Nobu Next Door
105 Hudson St, New York, NY 10013
11/11/2010Provided by Citysearch -
It was my wife's 24 birthday, both of us are fond of Japanese food and Robert De Niro's movies. So we decided to celebrate in Nobu. We were greeted nicely at the reception. The table that they offered didnt suit us because it was in the middle of two other tables that were about 10 cms away. So we requested and we got a table for 2 at the lower end of the restaurant.
Waiter knew that we are new so he advised a bunch full of dishes that we readily agreed to and found very tasty. The cuisine was very innovative, Fresh Fluke Sashimi was delicious we loved the Seabass , Yellow tail Sashimi with Jalapenos New Style Sashimi, Salmon kelp roll, I dont remember the name of Prawn dish; it was amazing. Food was heavenly.
Waiters and staff were quite nice, their advise and assistance made it easier for us to choose from a broad selection of ALL TASTY stuff.
We were quite prepared to pay a price for the quality, and Nobu didnt disappoint us in this regard too, we paid about $355 for the two of us, in most other restaurants we'd find it a wastage of money, in NOBU we didnt mind at all.
Although we cant afford to go there frequently, we'll surely go there as often as we can, we hope that they maintain the quality of their food and standards of service until then.
Our recommendation: Dont waste your money on the wines in NOBU, they are quite overpriced, you can find similar brands in other places at half rates, in shops 1/4 the price. Spend as much as you can on the food, its worth it, as you wont find the parallel anywhere...
09/30/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I should tell you all that they have been farming bluefin tuna in Japan and other places around the world and are not harvesting as much as they exagerate. I knew of a company that was trying to sell their product to the sushi restaurant I worked at. They claimed to have raised their bluefin tuna from egg..Pretty cool..
...and I like, if not love anything that Nobu Matsuhisa creates or serves at his restaurant. I'm sorry sometimes GOOD restaurant get bad reviews from people who have no sense of taste or just unnervingly ignorant and would judge the poor for the food they served... Go eat a cow-
07/25/2010Provided by Citysearch -
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.
06/09/2010Provided by Citysearch -
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.
05/09/2010Provided by Citysearch -
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.
12/02/2009Provided by Citysearch -
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.
11/22/2009Provided by Citysearch -
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.
10/09/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Absolutely nothing special about this place. A couple of the preparations are unique and taste good, but it is a very poor value. $20 for a shot glass of spicy salmon tartar? $27 for a mid range 7oz beaker of cold sake? The service is technically competent but surly and uninvolved (not a a too cool for school thing) they just don't care and seem bored.
2 of us spent $250 including tip for a small dinner that has no standouts. If this place was exactly the same but called Joe's next door and run by a regular chef- no one would go.
04/21/2009Provided by Citysearch -
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!
03/30/2009Provided by Citysearch -
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!
02/24/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I want to start this by saying I am not a native New Yorker, I was merely in town on vacation, and I feel that I have developed a strong sense of good Asian cuisine. That said, I was very disappointed with the quality of food at Nobu Next Door. Our maki was very meger (think diameter), our nigiri was woefully thin and 'fishy' tasting/smelling, and my hot meal, what they called 'squid pasta' was just rubbery over-cooked squid chunks drowning in soy sauce tossed with wilted asparagus. A friend of mine had the Beef Toban Yaki and what was a $32 meat dish looked more like a $5 fajita platter at your local Mexican restaurant. Having spent the day in Chinatown I have to say my $5.25 bowl of Pho at Bo Ky was hands down better than our $100 meal at Nobu Next Door. If this is any indication of what the food at Nobu is like, you can count on me to stay far away from it's doors.
02/03/2009Provided by Citysearch -
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!
01/26/2009Provided by Citysearch -
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!
20SOMETHING SUSHI LOVER :(
10/22/2008Provided by Citysearch -
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.
10/21/2008Provided by Citysearch -
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!
Phone: (212) 219-1441
Primary Phone: (212) 334-4445
Phone: (212) 334-4445
Fax: (212) 219-1441
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Parking: Paid, Garage, Street
Bike Parking: Yes
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian
Alcohol: Beer, Wine
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Good For Groups: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Wheelchair Accessible