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For 2
Date
Fri, 4/20
Time
7:00 PM

Nobu

4.2
621 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Japanese
Top tags:
  • 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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Neighbourhood
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Parking Details
Multi-deck, Basement or Valet
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Public Transit
Tram, Train, Bus, Taxi
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Special Events & Promotions
Private Functions & Group Bookings - please contact restaurant directly
What 621 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.1
Service
3.7
Ambience
3.7
Value
Noise · Moderate
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 3 days ago

They lost our booking despite showing them both sms and email confirmation. Service was sporadic and inattentive.

The food was lovely and the wine list comprehensive

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Booked for 12pm table for 2. The waitress requested us to leave by 1:30pm. However, there is no information regarding the time limit upon booking. We weren’t impressed by the service.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Always have a fantastic time at Nobu. Love the food, love the atmosphere. Unfortunately we had multiple waiters and the service wasn’t the best we’ve had there. But the food was amazing as always

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We thought the food was the best Japanese good we have ever eaten. The service from our waitress was attentive without being pretentious or annoying. She was very helpful to make dish suggestions and made our experience very enjoyable. We would recommend this to anyone looking to celebrate a special occasion or romantic evening.

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4.0Dined on 12 April 2018

Overpriced and quality could be better.

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5.0Dined on 11 April 2018

Excellent.

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Wonderful service and exceptional food. We were celebrating a milestone wedding anniversary & the staff took great care of us. We chose the chef's 8 course menu - fabulous!!!!! Each course was described in detail and was served to us at the perfect time. Our waiter (possibly with French accent) was helpful, knowledgable but not pushy at all. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

We went back to Nobu for lunch and thoroughly enjoyed it
From booking online, arrival and all our service, everything was excellent
Yes it’s expensive however I don’t mind paying for top quality.

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5.0Dined on 6 April 2018

We booked at Nobu for our first wedding anniversary as we knew it would be a special place to dine. The service was great and the food amazing.

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3.0Dined on 6 April 2018

We asked for a table on the ground floor with river views and were seated downstairs. When asked why we did not get seated upstairs, we were shrugged at. So noisy that we couldn't hear each other. Food is always good and service was quick but did not enjoy the atmosphere at all

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3.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Great food but the service gives it a food court feel.

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5.0Dined on 29 March 2018

One of our favourite family dining

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2.0Dined on 28 March 2018

Over rated - nothing special.

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5.0Dined on 25 March 2018

Outstanding food. A little under staffed tonight. Overall fantastic

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5.0Dined on 23 March 2018

Amazing experience. The miso black cod dish was to die for highly recommend!!

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4.0Dined on 23 March 2018

The New style salmon sashimi was excellent - I would go back for more. We had the jalapeño prawn, and the grass fed beef tobanyaki both of which were very enjoyable. The edamame starter kept us busy before the food arrived. Markus, our waiter was friendly, very knowledgeable, attentive and helpful in choosing items from the menu. The food came out in a timely fashion and was a treat to the eyes!!. The ambience was vibrant. I would have given 5 stars for the service if not for the slightly indifferent attitude of the reception staff. But overall the experience was lovely and I would go back to Nobu.

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3.0Dined on 19 March 2018

The food and service was average. We have much better restaurants in Sydney and I had heard so much about Nobu so was quite disappointed.

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4.0Dined on 17 March 2018

Definitely recommended. Outstanding service and great food

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5.0Dined on 11 March 2018

Simply brilliant. No more need be said except that I am required by the software to hit 50 characters.

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5.0Dined on 10 March 2018

Amazing food, amazing experience, highly recommended.

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4.0Dined on 7 March 2018

Service was very slow though food was fantastic

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4.0Dined on 3 March 2018

I been to quiet a few fine dining with high ranking in Australia. Besides Tetsuya, Nobu is officially the best place i would recommend to anyone. The best sushi I have ever eaten anywhere. The first 3 plate of the 8 okamase set made my taste bud dance!

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4.0Dined on 2 March 2018

The food and service at Nobu were nice but the environment/ambiance was not as we expected. I guess we expected an elegant waterfront venue but instead found a crowded, noisy (some would say vibrant) basement area on a recent Friday night.
Service was good but verged on being 'too prompt' so that we felt the table turnover pressure.

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4.0Dined on 1 March 2018

Beautifully prepared and presented food to savour and enjoy. The wait staff were attentive without being intrusive. Pricey but worth it

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4.0Dined on 24 February 2018

Food was great
Japanese ambience was non-existent
Nothing Japanese about the waiters uniforms or the venue.
Felt like a department store cafeteria at lunchtime peak with annoying loud music playing duff duff.
Table was downstairs - 20m from the river but nothing to see below ground!
Might be better if your upstairs.

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5.0Dined on 24 February 2018

Fantastic food, as always, as at any of the Nobu restaurants.
Quick and friendly service.
Gorgeous cocktails- hard to beat.

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3.0Dined on 20 February 2018

Having visited 6+ Nobus's, this is our least favorite. The menu was missing some classic dishes and the food was disappointing. Service was average considering it's Nobu.

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5.0Dined on 20 February 2018

What an amazing place!! Japanese food with a twist & it was excellent!! A great variety of dishes to choose from & those we tried were fabulous.
We were assisted & entertained by the most friendly & funny waiter - nothing was too much trouble & he was extremely knowledgeable about the menu & in assisting us with our choices.
Not inexpensive but well worth trying at least once.

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3.0Dined on 17 February 2018

Really disappointed 😔. Service was inattentive and very slow. Had to continually ask for basic items water, chop sticks, wine from our bottle to be poured. Background music was too loud and made table conversation hard and difficult for wait staff to hear and be heard. Food was lovely but not amazing, not worth prices paid. Sadly would much rather spend my $ on another dinning venue.

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5.0Dined on 17 February 2018

Excellent service, exceptional food and wonderful atmosphere. Fourth time there and we are never disappointed. Thanks Nobu, we will be back again.

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2.0Dined on 15 February 2018

Way over priced for the amount of food you receive in both the quality and quantity.

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3.0Dined on 13 February 2018

Disappointing
Only ate half the meal
Ordered a bento box lunch
Way overpriced at 68$
Can get same all over Japanese eating spots for less than half that
Staff were average

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3.0Dined on 10 February 2018

Beautiful food and service unfortunately didn’t cater correctly to all allergy requirements necessary for the table of guests. Ruined the evening due to my friend having eaten something she was told was allergy friendly :( Terrible outcome.

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3.0Dined on 8 February 2018

Considering the price of these dishes, I wouldn’t recommend coming to this place unless you are looking for a specific taste. Usually with fine dining you want it to be filled with new flavour combinations and unexpected combinations but the cooking was comparable to a standard restaurant. They did have some good dishes like the crispy rice with spicy tuna and the black cod miso but a lot of the dishes missed the mark.
*I dont recommend the crispy oyster with caviar

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5.0Dined on 8 February 2018

Food was amazing, staff were great, couldn’t fault either.

Was a little noisy but hard to control that. Quite expensive meaning it’s a one off for us unfortunately but was first class and well worth it

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4.0Dined on 4 February 2018

The food was excellent. Awesome food with awesome flavors. Loved the Yellowtail Sashimi and the new desert that was there.

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3.0Dined on 2 February 2018

I have dined at Nobu in Melbourne quite a few times, and this time the food was not as good as it has been in the past, or at other Nobu's around the world that I have dined at. The food was lacking in flavour. Was pretty disappointed. My fav dish is the crispy rice and spicy tuna. I have had this dish at many other Nobus, and this one was the worste. Not much flavour at all. very disappointed considering I flew to Melbourne from Sydney just for dinner so I could eat at Nobu.

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3.0Dined on 2 February 2018

Wasn’t too happy with the service. The name Nobu you would expect a lot more.

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2.0Dined on 31 January 2018

Nobu's dining experience for me was not a pleasant one. For one, the raw fish is not fresh and most dishes were seasoned too heavily. I felt I was paying a lot for not much in return.

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1.0Dined on 29 January 2018

I am a chef from Brisbane and I decided to take my boss, the executive chef, to Nobu for dinner. We were extremely disappointed. The food portions and flavours did not hit the mark at all. The time it took for our food to come out was way too long. The service was also really bad. Our Melbourne trip was to find inspiration for our function and restaurant venue in Brisbane and Nobu showed us what NOT to do. I am also embarrassed having my boss be disappointed in a restaurant that I’ve recommended

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