Nobu Fifty Seven
Nobu Fifty Seven

Nobu Fifty Seven

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://noburestaurants.com/fifty-seven/experience/introduction/
  • Phone: 2127573000x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch:

    Monday - Saturday 11:45am - 2:15pm
    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: Sushi, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Matt Hoyle
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Nobu Fifty Seven is available for private parties for partial or entire evening events. Please contact the Special Events department at 212.757.3063 or by e-mail at nyc.events@noburestaurants.com for further information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 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, and Hollywood film producer Meir Teper. The restaurant showcases Nobu's signature new style Japanese cuisine with classic dishes such as Tiradito Nobu Style and Black Cod 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerJapanese
Nobu Fifty Seven reviews from OpenTable diners
189 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (97)fit for foodies (94)hot spot (74)great for lunch (53)good for groups (49)romantic (39)vibrant bar scene (27)late-night find (25)neighborhood gem (19)notable wine list (11)kid-friendly (8)great for outdoor dining (8)great for brunch (5)scenic view (4)Show More
  • Fun Place
    HostingVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great food. Interesting people, and a great spot for after a theater event. Vibrant scene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mother
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We were warmly greeted at reception. We got great advise from a friendly server who made sure we have a wonderful first Nobu food experience 3 hours after we fly into NYC!. Had super cocktails, then tried the recommended cold dishes of sashimi and crevice taco followed by hot dishes of rock prawns in a spicy cream sauce, halibut cheeks, then squid and sushi tuna roll. All eaten family style with warm sake - every morsel with its own unique taste although my personal favourites were the yellowfin tuna sashimi with jalapeño and the squid "pasta". Only criticism is that the experience was slightly rushed and it was pity not to have more time to savour the tastes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Superb!
    KCdinerVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Our first time at Nobu - went for lunch. Our waiter, Josh, was outstanding; walked us thru the many items with great care. At his recommendation, we each ordered Bento Boxes which gave us a nice variety of their offerings. The sushi, in particular, was amazing - melted in our mouths. This place is not to be missed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice night at Nobu
    pengman
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We enjoyed the excellent food and awesome wait staff service! Definitely will be returning to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    service was rushed, even though we were asked on arrival if there were any time constraints(no)..waiter spilled drinks on table and did not replace..ordered "miso cod" many times before and serving seemed much smaller.. still a great place,but seems to be compromising
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing is all I can say!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I have had dinner and lunch here. I was beyond impressed both times. Aside from the food being delectable, the waitstaff is highly knowledgable in the menu and off-menu items. Both times, our waiters recommended fantastic dishes. This place is nothing short of amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    AidenVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We were seated next to an annoying girl talking really loudly in a fake British accent. I asked if we can be seated somewhere else and we were moved. Thank God! This really saved the experience because I was about to ask her to quiet down. Overall, the food was great as always and our new waiter was excellent. He described everything with such enthusiasm that I wanted to eat them all.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the hype
    RlyachtVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Dishes were hit or miss. Can find much better dining experiences in the city.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quite disappointing
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I have always loved the original nobu and since my office moved midtown, nobu 57. However this visit was different. The hostess on the top level as well as our waiter was more interested in letting us know that the kitchen was closing rather than the enjoyment of the entire nobu experience. Quite frankly the prices that nobu charges are astonomical although food is good but do we really need the attitude ?? At these prices i expect at least pleasant employees
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  • Outstanding
    IG83
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Excellent food and drinks, very modern and good Ambiance. Have been to the one in London as well and the quality is always top.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nobu? More like Noservice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    After researching places to eat in New York, and seeing Nobu's reviews, I was excited to dine there. While the Sushi was okay (not the best I have eaten) the service was really unimpressive for a restaurant of this caliber. When ordering, our server answered the "What do you suggest?" question with "Everything is good" in a very rushed tone. After that, he never came by to ask us how the food was. Maybe they just assume their food is perfection. We actually had to flag him down just to get a refill on our drink. The only other time we saw him was when he gave us our check. Maybe he was having a bad night, but for only being in New York for 3 days, it was a real bummer of an experience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exceptional
    nyny2
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Highly recommend for any occasion!!! Both the food and service are of the highest quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Didn't bother bringing half our order (which actually was ok so we could leave sooner). Jenky booth with every movement felt by the folks behind us. Felt rushed because the kitchen was closing. Leave it for the tourists.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Flawless
    Peck
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Excellent food full of flavors, professional service, a flawless experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As expected
    NyEats
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Nobu 57 was definitely top notch food and great service. The only thing that really kept it from being a 5 Star to me was that it felt as if they may have become a little complacent due to their solid reputation. Nothing that really put it over the top.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    evebVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Good was ok, presentation lovely, service efficient but not warm. Quality is high but otherwise nothing worth the hype. Meh
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    WendrewleeNYCVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Just simply amazing. The tempura uni is to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eirini
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    4 stars for food: the signature Matsuhisha dishes were truly excellent, but the sushi rolls was nothing special. 4 stars for service: the friendly and helpful waiter suggested cocktails based on what's popular in Nobu and not on our personal taste. As a result we did not like the suggested one. Of course they took it back with no charge. 3 stars for ambience: the only reason for the moderate rate is the very intense smell of japanese food throughout the restaurant due to the open air Kitchen. Overall i have to admit that it was a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    WIfoodie
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We were a bit lost with the menu, our waitress suggested a few items, we took her advice and left all but one dish to her recommendation. We enjoyed everything she served us. One of my top 10 meals ever!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Nobu was excellent. Bento Box at $45 for lunch was pricey. However, there were two Bento Boxes - one for appetizers and another for the main course. A ton of food for the price and excellent..
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    great veg options for me and great omivore options for the group...amazing service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • B'day lunch
    Laura1463
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Enjoyed the bento box since it was our first time coming there and we had a nice sampling. The waiter suggested it. I was very disappointed that tea was not included and there was an extra charge. When you are paying 60.00 for lunch tea should be complimentary. I had mentioned it was a bday when I made the reservation and no mention was made by the wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    Jess
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Best fish I have ever had. The sea bass with black bean sauce was like velvet and melted in your mouth. Loved the sashimi with the delicate slices of jalapeno and citrus tones. Lively lunch crowd made for a festive afternoon. Would go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Zen
    jmjrVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    As a vegan, Nobu has a great selection of options. The crowd is always fun and vibrant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Cool
    ThaBB
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    And the Food is also very nice! Full of people, nice service and a little bit expensive last time. But worth it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A taste of Japan
    Cav1
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Nobu has made it difficult for us to even think about eating Japanese food anywhere else . . . at least we don't live too far away. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excelent
    Javo
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Geat food. Excelent service. Nice spot. Surely wood recommend
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The perfect finale to a vacation!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We enjoyed every item that we ordered at Nobu. The waiter was very helpful, and our table was ready immediately. They were very busy and our drinks took a little while, but our food came in waves as we ordered. Wonderful and fresh. Loved the hearts of palm salad with the jalapeño dressing and the hot shrimp tempura with the spicy sauce. A great experience overall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great ambience
    prettyinpink
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I must say Nobu 57 is definitely one of those places you just keep wanting to go back to, if your wallet permits of course; but pricing aside, this restaurant is a real treat. Great food, great space, romantic even and good service. As many other reviewers have mentioned, you have to try the miso cod, it is divine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Incredible!
    ace123
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Two of dined at Nobu 57 just recently and each enjoyed the $100 Chef's tasting menu. It was outstandingly fresh, delicious and beautiful. The service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitely returning
    wineguy
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The flavours were spectacular. My wife who doesn't eat raw fish loved every bite. She has been spoiled.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • business lunch to impress
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Excellent food service and ambiance are the earmarks of a great way to impress your clients and Nobu met the marks with an A grade.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Japón fusión comercial
    1chorizo
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Second time at a nobu restaurant, very expensive And very large restaurant with out ambience, too much noise
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  • Grapefruit Martini's
    ArleenVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    My preferred way to start an evening at Nobu's is with a Grapefruit Martini--they are unique and delightful. The food is always so eccentric, fresh, zany and surpasses your expectation. I love the chef selection and the responsiveness of the service. thanks for another great night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • after theater dinner
    yummy
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Food was great. Server really helped guide you with what to order. Sake was wonderful. Ordered many plates over time that your party can share. Amazing flavors. Allow time for the whole expereince.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet Saturday Afternoon
    WestchestervisitVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I guess with the reputation that Nobu has it would be sacrilegious to not give it a glowing review. But our saturday afternoon mid July visit was not take your breath away amazing. Empty tables all around and we were offered the most undesirable tables two times before we finally were seated at a nice spot. The food had the amazing delicate yet explosive sensory experience that makes Nobu the best, but in the Japanese tradition of "one eats with their eyes" the overall experience did not have the same taste as his other outposts in New York, Hong Kong and Vail. Maybe the fact that we were not made to feel welcome in the Nobu spirit left a lingering taste throughout the meal.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was perfect:)
    AnnaH
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Everything was just great, no waiting time for table, great service, very good food. I put only three stars for the ambience, cos it was freezing cold there. We had a table probably right near the conditioner. The Rest was just great:)
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  • Amazing!
    Caro
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We had lunch last week on my son's 10th birthday. The food was amazing! The service great and really helpful, something that we really appreciated considering the long menu. My son had the chicken skewers he had in Vail's Matsuhisa earlier this year, even though they were not in the lunch menu. The place is beautifully decorated, modern and vibrant, a good atmosphere. The deserts are unbelievable. I can't wait to visited again!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch at Nobu 57
    EnjoyedforLunchVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I have hosted clients several times for lunch at Nobu 57. The food consistently delights all who attend. This is not an in and out quickie place for lunch. The service remains attentitve however when they are very busy, the food can take some time to be prepared. I would definitely suggest Nobu 57 and I hope to have the opportunity to go for dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice restaurant
    Mississippigal
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    The food was amazing. By far the best sushi I have ever had. The waiter was nice but messed up our order. He even repeated it back to us correctly... Not sure what happened there. He was great at recommending things though. The food is pricey so be prepared for the bill. It's expensive, but worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.