All You Can Eat NJ: Bamboo Sushi, Northvale, NJ (CLOSED)

Located between a cleaners and bookstore in the Northvale Square Shopping Center, Bamboo is another entry into the “made-to-order” All You Can Eat Sushi scene. The space (formerly another Sushi place named Bamboo) has a modern look and feel… cozy would be a good word to describe it.

As far as the way things work at Bamboo, it’s very similar to other nearby AYCE sushi options. There are two sheets to choose from: a Sushi menu & a Kitchen menu. What is the difference? The kitchen menu covers Appetizers, Salads, Soups, Noodles, Meats and Dessert. The sushi menu covers the Sushi, Sashimi and Rolls.

The kitchen menu includes soup, salads, dumplings, teriyaki, udon, ramen and ice cream. The sushi menu has sushi (nigiri), sashimi, regular maki rolls (think California) and specialty rolls. A full copy of the dinner menu is available here (This is an updated menu From when Bamboo opened, check out our photo preview of these newer menu options here).


The price structure is very simple: lunch is $19.95, dinner is $23.95 per person. For those that are vegetarians, the chefs will serve rolls filled with vegetables they use in various rolls like cucumber, avocado, etc.

Update: Their Starters write up in The Record
Update: May 2012 Menu Update
Update: October 2012 Menu Update

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Avocado Salad

Spicy Kanikama Salad

Shrimp Shumai (Steamed)

Beef Yakitori

toro otoro chutoro saba tako masago
Tuna, Yellowtail, Mackerel Sushi


Bamboo Roll (Inside: Fried Soft Shell Crab, Cucumber; Outside: Salon, Tuna, Avocado, Caviar)

Three Hand Rolls

From Top to Bottom: Samurai Salmon (Spicy Salmon, Avocado and Cucumber inside, Spicy Crabmeat and Spicy Mayo outside), Dragon and Spider Rolls

Half Green Tea / Half Red Bean Ice Cream

Of course, a la carte dining is available for those who aren’t looking to indulge in the All You Can Eat special but we expect you came here to eat!

271 Livingston Street
Northvale, NJ Map
(201) 750-0200



  1. have you been to Sushi Village in Westwood? If so, comparisons? I understand that they charge children by height – over 3.5 feet, full price, under 3.5 feet, 9.99 – I guess to avoid others’ issues with saying 10 and under are at a child’s price….

  2. The second visit was even better than the first. Had a chance to sample more of the non-sushi items. Avocado salad still good (dressing has a nice kick to it), Beef Yakitori is excellent, gyoza were tasty, really really liked the Green Tea ice cream.

    As far as the sushi, some of the diners we were with commented that the quality of the fish at Bamboo being better than at similar places. In particular the pieces of tuna had a nice color and flavor to them.

  3. I recently posted this onto the Chowhound site. “I plan to go back next week (on my birthday) that’s how much I enjoyed it. I’ve been to a lot of AYCE sushi places, and this is one of the best I’ve been to yet. They just opened 1 week ago. It’s $25.00 on the weekend and $20.00 during the week. You can order cooked dishes off of the menu as well as the sushi. They even offer sashimi on the AYCE. Everything I ordered, salmon, tuna, mackerel, we very fresh with a good firmness you look for, not the mushy stuff I’ve encountered at other AYCE places. The eel was especially good, they crisp the edges which gave it a nice bbq finish. One other good point, it’s BYOB which is a nice savings. It’s located in the same strip mall as Apple Bees and Starbucks on RT 303 aka Livingston St. in Northvale. The staff were also great as well. If you plan to go there is a 15% off coupon in the Our Town, and a few other local publications. I wish these guys well!”

    • We’ve been three times already and each time the food quality was very very good. The roll (the specialty maki) selection is probably the only area we think they are behind vs Sushi Village in Westwood. Otherwise we completely agree about the quality of the fish (nigiri sushi). Good call with the BYOB. We always forget when dining if the place has booze or not and then are out of luck alot after we get there without a bottle

  4. At $27.95 a person for dinner, it’s a little pricier than other options in the area but the overall quality is consistently better.

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