmed with Nobu this time, the food was great but the service was terrible. It took 45 min to view a menu and our waiters kept changing. Breaks between courses too long and tasting menu lacked variety.

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4.0Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

I have been to Nobu before several years ago, but after becoming vegan I was hopeful there would be some options for me. This was unfortunately not the case.

While the marinated tofu and mini tacos I had were lovely, they were pretty much the only options available from an extensive menu.

The service was wonderful and staff did their best to direct me to the option I could have, but the chefs were unable to make adjustments to what I was hoping to have (tempura) and this was disappointing.

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3.0Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

There is not much ambiance. It’s meant to be a high quality restaurant but tables are so basic and no sense of a luxury dining experience. Food also wasn’t a good a the previous times I’ve been there. The table staff mixed up our orders and didn’t bring some of the dishes we ordered out.

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4.0Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

My partner and I had such a wonderful experience at Nobu. One dish was not enjoyable (tough octopus and overdone with paprika) but it didn’t spoil the night in any way. The 4 other dishes we ordered were 10/10 and the cocktails were amazing. Thank you for having us.

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3.0Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

It was my 4th visit to Nobu but won’t be going again.

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5.0Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was amazing, and the service was also amazing! Our waiter was prompt, and knew the food and wines quite well to answer our questions & help guide us. We ordered 7 dishes and each one was perfect - usually with that many dishes you might feel like 1 or 2 are not that great, but this was not the case here. The cocktails and the wine we selected, also turned out to be perfect choices. I had been to Nobu once a few years ago and wasn't a fan, but this time i have definitely been converted.

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4.0Dined on 13 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Came here to celebrate my best friend’s birthday, Nobu was so kind to rem and gave us a complimentary dessert. Food was very fresh and delicious, nice ambience and excellent service. No complaints!

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5.0Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food. Tasty cocktails/mocktails. Great views.

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5.0Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I absolutely loved Nobu! The prices are on the higher side, but if you go at lunch and get their bento boxes (vegetarian was AMAZING!) then the price tag is where you get your values worth. We had some noisy tables in the lunch area, but I’m sure in the dinner section this wouldn’t have been allowed. It was just a little annoying to us and perhaps other guests. Otherwise the staff was attentive and welcoming. The food is the star and it shines bright!

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5.0Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic dining experience, could not be faulted, delicious!

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4.0Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

It was good but not world class as I had been led to believe.

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3.0Dined on 7 August 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 1

I was really looking forward to experiencing this restaurant but came away very disappointed.

I expected a much greater level of satisfaction and was left not wishing to return.

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4.0Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 1

Food good. Dress code poor. Head banging noise ?music terrible. Wine list good. Service good. Ambience could be improved.

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5.0Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic venue, asked the Waiter to design our meal & he made the perfect recommendations. Matched the food & drinks exactly and made our first visit to Nobu so enjoyable.
Speed of service was outstanding.

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4.0Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Food was fresh but portions were very small for the price. We had to wait a very long time for our sushi rolls but the service given by the waitress made up for it. She was very apologetic for the delay, so cheerful, helpful and bubbly while she served us and made the experience very enjoyable.

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5.0Dined on 30 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was excellent as was the attentive but unobtrusive service

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5.0Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

On the bucket list for some time and did not disappoint. Will need to return to sample everything else in the menu. Wine mark up is excessive, that would be my only negative

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5.0Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went there for a birthday for work collegues and had a great time. Food was fantastic, wine selection was great and service was exemplary ( Morgan, I think her name was) All in all we had a very enjoyable evening, although maybe price was a little high, but was still worth it.

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5.0Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was excellent, Service was excellent, really cool place. Will go again for sure

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4.0Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We loved it... been before, just as good as ever

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5.0Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Had a table of 4. 1 vegan, 1 vegetarian and 2 regular eaters. Didn’t know what we wanted to order... the waiter took care of ordering for us and ensured we were all catered to. Staff were knowledgeable and friendly. Cannot recomend Nobu enough. We had such a great night.

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5.0Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nobu is always amazing. In a big group or an intimate setting, I never leave disappointed. The meal and experience was a joy from beginning to end with delicious cocktails and umeshu to wash it all down with. The sashimi was so delicious that we regretted not ordering more but ordering 9 dishes between 2 of us already we thought we better stop! Looking forward to next time as always.

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2.0Dined on 9 July 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Unfortunately it wasn’t special - for a brand (Nobu) in such high regard we were disappointed with the quality of some of the food - we had the Lobster taco special with the Ruinart Champagne - Champagne was great as always, the Lobster was severely disappointing - small, it didn’t taste fresh - almost like it was frozen - definitely not what is expected from a restaurant of such high standard - the other food we had was nice but our experience was ruined by our disappointment

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3.0Dined on 3 July 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

Food was great and waiter was nice but atmosphere was average. There was kids running around and nearly knocked my bag over. I asked for tap water but was given a bottle of water which was not nice.

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5.0Dined on 3 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was so beautiful and the service was 10/10

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5.0Dined on 1 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As being a chef, I never miss an opportunity to come to nobu , as it is one of my favourite restaurants, the food is always with out a doubt exceptional! (My compliments to all the hard working chefs), every dish that we chose to share amoungst the table, was exceptionally delisous! The recommendation of dessert from the wait staff was also exceptional! In an overall rating of the night, was spectacular!
Will definitely book again with out a doubt!!

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5.0Dined on 25 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Variety of dishes, lots of flavour.
Unfortunately, my request to have a “happy birthday” message written on my fiance’s dessert was not carried through despite me confirming it three times (even upon arrival).

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5.0Dined on 24 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is amazing and worth the money. Service is great and atmosphere is also great. Would recommend to all.

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5.0Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was great. The food was just really good. And the dessert finished up was just perfect

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3.0Dined on 18 June 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Sushi was fresh but easily available in other restaurant so nothing impressive.

Beef kushiyaki were over done and tough and had to be send back. New skewers were slightly better but still tough n too much teriyaki sauce ..I can’t taste the natural flavor of the beef
Didn’t try signature dishes as I was dining alone and wanted light dinner

Won’t bother coming back.

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