Nobu Next Door opened in 1998 as an extension of the original Nobu, has now taken on a life of its own. Its menu mirrors the original Nobu and offers Nobu To Go. Nobu Next Door is a regular participant in NYC Restaurant Week in the last few seasons. As you can imagine, it was hard to book a table during the weeks. I finally managed to get a table for 2 in the very last day of the Restaurant Week.
Overall the original Nobu and its next door share same menu for the Restaurant Week this time. For starter, they offer choice of: Sashimi Salad with Matsuhisa Dressing, Black Cod Miso on Limestone Lettuce and Fluke Sashimi with Dried Miso. At Nobu last week, I ended up choosing Sashimi Salad for my starter, so this time I picked Black Cod Miso, the signature dish. It was so good and tender, I was very much wanting to have few more pieces! For main, there are 3 Choices of: Rock Shrimp Tempura with Spicy Creamy Sauce, Beef Tenderloin with Anticucho or Teriyaki Sauce and Assorted Sushi. I did beef Anticucho and my friend took shrimp then we shared. The beef tasted a bit spicy and this is the Nobu’s Peruvian influence. We really enjoyed both. You can pick a dessert either “Rhubarb Jasmine Tartlette” White Chocolate Jasmine Tea Cream with Rhubarb Raspberry Compote On Sucree Tart or “Caramel Miso Tartlette” Dry Miso Caramel Cream with Apricot Lime Compote On Chocolate Tart.
Price: three-course prix fixe dining deals for lunch ($29) and dinner ($42).
Dress code: Smart Casual
Dining alone: Yes, there is a nice sushi counter
To go: Yes