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    Nobu Malibu

    3835 Cross Creek Rd., No. 18A (Malibu)

    Malibu, CA

    (1) 310-317-9140 | www.noburestaurants.com

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    • CUISINE

      Peruvian-Japanese
    • HOURS

      Mon.-Thurs.: 5:45pm-10:00pm; Fri.-Sat.: 5:45pm-11:00pm
    • BEST FOR

      Dinner
    • RESERVATIONS

      Required
    • BAR

      Yes
    • YEAR OPENED

      1999
    • PRICE (SUSHI; MATSUHISA SPECIAL DISHES; OMAKASE)

      USD 5.50-11; USD 7-30; USD 65-120
    • NOISE

      Medium
    • FAMOUS PLATES

      Yellowtail with jalapeno; black cod with miso; rock shrimp tempura
    • DRINKS AND WINE

      Full bar; sake; wine; beer
    • # OF SEATS

      50-100
    • OUTDOOR DINING?

      Yes
    • PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?

      No
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    VIBE

    Despite the mall setting and laidback vibes, this Nobu outpost still attracts the finest of Malibu’s glitterati to its power scene dining room and gleaming sushi bar. Décor is nothing to write home about, though fresh flowers, fine table settings, and slick friendly service smarten it up a bit. We opted for a spot on the covered terrace and actually found Nobu’s food is best enjoyed in a relaxed atmosphere.

    CROWD

    Upscale mix of surfer-type Malibu regulars and “off duty” celebs looking for a break from the Hollywood scene.

    WHAT WE WOULD WEAR

    Surprisingly casual. You could even get away with jeans, though we’d probably wear a cute sundress or skirt.

    GO HERE WITH

    Friends; family

    WHY WE LIKE IT

    Don’t need to wriggle into a little black dress to enjoy Nobu’s divine sushi here.

    WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE

    The décor could use a bit more sparkle (but then again, the laidback setting is part of the draw).

    GOOD TO KNOW

    Quite a trek from downtown LA (though snaking up breathtaking Pacific Coast Highway isn't exactly a hardship). Also, if you can’t snag a table, you can enjoy the full menu at both the sushi bar and the bar; these seats are on a first come, first served basis.

    OTHER LOCATIONS

    Las Vegas; Dallas; Miami Beach; New York; San Diego; Honolulu; Dubai; The Bahamas; London; Hong Kong; Melbourne; Mexico City; Milan; Moscow; Tokyo; Cape Town

    CLOSEST COMPS

    Matsuhisa (Los Angeles)

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