Nobu Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 40 W 57th St

    New York, NY 10019

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  • 212-757-3000

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I have been to many sushi restuarants and found phenomenal ones from authentic Japanese to fusion. Given the reputable name of this place, I was hoping for at least great content. Instead I got a little less than mediocre sushi for outrageous prices. I mean come on 6 tiny little pieces of spicy tuna that's not even fresh (or even spicy; is this even tuna?!). I can get way bigger pieces for way better taste for at least 50% percent less of the price. You'd have to spend at least $100 here to not maybe not go away hungry and even then you wouldn't be satisfied for the quality and taste. I expect really melt in your mouth sushi for the price they charge. Morimoto is a way better sushi place among the high end places. Even then I have found way better sushi places if not the best in Chicago and Atlanta believe it or no. And for the value in NYC one is way better off at Sharuku, Je-Bon, and Zen Noodle, all in St Marks Place. Particularly with Zen Noodle where sushi is always half off if you order at least $16 worth. How did Nobu get so popular at all with their underwhelming sushi?!! You're only paying for decor really. There's just too many overpriced sushi places in midtown!!

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★☆☆☆☆

I have been to many sushi restuarants and found phenomenal ones from authentic Japanese to fusion. Given the reputable name of this place, I was hoping for at least great content. Instead I got a little less than mediocre sushi for outrageous prices. I mean come on 6 tiny little pieces of spicy tuna that's not even fresh (or even spicy; is this even tuna?!). I can get way bigger pieces for way better taste for at least 50% percent less of the price. You'd have to spend at least $100 here to not maybe not go away hungry and even then you wouldn't be satisfied for the quality and taste. I expect really melt in your mouth sushi for the price they charge. Morimoto is a way better sushi place among the high end places. Even then I have found way better sushi places if not the best in Chicago and Atlanta believe it or no. And for the value in NYC one is way better off at Sharuku, Je-Bon, and Zen Noodle, all in St Marks Place. Particularly with Zen Noodle where sushi is always half off if you order at least $16 worth. How did Nobu get so popular at all with their underwhelming sushi?!! You're only paying for decor really. There's just too many overpriced sushi places in midtown!!

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Whether you have a reservation or not in this very pricey restaurant, you feel very rushed. The food is fairly salty, the experience is not so "special" and it is rather pricey taking into consideration the "small portions" that you are served. Better choices around NYC for dishes as well as sushi.

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★☆☆☆☆

Whether you have a reservation or not in this very pricey restaurant, you feel very rushed. The food is fairly salty, the experience is not so "special" and it is rather pricey taking into consideration the "small portions" that you are served. Better choices around NYC for dishes as well as sushi.

Pros: nice presentation

Cons: pricey,rush, rush service not fine dining

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I LOVE this place! I went here one night with my boyfriend and he never likes any of the places I pick (picky eater) ....well he loved Nobu 57! We will both be back!

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★★★★☆

I LOVE this place! I went here one night with my boyfriend and he never likes any of the places I pick (picky eater) ....well he loved Nobu 57! We will both be back!

Pros: Amazing food! Fast service!

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The location is pretty easy to find and the decor is very nice - lot's of wood and it almost makes you feel as if your in a large ship - maybe that's just me.

Seating is usually very prompt and comfortable.
The table's are not too close so you do have a somewhat intimate feel with the dim lighting.

The menu is amazing - the food is so fresh and perfectly combined to bring out the best flavors.
I highly recommend : Yellowtail Sashimi with jalapeo which simply melts in your mouth and brings just a tang of spice with the pepper + Wagyu beef!

The only thing I wasn't too keen on was being told that I had to order quick & be done because they had another seating schedule in an hour ? um yeah no.
With the money spent for dinner I should be able to enjoy my tasty morsels in peace.

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★★★★★

The location is pretty easy to find and the decor is very nice - lot's of wood and it almost makes you feel as if your in a large ship - maybe that's just me.

Seating is usually very prompt and comfortable.
The table's are not too close so you do have a somewhat intimate feel with the dim lighting.

The menu is amazing - the food is so fresh and perfectly combined to bring out the best flavors.
I highly recommend : Yellowtail Sashimi with jalapeo which simply melts in your mouth and brings just a tang of spice with the pepper + Wagyu beef!

The only thing I wasn't too keen on was being told that I had to order quick & be done because they had another seating schedule in an hour ? um yeah no.
With the money spent for dinner I should be able to enjoy my tasty morsels in peace.

Pros: large comfortable space, amazing menu, knowledgable servers

Cons: rushed

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Nobu 57 is the perfect spot to entertain out of town guests during your lunch break if you work in Midtown. It's upscale and chic without breaking the bank. I ordered the signature Miso Black Cod while my friends ordered the Chilean Sea Bass with Black Bean Sauce and the Lunch Bento Box. Although the bento box black cod was small, for $45 they really enjoyed being able to sample the signature dishes in one sitting: Sashimi Salad, Assorted Sushi, Miso Soup, Vegetable Spicy Garlic, Black Cod with Miso and Rock Shrimp Tempura with Creamy Spicy Sauce.

I don't feel the need to go back often, but it's a nice option when you want to enjoy an upscale meal or impress people looking to eat at a restaurant with the celebrity chef status of Nobu Matsushita.

PS - I bought the cookbook and will be trying out these recipes asap!

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★★★★☆

Nobu 57 is the perfect spot to entertain out of town guests during your lunch break if you work in Midtown. It's upscale and chic without breaking the bank. I ordered the signature Miso Black Cod while my friends ordered the Chilean Sea Bass with Black Bean Sauce and the Lunch Bento Box. Although the bento box black cod was small, for $45 they really enjoyed being able to sample the signature dishes in one sitting: Sashimi Salad, Assorted Sushi, Miso Soup, Vegetable Spicy Garlic, Black Cod with Miso and Rock Shrimp Tempura with Creamy Spicy Sauce.

I don't feel the need to go back often, but it's a nice option when you want to enjoy an upscale meal or impress people looking to eat at a restaurant with the celebrity chef status of Nobu Matsushita.

PS - I bought the cookbook and will be trying out these recipes asap!

Pros: easier to get into than Nobu Tribeca

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The scene: Trendy bar downstairs packed with finance folks meeting up for afterwork drinks, boasting about their latest acquisition. The upstairs dining area is more upscale.

The food: We were surprised by the generous portions of the Creamy Spicy Baby Rock Shrimp, which turned out to be deliciously addictive but then again, what battered fried dish loaded with (orange) mayo wouldn??t taste good? The Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeno Pepper was refreshing as an appetizer but nothing too exciting. The Lobster Cevichi which was interesting in a lettuce wrap but was another dish that I didn??t really care about. The miso black cod, Nobu??s signature dish, hit the spot. My dining companion thought that the sauce overpowered the fish. I personally thought it was a bit salty but I really liked it nonetheless and thought it was a solid dish. Morimoto and En Japanese Brasserie still have the better cods though.

The service: Very attentive and knowledgeable; you can definitely distinguish the level of service provided by waiters at a high end restaurant

Overall: We were there for a pre-theater meal so it was a little hurried, which was our own fault. It was a good experience but definitely a pricey one. For a similar price point, and if you wanted really good sushi, Sushi Yasuda might have been a better bet. Come to Nobu for a fancy night out.

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★★★★☆

The scene: Trendy bar downstairs packed with finance folks meeting up for afterwork drinks, boasting about their latest acquisition. The upstairs dining area is more upscale.

The food: We were surprised by the generous portions of the Creamy Spicy Baby Rock Shrimp, which turned out to be deliciously addictive but then again, what battered fried dish loaded with (orange) mayo wouldn??t taste good? The Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeno Pepper was refreshing as an appetizer but nothing too exciting. The Lobster Cevichi which was interesting in a lettuce wrap but was another dish that I didn??t really care about. The miso black cod, Nobu??s signature dish, hit the spot. My dining companion thought that the sauce overpowered the fish. I personally thought it was a bit salty but I really liked it nonetheless and thought it was a solid dish. Morimoto and En Japanese Brasserie still have the better cods though.

The service: Very attentive and knowledgeable; you can definitely distinguish the level of service provided by waiters at a high end restaurant

Overall: We were there for a pre-theater meal so it was a little hurried, which was our own fault. It was a good experience but definitely a pricey one. For a similar price point, and if you wanted really good sushi, Sushi Yasuda might have been a better bet. Come to Nobu for a fancy night out.

Pros: Trendy scene

Cons: Pricey

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First ate at Nobu in Atlantis Bahamas. Best steak tenderloin i have ever had. Now i eat at this location and almost always get the chef' special. Great food and nice decor.

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★★★★★

First ate at Nobu in Atlantis Bahamas. Best steak tenderloin i have ever had. Now i eat at this location and almost always get the chef' special. Great food and nice decor.

Pros: excellent quality

Cons: expensive, small portions

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Having been to Nobu 57 many times, I am still surprised by the negative comments written thru other postings.... mixologists are incredible, service spectacular, food outstanding. I dont understand how people can be so foolish to think that an enjoyable evening is dependent solely on the performance of the rest. and their staff. I spend 4-5 hrs with my wife at nobu each time. From start to finish this has been and I'm sure will a continued wonderful experience.. Try going with someone that you truely enjoy-- nobu 57 and their staff will do nothing but compliment the experience....

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★★★★★

Having been to Nobu 57 many times, I am still surprised by the negative comments written thru other postings.... mixologists are incredible, service spectacular, food outstanding. I dont understand how people can be so foolish to think that an enjoyable evening is dependent solely on the performance of the rest. and their staff. I spend 4-5 hrs with my wife at nobu each time. From start to finish this has been and I'm sure will a continued wonderful experience.. Try going with someone that you truely enjoy-- nobu 57 and their staff will do nothing but compliment the experience....

Pros: ATMOSPHERE

Cons: NIGHT HAD TO END

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if you're coming here for sushi, don't have tunnel vision - they will tell you that it's not their calling card. that being said, both the tuna and salmon sushi were outstanding and the uni (sea urchin) was also surprising if you're into that kind of thing. still, they will encourage you to order a combination of cold and hot dishes beforehand, so we did. the yellowtail sashimi with jalapeno was as good as advertised (be sure and add cilantro to every bite) but the miso cod was a bit sweet for my taste. the soft shell crab appetizer was a nice alternative to the obligatory spider roll. if you saved room for dessert try the PB&J - yes, it's sweet too, but this one's supposed to be!

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★★★★☆

if you're coming here for sushi, don't have tunnel vision - they will tell you that it's not their calling card. that being said, both the tuna and salmon sushi were outstanding and the uni (sea urchin) was also surprising if you're into that kind of thing. still, they will encourage you to order a combination of cold and hot dishes beforehand, so we did. the yellowtail sashimi with jalapeno was as good as advertised (be sure and add cilantro to every bite) but the miso cod was a bit sweet for my taste. the soft shell crab appetizer was a nice alternative to the obligatory spider roll. if you saved room for dessert try the PB&J - yes, it's sweet too, but this one's supposed to be!

Pros: delicate seafood presentation and friendly service

Cons: sushi menu is limited (not their "signature")

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for the $150 Omakase where the cheff is supposed to give you his best, the ingredients were average, service was slow, no one asked me how the meal was before just plopping down the check. Not worth the hype. decor is nice. I've eaten at quite a few japanese restaurants and for $150, not worth it. But if you go to Noby 57, order a la carte. The miso cod is good, the squid and now peas dish is good and the sushi is decent.

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★★★☆☆

for the $150 Omakase where the cheff is supposed to give you his best, the ingredients were average, service was slow, no one asked me how the meal was before just plopping down the check. Not worth the hype. decor is nice. I've eaten at quite a few japanese restaurants and for $150, not worth it. But if you go to Noby 57, order a la carte. The miso cod is good, the squid and now peas dish is good and the sushi is decent.

Pros: Good Miso Cod

Cons: Omakase not good

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Nobu is definately worth all the hype! Wonderful food and EXCELLENT cocktails! A little pricy but it's definately worth the treat every once in awhile. My favorite was the yellowtail and jalapeno sashimi, lobster tacos, and all the sushi rolls. The hostess is a bit snobby, but that's to be expected.

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★★★★★

Nobu is definately worth all the hype! Wonderful food and EXCELLENT cocktails! A little pricy but it's definately worth the treat every once in awhile. My favorite was the yellowtail and jalapeno sashimi, lobster tacos, and all the sushi rolls. The hostess is a bit snobby, but that's to be expected.

Pros: Food, cocktails

Cons: wait time, hostess

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I was there for many times and overall it is a very good experience to eat overthere.
The atmosphere is increadable and the quality of food is great. good luck for all of you over there.

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★★★★☆

I was there for many times and overall it is a very good experience to eat overthere.
The atmosphere is increadable and the quality of food is great. good luck for all of you over there.

Pros: Good customer service

Cons: Too much noise

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I?m from LA, where sushi restaurants are as plentiful as the strip malls, and many sushi places have the best food to offer.
Nobu is a pretty attractive restaurant, but nothing too memorable. Upstairs in the dining room, it?s perfectly dark, if a bit noisy on a Sunday night.
The sushi list at Nobu is pretty short, and they don?t have one of the staples ? Albacore. That alone is a telling sign that Nobu leans more toward hype than substance.
When the sushi arrived (hamachi, a couple of sushi rolls and a few sushi specials), it was quickly apparent that the rice was subpar. Rice should be slightly warm, moist (but not too sticky or gelatinous). Instead, the rice was dry, with a few hard grains. The fish wasn?t memorable. Sushi is supposed to be buttery ? it just melts in your mouth. Not too soft, with some springiness. Nobu?s sushi had none of that texture. It was good to have tried Nobu, but my quest for great sushi continues in NYC. Any suggestions? P.S. Who takes pictures at a restaurant? This is not Applebee?s nor TGIFridays.

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★★☆☆☆

I?m from LA, where sushi restaurants are as plentiful as the strip malls, and many sushi places have the best food to offer.
Nobu is a pretty attractive restaurant, but nothing too memorable. Upstairs in the dining room, it?s perfectly dark, if a bit noisy on a Sunday night.
The sushi list at Nobu is pretty short, and they don?t have one of the staples ? Albacore. That alone is a telling sign that Nobu leans more toward hype than substance.
When the sushi arrived (hamachi, a couple of sushi rolls and a few sushi specials), it was quickly apparent that the rice was subpar. Rice should be slightly warm, moist (but not too sticky or gelatinous). Instead, the rice was dry, with a few hard grains. The fish wasn?t memorable. Sushi is supposed to be buttery ? it just melts in your mouth. Not too soft, with some springiness. Nobu?s sushi had none of that texture. It was good to have tried Nobu, but my quest for great sushi continues in NYC. Any suggestions? P.S. Who takes pictures at a restaurant? This is not Applebee?s nor TGIFridays.

Pros: nice location

Cons: average food

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You can never say this is a great Japanese restaurant but it is a good restaurant. The food is tasty, the service competent and the atmosphere perfectly fine. Because there are so few good places to meet after work in Midtown, I give Nobu 57 one more star than I think it deserves. Still I do recommend it to people who are looking for a good place to meet friends and colleagues for cocktails and snacks.

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★★★☆☆

You can never say this is a great Japanese restaurant but it is a good restaurant. The food is tasty, the service competent and the atmosphere perfectly fine. Because there are so few good places to meet after work in Midtown, I give Nobu 57 one more star than I think it deserves. Still I do recommend it to people who are looking for a good place to meet friends and colleagues for cocktails and snacks.

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This is the best sushi you have ever had in your life. IT is world class, very expensive but absolutely worth it. It is hard to get into but once you get that reservation you have to go and enjoy every minute of it. There is no comparison

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★★★★★

This is the best sushi you have ever had in your life. IT is world class, very expensive but absolutely worth it. It is hard to get into but once you get that reservation you have to go and enjoy every minute of it. There is no comparison

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We were there a little over a year ago and loved the food. We ordered the signature dishes which were very good. This past October we went back for the $150 omakase. It was a big mistake. It was a little appalling that one of the dishes was miso soup. The kobe beef was chewy and difficult to bite into not to mention that it was soaking in soy sauce by the time we ate it (I think they brought the dish out BEFORE we were done with our last tasting and so we did not have time to eat it until we were done & therefore it was soaking in the soy sauce for a bit of time). Also, when asked what the dish was that we just had, sometimes we would get these looks like we were bothering the server with unimportant questions, and I actually thought that sometimes the answer this particular server gave us she was not certain about. I figured for $150/person, our questions would not be such a nuisance. To top it off, at some point we were "scolded" for taking a picture. That personally ruined my evening.

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★★☆☆☆

We were there a little over a year ago and loved the food. We ordered the signature dishes which were very good. This past October we went back for the $150 omakase. It was a big mistake. It was a little appalling that one of the dishes was miso soup. The kobe beef was chewy and difficult to bite into not to mention that it was soaking in soy sauce by the time we ate it (I think they brought the dish out BEFORE we were done with our last tasting and so we did not have time to eat it until we were done & therefore it was soaking in the soy sauce for a bit of time). Also, when asked what the dish was that we just had, sometimes we would get these looks like we were bothering the server with unimportant questions, and I actually thought that sometimes the answer this particular server gave us she was not certain about. I figured for $150/person, our questions would not be such a nuisance. To top it off, at some point we were "scolded" for taking a picture. That personally ruined my evening.

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My husband and I made reservations a month in advance and did not have to wait to be seated when we arrived (around 9:30 on a Friday). It was crowded, but the seating still allows for a somewhat quiet experience. Our server was extremely attentive and helpful, making appreciated suggestions. All of our dishes were timed perfectly in terms of when they were served. We ordered the more common NOBU dishes, the jalapeno sashimi tuna, a lobster salad, rock shrimp tempura, miso black cod, and chocolate bento box, and these signature dishes did not disappoint! I had read negative comments on the sushi so I did not order any. All of our dishes were fresh, well presented, and delicious. I had a martini and my husband had two glasses of wine. Yes, it was pricey, but not really different from other meals we had in the city. Many have complained about a "picture policy"-are you kidding me? Who wants to have flashes blinding them in a appropriately dark restaurant. Who needs a picture of dinner. Grow up and realize this isn't your prom.

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★★★★★

My husband and I made reservations a month in advance and did not have to wait to be seated when we arrived (around 9:30 on a Friday). It was crowded, but the seating still allows for a somewhat quiet experience. Our server was extremely attentive and helpful, making appreciated suggestions. All of our dishes were timed perfectly in terms of when they were served. We ordered the more common NOBU dishes, the jalapeno sashimi tuna, a lobster salad, rock shrimp tempura, miso black cod, and chocolate bento box, and these signature dishes did not disappoint! I had read negative comments on the sushi so I did not order any. All of our dishes were fresh, well presented, and delicious. I had a martini and my husband had two glasses of wine. Yes, it was pricey, but not really different from other meals we had in the city. Many have complained about a "picture policy"-are you kidding me? Who wants to have flashes blinding them in a appropriately dark restaurant. Who needs a picture of dinner. Grow up and realize this isn't your prom.

Pros: Signature dishes still meet expectations; expertly timed service

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over priced. under served. tried it time and time again and will not do again. we had a very expensive bill and all were totally unhappy with all around service. they need to up the customer service and be happy that people are spending $1500+ to dine there with a table of 6 or more. many more places in the city to go to than this one. over played! do something else! really
we were a table of 8 and it was a special night. but their attitude was "no photos" and "we have other customers more important". interesting, as i would have thought all customers were important. anyway, not my first time out in NYC and i was VERY disappointed as it seemed like a lot of effort to make our night miserable verse making us happy.

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★☆☆☆☆

over priced. under served. tried it time and time again and will not do again. we had a very expensive bill and all were totally unhappy with all around service. they need to up the customer service and be happy that people are spending $1500+ to dine there with a table of 6 or more. many more places in the city to go to than this one. over played! do something else! really
we were a table of 8 and it was a special night. but their attitude was "no photos" and "we have other customers more important". interesting, as i would have thought all customers were important. anyway, not my first time out in NYC and i was VERY disappointed as it seemed like a lot of effort to make our night miserable verse making us happy.

Pros: convenient but other less played out Sushi places are around the corner

Cons: bad customer service from management level down. overpaid. bad service. you are just a number.

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Food was good, but they have a STRICT POLICY OF NO PICTURE TAKING. Not sure why. Makes no sense to me. I just paid $400 for dinner. I think I should be allowed to take a picture or two.

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★☆☆☆☆

Food was good, but they have a STRICT POLICY OF NO PICTURE TAKING. Not sure why. Makes no sense to me. I just paid $400 for dinner. I think I should be allowed to take a picture or two.

Cons: No picture taking allowed.

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I was there 2 days ago and really the food was very delicious and the service was extra ordinary for a place like that. My boy friend amazed with my choice for this place and he will let me decide also for our next time out.
The pricing was convenient and the I think it is very highly recommended place.Thanks

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★★★★☆

I was there 2 days ago and really the food was very delicious and the service was extra ordinary for a place like that. My boy friend amazed with my choice for this place and he will let me decide also for our next time out.
The pricing was convenient and the I think it is very highly recommended place.Thanks

Pros: Fantastic Ambience

Cons: None

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After reading these reviews and hearing nothing but good things about this place I decided to give it a try. I must admit I was VERY disappointed! I made reservations and it still took half an hour to sit me (I don?t think people without reservation can even get in!). The menu (for sushi anyways) was VERY small! I mean they had maybe 15 types of rolls at a VERY overpriced price ($10 for California roll!?). I must admit the sushi was small and HORRIBLE! I can understand paying and getting what you pay for but this is absurd! Anyways, long wait, bad service, HIGH price, bad good = STAY AWAY!

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★★☆☆☆

After reading these reviews and hearing nothing but good things about this place I decided to give it a try. I must admit I was VERY disappointed! I made reservations and it still took half an hour to sit me (I don?t think people without reservation can even get in!). The menu (for sushi anyways) was VERY small! I mean they had maybe 15 types of rolls at a VERY overpriced price ($10 for California roll!?). I must admit the sushi was small and HORRIBLE! I can understand paying and getting what you pay for but this is absurd! Anyways, long wait, bad service, HIGH price, bad good = STAY AWAY!

Pros: NOTHING

Cons: Atmosphere

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Went to Nobu after our ritual "Sunday Funday". Started at the Jean George, moved to Mandarin Oriental, and ended at Nobu quite toasted. Had some amazing drinks that the cute bartender Phil served to us. The food was out of this world. My only complaint was that I ordered a salad that was $39 thinking it was $9 ( we drank all day) but it was delicious and would probably get it again!

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★★★★☆

Went to Nobu after our ritual "Sunday Funday". Started at the Jean George, moved to Mandarin Oriental, and ended at Nobu quite toasted. Had some amazing drinks that the cute bartender Phil served to us. The food was out of this world. My only complaint was that I ordered a salad that was $39 thinking it was $9 ( we drank all day) but it was delicious and would probably get it again!

Pros: Cute Bartender and Great Food

Cons: Pricey

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friends came up from miami. had dinner reservations at 7:30. expected to wait at least 30 mins due to some reviews on here, but our table was ready once we walked in (there were 4 of us). sea bass was excellent and rock shrimp was creative. waiters didn't rush us out despite the crowd and our staying a bit to talk after we finished our courses/drinks. will check out again when back in the apple.

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★★★★★

friends came up from miami. had dinner reservations at 7:30. expected to wait at least 30 mins due to some reviews on here, but our table was ready once we walked in (there were 4 of us). sea bass was excellent and rock shrimp was creative. waiters didn't rush us out despite the crowd and our staying a bit to talk after we finished our courses/drinks. will check out again when back in the apple.

Pros: attentive staff, food

Cons: crowded, but that's expected on a friday night

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When we went the first time in February with 'regulars' we were treated like royalty. Second time around (alone) we were rushed through the meal constantly being told they needed the table by 9 pm. What a joke. That was the end of February. Third time around we went very early. We were all adults surrounded with tables filled with toddlers and tweens. When we were sent upstairs 'Howard' the 'head man' had our name wrong. Then he asked if we were going to the theater?????? When I laughed and said no he said he needed the table by 9 but we would have plenty of time. WHO THE HELL DOES HE THINK HE IS? Before we even sit down he tells us what time we have to leave. Having said all that: the service was impeccable. The food was sensational. Water glasses constantly being filled. Utmost attention from waitstaff. The room is too big, loud and 'cold ' compared to Nobu on Hudson. Besides an unforgiveable beginning, the meal was well worth the $300(three people). Money well spent. And we were out by 9! (Got there 6:30)

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★★★★★

When we went the first time in February with 'regulars' we were treated like royalty. Second time around (alone) we were rushed through the meal constantly being told they needed the table by 9 pm. What a joke. That was the end of February. Third time around we went very early. We were all adults surrounded with tables filled with toddlers and tweens. When we were sent upstairs 'Howard' the 'head man' had our name wrong. Then he asked if we were going to the theater?????? When I laughed and said no he said he needed the table by 9 but we would have plenty of time. WHO THE HELL DOES HE THINK HE IS? Before we even sit down he tells us what time we have to leave. Having said all that: the service was impeccable. The food was sensational. Water glasses constantly being filled. Utmost attention from waitstaff. The room is too big, loud and 'cold ' compared to Nobu on Hudson. Besides an unforgiveable beginning, the meal was well worth the $300(three people). Money well spent. And we were out by 9! (Got there 6:30)

Pros: food food food service

Cons: Howard needs some people lessons

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In this city you can pay $100 person at a number of restaurants. This is THE only restaurant that I will always go back to and never mind spending $400 on dinner. Why? Consistently exceptional quality. I've had the black cod, chilean sea bass & rock shrimp over a dozen times and each time it is absolutely amazing and always cooked to absolute perfection.

In terms of some complaining about the price...what?

The cold/hot dishes range from $18-32...

Rock Shrimp - $18
Black Cod - $24ish
Chilean Sea Bass - $28

These are not the biggest portions but they are perfect for what the experience is about. For a party of two you should easily order 5-6 dishes throughout the course of the meal. Skip the sushi! Go for a few cold & hot dishes, 1 entree (always scallops for me) and a dessert. For two this is fine. You never really feel full at Nobu because you're not stuffing big macs and a 32oz coke down your throat. It's quality food and after a correctly portioned meal you will feel satisfied but never full.

The last time I went they've started doing specials which are great. If they have it when you go try the Cauliflower (I think grilled) with jalapeno sauce. Excellent. Plus they have a number of great wines in the $30-$40 range. Your server, some better than the others but i've never had a bad one, will make a great recommendation.

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★★★★★

In this city you can pay $100 person at a number of restaurants. This is THE only restaurant that I will always go back to and never mind spending $400 on dinner. Why? Consistently exceptional quality. I've had the black cod, chilean sea bass & rock shrimp over a dozen times and each time it is absolutely amazing and always cooked to absolute perfection.

In terms of some complaining about the price...what?

The cold/hot dishes range from $18-32...

Rock Shrimp - $18
Black Cod - $24ish
Chilean Sea Bass - $28

These are not the biggest portions but they are perfect for what the experience is about. For a party of two you should easily order 5-6 dishes throughout the course of the meal. Skip the sushi! Go for a few cold & hot dishes, 1 entree (always scallops for me) and a dessert. For two this is fine. You never really feel full at Nobu because you're not stuffing big macs and a 32oz coke down your throat. It's quality food and after a correctly portioned meal you will feel satisfied but never full.

The last time I went they've started doing specials which are great. If they have it when you go try the Cauliflower (I think grilled) with jalapeno sauce. Excellent. Plus they have a number of great wines in the $30-$40 range. Your server, some better than the others but i've never had a bad one, will make a great recommendation.

Pros: Exceptional Quality Ingredients, Consistency, Service, Decor

Cons: 5:45 reservations will never seat at 5:45, Hard to get a reservation

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After hearing so many good things about Nobu, and because we were visiting New York, we had to try it. The restaurant was very swanky looking, cool architecture and decor. The wait staff was very good and very attentive, our waiter gave us some good recommendations on the menu. We ordered sake and japanese beer to drink. Some of the dishes we had were the black cod with miso which was amazing and the rock shrimp tempura which was also very delicious. In fact, everything we ordered was amazing, but my only complaint was the portion sizes were SO SMALL! We were told the dishes were supposed to be "family style" and to order at least 4 for our table (we were a party of 4). So, we ordered 2 cold dishes, 3 hot dishes, two sushi rolls and some sushi. We were all still hungry when we got done, but knew we had already racked up a hefty bill, so we left and ate a real meal after! I don't mind paying a lot for exceptional food, but I would at least like to be full when I'm done eating! We could've had our entire meal be an appetizer! I don't think we'll be returning to this place.

1
★★★☆☆

After hearing so many good things about Nobu, and because we were visiting New York, we had to try it. The restaurant was very swanky looking, cool architecture and decor. The wait staff was very good and very attentive, our waiter gave us some good recommendations on the menu. We ordered sake and japanese beer to drink. Some of the dishes we had were the black cod with miso which was amazing and the rock shrimp tempura which was also very delicious. In fact, everything we ordered was amazing, but my only complaint was the portion sizes were SO SMALL! We were told the dishes were supposed to be "family style" and to order at least 4 for our table (we were a party of 4). So, we ordered 2 cold dishes, 3 hot dishes, two sushi rolls and some sushi. We were all still hungry when we got done, but knew we had already racked up a hefty bill, so we left and ate a real meal after! I don't mind paying a lot for exceptional food, but I would at least like to be full when I'm done eating! We could've had our entire meal be an appetizer! I don't think we'll be returning to this place.

Pros: Amazing food, cool location, very posh

Cons: Miniscule portion sizes, you don't get what you pay for

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The food is good as is the service. But the hostesses in front are ridiculously rude. It's not like that downtown at Nobu or Nobu Next Door. They need to put professionals who are curtious at the front door and remind them that they're there to serve the customer. Without the customer, they're bagging at Waldbaums. In addition, how come everytime I'm there at 5:45 the staff is still in a 'meeting' and we don't sit until 6:00. It's happened 3 times so far and frankly, I think they're just trying to get a small crown by the bar so it looks busy. Once you're upstairs - a totally different atmosphere.

2
★★★★☆

The food is good as is the service. But the hostesses in front are ridiculously rude. It's not like that downtown at Nobu or Nobu Next Door. They need to put professionals who are curtious at the front door and remind them that they're there to serve the customer. Without the customer, they're bagging at Waldbaums. In addition, how come everytime I'm there at 5:45 the staff is still in a 'meeting' and we don't sit until 6:00. It's happened 3 times so far and frankly, I think they're just trying to get a small crown by the bar so it looks busy. Once you're upstairs - a totally different atmosphere.

Pros: Great food

Cons: Rude hostesses and waiting for restaurant to open late

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I was expecting an outstanding experience when I brought my girlfriend there to celebrate her birthday with our friends. Unfortunately the omikase was absolutely DISAPPOINTING! First of all, one of our six courses was MISO soup. Not truffled miso soup... just miso soup. From your neighborhood dive sushi joint. But generally I can tolerate ordinary food, as long as the service is outstanding. However, the service was substandard. The staff was clearly overextended. And everyone around us was calling for the wait staff. At the end of the meal and after three bottles of wine between the six of us, we were all in foul moods. It was a poorly spent 3 hours in NYC.

I would not recommend this establishment. There are too many other oustanding places to spend your hard-earned money!

0
★☆☆☆☆

I was expecting an outstanding experience when I brought my girlfriend there to celebrate her birthday with our friends. Unfortunately the omikase was absolutely DISAPPOINTING! First of all, one of our six courses was MISO soup. Not truffled miso soup... just miso soup. From your neighborhood dive sushi joint. But generally I can tolerate ordinary food, as long as the service is outstanding. However, the service was substandard. The staff was clearly overextended. And everyone around us was calling for the wait staff. At the end of the meal and after three bottles of wine between the six of us, we were all in foul moods. It was a poorly spent 3 hours in NYC.

I would not recommend this establishment. There are too many other oustanding places to spend your hard-earned money!

Pros: Good reputation

Cons: Overrated, horrible service, bad value

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I loved everything about this restaurant. It was so beautiful, I had the most delicious martini that I ever had. The service was perfect, everyone was informative and so nice. The food was amazing: I recommend the sea bass. I even got to see Cameron Diaz! Even though I drank TOO much Sake and could barely walk down the stairs...I highly recommend Nobu's 57.

2
★★★★★

I loved everything about this restaurant. It was so beautiful, I had the most delicious martini that I ever had. The service was perfect, everyone was informative and so nice. The food was amazing: I recommend the sea bass. I even got to see Cameron Diaz! Even though I drank TOO much Sake and could barely walk down the stairs...I highly recommend Nobu's 57.

Pros: everything was perfect

Cons: Had to stand by the bar--no seating--waited for awhile

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My boyfriend took me here this past Saturday night for my birthday. We had reservations for 8:30 and arrived just before 9 and were seated right away. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu items and gave recommendations on what we should order. We put our fate into his hands and ordered everything that he recommended. I've never eaten raw anything so I figured this would be the best place to have my first dining experience. I loved the food here and this place is definitely up there with my all time favorite restaurants.
His fav: Black Cod With Miso, Rock Shrimp Tempura With Creamy Spicy Sauce
My fav: Yellowtail Sashimi With Jalape?o, Rock Shrimp Tempura With Creamy Spicy Sauce

Definitely visiting again!

2
★★★★★

My boyfriend took me here this past Saturday night for my birthday. We had reservations for 8:30 and arrived just before 9 and were seated right away. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu items and gave recommendations on what we should order. We put our fate into his hands and ordered everything that he recommended. I've never eaten raw anything so I figured this would be the best place to have my first dining experience. I loved the food here and this place is definitely up there with my all time favorite restaurants.
His fav: Black Cod With Miso, Rock Shrimp Tempura With Creamy Spicy Sauce
My fav: Yellowtail Sashimi With Jalape?o, Rock Shrimp Tempura With Creamy Spicy Sauce

Definitely visiting again!

Pros: Food & Service - Must order Yellowtail Sashimi With Jalape?o

Cons: None

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Nobu is always a pleasure to go to. The food is great and is ALWAYS consistent. The yellowtail with jalapeno, the kobe beef tataki, the sushi and the "mochi ice cream" (ice cream with a gooey rice coating) are worth the splurge. The service is good too with many managers roaming the floor. The restaurant is very trendy and has that NY feel to it. Have a lychee martini in their downstairs lounge (at Nobu 57).

1
★★★☆☆

Nobu is always a pleasure to go to. The food is great and is ALWAYS consistent. The yellowtail with jalapeno, the kobe beef tataki, the sushi and the "mochi ice cream" (ice cream with a gooey rice coating) are worth the splurge. The service is good too with many managers roaming the floor. The restaurant is very trendy and has that NY feel to it. Have a lychee martini in their downstairs lounge (at Nobu 57).

Pros: Consistent delicious food, trendy

Cons: Difficult to get into

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Without a reservation we came here for dinner on a Saturday night. We were given a table within 20 minutes after having a quick drink at the bar. The service was excellent. We ordered the yellowtail jalapeno, lobster salad, tuna tacos,arctic char special, miso cod, and the oysters. Every dish was spectacular and the sake we ordered was perfect. They didn't rush us, and after dinner we had a drink at the bar downstairs until the restaurant closed. Perfect dining experience!

2
★★★★★

Without a reservation we came here for dinner on a Saturday night. We were given a table within 20 minutes after having a quick drink at the bar. The service was excellent. We ordered the yellowtail jalapeno, lobster salad, tuna tacos,arctic char special, miso cod, and the oysters. Every dish was spectacular and the sake we ordered was perfect. They didn't rush us, and after dinner we had a drink at the bar downstairs until the restaurant closed. Perfect dining experience!

Pros: Service, atmosphere, food

Cons: price

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I've read all the other reviews and want to address a recurring theme. Look, you don't go to Nobu for sushi - it's not what they're known for and they will tell you that. There are hundreds of sushi restaurants in Manhattan; if all you want is chicken teriyaki, rolls and sashimi, then go elsewhere. Nobu is about being adventurous and having a completely different experience with Japanese cuisine. Judging them on their sushi is just ridiculous. And for the record, I've never had a bad sushi roll there - I don't know what they do differently with their spicy tuna roll, but it's amazing. Step out of the box, have a sense of adventure, and let the staff lead you through the menu. Go elsewhere for your sushi rolls.

2
★★★★★

I've read all the other reviews and want to address a recurring theme. Look, you don't go to Nobu for sushi - it's not what they're known for and they will tell you that. There are hundreds of sushi restaurants in Manhattan; if all you want is chicken teriyaki, rolls and sashimi, then go elsewhere. Nobu is about being adventurous and having a completely different experience with Japanese cuisine. Judging them on their sushi is just ridiculous. And for the record, I've never had a bad sushi roll there - I don't know what they do differently with their spicy tuna roll, but it's amazing. Step out of the box, have a sense of adventure, and let the staff lead you through the menu. Go elsewhere for your sushi rolls.

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Customer service is definitely not their strong point at this hustling wanna be downtown hot spot. If you appreciate the beautiful model type bar and wait staff, and don't care if you're treated like a second class citizen, then you will really enjoy your dining experience at this restaurant. Don't plan to dine for more than the alloted time for which you have reserved the table as you will be asked to leave when the next reservation arrives for your table. Delays in the kitchen are not an excuse!! Management will offer you a seat at the bar, if you can find one, but will refuse to compensate you for the inconvenience. They are happy to take your money but are also happy to see you leave...unless of course you are one of the coveted celebrities that help them to freely advertise in the gossip rags. The sushi was good, the famous miso cod was quite fishy, and I left with a rumbling stomach and an empty wallet. There are too many wonderful Sushi & Japanese restaurants in NYC to even give this one a second chance. This place gets a two thumbs down!!

1
★★☆☆☆

Customer service is definitely not their strong point at this hustling wanna be downtown hot spot. If you appreciate the beautiful model type bar and wait staff, and don't care if you're treated like a second class citizen, then you will really enjoy your dining experience at this restaurant. Don't plan to dine for more than the alloted time for which you have reserved the table as you will be asked to leave when the next reservation arrives for your table. Delays in the kitchen are not an excuse!! Management will offer you a seat at the bar, if you can find one, but will refuse to compensate you for the inconvenience. They are happy to take your money but are also happy to see you leave...unless of course you are one of the coveted celebrities that help them to freely advertise in the gossip rags. The sushi was good, the famous miso cod was quite fishy, and I left with a rumbling stomach and an empty wallet. There are too many wonderful Sushi & Japanese restaurants in NYC to even give this one a second chance. This place gets a two thumbs down!!

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We went to Nobu 57 on our recent New York City trip. It was our first time visiting this Nobu, having previously dined at the original as well as Nobu in Miami. Nobu 57 definetly lives up to the standards of the others. The service was great and our waiter was very helpful and attentive. The miso cod was just as good as the other locations and the creamy spicy shrimp were great as always. The bar scene downstairs is very lively, especially for after work drinks.

2
★★★★★

We went to Nobu 57 on our recent New York City trip. It was our first time visiting this Nobu, having previously dined at the original as well as Nobu in Miami. Nobu 57 definetly lives up to the standards of the others. The service was great and our waiter was very helpful and attentive. The miso cod was just as good as the other locations and the creamy spicy shrimp were great as always. The bar scene downstairs is very lively, especially for after work drinks.

Pros: Atmosphere, Food

Cons: Noisy, Pricey

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This is my favorite sushi place in midtown. A fun place to get dressed and head to dinner with friends. Not super trendy, but still very nice.
Favorite dish: Yellowtail Sashimi w/ jalepenos! So delicious.

2
★★★★☆

This is my favorite sushi place in midtown. A fun place to get dressed and head to dinner with friends. Not super trendy, but still very nice.
Favorite dish: Yellowtail Sashimi w/ jalepenos! So delicious.

Pros: Great food

Cons: Main dinning area decor is a little small for large space.

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While on vacation from Los Angeles last week, me and my girlfriend visited Nobu57. Before this time, we've dined at Nobu's downtown, and in Los Angeles!, but we liked Nobu57 very much. I had the Miso codfish dinner which was very good! She had the sushi which was "average", depending upon your sushi experiences elsewhere. Even though the portions of food were on the small side, the menu was vast, and creative. The wait staff was very respectful,knowledgeable, and attentive, but not pesky ,hawking, nor intrusive!LOL! The atmosphere is pleasant!, and ranges the spectrum from casual to upscale., but, it's a large, open, and quite sociable enivironment!,SOOO, if you seek a small, quiet, and intimate setting, you may not get your wish. Nobu57 has a good,well stocked bar with a wide variety of popular drinks, and with knowledgeable, courteous, and attentive bar staff. Nobu57 is very easy to visit either by public or private transportation!

2
★★★★☆

While on vacation from Los Angeles last week, me and my girlfriend visited Nobu57. Before this time, we've dined at Nobu's downtown, and in Los Angeles!, but we liked Nobu57 very much. I had the Miso codfish dinner which was very good! She had the sushi which was "average", depending upon your sushi experiences elsewhere. Even though the portions of food were on the small side, the menu was vast, and creative. The wait staff was very respectful,knowledgeable, and attentive, but not pesky ,hawking, nor intrusive!LOL! The atmosphere is pleasant!, and ranges the spectrum from casual to upscale., but, it's a large, open, and quite sociable enivironment!,SOOO, if you seek a small, quiet, and intimate setting, you may not get your wish. Nobu57 has a good,well stocked bar with a wide variety of popular drinks, and with knowledgeable, courteous, and attentive bar staff. Nobu57 is very easy to visit either by public or private transportation!

Pros: Good Food, Pleasant Environment, and Knowledgeable, Courteous, and Attentive Staff!

Cons: Pricey!, and not the place for quiet, nor intimacy!LOL!

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Maybe I approached the place with the wrong attitude, but I expected so much more. The decor was okay, but the entire environment was like dining in a cafeteria. So I'm now told that Sushi is not the dish to order, but I learnt that the hard way...I've been to many Sushi restaurants with far better Sushi at half the price. Not that it was bad, but when the food is okay, the atmosphere a little disappointing and the service nothing special, it doesn't exactly draw me back or make me want to recommend it to friends.

1
★★★☆☆

Maybe I approached the place with the wrong attitude, but I expected so much more. The decor was okay, but the entire environment was like dining in a cafeteria. So I'm now told that Sushi is not the dish to order, but I learnt that the hard way...I've been to many Sushi restaurants with far better Sushi at half the price. Not that it was bad, but when the food is okay, the atmosphere a little disappointing and the service nothing special, it doesn't exactly draw me back or make me want to recommend it to friends.

Cons: Nothing outstanding to endear itself

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The reviews I've read are, in my opinion, generally unfair. I moved to New York a year and a half ago and I kept promising I'd go to Nobu, but the cost was always too difficult for me to justify. For my birthday this past year, my fiance took me to Nobu 57 after getting Saturday reservations TWO DAYS BEFORE (I know, insane! The trick is an earlier time--our reservations were for 6 and there were plenty of open spots). We arrived early and took a seat at the bar. I had a Lychee Martini, which perfectly complemented my meal later. If you go, definitely talk to your bartender. The bartenders know a LOT about the food and I got some great tips on what to try. Our bartender also informed me that many of the dishes come in half-orders...but only if you know to ask. So we went upstairs somewhat informed, and our waiter was just fantastic. I ordered the recommendations I'd received for my first two dishes, and my waiter recommended two more dishes based on what I told him of my tastes.

I didn't order any of the sushi.

I'm a patron of Sushi Sasabune in LA, which easily has the best sushi you'll ever come by, and my bartender warned me that the sushi isn't what Nobu's known for. He couldn't have been more right. The dishes were inventive and delicious, but overall my impression was that the fish didn't live up to my Sasabune standards. The dishes worked because they were dishes, not sushi. That said, I still highly recommend the Yellowtail with Jalapeno and Cilantro Sashimi. Awesome.

I also had a half order of the King Crab tempura, the Nobu Ceviche, and the Toro Tartare. Everything was delicious. What a wonderful birthday treat!

2
★★★★★

The reviews I've read are, in my opinion, generally unfair. I moved to New York a year and a half ago and I kept promising I'd go to Nobu, but the cost was always too difficult for me to justify. For my birthday this past year, my fiance took me to Nobu 57 after getting Saturday reservations TWO DAYS BEFORE (I know, insane! The trick is an earlier time--our reservations were for 6 and there were plenty of open spots). We arrived early and took a seat at the bar. I had a Lychee Martini, which perfectly complemented my meal later. If you go, definitely talk to your bartender. The bartenders know a LOT about the food and I got some great tips on what to try. Our bartender also informed me that many of the dishes come in half-orders...but only if you know to ask. So we went upstairs somewhat informed, and our waiter was just fantastic. I ordered the recommendations I'd received for my first two dishes, and my waiter recommended two more dishes based on what I told him of my tastes.

I didn't order any of the sushi.

I'm a patron of Sushi Sasabune in LA, which easily has the best sushi you'll ever come by, and my bartender warned me that the sushi isn't what Nobu's known for. He couldn't have been more right. The dishes were inventive and delicious, but overall my impression was that the fish didn't live up to my Sasabune standards. The dishes worked because they were dishes, not sushi. That said, I still highly recommend the Yellowtail with Jalapeno and Cilantro Sashimi. Awesome.

I also had a half order of the King Crab tempura, the Nobu Ceviche, and the Toro Tartare. Everything was delicious. What a wonderful birthday treat!

Pros: yellowtail sashimi, great service staff, drinks

Cons: pricy

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Great food, great service and great atmosphere. A world class restaurant with world class prices. Don't try to skimp, its going to cost around $200 a head, live with it!

2
★★★★★

Great food, great service and great atmosphere. A world class restaurant with world class prices. Don't try to skimp, its going to cost around $200 a head, live with it!

Pros: Food and Service

Cons: You have to pay, but it is reasonable value

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I've been to Nobu numerous times, different locations, and have always been satisfied. Maybe I'm over it, but here's my Nobu 57 synopsis:
-albeit nicely decorated, looks like a big cafeteria
-had the feel and soul of a chain restaurant
-unfabulous crowd of businessmen and tourists
-what's with the crappy chop sticks?
food was good, but $85pp later (no alcohol), I could have totally used a hamburger.
I would rate it a solid "whatever."

1
★★★☆☆

I've been to Nobu numerous times, different locations, and have always been satisfied. Maybe I'm over it, but here's my Nobu 57 synopsis:
-albeit nicely decorated, looks like a big cafeteria
-had the feel and soul of a chain restaurant
-unfabulous crowd of businessmen and tourists
-what's with the crappy chop sticks?
food was good, but $85pp later (no alcohol), I could have totally used a hamburger.
I would rate it a solid "whatever."

Pros: good food

Cons: high attitude, lame scene, expense

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nice food, nice service, and the sofas on the dining area look really nice too.
called around 4, and got 2 sushi bar seats at 5:45 on Sun.
if you really love sushi, then you may have to try this one for a new flavor.
as I said, I did not have to pay for it. that explains all.
anyway, you are paying for the mood and some other s... after all.

2
★★★★☆

nice food, nice service, and the sofas on the dining area look really nice too.
called around 4, and got 2 sushi bar seats at 5:45 on Sun.
if you really love sushi, then you may have to try this one for a new flavor.
as I said, I did not have to pay for it. that explains all.
anyway, you are paying for the mood and some other s... after all.

Pros: do not have to wear a tie...haha

Cons: ...

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My husband and I truly enjoyed our experience here. We ordered the "upgraded" omikase menu and was not dissapointed! The fish was very fresh and uniquely prepared. The sushi rice was a little hard but still wonderful. Service and ambiance was great. It was pricey but well worth it for a special occasion.

2
★★★★★

My husband and I truly enjoyed our experience here. We ordered the "upgraded" omikase menu and was not dissapointed! The fish was very fresh and uniquely prepared. The sushi rice was a little hard but still wonderful. Service and ambiance was great. It was pricey but well worth it for a special occasion.

Pros: Great food and service

Cons: pricey

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Compared to the original Nobu downtown, this one is more spacious and elegant, but the food is definitely inferior. I would strongly recommend ordering the cooked food (which is still a cut above the competition) and AVOID THE SUSHI, as it is consistently disappointing. Also, due to the location, expect to find lots of suits and tourists.

2
★★★★☆

Compared to the original Nobu downtown, this one is more spacious and elegant, but the food is definitely inferior. I would strongly recommend ordering the cooked food (which is still a cut above the competition) and AVOID THE SUSHI, as it is consistently disappointing. Also, due to the location, expect to find lots of suits and tourists.

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I went there with 6 guests on friday evening expecting the same quality food as the other nobus like the ones in down town and LA.First, the atmosphere reminds me of the dimsum places in Hong Kong, large scale and posh but not stylish.very loud and huge dining room.not my favorite. very touristy.not a place for New Yorkers! Secondly, the food was very disappointing.I started with the ceviche nobu style. I couldn't tast anything else but ginger and vinegar.terrible...and the miso sauced cod, it was OK. (my favorite local japanese restaurent Roppongi has the same dish and actally tast better and half price).and I had sushi dinner as a main dish,the fish was dry and paper thin(not appetiting!)and the rice was as hard as a rock.not any better than the sushi express fast food store near my work.obviousley they had no idea of the art of sushi,not to mention there was a cooked shrimp shushi on my sushi dinner plate in this upscale Japanese retaurent.And our last hope desert.I had bento box. again dry,chocolate cake wasn't impressive...Even fruits in fruit plate was terrible. they were not ripe.None of us was happy with our measl.almost all the food was salty as well.If you know about Japanese food, you won't like this place.It was a toal disappointment....

0
★☆☆☆☆

I went there with 6 guests on friday evening expecting the same quality food as the other nobus like the ones in down town and LA.First, the atmosphere reminds me of the dimsum places in Hong Kong, large scale and posh but not stylish.very loud and huge dining room.not my favorite. very touristy.not a place for New Yorkers! Secondly, the food was very disappointing.I started with the ceviche nobu style. I couldn't tast anything else but ginger and vinegar.terrible...and the miso sauced cod, it was OK. (my favorite local japanese restaurent Roppongi has the same dish and actally tast better and half price).and I had sushi dinner as a main dish,the fish was dry and paper thin(not appetiting!)and the rice was as hard as a rock.not any better than the sushi express fast food store near my work.obviousley they had no idea of the art of sushi,not to mention there was a cooked shrimp shushi on my sushi dinner plate in this upscale Japanese retaurent.And our last hope desert.I had bento box. again dry,chocolate cake wasn't impressive...Even fruits in fruit plate was terrible. they were not ripe.None of us was happy with our measl.almost all the food was salty as well.If you know about Japanese food, you won't like this place.It was a toal disappointment....

Pros: sevice

Cons: food, price

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I came in with friends on a Sunday evening. First we were informed that they wouldn't give us seating in the dinning room for 5 because only 4 of us were present (they weren't busy), then they informed us that they stopped seating in 10 minutes. No matter, we moved to the bar and ordered some sushi. I got an extremely limp California hand roll that I would have sent back in my Seattle sushi place, and my companion asked that they put Ikura in her Salmon skin roll. After about 45 minutes they came back to inform us that it was impossible to add Ikura to a Salmon skin roll. They are rumoured to have 7 sushi chefs on duty, although I haven't confirmed this, but that doesn't seem to be all that challenging a request. Anyway, Sushi was not good, service was slow, and the attitude unhelpful. Maybe it was just a bad night, but not a place I'd ever go back to.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I came in with friends on a Sunday evening. First we were informed that they wouldn't give us seating in the dinning room for 5 because only 4 of us were present (they weren't busy), then they informed us that they stopped seating in 10 minutes. No matter, we moved to the bar and ordered some sushi. I got an extremely limp California hand roll that I would have sent back in my Seattle sushi place, and my companion asked that they put Ikura in her Salmon skin roll. After about 45 minutes they came back to inform us that it was impossible to add Ikura to a Salmon skin roll. They are rumoured to have 7 sushi chefs on duty, although I haven't confirmed this, but that doesn't seem to be all that challenging a request. Anyway, Sushi was not good, service was slow, and the attitude unhelpful. Maybe it was just a bad night, but not a place I'd ever go back to.

Pros: Looks great, nice lighting, good decor

Cons: Poor, Poor attitude, very expensive

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I took my girlfriend to Nobu 57 last Saturday for her birthday. Let me start with the two most important areas: Food and Service.
The food was great with very unique tastes. We ordered a number of dishes, which kept coming one after the other in great order and timing, and I have to say that each one of them was magnificent. In addition, service was impeccable! Our waitress kept around the table in a very discreet manner to see when we would finish the dishes on the table so that she can place the order for the next ones! As I said before, we ordered a number of dishes, which at some point towards the end, we started feeling full. As soon as the waitress noticed that we slowed down, she asked if everything was okay; once we told her that we were getting full, but we still wanted to try the susho at the end, she said that she wadn't placed the order in for the last of the dishes we had ordered and asked us if we wanteded to move straight to the sushi. Let me tell you, I have been to some of the best restaurants in a number of cities, and nothing like this has ever happened before. It was truly as if we had our own personal waitress and cook for that matter.
The ambience and atmosphere is very nice and unique. Very hip, stylish, hot! The crowd was also very ecclectic and hip. I have been to the Nobu in Las Vegas too, but I liked this one much better. Deserts were amazing, and they did not forget the little candle and wish for my girlfriend. The Drinks were out of this world!
Overall, a great dining experience!!! If you don't mind the price, it's worth a visit.

2
★★★★★

I took my girlfriend to Nobu 57 last Saturday for her birthday. Let me start with the two most important areas: Food and Service.
The food was great with very unique tastes. We ordered a number of dishes, which kept coming one after the other in great order and timing, and I have to say that each one of them was magnificent. In addition, service was impeccable! Our waitress kept around the table in a very discreet manner to see when we would finish the dishes on the table so that she can place the order for the next ones! As I said before, we ordered a number of dishes, which at some point towards the end, we started feeling full. As soon as the waitress noticed that we slowed down, she asked if everything was okay; once we told her that we were getting full, but we still wanted to try the susho at the end, she said that she wadn't placed the order in for the last of the dishes we had ordered and asked us if we wanteded to move straight to the sushi. Let me tell you, I have been to some of the best restaurants in a number of cities, and nothing like this has ever happened before. It was truly as if we had our own personal waitress and cook for that matter.
The ambience and atmosphere is very nice and unique. Very hip, stylish, hot! The crowd was also very ecclectic and hip. I have been to the Nobu in Las Vegas too, but I liked this one much better. Deserts were amazing, and they did not forget the little candle and wish for my girlfriend. The Drinks were out of this world!
Overall, a great dining experience!!! If you don't mind the price, it's worth a visit.

Pros: SERVICE, Food, Atmosphere

Cons: Wasn't as busy as I expected for a Saturday night. Quite quiet for a place like this.

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Great ambiance. The waitstaff was very knowledgable and freindly. The food was good but not Amazing. Fast service, good cocktail. Great place to see celebs. Half way though our dinner we realized Matt Damon was eating at the next table. No one in the restarant bothered him, Very cool to see he can just eat his meal at certain places.

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★★★★☆

Great ambiance. The waitstaff was very knowledgable and freindly. The food was good but not Amazing. Fast service, good cocktail. Great place to see celebs. Half way though our dinner we realized Matt Damon was eating at the next table. No one in the restarant bothered him, Very cool to see he can just eat his meal at certain places.

Pros: Ambience, fast friendly service

Cons: Small portions

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This restaurant has a great atmosphere. The dinning area is a large space that is well decorated. The bar on the first floor has a great ambiance as well. My table ordered a few dishes to share and I noticed that the service was extremely fast. I felt like we closed our menus and the first dish came out. When we were done with that, the 2nd dish was served immediately. Fast service is always a plus, however I felt a little rushed towards the end of our meal. Next time I think I'm going to add dishes onto our order as the dinner goes on instead of ordering everything at once. Overall the quality of the food was excellent and I will definitely return.

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★★★★★

This restaurant has a great atmosphere. The dinning area is a large space that is well decorated. The bar on the first floor has a great ambiance as well. My table ordered a few dishes to share and I noticed that the service was extremely fast. I felt like we closed our menus and the first dish came out. When we were done with that, the 2nd dish was served immediately. Fast service is always a plus, however I felt a little rushed towards the end of our meal. Next time I think I'm going to add dishes onto our order as the dinner goes on instead of ordering everything at once. Overall the quality of the food was excellent and I will definitely return.

Pros: great quality, fast service

Cons: pricey

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I've been dining in Manhattan, as well as all over the world, for 50 of my 60 years. I've seen great restaurants, and I've seen garbage. This one is an interesting combination of both. The food is generally outstanding--a couple of dishes struck out, but mostly they were out of the park. But this is a factory for wannabes, and I don't wannabe treated the way the rest of the patrons here don't seem to mind--awestruck by pure 100% affectation, and service that wouldn't make it in White Castle (which, actually isn't all that bad). The downtown branch is great. You'd be better off waiting to eat down there and have intelligent, well-informed service than going to this branch.

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★☆☆☆☆

I've been dining in Manhattan, as well as all over the world, for 50 of my 60 years. I've seen great restaurants, and I've seen garbage. This one is an interesting combination of both. The food is generally outstanding--a couple of dishes struck out, but mostly they were out of the park. But this is a factory for wannabes, and I don't wannabe treated the way the rest of the patrons here don't seem to mind--awestruck by pure 100% affectation, and service that wouldn't make it in White Castle (which, actually isn't all that bad). The downtown branch is great. You'd be better off waiting to eat down there and have intelligent, well-informed service than going to this branch.

Pros: Imaginative Dishes, Black Cod, Airy atmosphere

Cons: Unimaginably misses, Uninformed staff, Affected Affectations

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One arrives to David Rockwell's vision of a Midtown Nobu by a dramatic stairway leading from the bar to the dining area and sushi bar. Compared to the TriBeCa original, Nobu 57 is almost twice the size, meaning considerably less intimacy…

 

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