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Sushi by Bou Albany, Albany, NY

Sushi by Bou Albany

4.9
4.9
70 Reviews
$50 and over
Sushi
Sushi by Boū brings a high-end Omakase experience to the people in an intimate and speakeasy environment. Our Classic $60 12-piece Omakase is served in a 12-seat counter at located The City Beer Hall (42 Howard Street Albany, New York 12207). Omakase is a timed 60-minute experience! Please enter a valid *mobile* number when making your reservation on OpenTable to receive our confirmation texts as all. Choose between our Standard 12-Course $60 omakase and our Bougie 17-Course $100 omakase when you book! Sushi by Bou Bayside's 24-hour Cancellation Policy: A 50% per person fee will apply to cancellations and no-shows for all reservations made within 24 hours of reservation time. No same-day rescheduling Text 518-255-8415 to cancel your reservation within 24 hours of reserved time. No phone calls, please! *NOTE: We cannot accommodate vegetarians, vegans, those who may be pregnant, and severe allergies.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Japanese, Asian
  • Hours of operation
    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–11:15 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:30 am
  • Phone number
    (518) 255-8415
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Catering
    For private events, please email party@sushibybou.com.
  • Private party facilities
    For private events, please email party@sushibybou.com.

Experiences

  • 17-Course Bougie Omakase

    $100.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy our 60-minute timed Omakase $100++/per person Bougie Omakase experience. The experience includes 17 course omakase, a hand roll, and a small glass of sake. Perfect for guests longing for the most comprehensive, elevated meal possible.
    17-Course Bougie Omakase Photo
  • Can I Interest You in a Cocktail?

    Multiple dates available
    Come enjoy Sushi by Bou's delicious cocktails in a spacious booth. Please note this is NOT the omakase experience. THURSDAY/FRIDAY ONLY - Featuring a live jazz band!
    Can I Interest You in a Cocktail? Photo
  • Classic Omakase

    $60.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Book our Classic $60++/per person, 12-course, 60-minute Omakase.
    Classic Omakase Photo

What 70 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Upstate New York

    Best Food

  • Upstate New York

    Innovative

  • Capital District

    Best Overall

  • Capital District

    Best Food

  • Capital District

    Best Service

  • Capital District

    Best Ambiance

  • Capital District

    Innovative

  • Capital District

    Hot spot

  • Capital District

    Good for special occasions

70 Reviews
  1. Valerie

    New York City

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an amazing experience from the moment we walked in the door The food was creative and fresh, the cocktails imaginative and the service outstanding Can’t wait to go back!

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  2. CMartinez

    New York State

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional…. Service, food, ambience, staff were absolutely amazing. Chef Carl was wonderful and very engaging. Gabriell was on point with the drinks and conversations. Even Angel was very attentive and helpful. The staff had such a great way of working together, laughing and making our experience one to remember. We will recommend Sushi by Bou Albany to everyone. We will definitely be back very soon.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely a unique culinary experience. Food and cocktails were perfection! Cozy,upscale environment.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible experience, food, cocktails and service! We are picky and loved everything. Highly recommend!!

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  5. CraigNYC

    New York City

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Among the very best high-end dining and socializing establishments in the Tri-State area. Excellent value for the quality and craftsmanship included in the fixed price experience. Live Jazz trio on Thursday and Friday nights (why not also Saturday?) is an added-bonus. Staff are very friendly and attentive. Highly recommend for any foodies or sushi lovers.
    Sushi by Bou AlbanyResponded on April 4, 2024
    Hey Bou! Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience with us. We love to hear it, and will be sure to share the positive feedback with the whole team! We cant wait to have you back again soon, and appreciate you taking the time to let the whole world know about your experience.

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  6. KarrieH

    Atlanta Metro

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was by far the best sushi I have ever had…. The sushi Cheff was amazing and had the best personality. I’m so happy we tried this place we we will definitely will be back 
    Sushi by Bou AlbanyResponded on April 4, 2024
    Hey there, thank you for the 5-star review! We work very hard to meet expectations and it's exciting to hear that we've hit the mark for you. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon at Sushi By Bou!

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  7. Savoring66

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful new spot for Albany to have. The chef had a nice balance of maintaining the natural flavor of the fish/seafood with the chef's additional flavors and flair. Beautiful pieces of nigiri--well-balanced and composed. The interior design is awesome with a great atmosphere, although it could use music choices that are a little more "hip" and thoughtful. Overall, well-worth the drive from Saratoga.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The most delicious sushi ever. Really fun presentation. Would definitely return for a special occasion.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very good sushi experience. Had scallop sushi for the first time and most of the fish was out of this world. Not the cheapest by any means and was hoping for the tasting course to fill me up more than it did but I will be back.

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  10. MariaP

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience and exceptional sushi comparable to LA and NYC quality
    Sushi by Bou AlbanyResponded on March 12, 2024
    Thank you for the 5-star review, Bou!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great space for omakase. This is the very best sushi in the Cap region. Of the dozen or so omakase menus I've enjoyed throughout the world, all have been in primary cities. To have that quality brought to Albany is a gift and real treat. Also "cheap" compared to an equivalent menu in SF, BOS or NYC
    Sushi by Bou AlbanyResponded on March 12, 2024
    Hey there, thank you for the 5-star review! We work very hard to meet expectations and it's exciting to hear that we've hit the mark for you. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and services were very good but the value ratio wasn’t there. It’s an experience but not worth the cost. Break out is over $5 an item, while good it wasn’t $5 good

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  13. LauraG

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a fantastic experience. The sushi was amazing.
    Sushi by Bou AlbanyResponded on February 28, 2024
    Thank you for the 5-star review, Bou!

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  14. Jayw

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance, excellent service, and delicious and inspired sushi creations.
    Sushi by Bou AlbanyResponded on February 28, 2024
    Thank you for the 5-star review, Bou!

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  15. Alaina

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time, our chef was Chakma and he was amazing! Not only was he helpful in the explanations of the food, but he was a lot of fun to talk to afterwards as well. The other staff was also a lot of fun and welcoming. They all really worked together to make a fabulous experience. We will definitely be coming back!
    Sushi by Bou AlbanyResponded on February 28, 2024
    Hey there, thank you for the 5-star review! We work very hard to meet expectations and it's exciting to hear that we've hit the mark for you. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon at Sushi By Bou!

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  16. Nathan

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and experience were phenomenal. NA and regular Cocktails were well crafted and service was great. The seafood used was of the highest quality, my wife and I both thought it was the best we’ve ever had. My only small complaint was the blowtorch method gave some pieces a slight flavor of the gas used, and despite how good it was, the price point will likely keep us from coming back until another special occasion.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Best you’re going to get in the area. Third time here, usually service is great, this time they forgot to put my drink in, didn’t get a drink until halfway into my meal.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    While we enjoyed the delicious food, our dining experience was less than ideal due to being seated away from the sushi prep area as a result of management overbooking the time slot. It was disappointing to miss out on the full experience. Some staff members acknowledged our seating concerns, validating our overall dissatisfaction.

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  19. MicheleL

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Omakase in a hidden speakeasy. Very unexpected and beautiful ambience, great service, excellent food and live Jazz music (Thursdays and Fridays).

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  20. SushiEnjoyer

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    A bit of a disappointment. The ambience was the best part of the meal. Multiple pieces utilized a blow torch which had the propellant overpower the flavor of the sushi. Some food items seemed to be selected for curb apeal over flavor function.

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  21. Nicole

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    WOW, this was easily the best sushi experience we have ever had. Everything was so fresh and tasty, with such unique flavor combinations. The staff were all very friendly and attentive and the chef was excellent. He explained all the components of each course and was funny. It was the perfect choice for a Valentine's Day dinner because it felt intimate and not overcrowded. We also ordered two cocktails, the Yuzu Honey Bee and the Classic Highball which were both excellent. Such a terrific addition to Albany!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience for Valentine's day. We will definitely come again!
    Sushi by Bou AlbanyResponded on March 12, 2024
    Hi, thank you so much for your wonderful review. We’re thrilled to hear of your positive experience at Sushi By Bou! We look forward to your next visit.

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  23. JonathonG

    New York City

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a wonderful dinner experience with a great chef and service

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    AMAZING! Hosts are always so nice, we love Chef Carl!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had THE BEST TIME HERE! Sushi was fresh and delicious, and the drinks were perfection. Love the energy of all the staff here!

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  26. jmm913

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Honestly, we've been waiting for years for the capital region to get a solid omikase restaurant and sushi by bou does not disappoint. Our meal was fantastic from beginning to end and Chef Carl was a delight.

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  27. ZachP

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best flavors I’ve tasted in a long time! Transports you out of Albany to an otherwise perfect dining experience. Thank you to the chef and wait staff!

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  28. RichardJ

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Note that there is live music available from 7-10 on Thurs/Friday

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and staff. Chef Chakma was outstanding.

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  30. KristinF

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience and the food was absolutely amazing! Can’t wait to come back!

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  31. KhrystynaM

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Surprised my fiancee by taking him to Omakase for his birthday! We loved it and will definitely be back!

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  32. JamesB

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve had sushi at many places, and this experience was truly special. The fish was so fresh, and the combinations of flavors and preparation was truly outstanding.
    Sushi by Bou AlbanyResponded on January 16, 2024
    Thank you for the 5-star review, Bou!

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  33. staceyc

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bougie Omakase experience… so fresh and yummy and very friendly!!!
    Sushi by Bou AlbanyResponded on January 16, 2024
    Thank you for the 5-star review, Bou!

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  34. JuneB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Okay okay okay, a Sushi Experience does indeed sound awful bougie even without going for the extra bougieness, but this was some exquisite sushi. Each piece was nuanced blend of beautifully balanced flavors, prepared with skill and love, and the quality of the fish itself was outstanding. Highly recommend the experience, be prepared to be ruined for all other sushi for a little while.
    Sushi by Bou AlbanyResponded on January 16, 2024
    Hey Bou! Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience with us. We love to hear it, and will be sure to share the positive feedback with the whole team! We cant wait to have you back again soon, and appreciate you taking the time to let the whole world know about your experience.

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  35. ReelRay

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A more thoughtful, creative, varying selection of fish and shellfish could only be found in a bigger city. Impressed with the flavors! Enjoyed the interaction with an engaging staff. Suggestion to diners that they may have to scout to find the best parking. Already planning a return to this special engagement establishment. . .

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  36. merryeats

    New York City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first time there but it certainly won't be our last. The atmosphere was great... it had an old time speak easy feel. The people that worked there were professional, friendly and well organized. The sushi chef -- Carl -- was amazing! Every piece of sushi was fabulous. Nothing too strange or over the top, but each piece was unusual in its preparation and everything was perfectly fresh. We had the smaller 12 piece dinner which was great, but net time we will go for the 17 piece version. The only drawback was that it was difficult to find their parking lot.
    Sushi by Bou AlbanyResponded on January 14, 2024
    Hey Bou! Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience with us. We love to hear it, and will be sure to share the positive feedback with the whole team! We cant wait to have you back again soon, and appreciate you taking the time to let the whole world know about your experience.

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  37. RaviM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sushi by Bou Albany, located in downtown Albany, redefines the sushi scene with its innovative approach. This hidden gem offers fantastic service and a vibrant, fun environment that sets it apart in a crowded market. From the moment you step inside, you're welcomed by passionate staff eager to guide you through their unique Omakase experience. The freshest ingredients are transformed into culinary art, making every bite a memorable experience. The extended Omakase option, where the chef crafts a personalized tasting menu with 17 courses, is a must-try, showcasing their creativity and dedication. The exceptional service extends beyond the staff; it's evident in the meticulous food presentation and the desire to make your dining experience unforgettable.
    Sushi by Bou AlbanyResponded on January 30, 2024
    Hey Bou! Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience with us. We love to hear it, and will be sure to share the positive feedback with the whole team! We cant wait to have you back again soon, and appreciate you taking the time to let the whole world know about your experience.

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  38. BrittneyB

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome experience - fantastic hospitality and food was amazing!
    Sushi by Bou AlbanyResponded on January 15, 2024
    Hi Brittney, thank you so much for your 5-star review! It was a pleasure having you at Sushi By Bou, we look forward to your next visit!

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  39. Nicole

    Upstate NY

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing experience and the food was delicious!
    Sushi by Bou AlbanyResponded on January 15, 2024
    Thank you for the 5-star review, Bou!

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  40. JannaN

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best sushi I’ve ever had, served in a fun interactive way
    Sushi by Bou AlbanyResponded on January 15, 2024
    Thank you for the 5-star review, Bou!

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FAQs

Sushi by Bou Albany is rated 4.9 stars by 70 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Sushi by Bou Albany

42 Howard Street, Albany, NY 12207

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Albany
  • Hours of operation
    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–11:15 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:30 am
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Japanese, Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Phone number
    (518) 255-8415
  • Catering
    For private events, please email party@sushibybou.com.
  • Private party facilities
    For private events, please email party@sushibybou.com.
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