Shumi Japanese Cuisine
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
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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.
Sushi & Sashimi Deluxe
Chef's choice sushi (8pc) & sashimi (15pc), Salmon Hosomaki Roll
Sushi Dinner Deluxe
Chef's choice sushi (12pc), Salmon Hosomaki Roll
Spicy tuna roll topped with caramelized sushi ebi (shrimp), spicy mayo, eel sauce, scallion, furikake crunch
Ordered Chef Special Omakase, best sushi in town !
Great restaurant that always hits or exceeds the mark!
Great appetizers, sushi, and ramen.
Awesome as always
Freshest sashimi and did I mention the Shumi Roll!! Can’t get enough! 🍣
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!
NYC prices with portions smaller than NYC. Uneventful
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.
By far my fav Japanese restaurant including anything in NYC.
Omakase was absolutely wonderful! I've had it there before and it was even better this time. High quality fish beautifully prepared. Highly recommended!
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.
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).
It’s The Sushi Restaurant in New Jersey !!!
Amazing as always. Best sushi restaurant in Bergen County.
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.
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.
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.
Outstanding as always.
Excellent sushi. As it got busier the wait staff was a bit slower. Overall excellent restaurant.
My husband and I went for lunch ! It was amazing. The best sushi in Bergen County.
Very nice. Personal service. Excellent food & preparation.
Great food and friendly service. Always good eats at Shumi.
Love this place!
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.
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.
I would say it's the best sushi in north jersey. Quality, quality, quality.. service could be better.
Good food, good service for the right price.
Unforgettable Omakase dining experience. The master sushi chef served us with incredibly delicious pieces.
Simple, authentic, high quality fish and delicious. The Best Sushi in New Jersey
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.
One of the best edomae sushi in NJ.
We had Omakase Special was amazing! I took my son and his friend and we were treated very well.
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.
We waited 45 minutes for a table even though we had a reservation.
If you have the time and you enjoy trying different flavors and textures go Omikase!
Sushi very fresh. Great experience.
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.
Amazing food, excellent service, truly an outstanding experience
Only suggestion is chairs with backs for the outdoor dining
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.