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Umi Sushi

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Contemporary
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303 East 56th Street and 118 East 31st Street, New York City, NY 10022
+1 212-686-3308
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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New York City, New York
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474 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

I was meeting up a friend for dinner one Friday night and we both wanted sushi. Since Umi was on my bookmarks list and she had dined and enjoyed the food there before, we decided to go with it. Umi Sushi is very narrow but they have plenty of seating. It was empty at around 7 but by the time... More 

Thank Melanie T
Atlanta, GA
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618 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

This restaurant is actually across the street from where TripAdvisor locates it. Great staff, they were quick and helpful with recommendations. We had a ton of sushi and the bill was under $100. The restaurant is quite large with a lot of seating in the back. The sushi rolls were creative, fresh, and tasty.

Thank DaisyDot24
Roswell, Georgia
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332 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

He enjoyed high quality sushi prepared lighting fast. The facility is a bit run down but the service, food and prices are right on.

Thank Fritz_the_1st
Dor, Israel
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

Where is the dragon? I love that sushi! After this restaurant it is hard to eat in other place... You must taste the avocado salad too...

Thank Mark_bmby
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

The place doesn't look that big from outside but once you are in it has a couple extra rooms at the back. We ordered all sorts of sushi's, sashimi's...and every piece of fish you put in your mouth is fresh, melts and makes you go back for more. I think the best one was the "I love Lucy" roll. I... More 

Thank James B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Right across from SJU (St. Johns University) the place is crawling with college kids. So you know there's turnover which is good. It always seems busy. We went in and had a very nice lunch. Free Miso soup and free Sweet Potato roll. The service was great. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Christos P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

We enjoyed the dinner bento boxes which in comparison to most of the restaurants in New York were good value at $14.95 each. Quality was good and there was plenty in a bento box for 1 (main protein eg Salmon teriyaki), rice, 6 veg sushi rolls, 4 pork dumplings, pickles & salad.

Thank Wentworth1
Vero Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

This is a cute little place that's simple and unpretentious. The sushi here is pretty basic. Not great, but satisfying. Presentation is good and service is attentive, courteous and polite. I like it and wish I could give it more stars, but it's simply not up to it. The California roll that came with my sushi lunch special tasted like... More 

Thank Joseph P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

I was in NYC for a recent business trip and went to Umi. The food was not that bad but the service was sub-par. We were sitting for probably 20 minutes before anyone approached us, and then another 10 before we could order. On nice days try and take a table in their little outdoor patio- Otherwise the indoor space... More 

Thank William D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

Umi Sushi is a nice place to eat. They serve good sushi but not great. Umi sushi is a nice place if you stay at Hotel 31. It would be a nice after you get off the subway stop. Umi Sushi is good!

Thank Laura C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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: +1 212-686-3308

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