Nobu (Temporarily Closed)
105 Hudson St.
(bet. N. Moore and Franklin)
More fancy than casual

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.


1 Comment

  1. They really should renovate the restaurant, it’s not so much the design but it’s seedy, worn out and it’s been that way quite a long time. I live in the neighborhood and it’s one of the reasons I don’t go very often.