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Umi Sushi

303 East 56th Street, New York City, NY 10022 (Manhattan)
212.686.3308
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Ranked #200 of 11,350 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese, Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited Umi two times, because of the excellent and fresh sushi. It's a simple but cosy place, with very pleasent and good service. We were served by a beautiful long Chinese or Japanese woman, who made our stay even better with her knowledge and kindness. If in NY, we wil go there!

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New York, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

This is not the Umi Sushi restaurant I reviewed on TripAdvisor in December 2013; that was on East 31st Street, and is a restaurant I patronise often. I discovered Umi on East 56th Street totally by chance and, given that its sign reminded me of the one on East 31st Street, I visited for lunch. I found out that, indeed,... More

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Nellysford, Virginia, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Some TripAdvisor reviewers here are referring to a sushi place called Umi on 31st Street. That may be a gem but I am reviewing the Umi on 56th just off Second Avenue which strikes me as an ordinary, neighborhood sushi joint. I did enjoy the dinner I ate there. The sushi was well made, generous, beautifully presented and reasonably priced.... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Went here last minute, we were able to get a table for 2 on a monday night with no wait. Excellent service, attentive with hand wipes given before eating. Fresh sushi, fresh wasabi, Large rolls great for sharing. Naruto rolls for no rice/low carb diets.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

The 31st street location has a great lunch vibe, and a great lunch deal! 2 rolls, miso soup, and salad for 995. Spicy tuna roll and shrimp tempura roll both very good. Sauces spicy mayo and wasabi honey also very good, but &1 each so be careful if on a budget. Good priced sake. Service good- water keeps coming. Not... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Make sure you go to location on 31st St. Very quaint, awesome place for date night with my wife. Sushi was incredibly fresh. Service attentive but not the fastest which was fine with us. The chefs take great attention to detail. Prices were great, and didn't have to wait more than 5 minutes for a table on a Saturday night.

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Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

First of all let's clear up where the restaurant is - it's on 31st street near Lexington Ave - do not look at the TA address or the website which say 56th street. It's a really small restaurant so you will be lucky to get in at popular times without a reservation - we turned up at 8:30 pm on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

we trekked quite far out of the way for this as we were staying by times square and this is between 1-2nd ave. we were a little worried as it was pretty empty. it was worth the journey. service was fantastic, nothing was too much hassle. the sushi was amazing. we had four rolls between us and they were all... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

This is a little place with seating for maybe 30 people or so. It is very loud. The sushi bar can seat about 5. And takeout is very popular. Nedless to say, the four sushi chefs are working flat out, so it takes some time to get your sushi. However, it is worth the wait. The fish is super fresh,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

Visited after a long cold walk around Central Park. Started with a warm Saki followed up by Sushi washed down with Kiri. The food was great - the Panda and the Dragon Rolls were fantastic. The staff were great, really friendly and helpful. Will definitely go again on my next visit NYC.

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