Shumi Japanese Cuisine

4.6
409 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
SHUMI SUSHI IS UPSCALE JAPANESE EATERY WITH HIGH-END FARE, A SUSHI BAR & BYOB POLICY CUISINE LOCATED IN BEAUTIFUL LUXURY VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD NJ. SHUMI SUSHI SERVES THE OMAKASE OF CHEF KUNIHIKO AIKASA, AND CHEF DAVID SEO.

CHEF KUNIHIKO AIKASA
BORN AND RAISED IN FUKUSHIMA, JAPAN CHEK AIKASA'S BEEN PRACTICING JAPANESE CUISINE FOR 46 YEARS AND OWNED AND MANAGED THE FIRST SHUMI IN SOMERVILLE NJ FOR 31 YEARS SINCE OPENING IN 1986.
New York Times rating: excellent
Zagat rating: 28
Featured in NYT article
Featured in NJ.com (formerly Star Ledger) article
Featured in Verizon Fios TV

CHEF DAVID SEO
BORN IN SEOUL, KOREA AND RAISED IN NORTHERN NEW JERSEY CHEF SEO PRACTICED JAPANESE CUISINE FOR 21 YEARS. MANAGED AND CONSULTED NUMEROUS HIGH-END JAPANESE CUISINE.

SHUMI JAPANESE RIDGEWOOD WELCOMES ALL AND WILL SERVE YOU GUYS AS BEST AS WE CAN AND WILL FULFILL YOUR EXPECTATIONS.
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KKorr
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great. I personally likes most of the rolls and pieces but the sushi itself was very small so it was really hard to get the flavor as the rice was overwhelming. My husband wasn’t so happy. He thought the rice had to much vinegar and it killed the tast of the sushi.

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vipDisappointed
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Portions are ridiculously small. The service was horrible. The fish quality was very good but not worth it at all

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CTValdez
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Elevated sushi this more auténtico than most places in ridgewood.

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RichardA
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 amazing food, atmosphere, and service. Shrimp crunch is 🔥

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vipReviewman
New York Area
411 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice lunch. Good food. It's a lovely place to go for a nice sushi meal. Try it.

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mcb84
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

I have been a regular customer of this restaurant for a few years, both for takeout and in person dining. Our last two experiences were not good. Service was very slow. They appear understaffed and the staff seem stressed; service is unorganized. I was there last night with my son to celebrate my birthday. He was served his entire meal and we waited 45 more minutes but I never got my food, other than a serving of ala carte sushi that I had ordered ( 2 pieces). I finally just asked for the check and left without eating. This restaurant is more expensive than most sushi places. In the past we have been willing to pay the premium because of the quality. While the food is good, it’s not that good, and not worth it. We will not be returning at this point.

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Fidel67
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Instead of doing the Omakase we decided to go to Shumi and try out their signature rolls. They were some of the best we’ve tasted extremely fresh and expertly made. A new favorite.

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vipJustin
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My wife and I eat here nearly every week and absolutely live it. We love the food , specifically…all very good. Wide variety of options and delicious.

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Yusuke
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food, good service!

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IsabelJ
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!!! Staffs are so professional and nice. Will definitely visit again!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Service was very poor and food wasn’t great either. We have waited almost 15min after seated for a glass of water. My fiancé went inside and picked up our chopsticks so that we can eat. Sushi wasn’t great either. However, they were pretty fast bringing the check. Dissatisfied and disappointed!

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Fidel67
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went back for the regular omakase and it was outstanding. The fish was the freshest I’ve had in a long time. Loved the energy of the staff and the Chef’s behind the sushi bar. Thank you Shumi!

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TomD
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omakase is the move, best sushi I’ve had anywhere in no easily

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MartinR
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and friendly service ! Highly recommended !

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BennyG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

David and the Master Chief are amazing! The food they server is consistently out of this world! We have been coming to Shumi for a number of years now, and are happy to recommend it to all sushi lovers.

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ODEL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding omikase. So much food!! Delicate flavors of authentic Japanese cuisine.

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Camilo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The omakase was amazing, a really good experience, the service was really nice and kind

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Trey
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered Chef Special Omakase, best sushi in town !

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JerseyJP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant that always hits or exceeds the mark!

Great appetizers, sushi, and ramen.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always

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vipKathyO
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Freshest sashimi and did I mention the Shumi Roll!! Can’t get enough! 🍣

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vipKatie
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shumi is a gem! We did the omakase special menu with chef/owner, David. He was so personable and detailed in his explanation of the food. The food was incredible - best meal we've had in NJ! Definitely going back, and soon! Must go!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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vipJonathanC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

NYC prices with portions smaller than NYC. Uneventful

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vipCorg
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience1

Terribly inexperienced staff and understaffed.
It would be hard to get me to go back.
One of the dishes we ordered was the pork Katsu.
Probably the worst cut of pork I’ve ever had in this dish.

Sat on the street
It took forever to get a table and to order.

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vipDavidH
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Unfortunately this rating is for 8/14 reservation I had on a Saturday night. 6:30 reservation was canceled on me at 5:30.pm.
don’t know what’s going on at restaurant but service staff has changed and things are befuddled and erratic.
Not sure if it’s worth the aggravation.

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vipLarryM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far my fav Japanese restaurant including anything in NYC.

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HeidiB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omakase was absolutely wonderful! I've had it there before and it was even better this time. High quality fish beautifully prepared. Highly recommended!

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annam
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Sat at sushi counter and ordered crispy shrimp appetizer and sushi and sashimi deluze entree. It was a generous size and came with salad or miso soup. Very standard miso soup and salad, but sushi was best I've tried in Jersey. Fish was excellent quality. Only complaint is that counter seats did not give a good view of the sushi chefs. There were containers and other things blocking the view of the chefs making the sushi, so was not worth sitting at the counter. Also, the service was not very attentive. I sat down and it took a while for a waiter to ask if I wanted my wine uncorked and served for BYO.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food was delicious, and fish was fresh. Omakase special provided generous meal portions overall. However, facility was not as clean as before, music and noise level was loud, and restaurant temperature was very warm and a bit uncomfortable (and I am a person who is usually cold in most places).

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s The Sushi Restaurant in New Jersey !!!

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Monica
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Best sushi restaurant in Bergen County.

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JerryC
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best sushi I’ve ever had. The omakase special is an amazing experience. Some of the most innovative flavor combinations I’ve ever had. Will be back again.

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Sassafrass
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food is excellent, truly authentic Japanese cuisine in a very modern setting. Service was very solicitous. Place is small so on a Saturday night it gets very crowded and noisy. Also, they need to mention somewhere on their website that it is BYOB. There is no salmon skin on the menu which was disappointing, and the portions are small which doesn't bother me. Will definitely go back - next time with a bottle of wine in hand.

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vipKNa1978
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

It was too hot inside the restaurant. Service was very poor as it took us 15 minutes to place our first order and the servers wouldn’t pay attention to us very much.

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vipGMAC
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always.

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Eltorito
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent sushi. As it got busier the wait staff was a bit slower. Overall excellent restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went for lunch ! It was amazing. The best sushi in Bergen County.

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vipJosephineC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice. Personal service. Excellent food & preparation.

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vipmisacat38
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fresh sushi!!!

FAQs

Shumi Japanese Cuisine offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (201) 345-0808.

Shumi Japanese Cuisine is rated 4.6 stars by 409 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.