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- 75%Business Travelers
- 62%Family Travelers
- 51%Art & Design Lovers
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User Reviews (13 Reviews)
- Nobu WaikikiOct 20, 2013
Downstairs at the chic mod Waikiki Parc boutique hotel, Nobu Matsuhisa's cutting-edge sushi and cocktail bar will drain your bank account before it fills your stomach. Not that the food is bad at all; I'm a huge fan of the Japanese / South American fusion flair flying off the chefs' knives and the tropically inspired cocktails are potent. But the prices stretch the limit of believability: $20 for three miniscule tacos almost no longer than my thumb? Whew.
- Nobu WaikikiMember ofFoodiesWellnessLuxury Travelers+ 3Sep 20, 2013
Simple flavors done well, nothing spectacular but pretty much everything is done properly. Fantastic cocktails, lovely decor, inventive desserts, a bit costly but they do also have a happy hour. Validated parking via the hotel.
- Nobu WaikikiMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 5Aug 20, 2013
For me, Nobu is like a pair of Louboutins - too hard to resist slipping your toes into because it's just too damn sexy, even though it'll put a major dent in your wallet.
Between the three of us, we spent $180 on food and drinks at the bar. Yes, THE BAR. To go from $5 cocktails and pupus to $14 cocktails and $20 small plates made me cringe... well, for just a second. It's Nobu. You don't come here not knowing that it'll be spendy. In fact, by the time you're ready for the bill, you're so happy to fork over the cash.
The bartenders are top notch, and surprisingly extremely unpretentious. Especially Kenny and Dave, who made the most amazing pina martinis and liliko'i margaritas. I actually never encountered one person that wasn't super sweet during my whole visit. We happened to be there for a Haiti benefit, so that made over-indulging that much more justifiable.
And the food was fantastic, of course. We shared the mixed seafood ceviche, salmon sashimi in miso sauce and a few eel cucumber and tuna rolls. Everything was just so fresh.
We had an amazing time yakking it up with the fun-loving and beautiful crowd. It looked like we were in NYC, but it felt like we were in Hawaii because everyone was just so easy going and friendly. Five sexy stars!
- Nobu WaikikiMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 7Jan 09, 2013
Tapas style at the bar is a fun way to try many items with friends, washed down with their excellent cocktails. Reservations recommended especially if you have a group. Parking validation will allow you to hang out in Waikiki for hours! It's a great area for a progressive dinner if you feel like restaurant hopping!
- Nobu WaikikiJul 04, 2012
As a relatively poor recently graduated college student drowning in student loans, spending in upwards of $200 for a meal for two is a tough pill for me to swallow. However, despite my stinginess, visiting here was an experience I won't soon forget. Everything from the internal decoration to the impeccable service was deserving of every dollar I spent there. This is a truly upscale establishment that provides one of Waikiki's best dining experiences. Still, I have to wonder if my fond memories of this place come from the fact that I so excruciatingly shelled out way too much cash for my meal and remember it fondly as a coping mechanism, or that it was in fact an experience that is truly deserving of such a price tag.
- Nobu WaikikiJul 04, 2012
Part of the Nobu chain found elsewhere stateside, this Waikiki hotspot offers great modern japanese cuisine mostly focused on sashimi and sushi. Though pricey and not an every day place, if you are looking for a fancy meal for a special occasion this is worth checking out (along with Alan Wong's).
Our party of 4 did the multicourse daily tasting menu, which was outstanding across the board. Interestingly, the waiter asked if we had eaten there before. We had not, but our couple friends had been there several times. Subsequently we got a "beginners" tasting which included many of their signature dishes. Our friends' tasting included few signature dishes, so they could try new courses. we all shared so it was win-win for everyone!
Don't worry about the "dress code"; one of my friends wore flip flops and shorts to dinner and their baby was sleeping in a stroller while we chowed down. We are in Hawaii, after all!