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S Doughty Ave, Somerville, NJ
(908)526-8596
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Glen Gardner, New Jersey
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46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

After having read many 5 star reviews, my husband and I decided to give this place a try last night. We were very much anticipating an excellent/FRESH meal based on so many outstanding comments written on yelp and tripadvisor. Unfortunately, we were let down. We ordered to start, seaweed salads and squid salad. The seaweed salad was the same ol'... More 

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

I am certainly not a connoisseur of sushi, but have had my fair share. This place has the freshest tasting sushi i think i have ever had. They don't do a lot of american style sushi, it's more traditional, but boy is it good. I will certainly make this my go to when I want sushi in the future. Place... More 

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

If you go sit at the Sushi Bar and let Chef Ike do his thing. Great combos, interesting fish you won't see locally. BYOB.

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Hopewell, NJ
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

The sushi here is always fresh, prepared by an expert sushi chef, portions are good, and price is fair given the high quality. I have been to Japan on numerous occasions and this is truly authentic. The flavors of the meso soup, and ginger salad are correct as well. So many places in North America get the flavors wrong. This... More 

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Califon, New Jersey
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

But seriously, any sushi lover knows that not everyone gets what high quality is when they eat sushi. Great sushi is rarely served up in large portions but explodes in your mouth, the flavors doubling the sensation of volume....anyway, Shumi has the best sushi, and consistently, regardless of the day of the week, in the state. Others may be equal... More 

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Naples, Florida
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

OK relative to NJ sushi restos, which are 99%, but by NYC standards this place is barely mediocre. Went there on a Saturday for lunch, ordered sashimi--got three pigeon-size pecks of fish per order at $7-$10 per order (they had no belly hamachi on a Saturday?), which is quite stingy even by NJ standards. To judge by the photos on... More 

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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80 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

We recently dined here on November 14th and it was our third visit over a period of a couple of months. And every time we dine here, we are so welcomed and treated like royalty by their staff and our table hosts. This time, as was during our previous visit, our table host was Macachai. He is simply amazing, not... More 

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Ballina
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113 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Friends who have been visiting this restaurant for 15 years took us to Shumi and we now understand why they keep coming back for 15 years. We were able to sit at the counter and watch John and other staff at work creating the most exciting dishes. Our guests kept suggesting dishes to the chef who was happy to oblige... More 

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Thank MuzzaBallina
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Stopped in for lunch. It's a little hard to find as it is tucked back in the building. Nice interior, not to big, not to small. Seating was very comfortable and the wait staff was quick and knowledgeable. Ordered a lunch consisting of shumi, chicken and sushi. My friend ordered a noodle dish. Both meals were served in a short... More 

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Thank Frank S
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I've been eating here a long, long time - since Ike, the sushi chef and owner, still had black hair! (His hair is now a very distinguished grey.) I've never been to Japan, but it feels authentic to me. The food is fresh and very good, the service is attentive and knowledgable. The sushi bar has a few seats where... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: S Doughty Ave, Somerville, NJ
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: (908)526-8596

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?