Japanese: Even if you don't hail from New York City, you have likely heard of many of the monuments, street names and even restaurants. Nobu makes that list as one of New York's most recognized Japanese restaurants. Its fame is punctuated by frequent visits from celebrities and the New York elite, but it is truly the food that is getting people talking. Chef Nobu Matsuhisa draws from his experiences around the world to create dishes unlike any other. Take Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeño, Tiradito Nobu Style, Lobster with Wasabi Pepper Sauce, and Black Cod Miso. Don't forget to check out the great sake selections and strong wine list as a complement to any meal.
Sushi, Asian: Punctuated by frequent visits from celebrities and the New York elite, Nobu serves food that definitely lives up to its reputation. Try the "new-style sashimi," lightly cooked with garlic and ginger-flavored olive oil. Squid pasta is also a good choice. Not sure which items to try? Try several! The Omakase — a multi-course selection of the chef's choosing — covers a wide range of flavors, textures and styles. Don't forget to check out the great sake selections and strong wine list — a complement to any meal. TRAIN: 1, 9 to Franklin St