Natsumi Restaurant

4.3
2013 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese

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Pre/post Theatre
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 2013 people are saying
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4.1
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4.0
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4.1
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Seagal
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food once we were able to catch our server. Things are tough in many restaurants so patience is is needed when dining out during these pandemic times.

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DianeB
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Anniversary

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vipJEHu
Denver
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good sushi and a menu with numerous choices. Nice, relaxing space too.

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vipkansashighdriver
Kansas City
59 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience3

The sashimi dinner (12 pieces) was excellent.

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vipFMVFmlytime
Houston
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was good!
Thanks!

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vipLongIsland163
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service at reasonable prices; a wonderful find in midtown Manhattan!

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RMSBERMUDA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Used to be my favorite with great staff. Total new staff and adjusted menu. No need to rush back again

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MichaelM
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure, the sushi is fresh and delicious, the hot appetizers are just as good, service is attentive and quick. Natsumi never disappoints and is even better post pandemic!

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vipsbww
New York Area
127 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Covid precautions made me feel safe. Food very nicely presented and ample portions. Sushi very fresh. Duck nicely prepared.

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FranciscoG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The restaurant has a Great atmosphere right in the middle of the theater district and, literally, across from the Gershwin theater. My wife and I went there for an anniversary dinner before heading off to see Wicked. Food was good, not overpriced for the city, in my opinion, which was a plus. Best of all, you never know who you'll see there - Bianca Marroquín from Chicago sat right next to us!! We didn't bother her, of course, but it just added 1,000X to the ambiance!

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ksam04
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We went here before a show and the staff were pleasant and the indoor ambience is nice. We had requested an outdoor table, but the outside tables were just on the busy sidewalk- noisy and a bit chaotic- so I asked if we could sit inside instead and they accommodated us. The food was good, we had tempura and edamame starters and some sushi rolls. Maybe it was because we weren't very adventurous on the menu, but I would give the food a solid "B" grade. I would go here again if I was looking for a quiet, pleasant atmosphere to get decent sushi.

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vipSRO22
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love the food and the service is great too!

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MarieC
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were on a family vacation and really enjoyed the food. Excellent atmosphere as well. Highly recommend.

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LarryK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was caring and prompt. The sushi combinations especially were fresh and filling.

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Ruth
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The sushi smelled fishy and was not fresh. It was flavorless and spoiled

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vipjack
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Terrible
No concern for customer

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

On vacay and brought family here. My boys (7 &10) love sushi so it was a nice treat for them. The spicy tuna roll was excellent. My first bite of the dragon roll was really great but a little later I was put off by a very fishy taste in the center of the role. Service was not very attentive, consistent with many places in these current times. I hate to chase the server to get soy sauce, for example. So I’d try a different place next time.

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vipSRO22
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE Natsumi and highly recommend. LOVE the Green Tea Gnocchi!

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vipMattB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always love my meal and experience at Natsumi. Will definitely be back

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vipDavidR
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to this restaurant for many years, and usually more than once a week. Consistently, fresh tasting fish, wonderful terriyaki, and creative offers from the Sushi bar.
Never disappointed.

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vipBShapiro
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Chef Haru at it again. nuff said!

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JFox
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Natsumi is a Theater District gem--excellent food at a reasonable price with a choice of two different atmospheres: traditional restaurant or laid-back lounge. The fish is fresh and tasty and the non-seafood options are also very good.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite sushi spot!!!

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vipBShapiro
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Just keep following Haru around town, and you can’t go wrong!

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Caroline
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best dinner at Natsumi while in the city with my family. Just around the corner from the Eugene O’Neil theatre which was super convenient! Great cocktails, super tasty appetizers and probably the best sushi I have ever had. I would recommend Natsumi to anyone looking for tasty food in the city.

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SherryL
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good choice in the area. Sushi was fresh and did not have a bad taste. A little pricey but expected in NYC. had a dinner special of 3 rolls for 22 dollars

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We were sat in the back where nobody was. Waiter was not overly friendly.

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BobB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Both the quality of the food and the selection is excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staple of mine and I love how quick they ate

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, outstanding quality, incredible Villa Pozzi Pinot Grigio!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Great food and service, but overpriced and cramped inside. Fine for an expensive quick bite before broadway.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Great fresh sushi

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vipjohnb
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch box deal. I always get the rock shrimp tempura also. Yum!

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vipNYC12345
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my top 3 sushi restaurants in NYC and a staple pre-theater.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pre-show dinner on a Saturday night. Hostess and Wait Staff were efficient and friendly. Food was excellent. Place was crowded but we were never rushed. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious sushi! Fresh, nice presentation. We sat at sushi bar for our dinner and enjoyed watching the artful sushi being made and displayed on plates for customers non stop! They got us in at 645 and out just in time to make a broadway show at 8pm.

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BobB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The menu had a good selection. The food was very good and so was the service.

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Carrielee
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantasy food and atmosphere.

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PhantomofOpera
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Japanese-Italian fusion doesn't yield great sushi.

The Chef's Creation option was plentiful for two. The fish was acceptable, presentation was nice, but the rice (most important part of sushi) was poorly cooked. The cheesecake tempura dessert was excellent and made up for the awful tempura shrimp drenched a Thousand Island type of dressing.

Service was poor. Waitress seemed rushed and disinterested. They served us Jasmine tea without letting it steep. An offense to any self-respecting Japanese owned restaurant.

Would recommend this place only if you're in a hurry and have a show nearby to catch. If you're craving high quality sushi-sashimi and attentive service, look elsewhere.

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RonniS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We love Natsumi! The fish is fresh, the menu options are diverse and the food is excellent!

FAQs

Natsumi Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Natsumi Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 258-2988.

Natsumi Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 2013 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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