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303 East 56th Street and 118 East 31st Street, New York City, NY 10022 (Manhattan)
212.686.3308
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Ranked #160 of 11,865 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese, Contemporary
Neighborhood:
Midtown
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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Stamford, CT
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184 reviews 184 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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246 reviews 246 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
238 helpful votes 238 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Riga, Latvia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Service is superb although the place might look a little chubby. Food, of course, was good as well! There is more space than it looks like from the street - there are extra rooms with tables behind the bar.

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Chesterfield
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144 reviews 144 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed every mouthful of sushi in this lovely little restaurant. The staff were friendly and attentive. Don't be put off by the entrance it looks a little like a take away you'd find on a dodgy street in the UK but beyond that is a lovely clean and quite atmosphere to eat in. We were slightly over faced on... More 

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Breda, The Netherlands
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

Small Japanese restaurant at the 31th street. Nice and very fresh sushi. For a good price as well! Recommended. Friendly staff.

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Additional Information about Umi Sushi

Address: 303 East 56th Street and 118 East 31st Street, New York City, NY 10022
Phone Number: 212.686.3308
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Average Prices: USD 0 - 25
Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese, Contemporary

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