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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.0

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (27)
Pre/post Theatre (26)
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Fit for Foodies (20)
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Authentic (16)
Casual (15)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Cozy (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Business Meals (10)
Late-night Find (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Fun (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Healthy (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Romantic (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
People Watching (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Great pre theater spot. The food was fresh and tasty. The service was excellent. The bar is accross from the restaurent and it had a very nice atmosphere.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly
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 (Orlando)·Dined 4 days ago

I was again overwhelmed by the outstanding culinary experience. Food was flawless and the service provided by Tony and his talented team of servers was impeccable! Thank you for a great experience! I will see you again the very net time I am in NYC!

Tags: Tapas, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Good for a Date
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·Dined 5 days ago

The server (from Macedonia) was a pro. very attentive.
The food was excellent - good size portions.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We had great service and the food was delicious! I would highly recommend the green tea chicken soup!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date, People Watching, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Exceeded my expectations! Great presentation and great taste as well. Also, good deserts for a Japanese restaurant. Banana spring rolls and tempura cheese cake are killer.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 12, 2018

I was so ended to find such a wonderful and authentic Sushi restaurant in Mid Town. Beautifuly prepared and diverse menu. Highly recommend

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great place for couples to dine for special occasions.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Wolf Roll and Red Sea were amazing!

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

We came here for early dinner before seeing the rockettes show. The food didn’t take too long and everything was so delicious! Highly recommend the spicy tempura shrimp and the tempura cheesecake dessert. It’s not cheap but not ridiculously expensive either. Great for us as tourists!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Due to traffic, we were late for a pre-theater dinner and harried. The warm and gracious host assured us that we would have a good dinner and should relax. He and the staff made sure that was true. We left well-fed, relaxed and grateful. Even without sake!

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

The service was great, and the food even better! We had appetizers, sushi and steak teriyaki, all done perfectly.

Tags: Authentic, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Good restuarant, food was good, service was good, ambiance was good...it was good.

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Food was good (chirachi). I recommend the restaurant, even if I think it was a little bit Expensive.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Wir hatten tolles Sushi und Sashimi mit einem ausgezeichneten Far Niente Chardonnay. Sehr gutes Preis-Leistungsverhältnis.....

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

The food was underwhelming compared to the reviews I had heard. And my tea tasted a little overdone. Was a very cute place though and was not too pricy.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Fabulous nigiri. Every piece was delicious. The maki was good, but not as outstanding as the nigiri. I wasn’t too excited about the special roll options, which is usually my favorite thing to order. We did the matsuri sushi for 2, and I didn’t look closely enough at the rolls that came with it.

All in all a WONDERFUL option before a broadway show. That area can be pretty hit or miss with a lot of misses and hits to your wallet.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Food was wonderful as always. Lychee martini was way too sweet so the server took them off the bill.

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Really meh. In a city with great Japanese restaurants, this one was totally uninspired. We selected it because we wanted a light bite after theater and it's conveniently located, but really wish we had gone somewhere else.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Service and food are great!!!
I have been to Natsumi numerous times and never a disappointment. Look forward to going back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

My Open Table reservation hadn't registered in their reservation system. But after I showed the maître d' the reservation confirmation, he honored it. Natsumi is a little rushed at lunch time because so many diners are trying to get in/out during their lunch hour. But the food is good, and not too pricey.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Enjoyable time had some very good food

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 13, 2017

The rolls were fantastic. Try the Natsumi roll. I was a bit hesitant to order this roll because I’ve never had apple in a sushi roll before. Glad I did! Avoid the ceviche as it was not as described. I have attached a picture. It looks delicious, but don’t be fooled by the pic. We thought it would have mango as that’s what the menu described, but it had kiwi and grapefruit. Service was what I’ve come to expect in NYC. If you need something, you better be ready to wave the waiter down because they’re not going out of their way to make sure your experience is memorable.

Tags: Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

It was good not great. Food was tasty for the price but was a little slow for a business lunch

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Quiet, chic spot that is a great find for date nights or cocktails with friends.

Tags: Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Our two best dishes were our started, king crab dumplings and black cod. Both items were incredible! The drinks were amazing, but the quick and attentive service from all members of the staff is what made the night. Before I had a chance to ask for anything, someone was there anticipating my needs - not overbearingly present, but not completely absent either.

Natsumi is an all-around great option for pre- or post-theater dining.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Chefs selection of Sushi was excellent. Also loved the short ribs.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Delicious food and ambience! I was also very impressed, because I put in a request for a birthday dessert surprise and they delivered with the slice of cake on the house. The seating was in an area where there was cold wind, and there was a space heater. There were some issues with the space heater working, but the waiter came over multiple times to fix it and make sure that I wasn't cold. For two people, it came to about $70. Highly recommend!!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

On the website looks bigger than what it is, because it has a lot of mirrors. Food was ok, not superb. Server was not attentive, didn’t offer any refills, wasn’t busy to understand why he didn’t come to check on us. This place is good for a quick bite.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (London)·Dined on December 7, 2017

La comida toda muy bien, pero sirvieron toda la comanda al mismo tiempo en la mesa, no respetando un orden de primeros y segundos platos, lo que hizo que los platos calientes, que iban de segundos platos, hubiera que tomarlos al principio... en fin, un poco desastre.
La comida sin embargo toda muy bien, buen ambiente...
Habrá que dar otra oportunidad y avisar en qué orden se quieren los platos.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Ein echter Geheimtipp für erstklassiges Sushi/Sasheni- top Qualität, super frisch und faires Preis-Leistungsverhältnis. Sehr freundlicher und bemühter Service. Gut gelegen.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Good food and service, sushi tasty and fresh. Spicy lemon grass seafood soup could be a meal by itself!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Seated in corner padded seats that were great for a couple talking and enjoying. KingCrab dumplings are as advertised, very good! Sushi was very fresh and filled with flavor. The tempura breading is probably the best I’ve ever had. Overall very good experience and even better food.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 29, 2017

thoroughly enjoyed Natsumi. Very good sushi. Very much liked the options they offered.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great sushi!!! Bar service and overall service!!!
Good suggestions!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Fun Japanese fusion restaurant conveniently located. Great food and service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Sushi quality average. Pork cutlet too thin and dry with a strange sauce that was too vinegary in taste. Fine as a pretheatre quick bite.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Waiter was great! I forgot my cellphone and he gave it to me while I was exiting the restaurant!
Such a great guy!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great place for a pre-theater dinner with friends we hadn't seen for a while. We all enjoyed being able to carry on a conversation without having to shout, and everyone enjoyed their dinner. We got a nice welcome, a very good server, and a nice experience there. It should be noted that this restaurant is in very close proximity to several theaters.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 17, 2017

If you like sushi (toro) you will love Natsumi. The best dish is (by far) Toro Lounge. The belly cut from tuna, salmon and yellowtail. My favorite sushi in NYC.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (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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