Fodor's Expert Review Nobu
Always a local favorite, Nobu's move from Waikiki to the chic Kakaako high-rise Waiea has only made it better. It remains a magnet for visiting celebrities and local bigwigs—and its new location now draws a local after-work crowd to sip cocktails in the open-air bar. Still anchored in its award-winning "New Style" Japanese cuisine, Nobu Honolulu serves up signatures such as black cod lacquered with sweet den miso and yellowtail sashimi with jalapeño, along with original dishes like Kurobuta pork belly with jalapeño, and ahi poke made with a sweet soy-mustard sauce. The intense flavors can lead to unabandoned ordering—and the cost quickly adds up. For a quick bite and cocktails, head to the bar for happy hour with the locals.
1118 Ala Moana Blvd.
Honolulu, Hawaii 98614, USA
- Casual elegance at serious prices
- Consistently good and creative cuisine
- A bar scene that rarely disappoints