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Permanently Closed - Bamboo 52

3.6
192 reviews
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$30 and under
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Sushi
Top Tags:
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Vibrant Bar Scene

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Bamboo 52 shows that putting sushi together with a club-like atmosphere with signature cocktails and a patio goes over quite well in New York City. It�s a popular nightlife spot for friends to meet up because having light snacks is perfect then and sushi fits the bill.

Bamboo 52 has a decent sized menu with sushi, signature rolls, classic hand rolls, samurai boats and even a few entr�es for when a heavier meal is needed. A specialty at Bamboo 52 are the love boats, including one with 18 assorted sashimi pieces and another with 12 assorted sushi. Be sure to check out the half-priced choices during happy hour.

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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Sushi, Japanese, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation

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

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Phone number
(212) 315-2777
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
John Greco III
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Catering
Full menu online on our web site. www.bamboo52nyc.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
8th and 9th avenues
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Public transit
MTA A C E trains. Find directions at: http://www.hopstop.com/
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Entertainment
Live DJ Tuesday through Saturday.
Bar open till 4AM
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Special events & promotions
Sushi Saki Tastin menu on Mondays. Pre Theater dinner on Saturdays.
Happy hour from opening till 9pm and Sunday ALL DAY LONG
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Private lounge for up to 60 people next to our fabulous outdoor Zen Garden.

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3.6based on all time ratings
3.7
food
3.6
service
3.3
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on July 1, 2016

The sushi here is good for the price. It's good quality, but not trying to be super fancy. Not only that, we did the Groupon deal and got a lot of food (and saki) for the money and everything we had was good. We especially like the dessert, which was the Mochi ice cream. The service was very fast and friendly. Table space was a little tight, but typical for the neighborhood. My partner and I would go back.

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2.0Dined on May 28, 2016

Poor quality sushi. Salad was old.

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2016

Great find. excellent service food was good. A hidden gem

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2016

Best happy hour in all of Hells Kitchen, not to mention their incredible sushi rolls! Will definitely visit again!

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2016

Restaurant seems focused on their Happy Hour, which seems to run all day. The sushi was very good, but the loud music, uncomfortable seating and haphazard service more than offset the positives.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2016

Stopped in by chance. Great little find. Big bar. Nice dinning area. Has outdoor patio in the back. There is a private area for parties. Nice menu. Specials were good. Nice presentation and service.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2016

Great little shushi place. Has an outdoor patio in the back. The ambiance was a great touch for dinning at night. The menu was simple yet had some different combinations and creations. The service and presentation was cool. The manager checked on us to ensure we had a good experience. Menu was reasonable priced. The bar was pretty big and fully stocked. The smaller shushi bar is great for quick eats. Check it out if you get s chance.

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1.0Dined on March 24, 2016

We had early reservations and the restaurant was mostly empty. The loud techno-disco music was being played so high that conversations were impossible. We ended up leaving before we ever ordered food.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2016

The sushi is always good and the servers very nice and friendly.
New staff being trained are spot-on.
The sushi is always good.

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4.0Dined on February 6, 2016

Since it's a bit off of Broadway, it doesn't feel as touristy as other Times Square restaurants. Sushi is good and plentiful. Service, was quick, but we were one of the few people in the restaurant. Overall, a good experience.

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4.0Dined on January 7, 2016

I have shied away from Sushi since being diagnosed with Celiac Disease due to hidden ingredients in sauces, etc. but I thoroughly enjoyed Bamboo 52. Sushi chefs can only influence the taste of a few things, rice being one and the rice here is amazing. Server knew what I needed to avoid and had chef prepare dishes I could eat. I only wished they had a bottle of gluten free soy sauce.

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3.0Dined on January 1, 2016

I wish I had more amazing things to say about this place, but it was average. I also went on new years day evening and we sat where it was cold and blah blah sob story. In the end, the food was decent and worth trying.

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5.0Dined on December 19, 2015

Great food as always! Thank you!

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3.0Dined on December 9, 2015

very east going place good place to fuel up before or after theater. given exceptionally long happy hour a good place to get a pop or two

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2.0Dined on November 23, 2015

The host/waiter was downright hostile. What is a surly person doing in a service job?? We couldn't wait to get out of there. Rude, rude, rude.

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5.0Dined on November 16, 2015

VERY WELL DONE. EXCELLENT FOOD. FRESH SUSHI AND WELL EXECUTED AND PRESENTED.

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4.0Dined on September 5, 2015

Always good! Fresh seafood, great service and excellent bar choices.

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2.0Dined on August 25, 2015

Small storefront restaurant with NO atmosphere. Half the seats were small, cushioned ottomans without any backs which were extremely uncomfortable. The sushi was mediocre. I would never go back.

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4.0Dined on August 24, 2015

Greer service and nice people

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2.0Dined on August 15, 2015

Friendly staff and nice cocktail. But meal started with soggy tempura (which is pretty unforgivable for a Japanese-style restaurant). Sushi rolls thereafter did not sing with freshness.

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1.0Dined on August 12, 2015

Went to this place because it was close to the theater we were going to, looking for a bit of good sushi, did not find that here! It tasted like it had been sitting on a shelf for a week.

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4.0Dined on July 23, 2015

Very nice place. I took my 13 yr old daughter her based on Yelp/Open Table user reviews and we were not disappointed. Good was excellent and fresh and the service was fast and attentive.

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2015

The sushi at Bamboo 52 is always good. If you are looking for a quiet spot, this isn't it. They have great sushi, service and a nice selection of cocktails, sake, beer, and wine. We keep coming back and haven't had a bad meal or bad service yet.

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4.0Dined on May 1, 2015

The service is always good and the sushi is delicious. We love coming back here... and we will!

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2.0Dined on April 30, 2015

Pleasant atmosphere and wonderful wait staff. I wouldn't recommend this place for sushi ever! Completely unappetizing and just a tremendous disappointment!

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3.0Dined on April 25, 2015

I've always been here for a drink and a quick bite before/after a show, and it' has always been reliable for that.
Service depends largely in the individual server, in my experience. This past time the waiter was excellent. Previous times I haven't always been that lucky.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2015

My co-worker and I have eaten at Bamboo a couple of times for lunch, and I must say every time we go there we feel welcomed. I also think it's a great idea to have a FF card for lunch, eat there 10 times and get your 11 lunch free ! Ray the server/bartender/waiter is amazing, always very helpful and accommodating !! Service is fast, which is great, especially if one is on their lunch hour. The food is fair at best, I have definitely eaten better sushi/teriyaki but I go there for the value and speedy service, albeit the food is just ok.

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2015

Reasonably priced high quality sushi served in a pleasant setting. Not too loud and perfect for a date or girls night out.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2015

I found this place walking around the neighborhood. I have never been here after work hours, so am unable to give feedback as to their after-hours crowd. The lunch special is always great and affordable. I found the waiter to be very accommodating and ready to offer up suggestions on food and best value. I would definitely go back..

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2015

Was an interesting menu and had big hopes for some of the food to try. It was ok, but not that exciting.

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4.0Dined on February 1, 2015

The food was great at this restaurant. Sushi was fresh. The servers were courteous.

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4.0Dined on January 29, 2015

Great pre-theater spot with a great happy hour. Sushi portions are quite big.

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5.0Dined on January 17, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised by the deco as from the outside you would never know how spacious the place is, we took a friend for his birthday and the food was great, the staff friendly and the prices were affordable. I will visit again on my next trip to new york. we even arrive early before the restaurant was open and we were seated and offered drinks.

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4.0Dined on January 15, 2015

Incredible service, very good sushi. I'll be back!

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4.0Dined on January 7, 2015

This place had 2 other people dining when we were there for lunch. This is hard to understand because the food was great. Very fresh and delish. We had bento boxes and they were great. They have a really great lunch special which includes free saki and dessert. I had the best green tea I've ever had. Maybe because it was so freezing out. The decor was modern. Good find!

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1.0Dined on December 4, 2014

The food was terrible, and I had booked it to try because it was a 1000 point table, but they only credited me with 100 points, and I am extremely angry about that

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2.0Dined on December 1, 2014

This is the second time we dined here. The first time we had a good experience so we recommended it to a friend joining us from out of town. I have to say we were very disappointed. While the server was very nice and likely new, we had to ask on numerous occasions to have our drink orders delivered. And while the manager was also kind. The fact that our order was in correct and had to be redone, plus we still waited for drinks, nothing was done to remedy the situation except make us wait for things to be redelivered...much later.

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4.0Dined on October 24, 2014

fun atmosphere, great service and good food, we got the chef's special of sashimi and the dragon roll and it was great

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3.0Dined on October 18, 2014

The experience it was very good by the service and the beer list. The sushi it self was fair, nothing special. The ambiance is for groups is not romantic. I like the experience and the plate decoration.

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3.0Dined on October 15, 2014

Food was good and waitstaff very pleasant but not professional. Drinks removed before they were finished and one order came spicy (diner can't eat spicy and there was no mention of the spicy sauce in the menu) so it was sent back. We all finished eating before her new order arrived. We'd definitely go back but it's no fine dining.

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