Sushi by Bou

Sushi by Bou

TEXT 917.870.1587 FOR RESERVATIONS or order TO GO


FAT Scale (Flavor, Appeal, Taste): 8.7/10

  • Flavor: 8.8/10
  • Appeal: 8.6/10
  • Taste: 8.8/10

HAPPY Scale (Hospitality, Atmosphere, Population, Price, Yearning for more): 9.1/10

  • Hospitality: 9.1/10
  • Atmosphere: 9/10
  • Population: Tourists, sushi fanatics, Google-ers, Couples, Business people on lunch breaks
  • Price: $$$
  • Yearning for more: 9.3/10

Have you ever heard of or seen a place and just knew it had to be a New York thing? Sushi by Bou is one of those places – with its famous and charming sushi chef (and a crazy story behind his career), his bae serving up competition right next to him in Sushi by Bae, and a 30-minute time limit on enjoying a meal you know you’re paying $50 for, Sushi by Bou is quintessentially New York. The terms: 4 seats in one stall at the back of a shared food market, where you’ll pay $50 for 12 pieces of fish that you must finish in 30 minutes; and they’re terms you’ll agree to because it’s New York, and New York gets away with almost everything. However, once you put piece after piece in your mouth, you’ll realize that this curated experience was worth it. Bouhadana is charismatic, passionate, a little arrogant (what great chef isn’t), and his personality behind the bar is one you’ll enjoy. The quality of the fish is superb. The omakase experience is like a music composition that has stand outs verses, subtle notes, and an expected yet satisfying chorus that harmoniously melds the whole song together. This place is great, and while it’s not something you can afford everyday (unless you’re ballin’ like that), it is the perfect starter for any self-proclaimed sushi lover looking to venture into the Omakase game.

If you’re feeling really indulgent, then they also offer a la carte pieces/hand rolls, each between $12-$15, including the Three Amigos (Uni, Ikura, Oyster) and The Big Mac (Torched Wagyu, Scallop, Seared Toro, Uni, Truffle, Salt). The Big Mac is absurd – $15 for one bite. Worth it? That’s up to you. But for me, it was absolutely fantastic, and a sensational experience in my mouth like no other. So you decide 😉

Stay hungry fam,

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