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About Nobu Downtown

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 4 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 Downtown Style Hand Rolls for 2, Uni Oil Yaki, and Bigeye Tuna Tataki with Truffle Eryngii Mushrooms. Add innovative Omakase and Osusume 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.

Now taking dinner reservations for April 6 at 212.219.0500.

195 Broadway
New York, NY 10007
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi

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

Cross Street:
Between Fulton and Dey Streets

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 219-0500

Website:
http://noburestaurants.com/downtown/experience/

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

Executive Chef:
Ricky Estrellado

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.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Nobu Downtown Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2012

Nobu is the best restaurant I know.
The food is fresh and tasty and the service
is very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2012

This is the second time that I had lunch here during restaurant week. Last time I had a great experience but this time not so much. The service was rushed and bordering on rude. The quality of the sushi not great. I felt that both the quality of the food and the service was reduced due to restaurant week. In my opinion, if the restaurant is not going to do a good job with restaurant week then they should not participate.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2012

Wonderful. Everything it was supposed to be.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2012

Meh. Nothing that I haven't had elsewhere. Good thing is that it's not overpriced either. Maybe I'm just jaded. Sorry!! Great service though!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 24, 2012

Took advantage of Restaurant Week to have lunch at Nobu. Exccellent food at very reasonable price.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 23, 2012

I went with my fiance during Restaurant Week so it was a good value.

Apps:
The Black Cod Miso on Limestone Lettuce might be the best thing I've ever had in my entire life. It was slightly sweet and had great texture.

Entrees:
Arctic Char - I found it to be very salty when eaten with the skin, and after that saltiness, relatively tasteless when I just ate the meat. It was good, but not great.

Chicken with Black Sesame - This was quite good and had a large portion size. Recommended.

Dessert:
I'm not sure exactly what it was but it might be the second best thing I've ever had. Some sort of mango pina colada something something. Looking at the menu maybe it was Mango Yuzu Champagne.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2012

Went for NYC restaurant week, and after reading reviews that seemed to be all over the place--I was skeptical. Nobu delivered. I had the sashimi salad which included two pieces of seared tuna (tuna tataki) with your normal salad offerings: arugula, baby spinach and a perfect amount of matsuhisa (acidic like ponzu) dressing. Entree was the arctic char with crispy baby spinach. It was lovely. They cooked it medium-rare and it came with a small portion of rice. Flavor was definitely there, albeit a bit subtle. Dessert was the winner though: pineapple custard with anise, and a pineapple foam with a crumble(forgot which type) on top. It wasn't overly sweet, but it was so delicious I almost ordered another!
Service was very good but hard to fla

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2012

Did the Restaurant Week lunch. Food was tasty, but portions dialed down way too much to "fit" into the $24 price. Other Restaurant Week lunches so far have been better quantity.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2012

Dessert was the best part of the Restaurant Week menu!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 20, 2012

My favorite is the black cod miso, it is absolutely delicious. All the dishes that I had was fantastic. I had the artic char with spinach as my entre and it was tasty. The food at nobu is fantastic. The service is good but not spectacular. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 19, 2012

Nobu was lovely looking but the food, during restaurant week, was poor at best. They added food that was not on their usual menu. My chicken was served under-cooked..returned to the kitchen, then brought back to me unateable: chewy colorless chicken covered in a black sauce..ugly looking and tasting. And their apptizer was vut up tomatoes in some sauce. They couldn't get me back back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2012

The staff, service etc were good - our waiter could have been more approachable - but everyone was very nice and accommodating. Especially when my friend spilled her water all over the table - they were incredibly patient. There wasn't anything remarkable and memorable about the food. I'm not sure if this is because it was a restaurant week menu. There are other places I've tried that have restaurant week menus that were good enough to entice me to go back and pay full price. Nobu's restaurant food menu won't bring me back. However, when all's said and done, I had a nice experience there.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2012

A little hard to find the place

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 18, 2012

The food experience at Nobu was remarkable, espesially the two different kinds of black cod we tried. The service was correct and our waiter gave excellent advices in terms of menu choises. Highly recommendable - we will be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 18, 2012

Everything was lovely, and our waiter was especially professional.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 18, 2012

Fantastic lunch.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 17, 2012

Been going for years. although it became touristic, food level is still excellent and good old favorites never fail (yellowtail with jalapeno, black cod in miso, rock shrimp in cream sauce)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 17, 2012

I expect their food is in outstanding quality. I tried many different cuisine and Japanese food is one of my favor.  It is quite disappointed. The grill chicken with sesame sauce was over burn and had charcoal taste bitterness.  I would not recommend this to my friend if you are looking for a high end restaurant quality.  Dessert is a pudding with coconut cream. It is too sweet and not impressive.  The appetizer is too salty which is black cod in miso sauce.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2012

The cooked food (miso cod, arctic char) was FANTASTIC. The sushi was mediocre (sashimi salad, sushi assortment, uni sushi). The dessert was horrible. Their bluefin toro was awful (chewy and hard at nearly $18 per piece -- this stuff is supposed to be like butter!!) and their baby abalone was not the freshest. Overall, I'd avoid this place for true Japanese fare like sushi/sashimi, and stick with the "fusion" dishes if you have to dine here. Overall, not worth the money. There are much better Japanese places in NYC.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on July 16, 2012

We were a party of three. Tried all three entre's for lunch. Wasn't impressed enough to ever come back. The food was just good, not great. I've had dinner before at the San Diego Nobu and was impressed.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 12, 2012

One of my favorite Sushi Places of all time, I first went there when Chef Morimoto was slicing and dicing but have been back since he has left and it is still just as amazing. The sushi is so fresh and so delicious and the service is wonderful. I have been there for both lunch and dinner and would recommend highly for either.

Great Wine and Sake list and excellent entres as well, a must for out of towers

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 11, 2012

Have not been there for long time.
Went there for lunch and the food quality was not good as before.
Still a good amviance and service.
It may be good for a casual business lunch but not the place to look for quailty.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on July 10, 2012

Worth every penny! The chef omakase lunch was phenomenal!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 3, 2012

The restaurant feels dated and touristy. The crowd and the wait staff make you feel like you're in a suburban cheesecake factory.

The food is still tasty and high quality, but changes are definitely needed to add some class back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 3, 2012

It's still all about the food!! Great mix of classic takes on fusion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Nashville)·Dined on July 1, 2012

i took my 13 year old son here for his first visit to nyc. it was a great fit for both, i felt like an adult and he got a taste of great food and nyc sophistication.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 1, 2012

Terrific food, slightly fussy service, delicious cocktails, INSANE PRICES.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 28, 2012

Best Japanese i have ever had, staff are friendly and very helpful. Was definately a highlight for our holiday.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 28, 2012

We ordered one Omakase and one Special Sushi, and they were fabulous!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 27, 2012

We went here, since we heard it was a good place some time ago, but the night we went there to have dinner, it wasn't that good. The food looked nice on the plate, but the taste was very boring. Some things didn't taste at all. Not at all worth it, if you go there to eat something for the taste and not just the look.
We are still in NYC and so far Nobu was the worst pick so far, we found a lot of much better places to eat great food. Would not recommend this to anyone actually.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2012

I've been to Nobu in the past and after raving about my prior experience, I chose to take a larger group there for a special occasion. Sadly, it didn't live up to my expectations. I went to the Hudson Street location and the food just tasted like they were training a new chef. It lacked the flavor, the temperature and the texture I was used to having there. My absolute favorite dish, the Miso Cod, was underwhelming! It wasn't hot and fresh and seemed oddly over marinated. I may try the 57th street location before completely removing this restaurant from my favorites list.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2012

family of five (3 teens) ate there for first time....EVERYONE loved it.....creative and inspiring food....cant wait to go back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on June 24, 2012

Usually great experience. Last time had terrible service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 22, 2012

It is unique to find a dining venue that provides consistent excellent taste for every thing on the menu! The food Delicious, fresh and well presented.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 20, 2012

Absolutely fantastic restaurant that serves up some of the most amazing japanese cuisine i have ever eaten. the service was terrific and the prices weren't so bad considering the lineage and fame this restaurant comes with.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 14, 2012

Will recommend to friends excellent food & service

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 13, 2012

Noisey, rude, cramped, rushed. Great decor.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 12, 2012

Just the bestEverything was deliciousCannot wait to go back

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 6, 2012

I have been to many Nobu restaurants and this one is let down by the service. The food is as good as ever but spoilt by the lack of service and the attitude that comes with it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 6, 2012

The 8 course degustation was one of the best meals I've ever had!

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