Natsumi Restaurant

4.3
1753 reviews
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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.
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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It was good, the sushi quality was decent. It was like a little oomph when it comes to flavor.

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J
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Overall it was okay, nothing special. When I read the reviews I expected more but it is what it is. The sushi grade was average and the rolls were common rolls, more veggies in them than sashimi. Just glad I got to spend time with my wife.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Natsumi is one of my favorite places. Everyone is welcoming and attentive and the food is always fresh and amazing.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for some good food and drinks with friends!

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SA
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Top quality sushi and very fair pricing. Wasn’t too loud considering it was a packed house. Would definitely go there again.

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BW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A great restaurant! Loved the sushi and the restaurant was beautiful, modern and sophisticated. A great dinner spot for a celebration or to hangout with friends. On the pricey side but it’s very good food

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing ! I Defiantly will be back

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MG
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good place to have a nice Sushi/Japanese dinner in a rainy night.

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MS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great pre theater choice

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WE
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Surprisingly large portion size (had the bento box lunch special). Awkward to walk into an empty restaurant and be asked to sit in the lobby of the adjacent building and wait for the other person in my party. In that lobby, there was another woman who was also asked to wait (instead of being escorted to a table). It did get crowded for lunch. Food is better than decent, but you will be rushed out so expect a little less on that front.

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SG
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, very accommodating service, lovely people that run the place. We LOVED it!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We were seeing Wicked and this was right across the street so we said why not. Thank goodness we had reservations. The place was packed. We were starving and ordered our food. For the price we just felt the food was ok. But the ambiance and service was great.

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OT
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was good

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NP
New England
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fried dumplings were phenomenal! The cozy atmosphere, attentive service and excellent food makes Natsumi a great place to have a meal.

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

The tables were on top of each other. The Booth were were in was in a hallway- freezing cold and smelled like garbage- would never recommend or go back again. Also the service was rude and rushed.

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J
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place for lunchtime, I had the bento box - great food and great value for money

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesomely delicious

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food, pretty fast and attentive service. Modest portion sizes but good quality.

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f
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Upon arriving at the restaurant, we noticed lipstick on the glass cup & the chicken teriyaki was cold. The rolls were just ok.

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Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

It was very businesslike. We arrived early for our res (pre theater) and inquired about being seated. They said ok but asked us if 90 minutes would be long enough. I just don’t like that. The plates were dirty. The sushi was pretty good and pretty expensive. Probably won’t go back.

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t
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice spot to grab some quick sushi before a show. Cozy spot with good sushi, nothing special.

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R
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Poor overall experience. From the hostess ignoring me as I walked in and was more preoccupied with anything but customers- no greeting, no acknowledgment and her wanting to seat myself (awkward) set the continued tone throughout the visit.

My water was left empty twice and only filled once I flagged down the staff. Then the 4 Sushi bar chefs were picking on the one that was which was of different decent to the point I was about to say something. There was no follow up to see how my meal or if I needed anything else for my meal was and the check I had to flag for too. I’ve been to the restaurant several times, but due to the food quality and overall poor service- it may be my last.

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NY
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

I'm disappointed by this visit to Natsumi. The service was not as attentive as it has been in the past, while the price of the dishes went up.
Also, several people kept their coats on in the restaurant. The heating was not high enough and each time someone entered through the bar or the street entrance, the cold air would reach everywhere.

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L
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most delicious and flavorful food ever. Sushi tasted exceptional and fresh. It was such a pleasant surprise. Can’t wait to go again. They accommodated us so quickly.

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OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Menu was interesting and food tasty but there were only two dishes that were really Italian-Japanese fusion.

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V
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall the experience was excellent. The food was delicious and everything came to the table at the proper time and very quickly. We were seated 15 minutes before our reservation time which was nice. It was a very quiet dining experience where the noise level was not too
high so you could hold a conversation . There were some interesting items on the menu that raised an eyebrow but nothing worth not going back. This is definitely $$ for what it costs to dine here. Overall a definite place to go more than one time.

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F
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service were great.

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FT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and atmosphere!

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TH
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The dishes were too small and pricy. I understood the restaurant around Times Square price it would be little bit expensive but the service were so poor.
We were ordered couple times for meals because of the dishes were so little, but the waitress and waiter were given us a unhappy faces when we wanted some more dishes that made us so upsets. They have to improve their service and the reasonable food portions for their customers in the future. This place for sure I will not recommended to my friends.

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E
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

This is a good place. The atmosphere is really nice, and the portions of fish are good. Both the lounge side and the restaurant side are nice. If you sit in the lounge, you'll be low at the tables. If you sit in the restaurant, you'll have to leave in order to use the bathroom, and walk through a hotel into the lounge. The quality could be a little better for what they're charging you. Wine is pretty good too. Biggest complaint is not being seated when I showed for reservation because my partner wasn't there. It was 6 p.m. The place was empty. Just let me sit. I will start drinking, and you will make more money. This little trend needs to go away. Have been to Natsumi a few times, and will probably take a little break.

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RT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a great neighborhood restaurant where we are regulars. The staff knows our names and what we want when we walk in.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food. Good service

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DE
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came into the city for a brief stay and a bartender from another place recommended we go here. The food was delicious and creative, good size portions as well.

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KG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Service was great. Food was excellent. Atmosphere was also very nice!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time I bring my kids.. always excellent and super service.. highly recommended

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M
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service served with a holiday smile

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SA
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

You cant beat the location if you are attending a Broadway show. Costs are reasonable. It is a loud place though but so is New York.

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GD
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Had a really good family Christmas meal at Natsumi. Service could be better though - no smiles, not a very friendly waiting staff. Service looka very hurried.

But the food ia really, really good and worth coming back for. I love my Chicken Teriyaki for mains, hubby had Steak Teriyaki and daughter had Chicken Katsu. Katsu was good but dont think the parmesan ia needed for this dish. All our desserts are to die for - we had New York Cheesecake, Chocolate Mousse Cake and Matcha Ice Cream.

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CF
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was in NYC for the Holidays and got a recommendation from a friend who lives in the City. I made reservations for dinner following a show at Radio City Music Hall. What a great choice. We originally were seated near the door and the air was cool. Before we even asked about possibly moving the hostess already had a table by the window cleaned and ready for us to move with our drink order already set on the table. My Family loves sushi and we get pretty good sushi in Pittsburgh but this was at a different level. The miso soup was the best I ever had anywhere including Asia. Get the miso soup! The rolls and nigiri and sashimi were so fresh and creatively prepared...a great presentation and blend of flavors. Kudos to the chef! The cost of our meal for four was very reasonable. Do yourself a favor and dine at Natsumi when in NYC.

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r
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Sushi was seriously fishy! Not good

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