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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.
8 Whiteman Street
Southbank, AU-VIC 3006
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
$41 to $100
(03) 9292 5783
Multi-deck, Basement or Valet
Tram, Train, Bus, Taxi
Christopher Shane Chan Yai Ching
Special Events & Promotions:
Private Functions & Group Bookings - please contact restaurant directly
Nobu Ratings and Reviews
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.
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
“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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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