Robert DeNiro knew what he was doing when he opened this restaurant (I can't say the same for some of his movie choices). He's a co-owner with Drew Nieporent and others.
Nobu is the place to be on a Thursday through Saturday night.
It's always crowded, there's always a wait and one can never secure a reservation at a normal dinner time unless you book a month in advance or your name happens to be Madonna, Ashley Olsen or Jude Law (yes, they've all eaten here recently).
The wonderful dishes are the main draw as well as the potential excitement of seeing a celebrity.
I have to say I've had better sushi elsewhere but the classic Nobu dishes are what bring me back - yellowtail sashimi with jalepeno, black cod with miso, the list goes on and on.
It's not terribly expensive either if you don't drink that much and stick to tap. Believe me, it's worth it and if you can't get in to Nobu, then try Next door nobu, same great dishes with less atitude and a hipper, younger vibe. They also have takeout at next door, yum!