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Umi Sushi

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$$$
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Midtown
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, 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: Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 125
    Excellent
  • 91
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
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  • 4
    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
Oh my God so good!

Truly superior sushi. Everything I had was so fresh, so beautiful, so tasty I wasn't sure I had died and went to sushi heaven! Very small place so reserve or get there early but so worth it. I miss having such good sushi available at my disposal and this place would take ALL my money if I lived... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
MickeyGW
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Pinckney, Michigan
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Pinckney, Michigan
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly superior sushi. Everything I had was so fresh, so beautiful, so tasty I wasn't sure I had died and went to sushi heaven! Very small place so reserve or get there early but so worth it. I miss having such good sushi available at my disposal and this place would take ALL my money if I lived nearby :)

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Thank MickeyGW
Moscow, Russia
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135 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a perfect lunch in UMI. You can choose from different menus from $10 to $18 (sashimi). I took tuna terriyaki and it was accompanied with miso, rice, salad (pretty big), 3 rolls and some terriyaki vegetables. Everything except for tuna was perfect and tuna was a little bit tough, I think it was frozen for a long time.... More 

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Thank Ugenmtg
terre haute, IN
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65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here because of reviews we found on Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed. Our hotel recommended a couple of sushi places that were closer but not rated as well. The atmosphere was a little non-descript but the sushi and sashimi were extremely fresh and delicious and the prices were reasonable. It was well worth the walk.

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Thank susiespy
Singapore, Singapore
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160 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Chance upon this restaurant when I was searching on TripAdvisor while exploring Flatiron and Empire States Building area. The restaurant on 31st St is not located in the busy area, and you will need to walk a few blocks from Empire States side. The location also means there's probably no queue since most tourists wouldn't pass by it by chance.... More 

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Baltimore
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Very Good variety of Sushi and Bento Boxes, with large portions and reasonable prices. Service was very good too. Probably a good idea to reserve because restaurant is relatively small (31st Street location). A definite return to.

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Province of Pavia, Italy
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68 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

We had eaten many rolls, each of them fantastic! Good quality, honest price (30$ each, but really full) we'll come back! Nice people, kind. Clean place. Recommended.

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Thank Ambraaaaaa
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

We visited this little restaurant which resembles a warren this evening and even though we had a very large lunch we ate a substantial amount of sushi and if it wasnt for phisical limitations I think we would have gone through most the menu. There is a good selection of food and we opted for 3 inside out rolls and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed the food in this restaurant. It is a little place slightly out of the way of the really touristy areas which also added to its charm. The sushi was delicious, fish tasted fresh and did not look washed out as other reviews had said. The interior is not going to blow you away, but it felt authentic... More 

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Houston
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184 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

I'll call this nice because it wasn't great but nice. I went in for a couple of apps and sushi (nigiri only) and while it all was good, it just didn't thrill me. Maybe more if a 3 1/2 star experience but that's not an option, is it?

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Thank Brichford
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

Very good sushi restaurant. We asked the waitress to arrange us a meal and it's was great! I can honestly say it the best sushi I've ever had and it's very reasonable as well. I would recommend it to everyone

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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, Asian, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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