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105 Hudson St. (Franklin St.) Send to Phone
212-219-0500 | Menu
See-and-be-seen crowd savoring sublime sashimi and sushi. Go behind the scenes of Nobu New York! Watch our exclusive interview with restaurateur Drew Nieporent on's YouTube Channel.
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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly
Open late Fri.-Sat.

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4.5 rating over 8 reviews

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Nobu New York Restaurant Review

: This New York outpost of Nobuyuki Matsuhisa's Los Angeles original has spawned hordes of imitators and inspired fierce devotion among diners. When Matsuhisa is seeing to his other restaurants, his chefs are equally capable of the stunning gastronomic pyrotechnics, doing justice to his trend-setting New Age Japanese cuisine with its South American and Californian overtones. The crowd is a blend of see-and-be-seen Downtowners and Uptown power-brokers arriving by limo, and you can only get a reservation if you call the public number well in advance or know the restaurant's private number. But once you're in, you can have a great (and very expensive) meal: course after course of thrilling creations announcing pure and clean flavors amid elaborate preparations. Nobu's ingredients are of the finest class. Try new-style sashimi or the multicourse chef's choice --- omakase --- menu (be sure to specify how much you want to spend or else be prepared to spend big). It may include such signature dishes as bigeye and bluefin toro tartare with caviar; monkfish pâté with caviar; sea urchin tempura; or the lobster with wasabi pepper sauce. Japanese beers and sakés blend in with a good selection of wines. Desserts speak to a transcultural East-West schizophrenia --- some would be at home at the TriBeCa Grill down the block. Nobu has a casual urban feel while featuring flamboyant décor along a theme-park Japanese path: beechwood floors are stenciled with cherry blossoms; tall birch-tree columns rise to a high ceiling. The sushi bar stools have chopsticks-like legs --- modern while country and very rococo. In response to complaints that it was near impossible to get a reservation, the owners opened Next Door Nobu, an equally striking spot, with a similar menu, that has a first-come first-served seating policy.

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