Natsumi Tapas

4.4
216 Reviews
$30 and under
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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4.4based on all time ratings
4.3
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4.0
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4.2
ambience
4.1
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCSpice
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. Excellent service. Excellent food and reasonable prices. Always a special night out.

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Sparks041614
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love Natsumi. It’s always a lovely experience to dine in the restaurant. Everyone is super pleasant and it’s not too noisy. I order delivery as well. The food is consistent either way.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food at this place is really good. The lunch menu is pretty great. Nice Staff, but there is only one person taking orders and the same person bringing the food to the table so they look overwhelmed. I always come back to this place anyways.

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vipRobJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous and would go back for sure. Plan to spend a lot

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi, great ambiance, and the waitress and bartender were so kind and accommodating! 10/10 would recommend.

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Marmalade
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Natsumi Tapas is as interesting and delicious as it sounds. The service is excellent. The food was unique and really fresh. Will definitely return.

Natsumi Tapas
Responded on January 10, 2020

Hi there, Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review. We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us and happy to hear that you're planning your return! We are looking forward to it.

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Andycl
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasant early dinner spot.

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JaneQ
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I was expecting a more appealing place, the food was okay and the service was good

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TalO
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We got there at the exact time of our reservation and the place was closed. Our lunch plans were ruined.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Seated on time, food tasty, good portions,upscale ambiance.

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vipGalabouttown
London
42 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our party included a vegan and a vegetarian and there were options for all of us. The special rolls were yummy and we had white tuna roll for the first time. A complementary chocolate fondant was given to the birthday girls. Would happily return on next NYC visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
32 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Has more potential than we experienced. The sushi was very good, however the teriyaki chicken and chicken katsu were bland. The service was very slow for an empty restaurant.

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vipJann
New York Area
395 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Best was Trio Zensai C. Combo. Miso black cod was OK but very small portion. Grilled duo of filer mignon & shrimp were overcooked.

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vipJeff
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Natsumi has become one of our "places". We eat there at least once a week. Sushi, tapas, apps are always excellent. Fresh and well-prepared. Service is impeccable. Love this place!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Interesting menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Mediocre food and experience!

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Nonpareil
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 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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AmyG
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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OliviaK
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.

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vipGreatDinner
New York Area
16 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.

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vipJann
New York Area
395 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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GeorgeM
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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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

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LaneR
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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vipOpenTable Diner
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

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HJCM
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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vipoperafan
New York Area
108 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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OpenTable Diner
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
32 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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vipnekogami
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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vipMelaniR
New York Area
31 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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vipDinerSure
New York Area
52 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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vipGeminiGirl
New York Area
21 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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MelissaP
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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
37 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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LuchoP
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just as expected: PERFECT!!!

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vipMad9
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!!!!!!!!!

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Nancy
New York Area
12 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.

FAQs

Natsumi Tapas does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Natsumi Tapas is rated 4.4 stars by 216 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.