105 Hudson Street, New York, NY | Directions 1001340.719449 -74.008860
Sun-Thurs 5:45-11 pm, Fri-Sat 5:45 pm-midnight
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Tribeca
Best Yellowtail ! – get yellowtail sashimi with jalapenos!!
7th Oct 2010 – It was my wife's 24 birthday, both of us are fond of Japanese food and Robert De Niro's movies. So we decided to celebrate in Nobu. We were greeted nicely at the reception. The table that they offered didnt suit us because it was in the middle of two other tables that were about 10 cms away. So we requested and we got a table for 2 at the lower end of the restaurant.
Waiter knew that we are new so he advised a bunch full of dishes that we readily agreed to and found very tasty. The cuisine was very innovative, Fresh Fluke Sashimi was delicious we loved the Seabass , Yellow tail Sashimi with Jalapenos New Style Sashimi, Salmon kelp roll, I dont remember the name of Prawn dish; it was amazing. Food was heavenly.
Waiters and staff were quite nice, their advise and assistance made it easier for us to choose from a broad selection of ALL TASTY stuff.
We were quite prepared to pay a price for the quality, and Nobu didnt disappoint us in this regard too, we paid about $355 for the two of us, in most other restaurants we'd find it a wastage of money, in NOBU we didnt mind at all.
Although we cant afford to go there frequently, we'll surely go there as often as we can, we hope that they maintain the quality of their food and standards of service until then.
Our recommendation: Dont waste your money on the wines in NOBU, they are quite overpriced, you can find similar brands in other places at half rates, in shops 1/4 the price. Spend as much as you can on the food, its worth it, as you wont find the parallel anywhere...
nandesuka michikosan? – I should tell you all that they have been farming bluefin tuna in Japan and other places around the world and are not harvesting as much as they exagerate. I knew of a company that was trying to sell their product to the sushi restaurant I worked at. They claimed to have raised their bluefin tuna from egg..Pretty cool..
...and I like, if not love anything that Nobu Matsuhisa creates or serves at his restaurant. I'm sorry sometimes GOOD restaurant get bad reviews from people who have no sense of taste or just unnervingly ignorant and would judge the poor for the food they served... Go eat a cow-
Still serving bluefin tuna – Any restaurant which serves bluefin tuna, an endangered species, deserves no star at all. Being a restaurant that makes it living cooking and serving fish, you should lead the way in making sure you would still have fish supply in the coming years. Do you even care at all?
for those who do not yet know about the bluefish tuna and the fish situation we have right now, please watch The End of the Line.
Leave it up to the one in charge – We ate here on a vaca to New York. I can only recommend that you do the Chef's choice tasting selection. We choose the middle price ($100). The meal progessed extremely well and every dish just got better. Our fave was the lobster tempura. I wish I could have it sent here now as my mouth is watering! It was unlike anything I've had with the flavors and textures. if you go there and don't want to spend that much, just order this and share it.
MY favorite Japanese when in NY – I love this place for most of its dishes, especially rock shrimp tempura and the Kobe beef made capachio style. I would not recommend the expensive chef designed for you thing because half of it you won't like.
A friend who is really into sushu (not my thing) says the sushi is the freshest, but I feel it's good but a bit over priced.
ok nobu – wow the food is expensive ,but is ok sushi just because the name is nobu but i had a nice diner there.
and they say the fish come from sukiji market in japan to be honest with you i dont really know the different.but overall is good place other than the over price sushi.
well... – I understand that Nobu is now an institution and I don't doubt that it once was, but for Christ sakes, there are a number of starred restaurants in this city that have been open for more than ten years and don't rest on their laurels. I had the grave misfortune of being seated near the kitchen or where the food seemed to be coming from anyway...and wow! You want a behind the scenes reality-tv perspective..here you go! I had no idea the meal came with entertainment..even if it was to my detriment.
I had a later reservation, which in their world is 9:45..because by the time our waiter got the drinks on the table, they were telling us the kitchen was closing. What???? Never in my life have I been encountered with a closing kitchen when I have a reservation, right after the drinks are on the table. Is this a diner? or did I have a reservation? The host-staff was nice enough..but from the second I sat down, I felt rushed. One server asked us what we wanted to drink before we were even seated. The service was a bit tense, I suppose because of the whole trying to get out of there situation stated before, but the best part was after about an hour after we sat down- after we had ordered too many dishes under the pressure of a closing kitchen..we couldn't help but notice that our waiter was odd. Very professional at first but as the evening progressed. the service became more casual. Maybe because we were one of the last 5 tables in there. But come on Nobu, don't take reservations past a certain time if that means we have pay not only for the food but also to see your staff intoxicated. I have plenty of money to spend elsewhere.
Nothing Special – Absolutely nothing special about this place. A couple of the preparations are unique and taste good, but it is a very poor value. $20 for a shot glass of spicy salmon tartar? $27 for a mid range 7oz beaker of cold sake? The service is technically competent but surly and uninvolved (not a a too cool for school thing) they just don't care and seem bored.
2 of us spent $250 including tip for a small dinner that has no standouts. If this place was exactly the same but called Joe's next door and run by a regular chef- no one would go.
Not what I expected – Food was ok nothing special . very overpriced for what it is.
I expected more elegance it was like any regular sushi joint .
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