Natsumi Restaurant

4.3
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$31 to $50
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Japanese

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Natsumi Breaks New Ground with Innovative Modern Japanese Cuisine. Barbara Matsumura founder of Haru Restaurants, has teamed up again with Chef Haru Konagaya to create this strikingly original destination. Two separate experiences in two adjacent sites, an elegant restaurant and a trendy Tokyo-chic bar/lounge. Natsumi specializes in modern Japanese cuisine with a touch of Italian ingredients; offering an array of creative dishes such as, sashimi arugula salad, new style yellowtail carpaccio, and lobster green tea ravioli. The innovative menu relies on unique preparations with dynamic flavors. The wine list is international, with white, red, sparkling wines, and champagne by the glass and bottle. The restaurant is divided into distinct dining areas, a cozy space with intimate booths, a sushi bar where diners can watch the chefs compose, and in the front, the windows open to the street. The whole room is infused with a warm golden glow and earth tones. We only seat compete parties.
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EK
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

An intimate experience with unique flavorful fusion, and tasty standards. Service was great.

a
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

If this place wasn’t so close to broadway shows it would be out of business. The service was some of the worst I’ve experienced... employees were very obviously completely unconcerned with guests experience outside of maximizing their profit. I arrived at the bar a few minutes before happy hour ended and the waitress withheld the happy hour menu until I specifically asked for it, running out the clock until the drink prices went up. Waiters stood around folding napkins in the few empty bar seats, rather than make space available as I waited for my party on a busy Friday night. Food was mediocre.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, beautiful presentation! It was a pre show dinner and we got out of there in plenty of time to see the show

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Ottimo sushi e sashimi location piacevole prezzi ragionevoli per New York

Natsumi Restaurant
Responded on January 7, 2020

Grazie mille!

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality sushi, prompt and courteous service

LL
New England
20 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Consistently excellent food with good service in an intimate setting. Good value.

Natsumi Restaurant
Responded on January 10, 2020

Hello there! Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review. We're glad you enjoyed your experience with us and we hope to see you again very soon!

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DL
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday and New Years! Great dinner - table was ready and great service!!

F
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The calamari is was bland but the sushi was good. You get great value for your money at this restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our anniversary dinner since we both love sushi. Food was amazing!! The best part was the Cheesecake Tempura. Wow. 10/10.

S
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We decided on this location for our NYE dinner. The waitress was very friendly and promptly greeted us with a food and drink menu. Everything was provided very quickly, with little to no wait. Our waitress checked on us numerous times, ensuring we were satisfied with what was in front of us. The sushi and sashimi were very fresh and time and care were present in every facet of our dining experience. We will be back next time we are in NY.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was not amazing but it was also not bad. It suited our purposes for our night out. Had a much better experience the last time ate there

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience4

We have been here a few times before, but this time was not good. Made a reservation for 5, and put at a booth with a chair at the end. Waited a while for the server, then came to ask for dinner order since it took so long. Ordered soups and sushi. All the sushi came, but no soup. Server never came back to the table. We did get some bill credits to make up for it from the manager. Not a good experience at all tonight at Natsumi

D
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Great location for pre-theater dinner. You could definitely find better sushi, but this place is fairly priced with fresh enough fish. The tuna in our tuna tataki appetizer was a bit fishy, but the sashimi was tasty as were the rolls we ordered. Service was fine, but rushed as at all pre-theatre places

RG
Jackson Hole
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Attractive restaurant in the heart of Times Square. The shrimp and scallop Shumai were delicious. The sushi was very fresh and the flavors were perfect. The Maki Combo selection of three rolls is an outstanding value. Good wine and cocktail selection.

Natsumi Restaurant
Responded on December 31, 2019

Hello there! Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We're glad you enjoyed your sushi selections and had a nice experience dining with us. We hope to see you again soon. Happy new year!

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V
E. Tennessee
40 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Atmosphere is pretty typical Japanese Restaurant - nothing special. The quality of the sashimi was top notch.

KN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've tried shrimp and vegetables tempura and
Toro lounge and both were delicious.

RG
Munich
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food - Good value for money.

Simple furniture but comfortable

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Very nice decor. Delicious food my only comment is the tables are very close together and it is very noisy inside so hard to have a conversation.

OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best shrimp tempura sushi I’ve ever had.

V
San Antonio
46 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Quality of the fish not great
Carpaccio dish with balsamic... vinegar totally overpowered thr fish

c
Atlanta
41 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place. Employees were all very nice and welcoming. The sushi was amazing. Would definitely go back when in New York.

OT
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good meal. Seating was very tight and the ambiance could therefore have been better. Felt like we were competing for elbow room with the couple next door.

E
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sehr gutes Essen gepaart mit Lekker Sein

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f
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Great sushi!

LL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Busboy spilled. Glass of water on the table and my friend. He was only concerned with the spill on the floor. He moved us but didn’t really take care of my friend. Otherwise everything else was fine

DH
Tulsa
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Ok experience. The wait staff did not seem knowledgeable about the menu and didn’t really offer much insight to the menu.

s
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Busy place- good food but in the NYC market, not all that exciting... service was very good and very obliging, despite tight quarters and the whole place trying to get to the theater on time! Would recommend but not if you are looking for more than the average good sushi experience.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi was excellent, will be back again. You really do need a reservation for dinner, it gets really busy and the restaurant is smaller in size.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food. We will be back!

OT
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh tasting food! Great service.

J
Washington DC
102 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice spot for lunch before going to the theatre. Good sushi, good service and close to all the theatres. They have a nice 3 roll combo for lunch as well as bento boxes.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy to find this sushi restaurant on a Sunday night when a lot of others are closed. Great, fresh sushi and lots of other options too.

ME
Orlando
79 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Ive reviewed this restaurant a few times over the years. It has been a year since I was last there and I did visit on a Sunday night. Sadly, the BEST WAITER -- TONY -- was off and the place was not nearly as good. The entire evening was OFF. Ive never been to the restaurnt with this manager before so I presume she was new. What I can say is she was disengaged. Technically she greeted us, but not nearly the way the past manager (I understand he is now at the other location) did. She set the tone for the evening. I would call it adequate, but FAR from special. Don't get me wrong, the food was still very good - but I have come to know Natsumi as as EXCELLENT experience which includes FOOD, ENVIRONMENT and SERVICE. That was not my experience this time. I'd suggest that if you visit this location you ensure TONY is working that day.

TG
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Awful customer service.

SB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed the ambiance and efficiency of the restaurant. Good quality and presentation of food items served.

OF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Excellent food and great menu. The best food we had this trip to NY. The service was poor though. The waitress did not take any interest in us and was quite unpolite. It seemed to be a busy night and she probably wanted to go home to rest.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sushi! Neat little place and great price!

CK
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, comfortable seating, relatively low noise level so we could hear each other, delicious food, affordable, attentive staff, accessible for someone with a disability.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was good. Service was okay. Sashimi/sushi cuts were thin from other sushi restaurants I have experienced.

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