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Shumi

S Doughty Ave, Somerville, NJ
(908)526-8596
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Ranked #7 of 67 Restaurants in Somerville
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: Japanese
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
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English first
Belle Mead
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

This place has a non-descript exterior on a side street in downtown Somerville, tucked behind a big Mexican restaurant. The sushi is good, but not sure it is the best in NJ. The reason I came here is that it is the only Japanese restaurant I know of in this part of central Jersey that serves authentic ramen. It is... More

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Belle Mead, NJ
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I've had sushi in many different restaurants in different cities and this is by far the best. The fish is fresh, and the variety of types available is more than other places I've been to. Chef Ike prepares the rice masterfully, and the fish melts in your mouth. This quiet, tucked away restaurant is a hidden jewel.

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Japan
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127 reviews 127 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I recently went to Shumi in Somerville with a group of friends, half of whom are Japanese. The other half have lived in Japan. The restaurant serves authentic Japanese food from a real Japanese chef. You can't get any better than that. The owner came to our table to discuss the various fresh sushi options that he could create with... More

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Somerville, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We have eaten sushi around the country and there is none better than what is offered at Shumi! The surroundings are a little run down but the food is unmatched. Expect higher prices than other NJ sushi bars but you will pay half of what you would in NYC and the quality of the food will be better! Sit at... More

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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Your first instinct at the door is that you found a hole in the wall. Its going to be authentic and well worth it. Dozens of Zagat ratings displayed on the wall. Once you get your order, reality will set in. Its a gimmick!! My husband ordered Teriaki. His dish came sizzling but all that was under one medium size... More

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

This small restaurant has stood the test of time! I have been eating he for over 10 years. The owner chef is focused on delivering the best fish in a pleasant environment. It's location in the back of what is euphemistically called "an indoor office mall" may be difficult to find the first time but his loyal following has its... More

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Ringoes, New Jersey
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81 reviews 81 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

As this is probably the best sushi in NJ, I still go by at least once a year, even though I have moved away from the area and it is a long drive. Chef Ike noted that I look very serious when I eat his sushi, especially his hand rolls. I told him that I want to savor every bite.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

Excellent sushi and sashimi with variety and quality carefully selected and prepared by owner. Monkfish liver, sweet shrimp and seasonal specialties often available. Chef takes time to prepare, so do plan to stay awhile and relax. BYOB. Leave your sake or chop sticks for your next visit. Expect great taste, not super sized tasteless fish that seems to be offered... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Good food good prices good service good times. I would definitely go back there. Their katsudon specials are good as well as the shumi ramen.

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Salies-de-Bearn, France
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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

I cannot definitively say this is the best sushi/sashimi available in NJ but only because I have not tried everyone of the others. Every time we come to NJ we try to eat at Ike's bar. The food is sensational. Raw fluke "pizza", grilled hamachi jaw, steamed monk fish livers, platter of the freshest sashimi chosen by Ike or Jack... More

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