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“Nice surprise in Midtown”
Review of Umi Sushi

Umi Sushi
Ranked #981 of 14,125 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese, Contemporary
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: Midtown
Reviewed January 18, 2014

This is a little place with seating for maybe 30 people or so. It is very loud. The sushi bar can seat about 5. And takeout is very popular. Nedless to say, the four sushi chefs are working flat out, so it takes some time to get your sushi.

However, it is worth the wait. The fish is super fresh, super tender. The rolls are generous and attractive, and their presentation is expectedly nice. It was not the best sushi I have had, but it was better than most for its freshness.

Unpleasant surprise was when one of the chefs took his vinyl gloves off, revealing pealing and cracked finger tips. I was grateful that our rolls had been prepared before he decided to forgo the protective layer.

New to me were the green spinach vegetarian gyoza!

The service was excellent and friendly.

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Reviewed January 8, 2014

Visited after a long cold walk around Central Park. Started with a warm Saki followed up by Sushi washed down with Kiri. The food was great - the Panda and the Dragon Rolls were fantastic. The staff were great, really friendly and helpful. Will definitely go again on my next visit NYC.

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Thank ADolphin
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Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

We went to this place after reading a review.. And what an culinaric orgasm:)) this place is not the most central, its cheap, great service extreamly good sushi.. Yet Im only norwegian, but we do know how good fish tastes like ;) The place is a little restaurant, not at all fancy, but still so charming and sweet with the half broken furniture and a small hole in the floor..This is a resturant that TRULY makes their effort in the food that they are serving. So if you like to pay for extreamly good food, and not the furniture and location.. THIS PLACE IS A MUST TO VISIT.. That's of course if you like sushi :))

Thank Luckycorleone
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Reviewed December 17, 2013

I have been to Umi twice and, after today's lunch, I owe it to Tripadvisor readers to write about this little jewel-box of a restaurant.

Umi is in mid-block between Third and Lex in New York, on 31st street. It is not a place one would choose if one did not know where to look. I was introduced by a friend who lives in the neighborhood. I am grateful to her.

The sushi and sashimi, as well as the maki rolls, burst with flavor. The staff is very friendly and welcoming. Umi is a cosy little place and one would not be disappointed.

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4  Thank EANYC
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Reviewed December 16, 2013

Fresh sushi, good selection, friendly wait staff. Great tuna, inari, escolar, octopus and nice menu of specialty rolls. My only concern was the smell when walking in was a tad off putting, not sure what that was.

beer, sake and wine only - no full bar.

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Thank LessWork M
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