Advertised as a sushi restaurant (with a bamboo garden to boot), this Hell’s Kitchen eatery feels more like a bar with an extended raw-fish menu: There’s loungy seating—patrons nestle on low banquettes and nibble off knee-high tables—a DJ and a thriving drinking scene. The fun (if slightly immature) spirit prevails on the menu. Don’t be surprised to see ingredients like buffalo chicken in the specialty rolls, though the naughtily delicious spicy sushi sandwich—a triangle of seasoned rice layered with spicy tuna, avocado, eel and American cheese—is preferable.
|Venue name:||Bamboo 52||Contact:|
344 W 52nd St
|Cross street:||between Eighth and Ninth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat noon–4am, Sun 4pm–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: C, E to 50th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $20. AmEx, MC, V|