Nobu Downtown | Restaurant

4.7
3591 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
RESERVATION GUIDE
• “Standard” for one of the two indoor dining rooms
• “ Bar” for plush lounge seating
• “Counter” for sushi bar experience
• “Outdoor” for sidewalk seating (available when weather permits)

Lunch will be served on our Lounge Floor for the season

Please call us if you wish to book a larger party or event as we will not be able to accept requests for putting multiple reservations next to each other.

Nobu Downtown is located in the heart of Manhattan’s Financial District designed by NYC’s celebrated architect, David Rockwell. On the ground level, guests can enjoy open air-like experience in our Broadway dining room or Bar & Lounge dining framed by 30 foot heroic limestone columns. Our sub terrain dining room provides intimate ambience with sushi bar and private dining options. Indulge in Chef Nobu’s famous signature dishes including Rock Shrimp Tempura and Black Cod Miso as well as traditional Japanese favorites
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DylanD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve ever had in the US. Couldn’t recommend this restaurant enough!!! Every aspect of the experience was incredible, especially the food and the service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place to dine in NYC

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vipLisaR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food is always the best - flavors outstanding. Cocktail list is refreshing and always amazing service.

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thebigdawg3
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous fancy and chic! As NYC should be!!

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archow
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

so glad they are back open for indoor dining ! everything was excellent as usual

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MiroV
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A little bit overprice, the service was amazing, and good food

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Pineapple
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I have eaten at Nobu many times and was not impressed. In fact disappointed with some of my previously favorite dishes. don’t think I will return any time soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best sushi on NYC!🥰

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible indoor dining experience. The service and food were excellent.

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StevenM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Location, my wife likes it better than the 57 street location because it looked like gotham city, large pillars huge ceiling height. Helps that taylor swift was 2 tables away from us too, we had the most comfortable seats, very plush leather, good size roundtable, candle lit, rose pedals, it was incredible.

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Osas
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding definitely coming back for a 3rd time !!

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ChristianM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, amazing food, excellent service.
Great place to bring a date.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great valentine's dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

I’ve eaten here multiple times and this was unsatisfying. Quality of food was completely off.

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BrandonD
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience was great, small portions but delicious food.

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vipSoilStrad
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience5

First bad experience at Nobu

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vipNKNY
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

I rarely go to Nobu as I always think of it as a high end tourist trap and I often find the food is not really that good. This time the food was bad. The rock shrimp tempura tasted like oil and the scallop sushi was chewy and tasteless. The only consistently tasty dish is the crispy rice and spicy tuna. I don't think we'll be visiting them again soon..

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Nobu never disappoints.

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CierraP
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time at Nobu downtown. Beautiful decor. Will definitely return.

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vipWayne
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Terrific food. Service was very good but could have been more attentive at this price point. It was my boyfriend’s Birthday and I had left all the info when I made the reservation. In fact when they called me to confirm the reservation in the AM they specifically confirmed the spelling of his name. When the desert came there was no indication it was a Bday. I mentioned it to the waitress and she apologized and sent over a plate with a candle, HAPPY BIRTHDAY written in chocolate and 2 chocolate chip Mochis Very Nice.

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vipBrian
New England
16 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal!!! One of our favorites!!!

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Foodie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter made our experience absolutely everything. I've never been asked about dietary restrictions before at any other restaurant (high or low end). Once we told him we cannot have anything with meat or alcohol in it, he gave us a detailed response about which items we would not be able to eat then. Everyone was so polite, and the food and drinks were amazing!! They did forget the birthday dessert I requested over the phone prior to our reservation, but our dinner experience was so great we did not mind. A little pricey, but expected when you're coming somewhere as fancy as Nobu. But all in all, the ambience, environment, food, and service make it 100/10. Would DEFINITLEY recommend coming here

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SeanK
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Pro's: Cooked meals were great along with dessert. Cocktails were fantastic.
Cons: I'm a sushi guy and it was average, very basic items. Waiter tried to upsell constantly, especially their most popular items. Clientele was very "scruffy" for a saturday night like they were kicked out of Planet Hollywood. Party to my left was a stereotypical 60 year old guy with 20 year old date, party to my right was a guy wearing a garish baseball hat backwards with bright white Nikes and Adidas sweatsuit and his GF was no better. I spent $500 taking my 14 year daughter out for her birthday and just expected a little more class for the money or at least some kind of dress code or professional ambiance. The food was good but Nobu is a chain now and it felt like one.

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curiosity
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was phenomenal! I felt the price was a little expensive.

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viplisawalkerj
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Used to be one of my favorite restaurants. But, the food has been marginal the past 2 times so, no longer worth the exorbitant price.

COVID process is very good. Nobu is being careful and the size of the space allows for proper distancing.

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meganh
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I expected our table to be somewhere else and we got a table by the kitchen downstairs, didn't like that at all , smell all food and it wasn't as classy as upstairs
And its too pricey !

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JennyS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Every dish we tried was delicious and the Wagyu was out of this world! Great dining experience with the hubby!

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NatalieS
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The host Q was an amazing start. Our server June was fabulous. Great nite of fine dining and cocktails

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!! Since the moment we walked in the service was great !

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SandyB
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Food was terrible . I went for my birthday dinner , wouldn’t recommend. I did not enjoy my birthday dinner whatsoever

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ABBYK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Sea Bass was too small

Food was good but portions too small

Expect to spend $100/person

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Night out with my wife

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible! Wonderful ambiance, service and food!

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JaredE
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! So happy to be back. The food and staff are both always incredible.

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vipOpenTableDiner
Philadelphia
86 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. Top notch service and fresh delicious food as always at Nobu. Never had a bad experience at any of their locations. Tables were distanced and we felt safe and comfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG everything was great!!! We had the lobster tempura which was delightful along with the salmon avocado and shrimp tempura rolls. Nobu Downtown is my new favorite restaurant!

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vipparis27
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We went to NOBU DOWNTOWN for our anniversary and had a very good experience.

The tables were socially distant and all the servers were wearing masks. Our table was in the Bar area and was lovely except it was very cold. We weren’t sure if the revolving doors were the problem or if it was done purposefully for Covid but it made the experience uncomfortable and the food cooled quickly.

The food was excellent as was the service but you do need to be prepared for the large bill as it’s pricey.

I had alerted them on open table that it was an anniversary and had thought they might give a complimentary dessert but the did not acknowledge it.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Brought my 12 year old daughter to the famous Nobu for her birthday. We had a great time considering it was the middle of Covid. We wound up in a different room (vast, huge pillars) which was nice but not Nobu—would have liked to have known that ahead of time considering the occasion. Social distancing was done to perfection. If it’s still during Covid be careful of the 10p curfew. If the 6p seating goes over you don’t get extra time...you have to be out by 10...you might have your main course and desert on the table at the same time. My only issue with Nobu are the punitive prices...$7.50 for one piece of salmon sushi...2-3x what the rest of the world charges. The creativity is up to par...the truffle steak, miso cod, yellowtail jalapeno/ponzu are all staples/classics.

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vipalisonz
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience1

I’ve been a patron of the Nobu group for a great amount of time, especially the Downtown location. But for the first time in years I was extremely disappointed with the ambiance and quality of food. Nobu is my favorite restaurant because of the attention to detail of the full experience from service, ambiance and food - but this time I was disappointed. The overall ambiance was poor - bathroom was a mess, the dining room was packed and the noise level was insane. The service was fantastic however it was visible that chefs and staff were rushing and struggling to take on the volume of guests. The food was ok but visibly noticeable that it was prepared too quickly, and not the same consistently high quality as times before. I hope that this was an individual instance and not a constant occurrence.

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 4.7 stars by 3591 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.