So my husband and I went to Nobu in San Diego earlier this month. It has been my dream to eat there for many years. The restaurant itself it located in the Hard Rock Hotel, which is a very hip and young hotel in the heart of the Gaslamp quarter. The restaurant is not pretentious at all. It is seeming just like any other Japanese restaurant I've been to. The food was great...the drinks were awesome. I had a cucumber martini that was to die for. It had fresh shaved cucumber and lychee juice that was terribly yummy. Of course the famous Miso Black Cod was awesome. The piece of fish was simply humungous. We ordered the 5 course Holiday tasting menu and it was delicious. The wasabi aioli on with the crab cakes was way overpowering but otherwise..it was awesome.I highly recommend and would go back. Sorry for the photos...the lighting was poor.