Nobu Malibu

22706 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90265
Critics' Pick
Nobu Malibu

Photo by Anne Fishbein


  • Sun.-Thu., noon-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. noon-11 p.m.
  • $$$$
  • Wheelchair Accessible, Catering, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout
  • Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Recommended, Reservations Accepted
If you've ever eaten at any Nobu location, little at Malibu will come as a surprise. The old standards are all there: black cod with miso, the fish rich and sweet, lacquered with salty, mellow miso. It's as close as fish comes to candy — an astoundingly perfect few bites of food. There are the cold raw fish dishes: the ceviche, Nobu-style; the new-style sashimi; the yellowtail sashimi with jalapeño — all show off Nobu's deft hand with fish, spice and acid. You can almost taste chef Nobu Matsuhisa's "aha" moment, when, as a very young chef working in Peru, he made the connection between the Peruvian use of lime juice and raw fish and the possibilities of treating the Japanese citrus yuzu similarly.

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