Shumi Japanese Cuisine

4.5
391 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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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Trey
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered Chef Special Omakase, best sushi in town !

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JerseyJP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always

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vipKathyO
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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

JC
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.

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

By far my fav Japanese restaurant including anything in NYC.

HB
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.

JC
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!!!

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GeneL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and friendly service. Always good eats at Shumi.

NF
vipNinaF
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

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PickyEater
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

THE FISH IS EXCEPTIONALLY FRESH. SUSHI IS NOT OVERLOADED WITH RICE. LIMITED ITEMS OUTSIDE OF SUSHI, ROLLS AND SASHIMI. FLAVORS WERE EXCELLENT. THE BEST QUALITY JAPANESE RESTAURANT IN NJ THAT WE HAVE FOUND. NOT CHEAP, BUT SATISFYING.

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DelfinaB
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the experience. Music is so hip my kids 11&9 said. They even commented on the service and how “nice” they are. The staff is super attentive and accommodating. Food was delicious. It’s pricier but SOoo worth it.

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DmitryK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I would say it's the best sushi in north jersey. Quality, quality, quality.. service could be better.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service for the right price.

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emiryyy
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Unforgettable Omakase dining experience. The master sushi chef served us with incredibly delicious pieces.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Simple, authentic, high quality fish and delicious. The Best Sushi in New Jersey

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Sushi was excellent! Service was a little slow but they were very busy. Other food was tasty but sushi was fresh and definitely my favorite part of the meal.

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vipYusuke
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of the best edomae sushi in NJ.

LM
vipLarryM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Omakase Special was amazing! I took my son and his friend and we were treated very well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally worth it!
The place can get a bit busy / you may wait few mins
Though the great chefs would make up the time by giving you delicious food!

Just make sure double check your order one more time, English isn’t my first language- they delivered another dish instead of what I requested, however I didn’t want to make a fuss about it, we ate what we were giving as I have no diet restrictions or allergies, and still was thankful to eat such godly meal.

LM
LisaM
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We waited 45 minutes for a table even though we had a reservation.

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vipDavidR
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

If you have the time and you enjoy trying different flavors and textures go Omikase!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi very fresh. Great experience.

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kimberlyl
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed a celebratory dinner with girlfriends for Mother’s Day! We were in an outside bubble. Food was tasty and love that it’s BYOB.

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GregoryH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, excellent service, truly an outstanding experience

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Only suggestion is chairs with backs for the outdoor dining

FAQs

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

Shumi Japanese Cuisine is rated 4.5 stars by 391 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.