Nobu Fifty Seven

4.7
2782 reviews
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Nobu Fifty Seven, the first uptown New York location for legendary chef Nobu Matsuhisa, opened to much anticipation in the summer of 2005. Nobu's co-owners are his longtime partners: renowned restaurateur Drew Nieporent, Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro, and Hollywood film producer Meir Teper. The restaurant showcases Nobu's signature new style Japanese cuisine with classic dishes such as Tiradito Nobu Style and Black Cod Miso, and the hibachi table. The restaurant received three stars from the New York Times.

Designed by David Rockwell, Nobu Fifty Seven evokes fluidity and the imagery of an Asian river with curves and details of abalone shell chandeliers, sliced bamboo stalks in terrazzo tiles, scorched ash tables and Japanese quilt fabric. Sake barrels imported from Japan tower over the first floor bar counter as diners make way to the upstairs dining room. Burnished woods, rich hues and soft lighting create an ambiance of elegance and refinement.
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DM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

After being at Nobu in London and Lanai, I was expecting same experience in NYC. Unfortunately it felt more like a fast-food bar then restaurant.

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NY
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great food service and vibe.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The place is awesome but was too loud... food was ok..

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KL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I've been coming for years, and it's always been a special experience. This time, it was not a great experience, basically because of the patrons. Too many guys in sweatpants, hats, and cell phones! Between the use of cell lights to read menus and picture taking, along with the inappropriate clothing and behavior, the whole vibe made me feel like I was trapped in a low-class tourist kind of quicksand. I couldn't wait to leave. That said, the food and service was extremely good as usual. Even our server felt our pain. I suggest the restaurant enforce a no camera (or at least flashlight) policy.

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Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The Washu beef Toban style was phenomenal and the standout dish for us! We also enjoyed the Nobu ceviche, Yellowtail with jalapeño, King crab and Shitaki mushroom salad! Perfect place to celebrate my daughter’s birthday!!

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Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband’s birthday.

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K
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been here multiple times and the food and service is always the best👍

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MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

The pricing is very high. The service was good, but not great for what the bill was. The food was great

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London
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

Quick to eat, not like before 10 years ago. It looks like Mac Donald from japan. Maximum 2 hours the table and they call you 3 times to make sure you are coming... disgusting

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EC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous experience, especially the service. The wait staff were non-intrusive and didn’t interrupt conversation to take orders or ask questions. They knew exactly what to suggest for a table of our size to order (9 people) and didn’t need anything to be repeated. Overall, they could not have been more professional or efficient.

Food-wise, the quality of the sushi and sashimi is outstanding. Some of the flavours are quite subtle so it’s worth trying the dishes before adding soy sauce/wasabi. Otherwise, while there are too many great things on the menu to speak to, the black cod was particularly impressive (and was devoured in less than 60 seconds). Bear in mind that the portions are a little small, so err on the side of ordering more, rather than less, and when in doubt ask your server.

This really is an outstanding restaurant and the team work very hard to ensure a seamless and enjoyable experience.

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T
New England
38 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trying to visit every Nobu this year. So far, my favorite is Las Vegas, then Washington D.C. NYC is also great! On to Dallas and Malibu....

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ER
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

WE'VE RETURNED TO NOBU 57 MANY TIMES AND CONTINUE TO DO SO. THAT'S THE MOST ACCURATE REVIEW.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to New York for my birthday from Chicago. As a fan of quality dining, I was excited to see what Nobu had to offer. I was not disappointed. The food was excellent, but I have to say that the service set this restaurant apart from the rest. I was amazed that there were no visible earpieces to communicate with each individual. Instead, everything was coordinated in immaculate fashion. For those that think this is silly, imagine all those times you’ve sat waiting for your plate, or sat with used place settings while enjoying the rest of your wine. None of these things happened. We missed his name, but our waiter was wonderful, even offering suggestions on where to go after for a low key Saturday evening.

Thank you Nobu. Everything was incredible.

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AM
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We spent an evening there and food was great.
Environment very soft and really intimate.

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Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my top 5 favorite!!! Great food, great atmosphere and great service!!!!

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p
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

good food, somewhat expensive; service was attentive, when available.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great and very attentive service

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent lunch. the food is phenomenal. loved it and recommend it.

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b
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Seated on top of other guests on both sides. Dust covered wall behind bench seat. Loud obnoxious guests two tables away that were interrupting everyone’s else’s evening. Food was consistent with other Nobu locations but overall experience at this location was lacking. Definitely recommend the downtown location than 57th.

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KK
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Nobu was one of the first restaurant choices I made for our first visit to NYC and I must say I was quite disappointed.
I don’t think it leaves up to the hype plus it’s so bluddy expensive (like everything else in NYC)!
We spent about $430 for two people and I think it’s outrageous. The food was good but I wouldn’t say it was that good for that money. For that money I could have gone to a top notch restaurant back at home in Sydney.
Maybe I put my expectation way too high but at least I got to try it.

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EB
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My bento box served cold and hot food separately. The sushi was some of the best I’ve tasted. Perfect flavours and presentation.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Called in a request for a birthday cake for my wife. It was confirmed. Server didn’t do anything. Unfortunate considering I said I would pay to ensure this happened

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Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Try to get a spot at the sushi bar and enjoy observing artisans work their craft.

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NR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Very cool ambiance but not very traditional Japanese. The rolls were lacking and the service was sub par. Multiple different meals brought to our table that we did not order. The wait staff also couldn’t recommend any Japanese whiskey and was lacking knowledge about most things Japanese.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

3/29. Waiter never around. Food excellent.

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JL
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and presentation. We didn’t even look at the menu and listened to waiter and tried many different items. They were all on point

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was awesome

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

High quality food, exquisitely presented, great service. Price was sky high ... felt like it should have been more reasonable

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1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It was great! I loved the food. However, I feel like the portions could be a lot bigger.

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London
25 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Very efficient service with helpful wait staff. The food is superb but the maitre d’s seem simply transactional and not terribly accommodating .

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RI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

Was purposely overcharged until I caught the mistake.

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BB
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Originally scheduled as a dinner w/a friend, I found myself alone due to a death in my friend’s family. And after a long day of packing, I found this meal thinly sliced salmon - were divine. I needed this delicious reprieve from the reality of my intense schedule. MANY THANKS for my evening ~ you made me feel the love! I will be back🙌🏽

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Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughters birthday. It was great the best service ever at Nobu. The waiter was the best which made the experience so much better. The food is always great. For three people two alcoholic beverages and shared desert the bill was 311. It was worth it. I booked using open table and requested the bar. We got seated in regular dining room though so if you make special requests make sure to remind them?

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GC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! The service was amazing and the food was sublime.

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Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent sushi and service

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The most efficient and friendly service I have experienced in New York! Great food. Definitely going back

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SH
Jacksonville
128 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Not that impressed with Nobu. Meal selection was far less than expected given a preference for hot entrees vs sushi dishes. Also, waiter was attentive but not overly friendly.

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VI
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it !!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

It was my friends birthday and we had an amazing time

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MQ
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We made a reservation for 9:30pm and had to wait until 10pm to be seated. The bar in the reception was full so we spent the full 30 minutes standing up.

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