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S Doughty Ave, Somerville, NJ
(908)526-8596
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
If you knew Sushi, like I know Sushi...

But seriously, any sushi lover knows that not everyone gets what high quality is when they eat sushi. Great sushi is rarely served up in large portions but explodes in your mouth, the flavors doubling the sensation of volume....anyway, Shumi has the best sushi, and consistently, regardless of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
MsVonda
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Califon, New Jersey
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Califon, New Jersey
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

But seriously, any sushi lover knows that not everyone gets what high quality is when they eat sushi. Great sushi is rarely served up in large portions but explodes in your mouth, the flavors doubling the sensation of volume....anyway, Shumi has the best sushi, and consistently, regardless of the day of the week, in the state. Others may be equal... More 

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Thank MsVonda
Naples, Florida
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

OK relative to NJ sushi restos, which are 99%, but by NYC standards this place is barely mediocre. Went there on a Saturday for lunch, ordered sashimi--got three pigeon-size pecks of fish per order at $7-$10 per order (they had no belly hamachi on a Saturday?), which is quite stingy even by NJ standards. To judge by the photos on... More 

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Thank Pynch79
Bridgewater, New Jersey
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55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

We recently dined here on November 14th and it was our third visit over a period of a couple of months. And every time we dine here, we are so welcomed and treated like royalty by their staff and our table hosts. This time, as was during our previous visit, our table host was Macachai. He is simply amazing, not... More 

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Thank Sailoveslife
Ballina
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113 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Friends who have been visiting this restaurant for 15 years took us to Shumi and we now understand why they keep coming back for 15 years. We were able to sit at the counter and watch John and other staff at work creating the most exciting dishes. Our guests kept suggesting dishes to the chef who was happy to oblige... More 

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Thank MuzzaBallina
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Stopped in for lunch. It's a little hard to find as it is tucked back in the building. Nice interior, not to big, not to small. Seating was very comfortable and the wait staff was quick and knowledgeable. Ordered a lunch consisting of shumi, chicken and sushi. My friend ordered a noodle dish. Both meals were served in a short... More 

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Thank Frank S
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I've been eating here a long, long time - since Ike, the sushi chef and owner, still had black hair! (His hair is now a very distinguished grey.) I've never been to Japan, but it feels authentic to me. The food is fresh and very good, the service is attentive and knowledgable. The sushi bar has a few seats where... More 

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Thank Elisa M
Branchburg, New Jersey
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

I've been coming to the restaurant for years. It has the best sushi I've ever had! The staff is friendly and welcoming and the service is great.

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Thank Diane L
Helsingborg Sweden
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Most times when in NJ we visit Shumi with some of our friends. They have visited Japan many times and think that this is the best Japanese restaurant in the area. They order and we have always had the "plate of the house" to share of different dishes. The fish and eel always taste superb.

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Thank Hawk16
Branchburg, New Jersey
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Shumi has been 'my' sushi bar for decades now and sushi chef, Ike, is like a good friend. His sushi bar is where I've spent the best times with my best sushi eating buddies during those decades as well. Although california roll and the like may be on the menu, to really experience some of the freshest highest quality fishes... More 

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Thank Jerseywoman47
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71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Year after year, Ike makes the best sushi certainly in this part of New Jersey. Fish is fresh, sushi, sashimi, and rolls are high quality fish, and other cooked items are good too. It's more expensive that all the other sushi restaurants but it has to be to maintain this quality.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: S Doughty Ave, Somerville, NJ
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: (908)526-8596

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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