Natsumi Tapas

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$30 and under
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Japanese
Natsumi Breaks New Ground with Innovative Modern Japanese Cuisine. Barbara Matsumura and Chef Haru Konagaya, formerly of Haru restaurants, have teamed up again to create a strikingly original new destination.

Two separate experiences in two adjacent sites, a restaurant and bar/lounge are now open, specializing in Japanese-Italian fusion cuisine; the innovative menu relies on simple preparations with dynamic flavors.
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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Interesting menu.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Mediocre food and experience!

n
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

A decent pseudo Japanese restaurant in a city with a number of great authentic ones.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the bar tender , she’s great!
Amazing spicy salmon tacos ! Very yummy neighborhood place !

Natsumi Tapas
Responded on October 2, 2019

Hello there! Thank you for taking the time to write this. We're glad you enjoyed your experience, and we look forward to seeing you around the neighborhood again soon!

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AG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Natsumi in Midtown many times and this was my first time at Natsumi Tapas. The menu is creative and the staff was very accommodating to our food allergy issues. We ordered a variety of sushi rolls and tapas and everything was delicious and beautifully presented. Really pretty restaurant with attentive service. I highly recommend!

Natsumi Tapas
Responded on October 13, 2019

Hi there! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this. We're so glad you enjoy both Natsumi and Tapas and we hope to see again at either location!

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OK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Food was ok, but service was terrible. In addition to being slow and neglectful, they also brought the wrong items and forgot to bring out orders. Wouldn't go again.

GD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

The food was good, but the service was almost nonexistent. The waiter took our order and didn’t return to our table until he brought the bill. He had only one other table.

J
New York Area
389 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Friday night & the dining room was busy & noisy. We sat in the bar section which was much quieter. We shared bottle of Dasai gingo sake. Our favorites were tasting tapas trio C-Chicken teriyaki, crispy blue crab dumplings & rock shrimp roll as well as Miso black cod.

Natsumi Tapas
Responded on September 17, 2019

Hi there! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this. We're glad you enjoyed the trio, and we hope to see you again soon!

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GM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants. Suitable for a quiet lunch as well as dinner. We also find it an excellent place to entertain out-of-town guests.

Natsumi Tapas
Responded on August 26, 2019

Hello there! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this. We are honored that we are named among your favorite restaurants. We look forward to seeing you and your guests soon.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Wasn’t a (traditional) Japanese restaurant.
More like Chinese takeout in fancy plates...

OT
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Some dishes were great, others just ok. Wonderful service.

LR
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I went to Natsumi with a few of my girlfriends. The waiters were very thoughtful and attentive, letting us take our time but also checking in to see if we needed anything. They did not rush us along. The food was so delicious and it was so nice being able to share plates. Would definitely come back!

Natsumi Tapas
Responded on August 16, 2019

Hi there! Thanks so much for taking the time to write this. We're very glad that you and your friends enjoyed dining with us! We hope to see all of you again soon.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and really good pulsd deal with 4 tapas and a bottle of wine

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went with my girlfriend and everything was delicious. I will be back to this restaurant

Natsumi Tapas
Responded on August 12, 2019

Hi there! Thank you for taking the time out to leave this review. We appreciate you, and we are so glad that you enjoyed your experience with us! We definitely look forward to having you back.

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o
New York Area
104 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Quiet for lunch with beautiful Jazz music, and great lunch specials.

Busier and a bit noisy at dinner, but food, ambience and service are excellent always

Natsumi Tapas
Responded on August 9, 2019

Hi there! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this. We're glad you have enjoyable experiences dining with us, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

Natsumi Tapas
Responded on August 5, 2019

Hi there, thank you for taking the time out to write this. We appreciate you, and we hope to see you again soon!

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OT
Orlando
22 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was wonderful with a wide variety of options. All were fantastic. We ordered shrimp fettuccini and filet with broccoli.

Our server was efficient and professional. He mentioned two large parties were seated and he wanted to get our order in first to avoid a long delay. We were so appreciative.

Natsumi Tapas
Responded on August 8, 2019

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

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n
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Must got for Happy hour! Yet, Sriracha sauce (or similar) was used for too many tapas, even on raw oyster, that is not good idea..

Natsumi Tapas
Responded on August 4, 2019

Hi there! Thank you so much for stopping by to dine with us. We're glad you enjoyed Happy Hour, and we hope to see you again soon!

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MR
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We discovered Natsumi a couple of years ago, and although it's not in our neighborhood, we have been regulars ever since. I love the eclectic menu, choice of cocktails and saki. The staff is excellent and also very friendly and welcoming. We've introduced it to several friends, and they all agree, it's an excellent choice.

Natsumi Tapas
Responded on August 4, 2019

Hello there! Thank you so much for being regulars for so long. We truly appreciate you! We look forward to seeing you soon.

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DS
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a lovely time. Nice restaurant, good food, good service. Slightly expensive.

Natsumi Tapas
Responded on August 2, 2019

Hi there! Thank you for stopping by and for taking the time afterwards to write this. We appreciate you, and we hope to see you again soon!

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GG
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been coming here since it opened. Never disappointed. Food is excellent. The ambiance is casual yet
feels more upscale. Everything from sushi to salads to hot food is all perfection!

Natsumi Tapas
Responded on July 31, 2019

Hello there! Thanks for taking the time to write this. How wonderful to hear from a regular customer! We are so honored that you have been visiting us since the beginning, and we are glad that we have never disappointed. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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MP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food at a very reasonable price. For tapas, the portions were nicely sized for a group of 4 and all went super quickly. We also very much enjoyed the drinks- creative and yummy!

Natsumi Tapas
Responded on July 23, 2019

Hello there, thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are glad your group enjoyed the drinks, and we hope to see you again soon!

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J
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We did the happy hour. Really a good value with good food. Solid 4 stars

Natsumi Tapas
Responded on July 11, 2019

Hi, thanks for taking the time out to write this. We are so pleased that you were happy with your Happy Hour! We hope to see you again soon.

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LP
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just as expected: PERFECT!!!

M
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

worst restaurant i've been to ever! the host had dry lips and a bad attitude! I will never go back!!!!!!!!!

NB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our meal at Natsumi Tapas. The menu is creative and the food was very good. They have some more traditional Japanese (American version) dishes and some that were sort of fusion, plus some Japanese/Italian items, which makes more sense than one might guess. The service was attentive, friendly, and prompt.

AB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I had an excellent dinner on 5/4/19. My meal was beautifully prepared and presented. It was also very delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I don’t think I need to have fettuccini Alfredo on the same menu as tuna sashimi

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date spot!

B
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Plates had reminants of prior food left on the dishes. Meats were over cooked and tepid. Sashimi was plain bitter. Just overall not worth it.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Sushi was very fresh and good quality. Hope have a meal again soon!

DS
Key West
18 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience - would recommend

CC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and the ambience is impeccable the bartender is very professional and the drinks are amazing as it frequently in a favorite location of mine. Really enjoyed it

OT
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic server and polite and attentive manager. Loved my experience. They really strive to have EXCELLENT customer service. Would recommend to anyone! Filet tataki is great!

SL
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A fun night out. Good cocktails & food. The tapas plates are the right size to enjoy 3-4 dishes.

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were surprise how the sashimi was Omakase Quality for the most part.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of creative Japanese cuisine. We avoided the peculiar additions of Western dishes on the menu. We ordered eight different items to share. Every one of them was expertly prepared and spiced. Absolutely would return again . Five stars

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Food was extremely bland and service was very very slow

R
Raleigh
74 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally found a good sushi restaurant in NYC!

i
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great twist on Japanese cuisine