8 Thompson Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY | Directions 1001340.722052 -74.004984
Mon-Fri, 11:30am-3am; Sat-Sun, 1:30pm-3am
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Tribeca
Awful service, awful food, awful drinks, awful place – Rented a private room for a friend's birthday. Seating was tight and the room was kind of run down. The microphones consistently cut in and out; we asked several times to have them fixed or replaced to no avail. The speakers were pretty crappy and there was no book for songs -- you had to scroll through them on a separate screen. We first ordered drinks -- beer and saki. The beer took probably about 10 minutes to come. The saki took a half hour (and was gross). We then ordered a bunch of sushi and other things for the group to share. The sushi was edible, but not good. The other things were cold and disgusting. No one really ate anything. The service was chaotic to say the least. We had 3 different people coming in and out bringing us things, and it was unclear who to ask for what. After ordering drinks and waiting, we were unsure of whether or not we should place the order again with one of the other waiters/waitresses. The only positive thing was the check -- expensive but I feel like it could have been worse. Overall we had a good time, but there was a lot of added hassle and aggravation that would have been nice to avoid. Bottom line is that the food, service, and place itself were all sub-par. There are definitely better places to go in NYC for saki or karaoke. Not recommended.
Rude door staff, dive bar atmosphere – I went here with a group of friends a few weeks ago and even though the place looks like a dump from the street, we still decided to go inside. The door staff was rude and obnoxious and after a glimpse of the dark, dingy interior, we left. I can't comment on the food but they should certainly hire better door staff and clean up the place.
Best Kareoke.. – Not only do they have great sushi and drinks at affordable prices, but in the main room people could partake in kareoke as well. Which makes your meal more entertaining. To find this place is a bit hard, its almost hidden on the second floor in china town but its well worth it. Also for bigger parties or any special occasion, you could call and make reservations in one of the many private rooms that they have so that you could sing freely and not embarrass your friends. Friendly staff as well.
Group Karaoke Eats – Karaoke and good drinks are the main theme at this international singing bar -- there are plenty of rooms for folks to partake their love of singing to a new level ... in Chinatown.
Good food, Great karaoke – Went here with some friends after spotting on Citysearch. Now I'm not one for karaoke but somehow my friends convinced me to give it a whirl. The song selection was very good and the atmosphere somehow loosened me up....maybe due to the delicious drinks I was having. We sang our butts off and had a great time. Oh yeah, the food at BINY was quite good as well.
still hung over! – Private room was a blast. Staff could not have been more courteous. Drinks were plentiful and quickly replaced. American song list was extensive.
My wife's 30th birthday party was truly a party.
Super Crazy Fun Karaoke! – Went for a bachelorette party, rented a private room. service was great, very nice. came right away to put in our songs. drinks took a while (and they were weak) but they all came as ordered. Food was surprisingly good. They even let us bring in outside, um, entertainment, and hooked up a special dvd drive so the "entertainer" could play his own music. The staff was very nice and accommodating. Overall a super fun night. Check the bill closely though b/c tip is included for large parties.
Great service – I was able to make a room reservation for a Memorial weekend Saturday at 4 pm for the same evening at 8pm! Our ceiling started leaking due to the sudden need for A/C as NYC went from winter to summer, but they promptly and apologetically moved us to a bigger room. Not the most compreshensive song selection, but the bar karaoke goers and my group certainly found enough songs to try. Very nice indeed.
Great place for a party – I recently had my friends bachelorette party here. Fifteen twenty-five year old girls took this place by storm. First of all, they honored their reservation, with no fuss. We reserved a semi-private room when we got there. Then I found out the minimum amount per hour included drinks, WOW! The music selection was good, not completely modern but I don't think karaoke always should be. We were all about bringing the 80's and 90's back. The service was great, there was always someone to bring us drinks. Everyone really had a great time. It is a great idea for bachelorette or bithday parties.
Editorial Review – SoHo bar offers private karaoke rooms, lounge, full bar and sushi bar. Sake cocktails, sushi rolls and more.
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