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 June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (97)fit for foodies (92)hot spot (77)good for groups (51)great for lunch (47)romantic (36)vibrant bar scene (27)neighborhood gem (21)late-night find (20)notable wine list (14)great for outdoor dining (9)kid-friendly (6)scenic view (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    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
    • Service
    • 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.
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • as always the best
    carlucho
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    nothing to complaint about. good food, good service
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
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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.
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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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall