Nobu - London

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Japanese
The menu at Nobu London, draws heavily on Matsuhisa's classic Japanese training as a sushi chef in Tokyo, as well as on South American influences gained during his extensive travels. The resulting "new style" Japanese cuisine has become both his trademark and the foundation of his success.

With its own street entrance on Old Park Lane, the 150 cover restaurant includes a separate sushi bar and enjoys commanding views across Hyde Park through full-height windows. Designed with simple elegance by United Designers, the interiors make subtle use of light woods and natural stone to reflect the diverse influences of Nobu's cuisine, incorporating the purity and quality materials inherent of traditional Japanese design.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.0
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BB
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Horrible service, portions very small, ambiance was like a cafeteria!

H
London
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was exceptional and we had a brilliant eve with clients. The staff were super friendly but there were times we couldn’t find them to order things but that didn’t stop a great night. It is rather expensive.

RA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

It a nice restaurant, fantastic food, friendly staff, but busy. and it is not quiet at all.

l
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Great food as always, service a little less attentive than usual.

EM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

IT WAS WAY TO EXPENSIVE FOR WHAT YOU GOT!! WE PAID 210 POUND AND I WASNT EVEN FULL

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Food is amazing 👍🏻

J
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food, lovely place to celebrate at special occasion

JV
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Big, noisy and the kind of place where you feel like a number but we knew it. We had a booking at 9.45pm and we waited for 20 minutes to get our table. The waiter was nice and the food was perfect. Very expensive but we knew it as well. Globally ok but not a WOW.

J
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

I have been to few of the Nobu restaurants before and the Park lane is now my least favourite. The service was average. The waiter was not very keen to help my boyfriend with different menu choices who had never been to nobu before. Our drinks took too long to arrive. Our champagne glasses were never refilled until we summoned a waiter walking by. This was ruining our conversation. The cocktails were nice and food was very delicious as expected. However I was charged for 2 portions of rice when we had ordered only one. I wouldn't expect this kind of mistake in a place like Nobu. So I was very disappointed when I checked the bill after leaving the restaurant. Needless to say I'll never visit park lane again.

Though I had absolutely amazing and completely opposite experience in Mayfair Nobu and I'll definitely visit there again.

E
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Visited to celebrate my birthday, our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and friendly. Food was lovely and ambience was very relaxed despite this being a restaurant which is frequented by the very wealthy.

ID
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The food here is outstanding, our waiter made our evening by recommending what we should order.

L
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favorite restaurant, this was my third time here, and I can’t wait until next time. Food is amazing, beverage is fresh and tasty and the service is outstanding.
If there one thing to put my finger on it must be that it is very loud when there is a lot of people, but that quickly fades away with the thought of the total experience you get here.
I highly recommend this to everyone!

C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, amazing food and great customer experience!!!!

TE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely dinner at the Nobu on Park Lane in London. Our waiter was attentive and helpful, the food came out in a timely manner and was delicious too!

FP
London
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Outstanding food and excellent service as always. Decor a bit tired after 20 years...time for a revamp!

NE
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Had very much the flavour of yesterday's lunch at yesterdays restaurant. We both had the Bento box where the emphasis seemed to be on quantity rather than quality.
service was sloppy and lacking in atmosphere. it now seems to be a destination for tourists and not London people. V disappointed. Many years back we would go frequently to Nobu , not too sure we would rush back.

Y
Charlotte
46 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Buddakan in NYC has been our favorite until finding Nobu! Absolutely delicious. Great bar and wine menu. The dishes are dream worthy! A wonderful evening.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall2Food4Service4Ambience1

The ambience was a complete let down. When spending £100+ per head you expect some charm. It is dated and did not even have the spotlights centred on the tables. It lacked finesse. Some of the food was exceptional but way overpriced.

Far from special and been to better and more upbeat places. Won’t return.

K
London
8 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sensational

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Best Japanese food

A
London
8 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Food quality is not what it used to be. Also, the restaurant decor is past due a refresh. Overall it feels as if the effort is generally lacking.

T
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favourite restaurant ever. The wagyu steak is 10/10!!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing venue and service. You would be crazy to miss this experience.

CE
Cornwall
4 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

We have been to Nobu many times and have always found it excellent - service is usually quick, efficient and friendly. Our waitress this time was not so good. It took a long time for our order to be taken, and she seemed more keen to take our wine order. We had to ask more than once for our water glasses to be filled and overall she was borderline rude. She was also pushy and seemed to want us to hurry up. We understand completely about time limits, but if she hadn’t kept us waiting for over twenty minutes before taking our order, we would have been there less time. Luckily we wanted puddings, as she brought the dessert menus immediately after our plates had been cleared. One of our party went to the loo and while she was away the waitress came back to get our order. I said we were waiting for our guest so she went away, looking quite put out. Our guest came back from the Ladies and, before she had even taken her seat, the waitress came back to demand our order. As our guest hadn’t had a chance to really look at the menu, she was quite flustered and had to rush to make a decision.

The food was, as always, superb and the general atmosphere was it’s usual vibrant, noisy self. Unfortunately the service was a real let down. We have had this waitress before and found her abrasive, pushy and unhelpful - we had hoped she was just having a bad day - sadly she was even worse this time. It’s a shame, as it did have an effect on what was otherwise a lovely evening.

FW
Surrey
8 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience1

our friends are much older than this crowd. less money too.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Very good quality food, a bit overpriced.
Service - attentive. Maybe at times too much? Felt a bit rushed. Too much of the 'yes chef' type shouting...

b
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

This was a great place 20 years ago. Now is overpriced and food is but even good. This was our last visit. Not coming back

CB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service - had huge amounts of food - around 9 courses each and loved each and every one.

NP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As ever, an amazing meal. The food is outstanding and the atmosphere is buzzing.

MP
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience2

Way too expensive

p
London
52 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Food never fails to impress specially Nobu park lane
Shouldn’t charge for small things such as Inside our roll x normal roll 2£ just not elegant ...

OT
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the Park Lane mixed meal - absolutely fantastic. Would definitely have again

MN
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Sons birthday

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We hade a weekend in London with out 2 daughters
We wanted a special dinner which we really got

The food and service was amazing , we did the 2 tasting menus with wine pairing for me and my wife and our waitress helped guide our daughters to find something ( not spicy) that they liked , which they really did.

Can highly recommend Nobu , it’s and amazing restaurant with fantastic food and amazing staff that really take care of you and your group

AL
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food and service, great and interesting menu, the only downside would be the bathroom facilities as we expected them to be nicer for such a lovely restaurant.

CH
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Decent food which is grossly overpriced. The venue is bang average. The layout has changed and there are far too many tables. A consequence of so many people being present meant that it was very noisy and you struggle to have a normal conversation without having to raise your voice.

Our server was brilliant. A really nice guy who clearly enjoys his job and makes the effort to they to ensure a pleasant experience.

In short there are much better dining experiences for similar or lower cost. NOBU is all about the name rather than the dining experience. £415 for a meal for two is way over the top for what was provided.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience1

Food amazing. Decor needs updating.

KP
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall2Food5Service4Ambience1

Although we love the food , the ambiance in the Park Lane Nobu is awful , like a canteen .Too noisy , tables too close together & noisy neighbours intrude on your space . Waiters struggleto get through to serve , banged against my husbands back constantly . We have visited many Nobu' s , LA , Dubai this has the worst atmosphere & accoustics . ROKO will be our choice from now on .

NB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dining experience at Nobu was absolutely amazing. Will definitely go back again

NH
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience1

Beef was tough, beef quality was poor and lacked flavor
Sushi wasn’t fresh
Service was great
Overpriced for the quality of the food