It's "still an all-time favourite", but the late 90s origins of Nobu Matsuhisa's first European outing have given it a time-capsule quality. It's a lovely bubble to be in though, with Hyde Park views through full-height windows and calming wood and stone all around. If the pale walls could talk, they might tell eyebrow-raising tales from a livelier past; that duty now falls to the party-hard Berkeley Street outpost. Here, it's clear to see what all the fuss was (and is) about: the fusion style hits umami squarely in the face. You can't go wrong with langoustines and red chilli shiso salsa, sashimi salad with Matsuhisa dressing, fiery Peruvian anticucho skewers and, of course, the emblematic black cod with miso – served on butter lettuce for that contemporary kick of clean-eating satisfaction. However, cocktails, saké and a wine list priced for big budgets will undo all that good work in an instant.
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Best posh Japanese available! Truly delicious dishes that are different than other Japanese restaurants.
I had the worst experience at this place after the lockdown. I was so excited to have some proper Japanese after so long to be in a setting of a 3 star all inclusive cheap hotel dining with the price of a Michelin star restaurant. It was chaotic , bright light, toooo noisy, no music in the background, waiters seemed hyper , as in we just sit to find him over our heads to ask us to order. The menu is not the same as the nobu Berkeley st, the prices are doubled, the food portion is mediocre (probably my 7 years old kid will be hungry if she ate there). We ordered shared platter for two person , we got the portion of a half adult, ordered miso soup I got a tiny bowl (the size of tapas servings) with tasteless liquid and 3 mushrooms floating for a crazy price . Literally they are taking the advantage of people and will never recommend this place to anyone. I went to the loo, I found like 10 hookers pouting and taking selfies to the extent I had to ask for permission to wash my hands as they occupied all the place (was confused as it looked like the toilets of a nightclub ) overall a nightmare where we ended up filling 5% of our stomaches (me and my partner ) for a 150£ bill !!!!
Last night we visited Nobu. We were so excited to go out and eat as we haven't been out much since the beginning of the pandemic. Firstly the service when we arrived just was not up to standard, the server was unwelcoming and cold towards us, it seemed too much to explain the menu to us. As we walked in i saw a waiter open his mask and cough, I was truly horrified.
Our first round of cocktails arrived, my boyfriend found a moving fly in his. He gave it back, we did not get an apology from anyone. We then received the main and there was a huge black (what looked like a pubic hair) in our dipping sauce. We then insisted a manager to come and speak to us, he could not understand why we were upset at all. I tried to speak to him and he shut me down with a "just take a seat Madame" with his hand in my face. At this point i was absolutely fuming with the situation. He began smiling and laughing under his breathe as we were trying to explain why we were so horrified. The hygeine was NOT up to par, there is a pandemic going on and the face that there is staff coughing , hair in the food and a live bug in the drink is diabolical.
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