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
282 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (151)special occasion (151)hot spot (91)romantic (74)great for lunch (56)neighborhood gem (56)good for groups (47)notable wine list (25)late-night find (23)great for outdoor dining (11)vibrant bar scene (9)kid-friendly (6)great for brunch (4)scenic view (2)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We really enjoyed our dinner at Nobu! The server was lovely - very attentive without being pushy. The cocktails were delicious - Kiwi Mule was a favorite. The food was incredible - we started with 5 dishes and enjoyed them so much, we ordered 3 more. If I had to pick, the New Style Sashimi, Rock Shrimp and the Washu Beef Gyoza Nobu Style were our favorites. The timing of the plates was perfect - they came out one at a time with a short break in between. Everything that was supposed to be hot, was served piping hot. We wouldn't have changed anything about our experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • rip off
    LovehistoricsavannahVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    first time to Nobu. Unfortunately we accepted the waiters advice to get the $65 bento boxes instead of ordering sushi a la carte. he warned us that the meat was in a spicy sauce, and we told him we don't eat spicey food and to not put the sauce on; he failed to tell us two other items were also spicy. that meant we couldn't eat 2 out of the six items in the bento box. what we could eat was quite good. the décor was not especially stylish or attractive, and the banquette uncomfortable. I would not return.
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  • Amazing.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Highly recommended. The ambiance was great and the food was incredible. Definitely recommend the lobster tempura.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wish they would open a Toronto spot
    Desiree
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Nobu is always my favorite NY dining experience and they never disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated
    FoodiefromSydney
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Although the food was nice - we were sitting in the back part if the restaurant which did not have the same ambiance as the front part. The tables were too close together and we felt vey rushed. New felt the whole experience was overpriced and overrated.
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  • Freeley
    Freeley
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Lives up to its reputation. To start, while not extensive, the Sake selection was excellent, and not yo be missed by Sake fans. The waiter was very accommodating, allowing us tastes of several before selecting one. The entire meal was made up of highly creative and well balanced (from a palate and taste perspective) dishes, right down to the desserts. Our waiter was informative and perfectly patient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nobu
    bocabrokerVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Black Cod Miso was awesome. Stay away from the fried foods, like the tempura.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A class act!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We selected Nobu for this trip to NYC to celebrate my wife's birthday after having experienced it on a previous trip several years ago. The food, staff, ambiance, etc. was just as outstanding lending to another memorable experience. Thanks to all there for a superb job!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Niki
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    It was a nice experience, the food was ok but little too expensive. The main dish was cold had to ask to warm it up.... They did in the microwave ...
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    VirginiaGirl
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Had a lovely dinner here with my husband to celebrate our anniversary. Nice selection of scotch and whisky, and delicious, creative cocktails. We both got the omakase menu, and were not disappointed. Every dish was thoughtful, beautiful, exquisitely prepared and delicious. The fatty tuna was easily the best I have ever had. Flawless. We will certainly be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nobu
    Aric
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    The chefs tasting menu is the way to go. The menu was overwhelming, so we decided to let the chef guide us, and he did not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Twenty Years Later
    meandhetravel
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    And it's still as good as the first time. Don't love the welcome at the front desk - they love themselves a lot more than their diners - but that won't keep people from coming back. The food is superb and always delivers. The crispy rice with yellow tail is a foodie's idea of crack. Lots of talent and skill on tap. Again and again and ... always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Omakase- at Nobu Once is a must
    AnaR
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Our first visit to Nobu NYC. We went there to celebrate our sons 21st birthday and were talked into going in for for the Nobu experience of the Omakase. No regrets. Each dish was an artistic and gastronomical delight. The seven course meal stretched over two hours. Attentive and prompt service the carefully thought out menu catering to our special requests of no meat, no dairy restrictions made it an awesome experience. Sushi sashimi and the mushroom salad were extraordinary. A $$$$ experience but worth going for the NOBU Omakase experience it al least once!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastisk Japanese Fusion
    Norwaydiner
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The good was fantastisc with excellent tastes put together. Followed the recommendations from our service minded waiter and never regeretted that. Absolutely recommendable. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious
    nomnomnom
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    There were many delightful surprises at Nobu when I tried out their dishes. The crispy rice with spicy tuna was so much fun to eat. And it was interesting to choose from all the variety of tempura selections they had on the menu. I will definitely come back for the black cod with miso!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The aren't any good words
    chefmaimee
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    From the moment we sat down until the minute we left the whole experience was simply amazing. James our server was given free range of what to order for us and he superceded our expectations! The food had a complete umami blend. Paired with a very reasonable price, it left me wishing for a place to open in the Northwest! Bravo Chef Nobu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reserv. 10pm kitchen closed 1015pm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Loved the food and ambiance. Though I was shocked that we had a reservation for 10:00pm and that the kitchen closed at 10:15pm and that we we're not informed in advance! Since our taxi driver took the wrong way we arrived 10:10pm and were therefore urged to go to Nobu next door. Two things if you dine at a restaurant like this even though we would've made it for 10:00pm you don't want to be rushed into ordering with a 15 minute timeframe and next to that you don't want to be forced to eat next door. Nevertheless the food was delicious so that made up for this. But I would definitely advise Nobu to inform customers in advance if you have the possibility to reserve at 10pm that you only have such a short time to decide on your meal.
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    hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worthy of the hype
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Try the black cod. Was a destination of our nyc trip and lived up to promise
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Experience
    Happy2dine
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    My daughter and I were on vacation and decided to make plans to dine at Nobu. Glad we did as we had an awesome experience!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Japanese Food! But ...
    Andy
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Nobu japanese food is fantastic but I expected more from the ambiance... I thought it was a place with more music and more like a night place.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A shame Not like The one in London
    JoeBurce
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I had been wanting to come to Nobu for awhile, but never found the time on my visits to NYC. So when me and my better half we went to celebrate both our 10 year anniversery The Food it was so-so. If I could redo it I would have selected a different restaurant All and all my high expectations for Nobu weren't met. I'd give this place 2.5 stars for the taste of the drinks, the Food and our nice waiter. This not like the one in London Were the Food & cocktails are more up to date The prices doesnt match the quality of the Food & drinks
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still a Great Place...
    FastEddie
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Always enjoy the food. The ambience is still nice although not breathtaking. Service was not the excellent as usual but not a major issue. Has definitely lost the IT factor it had but if you're not pretentious and looking for a good meal at a nice restaurant, NOBU is still great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fabulous
    berisa35
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Especially the seafood was very tasty.I'll never forget the flavor of sour spicy lobster.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Worth Trying!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    So glad we finally were able to try this restaurant! The sushi was very fresh and the waiter was awesome!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HersheyVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Had eaten at the Vegas location and unfortunately NYC was no where near the level of service and quality. Disappointed
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    fit for foodies
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  • FromVA
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Much more than sushi. Try the wagyu beef, melts in your mouth. The menu is varied and everything we tried was delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Fivestarfoodie
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    From the moment we walked in we knew it was going to be a great experience. The food was delicious and the staff were polite and knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the best Nobu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The food at the NY location is slightly better than at the Honolulu location, but the service is MUCH better in Honolulu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We went there especially for the mushroom salad. It was amazing!!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really nice place
    GH16
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    In spite of knowing the subsidiary of london, had not programed in my few days in New York, a lunch in this restaurant. I and some friends went to this restaurant because of a recommendation. Nobu provides a great dining experience, aligning the Japanese culinary and Peruvian, two of the best in the world. I opted for the chef's choice which costs less than $100 (10 dishes, including the dessert). A memorable lunch. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall
    EMS1
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The overall experience was great. However these events are only suitable for special occasions, due to the cost associated with these events.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I wish I was able to review food.
    oinkerVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The service was awful. I gave the waitress my list of allergies. She said no substitutions and no modifications; all the sauces are prepared in advance. She would not even consult the kitchen; she told me what she thinks I could order. I ordered an entrée. There was an issue my wife's order, so she changed it to a sashimi dinner. I told the waitress that I would like an unagi sushi also. My wife received her meal, and I received an unagi sushi. Dessert menus arrived. I did not receive my entrée. The waitress said I didn't order anything else. We left. Nobu is OVERRATED. Food is not made to order, but in advance. Chef's have no creativity; they apparently follow the cookbook step by step, therefore no modifications and no substitutions.
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  • Amazing food, friendly service.
    kasey
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Staff were friendly, food was innovative and delicious. I am pregnant and was happy to see all of the non-raw options and the list of virgin cocktails. The crispy black rice "lollipops" served with a crab dip were really fun and delicious. The mushroom salad was amazing. I would definitely come back next time I am in NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Occasions
    Bella05
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Great place for special occasions and sushi lovers. But they are very helpful for non sushi eaters. The service was pleasant and cordial.
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    hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maybe the best Nobu´s restaurant
    Hiram427
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I have experienced on several occasions many Nobu´s restaurants, from Matsuhisa in Aspen (Co, USA), through several others (Las Vegas, London, Miami) and especially that of NYC. This Tribeca restaurant have always been the best experience. The food is original, very tasty, the service is friendly and very effective, and even being an expensive restaurant can eat very well with a glass of wine at a fair value.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service not compatible with price
    Cremonese
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Our dinner were supposed to be special, but due to the service rush we felt bad. The food was regular, but i have at least 3 japanese restaurant in SOHO to indicate as first option with better food, ambience and service
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Review
    SaraM
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    IT was very delicious, en we had en nice table in te corner. Service was friendly. Great experience!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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  • Nobu on lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We had lunch menu with family. Food was very good, delicate tastes. Service good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nobu Night
    StevesEats
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Fantastic experience! Get there a little later in the evening, around 9-ish. Order the Omakase (chef's selection) and a "bamboo" of your favorite sake. Relax and let the Nobu staff take care of you. A little pricey, but a good overall value. You won't leave hungry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant but a little loud
    Wed43
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I took my bride here for our first night out over our wedding weekend. We loved the food and the service but were disappointed with the noise level and background music. I hoped for a romantic setting and this was definitely not what I expected. Regardless, Nobu is an excellent choice for a fun night out with a group of friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.