For obvious reasons we don’t feature restaurants that are permanently closed, but this will be an exception. Last weekend marked the closing of the original Nobu location on Hudson street and the end of an era. The Tribeca location has been an NYC dining landmark for 23 years, and is the restaurant that put Tribeca on the culinary map with the help of Robert DeNiro. The high end Japanese-Peruvian mega chain still has its 57th street location, a new soon-to-come downtown location, and locations in dozens of cities around the world. Despite this, there was something about the original that has never and will never be replaced.
The food at any location is consistently good (and pricey), but the long history of the 105 Hudson street location, as well as its smaller sibling Nobu Next Door added to the experience. Nowadays you can find dishes at Japanese and Asian-inspired restaurants all over the country that were conceived and perfected by chef Nobu Matsuhisa in Tribeca, but never seem to touch the original.
Nobu Tribeca | 105 Hudson St | New York, NY 10013 (CLOSED)
Nobu 57 | 40 W 57th St | New York, NY 10019
Nobu Downtown | 195 Broadway | New York, NY 10007