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Nobu Downtown

4.7
2738 reviews
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$50 and over
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Japanese
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Nobu Downtown is situated in the heart of Manhattan’s Financial District, offering a striking ground floor Bar & Lounge and subterranean dining, as well as an exclusive sake table and beautiful private dining and event space. Set beneath a floating brushstroke sculpture inspired by Japanese calligraphy, Nobu Downtown is the perfect perch to enjoy the latest libations and a special lounge menu, with 6 coveted seats of the bar dedicated to the Bar & Lounge Sushi Bar. Descend the stairs to the dining room to indulge in Nobu signatures including Black Cod Miso and Yellowtail Jalapeno; and new menu items including Grilled Octopus with Chocolo Salsa, Sizzling Uni Yaki, and Bigeye Tuna Tataki with Truffle Eryngii Mushrooms. Add innovative Omakase and seasonal off-the-menu dishes menus created at the 13-seat sushi bar and open kitchen, and become immersed in the next era of Nobu’s genre-defining new style Japanese cuisine.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi
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Hours of operation

LUNCH
Monday - Friday 11:30am - 2:15pm

DINNER
Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm - 10:15pm
Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 11:15pm

BAR/LOUNGE
Monday - Thursday 11:30am - 11:00pm
Friday 11:30am - 12:00am
Saturday 5:00pm - 12:00am
Sunday 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Please call us directly for reservations in our Bar and Lounge area at (212) 219-0500
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Phone number
(212) 219-0500
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Ricky Estrellado
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Private party facilities
Nobu Downtown 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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Fulton and Dey Streets
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Public transit
2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, J trains to Fulton Street
E train to World Trade Center
R, W trains to Cortlandt Street
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2738 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
3.9
value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Our server Carl was top notch - We walked into the place until the time we left was extraordinary. Every point of contact with customer was an absolute delight. The atmosphere is chic modern and quite dazzling. The $30 Wagyu beef gyoza was greasy. The sushi just a bit above Average was a shocker. The highlight was the dessert - pear/ginger, grapefruit and coconut sorbet what out of this world.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Meet and great was fantastic
Waitress knowledgeable of food items
Speed of service is awesome
Overall it’s a place to dine in whenever visiting NYC

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The food and service at Nobu is always excellent. A great selection of the freshest fish you can find probably anywhere in the city. The price is about 10$ per piece of sashimi which may seem high, but the quality is unmatched. There was a special otoro sushi which was wrapped in diakon and placed over some crispy rice noodles. The tuna melted in the mouth, was tender, juicy and savory, like a piece of high quality iberico ham from Spain. Great sushi, you will pay for the quality, but won't be disappointed.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Culinary Excellence. Loved the new location

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We were very pleased with the quality of the dishes - creative, well-balanced and very tasty. We put in a second order of two of the starter dishes (they were that good), and almost put in another repeat order.

Servers were very knowledgeable about food, drinks, history, and presented what they offer in the context of Japanese and Peruvian food traditions.

We informed them only towards the end of dinner that we were actually celebrating a wedding anniversary and the staff handled it very professionally and thoughtfully, turning out a surprise platter of desserts and message.

The music Level was turned up much too high in the latter half of the evening. We enjoy the lounge vibe but it felt like the volume was much too high for conversation in the dining area.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Years of listening to Howard Stern convinced me to give Nobu a shot. I was in NYC taking my fiancee to see Wicked & was lucky to book a table just after the show. It was well beyond expectations: Our server was awesome, the spicy edamame was the best I've ever had & the scene was cool, chic & had all types of looks. My date loved the grilled octopus & spicy tuna, I thoroughly enjoyed the Chicken Teriyaki with Wasabi Pepper Sauce. I was told that Nobu is a little pricey, I was pleasantly surprised as it was very reasonable & no more than the upscale restaurants in Philly. In fact, bring one to Philly now!!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

food and service was amazing

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Food and service were superb! The atmosphere is lovely and the food is divine ~ fresh and fabulous!!!

A bit difficult to enter with the locked doors on Broadway and Dey Street; better signage needed.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Exceptional dining experience. Worth the expense, worth every minute. Knowledgeable staff, exceptional service, exceptional quality and a truly outstanding meal.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Birthday and very nice staff

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

Underwhelming lunch. The food was good but nothing amazing or even notable other than the spare rib tacos, which were very flavorful. The chocolate fondant was not molten inside as it should have been. Disappointing experience for the price.

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Nobu downtown was ok. The meals were prepared in really small portions. We waited 45 minutes after our reservation time to get seated. I'm disappointed.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Amazing! Black cod is the best!

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3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We came on Wednesday for a special birthday . We are from London and eat in Nobu there .
The welcome at the bar was terrible . The bar man was very rude and made cocktails very quickly, spilling them in the process . The quality of the drinks was very bad . No ice or decoration. We were told we were not able to sit a table as they were all reserved.
The service in the restaurant was much better. The ambience was better . The foods was good but I would say over priced .

Sadly I would not recommend anyone to go to Nobu DOWNTOWN .
Nina graham

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Excellent food, unique space, would definitely recommend. Packed on Wednesday night. Waiters were excellent but not warm.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

We went for an anniversary lunch and had a great corner table. Our waiter Casey was attentive without being pushy. We ordered the rock tempura shrimp to start and while yummy, was certainly not worth the $30 price tag. We got the spicy tuna and king crab rolls and both were delicious and very fresh. We also got the tempura udon which was very bland and only had two pieces of shrimp, so that was a little disappointing. Would go back, but only for sushi.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Have always loved Nobu's food...but they rushed us...we had to order extra wine just to make sure we weren't out of there in slight more than an hour.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

All good as usual, excellent food and an excellent venue with great Ambiance.Only problem is that I hate arriving at a restaurant only to find that my table isn’t ready until 15 minutes after the booking. I imagine they would not wait so long for me if I was that late. Good restaurants need to make all elements top quality and having to wait for a reserved table is not good enough.

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3.0Dined on April 4, 2018

The server was very chaotic and maybe a better fit for a TGI Friday than a high end restaurant. He was loud, talking very fast as to not let us make our decision and was obviously trying to sell us to take the most expensive dishes on the menu.
It totally ruined the experience
The rest of the service from other staff was great

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

After our server deligiently explained the menu for us first timers, the food we ordered was exceptional. It accommodates everyones wants and we thoroughly enjoyed everything. The rock crab tempura and the teriyaki steak was the best I’ve ever eaten. Would 100% recommend and will be visiting our local Nobu in London

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Always love this place. Beyond fresh sushi and creative entrees. Service very accommodating. Will come back as much as I can

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Our fist time at Nobu! Excellent service and delicious food!! Tuna and scallops are amazing!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Very attentive service and quiet enough to enjoy a normal conversation. The server was very knowledgeable and brought forward some good recommendations.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Took my mother to dinner to try something new and she loved it.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

New digs with the same WOW and wonderful date

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The food and presentation are enough to make you swoon. Delicious. Beautiful.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Food was outstanding as always!

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

First of all nobu has great food and a wonderful atmosphere. Service and everything was fantastic! However, why people are paying $27 for 6 tater tot sized crispy rice pieces and $25 for a small lamb chop has me so confused! The food is good but if you want to leave here full make sure you bring a good $300. There are too many places that serve this type of food for less and taste just as good. I still love Koi AND Tao more than this place. I think people come for the name. Good to try once, probably won’t go back.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Food was great. However, I think they forgot part of our order as we had to ask about it, 30 minutes or longer into the meal and saw the chefs scrambling to make it. First world problem, but we're also paying premium though so I think it's a fair criticism. Other than that, the food is definitely 5 star and the dessert was amazing.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

The new Nobu location is better than the original- decor, service and scene is all top notch. The value has definitely gotten worse; lunch dishes all hover around $40, excluding tax, tip and any drinks, and you will spend upwards of $100/pp at dinner, excluding drinks etc. The sushi is better than neighborhood fast casual spots, but definitely not as good as Sushi of Gari or Azabu. However, now that ISE is closed, this is really one of the best spots for sushi/fusion in the Financial District, as long as cost isn't a consideration.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Everything here is off the hook! the seabass with jalapeno salsa and the black cod miso are a must!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We went for my daughters 16th birthday. Everything was perfect from the service to the food. We felt spoiled and enjoyed every minute of it!

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Food still good but felt touristy. They made give a card to reserve and still called and bothered me several times to confirm the reservation. The last time they told me that I could only have the table for so long. Tacky.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Nice atmosphere. Too many stairs but good exercise after all that fabulous food. Great service also.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

I loved everything from the minute I walked in to the minute I walked out. Best restaurant in lower Manhattan

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

The best sushi and service in the city....

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Better than advertised. Our experience was something you would think we are getting paid to write about. First and foremost, our waiter Andrew was fantastic. He had he knowledge he should have in regards to the menu, but his personality was the perfect fit for us. Why even look at the menu when everything he recommended we went with? The dishes are portioned correctly and the flavor is phenomenal. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

It was amazing, always love going there

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The food was excellent. We tried the tasting menu and were treated to the restaurant’s signature dishes. Our waiter was helpful and attentive. It was a splurge, but fun and worth it. This newer setting downtown is even more memorable and attractive than what I remember of the old location.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Wow. Again, so surprised that it is still this good.

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