Nobu Fifty Seven

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Nobu Fifty Seven, the first uptown New York location for legendary chef Nobu Matsuhisa, opened to much anticipation in the summer of 2005. Nobu's co-owners are his longtime partners: renowned restaurateur Drew Nieporent, Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro, and Hollywood film producer Meir Teper. The restaurant showcases Nobu's signature new style Japanese cuisine with classic dishes such as Tiradito Nobu Style and Black Cod Miso, and the hibachi table. The restaurant received three stars from the New York Times.

Designed by David Rockwell, Nobu Fifty Seven evokes fluidity and the imagery of an Asian river with curves and details of abalone shell chandeliers, sliced bamboo stalks in terrazzo tiles, scorched ash tables and Japanese quilt fabric. Sake barrels imported from Japan tower over the first floor bar counter as diners make way to the upstairs dining room. Burnished woods, rich hues and soft lighting create an ambiance of elegance and refinement.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was amazing and so knowledgeable... we can not remember her name but she was asian with a short hair cut. We loved her, shame we cant remember her name. Ugh!!! But the staff and presentation and food was just awesome. My baby loved it. It was the best father's day ever!

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SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I always finish my dinner in one an a half hour but I find rude to tell the custumer to vacate the table by certain time when am spending money

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BW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

We dined here on Father's Day but were really there to celebrate our teen daughter's graduation. She had begged to go here as it's trendy and popular among her friends. I was disappointed by our experience, as I found the dining room to be too loud and the food to be just okay. Felt more like a PF Chang's than a special, bespoke, authentic Japanese dining experience. I have been to the Nobu in Tokyo and it's a much more refined dining experience—from the food to the ambiance to the service—than this New York location. Also for the amount of money we paid, there are so many more premium omikase restaurants we could have eaten at and enjoyed better quality sushi for less.

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j
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the tasting menu. The waiter was fabulous. The food was phenomenal.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Get the king crab tacos. They’re AMAZING!!!

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C
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for dinner on a Friday night. The food portions were pretty small and I liked how they brought each dish out separately. The service was great. Dion was so nice and professional. The ambiance was beautiful, the decor was very well done and the seating was pretty spacious between tables.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Server made fantastic suggestions we all enjoyed. Service was very timely and got us out in time for our show.

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OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time and unbelievable food.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing as always and service is second to none. The server even brought out a complimentary dessert because they knew we were celebrating a graduation which was a very nice gesture. Will definitely be back.

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N
Naples
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food, fun atmosphere. Definitely recommend.

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ET
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting NYC. Great spot for a late bite...in our case after theater.

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MV
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

I was looking forward to this but was disappointing -- loud, food was average, and too crowded. Not a great place for dinner.

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C
Louisville
25 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!

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AT
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food, great atmosphere, with great service. We had an amazing experience!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Comida no tan buena como otras veces

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JG
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Absolutely terrible!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Sons birthday

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CP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic, like always.
Loved the help i received to give my Bf a little birthday surprise. Hostess, Manager and Server did an amazing job! Thank you!

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DS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

I am not a complainer, as a general matter.

We waited 30 minutes to order drinks. Sake was poured into our glasses and then a small teapot to keep chilled and the bottle was taken away. When finished, we couldn’t find our waiter or the bottle for way too long. The food came out incorrectly: my friend ordered steak medium it came medium rare. It took nearly 30 more minutes for the food to return.

To their credit, the waitress and manager handled my friend’s complaints professionally and appropriately comped various items. That gesture is appreciated.

If you’re a tourist, enjoy. If you are looking for top quality sushi and Japanese tapas, you’ll find better food with better service for less money at dozens of places around the city.

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SM
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Just a horrible, overpriced loud tourist place. Hectic, disorganized, zero ambiance, zero Japanese influence.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I got a chance to meet the man , Nobu, while dinning. He was in the house. What a super nice man. Great night for my daughter and me. Thank you!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch as always. Worth $$$

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1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

were celebraring a special occasion but what should be a special night turned out to be a poor experience caused by a very poor service.

We began for asking 2 cold dishes and 2 hot dishes and ask wich cold tea was available to order. The waitress told us to wait while she grab de menu with the teas.

Food came: one cold dish, followed by one hot dish, then again one cold dish and another hot dish. Nobody could explain us why the dishes came in this order.

While was served the third plate still waitIng for the tea list. We asked once again for the cold tea list and the waitress tols us wich teas were available (we never get to actually see the menu) and i chose one of the cold teas. The tea was prepared fast but was a hot tea. We talked once again with the waitress who told us that the tea was only served hot so she could bring us some ice. With the ice the tea turn out water.

We were also drinking sparkle watter. When the bottle ended the waitress took out the bottle and asked us if we wanted a new one. We say no. My husband drunk his water but I still have my glassed almost filled so the waitress came with plain water and refilled both glasses.

Once again we have to talk with the waitress.

Once again we asked fir the menu in order to ask for one more plate and the waitress warm us that we should as for the dessert because the kitchen was about to close. We asked for the dessert’s menu and we need to asked to another waitress.

We we’re so recommended to your restaurant food was great but a poor service erase all that should be a night to remember.

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VL
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing overall.
It’s an experience.
Expensive but worth it

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RM
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredibly delicious food and cocktails. Impeccable service, with great suggestions by our waiter. Wonderful evening celebrating a family birthday!

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OT
New England
9 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic food. Always get chest pain when the bill comes.

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AW
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is phenomenal - no debate. Our server was professional and excellent. But if you're someone who is used to eating high-quality sushi, things described as "adventurous" are probably the only reason you're coming to Nobu in the first place. There really isn't anything adventurous, but the food - raw and cooked - is fresh, creative, and immaculately prepared. I would recommend this to everyone.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a large party, celebrating my son’s birthday and the food and service was great. The server had excellent recommendations and was attentive to our requests.

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s
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints. Food was amazing and atmosphere is a lot of fun. Like the new additions to the menu. Definitely don't go here if you are looking for a low cost meal, but the experience never let's you down.

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KG
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

I was sick all night after eating at the restaurant ☹️😢.

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DK
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nobu never disappoints!
Great food. Great ambience. Amazing night.

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MN
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and quality of service. We had the Omakese and while it was very expensive, quite delicious!

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c
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The dish is great but toooooo slow!hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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VS
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful ambiance. Excellent healthful food.

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AH
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Nobu for my daughter's 16th birthday. It was our first time there and we were not disappointed. The decor, service and food were wonderful. Can't wait to go back!

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ES
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional omakase...delicious, simple, creative and generous portions.

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

excellent food

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H
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

First off, the food was amazing. The quality of the fish was top notch and was among the best I have ever had. Service, however, was not great. Our sushi and sashimi appetizers came out relatively quickly and were quite good, the toro was as good as I have had anywhere to include Japan. The problem came with the entrees. My fiancé and niece were served their entrees and mine came about ten minutes later when they had almost finished. The waiter never bothered to check and I asked to see the manager. The Manager was somewhat indifferent, asked what I had ordered and said it would be right out. When I commented that this level of service was not commensurate with a restaurant that holds it out as a five star experience, the manager pushed back saying that entrees came out at different times (my fiancé and niece had the cod and I had the arctic char). I told him this was not acceptable and he did the right thing and did not charge me for my entree, but it was off putting. Further, the chopsticks were cheap wooden sticks that one would find in a neighborhood Chinese restaurant. I have spent ten years of my adult life in Asia, and this would be considered unacceptable in places like Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, etc. Most Japanese and Thai I know would be aghast to find such cheap chop sticks in a restaurant that holds itself out as a fine dining establishment. Maybe not a big deal to most Americans, but this is supposed to be fine dining. Also the restaurant seemed quite ordinary, patrons in jeans and t-shirts etc. Anthony Bourdain always said you could judge a restaurant by its bathrooms and the principle holds; wooden chop sticks, dowdy patrons, it seems this institution is slipping. The food was great, but everything else not so much. How long until the food slides too. If I was looking to impress someone I would not come here. If you just want good fish, this is the place to come and you will pay for the privilege.

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s
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible job! Family outing for a late mother’s day, Paul was a fantastic server and took very good care of myself and my family.

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HH
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We had the lunch bento box and it was too over-salted.

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