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Nobu Officially Opening at The Hotel Del Coronado Next Year

The famed Japanese restaurant and hospitality empire will debut its second location in San Diego in 2025
A table full of Nubu sushi, sashimi, and other Japanese food at the Hotel Del Coronado's new location
Courtesy of Nobu Restaurants

Butch and Sundance. Warhol and Basquiat. Peanut butter and jelly. Certain partnerships transcend the ages, iconic both as individuals as well as part of a team. Today, the Hotel del Coronado officially announced their next partnership, and it’s a legend in the making. Nobu, the acclaimed Japanese restaurant and hospitality empire, is coming to the Hotel del Coronado in early 2025. 

Launched in New York City in 1994 by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, actor Robert De Niro, producer Meir Teper, and restaurateur Drew Nieporent, Nobu is known for redefining Japanese nouveau cuisine, creating signature dishes like their black miso cod as well as world-renowned sushi rolls and sashimi prepared by some of the best chefs in the world. 

Courtesy of Nobu Restaurants

Today, Nobu has 53 locations on five continents, including a luxury retreat in Malibu and a restaurant in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter inside the Hard Rock hotel.

As part of the last phase of the Blackstone’s more than $550 million restoration, Nobu at the Del will span over 3,700 square feet of indoor and outdoor dining space at 1500 Orange Avenue. Design details include an outdoor pagoda bar, and of course, the hotel’s famous Pacific Ocean views

Courtesy of Nobu Restaurants

Blackstone’s managing director Brian Kaufman, says that “from day one, it has been our goal to ensure the Hotel Del is able to provide guests and community members a one-of-a-kind experience, and we are thrilled to add a world-class dining partner like Nobu.” 

Chef Nobu Matsuhisa adds: “We look forward to bringing guests the Nobu signature dishes they have come to love, along with some exceptional items and experiences that will only be available at Nobu Hotel del Coronado.” 

Courtesy of Nobu Restaurants

With Nobu’s global reputation coupled with the Hotel del’s 136-year history as one of California’s most iconic destinations, it’s safe to expect outstanding things from this duo. Watch San Diego Magazine for more announcements about the partnership.

San Diego Restaurant News & Food Events

On Thursday, February 29, Chef Travis Swikard of Callie and a forthcoming French concept in La Jolla will join forces with Feeding San Diego to host the next Pairings with a Purpose dinner party to raise money for hunger-relief programs. The five-course dinner will include wine pairings, as well as live and silent auctions on behalf of the organization. The limited seating is sold out, but a waitlist is available (and FSD is always accepting donations to help end hunger in San Diego!)

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Monday through Thursday in February from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m., guests can get any Karl Strauss draft beer for $5 and a $10 appetizer. Check their social for ill me and David someone goes south of them now I like that. It’s just so cute. more details, but that’s a helluva deal, if you ask me. 

By Beth Demmon

Beth Demmon is an award-winning writer and podcaster whose work regularly appears in national outlets and San Diego Magazine. Her first book, The Beer Lover's Guide to Cider, is now available. Find out more on

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