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“Great Setting, Creative Seafood and High Level of Service”
Review of Nobu Malibu

Nobu Malibu
Ranked #6 of 95 Restaurants in Malibu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$41 - US$80
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, View
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Malibu
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Don't let the lack of reservation availability or high prices dissuade you from dining at Nobu in Malibu. We decided to give it a try for an early dinner without a reservation at 5:30 and we were seated right away in the main dining room inside.

One can also eat at the sushi bar when available. The setting and interior design for the restaurant are amazing--with the view from the outside terrace the best in Malibu, particularly at sunset.

Our server was extremely knowledgeable, patient and helpful with Nobu's complicated menu and large variety of both cold and warm starters and entrees.

We enjoyed the Matsuhisha green salad with the spicy seafood soup to start, followed by the excellent yellowtail sashimi with jalapeño (one of the signature Nobu dishes), then both tuna and lobster tacos and the eggplant with miso. We also ordered the ocean trout with crispy spinach and the grilled cauliflower--all very good.

The presentation and service is outstanding and we enjoyed the entire experience.

Yes, prices are high, and yes, it is more than worth it for a special evening out.

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

loved the sea, loved the sushi, loved the steak, loved the atmosphere. definitely best served and top notch Nobu in the world!

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Thank ErolBrc
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

The food is perfect, service 8.5, ask for NOBU´s sake is delicious and even the empty bottle is Beautiful to bring home as souvenir.
Need a month away reservation for a Sunday, ask for the terrace, even though no guarantees, if it is a sunny day, the seatting will be perfect. It has been a long time since I havent had a perfect lunch. Ask for the sweet japanese win as desser. After eating (and drinking) go along the beack up to Malibu´s Pier, nice walk.
Perfect plan for a sunday

Thank fcortina
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

It is located right on the beach with a beautiful patio and open aired dining room. We tried quite a few dishes and all of them delivered. The black cod and yellow-fin being our favorite.

The service was fast and friendly and the servers were very knowledgeable about the menu.

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Thank Taylor K
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

just sitting down next to the sea and being in this frenzy overwhelmingly beautiful people and then comes the best Nobu outside of New York

Thank Laurence D
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