Nobu Honolulu Open-Air Bar & Lounge.  Photo credit: Nobu Honolulu


December 23, 2016 Update:  Nobu Honolulu at Waiea is NOW OPEN!

Nobu Honolulu is yet another canvas for Chef Nobu Matsuhisa to display his legendary dishes, such as Black Cod Miso and Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeño.

After almost 10 wonderful years in Waikiki, we have relocated as a proud new member of the Ward Village community. Designed by Studio PCH, Nobu Honolulu has been crafted with love and comfort in mind, to create a clean and elegant atmosphere. And now with a robust bar/lounge, guests can feel free to socialize, casually imbibe in cocktails and small bites, and get the full Nobu treatment without the formal dining experience.

Announcement 2015:

Howard Hughes today announced that world-famous, international Nobu Restaurant will be moving its Waikiki location to Ward Village late next year. The new location will be located on the ground level of Waiea, one of Ward Village's most exciting projects. It will cover 8,000 square feet of indoor dining space, as well as 2,000 square feet of outdoor dining space. When it is completed in 2016, Waiea will be the most luxurious condo tower in Honolulu.

Who wouldn't want to have world-class fine dining right below where you live? Waiea makes this possible. 89% of units in Waiea are already sold, so please contact me if you are interested in securing your Waiea (or Anaha!) unit! This year, I was the Ward Village Top Producing Agent by Units for the second year in a row, so I am happy to use my expertise to assist you in this exciting new project!

Read the entire PBN article below:

Chef Nobu Matsuhisa will move his Waikiki restaurant Nobu late next year to the ground floor of The Howard Hughes Corp.’s new Waiea condominium at Ward Village in Honolulu's rapidly growing Kakaako neighborhood.

Nobu Waikiki is currently located in the Waikiki Parc Hotel, which will close next fall for extensive renovations.

Waiea is the first residential tower under construction in The Howard Hughes Corp.’s (NYSE: HHC) 60-acre Ward Village master plan.

“At Ward Village, we are curating an unmatched mix of design, retail and food experiences with Nobu serving as a culinary anchor for our community,” David R. Weinreb, CEO of The Howard Hughes Corp., said in a statement. “Nobu’s decision to move from Waikiki to Ward Village is significant as it moves us closer to our long term goal of becoming the new center of Honolulu.

The Nobu Honolulu restaurant will have 8,000 square feet indoors, and another 2,000 square feet of outdoor dining space.

Ward Village is creating a new community in the heart of Honolulu that is unlike anything that exists in Hawaii,” said Chef Nobu Matsuhisa. “The combination of world class architecture, a walkable neighborhood and an authentic district of high quality shops, restaurants and entertainment offerings makes Ward Village a unique destination and the place to be in Honolulu.”

Matsuhisa is the second chef to announce a fine-dining restaurant for Ward Village. Peter Merriman plans to open his first Merriman's restaurant on Oahu at Anaha, the condo tower under construction diagonally across the street from Waiea, in 2017.