Much better than the London version (I went to both a few days apart, so had a fair chance to judge). The New York version sticks to Japanese food and some fusion variants, and does not stray off into South American cooking like its London sibling. Though the whole thing is just a bit Absolutely Fabulous, I found the service and atmosphere here fine, and the food scored high marks with me. You are best to get a cab there if you are of a nervous disposition. If you can’t get a reservation try Nobu Next Door (same address, phone (212) 334-4445).