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About Nobu

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.

Crown Riverwalk, Crown Melbourne
8 Whiteman Street
Southbank, AU-VIC 3006
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Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese

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

Dress code:
Smart Casual

Price range:
$41 to $100

Payment options:

Phone number:
(03) 9292 5783

Website:
https://www.crownmelbourne.com.au/restaurants/premium/nobu/info-booking

Parking Details:
Multi-deck, Basement or Valet

Public Transport:
Tram, Train, Bus, Taxi

Executive Chef:
Christopher Shane Chan Yai Ching

Special Events & Promotions:
Private Functions & Group Bookings - please contact restaurant directly

Nobu Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.5

Service

4.1

Ambience

3.7

Value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined 5 days ago

I wouldn't go anywhere else for a bento box!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on 12 January 2018

Poor service again unfortunately. We had to ask to be served quite a bit, it took 25 minutes for the first bottle of wine to come out. No explanation of the menu, and we were left to our own devices. That is ok, but when the food is just good, not amazing, and we are spending quite a lot for the experience that is available for much less, and with a lot better service at the likes of Kazumi or Supernormal etc, it is hard to justify spending a night out at Nobu. It is not as good as it once was.

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·Dined on 12 January 2018

My wife and I shared our 21st wedding anniversary at Nobu last night. We ordered the 8 course chefs special, each meal was a delight to eat with differant textures and tastes, which included wagu beef to a prawn. I thoroughly enjoyed the 8 courses but was dissapointed on the serving sizes. For example one of the courses was a medium sized prawn sliced in half. The majority of the courses would have been a couple of bites. Even after 8 courses, we were left feeling on the light side

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 12 January 2018

Excellent service, good food, over priced

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·Dined on 11 January 2018

Very poor slow, service. overcharged on the final bill.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 10 January 2018

“Not as good as Zuma”

Having dined at other Nobo’s around the world, the Melbourne Nobo seemed very dated and worn looking.
There was a total lack of vibrant atmosphere that you get when dining in Zuma restaurants ,nor was the food as well presented, generally it was very average

Tags: Late-night Find
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·Dined on 10 January 2018

It was our 20th year wedding anniversary and our daughter love this place. Unfortunately,the table where we seat quiet dark and could not take a proper pictures. Food brought in so slow and kids were not happy. Even my son (9 year old) said after he ate his fish and chip 'it is not worth for money". We end up have to go to other restaurant for another diner.
The restaurant promotion for free desert for Anniversary but they never serve.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on 10 January 2018

Had the Omkase (6 course) at $130 each as special occasion to celebrate 4 birthdays. We were sorry we did. Serves were tiny, most were still hungry after. It was all fish with except for 2 small lamb cutlets. Far too much fish and no vegetables or rice at all. We arrived at 6 pm and needed to flag down staff to get any service. The service was terrible, different waiter for every course. We used a Crown gift card and even that caused issues as they forgot to process it. Highly overrated.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on 8 January 2018

Great food and service. Kelp salad, yellowtail with jalapeño as well as Tasmanian salmon were highlights. I would definitely recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (London)·Dined on 8 January 2018

I visit Nobu at least twice a week. The vast majority are the the London restaurants and less so the the New York ones.
They had really no idea in the Melbourne one.
The staff seem to be very poorly trained.
Dishes were brought up when plates hadn’t been cleared away so they stood there waiting for you to re arrange the plates on the table or lift the empty ones off for them.
I had the sauces for the rock shrimp tempura brought up at least half an hour before the actual rock shrimp.
The maki rolls and sashimi were brought up in the middle of all the hot dishes.
This was a lunchtime on a Monday so no excuse for being busy.
Our plates were never changed once during the service.
Had to keep asking for our water and wine to be refilled.
It seems I have taken the standard of service in London as normal. It does not apply to Australia at all
I asked for some extra teriyaki sauce and got the most response from the waitress all “yes but we will charge you” for the tinniest saucer of it. Would never happen in London.
Please train your staff

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·Dined on 5 January 2018

Perfect night to celebrate our special occasion! Thanks for the amazing service!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on 5 January 2018

Nobu Melbourne has terrible service, an attitude that was close to condescending. Perhaps for a restaurant that has a reputation for great dining then perhaps the staff felt such attitude is warranted, and the feelings of a single customer is not important. But any slight nowadays can be the start of a downward spiral. I strongly suggest Nobu do something about the attitude of their staff at Crown

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·Dined on 29 December 2017

Great products fresh and on point

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 27 December 2017

Booked table took 20 minutes to be ready.
We received a bad table far from window and people who were there after us had better tables with a view.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find, Scenic View
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·Dined on 24 December 2017

A perfect evening with family to segue to Christmas celebrations. Put us all in the perfect festive spirit. Sublime food with delicate and intense flavours. Amazing service. Had a ball!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 23 December 2017

Quilty food, every bite was a taste sensation. Serves was great

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·Dined on 23 December 2017

Exquisite Japanese fusion food, and really well trained friendly staff.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 22 December 2017

It was my son's 18th birthday. We had high expectations of service & food. It was disappointing. The service from the hostess was not warm nor friendly. She looked serious & not approachable. The other staff that served the food were much better. We ordered a set menu. It lacked variety of a full Japanese cuisine. My youngest son changed his dessert to something more suitable but instead of replacing the dessert, they charged us extra, without advise. The food & presentation were mediocre.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 20 December 2017

Fantastic food but lacked atmosphere

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·Dined on 20 December 2017

Excellent food and very friendly service

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on 19 December 2017

Service staff was engaging and very observant

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 17 December 2017

we love it here. always come for special occasions and have small share plates. great water views, staff friendly, great value for money.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 16 December 2017

The creativity and quality of modt dishes was excellent.

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·Dined on 15 December 2017

The food and service was great but unfortunately they stuck in a corner next to a very loud table .We booked 6 weeks ago so was expecting a much better table , if you go there make sure you request to be upstairs .

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·Dined on 14 December 2017

The food at Nobu is terrific, the service is poor. The room feels like a buffet restaurant.

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·Dined on 12 December 2017

They served both traditional and modern Japanese food. We tried the modern Japan. It is sort of fusion food. It tasted nice but we preferred authentic Japanese food.

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·Dined on 8 December 2017

A regular at Nobu in Melbourne and in many other states and countries. I feel like the last 3 visits to the Melbourne venue has lacked its charm.
Service: the host that sat us down initially was actually very rude and made you feel uncomfortable. Thankfully, in a way We had various wait staff, which isn’t the norm. 4 various staff waiting the table. One in particular was lovely and on the ball.
Food: where has the Love gone? Consistency wasn’t there.
It was far too loud also.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Groups
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·Dined on 8 December 2017

Food was amazing

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 6 December 2017

Our first time to Nobu
Thoroughly enjoyed the night
Great food and service

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 6 December 2017

This was our second visit to Nobu, thoroughly enjoyed the first experience 3 years ago. Hence went back again. Service, food and ambience was good.
Couple of things which I thought you could have done better
*there was no one at the door seeing off guests. (When you greet someone at the door,the right thing to do is see them off).
*we had to go to the counter to handover the bill and cash because no one came to our table to collect it.
Besides the 2 negatives everything else was ok. We will visi

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 4 December 2017

Given the hype I had high expectations for Nobu and I was really disappointed.

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·Dined on 3 December 2017

Great staff. Great food. Great atmosphere. Everything was amazing.

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·Dined on 1 December 2017

Some of the meals (Cod and Wagyu 9+) were excellent. Others (lobster tacos and prawn tempura) were quite ordinary at best. Service was excellent.

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·Dined on 28 November 2017

Food is usually good here, but I hate the service trying to rush me off my table. We ordered two entree of tataki, one tuna and one beef. As an entree I would think they should be served together, but no over a 10 minute delay between one dish and the next. Before our entree's were finished, main meals arrived on the table. Nobu let us enjoy the dining experience, don't just rush us out so you can reset for the next booking. Salad, entree and main was delivered in less than 45 minutes. This

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·Dined on 27 November 2017

High quality and creative japanese food!

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·Dined on 24 November 2017

We had yellowtail sashimi (great), baby spinach salad (great), black cod miso (great), garlic prawns (great). We hade the shojin tempura which we both thought was very ordinary.

Had a martini (great) and saki (great).

The Japanese waitress was fantastic. It would be good if all of the waiters/waitresses were all Japanese. Adds to the experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 23 November 2017

Ok but nothing special in terms of Japanese food. Quite westernised

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on 19 November 2017

Good service

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·Dined on 11 November 2017

Venue was a bit too loud to carry a conversation. The table set up was good for a group. Food was well presented. Staff were knowledgeable, friendly and helpful, was particularly grateful for the impromptu 'Happy Birthday' written on dessert, thank you.

Food was a touch on the expensive side for what you got, presentation was good though. Vegetarian options weren't as plentiful as we would have hoped. Tempura is prepared all together, so couldn't order just vegetable options.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on 10 November 2017

Great food, attentive service at the start. Would return

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