Nobu New York, located in TriBeCa, is part of an upscale restaurant chain with locations throughout the US. The Nobu brand is said to be the original birthplace of Modern Japanese Cuisine. Truthfully, I just wanted to try Nobu in TriBeCa because it’s a “cool place” to add to my restaurant repertoire.
This original flagship location opened in 1994 and is a partnership between restaurateur Drew Nieporent, Meir Teper, and Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro. After 20 years in TriBeCa, it appears that Nobu New York is pursuing a change in scenery. According to this New York Post Article, Nobu New York will be leaving TriBeCa and heading downtown to Wall Street.
Nevertheless, I visited Nobu New York on my Birthday for a quick lunch before going shopping. It was the beginning of restaurant week, so there was a sizable crowd of people trying to get a taste of Nobu at the discounted restaurant week prices. After reviewing the special Restaurant Week menu, my dinning partner and I decided that we would just “go for it” and order off the regular menu. Six drinks, some sake and numerous sushi rolls later, we left satisfied and in desperate need of a nap.
The sushi was extremely fresh and delicious. My dining partner and I tried the Spicy Bigeye Tuna Roll, Salmon Avocado & Cucumber Roll, and Yellowtail Scallion – All delicious. We also left very buzzed off Nobu’s delicious Pineapple Martini, made with Pineapple Vodka, Peach Schnapps, Fresh Pineapple, Fresh Lime Juice. (pictured above),
The Service was impressive and very attentive. The crowd was filled with either restaurant week foodies or professionals grabbing lunch. I must visit Nobu for dinner to experience the modern Japanese fare. Nobu draws upon his classical training at sushi bars in Tokyo and his life abroad in Peru, Argentina, and around the world to create a whole new trend in Japanese cuisine. The resulting dishes, including Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeño, Tiradito Nobu Style, Lobster with Wasabi Pepper Sauce, and Black Cod Miso, make Nobu the innovator of new style Japanese food.
Other Nobu Locations in NYC
Nobu 57 opened in 2005 and is located uptown in NYC. The restaurant showcases Nobu’s signature new style Japanese cuisine with classic dishes such as Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeño and Black Cod Miso, and new creations from the wood burning oven and the hibachi table. Read More Here.
Nobu Next Door, which opened as an extension of the original Nobu, has now taken on a life of its own. Opened in 1998 due to high demand, its menu mirrors the original Nobu and offers Nobu To Go. Join us at Next Door for brunch Saturdays and Sundays. Read More Here.