Nobu Downtown | Restaurant

4.8
3840 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
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 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 and sushi.

RESERVATION GUIDE
• “Standard” for dining room seating
• “ Bar” for plush lounge seating
• “Counter” for sushi bar experience

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
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Mon - Wed 5:00PM - 6:00PM
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dawn
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food5service2ambience4

Very disappointing. My son and I went to celebrate a big birthday with my daughter. I spent a long time when making the reservation asking that when I ask for the check, can they bring one dessert with one candle in it. Didn't care which dessert but wanted to make it a special experience. When we came in they greeted her at the front desk with a 'happy birthday', so the notation was made. When I asked for the check, that's all I got.....an expensive check for lovely food but for a special occasion that didn't feel that special

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Daughter’s 16th birthday dinner

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AlexK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food5service2ambience4

Overall, the food was great, the drinks were great, we had a great time. The suggestions by our waiter were also great and on point. Everything was delicious (except maybe the Wagyu tacos were a little disappointing). However, the one big issue we had the whole time was the persistence of our waiter to constantly push extra dishes and drinks onto our table. He tended to interrupt us mid conversation to ask if we need more food and then when we did order he would persistently try and add on other dishes. We were there to have a good time and enjoy our food at our own pace and that was very difficult to do given the experience. In the end we left feeling very full and satiated and honestly we could not have nearly finished the much larger amount of food he was trying too get us to order. I've been to Matsuhisa before and the food quality here was exactly what I was expecting from a Chef Nobu restaurant. However, the service side of things was very different and undesirable and is a bit of a deterrent from returning again.

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vipCynthiaD
New England
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Would go back again.

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AdamR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First off, the meal was incredible. The flavor explosions were beyond what I ever expected. Forget the price for a minute and just understand that this will be a mind blowing experience that will take you to another planet. Yes I said that.
Holy smokes this is something orgasmic that made me want to come back again, and again and again.

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vipFarooq
Vancouver
87 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good food, nice atmosphere, lots of people and very loud. Definitely didn’t feel comfortable and the service wasn’t what is expected at a restaurant like this. It’s like the servers are doing you a favor by taking your order and following up with you. The customer is the one doing the business a favor by choosing the restaurant to dine. When restaurant’s like this get too popular or famous, this tends to happen.

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vipteegee
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! In and out! Excellent food.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exactly what we expected and a fun time! great to have a big round table for such a large group & our server curated a chef’s tasting menu based on our interests. It was great to not have to think and to just get to enjoy the meal.

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ChuckM
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In NYC for 20th 9/11 anniversary and attend memorial

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Chris21
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy ambience!!
Wonderful welcoming upon arrival!
Our server gave well details of the menu.
Food quality is excellent!! In particular, the freshness of the sea urchin is awesome!
Cod fish is such a signature tasty dish!!
Sushi Tacos made great appetizers!!
Wagyu beef nigiri is so tender!
Cheesecake so smooth and deliciously creamy!!
Thank you to the team of Nobu!

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ErikaV
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

My husband and I went for our anniversary and I noted it on my reservation to get a nice table, at first I didn’t like my table because it was near the traffic where the waiters walk and people going towards the stairs but it turned out fine. We ordered the crispy rice and while it tasted it good the portion is too small and not enough for 2 people plus the rice is soo sticky gets on your teeth not worth ordering. Best to do the rock shrimp it’s amazing! Also the shrimp tempura roll is delicious. I got the sea bass with cauliflower the spicy avocado sauce was soo good with the cauliflower. It would have been nice if the sea bass had some sauce since it’s broiled but it was delicious too. My husband got the salmon very tasty and great! The best drink on the house is the pina martini 🍸 and the donut dessert was awesome!

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vipDavidZ
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fish was sooo fresh! The delicate sauces and innovative combinations were spot on. The new martini was killer. An excellent dining experience. Oh, Justin Beiber was there—but the food was definitely the highlight.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service and ambiance! Loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing meal with outstanding service. Worth every penny.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was going great until they sat a couple next to us that wore too much cologne. After that, everything tasted like that guys cologne.

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NancyO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall1food5service2ambience5

The waiter tried to upsell us on everything. We ended up having a shot of tequila to end the night, for two people it was over $100 for a shot. All because he upsold us. Everything else was perfect.

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NickS
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outstanding sushi
ambiance elegant modern vibrant
staff helpful and attentive

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Zero service from the waiters

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Not as good as it used to be.

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JoannF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing culinary experience. Everything was fantastic. I cannot wait to go again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last minute reservation, what was available near me. I have dined at several Nobu’s, and they never disappoint. The host sat us a the best table in the bar area. Why? Because he took the time to look at my Open Table profile. He saw that our anniversary was the next day, and acknowledged it when we arrived. We were shocked that they knew and treated a last minute reservation so well. Nobu’s is outstanding and well worth the price. The downtown location has a sexy vibe, and the bar should not be missed for a great experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an experience, from the Black Cod Miso and the Toro Tartare.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

We were pretty much rushed out if the restaurant after paying $1,600 bill

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FBFB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as always. Help with Sake and Wine selection was appreciated...and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

College send off

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Erika
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place! Food and drinks were incredible, ambiance was relaxed and fun. definitely would recommend and definitely coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Overall pretty good experience

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vipRobR
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

First time at Nobu and the food was excellent. There were bones in the miso cod, so that was comped, but everything else we tried was excellent.

The reason for only 4 stars was the service. It was very, very good, but our waiter was overselling some items. We like recommendations but not given a list of must tries with every interaction when we ordered.

That’s fairly minor but we felt rushed throughout the meal and especially at the end. Our waiter had told us he’d have the food come out first with cold dishes, then hot, then the sushi. That didn’t happen, but the plates just didn’t stop coming. And we’re cleared the moment we were finished. Maybe good service, but it seemed they were purposely hurrying us.

Then at the end, they brought the bill and moments later the credit card machine before we had a chance to look at the bill. Again, rushed. It was if they knew we weren’t ordering any additional food or beverage, so the waiter was done with us, and we needed to leave. Mind you, we spent $350 before tip and had only been seated 75 minutes, so why the hurry? We were on time for our reservation, so we should’ve been able to take our time.

Again, excellent food and overall a great meal. But not perfect, and we expect it at this price point.

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JohnM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Solid for sure, but we had an elevated experience in Malibu that this outing didn’t match. The crowd seemed more casual and touristy and the service felt rushed and not consultative. We enjoyed our food and atmosphere much more previously. This comparison my have been the cause of this more critical review.

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vipWallStreetLawyer
New York Area
629 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The very good: the food is delicious and creative and the atmosphere is nice; the bad: the service had way too many long gaps between courses and the prices are extremely high. It's a "destination" for fine dining, but if I only wanted sushi/sashimi, I'd go to someplace still highly related but less living off of its [deserved] reputation.

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RussiaP
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

the food was not as impressive as the wine. The wait staff insisted upon "teaching" me fine dining even tho I have worked in food service for 20 years. Was not worth the hubaloo.

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karolyno
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my husband’s birthday, service was prompt, server was super friendly and the food came quickly and as always food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved every second

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambiance. Can’t wait to return,

OT
OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
10 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience2

The service was really bad, they took to long!
The food is always amazing and fresh but the bad service makes you don’t go back again :/
The waiter was like if he was doing us a favor

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aaeeycho
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was amazing, service was great. will definitely come again!

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vipMikeI
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Sushi was average- nothing special.
The rib eye steak was cold and skimpy .
The fish had no taste
If you’re going there to watch the girls then you still didn’t get what you paid for.

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vipccBostonMa
San Francisco
372 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brilliant food. The place is a little bit noisy in volume if you’re looking for a quiet dining. Servers were very attentive. Wine list is very strong. And yes brilliant food. Not inexpensive. But if you want to indulge it’s top tier.

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gokhann
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

My last drink came after the food was finished.

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 3840 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.