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Umi Sushi

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Midtown
Japanese, Sushi, Contemporary
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303 East 56th Street and 118 East 31st Street, New York City, NY 10022
212.686.3308
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great sushi!

Perfect for lunch or dinner! All of the workers were super nice and accommodating! The food was very good, fresh and fast. I would definitely recommend this to friends and family!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Perfect for lunch or dinner! All of the workers were super nice and accommodating! The food was very good, fresh and fast. I would definitely recommend this to friends and family!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Busy but the fish looked washed out. This may serve Japanese food but I didn't hear any Japanese being spoken by any of the staff. No doubt food has been designed for American tastebuds but this isn't truly sushi.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Good sushi for fair price. Also the myso soup is really good. Would come back! I loved the garden behind the restaurant :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This is the best food I eat for a long time try Umi Sushi because the buffet in New York. Try! Try! Try!. πŸ€πŸ±πŸ°πŸšπŸ¨πŸ£πŸ‡πŸπŸ—

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Phoenixville, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The sushi is as good as you can expect for a lunch prices at $12.50 for rolls, miso and salad. No need to look anywhere else for a quick sushi lunch!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The place itself is not fancy and somehow old, i was worried at first but quickly all that changed, our waiter was so friendly and funny he recommended to us great Makis & sushi. They serve a wide selection of delicious sushi. Prices are somehow fair. Recommend to all (photos attached)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We visited the Umi Sushi location on 56th st. during our long weekend vacation to NY. We had already enjoyed an expensive meal the night before and were craving some sushi, but didn't want to spend $150. Umi Sushi was perfect. I'm no sushi expert but I was very satisfied with my Sushi combination with tuna roll. My girlfriend was... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

There are so many sushi restaurants in NYC but this one had good reviews so we gave it a shot. It was delicious! It looks tiny from the outside but it opens up in the back so it is actually a pretty decent size. The menu is quite large and everything we had was delicious. Our favorite was the shrimp... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This Japanese Restaurant on a quiet neighborhood of East 56th Street is definitely one of NYC's best Japanese Restaurants offering great Japanese food and sushi. It offers a wide range of selections. Everything I've had here is consistently delish and very fresh! Plus, Tom the manager, (also one of the sushi chefs) will try his best to accommodate your dietary... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

We had lunch there and it was great. They prepare the sushi in front of you and the prices are OK. We will definitely go there again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 303 East 56th Street and 118 East 31st Street, New York City, NY 10022
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212.686.3308

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Contemporary

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