Next Door Nobu Japanese Restaurant
105 Hudson St. (Franklin St.)
New York, NY 10013
When Nobu opened back in the late 90s it was impossible to get a table. Guess what? It still is but fortunately there is Next Door Nobu. Another David Rockwell designed restaurant, Next door Nobu is a slightly more casual but just as expensive version of Nobu. There’s no reservations for parties of 6 or less and I’ve heard stories of people waiting around for 3 or 4 hours. I went a few weeks ago for a graduation party for my cousin. We had several of their classic dishes such as the Miso marinated grilled Black Cod The black cod basically melts in your mouth and there is a sweet honey like glaze over each morsel of the fish.
Another famous dish here is the Rock Shrimp Tempura with Ponzu
Nobu opened back in 1997 and set the trend for South American Asian Fusion food when it opened. A lot of critics have complained that Nobu and Next Door Nobu have not changed their menu at all since that time. A lot of restaurants in the meantime have adopted Nobu’s menu and copy a lot of their items as Nobu’s chefs come and go to other restaurants. All of this shouldn’t prevent you from trying it out however. I felt that service was excellent and the food was spectacular. Please send me your comments about Nobu and Next Door Nobu.