Bamboo 52
Bamboo 52

Bamboo 52

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bamboo52nyc.com/
  • Phone: 2123152777
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch:

    Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Dinner:

    Monday - Sunday: 4:00 pm - 2:00 am

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: John Greco III
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Full menu online on our web site. www.bamboo52nyc.com
  • Entertainment: Live DJ Tuesday through Saturday.
    Bar open till 4AM
  • Special Events: Sushi Saki Tastin menu on Mondays. Pre Theater dinner on Saturdays.
    Happy hour from opening till 9pm and Sunday ALL DAY LONG

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 8th and 9th avenues
  • Public Transit: MTA A C E trains. Find directions at: http://www.hopstop.com/
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Bamboo 52
Bamboo52 Sushi Bar and Lounge has the longest Happy Hour in Hell's Kitchen. Fresh Sushi, Sashimi and Maki rolls are served from 11 am till 2 AM during the week and 4pm till 2 AM Saturday and Sunday. Come relax and "Just Escape" in our garden or dining room.
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Bamboo 52 reviews from OpenTable diners
30 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.8
    Service3.5
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (12)neighborhood gem (10)late-night find (9)good for groups (9)vibrant bar scene (6)fit for foodies (6)great for lunch (6)hot spot (5)special occasion (3)great for brunch (2)romantic (2)kid-friendly (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • A favorite of ours
    BethVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    As usual, Bamboo 52 comes through. Their dishes are delicious, fresh and creatively prepared. Don't hesitate to make a reservation. You won't be disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • rayg888
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Sells itself as Japanese cuisine restaurant but not even close to authentic...basically a tourist trap for theater goers from out of town.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mediocre Sushi, ok service
    BillElisaVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    By NYC standards, the sushi is mediocre at best in quality and quite ordinary in variety/selection. Not a place we are in a hurry to return to.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find!
    NYCfoodie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I've been there three times so far. Everytime is great. I was in a rush this time so we hoped that our orders were taken faster. However, the waitresses were pretty good with time and the food came at a great time. The salmon roll is delicious and their happy hour specials are great. Love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Restaurant
    MLauria
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The food here was prepared beautifully and tasted just as good. The prices and drink specials made ordering a lot easy. The drinks were BOGO and really well made. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    NYCfoodie
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    After discovering the restaurant on Yelp, I found a really great sushi place. The restaurant was pretty empty around 1:30 pm but the decor was beautiful. The service was great. There is happy hour basically all day. The sushi was delicious. I would definitely like to go again at night with a group of friends. There is also an outdoor patio in the back of the restaurant, which looked really cool.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food
    noonisVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The food was really, really good. The staff seemed to be dealing with some issue that made them a little distracted but our server did his best to get us everything we needed. Definitely worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • enjoyed dinner
    Rdr525VIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We arrived before 5-restaurant very quiet, ex for a few people at the bar. Given our choice of tables. It was too hot to sit outdoors, so we picked a low table. They had high stooled tables too. Our drink order was taken, and since it was happy hour, it was 2 4 1. Had delicious seaweed salad, oysters, sashumi and 2 different rolls. All was very good and fresh. Waiters were attentive but not overbearing. Would definately return when in the neighborhood
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food reasonable theatre dist
    Dahktah
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Able to sit with room Friday night in season on short notice. Reasonably-priced good food, and not all of us were fans of sushi. Mostly sushi and rolls. We'd go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service
    mickyg
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    The service was not that great. The sashimi was so so but acceptable for the price.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Raw bar was great
    Hawaiignopas
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The raw bar was delicious. The oysters tasted fresh that we had 3 dozen before our sushi and meal. Ambiance was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jsalVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The food was not as good as on our previous visits. Service was friendly but sparse and unreliable. The place becomes a bar/lounge at night.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nicer view
    luv2eatsushi
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The Garden Seating was not offered to us. We would have had a nicer experience if we would have been outdoors on such a nice day. The sushi was fantastic and the wait staff was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud but tasty happy hour
    ahoughjr3
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Man, that BBQ chicken roll was amazing. Never had a bad thing to say about the food here. Seated promptly, but the waiter was a bit young and slow - didn't seem to have much experience. And several loud parties on a Friday evening didn't help the cause. But my gf and I will certainly be going back, probably for the awesome $10 lunch special!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 16 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.6
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.4
    • Service3.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 128 reviews are from the Bamboo 52 reviews archive.
  • Excellent sushi in a great location
    glo1
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    I was looking for a sushi restaurant in a location not too far from a subway stop on a rainy night. The walk was only a few blocks. The sushi was excellent. At 7 pm on a Friday, the place was active but not mobbed. I would definitely return to this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, terrible server
    MarthaVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    The food was good, the sushi conbinations are pretty interesting. Our server could not care les for providing a good service. Not nice at all and aproched the table a few times using quite an unopropriate verbage
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Worth It
    UncleHowdooVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Was looking for a sushi restaurant for dinner. Saw this one advertised. Should have known something was amiss when I walked in and the place was empty. Three staff members (one waitress, one bartender, and one manager) were chatting. Even after placing our order, they three continued to chat. It took an incredibly long time to get our food and drinks.....AND NO ONE ELSE WAS IN THE RESTAURANT. To make matters worse, we ordered some tuna and some salmon rolls. They came out together and couldn't be distinguished. One of our guests wouldn't eat salmon and was quite perturbed because the staff couldn't tell the items apart. Service was quite poor, and the food, just average. Would not go back. Not even for 1000 points.
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  • Love it here!
    CPnyc
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Gets better every time! Love the food, and the outdoor patio!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great sushi spot!
    CPnyc
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    Love this sushi spot in the neighborhood... Great vibe and good food. Gem for sure!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great find for us!
    TashaVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    My friend and I took our daughters to Bamboo 52 for an early dinner after a matinee. We were greeted right away, seated and had a wonderful server. I Enjoyed my Cosmo ...I'm picky! ......not a huge glass, but a nice average size...and we all shared a bunch of rolls. Everyone loved it...ESP enjoyed the "lovely roll". (My favorite) Miso soup was really good and our one cooked dish (udon noodles) was fabulous. We would definitely return, we all enjoyed our meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If you want sushi after work
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    There is nothing about Bamboo 52 that has me dying to go back. That being said the food was still good, the service was over the top kind which made the experience really enjoyable, and the drinks for happy hour are 2 for 1! So, if you're in the area and want Japanese - go for it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sushi was delicious and fresh-
    LisaG
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Sushi was delicious and fresh- and I'm a bit of a sushi snob. We were there celebrating a bachelorette party and I was a little disappointed in the dining experience, our server wasn't very friendly and the ambience was just ok. Overall, I would go back for the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sushi & Happy Hour
    RTabb
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    I've been to Bamboo 52 quite a few times for happy hour. The sushi is always fresh and the boats are delectable! Service is usually pretty good - but can get a little slow at the peak of happy hour. The speciality drinks are B1G1 and the other moderately priced. I've never tasted a bad roll here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Asian Fusion tastes good
    ReenaVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    We arrived at the restaurant and was pleased with the menu. The only problem was the choice of seating. There were tables of average height with banks of seating against the wall and backless stools across from them OR high tables with high chairs with backs. We chose the high tables. We prefer regular chairs of normal height with backs. Maybe they will be available the next time when we eat outside under the umbrellas in the spring. The tables on the patio looked perfect, as was the lemon pie for dessert.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall a good restaurant
    Brian
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Went on Saturday of St Patrick's weekend. The restaurant/bar was part of a weekend bar crawl which made it quite noisy with the party goes. Except for that was a good experience. The sushi was fresh, and there was a $1 special for blue point oysters, which suited this Piscean to a T.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food
    jojonycVIP
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Good sushi, long happy hour, 2 for 1 special from 11am-9pm, pretty busy for dinner time.......personally i am not a big fan of the space there, especially when it gets crowded, will try lunch next time, should be much more pleasant I guess.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reasonably priced sushi in HK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    We tried some non-traditional sushi rolls, and all were interesting and delicious. The decor was beautiful, but most of the seating was Asian-sized. I felt like I was squatting in my booth because the seat was so low to the ground. Half of the seating was ottomans/stools, which I also don't care for. The drinks were good and reasonable, and the 2-for-1 happy hour made them even more reasonable. However, we had to flag down a waiter to take our order, to fill our water glasses, and bring us our check. No one ever came to our table, and the restaurant was half empty.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Server was awful...
    MWJ79VIP
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    What was his name? Mark? Matt? The overweight queen who rolled his eyes and decided to take our order on his iPhone ..."seriously" and still got it wrong... Sushi isn't that great. Service is ratchet. Atmosphere is blah. Avoid if possible [03/11/14]
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot!
    CPnyc
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Great sushi spot for the neighborhood... Great food, good service and a cool atmosphere. Nice patio area and a nice bar. Definitely recommend for a fun spot with good sushi!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good Sushi Place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    I went there on a first date and really enjoyed the place. The food was really good. They were always alert to us if we had a question even on the drink menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just So So
    PatrickVIP
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Frankly went because it was a 1000 point restaurant. Sashimi appetizer was OK, not the freshest, but certainly OK. The Udon noodles were horribly bland. I kept adding soy sauce to give any flavor at all -- or salt.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for happy hour!
    xela104VIP
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Went here with co-workers and ended up spending a few hours here as they have fantastic happy hour specials!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not impressed!
    Avonie
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Made a reaervations but Restaurant did not have a table for me and had to sit at the Sushi Bar. To make matters worse, a server did not come over to us for at 25 mins. We had to call the host over. To add insult to injury we were not checked in when we arrived and now we may not receive our 1000 points for dining! Not an overall good experience!
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  • Great service!
    ChrisMVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    The best part of Bamboo 52 is the servers and bartenders. So friendly and welcoming! The rolls are a bit pricey but really good. Great happy hour. It was a nice spot for a pre-show meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hit the spot
    Jezebel
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    Visited during a snow storm so not many folks dining out...that sai, the food and service at the bar were great...
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great sushi and the steak
    KristaPopVIP
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    Great sushi and the steak was amazing!! Only thing I did not like were the oysters. They topped them with green onion and fish eggs. Normally I like both of those, but on the oyster they just got stuck in my throat and almost choked on them. Otherwise, the service was attentive but not over bearing. I had a raspberry mojito which was so good I ordered another one! When I asked the server to muddle jalapeno in it, she was more than happy to do it!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sushi!
    Mel23
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    I have been to this restaurant a few times now. I love the happy hours drinks are 2 for 1, and the sushi is great!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not authentic Japanese food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    I did not order sushi since it was my first time to visit this restaurant. I usually wait until my second visit to eat raw fish as I do not want to get sick from bad fish or infection. I ordered a bento box. The way food is prepared and served is not traditional Japanese and I felt strange. If you are not born in Japan and you go for drinking and food this restaurant may be good.
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  • Bamboo 52 -- Good Spot for Sushi
    Rickyortega
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    We went her for an engagement celebration for our dear friends and we got there ahead of reservation time. The host was amazing trying to get us seated and comfortable. We were seated for 6 that later turned into 7 and Bamboo 52 really came through and made the celebration fantastic!! Drinks weren't too tasty and there were hiccups in taking some of our orders but, overall it wouldn't be anything I can think of to not bring us back here. Thanks again to the most wonderful host and we all will be returning!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a blast
    Chris
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    We have been going to Bamboo 52 for three years running and each time has been as memorable and amazing as the last.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate