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726 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3513
+1 805-543-3986
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (28 reviews)
“bisque” (51 reviews)
“lettuce wraps” (34 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
726 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3513
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is 5 star. The food is fresh and delicious. They have a creative menu with an asian flare. Worth a trip!

Thank Traveldoc14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place deserves its high ranking. We shared the salmon bisque, spring rolls, and a lamb kasha salad. Everything was fresh and excellent. The bisque is amazing, with large chunks of salmon. A bowl has almost as much salmon as would come with a salmon...More

Thank Jon R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our daughter here for her 21st birthday in May and had a delicious meal on their back patio. It was an unusually warm evening for SLO in May but the nearby hearing lamps were still appreciated. It must have been prom night for...More

Thank Kenneth_from_Cal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The ambiance alongside the creek is unbeatable. Service is usually good to great in my past experiences. A little pricey but the food options are nice which include some that are not commonly found any other places. When all tables are full, it can be...More

Thank Sun_Fun_Beach_Travel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place hits all cylinders. Wonderful outdoor patio on the river. Excellent food (skip the entrees and share several small plates), friendly professional service, and reasonable prices. We are locals and have never been disappointed here. Highly recommend.

Thank PismoLulu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We happened upon this gem by simply googling area restaurants and looking at their reviews. From the moment we were seated on the patio, we knew we were in for a fun evening. We began with spring rolls, served with a variety of chili sauces,...More

Thank BonnieFaith
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stumbled upon this restaurant by chance and a quick look at Open Table and Yelp. The food was very good. The atmosphere by the creek was enchanting and the variety of food on the menu made it a fun place to try new items and...More

Thank howardr530
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here based on other TA reviews on our way to Santa Barbara. It was well worth the detour! Our kids have food allergies and they were more than accommodating. Great service, AWESOME food, and very food allergy friendly for my kids!! So worth...More

Thank Amanda_VeraVise
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is as good a restAurant as you will find in SLO. Consistently good food, bar md service. The outdoor patio on the river is wonderful. It is in the middle of town with good public parking nearby. Try it and be rewarded by a...More

Thank JMasonNashville
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sat outside for lunch, had good food, the clam chowder was lovely. Tuna melt andwhich was shared as it came with chips and it was huge!

Thank betsy065
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
When does lunch end and late lunch begin?
11 July 2016|
Response from Bobbysox_7 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don't know
Will you have a Mothers DayBrunch?
28 February 2016|
Response from Shanny C | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for your inquiry about Mother's Day brunch at Novo. Novo is open for brunch every Sunday so we will for sure be serving brunch. Our chef may design a special menu for that day, however, it has not been... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 726 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3513
    (Broad st.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-543-3986
  • E-mail
Set against a rich eclectic backdrop, Novo's international flavors are the leading ingredients in an exotic dining experience. Located downtown San Luis Obispo in a historic turn of the century building with spectacular creekside dining. Multi award winning restaurant for food, service and ambiance. Extensive global and local wine and beer selection. Novo easily accommodates large parties either on one of the patios in in their lower level "cellar room". A favorite with both locals and tourists, Novo is a truly a San Luis Obispo experience.
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