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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.
New York, NY 10012
Japanese, Sushi, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday, Monday & Tuesday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm, Wednesday & Thursday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm -11:00pm
Lounge Hours: Sunday - Wednesday: 6:00pm - midnight, Thursday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 1:30am
Broadway & Lafayette St.
$50 and over
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Parking is available on Bond St. and Lafayette St. Monday through Friday after 6:00pm and Saturday and Sunday without restrictions. A parking lot is available on the corner of Great Jones St. and Lafayette St.
Subway: 6 train to Bleecker Street. B/D/F/M train to Broadway-Lafayette. R train to Prince Street or 8th Street.
Shigeru Mikami & Marc Spitzer
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
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BONDST Restaurant provides a hip, yet elegant backdrop for your special event. For private dinners for 10 guests to grand cocktail receptions for 200, BONDST offers a unique setting and a highly acclaimed menu of Japanese-inspired cuisine.
BONDST Ratings and Reviews
AMAZING as always! I've been several times already and BOND ST simply NEVER disappoints. It's always very busy, no matter what day you come, service is EXCEPTIONAL (very professional, friendly, discreet, seriously top notch), and the food is just 100%! So worth the money -- I will say that yes, it is expensive, but if you're looking for truly authentic & good quality Japanese, this is it. This time we came on a Monday evening and were seated in the back area by the kitchen and it's been my favorite experience so far. Was amazing seeing the chefs work & interact and there was a guest at the bar who celebrated his birthday and when they brought out the birthday cake all the chefs stopped working and sang "happy birthday" and it was truly heartfelt and so energetic, really great! Our waiter was amazing, food was amazing, everything was top notch & truly perfect. Will always recommend!
Little loud, little tight, the food took a little while to come out, the service comped 2 drinks. Besides that, the food was excellent, every single course was on point not one slip, highly recommend if you are into food. Cocktails and saki was very good, dessert was good. Overall I would highly recommend bondst if you don't mind the tighter space and some noise.
Terrific service. Food was quite good, but one dish was inedible. Server removed from our bill without us asking, which was nice. The problem was the crowd - loud, rude, and crude. It was the absolute stereotype of rich, disconnected, inauthentic 20 and 30 somethings.
My husband and I️ had our first date here and continue to go back as we live in the neighborhood. I️ wouldn’t say it’s my number 1 or 2 for nigiri/sashimi but the menu is creative and offers a lot more than just sushi. it’s up there with one of my favorite dining experiences.
I have been to bond st. Sushi before and had a wonderful experience. Today however, that was not the case.
While the food was delicious, everything else was terrible. When we arrived we went straight upstairs to the main dining area, instead of checking in at the lounge on the 1st floor. It was my understanding that the restaurant was on the 2nd floor while the lounge was on the 1st floor. Last time I went here, they told me that the lounge is a separate experience and reservations have to be booked specifically for the lounge area, so this time (knowing that) we went straight upstairs. Which is what we thought was what we were supposed to do. When we got upstairs we were greeted by the most unpleasant woman who told us that we had to go back downstairs to the lounge to check in. I told her we had a reservation in the restaurant and she said that we needed to go back downstairs because she didn't know where our table would be.
We get downstairs and end up waiting for 30 minutes past our reservation time. They finally tell us our table is ready upstairs-what do you know our table WAS upstairs, like I had said.
When we finally sit down we had to ask for someone to take our order because it was taking so long. They ended up spilling food on my mom's coat, and they forgot one of my entrees yet still charged us for it.
At the end of our meal I asked to speak with the manager to let her know about our experience. She could have cared less. She actually used the phrase "If you choose to come back" and was very defensive.
I have been a manager for the past year and I have also never written a review of a restaurant in my life. But my experience here was so off-putting that I wanted to write this review.
I don't believe I will return to Bond St. Sushi.
Went here for a birthday and had an excellent time. Server was very attentive to our needs and the ambiance was very nice. Restaurant is popular so it did get noisier than our usual dinners, but it was not overpowering. Did the chef's selection complimented by a couple of rolls and they were very tasty. There is a nice lounge below the restaurant as well. The food was a little pricey, but definitely worth a special occasion trip.
Not as good as I expected. The service was good and the drinks were good, but the Sushi didn't taste that fresh and my wife felt it tasted like it had been precut early in the day. I have had much better sushi at many places, and would just say it was "ok".
We were at Bondst to celebrate my partner's birthday.
We love sushi and it seemed the right place to go. The first impression when walking in was not the best one expecting a truly sushi bar; loud punters , drinking cocktails and munching extravagant plates of sushi in dark small tables.
Luckily we were taken to sushi counter and things started to look up. The sushi chef took care of us and we opted for omakase menu. We were not disappointed. A bit on the pricey side but the quality of the fish was excellent and the sushi rice was good too.
We had a mixed between sushi and hot plates. The sea bass with miso sauce was incredibly tasty and the dessert did not disappoint.
It lacks a bit of what I wound expect from a sushi bar, but overall a great experience
After having had a great experience a week prior, I booked another table for a 9PM reservation. We arrived on time. We were not seated until 930PM. Lastly, we were rushed by the waitress when finally seated. The food may be good, but there are plenty of restaurants that serve yummy plates and respect their patrons. If I reserve to be seated at 9PM, I expect to be seated at 9PM. I am unsure if I will be back.
The food was great. I've been here twice, once for the most comprehensive tasting menu and once going a la carte. I've only dined in the front and back of the main dining room so I can only speak for that. The lounge, I've never been to, but I would guess that it gets pretty loud there. In the tasting menu, the portions were smaller (except for the entrees) while a la carte portions are larger. For instance, you get 1 tuna tart in the tasting menu, but 2 if you order a la carte. The cocktails are great and so were their wine and beer selections. The noise level gets a bit loud, especially the closer you are to the bar. Service is good, polite, and efficient. The pastries here are under rated, and often left out of reviews but the bread pudding and green tea mille crepe are great.
BONDST was the perfect place for a birthday dinner for a group of 8. The restaurant easily accommodated my large party and ordering for a group of 8 was easy, even with one gluten-free member of our party. Everyone loved the crispy rice and scallop nigiri with jalapeño.
Went with the Omakasee and loved everything. One sushi course, two if you count the oyster. Powerful reductions in play for very flavorful combinations. Portions were perfect for me though some might say a little modest. Staff was really friendly and professional. Would go back here any time.
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