Perhaps the greatest Japanese restaurant in New York City and certainly the most innovative. Don`t wimp out and order the usual sushi. Go "omakase" and let the chef choose your meal (just let your server know your price range). Here an inkling of what`s to come: tiradito (perhaps), raw slices of whitefish marinated in yuzu (ask them) and lemon juice, dotted with hot pepper paste and served with cilantro. The experience will set you back a few bucks, but the place is always packed, which tells you something.
Best known for its extensive list of exotic sushis, this place focuses on Japanese food especially known for sushi. Expect the average entrée to cost over $30, and there`s a prix-fixe menu at $70 per person.
Atmosphere: The restaurant has an elegant and rustic décor. The interior is accented by wood tones, enhanced by displayed artwork. The place has a romantic atmosphere -- frequented by a prestigious, well-off and well-known crowd.
More Reasons to Go: Nobu is great for anniversaries and other romantic evenings.
Eating & Drinking: Open for lunch and dinner. There is also a prix-fixe menu available.You`ll find that there is an excellent wine list.
Notable Mention: one of New York`s better restaurants
Of Interest: Nobu, which is owned by Drew Nieporent and Robert De Niro, is known to be frequented by celebrities. Beyond the food, the David Rockwell-designed interior makes the place a compelling visit.
Details to Note: Reservations are suggested. Smoking is not permitted. Entrances and walkways are wheelchair friendly.
Ways to Pay: Cash, MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Diners Club
Hours of Operation: Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:45am-2:15pm