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Umi Sushi

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$$$
Neighborhood:
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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Today
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank Wentworth1
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 

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Thank Joseph P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

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Thank William D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

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Thank Laura C
Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Authentic Japanese sushi spot that served some of the best sushi I ever had and by far the bast sashimi. Prices are very reasonable and staf is friendly. Place is a bit worn, as many places is in NYC but so well worth the price and quality of food.

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Thank donjensen
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Eating sushi in NYC it was definitely one of my wishes. We found Umi Sushi thru Tripadvisor and it was an amazing experience. It's a small and quite place, close to downtown, so we walk thru NYC street. The food was EXCELLENT. We ordered a plate of sashimis and niguiris and two types of sushis (I don't remember the names).... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Naruto salmon one of the best ever had, in a quite ambient. Everybody here is gentle and nice . We'll back soon

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Thank daniele t
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

I take avocado-peanuts rolls and mango rolls : they were delicious! Then we tahe moshi ice cream, we didn't hnow what to expect, it was delicious too (its ice cream inside a rice paste.

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Thank Karine G
Montevideo, Uruguay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

I would like the rolls a little harder, they were rather soft as melting in your mouth. The Ikuras are perfect.

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Thank Albert L
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We frequent the East 56th Street location. Their sushi is well prepared, never cold as if just off the ice, and the portions are ample. We also have enjoyed their tempura and other hot dishes which are also well prepared. They deliver in the neighborhood and seem to be very busy in that part of their business. Wine, beer and... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$25
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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: 212.686.3308

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