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#116 of 3,835 Restaurants in San Diego
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207 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6908 (L Street)
+1 619-814-4124
17:00 - 22:45
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:45
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Zurich, Switzerland
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the location as it was my first time in the Gaslamp Quarter. Had the feeling that it was somewhat overpriced. It was a delicious food and a great service all along.

Thank martuetz
Sugar Land, Texas
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place. Delicious food! Though small quantities. There sushi is not great. Hot plates were very good. Specially the Sea Bass. It was scrumptious was gone in matter of minutes.

Thank Lubna3
Warsaw, Indiana
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246 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is ordinary sushi and sashimi that is sold at a ridiculous price. No sushi or sashimi you get here is worth what was charged. Waiter even forgot to put in order for appetizers and when asked about it he lied saying he was going to check on it - I mean I saw him walk to the computer and... More 

Thank Juancho D
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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111 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my third visits here in past few years ( convention bought me here). I have been to many Nobus from original one in NYC to Waikiki to London to Miami( plus more ) . We had a party of 6 . This is particular one is good not not as good as others . May be I expected... More 

Thank 69tiger888
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was excited to know the place, but food was average, service was just ok, plates are really small and prices are high. Maybe I am used to other kind of Japanese kitchen. The place was really crowded and I was disappointed about the food, I left still hungry and had to get back to Gas Lamp fore more.

Thank Gerard o
Dallas, Texas
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74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had not dined at a Nobu location in over 10 years. I was pleasantly surprised. The staff was great. The food was really good and fun. We shared a large variety of plates. Everything was good.

Thank tracy f
San Antonio, Texas
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124 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Nobu location did not disappoint. The food was amazing and the service was good as well. Our waiter provided excellent advice for our group of 4. Of course, the dinner was expensive, especially since the portions are always so small- we ordered at least 8-10 items. Highly recommend for a nice quite sushi experience. Good location too- next to... More 

Thank kellithetaz
Tijuana, Mexico
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

This is one of those restaurants where you can eat fancy non-ordinary Japanese food. It is exquisite although pricey. Be prepared to taste extraordinary flavors and also for high check. It is worth it. Service, of course is exceptionally good.

Thank Arturo S
Livingston, New Jersey
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300 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Atmosphere is casual. THe mushroom salad was outstanding and the taste of it was memorable. Other than that, the miso cod was rubbery and none of the other dishes were worth writing home about. Not my favorite of the Nobus.

1 Thank AmyC723
Houston, Texas
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

I have been to Nobu twice, my first time in Dallas and the second in San Diego. Both times did not disappoint. Some people hear Nobu and roll their eyes because they hate the concept of sushi and raw fish. To those folk who are still reading this, there is good news! My boyfriend likes everything cooked, nothing raw whatsoever... More 

Thank gabriellestephens25

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 60
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:45
17:00 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 207 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6908
    (L Street)
  • Public Transportation: Gaslamp
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-814-4124

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?