About Natsumi Restaurant

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.

226 West 50th Street
New York, NY 10019
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner : Monday - 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Tuesday - Friday: 4:00pm - 11:30pm, Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:30pm; Sunday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Broadway + 8th Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 258-2988

Website:
http://www.natsuminyc.com/

Catering:
Natsumi offers Seamless web, Local Delivery, and Off-Site Catering with Sushi Chefs.

Parking Details:
There are three parking garages located right next door to Natsumi Restaurant. The parking garages are located to the east, west (discount parking coupons are available for our guests, 4 hour parking $15.00), and practically in front of the restaurant.

Public Transit:
Subways: C E, 1, B D F V

Executive Chef:
Chef Haru Konagaya

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wine

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Details
Sun 4:30PM - 5:00PM

Mon - Fri 3:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 4:00PM

Sat 4:30PM - 5:00PM

Natsumi Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.0

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (28)
Fit for Foodies (23)
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Casual (20)
Good for a Date (20)
Special Occasion (17)
Business Meals (15)
Authentic (13)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Fun (11)
Cozy (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Healthy (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Late-night Find (7)
Romantic (7)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
People Watching (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Spicy (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Seasonal (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Space is tight (but what isn’t in NYC), food was good and delivered crazy fast, wait staff was super attentive.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great sushi at a reasonable price. Best in the theater district

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Spur of the moment for a bite on an early Sunday eve did not disappoint. Sat at the counter. Service was friendly and efficient. beer cold. Fish quite fresh and well prepared as were different salads ordered. Adjacent lounge of the same name appeared more cozy and "hipper"
and were the photos shown in the ad...

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

A fine dining experience. The staff and the Manager are great as well is the food. I will definitely continue to visit the establishment and recommend others. Worth the trip.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Late-night Find
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great cocktail, fresh and tasty sushi, and the tempura cheesecake is the perfect finish

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I introduced friends to this place and they loved it. Great food and great service. We will be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The service was extremely bad and the server was very rude and did not help at all. I went there in a big group with my friends that were on vacation but I realized I picked the wrong restaurant.

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

The place is really nice. Sushi was really good and the staff was friendly. I suggest to make a reservation even during weekdays because it might be very busy!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food was good, incredible value! Super convenient for after show dining

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Restaurant was very generic sushi. Fish smell was a little over powering. Too many great places in nyc to go here. Make this a quick stop if you want a roll right before a show.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food. Been here before. Consistently good. Must try the fried cheesecake.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Everything was so good! We had three rolls—all equally good and great desserts!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

I have been going to this restaurant for years and it is always excellent - delicious and creative food, excellent service and is a standout in the theater district. There is a large assortment of sushi as well as many traditional Japanese dishes to try. They always make me feel welcome when I am there and I always leaved pleased with my meal and the service. Highly recommended!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Interesting blend of flavors. Loved the steak teriyaki and the duck as main course. The endive salad was good too.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Excellent food, excellent service. 7 high energy people spending time together , I'm sure we were a handful. Our server handled every request with a smile. Phenomenal. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Best dinner we’ve had on this trip to NYC. Great location to dine before a show on Broadway. Food was awesome. Loads of choices even for a non sushi loving person. Attentive service. Fast and not overpriced.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for a Date, Authentic
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Sushi quality is excellent, the decor is refined, and the service is very good!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Our best in NYC... everytime we go in New York (once or twice a year) we always have one or two dinner at this restaurant. The appetizers (hot and cold) and the specialty sushis are amazing... any pick is a great one...
A must in Midtown!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Nice but expensive

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Loved everything about this place

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We shared small plates and sushi creations all evening for a party of ten .........what fun it was, great cocktail selection, sake, beer.........our server was terrific.........small space but that made it very personal

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Puerto Vallarta)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Buena comida japonesa comida japonesa comida japonesa comida japonesa

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Excellent selection of sushi and dishes.
Service was amazing and the food was fresh and delicious!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Pretty basic. Ok atmosphere. Needs an updated interior

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Delicious. I'm a woman of few words- get the wolf hall roll and save enough room for the tempera cheesecake...best dessert I have ever had.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Best Japanese food we have had outside of Australia. Great Sushi

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 22, 2017

A great pre or post theatre stop minutes from all of the action! Very attentive staff, excellent sashimi and sushi, and plenty of options for everyone. A great Japanese restaurant!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Cozy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Very nice small restaurant

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·Dined on September 19, 2017

The toro lounge was the best. The service was great.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Very good sushi and sushimi.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Been to Natsumi many times.
Food, drinks and service are excellent!
Cannot wait to go back!

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Dropped a hundred and fifty for dinner with my wife and I. Horrible food, poor service. Management contacted me on another site and offered me a 40 dollar gift certificate. Told them I live in Arizona and didn’t know when I would be back to NYC. Told them they should refund my credit card and asked them how they came up with 40 dollars for a credit. Told me that was not there policy. Told them to keep their lousy 40 bucks!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

My only complaint of this place is the rice on the sushi and rolls. The rice should be soft, instead it was hard and crunchy, just like brown rice or cooked white rice that has been left in the air for too long.

Otherwise, everything is good. And the appetizer is really awesome.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The food here is impeccable and the service is top notch. It's the reason I continue to go there.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The food was OK but the portions were small. We got to the restaurant late just prior to them closing so I'm not sure if that was the issue.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The food was okay, but not great. In my opinion way overpriced...

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Best sushi I've had in a long time! The Chef's Creation is a must. The raw fish is so fresh, it melts in your mouth. Try a pot of green tea and the tempura cheese cake for dessert. I'll be back for more.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Outstanding service, and the lunch was delicious. Looking forward to eating there again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Their toro selections and chef creations were phenomenal. I strongly recommend!!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The food was fresh and delicious! Waiters were fast and polite. A little bit tight but this typical for NYC...

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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