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Posted by Anonymous on 01/30/2010
I ate at Nobu when it first opened when it was impossible to get a table but it was an incredible experience. I just ate there last week , looking forward to a few great dishes, namely the sashimi salad, rock shrimp with mayo sauce , miso black cod and tempura. Well , what a shock. The rock shrimp and salad were so salty I could not eat them. The tempura was soggy and cold and the cod was cold and not so great. The waiters were even harder to understand with there heavy accents.. What a rip off. Nobu is Nomore and should close down or get it together!
Posted by Anonymous on 07/25/2009
So, went here the other night and my girlfriend and I got the $150 omakase, plus a bottle of the Nobu Sake, and a bottle of Pino, and here is what $150 omakase gets you. Started off with the toro tartar. It comes in a wasabi soy sauce, so if you like wasabi, this dish is a must, but if you don't, you will not enjoy it. The toro tartar just melts in your mouth. After that, they brought over the kumomoto oysters. These were amazing... absolute must have. After that, they brought over a salad with micro greens and baby yellowtail, which was very good, but nothing to write home about. After that was a snapper sashami in a lemon sauce, with a dot of chili sauce, black sea salt, and celantro. This was extremely flavorful... a lot going on in each piece, and worth getting. Moving on to the hot dishes... first out was the cod that came with fois gras, ginger sprout, and pickeled scallions. I can honestly say, the fish was the best thing I have ever eaten in my entire life. If you get one thing on the menu, get this. After that, they brought out some kobe served on a sizzling platter with enoki mushrooms and string beans. I have had kobe before, and this to me was nothing special... just a good steak. Unless you are dying for a steak, I would not recommend getting kobe here. After that, they brought over a miso soup with clams... ordinary. Next was 5 pieces of sushi... toro, which was not as good as I have had, sock eye salmon, which was good, yellowtail, which was as expected, live scallop, which was phenomenal... best piece by far, and a piece of king crab, which was ok. For dessert, they first brought over a palate clenser of kiwi and some kiwi flavored chopped ice with gold leaf. It did it's job. Next came either (my girlfriend and I got different desserts) a almond cake with cherries and cream dessert, or a warm chocholate molten cake with green tea ice cream. Both were good, but nothing too special. On the whole, service was great... waiter was very attentive and took his time explaining each dish. The Nobu sake was really very nice. The starter fish dishes were all really good, and the cod was out of this world, Kobe is not worth getting, and desserts ok. The bill came out to a few bucks shy of $400 before tip (including tax though). Dinner was a gift for us, but honestly, I don't think it was a $450 meal... I'd recommend ordering the highlighted dishes a la carte.
Posted by mli on 07/02/2009
I went to the restaurant for my sister's birthday, as per request. Also, as we both have sweet-tooths, the idea was to indulge in the wonderful desserts I remember having two years ago at the 57th Street location. Unfortunately, it is "old, touristy" and not what is used to be as per the last few reviews. Highly overpriced and given the shockingly mediocre sake, I could only guess that it's sake for tourists. BTW, we had the waiter's help in our selections too. No fault of his though -- service was excellent. Sad, sad...
Posted by anonymous on 04/23/2009
nobu is old news - spotty service, inconsistent food, rediculous prices have made this once new york hotspot a remnant of the past. welcome to the recession nobu - maybe you should not keep your phone off the hook - last few times you had several empty tables.
Posted by Michal on 02/26/2009
We came back last week to this restaurant and found its great food once again. Lunch menu is good value for money, with a very good black cod dish. We loved especially the squid pasta. Hope for the third time. So ...go !!
Posted by Foodie from NY on 02/20/2009
Went last week for restuarant week (there were 6 of us) and none of us liked what we ate -- and we all ate different items. Service was sub-par. Will not be going back.
Posted by itokosan on 02/10/2009
It used to be special. They basically invented jalapeno yellowtail, and that is still good there. The tasting menu is nothing special, the sushi is below the grade of other places. You have to pick and choose your dishes carefully and be prepared to spend alot . The King crab tempura is the best deal and tastes good. The "new style sashimi" is good. ankimo is double the price it should be. I have found much better sushi restaurants than Nobu