Nobu Downtown | Restaurant

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Nobu Downtown is situated in the heart of Manhattan’s Financial District, offering a striking subterranean dining experience, as well as an exclusive sake table and a beautiful private event space. 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.
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SR
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always my go to for client dinners and lunches!

M
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal. Really enjoyed it especially the Wagyu dumplings. Service was excellent and they brought each dish out separately so we could enjoy each one. Would highly recommend

KD
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

Other than the cool atmosphere and design of the restaurant I don't see the attraction to this place. I've had better sushi in Middle Tennessee and without any attitude from the server.

GL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So special

CW
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nobu is amazing. Best sushi in the city. I’d highly recommend Nobu for anyone who loves Japanese cuisine.

KB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Felt a little rushed. We were a party of 5 and one of our entrees took an unusually long time to be served. Ironically, it was the sashimi salad. So naturally, my friend didn’t finish eating at the same time as everyone else. However, the bussing staff seemed to be in quite a hurry to clear the table Just left a bad taste in our mouths.

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

Nobu downtown was a wonderful experience for me and my girlfriend’s 3-year anniversary. We were blessed with a corner booth which only served to enhance the experience. The waiters were attentive and the service was very personable. The food was incredible and allowed me to explore new dishes outside of my comfort zone. I will definitely be going to Nobu more often, and I recommend it to anyone wanting to celebrate a special occasion!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service were both very good

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

The waitress spilled soy sauce all over my husband and then didn’t even send a round of drinks or take anything off the bill.

Also, we sat with empty drink glasses without anyone asking if we wanted another cocktail- we had to get someone’s attention twice over an hour span. Do they realize they’re losing money by not trying to get us a refill?

S
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Overpriced above average sushi and appetizers. At $110 per person, without alcohol, the best facet about this place is people watching and the ambience. Waiting staff could be a lot more attentive bringing our menus when prompted to do so. Lot of them just talking to each other.

H
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nobu Downtown is a treat every time I go. It's probably the best sushi restaurant in the downtown/financial district area. We enjoy the atmosphere as well as the presentation. I will be going back.

CD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh and delicious food cooked to perfection. Great service! Good for a date.

SB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food. Best sushi ever

OT
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We had the omakase. It was done perfectly and the presentations were so artistic.

OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Brian our server was THE BEST. Nobu is a great time.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A++ Food was on point and staff was excellent.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and excellent food 💗

JK
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Food was subpar and service was not what you would expect for Nobu

CV
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and service were wonderful overall. The only criticism we have is the hostess Jodi who was very unfriendly and had a poor attitude over the phone. We were in NY on vacation and called the restaurant as we were running slightly late...got mixed up with the directions to the restaurant. Jodi had a sour temperament that left a bad impression.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my 16 year old as part of a weekend in NYC. Between the two of us we shared one order each of: Omakase Signature, tuna handroll, piece of toro and Salt & Pepper Squid with Crispy Chili Peppers. This was actually too much food for us, but we loved all the chef’s selections. My favorite was a salmon tartar with caviars and the fluke. This was my 2nd time and my son’s third time at a Nobu restaurant. Previously went to the one on 57th Street and my son went to the one in London as well.
Service was also great. We will be back.

j
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dinner for our Anniversary

S
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

We visit Nobu downtown monthly business to bi monthly family/couple.

As a couple overall is usually a 10. We have been a customer since the first reservations in TriBeCa as we are downtown residents.

Now my 12yo kids love to go but our last 5x from the welcome to the food (even our staple of Rock Shrimp Tempura) was not crisp and lacked all but a slice of a mushroom.

Not complaining as a whiner but someone who would love to see and taste Nobu as an ultimate dinning. Experience again

EA
SAILWRITER AT YHOO

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time going to Nobu and everything exceeded our expectations. The servers described each item that was brought out to us in great detail. Overall the experience was great.

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was spot on. Best service we have had in a long time!

PM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Typical of Nobu
Best in class

JC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything excelen except a table with 8 people close to ours making too much noise. We had to change our place to another table.

JW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service! The food was great but one dish we didn’t think a top notch restaurant would make it so not special. But that’s 1 out of an 8 course meal. The drinks were top notch! Loved it!

SA
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place to hang out with family, friends or for business meetings

LD
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was good except crab dish but they took it off the bill no question, overall was worth every penny.

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food was as usual delicious!!

ED
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Totally overrated. Spend your money some place else.

R
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall our experience was wonderful. The only thing that could be improved on is a recap of what was ordered when it is served. I found the servers quickly & softly explained the dish. We couldn't really hear what was being said & they seemed in a rush to leave the table. On a few occasions the servers had to check back with us to let us know what kind of tuna it was.

Other than that the food was amazing!

MB
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

When it wasn’t crowded would have loved not to have been squeezed between 2 tables. One couple on a 1st date & the other just nightly dinner. Very hard not to be engaged in others conversation. We were early so maybe that was our assigned table but there were plenty of others open

m
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful experience. Brian was our server and his knowledge of the menu was outstanding and helped pair our meals with beautiful wine recommendations. He will be a primary reason for our return. Outside of the great food and cocktails of course.

JT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a table for 6-restaurant is so noisy that we could hardly hear ourselves speak-or yell across the table! Plus, normal manner of receiving appetizers and entrees all fouled up because of ridiculous delay at sushi bar-on a $950 tab? Absurd

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Bel ristorante Giapponese. Pesce buono e fresco. Difficile capire i piatti. Difetto: i piatti nn escono mI insieme ed il tavolo nel n mangia contemporanea almeno che nn divisa i piatti

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S
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The scene has turned into Tao’s tourist crowd, it has lost its elegance. Order the passion fruit margaritas and yellowtail jalapeño appetizer.

FF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great. Service also AAA, expensive but every Dollar worth it.

MS
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time at Nobu Downtown!!! Our server Jenny was awesome. Not only was she knowledgeable but also very attentive and gave excellent recommendations.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, a bit expensive for the quantity. I would recommend!

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