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
289 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (173)fit for foodies (150)hot spot (94)romantic (87)great for lunch (65)neighborhood gem (63)good for groups (48)notable wine list (29)late-night find (23)great for outdoor dining (11)great for brunch (7)kid-friendly (7)vibrant bar scene (6)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Really nice place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overprice
    46MrCanEat
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We went to nobu for the first time because our friends referred us, it was for my wife's birthday and also for our 25th wedding anniversary, we could only get a reservation for 11:00pm, we were so hungry and we got there at 10:40pm, the front desk lady offered us to sit at the sushi table. We ordered omakase for both of us, the dishes were a little bit salty and the negiri did not impress us, because there were No special pieces of fish, there were only tuna, salmon and yellowtail. Maybe we expected a lot.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • disappointed
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I really didn't like NOBU. I'm very fan of japanese food and I didn't like the rolls I ate, they were very different from the pictures I saw in the NOBU book. The noise in the restaurant, terrible! It was a deception!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing food, just okay ambiance
    Jessg
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food and service was amazing. We couldn't have asked for anything better. However the decor and ambiance could use a bit of an update. I realize it's the original Nobu location and there's some charm there but we dined towards the back where it's carpeted and somewhat separated by a decorative wall. In comparison to the 57th St location this one felt a little like a hotel which was further emphasized by the hypnotic elevator music which was on repeat. I would strongly recommend requesting to be seating in the front of the restaurant. Apart from that, the food was incredible and the service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nobu Tribeca
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Lunched at Nobu Tribeca as visitors from New Zealand. We liked the vibe and the décor and the list of dishes was extensive. Our waitperson was attentive and even sorted out a special vegetarian dish for one of our party. Seemed reasonable value for the fixed price lunch. We also liked it that we were made to feel welcome and could feel comfortable dressed in the more casual clothes that we had travelled in. Nobu was everything we expected and we could recommend it highly to other diners looking for a Japanese style meal in the area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lives up to its rep!!
    Foodluver
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Had lunch at Nobu. Food was fantastic! Ambiance was a bit weak compared to other high-end Japanese restaurants I've been to and it's a bit overpriced. Overall. Great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • muito bom
    rodgouvea
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    o black cod merece meu respeto!!! vale a visita!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nobu-liscious
    sld87VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Typical Nobu food for the fans. Have been to Melbourne, LA, now NYC and this was the best food of them all. The Wagyu served on hot plates as a summer special was incredible. But a word to the restaurant, do you not do these hot plates often? The tables don't suit the style and I ended up with splatter all over my polo completely staining it with no way to avoid unless I wanted my fiancé to share the splatter.. And it burnt a spot into the table.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious!
    Wannes
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AMAZING!!!!!
    NYCCHIC
    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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nobu New York
    JudiLuca
    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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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 !
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.