Nobu Next Door, which opened as an extension of the original Nobu, has taken on a life of its own. Opened in 1998, its menu mirrors the original Nobu, but it has a no-reservations policy except for large parties. With its late-night dining and music, Nobu Next Door draws a spirited crowd. One advantage it has over its sibling is a superb raw bar featuring the freshest market catch of the day. Designed by architect David Rockwell, Nobu Next Door evokes the Japanese seaside. The atmosphere buzzes with the same energy and excitement as Nobu yet maintains its own identity.