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BINY

8 Thompson St., 2nd fl, New York, NY 10013 40.722058 -74.004956
nr. Canal St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-334-5490 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: Bar Food, Karaoke Nights, Private Party Space, Restaurant & Bar, Sake

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Official Website

biny.com

Hours

Mon-Thu, 5pm-2am; Fri-Sat, 5pm-3am; Sun, closed

Happy Hour

Mon-Wed, 5pm-8pm; Buy one drink, get one free

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at Canal St.; A, C, E at Canal St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Profile

An acronym for Best In New York, BINY's name, like other things about this modest sushi restaurant-karaoke bar, suffers a touch in translation. With an entrance directly above a busy subway station, and a decorating scheme that pairs lime-green furniture with neon blue lighting then reflects it all via mirrored walls, the space is an authentically Asian mix of gritty and garish. (It could easily pass for a hostess bar if the staff were more pampering.) Drinks range from lychee martinis to premium sakes, and while the sushi is fine, BINY is ultimately all about stepping up to the mic. Irony's not big with this crowd; belting it out, as if Simon Cowell had dropped in for a California roll, is. Song picks veer from Top 40 to sugary Cantonese pop; if you're not ready for prime time, you can always retire to a private booth. But where's the fun in that? Tap into your inner Mariah Carey, pound another sake sour and embarrass yourself (and your friends) in the main dining room.

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