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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
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All 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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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 3 weeks ago

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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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 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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122 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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77 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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
Copenhagen, Denmark
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

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.

Thank donjensen
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Cristal D
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank daniele t
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Karine G

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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
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: 212.686.3308

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