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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/
  • Phone: (212) 757-3000
  • Hours of Operation:


    Monday - Saturday 11:45am - 2:15pm
    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: 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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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "As a vegan, Nobu has a great selection of options. The crowd is always fun and vibrant."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "And the Food is also very nice! Full of people, nice service and a little bit expensive last time. But worth it."
    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."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Geat food. Excelent service. Nice spot. Surely wood recommend"
    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."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The flavours were spectacular. My wife who doesn't eat raw fish loved every bite. She has been spoiled."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Second time at a nobu restaurant, very expensive And very large restaurant with out ambience, too much noise"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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:)"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "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!"
    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!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We planned a special day in the Big Apple, Jersey Boys, and dinner at Nobu 57, the play was all we were told it would and our experience at Nobu was very special, what a great date it was. Thank you"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "I am a long-time fan of Nobu Fifty Seven, but our waiter did not warn us that the sushi kitchen would be so backed up that it didn't make sense to order given our time constraints to leave, even as we seated relatively early for lunch at 11:45AM. He should have given us advance warning to place the sushi order early as opposed to telling me we should rather stay with the hot-kitchen side of the menu. We didn't have to leave that early either - around 1:30PM."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Is a good restaurant but the time the food is not good for me."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Maybe I was expecting too much but I didn't find it so worth going as people describe it to be. The overall ambience was pretty good but I find the washroom decorations very boring -- like a regular big chain store washroom and there was no thoughts put into decorating it. Food was great, but not awesome especially considering the price tag."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The food is superb. World class. Amazing fish. The space is beautiful, the vibe is cool. I just wish our waiter, who seemed a little unsure of himself, had been a little more helpful. The menu is extensive, the size of various dishes is unclear, and a little guidance would have been useful in putting together our order."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Had bday dinner here with my wife on 06/24/14..and it couldn't have better...amazing service,food ambiance...worth it!!!! Our server (I don't want to mispronounce her name but I think she said her name was Pea,and I know I'm off and don't want to insult you at all) was amazing and she was so informative and knowledgeable of the menu and got my wife her now favorite drink,some kind of grapefruit juice based cocktail she can't stop raving about...so thank you for a great evening!!!!!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "i took my sister for lunch we did have good time and good food too , i would recommend this very good restaurant"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Had a great business lunch at Nobu57 recently. The food was wonderful but service was slow. We ordered many items to share and the amount of time between our finishing some items and the next being brought out was way too long. I actually thought we had finished the meal and was getting ready to pay when they brought the final round of sushi rolls to the table."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I heard wonderful things about Nobu and wanted to go. My husband wasn't so sure. Now he can't stop talking about how wonderful it was. We both loved the food and the service. Top-notch!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "If you are looking for traditional sushi this may not be your place. Although, they do have a section of traditional rolls and sashimi, you'd be doing yourself a disservice by ordering them. This is more of a tapas style, you oder plates and they bring them to the table one at a time and you share. The portions are small and pricey but so delicious that it is worth the splurge! The flavors all blend perfectly in each dish. We loved every bite! Also a nice atmosphere and very pleasant service."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Service - Impeccable Sushi & Sashimi - Amazing Miso soup and dinner salad - Very very good Waygu beef Tataki Style - Good but it's so much better without killing it with sauces Kumumato Oysters with three different sauces - Again, you crushed the natural taste of the oyster with the overpowering sauces Yellowtail with jalapeno- Same thing. Too much overpowering the fish. The yellowtail, oysters, soup and salad came out within 10 minutes, then we waited for about 20-25 minutes for the main and the Waygu. Excellent busing of the table as each course was completed. Beautiful interior, felt like you were inside of a Japanese fishing basket. It's pricey but decent. Not sure I would go back though, just not enough value for the price."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The restaurant was beautiful but once seated we were underwhelmed by the noise and lack of any service. Sat in a loud 'party' corner where several men were permitted to holler and curse obnoxiously. One man literally fell on our table as he tried to re-seat himself after returning from somewhere. We sat for quite a while waiting for our drink order to be taken etc. etc. No need to say more since it got worse as the next half hour continued, still waiting. We left and enjoyed an outstanding Sea Bass and Sushi dinner at Rue 57. Such a dissappointment as this was recommended by a close friend of one of the owners."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "I've been to the original Nobu & assumed this would be of comparable quality. It was not. The food was soggy, the fish was middling... It wasn't horrible, it just wasn't good. Very disappointing."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great recommendations from waitstaff and and really liked the non-traditional items on the menu."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "While the service was very good, the fish was pedestrian. The sashimi and sushi I ordered were not even as good as whole foods! the presentation could not have been more plain or unimaginative."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Saturday night we dined at Nobu celebrating my sisters birthday. The food was very good! Service was impeccable, we ordered everything our waiter suggested and enjoyed every last bite! The decor was very nice, we were unhappy being put in the far back by the window, we would have preferred being in the main dining room. But over the experience was good and we hope to see Nobu come to DC!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Very good everything especially the "bento box" chocolate dessert - outstanding, prob best I ever had!!!"
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Everything you've heard about how great Nobu is was selling it short: it's phenominal! Stunning decor, very helpful staff and spectacular food a block from Central Park. We had the bento lunch boxes, a great way to sample their greatest hits. It was all delicious but the Miso Black Cod was one of the best things I've ever eaten."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Everything was perfect except the noise level. The space of the bar is much more attractive than the restaurant, eating your wonderful food must continue being a ceremony , needs a quiet ambience."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Only one issue. We arrived about 15 minutes early and were asked to wait at the bar. 30 minutes went by and no one got us. We went back to the hostess and she acted as if we were supposed to go to her after 15 minutes. I have NEVER experienced that before. Otherwise, waitstaff and food and drinks were top notch."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Every bite was heaven! My girlfriend and I shared a fabulous meal of Lobster tempura w/ ponzu, rock shrimp tempura, tuna tacos, mushroom soup, black cod w/ miso, eggplant w/ miso. I would return tomorrow. The place is a buzz with activity. Staff was very pleasant and provided recommendations. Quality costs, but you'll remember the experience."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "My first time at Nobu 57 and was not disappointed. The setting is lovely and the food was excellent. Portions are small but good for sharing."
    Dined on 5/30/2014