Nobu Downtown | Restaurant

4.7
3018 reviews
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Japanese
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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1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pricey, but it was a birthday celebration. Would definitely do it again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a great place for dating and food is awesome. Love sea urchin so much

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L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

I go to Nobu often. I was excited to take my husband for his birthday. They sat us under the steps (never again), this room was disappointing. We felt removed and as an after-thought. We had to summon our waitstaff several times to get service. The food was good as always. Not the best experience, but because I have had wonderful experiences in the past, I can be forgiving. My husband said he would not return. Overall this experience was disappointing.

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

Phenomenal. That’s all.

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

Amazing food and amazing service. Perfect for a birthday celebration.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing sushi! would highly recommend!

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London
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had dinner for two on a weekday. This is an upscale restaurant (i.e. Very pricey) with really unique food and service. We had two hot and two cold dishes. The banana dessert is amazing!! Despite the bill, I'd definitely repeat on special occasions.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Years Eve was spectacular at Nobu downtown ! Staff, food and atmosphere were amazing !

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E
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Nobu is one of our favorites and the food was outstanding as always. My one frustration with this particular visit was that I felt misled by the server on one item. I know I am going to pay a pretty penny when I go to Nobu, I am prepared for that. However, in describing a few specials the server pushed one that sounded good and said "that one is priced at $25". Given several appetizers are in that price range, I didn't think much of it. We ordered it and it was, indeed, very tasty.

My frustration came when the bill arrived and it turns out that item was $25 PER PIECE, which he did not specify. So the dish which had 3 pieces for us was $75. While it was a good dish, I certainly would not have ordered it for a price of $75. Servers should be far more explicit if you are going to charge that much for a very small, appetizer size dish.

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W
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!

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SV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Some of the food on the menu sounds delicious but nothing to write home about considering the price you pay.
The more expensive doesn’t mean the most tasty!
Overall good food and service.

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SL
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great! Don't expect the bill to be cheap. Service was exceptional as well.

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MA
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Outstanding meal. Meal lived up to its reputation. Have never had better sushi and unique dishes involving the highest quality of fish. The crispy rice dish with the spicy tuna was one of the best things I have ever had. Better bring two wallets though, it ain’t cheap.

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VF
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to Nobu since it opened at their first downtown location in TRIBCA. Their new location on Broadway is outstanding and reflects the world class restaurant that it is. We'll be back very soon.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Nice ambiance, good service, but very pricey. Food was pretty good, but the dessert was not impressing. Just star shaped cookies with ice. We had omakase. Lots of fresh ingredients. Sake with truffle was really nice.

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner

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LV
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food like always was off the charts. Where NYC or Hong Kong this restaurant is consistently excellent all over the world.

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j
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service, food and drinks were awesome! Thanks.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 4ambience 4

雰囲気や接客は良かったですが、料理の割に値段が高すぎるのがかなり気になりました。
そんなに頼んでいない中で2名で4万程度でした。日本の高級店に行った方が断然満足感は上なので、わざわざNYで行く店ではないなと感じました。

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ST
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was great however there was a busboy or some other server (other than our own) who wore so much cologne or axe body spray or bad body odor that it overwhelmed us at dinner and I had to step outside because it was so strong. We did inform our server who was gracious and apologetic however that did not help the overwhelming odor.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It just seems crazy that everything is priced the way it is, but it was a tasty meal in particular the sashimi was great. $21 cocktails is a bit outrageous as well.

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Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Daughter’s birthday

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C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot to have a business dinner. casual and comfortable atmosphere with sophisticated dishes. Loved it and will be back

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service was a little pushy to get orders in quickly

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1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was awesome and attentaive

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DB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Come to nobu all the time. Food is great however felt the wagu tacos were way overpriced and way over cooked. The service was ok. Could never find my server fir a menu, received a salad we didn’t order but felt bad so kept it as she put it in. Towards the end I could nit find her and kept asking back servers for things. She never checked to see if the food was good. Had to also ask people for soy sauce after they brought sushi and no soy sauce. 5 min later I get it from a back server.

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Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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JM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

omakase is supposed to be special.
they came out with one dish of sashimi that looked and tasted like bodega food.

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OF
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

It's a scene. The food was very good. The service was not.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 4

20-minute gap between each course, at which point multiple items were dumped on the table. Early seating (room not packed), so no excuse for this type of weak service.

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AM
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The food was great the service was mediocre at best. The food took long to come out the waiter was not very attentive since we were only a party of 2 versus the tables next to us were parties of 5 and 6

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New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family dinner with the little ones. Great food and service as usual, but what might have made the night was the service staff making the kids feel special!

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K
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Casey and Brian outdid themselves. I cannot stress enough the level of support and service that they provided myself and my guest. We will recommend Nobu Downtown to our professional contacts because of them and of course, the delicious food!

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r
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal, a special place enjoy a business lunch. amazing quaity

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BK
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Power lunch is always outstanding

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N
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We ordered the Chef's tasting menu for $135 each, plus $27 for a small sake, and $8 for water, and were practically "forced" to give at least a 17% tip, over $400.00. Definitely not worth all that money, which could pay for a trip to Paris and Back! Disappointed, and a bit bitter! Expected much more from this restaurant...

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NS
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious! My first Nobu experience and worth every penny. The food was delicious and my waiter, Dewayne, was exceptional.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Birthday dinner. Food was great. Service could use some improvement

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B
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed Nobu very much. Especially the signature dishes.

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f
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

Bar area is beautiful and a lovely place to meet, talk and have a drink. Service could be better.
Restaurant is nice and food is v good.

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