• Open Mon.-Thurs., 4-11:30 p.m. Fri., 4 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Sat., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 a.m. Sun., 11:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
  • Full bar
Nobu is a Japanese restaurant in Newport Beach. It speaks to Nobu Matsuhisa’s monumental influence on other chefs that his Peruvian-Japanese flavor profiles have proliferated and become commoditized, even in Orange County. But it might make you conclude that dining at Nobu now is like buying anything at Prada: you’re not paying for the raw materials, the labor, or the craftsmanship; you’re paying for the brand.

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