Okay,Okay, I'll admit that when myself, hubby and our two kids headed to Nobu in Malibu , it wasn't for the the Sushi, but rather what ""star"" we might see. We went down on a beautiful summer night ( Saturday ) a couple months ago ( no reservation ). The paparazzi's were in full force in the parking lot, so we knew someone was inside. The hostess informed us that without reservations, we could be seated at the counter and sit there as long as we wanted, or we could get a table, but would have to limit our time at the table to an hour !! Of course we understood since we were walk in's. We opted for the table. We sat right next to Rob Reiner and his family and one of the Olson twins were also at a nearby table, guess that's why the crazy camera guys were outside. Our waiter was friendly and was making many food suggestions ,....already in the hundreds of dollars, so we decided to ""not"" take his advice and we ordered what sounded good. The food arrived promptly, but everything was just ""FAIR"", My son ordered the Teriyaki Chicken ( just one small breast sliced) with a bit of cabbage type garnish on the side......... $ 21.00..YIKES , way over priced and dry to top it off, our daugther got two Teriyaki skewers, no sides with this one..they were so tiny...about $ 13.00...hubby and I got California Rolls and Crunchy Shrimp Rolls and Miso soup..... soup was average, and honestly both rolls were very small in size and hard and somewhat dry. We were so dissapointed, we thought people flocked there for the food, maybe people go to spot a celebrity... but, I guess that's what we did !!!... Maybe there's a separate kitchen for us ""commoners"" and the ""celebs"" get the good stuff, Ha Ha. Well, anyway, there are much better places to eat in Malibu, that are much cheaper and the food much better. Not Sushi, but walking distance from Nobu across the street is Marmalade Cafe.....Great food, Good prices, cute atmosphere and the staff is always really nice.
Pros: nice atmosphere, very clean bathrooms, parking usually easy to find
Cons: over priced and food just barely average, no kids menu available