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
195 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (102)fit for foodies (99)hot spot (81)good for groups (56)great for lunch (47)romantic (39)vibrant bar scene (33)late-night find (23)neighborhood gem (23)notable wine list (18)kid-friendly (7)great for outdoor dining (7)scenic view (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Really Screaming Babies at Nobu??
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    If you have a child under the age of 1, take a guess what type of restaurants you should not take them. Places like Nobu. I wanted to take my wife out to lunch for her birthday. We have 2 young children of our own and were hoping to get some quiet time while eating fantastic food. Not the case, while the food was fantastic very shortly after being seated a set of grandparents, parents and a young child in a high chair were seated right next to us. I felt like i was at the local diner. With the grand parents screaming across the table and the child having to be taken outside 3 times to calm down from crying was not what we imagined. Happy Birthday Honey should have gotten take out.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Divine!
    KirklandCoupleVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    There is no equal - go. Take your credit card, it's going to be pricey. But it is worth EVERY penny! GO!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too noisy or is it "vibrant"?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    As expected the food at Nobu was unusual and tasty. It was plated well. The problem with the meal was that ambiance was a bit bothersome. We dined after 11 pm and the upstairs room was loud - too loud. There is a point past which an energetic room becomes annoying and this past that point! The sound seems to bounce around this large open space such that I couldn't hear our waiter. The crowd was very young and not varied at all. Despite the great food and excellence service, we felt as if we were in a space meant only for the Millennial crowd. Rather surprising given the fame about the chef's concepts for his restaurants. It felt "cookie cutter"
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GKH
    Jerry
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Excellent atmosphere, good service, and superb food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Traveler
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I visited Nobu 57 for the last time back in 2012 and at that time it was better food wise and service wise. The service was really poor and not knowledgeable. Really sad to notice that this - once nice- restaurant is going down the hill. There are far better Asian restaurants now days in NYC.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bad day or quality declining?
    MrGaunt25
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My 3rd time to Nobu57, having been to the one in LA, in Miami, and Nobu Next Door. Overall, I'm still a fan of Nobu, but for a $300 lunch (for 2 people, only ~$50 spent on beverages), you expect perfection. Every item except the spicy shrimp tempura was a bit disappointing. Not bad, but just not up to prior standards. The yellowtail sashimi was fine, but part of the slices were chewy. The tuna on the tuna tacos was a bit bland. The wagyu steak wasn't anything special. And, the miso cod was very mushy (couldn't even pick up solid piece, just got balls of squishy fish). Waiter didn't ask how any of the dishes were and took forever to ask if I wanted another cocktail. Maybe lunch is a bad time or maybe Nobu is past its prime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply fantastic
    RLS627
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I took my mom to Nobu Fifty Seven last week, and we had such a great experience. My mom does not each sushi, but after encouraging her to try their yellowtail jalapeno sashimi appetizer I think she's now a believer. We had numerous other dishes including the salmon tartare, Chilean sea bass and bluefin sashimi. The food was excellent, the service was superb and the atmosphere was energizing. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 20th Anniversary
    John
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Wonderful! The staff was very attentive and covered each other whenever another of the wait staff was working with other customers! Fantastic service and excellent and unique food!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining experience
    maltexiv
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    It was our third time at a Nobu restaurant. We have been to the one in the Atlantis Hotel in Dubai and Nobu 57 on New Years Eve 2012 and the third time this weekend. It is a beautiful restaurant and perfect for a date night. The food and beverages are of course a little bit pricey but it's worth it. The service was excellent, even though there was a little delay with the main courses (we didn't receive salmon and chicken at the same time) but the waiter apologized and explained that it was because of the different kitchens they have. But it didn't take long and the chicken arrived shortly after the salmon. As the previous time we had a great experience.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • new experience in gastronomy
    Tatu
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Very nice restaurant with exotic food and taste. The chef tasting menu was excellent and creative. The only problem was the restrictive wine selection.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent!
    Kenichi
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had great time at NOBU 57. We ordered OMAKASE menu. It was excellent. Thank you for outstanding Japanese meal! I am looking forward next opportunity.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great
    Extravagansa
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Nobu has long been one of my favorite restaurants. I love the consistent menu, no need to mess with perfection. With the exception of the Vail, Colorado Nobu they all seem to hit the mark consistently. My wife and I went to celebrate my birthday last weekend and the food was phenomenal, the service was good not great. I think our server may have had too many tables, it just wasn't quite up to par with the typical Nobu white glove service we have come to expect. The food was spot on, I think the sea bass was the best I have ever had and miso cod was spot on. The crispy rice with spicy tuna is a great new addition to the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Epic - even better then its rep!
    Carpediem
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    By far the best way to dine at Nobu is to let the server create a custom menu for you. I brought a couple of clients to lunch and they said this was one of the best dinning experiences of their lives. The comment didn't surprise me at all, when I have brought clients to Nobu in the past and trusted the process, it is a meal my clients talk about, and brag about, for many years. It can cost a lot but on a value basis you get more for your dollar hosting a client at Nobu than at restaurants half the price. Note - each Nobu actually has its own world class chef at the helm, ask for the specials of the local chef which are on par with the Nobu classics in addition to the Nobu classics. At Nobu 57 order the pistachio desert! Carpe diem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • my fave !
    Robynslp95VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I cannot say enough about how much I love Nobu, Nobu 57 and Nobu Next Door. Any day, any time , the food will be delicious, and the drinks will be amazing. I must say however the prices keep going up and the portions keep getting smaller , but it does not deter me from my all time favorite !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nunu
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I made reservations at Nobu Fifty Seven for my wife's 40th birthday dinner. I can't even begin to describe the level of service and the freshness of the food. It was absolutely fantastic. We had a great dinner and will return for many years to come.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Very nice atmosphere, great service and excellent food! What more could you want? Sushi is very good, so is the tacos seafood ceviche. But the great service really makes Nobu 57 special. Would definitely return!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Questionable Service
    Robb23
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Scheduled a special evening for my girlfriends birthday dinner and a show. Had a 5:45 PM reservation, (made 3 weeks in advance) more than enough time to enjoy a special dinner and make an 8 PM show. Was not counting on how inattentive the wait staff would be. Waiter made dining recommendations suggesting to sample certain dishes; one at a time to enjoy the experience. So having visited Nobu 57 for the first time we decided to go that route. However, the dude disappeared. We finally just ordered rolls when he returned after he looked over and saw we were just sitting there. Not exactly the experience I was hoping for on such a special occasion; however, most important, the check arrived on time...Guess this place merely caters to VIP's
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excelente food, a bit extensível
    Sheyla
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Food is greta, service is fast and friendly. Prices are high, but acceptable for the quality and ambiance offered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food - service ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We had reservations and did not have to wait long to be seated. The food was delicious but a little slow. The reason for a 2 star in the service was the order the food came out. We were warned that they would serve as the food was ready but 2 people in our party had soup, salad and their main course served before ANYTHING had been served to the other 2 people. It was awkward and a bit disappointing because of this.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overrated
    WorldTravelerVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I should have heeded the mediocre reviews. The food was good but not stellar (the signature miso cod merely ok), the service largely indifferent (it took 10 minutes for a second glass of wine to appear; meals for my guest and me were not synchronized so each of us ate alone), the noise deafening ... and all this for an exorbitant price at an inconvenient time. Skip the hype and go elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Just Awesome!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Awesome ambiance, awesome food, awesome service! we had our table just in time!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 20 years in 20 bites
    Ladyel1958VIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    This special omakase celebrating the 20 year anniversary of Nobu was spectacular. Each bite was delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too expensive for the experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Amazing bar, waiting for a table was the best experience in this restaurant! With all the NYC yappies having drings in the bar. the restaurant on the 1st floor was too crowded loud and dark. Food was not in the best asian I had.. sushi came already with the wasabi... service was terrible since our waiter was attending a lot of other people. Food is expensive... ambient is goood besides being dark..
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • as always the best
    carlucho
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    nothing to complaint about. good food, good service
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Ambiance
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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
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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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Filling and delicious!
    MidtownLawyer
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I got the yellowtail tartar bento box. It was delicious and quite filling. If you decide that you want one of the bento boxes, there is no need to order food to supplement.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
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  • 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
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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
    PeckVIP
    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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.