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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
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:30
16:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 17:00 - 23:00
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited for the first time (E 31st St location) as I was staying nearby. What a find! Inexpensive, excellent quality (the sashimi was melt-in-the-mouth) and charming service. I will go back to try out their bento box meals which looked really interesting. Agedashi tofu was very light and nice with a nice dashi sauce. Wine is very reasonably priced.

Thank Bee_ALondon
Pushkar, India
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The electric green color of the "wasabi honey sauce" served with seared tuna slices was a warning. The sauce tasted neither like wasabi, nor like honey, and looked flat out scary. I was glad to find naruto (the riceless rolls wrapped in fresh cucumber) on the menu, but the one I ordered lacked crispness and instead of, as usually, refreshed... More 

Thank Wojciech S
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent fresh sushi. Large selection of the simple to complex and creative sushi. Lovely presentation. Attentive service. Several other well prepared dishes. Kimchi soup with meat or fish appropriately spicy. Fried salmon skin salad also tasty. Portions fine. Sushi not inexpensive but standard for the area. Will go back.

Thank Bcobert
New York City, New York
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495 reviews
372 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 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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629 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 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 2 October 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 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

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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:30
16:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:30
16:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:30
16:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:30
16:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:30
16:30 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-686-3308

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