UMI Sushi
UMI Sushi

UMI Sushi

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://millburnumi.com/
  • Phone: (973) 921-2848
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday -Thursday 11:30 am - 10 pm

    Friday - Saturday 11:30 am - 11 pm

    Sunday 12:30 pm - 9:30 pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Counter Seating, Delivery, Personal wines welcome, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Street
  • Public Transit: Dover NJ Transit Trainstation Train Station 2 blocks away
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from UMI Sushi
We are a modern yet cozy Sushi and Japanese Restaurant in the heart of Millburn NJ. You will experience and enjoy more variety and high quality Sushi. Please come check us out and let our chef show you how Sushi is done right. We are a BYOB!
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UMI Sushi reviews from OpenTable diners
8 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.6
    Service4
  • Ambiance3
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (3)great for lunch (1)fit for foodies (1)good for groups (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Just what we were looking for
    krh1237
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Our family came to NYC for an overnight visit and enjoyed a delicious dinner at Umi Sushi. Everything we ordered, from soup to sushi, was fresh and full of flavor. Our family prefers a traditional sushi restaurant where the emphasis is on the food and UMI Sushi was just right for us. Two days later we were still talking about the Panda roll - highly recommend it! I was, particularly, surprised with the reasonable prices; they made a great meal even better! We'll definitely be back on our next visit to NYC.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • solid
    dimensor
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    very nice staff, fresh food, ambiance is a little meh. will definitely return when I'm back in the area.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This time, 2 star
    andreasVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I used to rate this restaurant 4 to 5 star, but this time I have to give 2 stars. The spider roll was a bit strange in taste, but that is how sometimes the crabs are. The real problem was the two salmon avocado rolls. They had an unusual taste, after two pieces I dissected the rest of the roll, to find out that the skin of the salmon was not peeled off completely. The white layer was there, and giving that fishy taste I do not like. I am not a sushi chef to say if the salmon can be cut not peeling the white layer, if it is normal or not - what I am saying is that it was the first time in years that this happened to me, and I did not like it. The sea urchin sushi was perfect nevertheless, and the combination dinner plate was very good
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  • Expensive Disappointment
    eviedru
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    First Open Table restaurant I would not visit again. Not offered a glass with my soda. Miso Soup average. I ordered Tamago with the soup (rice and tamago good gauge of all) but it was served with the rest of the meal. If I'd tasted the tamago first, I'd have left; worst I've ever had. The Kanpachi was essentially indistinguishable from two other items I can't even recall. As a single diner, I understand that it's customary to serve 2 pieces of sushi per order. Nevertheless, I asked if I could have just one and was denied (don't quite understand this?) The Chu toro and O toro were 1 piece per order @ $9 and $11 and just so-so. Also very disappointed with the Uni and quail egg. VERY expensive. NO atmosphere. TENDER but TASTELESS.
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  • Great place
    clodja1
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great food, nice folks! Would eat here again. Very fresh sushi!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A gem in a little town
    Lille
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    If you are in downtown Milburn,NJ there are a few suitable places to grab lunch or an early dinner. Umi is where we went for Sushi. This does not measure up to my favorite sushi restaurants, but if I were downtown Milburn then, yes, I would go back if I were wanting sushi. It is typical fare and it is well-prepared and reasonable prices. Only indoor dining in a rather dingy setting. I mean function I stead of penache. I would give a this restaurant a slightly higher- than-average rating. There were no other diners there when we were there. Our server was polite and attentive. The salad was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 2 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance3
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 11 reviews are from the UMI Sushi reviews archive.
  • Consistently great -
    njeater987VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Consistency is key and we have never been disappointed! The managers, the sushi chefs -- all are great. Friendly service & talented preparation. Food is fresh & flavors are interesting - can't ask for more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice all around experience
    Sarah205VIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    With that said, I was hoping to find a gem in the rough. The experience was good, but not great. We choose the spot as we had theater tickets that evening, and we wanted walking distance byob. It wasn't that the place was bad it just wasn't great. If I was going to go for sushi there are other gems we have found, not in Milburn, but in the area. Convenient to the Playhouse theater, and they served us in a very timely manner to get to the play. It just wasn't memorable meal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently great.
    njeater987VIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Creative. Tasty. SUPER fresh. Great sushi chefs. Never fail go-to for sushi in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Welcoming-Waming-easy going
    Michael0219
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Everything from food to service made eating at Umi a pleasure. Food was perfectly prepared & brought out by knowledgable & friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Extra $3 for Brown Rice
    MillburnResidentVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    My family likes this place. It has a good maki special -- three rolls, soup and salad for $15. However, they charge $1 extra if you have the roll with brown rice. Even though the total cost ($18) is reasonable, I find the extra $3 cost for brown rice to be offense.
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  • Best sushi around
    eatwell
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    Inventive menu and very fresh fish..try whole live uni, aji sashimi, 'tasty treats'. Pricey for suburbs but worthwhile.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Sushi in NJ
    RWSHVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2013
    I have been to UMI several times and have always been extremely happy with the quality and service. Having UMI in Millburn saves a lot of trips to NYC!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The creativity is excellent,
    justokaug2014
    Dined on 4/15/2013
    The creativity is excellent, the product is fresh & well made, the service is pleasant & helpful. Definitely my favorite local sushi place.
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  • Umi Sushi - great staff and food!
    Armymanny
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Took my partner to Umi for Valentine's Day dinner. Have to say that the food was awesome and the service was great! We felt very welcomed and everyone on staff was very friendly! We will definitely become regulars!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food/place/people
    mascherVIP
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    three of us went to umi for the first time-- We were all impressed with the food --the sashimi was outstanding as were the rolls--Most impressive was the royal treatment we received as first-timers--The restaurant called us en route and asked about our seating preference--We declined the sushi bar and were seated a a makeshift table to until a more comfortable table became available-- This is a great place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not your typical sushi joint
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/4/2013
    Awesome, modern delicate Sushi. Fresh and delicious ! We had an 8p Saturday reservation, but had to wait about 30 minutes. Place is small and wqas packed with BYOB locals. Host was apologetic and bought us one of the chief's specials a thinly slice sashimi dish. The place thinned out shortly, so go late and bring a good bottle of sake or Japanese beer to compliment this fine food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic