Nobu

Japanese Restaurant$$$$
Southbank
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  • April T.
    "Favourite dishes are the salmon new style sashimi & black miso cod"(4 Tips)
    Daniel A.
    "Black Cod Miso and Baby Tiger Prawn Tempura with creamy spicy sauce."(7 Tips)
    Veeveeviivii
    "Miso cod excellent."(3 Tips)
    Richard F.
    "Wagyu Steak with 3 sauces"(3 Tips)
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  • Richard F.
    Richard FooOctober 19, 2014
    Great ambience and service. Miso Cod, New Style Sashimi, Wagyu Steak with 3 sauces, scallops, Braised Pork Belly are fresh & great. Signature Masterchef Sushis and Maki are let down. Trio of Mochis 👍
  • AskMen
    AskMenAugust 22, 2012
    When the black cod miso, wagyu gyoza and white fish sashimi are cleared away, you still get that frisson of the palate. Y’know, to tide you over until the chocolate bento box arrives. Read more
    Upvoted Sep 26
  • Veeveeviivii
    VeeveeviiviiAugust 21
    Sushi and sashimi below par for Jap restaurant. Service was great. Miso cod excellent. Tempura prawns were soggy. Desserts amazing.
  • James P.
    James PantherSeptember 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The best Japanese restaurant in Melbourne! All the food here is awesome and there's a good selection of cocktails on the bar menu too - try the Sake Bomb!
  • Anneliese L.
    Anneliese LOctober 29, 2016
    The food was incredible, the tempura broccoli being a highlight, while the salmon was perfectly cooked. It may be on the expensive side, but it was worth every cent.
  • Krisi R.
    Krisi RumpffMarch 29, 2015
    Had a special lunch time deal.. All the food I tried was amazing! I had a poultry inspired menu. There was duck, and chicken. There service was excellent!
  • zzap
    zzapDecember 6, 2012
    Great, personalised service; fresh fish; lovely decor; expensive. This pretty much sums up Nobu, doesn't it? Here is a chef hand crafting my meal.
  • Marie B.
    Marie BrownNovember 15, 2012
    Amazing food!!! The fish is a must! If you don't know what to get, the waiters&waitresses will give you a selection of dishes :) just sit & eat & enjoy
  • Jolie L.
    Jolie LinJune 12, 2013
    Loved my nine course meal here! It was definitely fine dining, with the highest quality food. Food was just delicious and beautifully served!
  • Gé ..
    Gé .July 12, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Really good soft shell crab. The salmon sashimi with coriander sauce is a blast. Finish the dinner with a scoop of pineapple-shosu sorbet, astringent and refreshing. A bit pricy but very good service.
  • Serena A.
    Serena AyersMay 18, 2014
    A seat at the sushi bar is where the action is. For great food theatre, eat there. Great saki cocktails too - worth trying.
  • Julian H.
    Julian HealeyOctober 10, 2010
    You MUST get the miso marinated cod, it's the signature dish. Absolutely unbelievable. Melt in your mouth stuff. Sensational.
    Upvoted Sep 26
  • Matt G.
    Matt GierhartJuly 20, 2012
    Their wagyu cappacio is a highlight and so is their desert. However, don't go there during lunch time as their menu is different and is more like cheaper bento boxes which you can get from anywhere.
  • Koni W.
    Koni WongApril 12, 2015
    Waygu beef, cod and yellowtail w jallapenos. Chef's signature 9 course.
  • Jeph C.
    Jeph ChenApril 26, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Definately try the new style sashimi, yellowtail with jalapeño, crispy oysters, black cod, anti-cucho peruvian style dishes, tasting dessert or just bento box!Sit at the sushi bar!
  • Kath H.
    Kath Haboc-LeeDecember 20, 2013
    Love the tasting set! Everything was delicious! The black cod was absolutely amazing!!
  • Daniel A.
    Daniel AngApril 29, 2012
    Black Cod Miso and Baby Tiger Prawn Tempura with creamy spicy sauce. Excellent service but loud music
  • April T.
    April TJuly 17, 2011
    Favourite dishes are the salmon new style sashimi & black miso cod
    Upvoted Sep 26
  • Yew Fong L.
    Yew Fong LimJanuary 11
    The bento boxes on the lunch menu are nice, but overpriced. There are other Japanese fine dining restaurants that offer same quality but lesser prices.
  • Walter A.
    Walter AdamsonMarch 23, 2012
    Enjoyable food in the setting of a money machine. House music in the basement blasting its way through 150 chattering guests.
  • Massimo
    MassimoMarch 11, 2014
    Shio koji marinated chicken is unbelievable... So tasty
  • Isabel S.
    Isabel SantosoOctober 22, 2010
    Love love love the new style sashimi, black cod with miso, fried king prawn legs and soft shell crab sushi!! ♡
  • Cassie W.
    Cassie W.October 20, 2012
    The spanner crab tacos is a must have!
  • Ken Y.
    Ken YipMay 11, 2015
    bit expensive, above $60pp, but very nice setting, and large menu
  • Jeph C.
    Jeph ChenJuly 7, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't know what to order!? Omakase menu or tell waiter how much u want to spend they will sort it out for you!!
  • Vlad B.
    Vlad BSeptember 29, 2016
    Heartbreakingly expensive considering the reputation, food was not as good as we thought considering there is a neat little take away place on the same level.
  • Sho' Nuff
    Sho' NuffDecember 13, 2011
    If you encounter any problems here just ask for Robert De Niro.
  • Justine D.
    Justine DiamondDecember 1, 2014
    Beef tataki with garlic chips
  • Lyn T.
    Lyn TohOctober 11, 2010
    Try the hot and cold appetisers, the rest is ordinary fare. Salmon carpaccio was to die for.
  • Bhantitra M.
    Try everything every dish was awesome rice was a bit bland though ;-)
  • Natalia N.
    Natalia NgJune 25, 2011
    Pork belly was the absolute highlight of the night!! Good price too.
  • Melissa
    MelissaSeptember 2, 2012
    Best food ever. Always excellent service. Delicious~!
  • Katie S.
    Katie SheppetAugust 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Sea urchin shooters are a must have!
  • Rhiannon C.
    Rhiannon CookDecember 11, 2011
    Try the cod, marinated for 3 days, absolutely divine!!!
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KirkhamOctober 20, 2012
    Very average service - while we waited for a roll (that they forgot about) we saw two tables that got the wrong items and one that mixed two tables orders up. There were only 4 tables in total.
  • Anna P.
    Anna PearceMarch 6, 2010
    Yellowfin with jalepeno is delicious. Great for some bar snacks - spicy miso crisps are also great
  • yrummy
    yrummyAugust 8, 2014
    My 2nd time here, and 3rd Nobu. The food is consistent with the others, as in its amazing, but the service is the worst. Poorly paced meals and lots of attitude.
  • Julia M.
    Julia MolnarMarch 19, 2016
    Amazing food. The place is a bit too noisy
  • Chia J.
    Chia JarenJune 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Vege sushi roll is awesome
  • Kate B.
    Kate BensimonFebruary 1, 2010
    Tuna Tataki and Black Cod are a must! And my boyfriend loves the Nobu Reserve Ale
  • Jen-Son T.
    Jen-Son ThongNovember 8, 2014
    When in doubt, go for the chef's menu
  • Brennan P.
    Brennan PaezoldAugust 16, 2013
    Holy moley! Black Cod with Miso!
  • Justin L.
    Justin LizamaOctober 14, 2012
    It was good typical nobu but tapas style for lunch
  • Terry G.
    Terry GrapeDecember 22, 2014
    Finally, the mains arrived 1hour after I checked in
  • Dirk S.
    Dirk SwinnenJanuary 26
    Tuna tataki is very nice
  • Simon Xuan S.
    Simon Xuan ShenFebruary 24, 2016
    These tacos were pretty nice
  • Chia J.
    Chia JarenJune 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Mushroom toban yaki
  • Mike W.
    Mike WebsterJanuary 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    White Chocolate Passionfruit Martini.
  • Hugh M.
    Hugh MunroDecember 30, 2010
    Some of the top-rated edamame in the world! Read more
  • Maddison B.
    Maddison BoothroydOctober 2, 2010
    Amazing! Love everything on the menu yum!
  • Bravo
    BravoNovember 15, 2010
    Love Nobu. -Michaele Salahi, Real Housewives of DC
  • Oggie B.
    Oggie BadMay 21, 2011
    Yellowtail with jalepeno. Yes please!
  • Terry G.
    Terry GrapeDecember 22, 2014
    Still waiting for the mains
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SaundersNovember 20, 2009
    Fantastic Tempura, great Sushi - nice price! Read more
  • Joseph C.
    Joseph CasertaSeptember 10, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Cocktails in Melbourne
  • Patrick
    PatrickFebruary 8, 2014
    Disappointed with the soft shell can, 2 small pieces.
  • Vincenzo R.
    Vincenzo RagoneNovember 17, 2011
    Nobu is king!
  • Nikki A.
    Nikki AshworthNovember 23, 2009
    swipe your signature membership card to earn points
  • Terry G.
    Terry GrapeDecember 22, 2014
    Waited for 53 mins now
  • nam t.
    nam tranSeptember 24, 2010
    Service is real slow. Do not come hungry or thirsty.
  • Hamdi O.
    Hamdi OnarMarch 30, 2015
    Not up to par...
  • Baba
    BabaJune 13, 2011
    never ever fails to YUMMIFY me!!!
  • Thomas P.
    Thomas PunDecember 22, 2016
    Worst Nobu experience ever.
  • Matt P.
    Matt ParrottOctober 9, 2010
    Avoid unless you win big at the casino. Ridiculously overpriced for what it is.
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