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- NobuMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 7
Come dine here if you enjoy being treated like dirty low class citizens in a breadline.
I've come several times, and not once has the whole experience been memorable, they always seem to miss the mark. Usually its the snooty hostess. Service is hit or miss, this recent trip was excellent. In the past it has been disgusting.
We made reservations for my birthday and as it so happens it is dine LA week. We were late 30 minutes, and it is a Tuesday night and the restaurant is not even half seated. It's also 8pm. Did the hostess make a big fuss? Yes. Did it really matter? No. Seat 4 of us at any one of the 25 tables you have open jackass. You are embarrassing yourself.
The dine LA menu was sub par. It was a shared family style course but for the four of us, it felt like we needed to be fighting each other for food, like a real family meal at home. The regular menu is much better represented however absurdly small. It's a recession yo, eat less! But what I really come for is the sake. We always get the HOKUSETSU DAIGINJO and HOKUSETSU 10 YEARS OLD which waters down our dissatisfaction of everything else. Smoothest sake money can by on this side of the earth. So essentially......Nobu really gets 2.5 stars solely on the sake itself. Truth.Recommended for:
- NobuMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4
Nobu takes otherwise high quality fish and smothers it in truffle oil, aioli, or deep fries it. A very unwelcome and heavy American twist on Japanese favorites. The quality of the tempura is so low that it wouldn't be sold at the cheapest place in Tokyo -- heavy and greasy vs. light and flakey.
The hamachi with Jalapeños was excellent. Everything else I had was a crude heavier version of something vaguely Japanese.
Thumbs down and way overhyped.Recommended for:
- NobuMember ofLuxury Travelers
this is the best japanese of Los Angeles. Trend place and a little expensive but you will not regret because their food is outstanding. I had many entrees and as a main dish a teriyaki lamb that was incredible. Cant wait to go back in any of the Nobu`s Restaurant.
- NobuFirst to Review
The Chef Event "EAST MEETS WEST"
Pioneer event where all of Nobu chefs in the US came to LA & modeled their specialty dish. Food was amazing & the pineapple martini was just a cherry on top! Can't wait for the next event!
Nobu was sooooo down to earth, super friendly too!