Nobu New York
Nobu New York

Nobu New York

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://noburestaurants.com/new-york/experience/
  • Phone: 2122190500x
  • Hours of Operation:

    LUNCH
    Monday - Friday 11:45am - 2:15pm

    DINNER
    Sunday - Thursday 5:45pm - 10:15pm
    Friday & Saturday 5:45pm - 11:15pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • 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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Nobu New York reviews from OpenTable diners
296 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (188)fit for foodies (148)hot spot (95)romantic (92)neighborhood gem (68)great for lunch (66)good for groups (48)notable wine list (30)late-night find (26)great for brunch (12)great for outdoor dining (11)kid-friendly (9)vibrant bar scene (6)scenic view (4)Show More
  • octcosta
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This is a very nice place. The food was amazing and the service was perfect . I really enjoyed the place.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    When in New York, we always look forward to dining at Nobu because this is one of the few restaurants that never let us down. Also this time we enjoyed an exquisite dinner with market-fresh ingredients, accompanied by a nice wine and served with a smile. Absolutely recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Incredible
    NYCistheplacetobe
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Hands down the best restaurant I have been to. The waiter was extremely punctual and the food was the best I have ever had. My girlfriend and I got to enjoy a two and a half hour meal without feeling rushed. Strongly recommend the Yellow Tail Sashimi with Jalepeno as well as the Black Cod with Miso. It would be a huge mistake to go without these two dishes! The menu is so large that I can see myself coming back many times in the future!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ouch! Great but sooo pricy.
    Jamandale
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Have your wallet out and be ready to pay. We knew that going in, but still.... whew.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AMAZING!!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    When I first took a look at the menu, I had no idea what to order nor expect! Looking around at the tables near by, everything looked so delicious! We asked the waiter what he would recommend; we ordered his choices and were glad that we did! The atmosphere was fun and the food was nothing but amazing! Quick and with every bite was a blast of flavor! I would recommend this to every foodie!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nobu New York
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Went to celebrate my birthday with my husband. Wait staff are friendly and informative. The service was excellent and the food was very good. Waiter took notice of my birthday during our conversation and had the kitchen staff write "Happy Birthday " on my dessert plate ! Had been to Nobu before and will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to celebrate!
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We celebrated our 26th Anniversary at Nobu this week and we were glad we decided to go back after ten years. Everything was great: food, service, ambiance. Almost as good as our 26 years of marriage!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still the best
    ajcesqVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Pleasing to both the palate and the eye... a feast for all of your senses... Nobu and Next Door Nobu are still the best and yet you feel welcome, from the greeting upon entering to the L'ocitane handsoap in the restroom... not pretentious though they have every right to be. My only request is not of the restaurant but of my fellow diners...please savor the flavor, enjoy and remember this is not a place or experience to be taken for granted.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Lalo1971
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    A friend from Spain recomended us this place, he told us it was his favorite restaurant in the world, we went with the mind in looking for something special, but it was even better. The Blac cod, the new shasimi, the special shusi, the yellowtail with jalapeños, the rock shrimp tempura, all wonderful. As wonderfull as we made a reservation for next friday to prove other interesting things we saw at the menu.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Standards not as expected. Not the same standard as the park lane one
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing as always!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Amazing food and service. Best spot in town. Best sushi chefs!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good omakase but tables too close
    WestVill212
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food was good - particularly the Omakase. The Black Cod with Miso and Rock Shrimpy were both flavorful. Service was friendly but the restaurant seemed to be understaffed - there were long lulls between Omakase dishes. One irritating thing is that the tables are very close together and you can't have a private conversation at all. There were two very young people at the table on one side of us who actually asked us questions about the food and drink they had ordered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bella
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The cod and soft shell crab both are really good. One of the best sushi in NY.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stick with the specialties
    jsteele93
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Great restaurant, the waiter recommended a salad with seared tuna that was outstanding. He also recommended several other things that my wife got. I stuck with the tenderloin. Meh. On the other hand, everything my wife got was obtaining - especially the blackened cod. That is a must-have dish. Overall this was one of our favorite sites in NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nobu - an experience and great
    KlavDine
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    My daughter and I loved the food --- every bite was delicious and even the drinks were great. They had the best grapefruit martini I had in my life. My daughter says the kobe beef dumplings were fabulous. The service was kind and pleasant, the atmosphere was great. Overall we loved it. It is a meal and an experience that will remain with us for life.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food Poor Service
    Lloydy
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I was extremely disappointed at the service in Nobu. Unfortunately it completely spoilt the whole dining experience on what was a special occasion. The quality of the food was amazing but the waiter that served our table was completely inept and his communication skills were very very poor. You need to give them more training on their social skills and etiquette. I spent a significant amount of money in your restaurant and I left with a very bad taste in my mouth. I shouldn’t have to repeat an order 3 times, ask him to pour the wine and wait for my remaining dishes whilst the veg and rice gets cold. However, the KENZO Rose was one of the best wines I have ever tasted, wish they produced more than just a half bottle
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Maybe wrong waiter?
    Laenny
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food was just great and fantastic. Something you do not have every day. Our waiter was kind, but not too attentive or helpful. Other waiters in the restaurant were better. But we would go there again for the exceptional food.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good not great
    eats4veets
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Everything was very good and enjoyable. Certainly adequate for restaurant week. I would not say the food was exceptional though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Came in for lunch during restaurant week. Felt welcome the moment we walked in. From the service to the food, everything was perfect. Can't wait to go back! I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • fantástico
    JALF
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Um ícone da cidade de Nova York ! Recomendo a todos ! cuidado apenas com o valor da conta !
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    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • I dined at Nobu for Restaurant Week
    IenjoyeatingoutVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I had tried for years to get a reservation during Restaurant week and was always shut out...I was lucky this year and dined here recently for lunch. Not a beautiful restaurant....the décor was ok, but the tables were a little too close together. But we didn't go for the décor, we went for the food and, as expected, the sushi and sashimi were excellent. As in a lot of good restaurants I guess, the portions were small... we joked about grabbing a slice of pizza afterwards.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sushi Superior!!!
    Wildcat
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Once you've had sushi at Nobu you won't be able to go anywhere else.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous Lunch
    cbartho
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Went for restaurant week lunch - everything was outstanding (black miso cod appetizer, sushi/sashimi, artic charr, and panna cotta desert. Very fresh and flavorful. Service was equally excellent - beginning with a call to the restaurant because we were running late through the entire meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Never disappointed at Nobu, wonderful meal, beautifully presented.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sakamoto
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I went to nobu to celebrate my 32nd birthday. it was an excellent dinner. I recommend to all my friends to go there when visit ny
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Difficult to find the place Understated atmosphere Very good service....Lisa (Server) was attentive Tasty food that met expectations Great experience. We would go again and would refer others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Need more staff training
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Our waiter did not know the ingredients of the menu and was not knowledgeable enough to explain each dish. The waiter assured one of the dishes (was it ceviche? I don't recall) does not have clam but the dish came with clam on top of the dish. They had to take back and it came back with some tomato pieces in place of clam. We liked sushi rolls (tuna rolls and yellow tail scallion rolls) and they are reasonably priced. Salmon dinner was ok. We liked here when we came last time on the Super ball day but this time we were not impressed. I removed this restaurant from my favorite NY restaurant list.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad service
    ikeaboy
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I came here for RW lunch but our party was served with extremely unprofessional manners. For a well established restaurant I didn't expect them to serve appetizer and entree at the same time, or bring dessert and bill together. What surprised me most is that their cups are filthy. Throughout our lunch there was barely any communication, not even a water refill. We never encounter such level of service in comparable or cheaper places. I'm sharing my experience so you can be prepared if things are disappointing.
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  • Try Sushi somewhere else in NY
    VixandRog
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    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.
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  • too much sauce
    CJNYCVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    grill food is not good enough & too expense ,too much sauce
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply great food
    lovegoodfood
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not disappointed
    ILOVENY
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner Date Perfect
    Brettagher
    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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • expensive but wonderful
    ceilidhnewyorkVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Excellent REstaurant Week lunch--generous and delicious but regular menu is out of our price range
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not impressed
    RockVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    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.
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  • It was rather disappointing.
    Love4goodfood
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Food was very average and the ambiance was nothing special.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worthwhile Experience
    ABG1
    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)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a treat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Small Portion
    loveNYC
    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.
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