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Umi Sushi

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$$$
Neighborhood:
Midtown
Sushi, Japanese, 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: Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night

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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
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  • 3
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Buffet

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
KattiaLorena
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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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168 reviews 168 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
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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New York City, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Stamford, CT
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134 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Everything was great from $2 miso soup to the $6-7 yellowtail roll, and I tried the spicy crawfish roll. The green tea was exceptional also. The place is tiny so be sure to not go at peak times. What great find right off Park Ave.

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Harrogate, England, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Went to meet a friend and having read the reviews we were not disappointed. 3 rolls and a some sushi were all we needed. Very very tasty and will remember for future trips.

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Vienna, VA
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236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

Go for the fresh sushi, fair prices, very friendly service and ignore the modest ambience on East 31st Street. This is the type of neighborhood gem worth finding and returning to over and over. Their Bento box is an amazing value and their selection of rolls is extensive.

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Girona, Spain
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I tried it after reading the opinions and I wasn't disappointed at all. The sushi is delicious, and for a good price. The staff is very friendly, and I enjoyed the complimentary orange they served us along with the bill.

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I am rating this sushi spot as Very Good due to the quality of the fish, but wish that the ambiance was a bit nicer. We were seated in the back room of the restaurant and I immediately saw a sink in the corner, with a bucket underneath. The server was very nice and attentive and like I said, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Each time we visit NYC, we try new restaurants and also have a meal at Umi. The fish is fresh and the makis are creative and varied. As I maintain my dream of living in NYC, I imagine that this would be my regular sushi haunt.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Lovely gem hidden on 31st St. where the service was superb, with friendly and knowledgeable staff who explained the menu and were aware of which items contained gluten (my wife and I both being gluten intolerant). The food was prepared quickly, and was presented in a beautiful manner. The freshness and simplicity of the food was delicious! We cannot wait... More 

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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 0 - 25
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese, Contemporary

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