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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 - Friday 5:45pm - 10:15pm
    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 (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 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
  • "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
  • "But I can't believe that such a restaurant is not kind enough to call a taxi fot the clients! And the hostess could tell us to look for one at the street"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Took my partner to Nobu for his birthday. He loves sushi and fish. I am vegetarian. The waiter took plenty of time to make recommendations that would meet both our preferences. Btw, I started with a spiced pear martini which was delicious. We shared leeks with miso and yasai maki (mmmmm.) My partner had the sea bass and said it was the best he ever had. I had the mushroom salad which was incredibly flavorful. For dessert we had the banana toban - perfect way to end the meal with a happy birthday message on the plate."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "great food and drinks. definitely make a reservation, the later the less of a wait."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Had the chief's choice Omakase! Holy cow. Each dish better than the previous. Amazing food. Worth the spend for a special occasion. Top knotch for sure!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Highly recommended dishes: New Style Sashimi and Black Cod with Miso Our server was very patient to explain what the dishes are, and what dishes are "must try" Please eat before you go because the portions of the dishes are very small!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Came for lunch, and had great time. Everything was just perfect."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This restaurant is great for business and casual lunch. It's a very relaxing place."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Nobu New York is not only a beautiful place, but the service is amazing. Not only was the wait staff very attentive, but the food was exceptional. I went on a Sunday night, quite late and the place delivered. From the champagne selection, to the entree's , main and desert menu, Nobu was the best meal I had in New York...."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Our dining experience at Nobu was really great. The Service was very good and nice! They explained us the menue and recommended the best things. The Food was really delicious!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I celebrated my girlfriend's birthday at the Nobu's flagship restaurant in TriBeCa choosing Omakase chef's journey through his best dishes and fusion proposals. Oysters, scallops, wonderful tuna, as well as delicious kobe beef. A marvelous voyage inside one of the best interpretations of japanese cuisine. Outstanding, it worths the price."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "My husband & I have been going to Nobu over 6 years now and always have a most pleasant experience! The service is excellent and the food is delicious! Our favorites are the Tempura Rock Shrimp, Yellowtail sashimi with jalapeno and the Miso Cod Fish! Don't forget to save room for dessert, because their Bento Box is the best way to end the wonderful dining experience! (Be prepared to spend money for small portions though)"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The food was amazing. It is a bit pricey so I wouldnt got there everyday , however the taste and quality of the food was worth it."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "It was our first experience in Nobu. And we were recommend family style to taste some nobu's special dishes. Everything was super. Desserts also. Next time on New York we'll book a table there again."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "It was an experience that was memorable celebrating my son graduating high school. From the moment we walked in the service was exceptional. Not one item was disappointing and everything was exquisite to the last bite. Looking forward to our next visit. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "As always, coming to Nobu is like visiting the Grand Canyon for the first time. The ambiance is crisp and clean and the food is second to none. Every dish has been prepared with painstaking artistry. The flavors are incredible, the combinations impeccable and the overall atmosphere is perfect. There is something for everyone and I have two more converts moving away from California Rolls!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Everything was wonderful - the cucumber cocktail, white wine, lunch special and the dessert. The dessert was an unexpected surprise - a shaved ice concoction with strawberry syrup, berries and a surprise scoop of gelato. It was melt in your mouth delicious!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I had lunch in Nobu and the food was surprisingly disappointing. The salmon was dry and did not appear fresh. The inconsistency in standard was quiet apparent since I had visited for lunch the previous week and experienced a delightful dish thoroughly appealing to the eye and the taste. A mark of a quality restaurant is the preparation and the consistency in food quality."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "It's a lovely place to go for food. I can't say enough about the sushi. It's just delish. Although, I didn't really care for the peppered chicken... had a weird mustard taste that I didn't care for... so won't get that one again. However, the sashimi that accompanied it was fantastic. Love the yellowtail with jalapeno app and also enjoyed the chocolate cake for dessert. Our client was thoroughly impressed. Service was a bit slow and fractured."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Delightful! The food is amazing...a pure experience for the palette! "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "First time I was at Nobu New York was a great food experience . But this time it was nothing special at all. We eat the big chef´s choice. So overall this time we where a dissapointment, especially when it is this pricy."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We were a group of 4, had an excellent dinner - very good wine - we will come back ! "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Being big foodies, my partner and I were really looking forward to experiencing Nobu New York. Whilst the waiter was a delight and could not have been more charming and helpful, I cannot say the food or atmosphere lived up to the hype. The sushi salad was just acceptable. The lobster Tempura mains was chewy and soggy. However the big treat were the sweets, cocktails and extensive wine selection. The lighting was all overhead, making the restaurant, diners and food look flat and grey. Indirect lighting should have been considered in order to give the restaurant a warm atmosphere, achieving a more harmonious ambience and therefore add to the special dining experience."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "This was our first time at Nobu and it was well worth the wait. Each member of our group ordered the Omakase chef's tasting and it was outstanding. I was most impressed with the fact that they were willing to tailor to some of my preferences for more cooked items than raw, although each of the raw items I sampled were simply amazing. While we were excited for the Miso Black Cod, it paled in comparison to several other offerings that evening. I cannot say enough about the service, the creativity of plating and the overall amazing experience. And, an amazing sake offering! Well done Nobu!"
    Dined on 5/29/2014