Bamboo 52

Restaurants, Japanese Hell's Kitchen
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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
Address: 344 W 52nd St
New York
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
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A great, laid-back sushi spot with delicious food! Plus - happy hour (AKA 2 for 1 drinks) goes until 9 PM, which is one of the latest ones I've ever heard of in the city. The menu is simple and the food is fresh, and the ambiance makes you feel like you're not at your standard sushi place. The dark lights and pop music give the restaurant more of a club vibe. And though it's not far from the Times Square craziness, you're far away enough to avoid the chaos and crowds.