Natsumi Restaurant

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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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ME
Orlando
77 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Awful customer service.

SB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Lackluster
I’m a local and don’t think I’ll return....
The cooked food from the kitchen was bland.... best thing was the edemame

LM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fish was fresh. Reasonably priced. The drinks were good but on the weak side

j
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent and the noise level was not too bad. And the prices were moderate. What more can you ask for in a theater district restaurant.

HB
N. Ireland
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Disappointing that my booking was made for 945 but when we arrived we were rushed- kitchen was closing at 10 so we were rushed to chose our food, rushed to pay the check and not offered a desert. Before we had even finished our drinks we were told by the waiter that the restaurant is now closed! The teriyaki chicken was dry and it was oddly served with carrot! Sushi was good. Wouldn't recommend.

LW
New York Area
115 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

THE FOOD AND SERVICE WERE VERY GOOD. PORTIONS WERE GENEROUS. MANAGEMENT KINDLY GAVE OUR GUESTS CELEBRATING AN ANNIVERSARY A COMPLIMENTARY DESSERT WHICH WAS MOST APPRECIATED.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Food average. Waiter terrible. No personality, no hello. Stood in front of us and wrote what we said. No explanation on a menu item we had a question on. Was like being waited on by a wall.

J
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place, fresh and interesting sushi. Try the Natsumi and Wolf Rolls. Also fabulous dumplings. My go to in the theater district. Nice to eat light before a show.

R
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Very loud! Waitress rushed us and was not very pleasant

FF
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Natsumi is one of my favorite Japanese restaurants in the Theater District. The food is fresh and the sushi presentations creative and delicious. I like the quiet. Too many restaurants in Times Square are noisy, especially pre-theater. I don't think Natsumi offers a set pre-theater menu but it does not need one. There are plenty of small, shareable plates which is what we enjoy best,

MS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy pre theater dinner at Natsumi. It's close to many Broadway shows reasonably priced and the food and service is great.

CJ
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

For a restaurant so close to time square and the ‘tourist’ area, it was surprisingly intimate and good quality. The food tasted great, the service was prompt but not ‘in your face’ and it was a perfect pre-broadway show dinner spot. Would eat here again.

W
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The food was very good. However, I have a severe shellfish allergy which I explained to the waitress. She assured me that a special roll I wanted could be made without crab. After a couple of bites I realized that it had crab and she removed it from the table. She apologized and offered to pay for the entire meal. Food allergies can be very serious and, thankfully, I didn’t have an adverse reaction, but our dinner was ruined.

D
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We dined pre theatre and really enjoyed our sushi and sashimi. Items were very reasonably priced, especially for the theater area. Fish was fresh and delicious. The restaurant didn’t feel hectic or crazy and wasn’t overly loud. A great pre theater find!

EB
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific sushi and fabulous place for before a show!

NM
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The wait even with a reservation was long. we had 3 people of 4 and the still refuse to seat us. It would be the same 4 seat table!! come on guys!! Its my 4th time at this spot and I do find the wait time to be seated then a long wait time for food is too long. I keep going back though for their food. Maybe they need a bigger spot.

JC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Food was good but service was poor. Employees were rude.

m
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sushi was super fresh and tasty and they didn't skimp on the size of the pieces. Great place for a pre-theater meal

f
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Possibly would recommend as it was very nice before dinner...liked atmosphere. The service was very good and the sushi was pretty good, not the best...sushimi was cut in too large a piece to handle well.
The miso soup was OVER PRICED. The rest were probably NYC prices. It was also so convenient to my
parking and the theatre. So, I was satisfied...therefore, I would recommend for all of the reasons listed above. They have a lovely lounge next to the restaurant that I found appealing. All of the help was super
nice and helpful!

OT
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, very busy, service was solid but not five star but would return.

MY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

beautiful setting, beautiful food! Natsumi is a gem. The freshest fish, perfectly cooked tempura and thoughtfully presented plates. the Natsumi special roll and the king crab dumplings are must-haves. The chirashi is generous and well composed.

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal! Service was great and food was incredible.

JP
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service! Sushi was outstanding. We arrived after a long broadway show and they were so sweet to serve us and let us enjoy our dinner.

Natsumi Restaurant
Responded on October 2, 2019

Hi there! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope you enjoyed the show, and we hope to see you again.

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t
Boise
20 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great sushi place and right across the street from the theater we were going to after dinner. We were pleasantly surprised!!

Natsumi Restaurant
Responded on October 2, 2019

Hi there! Thanks for taking the time to write this. We're glad you enjoyed your meal and we hope to see you again next time you're in the area for a show!

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z
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

menu overpromises though portions are generous and appropriate. badly designed in a bitsy way and not luxurious sense of place. would not go back

CT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Great service, wonderful sushi. Really nice presentation and flavors

Natsumi Restaurant
Responded on September 27, 2019

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

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P
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is consistently good. We've been eating there for years and are never disappointed.

Natsumi Restaurant
Responded on September 27, 2019

Hello there! Thank you for taking the time to write this. We are so honored that you have been visiting us for years. We appreciate you, and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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F
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely top notch sushi gem in what is typically a crapshoot neighborhood for restaurants. Freshly prepared and imaginative dishes (recommend the chef's choice pre-fixe), alongside excellent service.

Natsumi Restaurant
Responded on September 27, 2019

Hi there, thank you so much for taking the time out to write this. We're honored that you enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to seeing you again - hopefully soon!

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W
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was ok for a pre theatre meal but I wouldn’t otherwise make a point of going there.

S
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Natsumi is a great choice for a business meal. The service was excellent, very attentive and nice. The food was definitely solid, though for the price, I wouldn’t have been super pleased with it if it was on my own dime. But if you are looking for A- sushi with interesting twists and high end non-sushi options then I’d strongly recommend.

SC
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Convenient if in theater district. Unpretentious. Bargain prix-fixe lunch ( very good). Service is attentive & efficient.

Natsumi Restaurant
Responded on September 17, 2019

Hi there! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this. We're honored you stopped by for a visit, and we're glad to hear that your lunch was good. We hope to see you again.

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M
Mexico City
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El mejor sushi y sashimi a un precio decente

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L
Washington DC
105 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent sushi and a good crowd pre-theatre. Very good service.

Natsumi Restaurant
Responded on September 17, 2019

Hi there! Thank you for visiting us and then taking the time to write this. We're glad you enjoyed your sushi and service. We hope to see you again!

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B
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our dinner was great. The appetizers and sushi were phenomenal. I have a gluten sensitivity and do I asked the server for some assistance with choosing rolls that were gluten free and she was not super helpful. The drink I had was outstanding. It was our last night in NYC, and this was a nice meal to end our vacation.

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