After nearly a decade, restauranteur Michael Gluckman is reopening his restaurant and sushi bar, Bamboo.
Gluckman owned the old restaurant, originally located in East Hampton right on the highway, for 10 years. Customers recall it being a place for fresh sushi and refreshing watermelon martinis. Now, it’s been relocated to Southampton Village, in the former space of Tackle Box, also owned by Gluckman.
“I think I’ve got it down,” Gluckman said. “Southampton needed a sushi restaurant and since everyone loves Bamboo, I thought it was a good fit.”
His chefs come from experience at some of New York’s most upscale eateries — Nobu, Blue Ribbon Sushi, La Neta, Haru Sushi, and Daniel — and all fish is sourced straight from the local docks. Head chef John Sagadraca’s heritage is Japanese and Filipino. He learned the art of Asian cuisine from his father, a once well-known fisherman.
The menu, thus far, reads small plates, mains, sashimi, maki sushi rolls, and rice bowls. Drinks are made with freshly squeezed juices — think cucumber sake-tini or a spicy pineapple margarita.
As Phase 2 of reopening New York rolls out on Wednesday, June 10, Gluckman is ready and eager to welcome patrons both old and new. Its lush garden patio, full of palm trees, flowers, and vines, will make a tranquil dining experience with several tables six feet apart.
“It was always known as a go-to spot for a fun time. I hope to re-create that in the beautiful village of Southampton,” Gluckman said. “I think it will be a busy summer here for everyone.”
Bamboo is located at 76C Jobs Lane in Southampton. View the online menu at www.bamboosouthampton.com. Curbside takeout and delivery are also available.