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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
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:30
16:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 17:00 - 23:00
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In New York for work and wanted to find good Sushi. Tripadvisor ratings looked encouraging so decided to give it a try. Walked in and ordered takeout sushi and one of the chefs special rolls. Awesome! So good I went again the next night! If you're in Murray Hill, stop in and try this gem!

Thank whicheall08
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The reviews don't do this place justice. If I could give 6 starts I would. Great food, some of the best I've ever had. Great atmosphere and service. I'll come back as many times as I can while in NYC. Thank you guys!

Thank John G
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love Umi. The sushi is always fresh, high-quality, and reasonably priced. I get take out and dine in. It's a narrow space, but goes fairly far back. Sitting at the sushi bar is always great, too. Highly recommend to anyone looking for good sushi for dine in / take out without breaking the bank.

Thank Jessica T
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

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
Reviewed 20 March 2017 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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249 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 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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518 reviews
391 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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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644 reviews
455 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 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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474 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
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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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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

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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
USD 25
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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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