40 W 57th St, New York, NY | Directions 1001940.763783 -73.976026
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Midtown Center
great sushi spot in west midtown and they're open late. Great spot if you're by yourself to just sit at the sushi bar and watch them work their magic; their squid tempura is one of the best cooked dishes you can get at a sushi joint.
Service can be slow at sushi dinosaur Nobu, but specials such as rock shrimp, tuna tacos and lunch combinations with the famous black cod miso are usually delicious.
The Best Sushi I've ever Had – I've traveled all over the globe, Japan included, so I know my sushi... When I visited NYC this Spring I had to try Nobu and I was not disappointed. Great atmosphere and friendly staff.
Innovative dishes along with the usual. The Miso soup was absolutely spectacular.
The place was very crowded and we had to wait a little bit even though we had reservations, but it was a small price to pay for great food.
I will definitely be back again.
Likely the worst sushi I have ever had – We had tried the Nobu at Atlantis in the Bahamas and walked out after the appetizer. We thought that we would give it another shot based on a recommendation from a friend. We eat sushi about once a week and have several favorite spots in our home town that are all far better then this place.
First, at $8 per piece of sashimi you would AT THE VERY LEAST expect for the skin to be cut off. At both Bahama's Nobu and Nobu 57 the skin was left on the very thing piece of sashimi. Second, when we asked the waiter for recommendations on rolls he replied they are all pretty standard. You should just have the sashimi. He was incredibly rude and not helpful at all. Third, the drinks were mediocre at best.
We are not the type to ever complain about price when having a good meal. We often spend $600-$700 for a nice meal for two with wine. When the food and service are subpar then we DO have a problem with the excessively high prices. Bottom line.....don't waste your time or money on this place.
Bartender Oren is awful... – Have been waited on by this guy a few times & he ruins the fun! I asked for a margarita and he put extra juices in it...Then he said 'What else do you hate?' He insisted on putting fruit juices in the 2nd drink, so I had a disgusting margarita in front of me & this douche of a bartender giving me a hard time!!! He was like this with my cousin & her husband the previous week!
best – my favorite nobu location. always a great meal. never disappoints.
Major Rip Off on Mediocre Sushi – 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!!
Rude & obnoxious maitre'd – 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.
One of the Best in NYC – 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!
vacation for the tastebuds – 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 jalapeño 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.
Fine Dining in Midtown – 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!
Solid Meal at a Hot Spot – 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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