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Nobu New York
Nobu New York

Nobu New York Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://noburestaurants.com/new-york/experience/
  • Phone: (212) 219-0500
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday 11:45am - 2:15pm

    Sunday - Thursday 5:45pm - 10:15pm
    Friday & Saturday 5:45pm - 11:15pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
  • Executive Chef: Ricky Estrellado
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Nobu New York 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.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Franklin St.
  • Public Transit: 1 to Franklin St. Station
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Nobu New York
Nobu New York, the flagship restaurant of Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, has been a pioneer for Japanese cuisine since its opening in 1994. Nobu partnered with restaurateur Drew Nieporent and Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro to bring his modern Japanese food to Tribeca. Drawing upon his classical training at sushi bars in Tokyo and his life abroad in Peru, Argentina, and around the world, Chef Nobu is the innovator of new style Japanese cuisine. The resulting dishes include the Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeno, Tiradito Nobu Style, Lobster with Wasabi Pepper Sauce, and Black Cod Miso. The restaurant received three stars from the New York Times and a Michelin star.

Nobu New York's design by architect David Rockwell evokes the beauty of the Japanese countryside with its natural textures, birch trees, wood floors and a wall made of river stones. Energy and excitement pulse through the room, creating a surreal effect.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerJapanese
Diner Reviews
  • "We had previously had the tasting menu at Nobu, Miami and it was so good we were looking forward to a similar experience in New York. Sadly, it was nothing like it. The food (chef's choice) was pretty average, although there were a couple of good dishes, but nothing to write home about. While the service was good, there was a distinct lack of atmosphere and the tables were so close, we could have been dining with 2 other couples! For $500 (2 people) we expected (and usually receive) a much better meal than this. Our advice, give this a miss and save Nobu for Miami or London."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "grill food is not good enough & too expense ,too much sauce"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "The food, from appetizer to main course through dessert, was simply marvelous in taste, beauty, and presentation. And the sake choice was a perfect complement."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "I have always wanted to eat at Nobu and Restaurant Week made it possible. Our waiter was so nice, had the greatest smile, very attentive. The Black Cod Miso on Limestone Lettuce appetizer was wonderful, I could have just eaten that but needed more it was cooked to perfection. I ordered the Assorted Sushi because even though I like sushi I never know what to order. It was so fresh and delicious. The deserts were divine, one was a perfect panna cotta with a cool citrus deliciousness and the other was a chocolate gelato with shaved flavored ice with topped with green tea powder. We had a great time and the portions were good, thanks Nobu."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "I went there with my boyfriend for lunch. Probably a more appealing setting for a dinner date. The salads were great especially the soft shell crab. Nobu's ambience is much nicer at night than during the day. A good choice for first dates,or dining with someone who you'd spend more time looking into each other's eyes, playing with food and have lots of time to splurge as service was poor, waiters took forever to fulfill your requests."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Excellent REstaurant Week lunch--generous and delicious but regular menu is out of our price range"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Miso soup was lukewarm with no taste. My order of tempura broccoli was put on someone else's plate. The house rolls was ok, but overall I was not impressed. I expected more from Nobu."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Food was very average and the ambiance was nothing special."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "The Restaurant Week menu offered an excellent array of choices. The sushi was delicious as was the appetizer (Crab leg & beet salad)"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Food was fabulous. Nice vibe to the place. Tables are far enough apart to hold a conversation, but not so far to feel too formal."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "An especially good restaurant for lunch during restaurant week. The miso-glazed cod is my favorite and always happy to see it as a menu choice."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "I thought it was a must try in the restaurant week list. The appetizers were really tasty, both black cod and softshell crab. However, the main course seemed kind of small. The arctic charr was a good choice, compared to the beef, which had totally nothing to say. Even as a girl, I couldn't say I was full after the three course."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "We went to Nobu to celebrate my son turning 18, and the restaurant was his choice as a sushi lover. Yet, the menu offered so many inventive and intriguing dishes that we were at a loss to figure out what to order. We asked the waiter to suggest dishes, which he did, brilliantly. Everything that came to our table was extraordinary. Our kids, 18 and 20, were so taken by the reactions my husband and I were haven to the food that they ended up trying everything, (extraordinary in itself!) and getting just as excited as we were. This is the kind of food that makes you wonder what it is that you have been eating up till then. The only wee complaint I have is that the tables could have been just a bit farther apart for patrons and servers alike"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Service was great with Sage and William. We had the Omakase. The chef selections were amazing and the presentation of each dish unique. Even better was the detailed explanation of each item. Thanks for a great evening."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Excellent experience as usual. Black cod miso is a must! Sushi freshness unsurpassable."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We came here for lunch during Restaurant Week, which, usually, is an iffy experience, especially at high-end restaurants. Typically, menus are less imaginative, the quality of the ingredients is a little less, and the staff are eager to spend more time on diners spending more money. However, the entire staff was amazingly attentive and accommodating, the food was BEYOND delicious (we ended up getting a THIRD prix fixe to split between the two of us,) the atmosphere was refreshing and relaxing, and the drinks were superb. This was a really fantastic experience from beginning to end, and we will definitely be saving up to go back there."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Shared the assorted sushi and beef from the restaurant week menu. Sushi was amazing -- best in the city -- but the beef was very chewy. Very surprised at the latter considering this restaurant's reputation."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Given the hype about Nobu, I didn't know what to expect. The food was fabulous from the Restaurant Wk menu. The wait staff did not rush us. However, I did find it noisy and the interior design of the space was non- descript."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Amazing food and cocktails. The sea urchin in any form is a must. Hamachi with jalapeño and miso crusted black cod amazing."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Nobu never disappoints. The Restaurant Week menu (assorted sushi) is quite generous (and tasty). The ginger pannacotta was to die for. Love Nobu!!!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We were at Nobu for Restaurant Week 2014. The lunch and service were superb. I had the Cod appetizer, which you pick up to eat. It was outrageous. I then had the Arctic Char, which was prepared very well. My husband ate sashimi and sushi. So fresh! Preparation and presentation for the entire meal was memorable."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Soft shell crab starter was not exceptional, but the sushis were excellent."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We were about 15 minutes late for our Saturday night 9:15pm reservation, having gotten stuck in NYC traffic. Seated immediately at a spacious booth. Service is always exceptional, and the specials menu was remarkable, with the sea urchin shooter being singularly sublime. Starting with the soba fritters, and finishing with the spicy seafood soup, in-between were halibut cheeks, lobster cerviche, black(squid ink) crispy rice with king crab, and sea bass. Molten lava bento box, and bananas, walnut and ice cream in liqueur were all delicious. It was a 36th birthday celebration my husband enjoyed immensely. Thank you all!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "It was a pleasant surprise. The food was excellent and the waiter we had was so helpful in choosing items from the menu. The flavours and presentation was amazing. It was our favourite meal during our stay in New York."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I strongly recommend this restaurant. You have to go with your best friends. I went with my wife an another couple. We had a great time, the food was delicious."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • ""Unique", rare and awesome gastronomic experience. Original and brave gathering of flavors combined to make eating at Nobu an unforgetable choise. Keep up the good work."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We've been Nobu regulars for years - NYC, Vegas, London, Melbourne, etc. This was another great "quick meal before a flight". There were some new dishes that really hit the mark beautifully - The Duck Confit in Amaru Ponzu and the Bluefin + Bigeye Tartare most notably. The "usual suspects" were typically great - the Yellowtail Sashimi with jalapeno and ponzu is my wife's favourite. We both thought the Tacos were a bit uninspired and overpriced. Great service to get us in and out in time for the flight. While we love the food in general and will be back repeatedly, there remains some feeling that its overpriced for many of the dishes."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "No doubt it's a popular (but noisy) spot for sushi, but you rarely see Japanese people dine there. (Maybe not even Nobu himself.) if you want good sushi, you have plenty of better options elsewhere in NYC."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Great place for a business lunch. Excellent sushi and sashimi served at "reasonable" prices."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I always wanted to dine at NOBU, after finally making reservations with the hubby to dine at this notable restaurant I have to say, THANK YOU NOBU!!!!! Food was good, especially the oysters!!!!!! Our server James, AWESOME! He was very attentive and cared about our dining experience. James was also very enthusiastic to find out that this was our first visit to NOBU, something I can really appreciate that kind of service in general! Genuine enthusiasm is contagious and vital to a diners experience. Would definitely comeback just for the oysters and James our servers amazingly awesome attitude!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Loved the food. Our server was excellent (slow out of the gate, but then found the pace) and for the most part we took his excellent advice on what the specialties are. We took our teenage kids with us (this was a vacation in New York trip for us) and we intended to treat ourselves to the Omikase, but the server discouraged us from this and guided us to a very special meal of shared dishes and it ended up being quite a bit less than the Omikase would have been. We had a dry sake that was fantastic and cost about 50 or 60. Loved it - best meal on our 9 day trip. 2nd best was Gato - both just great!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Sushi was good but nothing exceptional. Pretty room with nice buzz."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "My sixth experience eating at Nobu and it never fails to be the best. We sampled food from all different sections of the menu--Cold, Hot, Tempura, Kushiyaki, Sushi and dessert. Plates are made to be shared. Different flavors in all courses. Started with a yellowtail sashimi which was light and cool for a Summer night. The tempura is light also and not greasy. I have had the black cod with miso every time I've eaten at Nobu. It literally melts in your mouth. The best thing on the menu. I like Nobu better than Nobu 57. A bit less noisy and a very relaxing atmosphere. I love this restaurant. Very expensive, but worth every penny spent. Great for special occasions."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "I came here with my husband. The restaurant was recommended to me by friends as one if TriBeCa's finest. It did not disappoint! We ordered 6 dishes in total and ate every single bit on our plate. I highly recommend the signature Cod dish. The service was flawless. All in all an unforgettable experience worth paying for. I will be back."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The servers were all extremely attentive and the food was just phenomenal. I was extremely pleased with the food and service, and I only wish I could eat there more often! It was a wonderful treat to have my anniversary there, and I can't wait to go back in the future!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "As usual I was happy with the service and quality of the food we ordered"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We opted for the chef's selection as recommended by our waitress as we had never dined at Nobu before. The staff were terrific in explaining each dish served and the food was fabulous! Would definitely recommend Nobu."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Brought my wife here for our tenth anniversary. It was short notice but I was able to get the first few 5:45 slots. The cucumber martini was a surprisingly good drink, I highly recommend it. Two other dishes that are musts are the sashimi salad and squid "pasta." A surprising dish was the wagyu sliders, very flavorful. All in all, it was a success especially since my wife enjoyed everything about Nobu. Would definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Very good service. Diverse menu with many options and a unique flavor. As a professional in the gastronomy field in my country, Colombia, I highly recommend it!!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We are Japanese. We ordered Bento Box for lunch which consist of two boxes. The first one was filled by kinds of Japanese food, though they are all too strong taste. But second box was not Japanese. That was fulfilled by kinds of Korean or Chinese food. Furthermore, Miso soup which was not included Bento Box was terrible. That was different flavor and taste from real one. We are very disappointed of the experience, because we went Nobu to eat the food which is introduced to the world as the Japanese cuisine. I think this restaurant does not fulfill it's responsibilities as the existence fighting in the world. Please do not misunderstand Japanese cuisine by only eating at this place."
    Dined on 6/30/2014