BONDST
BONDST

BONDST

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bondstrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2127772500x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday, Monday & Tuesday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm, Wednesday & Thursday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm -11:30pm
    Lounge Hours: Sunday - Wednesday: 6:00pm - midnight, Thursday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 1:30am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Seafood, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Shigeru Mikami & Marc Spitzer
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Broadway & Lafayette St.
  • Public Transit: Subway: 6 train to Bleecker Street, R/W train to Prince Street or 8th Street, B/D/F/V train to Broadway Lafayette.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is available on Bond St. and Lafayette St. Monday through Friday after 6:00pm and Saturday and Sunday without restrictions. A parking garage/lot is available on the corner of Bond St. and Lafayette St. A parking lot is available on the corner of Great Jones St. and Lafayette St.
A word from BONDST
BONDST, located in NoHo, is a trendy downtown restaurant with a warm minimalist interior design. The cuisine is new Japanese with European and Asian influences. BONDST is Citysearch's 2007 and 2008 audience award winner for Best Sushi in NYC, as well as the 2008 audience award winner for Best Martini in NYC.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerJapanese
BONDST reviews from OpenTable diners
92 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (57)special occasion (40)romantic (39)hot spot (38)neighborhood gem (29)good for groups (28)late-night find (11)vibrant bar scene (9)notable wine list (3)great for lunch (2)great for outdoor dining (2)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • A tad pretentious
    gattoVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Despite the precious menu assortment of $22-30 sushi piece delicacies, the food is not special, even if it was flown in this morning. I had a mediocre chef's tasting of sashimi with a not particularly fresh toro scallion roll. Prior to that a couple non-memorable apps. I knew I was in trouble when our pleasant waitress began her pitch by explaining everything as if I had never eaten rice. She was good though, the cocktails were good and the dimly lit sultry room was filled with well dressed attractive people. That's gotta add at least 40% to the bill.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WOW Again!
    Nick757
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Again a great dining experience!Very good Sushi - amazing dishes!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    YPadVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    we ordered the braised short ribs, which is very good. I also like the pasta. But the sushi is not very impressive.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love it here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    This is probably one of my favorite reatyarants in NYC for just about any occassion
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bar tender
    JulieVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Tom the bar tender is by far the best lychee martini maker in NYC. He always is willing to share his new drink experiment
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • date dinner spot
    CocoC
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    went here for a birthday date dinner and it was perfect ...perfect portions and the waitress was helpful in bringing a birthday cake surprise out. great spot!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding over priced
    mt9lives
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Outstanding over priced Not I Typical sushi restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of my "go to" restaurants.
    babsbee72
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    BONDST never fails to deliver high quality, innovative dishes. Our top three appetizer favorites: Big Eye Tuna Tart, Red Snapper Tacos and Tuna Crispy Rice are the perfect precursor to a guaranteed mouth-watering main course, with climax achieved by the Mochi Ice Cream which is served in just the right size portions. The lychee martinis serve as the lubricant of choice for a positively delectable culinary experience. Even when the services is mediocre, it's better than most.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • too crowded and uncomfortable
    hannah
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The service and the food was totally amazing but the tables were too close to have private conversations. It was really uncomfortable because the place was packed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great romantic sexy place
    Jenlovegee
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    First: the ambience is super sexy Many hotties in this restaurant Second: food is pretty good Highlights are tuna crispy rice and sea bass
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst Omakase EVER!
    WilliamNYC
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I regularly dine at great NYC restaurants each week for either personal, or business reasons. Therefore, I've established my own "curated" list of preferred spots; BondSt remained a top favorite. However, after my meal on Friday night, I feel obligated to debut my first public restaurant review. I was celebrating a birthday, and my company had never experienced true Omakase. I raved about my experiences at Gari, Seki, Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare, etc. Now, I had been to BondSt 2x's previously, and had amazing sushi. However, this omakase was the absolute WORST. I advised the waiter on what to omit, and we received fish that was far from fresh (every piece was "fishy"), stuffed w/ wasabi (requested none), & bland. Not worth $265.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great!
    Love2eat
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    It was a great restaurant. The service and food is exceptional. But our dinner (and others) was disturbed by an obnoxiously loud and drunk table of two
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The experience at BondSt was excellent. I wish their was just a little but more light so you could see what your were eating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always love this place...
    foodiefanVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Get the Big Eye tuna tart appetizer. It is memorable. The snapper tacos are also great. Several great main courses too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced but delicious!
    Tifflin194VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    If money is no issue, then BONDST is a great option for sushi and izakaya. Our favorites were the tuna tarts, crispy shrimp, miso glazed cod, lobster risotto, and lychee panna cotta. Everything was delicious, but portion sizes are small for some dishes, which was disappointing given the prices. Our server was very helpful and good-natured, which added to the great ambiance of the restaurant. Overall we loved it and were glad we went!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Finest Omakase Tasting Course
    Sherman
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Frequent diner at this establishment when visiting NYC, Very fresh and excellent sushi and sashimi choices for you to choose or like me, go straight to Omakase. Big eye tuna Tart is a MUST!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good food - awful service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    From the second we walked in - from the hostess that didn't smile to the waitress that had the need to rush our meal - the service was unacceptable. We are not going for a $20 meal - we were rushed and given a roll of the eyes when asked for more time. Never again
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for Gluten Free Diners!
    MGGinNYCVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Amazing food and great service! I went there with a group of 4 people and everyone loved it. Despite having a mixed group (one of us doesn't eat sushi and I have celiac) everyone loved the meal. They even had a gluten free menu and gluten free soy sauce which really made my night! I would totally recommend this to friends!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for groups
    NytitanVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Food was excellent. Drink service slightly slow. Sea bass skewers great. Would like to have the ability to have it as an appetizer similar to the bar
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Don't sway from sushi entre
    paresi
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Way too expensive for what you get. Drinks are a joke.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • most creative fresh and yummy sushi
    haliandld
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The best Sushi rolls in the world plus the most tasty creative dipping sauces. Bond St never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date
    Elie
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food was amazing. The ambience like we just discovered a secret that we just can't keep. The service was very attentive though impersonal, which is ok. A fancier place where you can still dress down some but impressive enough to wear a three piece suit to as well. Overall great experience. A little pricy but can't argue with the results.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood
    cyberjack
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Used a zagat smartbox card here for 4 shared courses between 2 people. 1) salad, tuna tart, and spicy tuna crispy rice. 2) seabass and rock shrimp 3) 2 sushi rolls and 6 pc sashimi. 5) chocolate lava cake with ice cream scoop. More than enough food for 2 and it was delicious. Nice cozy interior, but needs more lighting. Overall, a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    KevinVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Excellent Food - the sushi rolls melt in your mouth. The fish is fresh and delicious. The prices are cheap for the quality of sushi! The only down side was how close the tables were jammed together, the venue is a bit small, but it has a lovely charm to it over all! The drinks were a bit pricey (Tried the Asian Pear Spritzer), but I would go here for the sushi.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quite lovely!
    britgirlVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    I had heard a lot about BONDST, to some extent this made me not want to go I thought it would be style over substance. However, it was worth the wait and I can say that it was a surprisingly enjoyable experience. I would highly recommend the jalapeno scallop roll from the sushi menu and I would suggest trying salmon. The salmon was beautifully cooked and has strong flavor. The setting of BONDST is simple and to a high standard. On the whole a good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Once in a while
    Balto1910
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Once in a while it is nice to spend some $$$ and eat very good quality sushi. Bond St with it's atmosphere provides a very nice ambiance. Though anything but a true Japanese restaurant, the sushi is of quality and delivered in a fast and courteous manner. A very attentive staff.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 66 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 917 reviews are from the BONDST reviews archive.
  • Bond st
    gds22VIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We had a really good meal.. Service was great.. We had one person with us with serious food allergies and our server made sure that everything we ordered was appropriate.. Would definitely recommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New York City Favorite
    ovishunter
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    My daughter and I absolutely LOVE this place. Everything is perfect. The broiled sea bass is ambrosia, my daughter says it should be on the dessert list. We come here twice ever time I come to New York City, only because three times in a week might be a bit weird . ambiance is like a very cool foreign movie with romance and a bit of mystery or you can sit near the sushi bar for all the way live excitement and energy. What more need I say.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, bad service
    Lovesushi
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The food here was amazing. Some of the best sushi I've ever had. When I first saw the menu I wasn't to thrilled with it, but I was blown away when we got our dishes. The crispy rice with tuna is the best I've ever eaten. The only thing that really dampened our experience was our waitress. She was not friendly at all, but instead seemed annoyed almost and was very short with us. Our bus boy was actually very friendly and we talked to him much more than our waitress as she was not very attentive at all.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    J20foodVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    I have been here many many many times and am never disappointed. Wonderful appetizers, sushi and plates.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good again!
    ovishunter
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Now if they will let me have all cherry bond St. donuts I'll be really, really happy. Marvelous place, food. Love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply Awesome
    SuzeVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    First came to BondSt many years ago based on a clients' choice. This is my 3rd time, but last time was likely 10 years ago! Came for long weekend to NYC with my family. My niece -- who bases her opinions on sushi based on more "basic" vs. specialty rolls -- thought it was outstanding. My sister-in-law declared it the best sushi she'd ever had. Very accommodating with our Sake choice (e.g. tastes). Can't wait to come back -- and not wait 10 years!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's all that....
    FoodieDivaVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Love, love, love BondSt! I'm there at least once a month, more if I can manage it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ok
    dpatriVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    We ate here five times. Sushi is average. For this amount of money go eat sushi somewhere elsw. If we ever go back it won't be for sushi. We only go there because our friends like it. Not sure why. It's a cool spot to be in, but if you just want to be seen there go grab a drink.at the bar. Our drinks were the tastiest thing we had there.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bond St. a Fave
    Stephanie
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    My husband and I seem to celebrate every special occasion at Bond St. The food is fantastic...the lobster rolls and tuna pizza are amazing. Service is top notch and the drinks are also excellent. We love the fresh ginger ale with whiskey. It's a must try. Pricey, but so worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    foodie11
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We had the best meal here -- it was a perfect date night in the city! We were only visiting for two nights, and we almost went back the second night! The pizza sushimi is a must-have appetizer. Everything we ordered was fantastic, and the service was superb. We will be back again one day!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    I have been here twice before and I love it so much that I will continue coming back. The food is delicious and fresh. I am never disappointed when I leave.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very overpriced
    rickie
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The food was amazing but the bill was absolutely crazy! More expensive than NOBU and the food is pretty much the same. Nobu has more choices actually. So while this is a great restaurant, the prices are just ridiculous and you can get the same food and service and atmosphere for a lot less at Nobu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing!
    Amazing
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    So consistent time after time! Truly amazing food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre
    authenticdining
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    I heard from a friend that this is a very good Japanese place. I was skeptical at first since I know Japanese food in Japan. The selection of fishes was above average, but better they lacked any seasonal Japanese fish. The negitoro maki had a slight fishy smell and taste, which I give a poor rating. The tuna was average us small bodied bland variety. The hamachi, scallop, uni, and lobster sashimi were good and fresh. All in all average for a Asian fusion joint and I'll try a real Japanese next time.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate