Nobu

★★★★☆
  • 195 Broadway 1

    New York, NY 10007

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  • 212-219-0500

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The best sushi anywhere! I guarantee it!

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★★★★★

The best sushi anywhere! I guarantee it!

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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..
GOOOOOOOO OMAGUROOOOO!!!!!

...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-

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★★★★☆

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..
GOOOOOOOO OMAGUROOOOO!!!!!

...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-

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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.

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★☆☆☆☆

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.

Cons: not socially responsible

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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.

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★★★★☆

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.

Pros: Lobster tempura

Cons: not a lot of rolls

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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.

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★★★★☆

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.

Pros: Rock Shrimp Tempura

Cons: Don't try the chef menu

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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.

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★★★☆☆

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.

Pros: wine and sake

Cons: expensive

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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.

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★☆☆☆☆

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.

Pros: ??

Cons: service is not up to par, lackluster management

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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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★★☆☆☆

Food was ok nothing special . very overpriced for what it is.
I expected more elegance it was like any regular sushi joint .

Pros: good wine and kobe beef

Cons: to busy you are sitting with the person at the next table

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Being a vegetarian, I had very limited options for main course. However, the dessert was the best. For those of you who have not tried Mochi ice cream yet, then what are you waiting for! Mochi ice cream basically is different flavored ice creams filled into shells used for dumplings. If you hate dumplings, don't stop yourself from trying Mochi ice cream just for its shell. The overall taste is unique. I hesitated to order it but my friends insisted that I try and am glad I did!

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★★★★☆

Being a vegetarian, I had very limited options for main course. However, the dessert was the best. For those of you who have not tried Mochi ice cream yet, then what are you waiting for! Mochi ice cream basically is different flavored ice creams filled into shells used for dumplings. If you hate dumplings, don't stop yourself from trying Mochi ice cream just for its shell. The overall taste is unique. I hesitated to order it but my friends insisted that I try and am glad I did!

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My boyfriend surprised me with a romantic birthday dinner here--it definitely lived up to the hype. It is on of those places you feel like you must go to at some point as a New Yorker, but it was a laid-back environment that put the spotlight on great food--many courses of delicious sushi and other entrees. The crab entree is especially memorable. What a treat!

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★★★★★

My boyfriend surprised me with a romantic birthday dinner here--it definitely lived up to the hype. It is on of those places you feel like you must go to at some point as a New Yorker, but it was a laid-back environment that put the spotlight on great food--many courses of delicious sushi and other entrees. The crab entree is especially memorable. What a treat!

Pros: Amazingly fresh fish, ambient environment, great sauces

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I always have the most amazing food here! The prices are a bit high, but its worth the money for the food quality and the ambiance!
I LOVE NOBU

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★★★★★

I always have the most amazing food here! The prices are a bit high, but its worth the money for the food quality and the ambiance!
I LOVE NOBU

Pros: GREAT FOOD

Cons: bit Pricey

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I've been to Nobu twice; once in the Bahamas and then in NYC (I know, you would think I would have done it the other way around). I must say that Nobu is the best sushi I have ever tasted. I've never had sashimi that just melted on my tongue into my belly until I visited Nobu. Their black cod was AMAZING! I can't wait for my next trip there!

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★★★★★

I've been to Nobu twice; once in the Bahamas and then in NYC (I know, you would think I would have done it the other way around). I must say that Nobu is the best sushi I have ever tasted. I've never had sashimi that just melted on my tongue into my belly until I visited Nobu. Their black cod was AMAZING! I can't wait for my next trip there!

Pros: Freshest sushi

Cons: Price

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I have been to lots of great restaurants but Nobu by far exceeded any previous dining experience with the exception of perhaps Phillipe Chow and Mr. Chow. The food was decadent, the portions generous, the service impeccable. Our server was attentive, friendly, and extremely helpful. We ended up loving every suggestion that he offered. I highly recommend the Pineapple Martini- delicious!! I've read reviews where people said that it's hard to get a reservation, but when I called the reservationist was friendly and accommodating. I went for my birthday on a Monday night and it wasn't too crowded so your best bet may be earlier in the week. The prices weren't horrible, my boyfriend and I were full and our bill was only $200.
P.S. Everything that you've read about the Black Cod Miso is true. It's the best thing that you will ever taste!! Please don't leave Nobu without trying it- you'll later regret it!

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★★★★★

I have been to lots of great restaurants but Nobu by far exceeded any previous dining experience with the exception of perhaps Phillipe Chow and Mr. Chow. The food was decadent, the portions generous, the service impeccable. Our server was attentive, friendly, and extremely helpful. We ended up loving every suggestion that he offered. I highly recommend the Pineapple Martini- delicious!! I've read reviews where people said that it's hard to get a reservation, but when I called the reservationist was friendly and accommodating. I went for my birthday on a Monday night and it wasn't too crowded so your best bet may be earlier in the week. The prices weren't horrible, my boyfriend and I were full and our bill was only $200.
P.S. Everything that you've read about the Black Cod Miso is true. It's the best thing that you will ever taste!! Please don't leave Nobu without trying it- you'll later regret it!

Pros: Great food, great service, great drinks

Cons: The bathroom smelled a little funny

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THE FOOD WAS DECENT (VERY SMALL PORTIONS)...

FRIGID AIR, FRIGID STAFF, AND COMPLETE LACK OF ENTHUSIASM OF OUR PATRONAGE!!!

THE STAFF AND KITCHEN WENT OUT OF THEIR WAY TO MAKE US FEEL INFERIOR FOR ORDERING FROM THE RW MENU!

THE DESSERT WAS THE CHEF'S CHOICE...I'M LACTOSE INTOLERANT... THEY SENT OUT A BORING POUND CAKE WITH ICE CREAM!!!

RESTAURANT WEEK GOT ME IN THE DOOR, BUT I CERTAINLY DIDN'T IMPRESS ME AT ALL TO COME BACK!

SINCERELY,

20SOMETHING SUSHI LOVER :(

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★★☆☆☆

THE FOOD WAS DECENT (VERY SMALL PORTIONS)...

FRIGID AIR, FRIGID STAFF, AND COMPLETE LACK OF ENTHUSIASM OF OUR PATRONAGE!!!

THE STAFF AND KITCHEN WENT OUT OF THEIR WAY TO MAKE US FEEL INFERIOR FOR ORDERING FROM THE RW MENU!

THE DESSERT WAS THE CHEF'S CHOICE...I'M LACTOSE INTOLERANT... THEY SENT OUT A BORING POUND CAKE WITH ICE CREAM!!!

RESTAURANT WEEK GOT ME IN THE DOOR, BUT I CERTAINLY DIDN'T IMPRESS ME AT ALL TO COME BACK!

SINCERELY,

20SOMETHING SUSHI LOVER :(

Pros: BLACK COD

Cons: SERVICE/VALUE/AMBIENCE

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Nobu was a great disapointment. The "kobe Beef" was overcooked. Parts of the sushi were chewy....... fu#*in chewy, are you kidding me? i was shocked. never again.

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★★☆☆☆

Nobu was a great disapointment. The "kobe Beef" was overcooked. Parts of the sushi were chewy....... fu#*in chewy, are you kidding me? i was shocked. never again.

Pros: alaskan king crab tempura

Cons: sushi was chewy

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I absolutely LUV japanese food, and i went to Nobu with such high expectations, all of which were fulfilled. I will go back to my friends and rave.

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★★★★★

I absolutely LUV japanese food, and i went to Nobu with such high expectations, all of which were fulfilled. I will go back to my friends and rave.

Pros: Amazingness

Cons: I had to leave!

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This is probably the best Japanese fusion restaurant I've ever been to. Everything we had wasn't authentic Japanese, but all of them maintained a flavour from Japan - in either the ingredients or the seasoning , and I think the "fusion" turns out to be superb.

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★★★★☆

This is probably the best Japanese fusion restaurant I've ever been to. Everything we had wasn't authentic Japanese, but all of them maintained a flavour from Japan - in either the ingredients or the seasoning , and I think the "fusion" turns out to be superb.

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After dinner tonight, I realize why Nobu's been going strong for nearly 15 years: the signature dishes are unforgettable!! In particular, the new style sashimi, the sashimi salad, the jallepeno yellow tail, and the rock shrimp; I remember they made my eyes roll back in my head when I first tried them nearly a decade ago. Tonight marks my fourth visit since then, and every time, the food - the cold dishes in particular - seem more amazing than I remembered!

There are some minor drawback that should be mentioned. For example, those who seat you tend to be aloof and a little snooty, as if to perpetuate the myth that Nobu remains 'the' exclusive celebrity hot-spot (based on tonight, you're more likely to see tables of financial guys than Howard Stern or Mark Wahlberg). It's also very difficult to get a reservation, which is baffling since there were at least 4 large tables unoccupied for a couple hours! Despite these problems, however, the actual wait staff are very attentive, helpful, and fast. And the fact remains that the dishes, the main attraction, should not to be missed!

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★★★★★

After dinner tonight, I realize why Nobu's been going strong for nearly 15 years: the signature dishes are unforgettable!! In particular, the new style sashimi, the sashimi salad, the jallepeno yellow tail, and the rock shrimp; I remember they made my eyes roll back in my head when I first tried them nearly a decade ago. Tonight marks my fourth visit since then, and every time, the food - the cold dishes in particular - seem more amazing than I remembered!

There are some minor drawback that should be mentioned. For example, those who seat you tend to be aloof and a little snooty, as if to perpetuate the myth that Nobu remains 'the' exclusive celebrity hot-spot (based on tonight, you're more likely to see tables of financial guys than Howard Stern or Mark Wahlberg). It's also very difficult to get a reservation, which is baffling since there were at least 4 large tables unoccupied for a couple hours! Despite these problems, however, the actual wait staff are very attentive, helpful, and fast. And the fact remains that the dishes, the main attraction, should not to be missed!

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I have been to Nobu numerous times in NYC, Vegas, and the Bahamas and I have never been dissapointed. The food and service was exceptional and I enjoyed my dining experience from the moment i arrived until I left. I would recommend Nobu to any sushi lover

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★★★★★

I have been to Nobu numerous times in NYC, Vegas, and the Bahamas and I have never been dissapointed. The food and service was exceptional and I enjoyed my dining experience from the moment i arrived until I left. I would recommend Nobu to any sushi lover

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Simply outstanding! The best sushi I've ever had.

I am not the most adventurous sushi eater. I'm a California roll and eel man. I like hamachi, maguro and some of the more common sushis but I don't love them. However, at Nobu, I was converted. Almost a religious experience onto itself. I had the chef's tasting menu which had a lot of fish I normally wouldn't try but I went for it. WOW!! The flavors were subtle, crisp and very clean. Extremely creative in presentation and taste. I paired my dinner with a bottleof Veuve Clicquot, which seemed to really bring out the sweet and salty flavors. Service was excellent considering I didn't have reservations on a Saturday night, they were very accomodating as the place was packed.

This was a very pleasant evening and I highly recommend a visit. It's not cheap but well worth it. Dining at Nobu is one of those things you have to do before you die.

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★★★★★

Simply outstanding! The best sushi I've ever had.

I am not the most adventurous sushi eater. I'm a California roll and eel man. I like hamachi, maguro and some of the more common sushis but I don't love them. However, at Nobu, I was converted. Almost a religious experience onto itself. I had the chef's tasting menu which had a lot of fish I normally wouldn't try but I went for it. WOW!! The flavors were subtle, crisp and very clean. Extremely creative in presentation and taste. I paired my dinner with a bottleof Veuve Clicquot, which seemed to really bring out the sweet and salty flavors. Service was excellent considering I didn't have reservations on a Saturday night, they were very accomodating as the place was packed.

This was a very pleasant evening and I highly recommend a visit. It's not cheap but well worth it. Dining at Nobu is one of those things you have to do before you die.

Pros: sushi, ambience, service

Cons: none

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I went out to see what the hype about Nobu was. Everyone said it was the best sushi. So what started out as a night of excitement turned out into one of the worst nights dining out ever. I love sushi. I love to eat great japanese food and nobu had its hype. But starting from the reservation to paying the check the waitress and hostess were both rude. They had this snobby attitude that it was a please just to be able to get in and eat at their restaurant. I work at a restaurant myself and that isn't how a customer should be treated. Well besides that the food was at most okay. The portions are SMALL but that is to be expected from a japanese cuisine. The sashimi was at least fresh. But there was just something off about it. The food quality was so bland. Nothing exciting for a fusion restaurant. The black cod was good i gotta say, kinda sweet but good. The gingerbread dessert was dry. I thought it was old or something. Not enjoyable at all. I wouldn't recommend nobu to anyone. There are better places to spend your money.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went out to see what the hype about Nobu was. Everyone said it was the best sushi. So what started out as a night of excitement turned out into one of the worst nights dining out ever. I love sushi. I love to eat great japanese food and nobu had its hype. But starting from the reservation to paying the check the waitress and hostess were both rude. They had this snobby attitude that it was a please just to be able to get in and eat at their restaurant. I work at a restaurant myself and that isn't how a customer should be treated. Well besides that the food was at most okay. The portions are SMALL but that is to be expected from a japanese cuisine. The sashimi was at least fresh. But there was just something off about it. The food quality was so bland. Nothing exciting for a fusion restaurant. The black cod was good i gotta say, kinda sweet but good. The gingerbread dessert was dry. I thought it was old or something. Not enjoyable at all. I wouldn't recommend nobu to anyone. There are better places to spend your money.

Pros: None

Cons: Bad service, bad food, too expensive

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I recently dined at NOBU on a saturday nite with 3 friends. It was our 1st time and was looking forward to it, since hearing soo much about it. The decor and atmosphere are comfortable, the service seamless and a little snobby as was the host who took reservation. I love sushi and eat it all the time and here it was boring and unoriginal, although very fresh. We ordered 3 cold dishes, 3 hot dishes and 4 sushi all had little flavor especially the fluke with spinach salad and portions were tiny. Thanfully we ordered the rock shrimp, best thing we ate. The bento box was also boring, everyone has a warm molten chocolate cake and the green tea ice cream tasted vanilla. Wouldn't go back but can say I tried it.

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★★★☆☆

I recently dined at NOBU on a saturday nite with 3 friends. It was our 1st time and was looking forward to it, since hearing soo much about it. The decor and atmosphere are comfortable, the service seamless and a little snobby as was the host who took reservation. I love sushi and eat it all the time and here it was boring and unoriginal, although very fresh. We ordered 3 cold dishes, 3 hot dishes and 4 sushi all had little flavor especially the fluke with spinach salad and portions were tiny. Thanfully we ordered the rock shrimp, best thing we ate. The bento box was also boring, everyone has a warm molten chocolate cake and the green tea ice cream tasted vanilla. Wouldn't go back but can say I tried it.

Pros: service and ambience

Cons: price, portion and flavor

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I went to Nobu and ordered some Asian Fusion Jap. Food, i have to say it was pretty good. If you like desserts, order the chocolate souffle! It's to die for. I would go back, but it's a bit pricey.

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★★★★☆

I went to Nobu and ordered some Asian Fusion Jap. Food, i have to say it was pretty good. If you like desserts, order the chocolate souffle! It's to die for. I would go back, but it's a bit pricey.

Pros: Good Food

Cons: Close tables, really pricey

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Came here for lunch during restaurant week. For appetizers, we had the Sashimi Salad with Matsuhisa Dressing and Rock Shrimp Tempura with Creamy Spicy Sauce. For the main dish, we had Broiled Black Cod with Miso and Beef Teriyaki with Pepper Sauce. Dessert was a Gingerbread cake with Ginger and Caramel Ice Cream with Dark Chocolate sauce. Sashimi was two pieces of seared tuna, field greens, and caviar; a bit salty but then fish eggs are salty: it was good. Shrimp was surprisingly plentiful; good taste but not spicy. Cod was good but a little too sweet. Beef was okay but very soft; cooked medium. The dessert was good. The ginger bread was not overpowering. Ice cream was good. The sauteed bananas in the dessert were cold. Service was prompt. Overall a good experience but I expected more from Nobu. Decor was okay. Bathrooms were not as nice as some other fine restaurants. The place is not that big. For some reason, I expected a large restaurant.

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★★★☆☆

Came here for lunch during restaurant week. For appetizers, we had the Sashimi Salad with Matsuhisa Dressing and Rock Shrimp Tempura with Creamy Spicy Sauce. For the main dish, we had Broiled Black Cod with Miso and Beef Teriyaki with Pepper Sauce. Dessert was a Gingerbread cake with Ginger and Caramel Ice Cream with Dark Chocolate sauce. Sashimi was two pieces of seared tuna, field greens, and caviar; a bit salty but then fish eggs are salty: it was good. Shrimp was surprisingly plentiful; good taste but not spicy. Cod was good but a little too sweet. Beef was okay but very soft; cooked medium. The dessert was good. The ginger bread was not overpowering. Ice cream was good. The sauteed bananas in the dessert were cold. Service was prompt. Overall a good experience but I expected more from Nobu. Decor was okay. Bathrooms were not as nice as some other fine restaurants. The place is not that big. For some reason, I expected a large restaurant.

Cons: price, portions

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We came here for dinner. Reservations are not easy to get, so make them a couple of weeks in advance. The decor is very nice, but the noise level is much higher than one would expect of a fine restaurant. If you can, try to get a table to the side of the room, because the tables in the middle have far too much traffic around them. The servers are fast and efficient, though have some language difficulties and talk very fast, so sometimes it's hard to hear the description of the food. We ordered the omakase. For us that meant: toro tartar with black caviar, yellowtail sashimi, Japanese oysters, miso-glazed black cod with foie gras, lobster tempura, miso soup, 5 pieces of sushi (blue fin toro, red snapper, cockeye salmon, yellowtail, scallop) and chocolate souffle with green tea ice cream. Overall, the food was good, but not awe inspiring. Ponzu sauce was definitely overused. The sushi had good texture but was generally uninspired, and the rice was not the best. There was also too much food (a few of the portions were too big). Overall, this would have been a much better experience with a little less food and for half the price, but as is it was still worth it.

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★★★★☆

We came here for dinner. Reservations are not easy to get, so make them a couple of weeks in advance. The decor is very nice, but the noise level is much higher than one would expect of a fine restaurant. If you can, try to get a table to the side of the room, because the tables in the middle have far too much traffic around them. The servers are fast and efficient, though have some language difficulties and talk very fast, so sometimes it's hard to hear the description of the food. We ordered the omakase. For us that meant: toro tartar with black caviar, yellowtail sashimi, Japanese oysters, miso-glazed black cod with foie gras, lobster tempura, miso soup, 5 pieces of sushi (blue fin toro, red snapper, cockeye salmon, yellowtail, scallop) and chocolate souffle with green tea ice cream. Overall, the food was good, but not awe inspiring. Ponzu sauce was definitely overused. The sushi had good texture but was generally uninspired, and the rice was not the best. There was also too much food (a few of the portions were too big). Overall, this would have been a much better experience with a little less food and for half the price, but as is it was still worth it.

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I went here expecting great things, as that is Nobu's reputation. When I got there everything was nice, it was a nice place, the food was good, but not amazing. There were a couple of notable dish's (shrimp tempura) and the black cod was also good. The service was also ok, but I really expected more from the place. Well, I did get more, but that was me getting sick. I always give a place the benefit of the doubt if i get sick from their food because there is no way to prove it. This was not the case this time, because my friend who I went with had not shared anything else but both became sick two hours later, but recovered fairly quickly. I do not reccomend, and its a shame because i had heard such good things.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went here expecting great things, as that is Nobu's reputation. When I got there everything was nice, it was a nice place, the food was good, but not amazing. There were a couple of notable dish's (shrimp tempura) and the black cod was also good. The service was also ok, but I really expected more from the place. Well, I did get more, but that was me getting sick. I always give a place the benefit of the doubt if i get sick from their food because there is no way to prove it. This was not the case this time, because my friend who I went with had not shared anything else but both became sick two hours later, but recovered fairly quickly. I do not reccomend, and its a shame because i had heard such good things.

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took my girlfriend there for her birthday. the place looks amazing so that's always a plus. our server (Alex) took fantastic care of us to the point where i spoke to the mgr about what a great job he did (a different DeNiro restaurant we went to previously gave us lousy service) Alex had excellent knowledge of the menu and guided us through exactly what to order. the portions were good of everything that we ordered. i truly felt the road to the sushi (which was just before dessert) was way better than the sushi itself (my gf and i eat sushi a lot so it was good but not great) if i can think of a con for this place it would have to be.............PRICE....it was expensive but worth it. go to nobu if you want a good time for a special occasion, but if you want to go for sushi, check out some of the restaurants in the village for better (and cheaper) stuff

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★★★★☆

took my girlfriend there for her birthday. the place looks amazing so that's always a plus. our server (Alex) took fantastic care of us to the point where i spoke to the mgr about what a great job he did (a different DeNiro restaurant we went to previously gave us lousy service) Alex had excellent knowledge of the menu and guided us through exactly what to order. the portions were good of everything that we ordered. i truly felt the road to the sushi (which was just before dessert) was way better than the sushi itself (my gf and i eat sushi a lot so it was good but not great) if i can think of a con for this place it would have to be.............PRICE....it was expensive but worth it. go to nobu if you want a good time for a special occasion, but if you want to go for sushi, check out some of the restaurants in the village for better (and cheaper) stuff

Pros: service, ambience, japanese food

Cons: price, sushi, price again

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I dont get it. Everyone raves and raves about this place. I only found it average. The service was excellent, the dishes were pleasing, but I really didnt find my black cod dish, a big deal. The food just okay, the presentaiotn of all our dishes was beautiful....but i wouldnt go out of my way to eat here again. Have had better experiences at other five star places. When I want to spend this kind of money...I expect something spectacular . This really was just okay, i expected alot more...much more actually. The place itself is gorgeous, but will stick to cocktails and appetizers perhaps should i venture here again.

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★★☆☆☆

I dont get it. Everyone raves and raves about this place. I only found it average. The service was excellent, the dishes were pleasing, but I really didnt find my black cod dish, a big deal. The food just okay, the presentaiotn of all our dishes was beautiful....but i wouldnt go out of my way to eat here again. Have had better experiences at other five star places. When I want to spend this kind of money...I expect something spectacular . This really was just okay, i expected alot more...much more actually. The place itself is gorgeous, but will stick to cocktails and appetizers perhaps should i venture here again.

Pros: beatiful atmosphere, presentation of dishes, excellent service

Cons: food wasnt very tasty. food wasnt that great. disappointed.

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After hearing all the hype about Nobu, I had to check it out. I went there with my boyfriend for my birthday and absolutely adored it! The food was perfectly portioned and taste was right on point. My server's recommendations were great and a big help considering the menu is a little hard to understand. Prompt service and friendly vibe. I will most certainly return.

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★★★★★

After hearing all the hype about Nobu, I had to check it out. I went there with my boyfriend for my birthday and absolutely adored it! The food was perfectly portioned and taste was right on point. My server's recommendations were great and a big help considering the menu is a little hard to understand. Prompt service and friendly vibe. I will most certainly return.

Pros: great menu, prompt service

Cons: can get priceyy

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I've dined here numerous times and although the experience isn't what it was years gone by, this is still a must for foodies. Yes, the service and the scene are not the same but the food as always stands on its own. I recommend the Omakase for anyone going for the first time. Also, reservations aside, I was able to snag a table on a Saturday sans reservation and didn't have to settle for "Next Door".

2
★★★★★

I've dined here numerous times and although the experience isn't what it was years gone by, this is still a must for foodies. Yes, the service and the scene are not the same but the food as always stands on its own. I recommend the Omakase for anyone going for the first time. Also, reservations aside, I was able to snag a table on a Saturday sans reservation and didn't have to settle for "Next Door".

Pros: The Food

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A bit overrated, but all in all the food was pretty good. I don't see the hype nor its reputation as a celebrity hotspot, but I admit that the rock shrimp is to die for. I would revisit again, but I wouldn't go out of my way to do so. There are definitely better places out there.

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★★★☆☆

A bit overrated, but all in all the food was pretty good. I don't see the hype nor its reputation as a celebrity hotspot, but I admit that the rock shrimp is to die for. I would revisit again, but I wouldn't go out of my way to do so. There are definitely better places out there.

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Seated promptly, greeted warmly. Waitress on top of everything. Drinks, whether sake, wine or beer, kept flowing. Even tap water glasses constantly refilled without ever having to ask. Edamame, sashimi salad,tuna tataki, rock shrimp, miso glazed cod, calamari salad, yellowtail with jalapeno and cilantro, and lobster salad WERE ALL PERFECTLY DELICIOUS. After all that (we double ordered some) we had sushi and left room for the bento box. You cannot ask for more. And saying hi to a receptive Jay Z on the way out didn't hurt either.

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★★★★★

Seated promptly, greeted warmly. Waitress on top of everything. Drinks, whether sake, wine or beer, kept flowing. Even tap water glasses constantly refilled without ever having to ask. Edamame, sashimi salad,tuna tataki, rock shrimp, miso glazed cod, calamari salad, yellowtail with jalapeno and cilantro, and lobster salad WERE ALL PERFECTLY DELICIOUS. After all that (we double ordered some) we had sushi and left room for the bento box. You cannot ask for more. And saying hi to a receptive Jay Z on the way out didn't hurt either.

Pros: food decor service

Cons: none

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Went to Nobu over a year ago... on a whim... on a Thursday or Friday night... both myself and my bf didn't think we'd get into Nobu w/o a reservation.. so we naturally went to Next Door first. We already knew about the extensive wait that would result if we would get in at all.. but since I had never been.. it was important to us to try. Next Door said that they could accomodate us in an hour and a half.. and my bf just casually asked about the wait at regular Nobu and was told that it was full (no surprise there). So, after leaving our cell number with the hostesses, off we went to a bar around the corner to wait... imagine our surprise and delight when an hour later.. they called to apologize that Nobo Next Door's estimated wait looked like it was going to be longer than expected... however, since my bf had inquired about regular Nobu, they had called over and gave us a table there that had been reserved but was a no-show! Now THAT'S great service! The wait staff was just as impressive.. suggesting portion sizes and encouraging orders that might interest us. Great yellowtail... the best I've ever had... as well as rock shrimp tempura to dream about... and the miso cod was great (and for a non-fish lovin' girl...u know it's gotta be good!). Even the pumpkin tempura was fantastic. Don't believe the nay-sayers... it's something u need to experience.

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★★★★★

Went to Nobu over a year ago... on a whim... on a Thursday or Friday night... both myself and my bf didn't think we'd get into Nobu w/o a reservation.. so we naturally went to Next Door first. We already knew about the extensive wait that would result if we would get in at all.. but since I had never been.. it was important to us to try. Next Door said that they could accomodate us in an hour and a half.. and my bf just casually asked about the wait at regular Nobu and was told that it was full (no surprise there). So, after leaving our cell number with the hostesses, off we went to a bar around the corner to wait... imagine our surprise and delight when an hour later.. they called to apologize that Nobo Next Door's estimated wait looked like it was going to be longer than expected... however, since my bf had inquired about regular Nobu, they had called over and gave us a table there that had been reserved but was a no-show! Now THAT'S great service! The wait staff was just as impressive.. suggesting portion sizes and encouraging orders that might interest us. Great yellowtail... the best I've ever had... as well as rock shrimp tempura to dream about... and the miso cod was great (and for a non-fish lovin' girl...u know it's gotta be good!). Even the pumpkin tempura was fantastic. Don't believe the nay-sayers... it's something u need to experience.

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Ok, it's NOBU. This is a must for visitors and should be experienced at least once. I would recommend going on a Friday or Saturday for the full show. I have been several times and although the amount of food that is served with the Omakase has dwindled somewhat, the quality is still as good as ever.

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★★★★★

Ok, it's NOBU. This is a must for visitors and should be experienced at least once. I would recommend going on a Friday or Saturday for the full show. I have been several times and although the amount of food that is served with the Omakase has dwindled somewhat, the quality is still as good as ever.

Pros: the experience

Cons: the bill

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Took my wife here for her birthday. We both had low expectations since the hype always tends to disappoint these types of attraction restaurants. I did my homework and ordered all the "go-to" dishes: miso cod, rock shrimp tempura, oysters, raw (almost) tuna salad (and possibly one other dish I can't recall). All were equally good. Miso cod was a bit of a let down considering the hype (chilean seabass from Sushi Samba is much better). WIth drinks, I have to say I was pleasantly surprised how moderate the bill was...and we were both stuffed. Service was a 6 out of 10 which is NYC standard. Probably would not come again though...once is enough.

2
★★★★☆

Took my wife here for her birthday. We both had low expectations since the hype always tends to disappoint these types of attraction restaurants. I did my homework and ordered all the "go-to" dishes: miso cod, rock shrimp tempura, oysters, raw (almost) tuna salad (and possibly one other dish I can't recall). All were equally good. Miso cod was a bit of a let down considering the hype (chilean seabass from Sushi Samba is much better). WIth drinks, I have to say I was pleasantly surprised how moderate the bill was...and we were both stuffed. Service was a 6 out of 10 which is NYC standard. Probably would not come again though...once is enough.

Pros: It's famous

Cons: too warm inside

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Oooh!! Long-time reader, first time writer. I recently went to Nobu for the second time in Dec. 2006 (first was in June 2006) and had the $150 Omakase both times. It was GREAT! The first time, everything was a nice surprise... so when I went the second time and my date wanted the omakase, I thought I would be disappointed with the same dishes from last time. The waitress asked if it was our time at Nobu and if it was our first time trying the omakase. It was my date's first time at Nobu but I told her it was my 2nd time at Nobu and 2nd time to try the $150 Omakase so I thought that was that. When the courses started coming out though, the waitress told me since I had been there before, the chef was making me different dishes! What a treat it was for me... and my date too because he got to try more things! =) It was definitely very fun - except for the part where you only have 2 hour reservations, so they rush you out and don't get to enjoy your courses as much as you would want to =(

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★★★☆☆

Oooh!! Long-time reader, first time writer. I recently went to Nobu for the second time in Dec. 2006 (first was in June 2006) and had the $150 Omakase both times. It was GREAT! The first time, everything was a nice surprise... so when I went the second time and my date wanted the omakase, I thought I would be disappointed with the same dishes from last time. The waitress asked if it was our time at Nobu and if it was our first time trying the omakase. It was my date's first time at Nobu but I told her it was my 2nd time at Nobu and 2nd time to try the $150 Omakase so I thought that was that. When the courses started coming out though, the waitress told me since I had been there before, the chef was making me different dishes! What a treat it was for me... and my date too because he got to try more things! =) It was definitely very fun - except for the part where you only have 2 hour reservations, so they rush you out and don't get to enjoy your courses as much as you would want to =(

Pros: Fresh fish

Cons: rushed

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After years of living on the west coast and dreaming of eating at Nobu, I was finally able to eat here on Christmas eve and was rather disappointed. We ordered largely what we felt were classic Nobu dishes: jalapeno yellowtail sashimi, toro sashimi, wagyu, rock shrimp tempura, black miso cod, and various sushi.

The yellowtail and cod were excellent and the best of the dishes we ordered. The toro was good, but then I have never had bad toro and this was certainly not the best (though at $12 for each extremely slender slice, it should have been). The wagyu (more expensive than the washu listed on the menu) was good but I did not think the preparation was effective in bringing out the texture and flavor of the meat and I have had much better elsewhere. The rock shrimp tempura (in creamy spicy sauce) was too heavy, too greasy, too much, and we did not finish it. But the absolute worst was the various sushi we ordered, which unfortunately came last so as to almost ruin the meal entirely. We did not even order that much of it, but it was extremely disappointing. Every piece was meagerly sized and tasted like it could have been from any neighborhood sushi restaurant (and not your good neighboorhood sushi restaurant). Especially bad was the sea urchin, which was NOT fresh, and in retrospect should have been sent back. Luckily, the Bento Box (warm chocolate souffle cake with shiso syrup, a GREAT combination) helped us recover.

I am glad I had the chance to try Nobu, however I would not go back. I don't think it is too expensive for a nice dinner; I do think it is too expensive for the quality of food they serve. Regardless of people who say it is not a "sushi" restaurant, it is a Japanese restaurant at the top of its league that carries sushi, so I expect that it at least be fresh. Additionally, the signature Nobu dishes, while excellent, can be found at most other Japanese restaurants. Go to Nobu to decide for yourself but be prepared to leave disappointed.

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★★★☆☆

After years of living on the west coast and dreaming of eating at Nobu, I was finally able to eat here on Christmas eve and was rather disappointed. We ordered largely what we felt were classic Nobu dishes: jalapeno yellowtail sashimi, toro sashimi, wagyu, rock shrimp tempura, black miso cod, and various sushi.

The yellowtail and cod were excellent and the best of the dishes we ordered. The toro was good, but then I have never had bad toro and this was certainly not the best (though at $12 for each extremely slender slice, it should have been). The wagyu (more expensive than the washu listed on the menu) was good but I did not think the preparation was effective in bringing out the texture and flavor of the meat and I have had much better elsewhere. The rock shrimp tempura (in creamy spicy sauce) was too heavy, too greasy, too much, and we did not finish it. But the absolute worst was the various sushi we ordered, which unfortunately came last so as to almost ruin the meal entirely. We did not even order that much of it, but it was extremely disappointing. Every piece was meagerly sized and tasted like it could have been from any neighborhood sushi restaurant (and not your good neighboorhood sushi restaurant). Especially bad was the sea urchin, which was NOT fresh, and in retrospect should have been sent back. Luckily, the Bento Box (warm chocolate souffle cake with shiso syrup, a GREAT combination) helped us recover.

I am glad I had the chance to try Nobu, however I would not go back. I don't think it is too expensive for a nice dinner; I do think it is too expensive for the quality of food they serve. Regardless of people who say it is not a "sushi" restaurant, it is a Japanese restaurant at the top of its league that carries sushi, so I expect that it at least be fresh. Additionally, the signature Nobu dishes, while excellent, can be found at most other Japanese restaurants. Go to Nobu to decide for yourself but be prepared to leave disappointed.

Pros: It's Nobu...what else can I say?

Cons: Bad sushi, menu is not creative these days

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I walked into Nobu with way too high expectations. It was dissapointment after dissapointment.
First, the place looks incredibly cheap -- I had to squeeze by the symbolic 15 cm wide gap between my tiny table and the neighbor's into my seat. We ordered omakase. This is mistake #2 (mistake #1 was not walking right out after my gut feeling within the first 2 mins). The first course is a tiny dollop of toro with some caviar and a wasabi sauce. I fight my first instinct of just eating the whole thing in one bite and try to make it last thinking -- "this is just a little appetizer to warm up". I am also thinking that they might as well served sardine and samon roe instead of toro and caviar and save a buck or two because the wasabi sauce is so strong that I can't even taste anything. Next plate comes in and it's three micro slices of sashimi sitting on the center of a gigantic-looking dish. They are dressed with a citrus sauce so overpowering that you can smell even before the dish is at your table. And this was the tone for the whole meal. Throw in some seared foie grass with the minuscule cod serving and call it high level cuisine? Not for what I am concerned. Plate after plate the sensation of being totally ripped off is growing. The dishes are minuscule and sure tasty but nothing worthy of the restaurant's hype at all. The sushi is ridiculous. The pieces are tiny and sad looking and are in the same league as Todai if you ask me. The only thing that was impressive was the fat bill -- 500 bucks total for 2 (including tip + tax). The very least thing you'd expect is that after paying that much, you won't leave the place and be hungry, but that wasn't our case. We polished a pepperoni pizza right after Nobu. It's the ultimate rip off -- don't go to this place. There're many other better places to eat in NYC. The next day I ate so much delicious simple honest food at Les Halles that I could barely walk my way out of the place, for 1/3 of the prize.

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★★★☆☆

I walked into Nobu with way too high expectations. It was dissapointment after dissapointment.
First, the place looks incredibly cheap -- I had to squeeze by the symbolic 15 cm wide gap between my tiny table and the neighbor's into my seat. We ordered omakase. This is mistake #2 (mistake #1 was not walking right out after my gut feeling within the first 2 mins). The first course is a tiny dollop of toro with some caviar and a wasabi sauce. I fight my first instinct of just eating the whole thing in one bite and try to make it last thinking -- "this is just a little appetizer to warm up". I am also thinking that they might as well served sardine and samon roe instead of toro and caviar and save a buck or two because the wasabi sauce is so strong that I can't even taste anything. Next plate comes in and it's three micro slices of sashimi sitting on the center of a gigantic-looking dish. They are dressed with a citrus sauce so overpowering that you can smell even before the dish is at your table. And this was the tone for the whole meal. Throw in some seared foie grass with the minuscule cod serving and call it high level cuisine? Not for what I am concerned. Plate after plate the sensation of being totally ripped off is growing. The dishes are minuscule and sure tasty but nothing worthy of the restaurant's hype at all. The sushi is ridiculous. The pieces are tiny and sad looking and are in the same league as Todai if you ask me. The only thing that was impressive was the fat bill -- 500 bucks total for 2 (including tip + tax). The very least thing you'd expect is that after paying that much, you won't leave the place and be hungry, but that wasn't our case. We polished a pepperoni pizza right after Nobu. It's the ultimate rip off -- don't go to this place. There're many other better places to eat in NYC. The next day I ate so much delicious simple honest food at Les Halles that I could barely walk my way out of the place, for 1/3 of the prize.

Pros: OK place to eat given that you don't look at or care about the bill

Cons: Over-priced, Over-hyped, Very very dissapointing

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I can't say enough about Nobu. The ambience is awesome and customer base is serious. The sashimi salad and any of the sushi rolls are great. Definitely try one of their cocktails. It's a good place to go to to begin a night out with friends. Reserve one of the booths right in the middle and I bet you won't want to leave.

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★★★★★

I can't say enough about Nobu. The ambience is awesome and customer base is serious. The sashimi salad and any of the sushi rolls are great. Definitely try one of their cocktails. It's a good place to go to to begin a night out with friends. Reserve one of the booths right in the middle and I bet you won't want to leave.

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Hi. Can an experienced Nobu-ER talk to me about the Veggie/Vegan sushi options at Nobu and please rate? I would expect plenty of choices, but would like to hear from people who've been there and sampled. Many thanks! --- Jim from Sedona.

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★★★☆☆

Hi. Can an experienced Nobu-ER talk to me about the Veggie/Vegan sushi options at Nobu and please rate? I would expect plenty of choices, but would like to hear from people who've been there and sampled. Many thanks! --- Jim from Sedona.

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I was somewhat disappointed (the hype is just so overwhelming!) It was really pricey and the sushi was ok, but nothing out of this world. However, major A-list celebrity spotting, so in the end it was really worth it! :)

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★★★☆☆

I was somewhat disappointed (the hype is just so overwhelming!) It was really pricey and the sushi was ok, but nothing out of this world. However, major A-list celebrity spotting, so in the end it was really worth it! :)

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been to Nobu downtown mannnny times....always great. great food, service...nice atmosphere. would 100% recommend it.

2
★★★★★

been to Nobu downtown mannnny times....always great. great food, service...nice atmosphere. would 100% recommend it.

Pros: black cod and rock shrimp

Cons: hard to get reservations

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I have been to Nobu several times and never been disappointed. The rock shrimp is melt in your mouth. The buttered cod is to die for and the sake and drinks are all wonderful! I have taken many people here who are in New York visiting and have yet to get an unsatisfied customer.

2
★★★★★

I have been to Nobu several times and never been disappointed. The rock shrimp is melt in your mouth. The buttered cod is to die for and the sake and drinks are all wonderful! I have taken many people here who are in New York visiting and have yet to get an unsatisfied customer.

Pros: Food and drinks never disappoint

Cons: Hard to get reservations

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Excellent, never had anything I didn't like! Love the bento box for desert and love the black cod and rock shrimp. The crab is amazing as well. My mouth waters thinking about the food here!

2
★★★★★

Excellent, never had anything I didn't like! Love the bento box for desert and love the black cod and rock shrimp. The crab is amazing as well. My mouth waters thinking about the food here!

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My boyfriend took me here for my birthday. The ambience was not exquisite honestly, it looked a bit cheap. But the food definitely made up for the weak ambience. The sea bass was very close to perfection. The great thing is that all our dishies was very fresh and tasty. Cod fish was bit sweet. Our waiter treated us with a bit of an attitude, as if we were not good enough to dine at Nobu. I honestly believe that having a helpful and kind waiter makes your experience a little more enjoyable. Overall the food was great but I think once was enough for me.

2
★★★★☆

My boyfriend took me here for my birthday. The ambience was not exquisite honestly, it looked a bit cheap. But the food definitely made up for the weak ambience. The sea bass was very close to perfection. The great thing is that all our dishies was very fresh and tasty. Cod fish was bit sweet. Our waiter treated us with a bit of an attitude, as if we were not good enough to dine at Nobu. I honestly believe that having a helpful and kind waiter makes your experience a little more enjoyable. Overall the food was great but I think once was enough for me.

Pros: Tasty Dishes

Cons: Expensive, Attitude from servers

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My husband took me to Nobu last night. I highly recommend the: Monkfish Pate with Caviar, Tiradito Nobu Style and Broiled Black Cod with Miso. I LOVE the burst of flavor in each dish. The black cod literally melted in my mouth. The house special sushi and shrimp tempura are both average-I would say they're just slightly above supermarket quality. Although the flavor was good, the biggest disappointment was the overcooked truffle stuffed sea bass, which was rubbery. You have to know what to order for the best dining experience. Customer service is quick and they're really very helpful. I especially loved the lychee martini. I'll definitely come back but only for the hot/cold dishes. Make reservations!!

2
★★★★★

My husband took me to Nobu last night. I highly recommend the: Monkfish Pate with Caviar, Tiradito Nobu Style and Broiled Black Cod with Miso. I LOVE the burst of flavor in each dish. The black cod literally melted in my mouth. The house special sushi and shrimp tempura are both average-I would say they're just slightly above supermarket quality. Although the flavor was good, the biggest disappointment was the overcooked truffle stuffed sea bass, which was rubbery. You have to know what to order for the best dining experience. Customer service is quick and they're really very helpful. I especially loved the lychee martini. I'll definitely come back but only for the hot/cold dishes. Make reservations!!

Pros: Lychee martini, black cod fish, cold dishes!!!

Cons: a little expensive

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This is the 6th time I've been to Nobu and the food there still makes me giddy. We were both nervous because the last time we went the dishes were not as good as usual...everything was a little off. We agree it must have been a bad night, because this time it was amazing! We got the ceviche, monkfish pate, matsuhisa shrimp with caviar, rock shrimp tempura with ponzu sauce, creamy spicy crab, black cod with miso, bento box, and pineapple caramel cake. Everything was delicious.

The ceviche wasn't too acidic, the monkfish pate melted in our mouths, the shrimp with caviar only had two shrimp but was so good, the rock shrimp tempura was light and refreshing, the creamy spicy crab was to die for...big chunks of crab and just the right amount of sauce (last time they put way too much sauce), the black cod with miso was divine, and of course the bento box was the perfect ending..all that for under $150 and we were STUFFED.

2
★★★★★

This is the 6th time I've been to Nobu and the food there still makes me giddy. We were both nervous because the last time we went the dishes were not as good as usual...everything was a little off. We agree it must have been a bad night, because this time it was amazing! We got the ceviche, monkfish pate, matsuhisa shrimp with caviar, rock shrimp tempura with ponzu sauce, creamy spicy crab, black cod with miso, bento box, and pineapple caramel cake. Everything was delicious.

The ceviche wasn't too acidic, the monkfish pate melted in our mouths, the shrimp with caviar only had two shrimp but was so good, the rock shrimp tempura was light and refreshing, the creamy spicy crab was to die for...big chunks of crab and just the right amount of sauce (last time they put way too much sauce), the black cod with miso was divine, and of course the bento box was the perfect ending..all that for under $150 and we were STUFFED.

Pros: good-sized portions, friendly staff, a new plate with each course

Cons: don't try to the regular stuff you can get at any corner japanese restaurant for cheaper, go for the special hot/cold dishes instead..the sushi and tempura aren't worth the $$

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next door to nobu, no thank you!
I ventured out on friday night ( 08/04/06 ) in utter anticipation of the best sushi i have ever had. i was definitely dissapointed. it wasn't bad by any means, but i have had better in a number of different establishments around the city. if you are looking to hang out with the shi shi crowd and impress your other rich friends then this is the place for you. if you are an average to above average joe looking to find some good sushi, i'd look elsewhere. the price definitely doesn't match the quality of the food. on the upside the staff was courteous and attentive to our needs throughout dinner.

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★★★☆☆

next door to nobu, no thank you!
I ventured out on friday night ( 08/04/06 ) in utter anticipation of the best sushi i have ever had. i was definitely dissapointed. it wasn't bad by any means, but i have had better in a number of different establishments around the city. if you are looking to hang out with the shi shi crowd and impress your other rich friends then this is the place for you. if you are an average to above average joe looking to find some good sushi, i'd look elsewhere. the price definitely doesn't match the quality of the food. on the upside the staff was courteous and attentive to our needs throughout dinner.

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My fiance & I went here for my last night in NYC and were really torn between the $120 tasting menu that everyone told us to get, or the much less expensive a-la-carte that seemed to provide exactly what we wanted. We finally decided we would always wonder if we didn't try the tasting menu and did it. DON'T DO THIS! Unless you only want small tastes of very high-end dishes (like kobe beef, which was amazing), do your own thing! We were hungry right up until the end, when we reminded the waiter that we had requested the famous Black cod miso as one of our dishes and later found out he added it on top of our already ridiculously expensive bill. He kept asking us if we were still hungry, but I guess that meant if we said yes he was planning on adding that on as extra! I did enjoy the yellowtail jalepeno, the wild alaskan salmon sashimi salad, and the salmon sushi at the end, but I would have enjoyed even more a la carte softshell crab roll, more maki rolls, etc. And we were traumatized by the $380 bill, when we'd only had two drinks each. Don't get sucked in by the hype, take Nobu for what's it worth and get a deal by just ordering off the menu.

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★★★☆☆

My fiance & I went here for my last night in NYC and were really torn between the $120 tasting menu that everyone told us to get, or the much less expensive a-la-carte that seemed to provide exactly what we wanted. We finally decided we would always wonder if we didn't try the tasting menu and did it. DON'T DO THIS! Unless you only want small tastes of very high-end dishes (like kobe beef, which was amazing), do your own thing! We were hungry right up until the end, when we reminded the waiter that we had requested the famous Black cod miso as one of our dishes and later found out he added it on top of our already ridiculously expensive bill. He kept asking us if we were still hungry, but I guess that meant if we said yes he was planning on adding that on as extra! I did enjoy the yellowtail jalepeno, the wild alaskan salmon sashimi salad, and the salmon sushi at the end, but I would have enjoyed even more a la carte softshell crab roll, more maki rolls, etc. And we were traumatized by the $380 bill, when we'd only had two drinks each. Don't get sucked in by the hype, take Nobu for what's it worth and get a deal by just ordering off the menu.

Pros: kobe beef, nice cozy corner booth, good service

Cons: omakase menu, too expensive, hard to communicate with waiter

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I can't recommend Nobu highly enough. It is stylish and posh, but not over the top. The food is simply to die for. The toro tartar is silky sinful goodness. The yellowtail/ jalapeno sashimi is delightful. The miso cod is famous for a reason...it's a must-have. So tender and yummy. The kobe beef is the best I've had anywhere. And the lychee martini made with sake is refreshing and delicious. I just love this place.

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★★★★★

I can't recommend Nobu highly enough. It is stylish and posh, but not over the top. The food is simply to die for. The toro tartar is silky sinful goodness. The yellowtail/ jalapeno sashimi is delightful. The miso cod is famous for a reason...it's a must-have. So tender and yummy. The kobe beef is the best I've had anywhere. And the lychee martini made with sake is refreshing and delicious. I just love this place.

Pros: Great Food, Great Ambience

Cons: A bit expensive

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Located, you guessed it, right next door to Nobu, this little brother is a good back-up plan if you can't get a reservation at Nobu. Serving on a first-come, first-served basis, Next Door Nobu features a sleek, clean-lined decor, a raw…

 

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