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Nobu 57

Japanese in Midtown


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Hours: FRIDAY5:45PM to 11:00PM
    Perfect for
  • Big Groups
  • Celebrity Sightings
  • Corporate Cards
  • People Watching

Nobu 57 is still a pretty damn good meal. It’s hard not to love those classic dishes, as long as you can swallow the hefty price tag. This Food Rundown below is how I order every time I hit Nobu, no matter what location. The only thing that matters is that I’m not paying. Who wants to buy me dinner so I can show you where Kathy Griffin usually sits?

Food Rundown

Big Eye Tuna Tacos

You’ll see a lot of tuna tacos around town these days. We’re not sure if they originated at Nobu, but these are probably better than the ones that you find at other restaurants that are also sort of nightclubs.

Rock Shrimp Tempura with Ponzu or Creamy Spicy Sauce

You know the drill. One or two orders of each is mandatory.

Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeño

Still a Nobu must order, no matter where in the world you happen to be overspending on dinner. We can’t get enough of that ponzu and that fresh spicy kick.

Black Cod Butter Lettuce

A square inch brick of Nobu’s famous black cod wrapped in a small piece of butter lettuce and sprinkled with crunchy stuff. It adds up to $4.50 per bite, and it’s so good that you’re probably gonna end up asking the restaurant for a line of credit.

Fluke Sashimi with Dried Red Miso and Yuzu Sauce

Very similar to the yellowtail jalapeño, and somehow a little spicier. Order it.

Lobster Shiitake Salad with Spicy Lemon Dressing

We’ve always loved this lobster salad at Nobu. Because if you’re gonna get a salad, you might as well get a really fcking expensive salad. Take that, 99%. There might as well be twenty dollar bills on the plate instead of the greens.

Grilled Toro Special

Every once in a while you’ll catch a special at Nobu 57 of lightly grilled fatty tuna with shitake mushrooms and ponzu sauce. It’s delicious, and you should order it. And yes, it’s expensive.


You shouldn’t come to Nobu for the sushi, but if you must, keep it simple. I’m usually sitting in front of a few pieces of delicious yellowtail and a spicy scallop handroll before the night is over.