Nobu Downtown | Restaurant

4.8
3814 Reviews
$30 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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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Mon - Wed 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Thu - Fri 5:00PM - 5:30PM

What 3814 people are saying
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4.7
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4.7
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJosei
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love everything Nobu❣️

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Great food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Not much choice of menu

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great set lunch, hopefully can continue

SM
SusanM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal - food was delicious, service was amazing, dining room was not crowded.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was great. It felt pricier than the Newport location but when in Manhattan… we were seated upstairs in smooshy chairs and it was a little hot so that wasn’t my favorite but I was in good company and the drinks were quite tasty.

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Vivian
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I’m a bit bias because I’ve gone to Nobu many times in other cities. The food was a bit disappointing and not consistent with the other locations such as Nobu Malibu. They don’t have the same drinks and not enough sauce on the rock shrimp and miso cod was over cooked and dry. Not sure how you can make such a buttery fish dry.

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vipBridget
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

I had a better experience at the Nobu in Miami; I also had higher expectations for the miso cod after reading several reviews- but it was far too sweet and buttery

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NicoleA
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This space is exceptional. The food was delicious and the wine selection was perfect. I do think the cocktail pricing and the first course pricing was a bit ridiculous. However, overall I would go back for a special occasion.

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JoseU
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the staff was very attentive. Nobu is definitely a must go-to restaurant

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vipAshley
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was delicious - as usual. Service was slow and the bathrooms were extremely dirty.

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sydneyl
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Honestly not impressed and Nobu is not worth the money. I would much rather spend this amount of money for a greater value and overall experience. I was most flabbergasted about how small and cold the tacos we ordered were.

Cocktails and sushi we ordered were good but again not worth the money.

Service was slower than we would have liked but our server was fine.

Would not return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Combat the fruit flies please!

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EzraK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

nobu is nobu. it is a legendary icon & cathedral of modern dining born in nyc & the food is delicious & the service spot on & efficient- like a machine. i'm proud to say it last nite was my 1st time dining there & not my last -when that next big check come in. nobu can & does rest on some laurels: the jalapeño spiced sashimi starters the marinated shrimp on that bed of greens & the black cod that can be served thru eternity- everything over several courses was good- but some were excellent. for the price point & success some douchey attitudes & touristy obnoxiousness will follow but it does cater well to the fragile but needed bubble of romance. my wife & i are nyers & enjoyed our 19th anniversary dinner there v.much♡ & will likely return to sample more of the menu.
i would prefer the music more atmospheric or even classic compared to trendy modern hotel buddha-bar tho: a minor complaint.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

wonderful waiters but very long waits for drinks for such a top notch restaurant, i think this is just a staffing shortage and not at all a remark on our wonderul waiter… but something for the price i would want to see improved i think we were sitting for about 10 minutes before first ask

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food tiny servings leads to big bills but it’s once in a while (for me).

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RandA
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite possibly the best sushi I’ve ever eaten. And the crispy rice, spicy tuna appetizer was incredible!!!

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vipFrancesA
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant Week Lunch two course menu $39

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Amit
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service2ambience5

We were running late. No one picked up the phone even after 6+ tries.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for my boyfriend birthday the food and service was amazing . our waiter was very courteous and helpful with the menu and we were very pleased w our meal. Definitely going back

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Top notch experience!

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vipDrob
New York Area
123 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have never had a bad meal at Nobu. Everything is good - but somethings are exceptional. Don't be afraid to get a salad - the one with grilled shrimp is amazing. Always get the rock shrimp. The service is always perfect.

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lsilos
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinary service and outstanding menu and taste.

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EdwinP
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One word, perfect.
Food was delicious, and most importantly, I was seated even tho certain invites were not present. Most restaurants are not as accommodating.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve always heard about nobu but finally got to experience it for myself and it didn’t not disappoint it may have been one of the best meals I’ve ever had staff was fast and friendly answered all your questions and explained everything every step of the way food was absolutely amazing great over experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 recommend making plans on going to Nobu Downtown. The only thing that I could critique is the coffee.

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Ronnie
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food

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TonyS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is incredible, unlike any other Sushi .
Place is always packed.
It’s pricey , keep that in mind.

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vipjenn
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

40yr service @ Citi

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Olivia
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Honestly, the food wasn’t horrible, the service wasn’t horrible, it just did not meet expectations. The quality of the food and fish was exceptional, but the dishes need a redo. The quality of the fish is overshadowed by the fact that the dishes are painfully average.

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AmyL
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

definitely reccomend nobu! my favorite dishes were the black cod miso and shishito den miso. they are a must!! the crispy rice with spicy tuna was delicious as well.

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Vivian
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time, it was a dream! Definitely coming back.

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aaronm
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely outstanding. Waiter gave great reccomendations.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Waiters had no smile no charm it felt they were there just to sell. food arrived very late.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Very high end and luxurious. Had high expectations for this place but a bit disappointed with the menu options and serving style of (it comes out as it’s ready) had to eat in front of my girlfriend to avoid getting the food cold. Her food came out just as a finished my plate. Been to many high end restaurants and this one really took the small portion size trophy if there ever was one. The tacos were delicious but the size of my thumb. Only thing that was missing was the caviar *sarcasm*. I would only come back for a picture and the location tag on my Instagram story.

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vipdiner
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great meal

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Not great. And they were out of wagyu dumplings by 6:45?

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vipLaur
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi I’ve ever had, and that’s saying a lot!

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maybe
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

While the atmosphere was very nice (downstairs way cooler than up), the food was not memorable. Don’t get me wrong. Everything was good. Even very good. But it was pedestrian fox done very well rather than unique and interesting food done extraordinarily.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FOOD WAS AMAZING!!! Phenomenal Customer Service! Thank you Wilson for making our first time at Nobu a blast!!

FAQs

Nobu Downtown | Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Nobu Downtown | Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 219-0500.

Nobu Downtown | Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 3814 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.