When Nobu opened back in 1994, Nobu Matsuhisa’s global Japanese cuisine was revolutionary; now it’s everywhere, including at Nobu outposts around the world. (Certain dishes—such as yellowtail with jalapeño and black cod with miso—have been ripped off time and again.) Still, the flagship location holds steady as a favorite of locals, businessfolk, celebrities, and people who want to see celebrities. If you can’t snag a reservation, try Nobu Next Door. Note: Both Nobu and Nobu Next Door have closed, and will reopen at 195 Broadway.