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726 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3513 (Broad st.)
+1 805-543-3986
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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York, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here (tonight) on a stop over whilst traveling from LA to San Francisco as it was (and hopefully still is) ranked #1 and we were not disappointed at all Service was brilliant. Food was brilliant. Atmosphere was brilliant. Basically brilliant. We both chose from the monthly menu which was 3 courses for $30 (or 4 for $40). Each course... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is excellent and we loved dining creek-side on the outdoor patio. Wait staff was friendly and professional. They brought a complimentary sundae in honor of the birthday we were celebrating, which was an unexpected and very thoughtful touch.

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Kensington, California
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had wine and appetizers by the water and it was delightful. Our server was excellent. Novo was recommended to us by a number friends. It did not disappoint. Will be back. Great wine list.

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Fountain Valley, California
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommend making reservations for the patio area; ambiance is nice, it's not too loud, you'll be able to hear each other talk. Service is prompt and personable and my dinner King Salmon - excellent!

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Anaheim, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Adorable find: so cute and the food was delicious. Best green curry ever and this comes from two people who love curry!

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Claremont
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275 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant offers a fusion menu. We (family of 4 adults) ordered a couple of appetizers and four dishes and shared everything (all of it was vegetarian/vegan). We agreed that everything was delicious and interesting.

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Napa Valley
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146 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have always liked Novo's effort to provide market fresh food prepared with concern about our health. We just wish it tasted better as well as being good for us.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has been and always will be my favorite restaurants in SLO. The atmosphere alone is worth it, with the beautiful patio lighting and views of the creek. The wine selection is good and the food is delicious (I recommend getting multiple dishes and appetizers and sharing them among your table). Every time I visit, I come to Novo with... More 

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Georgia
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for a late afternoon bite. We were seated right away, and drink orders taken. Drinks arrived, we placed our food order, and waited 30 minutes. We asked finally, & food was delivered. Calamari had definitely been sitting too long. We helped ourselves to more water. Pretty setting, good looking menu, but we were disappointed.

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Los Angeles, California
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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We first came to Novo because it is owned by the same folks that own my favorite restaurant in the world - Robin's in Cambria. Good, delicious, wholesome and healthy food - and something for everyone, even us vegetarians and vegans. This was our latest trip to SLO and we had another great Novo meal. Beautiful patio dining. Great service.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Cuisine
American, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 726 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3513
    (Broad st.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-543-3986
Description
Set against a rich eclectic backdrop, Novo's international flavors are the leading ingredients in an exotic dining experience. Located downtown San Luis Obispo in a historic turn of the century building with spectacular creekside dining. Multi award winning restaurant for food, service and ambiance. Extensive global and local wine and beer selection. Novo easily accommodates large parties either on one of the patios in in their lower level "cellar room". A favorite with both locals and tourists, Novo is a truly a San Luis Obispo experience.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?