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Umi Sushi

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$$$
Neighborhood:
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, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, 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
Tasty sushi at a good price

A cute laid back little restaurant serving excellent sushi at good prices. What more do you want? The sushi is also beautifully presented - the chefs clearly take pride in their work.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Julia C
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Edinburgh
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

A cute laid back little restaurant serving excellent sushi at good prices. What more do you want? The sushi is also beautifully presented - the chefs clearly take pride in their work.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The sushi was fantastic. The Spider Web roll was outstanding and the Spicy Girl was good. The hot sake was terrible...didn't even finish the small. Prices were very reasonable.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The restaurant looks a little scrappy and when we arrived we were the only customers. But the service was very good, fast and friendly. The waiter made some good recommendations for sushi - which was really very good indeed. The restaurant filled up a little during our time there with customers who mainly seemed like regulars. It was very good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

Authentic, vibrant, friendly and so god damn tasty! Go here if you get the chance, like now, go now. Get the dumplings, get the Mermaid and the Sake!

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Good food reasonable service. The oranges at the end were absolutely scrumptious. Just wish they had more vegetarian combination rolls and Jasmine green tea.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My daughter and I ate twice at Umi Sushi on E. 31st during our 5 day stay in NYC. Very cozy, very delicious. We got rock and roll sushi.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Get past the slightly run down front of the Restaurant and sit down then you will be amazed by the quality of the sushi and Sashimi! We shared the platter for 2 had the usual miso soup to start and I had the hot Saki which was lovely. Unfortunately the Saki got cold quickly as there was no heater or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

A good place to enjoy a variety of sushi, we ent there for dinner with my nephew and sister, place is big, service is good. Most important food was delicious a good place to go with family and friends and also good location

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I arrived on 2/19 at about 6:15 PM and was the only person in the restaurant. My server told me they don't start getting busier until 7 PM. Hmmmmm, are they giving me a story? I mean empty sushi restaurants are more than a little suspicious. Well I had already made the journey in a subarctic freeze so why not... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Came here once for lunch and once for dinner with a friend. Both times, everyone was super nice and polite. The sushi is a little on the expensive side but pretty good. I would come here 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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