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Bamboo Sushi

1280 First Ave., New York, NY 10021 40.765698 -73.957479
nr. 69th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-396-1919 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Japanese/Sushi
  • Price Range: $$

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Mon-Fri, 11am-10:30pm; Sat-Sun, 12:30pm-10:30pm

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 68th St.-Hunter College



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Online Ordering
  • Catering


  • Beer and Wine Only
  • Sake and Soju


Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

50th St. to 92nd St., East End Ave. to Sixth Ave.


Despite this unassuming sushi shop’s standard-issue blond wood tables and strands of forgotten Christmas holly, the quality of the fish is better than one might think. Purists will appreciate the expert cuts and the righteously vinegared rice on everything from Spanish mackerel to squid, while those less utilitarian may take to some of the hokey-named combos, like the Valentine roll, which wraps tuna, salmon, avocado, spicy mayo, and tobiko in pink seaweed. Vegetable gyoza, if steamed, are delicate enough. But some non-sushi items aren’t up to snuff, especially the cloying, too-sweet teriyaki slathered on overcooked vegetables.

Lunch Special

Between 11 a.m.4 p.m., the various sushi and sashimi lunch boxes range from $8-$13, including miso soup or salad, while bento boxes include entrees, California roll, rice, miso soup and salad and fried sushi for $8.25.

Recommended Dishes

Sushi, $2-$4 per piece; vegetable gyoza, $5