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Bamboo 52: Yay or Nay?

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I have some sushi newbies coming in from the Midwest looking for a fun and energetic place to get good sushi. They liked Tao and SushiSamba Rio, but in an effort to adapt to the new economy, we'd like to go some place a little more wallet friendly. Does anyone have feedback on the quality of food at Bamboo 52 or what it might be like around dinnertime? Other suggestions for trendy but affordable (>$35pp) sushi reasonably convenient to the West Village would be appreciated!

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  1. I ate there once, and the sushi and other dishes were quite good. Interesting cocktails too, and they were half-price until (I think) 9 o'clock. I enjoyed it.

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    1. re: rrems

      It is a crazy scene until 9 with half price drinks. There is a DJ and dancing, so if you want some fun

    2. go somewhere else, sushi isn't very good.

      1. try cube 63 if ure looking for wallet friendly and fun / energetic...also sounds like u dont want the highest end sushi either

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        1. re: Lau

          I like good sushi. They like whatever tastes good but don't care if it came from the Tsukiji Market or some kid's aquarium. Either way, I was afraid that Cube 63 might be a tight fit for a party of 8. Plus we're headed back to LES for another dinner the next night.

          1. re: JungMann

            yeah the only reason i said that is b/c i really dont like the sushi at sushisamba or tao...i guess im being somewhat of a sushi snob right now

            have u tried sachiko's? i havent been there, but maybe that might fit the bill as well