Bohemian, Greenwich Village, NYC


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Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½ 

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $$$ 

Must try:The Bohemian Tasting


Ever done the secret dining circuit in New York? If not then Bohemian is a great place to start.

There is such a thrill in going to that clandestine, unmarked restaurant with no published phone number that is hidden away behind a Japanese butchers store. I was expecting a super snobby, exclusive chic kind of atmosphere but what lies behind Bohemian’s doors totally disarms all of that.


Once you are buzzed in, the entire mystique melts away and what you are left with is a really inviting space, which feels more like being in someone’s living room. Here you are served rather remarkable fare by the nicest of people. Trust the Japanese to create the ultimate speakeasy!


At Bohemian, chef Kiyo Shinoki prepares Japanese inspired creative plates that are artful both in composition and presentation. Each dish is thoughtfully created blending Japanese cooking techniques to maximize flavors.

The Bohemian Tasting for $55 (6 courses) is a very reasonable offering which allows you to sample an array of different tastes. There also is a full bar with an assortment of Asian inspired cocktails.

Bohemian has a very a stringent reservation policy which is by phone only. They also ask for a referral when you call in.

Bohemian respectfully requests that their “secret phone number” not be published anywhere however if you visit their website at ( and write a a self-introduction to them and you might just find your way in.

Here is some of what we ate:


Farmer’s Fresh Vegetables Fondue


Washu-Beef Short Rib Sashimi



Uni Croquette


Pan Roasted Branzini



Washu-Beef Mini Burger



House Caviar Rice Bowl



Foie Gras Soba



Honey Lemon Pannacotta


Restaurant Information


* Restaurant Name
* Overall
* Neighborhood / Cuisine
East Village / Japanese / Steak
* Street Address
57 Great Jones St. (bet. Bowery & Lafayette St.), New York, NY 10012
* Phone

5 thoughts on “Bohemian, Greenwich Village, NYC

  1. Hello,
    I have been trying to get a reservation at Bohemian for a few months now and every time I email them I do not get a response. I know this is a lot to ask for, but would you be able to help me out by getting me a reservation? I am a huge foodie who loves to go out and experience new places and cuisines. Bohemian is just the place that I need to try! Please, Please, Please help me and making my food wish come true 🙂

  2. Hi Malini,
    I have also been trying to get a reservation at the Bohemian but haven’t received a response. Is there any way you would help me get a reservation here. I have lived in NYC for 3yrs now and am moving back to CA soon and have wanted to experience this place for a while now. I am hoping to take my good friend here for dinner. We both absolutely love the sound of the food and to have the experience of going to a hidden jem like this would be amazing. I would really apprecite it. Maybe I could treat you to a dinner their also ; ) Please? Pretty please?

  3. My husband and I are first timers to New York and have heard some amazing things about this gem! Can any one give advice on how to get a reservation? I am dying to experience all the flavors Bohemian has to offer! Can someone please help me in getting a reservation??

  4. Hi – If you read through the post – there are instructions on how to get a reservation. Good luck – you will enjoy it!

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