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London moves on, but Nobu still parties. More than a decade after opening on Berkeley Street, the toast of the noughties has been heavily flattered by countless imitations, none of which has managed to unseat the original. The late David Collins’ fantastical design (all bamboo murals and burnished futuristic tones) is as dear to some customers as their own homes – perhaps more so, because it signals sheer fun. As for the food, fans rate the lunchtime bento boxes and waiters who take the time to explain their contents: the classic version features tuna sashimi salad, baby tiger shrimp tempura, sushi and the much-imitated miso black cod. Dinner might involve anything from field greens with the eponymous (Nobu) Matsuhisa dressing to secreto Ibérico pork roasted in the wood oven, via the house tacos filled with salmon or king crab or an array of well-made sushi and sashimi. There’s enough choice for multiple nights out, though the bill (especially with wine) only comes in one form – massive.

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Nobu Berkeley St
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Nobu Berkeley St

15 Berkeley Street ,London W1J 8DY

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Consistently good, but lacking something.......

by   bronze reviewer (5)

Feb 2016

Once you get over everyone staring when you walk in as the waiters announce your arrival to the restaurant in Japanese, you can sit down knowing you will be served good food, on time, with good service at Nobu B......I'm not sure exactly why, but I can't pick a better word than good...... Back in the day, Nobu B was heaving and the restaurant was buzzy, the bar packed.....I had lunch on a Thursday and the bar was empty, one half of the restaurant was empty and our side had a few mums &...

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Sarah .'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 8

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Nobu Berkeley St

15 Berkeley Street ,London W1J 8DY

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Dinner with my daughter for her birthday

by   (1)

Nov 2015

Dinner at Nobu with my daughter was a wonderful experience. The decor itself inside and out is chic and along with the buzzing atmosphere, created a perfect setting. We had the asparagus and green bean tempura to start - light and just right followed by Chicken and Beef Terriyaki - the meat was succulent and rice as it should be. The miso soup was also delicious with a hint of peppery spice - just right for the chilly evening. For desserts, my daughter had her assortment of sweet birthday treats...

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Sophie W.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 6

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Nobu Berkeley St

15 Berkeley Street ,London W1J 8DY

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by   platinum reviewer (51)

May 2014

The three times I have eaten here (I'm a glutton for punishment as well as good food apparently), I have been treated with disdain, beligerence and downright rudeness. Unless you are part of the glitterati, it's a bit like they are doing you a favour. The food itself is always nice, but not spectacular, but I think it all turns to ashes due to the delivery. If you want to put the glad rags on for a night on the tiles and spend a lot of money, there are other places to do it, where they aren't looking...

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Amy M.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 6
  • Service: 1
  • Atmosphere: 5
  • Value: 3

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15 Berkeley Street ,London W1J 8DY

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Awful Service! Waiters with bad attitude.. food OK

by   (1)

May 2013

You can get equally good food at the likes of Roka..with much much better service. Some of the staff had terrible attitude. Like is the case with most Japanese restuarants the food comes when ready and everything is not served together. Nobu seem to be stretching this too far. Our second starter arrived 50 minutes after the main was served and AFTER we had finished eating. We had ordered the black cod (which is very good) and lobster with some spicy sauce (chewy and not too good), veggies with garlic...

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  • Food & Drink: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Atmosphere: 2
  • Value: 1

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15 Berkeley Street ,London W1J 8DY

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Poor and arrogant service

by   bronze reviewer (14)

May 2013

Food: average, no better than Roka / Zuma etc Interior and atmosphere: ordinary, a bit tired already Service: what is that woman at the reception on the ground floor??? Unintelligent, arrogant, not looking at guests when she is supposed to be talking with them – not so good looking, even. Others were ok. So, if you don't know Japanese food and haven't been to really good restaurants, this is your place.

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  • Food & Drink: 6
  • Service: 2
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 2

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15 Berkeley Street ,London W1J 8DY

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Horrible

by   (1)

Apr 2013

Absolutely horrible service. Been there for my birthday. The service is so bad, they don't even card what would you prefer. They even didn't remember to snake a special desert, although they were asked to do it! Actually after telling them that they forgot a candle, they didn't even say sorry. Just brought a pathetic plate with some cookies and candle.. Nothing else:( absolute rubbish and waste of money. Plus horrible out if date interior but service is just below any level… Never again

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  • Food & Drink: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Atmosphere: 2
  • Value: 1

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Nobu Berkeley St

15 Berkeley Street ,London W1J 8DY

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by   (2)

Feb 2013

Having tried Nobu Park Lane and enjoyed the lunch experience thought to try dinner at Berkeley St. It was a late table as I booked a little late in the day but figured I was not being served in the peak hour so all should be well. I arrived early at the bar and grabbed pre-dinner drinks… the atmosphere at the bar was great with a mixed crowd and live DJ. Made my way upstairs in time for my table only to be told it was not ready and I should go back to the bar… first mistake. As I did not have a plan...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 3
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 6

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    inher30s :: Nobu, Berkeley St | inher30s

    Nobu is a name linked to celebrity, it’s often cited as the restaurant of choice for the rich and famous and most of the scurrilous rags have endless pictures of celebs stepping out of the glass doors. In recent years, Nobu has lost its Michelin star status but it doesn’t seem to have dimmed it’s popularity and when it came to my birthday this year, I knew exactly where I wanted to go!
    We left the sprog at home with his grandmother, but suffering from a bit of new-parent guilt, we booked ourselves in for a slightly early dinner so that we could be home in good time.

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  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Price: £88
  • Wine: £39
  • Champagne: £70

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