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Kumi Japanese Restaurant & Bar - NYC, New York, NY

Kumi Japanese Restaurant & Bar - NYC

4.0
4
108 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
Kumi Restaurant + Lounge combines East-Asian ingredients with Korean flavors, creating a modern approach to Japanese Cuisine. Utilizing sustainably sourced ingredients, guests are welcome to indulge in a variety of shared plates, seasonal fish selections ranging from raw to seared, as well as an array of bold dishes including Chili Lobster Tempura, Miso Black Cod and the Wagyu Ribeye. Kumi’s dining experience is complemented with a list of fine wines, Japanese whiskeys, ultra-premium sakes, and specialty libations.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Contemporary Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 671-0439

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

What 108 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Food was enjoyable. Service was subpar. Some dishes not delivered from kitchen after reminding waiter twice of missing plates. Nice ambiance, noisy by design. Would try again on a slower night.
  2. BD

    BoiseD

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Beef skewers were incredibly tough and cold for 35 dollars for 2 skewers and Brussels sprouts were cold greasy and salty. Place used to be better
  3. y

    yanb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The absolute BEST sushi dining experience I have ever had. Unparalleled and incredibly romantic.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great sushi!!
  5. D

    Derek

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely One of my favorite restaurants in New York City.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Went with my boyfriend on a Saturday night with a 9PM reservation. We arrived early and they were able to accommodate us immediately. Appetizer: We had the spicy rock shrimp tempura to start. Being a fan of spicy food, I found it to have the perfect amount of spice. It was airy and fried to perfection. Entree: As an entree I had tempura chili lobster. That was served with glass noodles. The sauce it comes with was amazing!! So flavorful and a bit spicy as well! My boyfriend had the A5 Wagyu Striploin and pork belly boa buns on the side. He said was really flavorful and he was a huge fan of the sauce it came with. Service: The overall experience was great because the waiter was friendly however, compared to other high end restaurants I’ve been to the service was a little slow. Not sure why they weren’t that busy but who knows. It wasn’t bad I just found myself wanting things like a straw, or another drink and having to call for his attention rather than him just periodically coming around. Overall I would still come back because the food itself was amazing.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The service was quick, the waiters were ok…. Not the best and the food was just fair. I ordered the mushroom tofu and it was a block of tofu. The sushi was just ok
  9. J

    Jamie

    New York Area

    192 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    192 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    convenient to Carnegie Hall and City Cneter but Very expensive -
  10. D

    Dzone

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    For a high end restaurant the staff was nice but untrained for that type of restaurant- I had to wait for 20 min before I received my glass of wine and when I finished it it remained empty until I flagged my waiter down to ask for a another glass- my server took a while to bring me my second glass and didn’t notice our water glasses had been empty the entire time- empty glasses should be filled by the bussers or other staff whom were playing and hanging out at the wait station instead of supporting their servers- The food runner came to the table and asked if we ordered this dish then we said we think so and then he went back to check took the food then came back again- They also gave us one of our main course sides with our appetizers- I ordered the Black Cod and sent it back immediately because it was chewy and over cooked- When I was sent a new one it wasn’t that much better- this time no flavor and still over cooked- Black Cod should flake and not be chewy- All the Staff were polite and nice, they were just incredibly inexperienced for a high end establishment and the Management is to blame- They need more training—— Ambiance was not as nice as it seemed online- Kind of felt like a bright cafeteria- Wouldnt recommend this restaurant if you were looking for a dressy evening ambiance or good service- This is more of a daytime vibe——
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing ambiance! The food was amazing and service was phenomenal.
  12. JB

    JamieB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Have not had a worse experience than our dinner at Kumi. The service was horrible and the manager was not helpful. Would not recommend this restaurant. It took over an hour to get a drink, we were given “free” rolls and then charged for them.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ahhhhhhmazing. Wagyu potstickers 🤌🏼
  14. M

    Matt

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was average and got the bill right after dinner before we even asked. Guess it was a hint…
  15. KB

    KatieB

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kumi Japanese Restaurant & Bar is a must-go-to place, not just for the beautiful atmosphere, but for the food - which is some of the best Japanese I’ve ever had!!! Also extremely noteworthy is the care and attention of the staff who are intent on making dining here a five-star experience. Jeronie and Andrew were so professional, and attentive and made sure that our dinner was an over-the-top night. When given the choice, this restaurant is a no brainer .... and I can’t wait to return!
  16. N

    Nana

    New York Area

    225 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    225 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Kumi was a charming restaurant with a welcoming staff. The food was good, but a bit overpriced for the price tag they wanted and what the taste was. It is a nice space for any celebration and the food is good enough to warrant a visit by any fan of Japanese cuisine, but for the price it might not be for everyone.
  17. R

    Rmms

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience2
    Food was amazing. Service completely fell apart mid meal. Items orderd never showed up. Staff disappeared. It was a tragic end to a phenomenal start of a great experience.
  18. Y

    Yohan

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience4
    Sushi was ok but for the price it should be much better and triple the portions. I’ve had
  19. h

    happyduck

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent fusion style Japanese cuisine. Friendly staff answers questions in detail. I'll be back.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    We received our meal in reverse. We ordered a bottle of saki, two appetizers, and three sushi rolls. We were given our appetizers and sushi, then once we had finished our meals we received the saki. The server said the bar was very backed up but it was one bottle and she should have ensured we weren’t without drinks for the entire meal. She did not check on us until we were finished with the food so we couldn’t even ask where our drinks were. Very disappointing
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience2
    Brought my bday cake out while we were still eating our dinner
  22. MV

    MariaV

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it, food tasted very authentic, reminded me of the time when I lived in Japan
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, service was great, ambiance very cute
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great! Food delicious and attentive staff . Very nice ambience. . But quite pricey
  25. m

    miasen

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience2
    Food was delicious! However, felt it was too pricey for what it is .
  26. L

    Lauren

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    The service was excellent, but unfortunately the food did not live up to our expectations. The sushi wasn’t that fresh and the rice was mushy. The whole menu is overpriced for what it is.
  27. SC

    ShawnC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service at Kumi was excellent and attentive. The food was delicious, especially the Negi Hama sushi roll. The specialty roll was very good, if a bit busy.
  28. V

    Varch

    St. Louis

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. The black cod was to die for. The martini was fantastic and the crispy rice tuna was awesome. They got the food out quickly and the music was fun too.
  29. KJ

    KevJ

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    The chicken katsu sandsos were outstanding, the bbq boa buns were very tasty and nigiri was super fresh and perfectly seasoned. The ambiance was a bit too much - loud music more appropriate to a bar than a restaurant (distracted from the food and not relaxing) and a tile floor and mirror decor that felt cold. The servers were super attentive and helpful, but artificial with all the stock questions and phrases I'm sure they were trained to say.
  30. s

    sushigal5

    Chicago

    50 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    It was not very good - food sone things were great and some not good at all - staff - very good/ attentive- kind and understanding- appreciate them very much
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing! Food was exceptional and the server was the best. Super knowledgeable about the dishes and made great recommendations. My new fave!!
  32. LB

    LindaB

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can’t begin to describe how wonderful this dining experience was! The cocktails (Kumi Kiss and Red Dragon) were amazing…the food was so delicious, the dessert was to die for and could not have asked for better service!
  33. A

    Ace176

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were amazing. Was able to get real insider information prior to ordering. Portion sizes were perfect and presentation was amazing.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great and the food delicious.
  35. JW

    JimW

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Unfortunately did not have 3 of the 6 white wines on menu available. Sushi was terrific. Server was slightly too attentive, but overall, staff was concerned that we have a good experience.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was absolutely stunning!!! Definitely wasn’t expecting such amazing food and service !!! The food was to die for !!! 10/10 !!! I’m still dwelling on it!! Definitely going back again I was astonished
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tulsa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We wanted a good light place to eat prior to our Broadway show
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Very good food, but a little overpriced.
  39. n

    nataliag

    Guadalajara

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    amazing, great atmosphere and service. bathrooms 10/10
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went at 6:30 and it was really quiet and comfortable. The food and service were amazing

FAQs

Kumi Japanese Restaurant & Bar - NYC is rated 4 stars by 108 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Kumi Japanese Restaurant & Bar - NYC

124 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Contemporary Asian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

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