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Nobu Fifty Seven
Nobu Fifty Seven

Nobu Fifty Seven Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://noburestaurants.com/fifty-seven/experience/introduction/
  • Email: fiftyseven@noburestaurants.com
  • Phone: (212) 757-3000
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:

    Monday - Friday 11:45am - 2:15pm
    Saturday 11:45am - 2:15pm (beginning April 10th, 2010)

    Dinner:
    Monday - Saturday 5:45pm - 11:15pm
    Sunday 5:45pm - 10:15pm

    Bar Lounge:
    Monday - Friday 11:45am - 12am
    Saturday 5:00pm - 12am
    Sunday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    No reservations are needed for the bar lounge.

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
  • Executive Chef: Nobu Matsuhisa
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Contact: Anne Yamamoto (212) 757-3063

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5th and 6th Avenues
  • Public Transit: F to 57th Street Station
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Direct Parking - 51 West 56th Street. Any 5 hours after 6:00pm is $16, tax included, Monday - Friday. Any 5 hours Saturday & Sunday is $16, tax included. You must have ticket validated with host at front desk.
A word from Nobu Fifty Seven
Nobu Fifty Seven, the first uptown New York location for legendary chef Nobu Matsuhisa, opened to much anticipation in the summer of 2005. Nobu's co-owners are his longtime partners: renowned restaurateur Drew Nieporent, Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro, Meir Teper, and Nobu managing partner Richie Notar. The restaurant showcases Nobu's signature new style Japanese cuisine with classic dishes such as Tiradito Nobu Style and Black Cod with Miso and the hibachi table. The restaurant received three stars from the New York Times. Designed by David Rockwell, Nobu Fifty Seven evokes fluidity and the imagery of an Asian river with curves and details of abalone shell chandeliers, sliced bamboo stalks in terrazzo tiles, scorched ash tables and Japanese quilt fabric. Sake barrels imported from Japan tower over the first floor bar counter as diners make way to the upstairs dining room. Burnished woods, rich hues and soft lighting create an ambiance of elegance and refinement.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerJapanese
Diner Reviews
  • "The waitress was great. We had a mixed group of sushi and non-sushi eaters and she made great choices for us."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We were there at 5:30 for 5:45 reservation, they said that we were too early and to wait since the restaurant doesnt open until 5:45. We waited until after 6 to be seated, all the while standing. We ordered some edamame, sticky rice, yellowtail sashimi, tempura, sushi, and black cod. The waiter brought edamame with peppers and charged us for it although it was his mistake. The rest of the food was just mediocre. A little on the greasy side and bland or salty. I remember when Nobu's food just melted in your mouth, but this was just another sushi place with high tab. The atmosphere was too noisy and busy as well. Will not return again."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Great sashimi, except by the price ($7 for one slice!!). Sushi is also fantastic, really delicious. Good options of sake."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I have dined at Nobu 57 numerous times over the years and have watched the service slowly slip each visit. Our sever, (seemingly promoted from bus boy) was abrupt and unrefined. The final straw was his attempt to pass off a newer vintage of wine when we ordered a second bottle. I am confident the price ($250) of the first bottle would have made its way onto our bill had I not noticed his 'mistake'. I will not dine here again."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Our first Nobu dining experience was in Hawaii, which was outstanding. I was concerned that a NYC Nobu wouldn't live up to the great memories we had from Hawaii, but the food and service were both excellent. Next time I'm in NYC, I'd love to dine at this Nobu again."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Being from Denver, it was definitely a treat to be able to dine at Nobu 57 in NYC. The restaurant is super swanky with sexy vibes floating throughout the entire place. The food is to-die-for. The menu primarily consists of seafood--sushi/sashimi as well as other rare cold dishes but there are definitely options for non-seafood eaters as well. The wagyu beef is delicious as well as the ribeye. Lots of options! The drink menu is extensive with options from specialty cocktails to wines and sake by the bottle. Being a wine drinker, I loved that Nobu has his own wine--I tried the California Cabernet. Big, full-bodied, juicy red. Yum. Everything was yum and I can't wait to come back and try all the other Nobus (Aspen and Vail are next)!!! XOXO"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "We visited Nobu for lunch and a specialty cocktail on March 29. The food was great but I was not overly impressed with the ambiance or service."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Yes, the food is good. But New Yorkers will feel out of place. The entire scene was touristy and artificial- and I'm sort of sorry we spent our Saturday night here. It's a factory of out-of-towners, and you're better off eating in Times Square if this is the scene you're looking for. Great for tourists- but sushi just as good can be found ALL over the city. The ambiance, artificial put-on snootiness by the hostess, and lame crowd make this place a DONT. Holy moly - was this place cool at some point???"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Service, scenery and food were all excellent! Our server was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the menu. We will be back!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My first time at Nobu proved quite disappointing as I found the restaurant to be little more than a glorified sushi place. The dishes were completely unimpressive and my tempura was as good as any I have had at any generic Japanese restaurant. For a place that is supposed to be exceptional because of its Chef (and therefore its cuisine) there was nothing out of the ordinary on the menu, on the selection, on teh quality of the food, or on the presentation. The only outstanding thing about Nobu was the energetic, mostly young and "beautiful" crowd, lured, no doubt, by a reputation built on hype rather than on quality. tao and Megu make much better options without question."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Nobu continues to be the best japanese restautant of America ! I come back every year and they always surprise me with new dishes. And the service was perfect too...for the first time I was served for guy who really understand what he was offering to the customers - his name was Pablo and I would like to congrat him."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Unfortunately the waitress that attend us in the bar was extremely rude, forgot the soups we asked and he was truly a very disagreeable person."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "I'm really disappointed with Nobu 57, I had a great expectation to know the restaurant and it was the first book that I arranged for this trip. I ordered a Bento Box for $ 65 and was served Bento Box $ 45, which is too poor for the price. I really wanted to have experienced the tartare, King Crab Amazu Ponzu and the Ribeye Anticucho, which aren't in Bento Box 45. I checked my order the Bento Box 65. I'm very upset because I spoke with the hostess and nobody did anything about it. I'm extremely upset by the incident. I'm leaving NYC feeling frustrated."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Although our water glasses were never empty, our head waiter was a bit overwhelmed and brought our entrees out at different times. Actually, my husband was almost finished with his by the time mine came out. The food, however, was delicious and worth the wait. We made our experience into a sort of "family style" one where we tried a little of everything off each other's plates. The sake martini with mini cukes was amazing. Favorite dishes of the night were Tuna tataki with cilantro dressing, crispy kale with ginger dressing (yum!!!), sauteed scallops with wasabi sauce."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Here has the best mochi in NYC! I tried three flavors: chocolate, lychee and pomegranate. They taste better if you wait for 2-3 minutes for melt-down."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "I loved the food, quality and quantity was great. Our waiter was absolutely amazing and even prepared a mexican drink for me that is not part of the menu. We were there for lunch and the lunch special was great price and plentifully served! it was quiet and we were able to have a nice lunch. Place was nice, clean and thematic. The hostess was really irrelevant, she was not very friendly and seemed to not be doing anything at all. but other than her, absolutely recommendable."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Delicious food, outstanding service, brilliant atmosphere & great value for money - would definitely recommend!!"
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "One weird thing. Asked to use the restroom after the meal and we were directed to the downstairs closets by the bar. There was a line for two unisex rooms and one was out of order. Then asked the manager and he sent us back upstairs to restrooms in the dining room we were just in. They were only about 15 steps from where we were seated? Why the confusion in a high class place like this???"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Always as good as the last time. Always a warm greeting at the front desk. Well informed servers. Quality of ingredients extraordinary. The best in It's kind!!!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Not all that its cracked up to be . Very noisy ,middle section had a college cafeteria feel to it . would not recomend it Menu was hard to tell what you were getting"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Went to Nobu 57 for a long overdue date night and order the chef menu. I can't say enough about how perfect it was from the service, the presentation and the taste. Perfectly Portioned so you weren't stuffed but very satisfied. The Chef's picks were so so so good. I would recommend the chef selection if you want a truly special evening."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Nobu is a very special restaurant. Food is awsome! Great staff, very tasteful and Nice drinks!"
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "More "hip", less authentic feel. There is (a lot of) room for improvement in the service."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "i would suggest this place as fancy diners options"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "The food was truly excellent, very different than your regular sushi places. The waitress had to play a big role in helping us decide what to order, as there were not any item descriptions on the menu. We tried a bit of everything and had a bottle of wine, and the meal came to roughly $100/pp after tip. It was worth it once, while we were in town from Boston, but I don't think I will head back next time I visit NYC. Or if I do, I will stick to a few rolls, which are more reasonably priced at about $12 each. Worth the stop at least once, however!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Been to Nobu 57 6 or 7 times and it's always been well above average. I went there with a business colleague this evening and it was way below average. The sushi was fresh but the quality was just not there. Very disappointed."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "We ate late after a play and it was good, just maybe not worth the price. A dark room, lots of activity, loud, pumping…..maybe cut everything in half…the size, the noise and the prices and it would be a place to return to. Do not have the desire to return…one of those places to experience, not frequent"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "I treated my husband to Nobu for his birthday. Every aspect was outstanding, service, food, decor. We will be going back with friends!"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Super fresh food, delicious blend of sauces and beautiful presentation of each plate. Highly attentive service. Overall an excellent experience."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "The finest sushi and best service and worth the price!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Nobu never disappoints. Outstanding food, presentation, service....always top notch."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Surprising and outstanding food: crisp flavours, beautiful presentation, well balanced spices. Excellent service and ambience. (-) California rolls just fair, nothing really special to remark (-) May be pricy, depending on your choice"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I expect certain type of services when the restaurant charges a lot of money. However I found Nobu 57 does not reach that standard. One of the waiters tried to take my friend's food away without asking her if she had finished or not--there was still food on her plate. Since we both wanted sushi for lunch and the menu didn't have any selection regarding sushi for 2 or 4 people, we asked the waiter but he failed to answered our question. Very disappointed with the service."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Have been here too many times to count over the last several years. This was the first time we went for lunch on a weekend. Dumpling were undercooked and very greasy, sashimi salad was waaay over salted and taco shells were definitely dated. Perhaps they clear out the week's leftover inventory on Saturday afternoons... Surprisingly disappointing given the price."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I cannot say enough about our experience at Nobu 57. From the hostesses to the wait staff, everyone was professional and friendly. Our server (and his name is escaping me!!) was amazing - he basically picked the menu for us after asking us a few taste preference questions and he was spot on with what he selected! Food was delicious! The Bente Box chocolate cake we had for desert came with a discreet candle on it and "happy birthday" written in chocolate on the plate. It was a thoughtful, elegant touch that capped off the evening perfectly."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Love love the food.i though it was too expensive, So I will only go twice a year. Snow crab legs was out of this world Loved the rock shrimp The Kobe beef WOW The Cod with eggplant treat yourself ."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "The food in fabulous and the reservation is worth the wait! Expensive but worth every bite! The only people who will not like this are those that want a quiet atmosphere. This is loud and crowded."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Normally I shy away from "big name" restaurants, believing that they may have earned a reputation for great food, but likely have not maintained quality. I am a food snob in that way, I suppose. I like my "secrets". Nobu has earned a place in my heart (and my belly). The food was truly delicious. I crave the crispy rice with tuna, and I look forward to returning. At dessert (not a normal occurrence for me at a Japanese restaurant), my dining companion actually wondered aloud if she could cuddle with her dessert...it was THAT good."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "The best japanese food I ate and my entire life. Perfect."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Let's get the negatives out first. The room is big and can be LOUD depending of course on who is there and how loud they need to talk. Some tables are uncomfortably close to each other so you can lose that privacy as a result. Plus for some odd reason three men were talking loudly standing right next to our table. And one other gripe - the reds on the wine list are deficient in great new world choices. Ok - that's out of the way. The food is excellent, superlative, great, just right, worth these hassles. I'm going again and again. Have been to about six Nobu's globally - they're pretty consistent in hitting the mark on quality. And the NY space are far better than Miami or Hawaii..."
    Dined on 1/23/2014