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BondSt, located on 6 Bond Street in NYC, is known to be one of the best sushi restaurants in Manhatten. My friends who live in Brooklyn took me there, and swore it was the best sushi in the city. I talked to many other people, read many reviews, and everyone at the restaurant lounge who I spoke to who were regulars there that lived in NYC, swore it’s the best. Living in LA, I have high expectations when it comes to sushi. There are thousands of great sushi spots in and around LA so I was pretty excited to try the best in NYC.

BondSt is located on a quiet street in NoHo, and there isn’t even a name on the outside of the restaurant- just the address. We walked in and the table wasn’t ready so they recommended us to go out the door and down stairs (as if you were going underground), to the lounge and have a drink as we wait for the table. The lounge was packed  and had a very cool, hipster vibe. It was very dim light and there were different rooms with curtains and black leather benches low to the ground that people were sitting around ordering food and drinks. The bar was also packed with people and music was loud. It was a cool vibe, kinda similar to Geisha House in LA, but more classier and upscale. I defintely had a different vibe than the restaurant upstairs which was way more quiet. We were starving so we order a coupleof excellent appetizers while we waited for our table.

~Sea Bass Skewers with a sweet miso glaze- One of the best things I ever put in my mouth. They were melt in your mouth amazing. HIGHLY recommend.
~Big Eye Tuna Tarts with Creamy Ponzu, White Truffle Oil, & Micro Shisho- They are known for this appetizer, one of their most popular. It was very good, but not as good as the sea bass skewers.
     When our table was ready we went upstairs to the restaurant. The restaurant upstairs is way more quiet. Upscale, classy feel but defintely don’t get that laid back, chill vibe you get from the lounge downstairs, but it was still nice. We were starving at this point so all of us went to town on ordering lol. Some of the things we ordered…(notice how great the presentation of each plate is!)
  • Szechuan Yellowtail Sashimi- So light, flavorful and fresh tasting. All of the fish is very fresh good quality. No stinky fish smell at this place…
  • Spicy Crispy Shrimp- Soooo delicious!!! One of my favs.
  • Seared Tuna & Foie Gras- The fish is so fresh tasting!
  • Spicy Tuna Roll– So fresh and light tasting. More spicy tuna and less rice which I liked. You can really taste the fish. Had the perfect spicy kick to it as well…
  • Sesame Crusted Shrimp roll– Very unique. Especially with the curry sauce. Wan’t used to the taste but I appreciated it nonetheless. Worth a try!
  • Spicy Tuna on Crispy Rice- One of their specialties too! So good! This is one of my fav things to order at a sushi resturant. (not pictured below)
Szechuan Yellowtail Sashimi
Spicy Crispy Shrimp with Yuzu Calamanci Vinegrette & Chipotle Aioli
Seared Tuna & Foie Gras (Asian Pear Chutney, Plum Wine Glaze, Holy Basil
Spicy Tuna Roll & Sesame Crusted Shrimp roll w/ Orange Curry Dressing & Reduced Balsamic Vinegar

~Lychee Panna Cotta with a Rasberry Compote- Unique and light dessert.

Lychee Panna Cotta w/ a rasberry compote

If you like Japanese and sushi, and you want to go to a nice dinner in NYC, BondSt is the perfect place. Great and trendy atmosphere with a hipster vibe and the food is delicious. The presenation of all the food was very impressive as well. Pricey, but worth the money in my opinion. Great sushi spot and a perfect night for a romantic date or a fun night out with good friends…

Till’ next time……..Origato!!!

6 Bond St.
New York, NY 10012

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