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IchiUmi - NYC

3.8
3.8
65 Reviews
$31 to $50
Sushi
Ichiumi is the largest All-You-Can-Eat Sushi and Seafood Buffet Restaurant in New York City. We offer the largest selections of sushi, sashimi, sushi rolls, oyster bar, snow crabs, shrimp, lobsters, Korean BBQ, meat entrees (beef, chicken, and pork), fresh vegetables, salads and fruits, and dessert.

We are located in the heart of Midtown and right near the Empire State Building. Located on 6E 32nd Street, the restaurant"s buffet and floor vast space stretches from 31st St to 32nd Street. We seat up to 600 people, and we are happy to host private parties of up to 200 people.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Seafood, Japanese
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: 11:45 AM - 3:00 PM Daily Dinner: 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM Daily
  • Phone number
    (212) 725-1333
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Our Special Events Team is happy to work with you to create custom menus for any occasion - no party is too big or too small. To inquire about menu options and pricing, contact ichiuminyc@gmail.com .<br /><br />We are always happy to cater, and have catered for parties of up to 300 people.
  • Private party facilities
    We have private party rooms that could fit up to 200 people. We have hosted wedding banquets, birthday parties, engagement parties, and more. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
  • Private party contact
    Jason Yim: (212) 725-1333
  • Neighborhood
    Midtown East
  • Cross street
    32nd Street and 5th Avenue
  • Parking details
    Public garage located on 32nd Street and Broadway. Street parking in the area.
  • Public transit
    B, D, F, M, N, R, Q & W trains to Herald Square/32nd Street. 4 and 5 at Grand Central Station and 6 train at 33rd and Park. M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, Q32, X10, X10B, X12, X14, and X17 buses to 5th Avenue and 33rd Street (near Empire State Building).
  • Entertainment
    We have a large bar downstairs. The capacity of the bar is over 150 people. We provide DJ, music, dancing, and a lot of fun. We offer a wide selection of liquor, wine, and beer. Please come and have some fun!
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

What 65 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.8
3.8 based on all time ratings
  • 3.6Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 3.5Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

65 Reviews
  1. NathalieL

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    2.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2016

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Overall ok but there was barely any food out in the buffet station.

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  2. Michaelr85

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2016

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Was just ok- service was good and there was a large selection - but buffet had empty dishes and had to wait for the best food to be brought out - overall atmosphere was just ok and food was very up and down

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  3. Julia

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Excellent service for a buffet-style dinner. My family and friends visiting from Saudi Arabia were impressed by the buffet layout and food choices!

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  4. schmeewho

    Edmonton

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2016

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    I love that you can have buffet and hot pot/shabu shabu all in the same place. I wish that you had more than 1 kind of broth to choose from. There's a huge variety of seafood there. The raw oysters were good, as well as the blue crab. The sushi selection was minimal and was very ordinary. They have a good variety of dessert as well. If you're hungry and love seafood then it'll be well worth your money. If seafood is not your thing then this may not be the best buffet to choose.

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  5. MichelleB

    Baltimore

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Took my son here for his birthday during our trip to NYC. The buffet was fantastic. The sushi chefs were making rolls and putting them out continuously. Our waitress was really nice, and answered our questions. We tried the Shabu (hotpot) and that ended up being a huge success. The hot foods were also very good. The desserts were tasty, especially the little tiramisu squares.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best buffet i have had in my life delicious food

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  7. had2tryit

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2016

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Went here years ago. Thought it might be better but was a bit worse. Didn't have the advertised food for dinner in wekeends when it's most expensive. But they did have sushi and fish and stuff. But some oysters were scary once u touch them. Almost slimy. Yes Ste ma y times raw oysters but these are the less fresh thank God nobody got sick . Fish looked great but tested just ok. Some sushi good some sashimi also scary. Never Ate tuna that was brown before. Not appetising or tasty. Good ice cream though.

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  8. NewYorker

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2016

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    The price is getting too high these years. The price was decent however it is now too expensive to have dinner in.

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  9. Micky1701

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Self serve Japanese Sushi and other foods.... Plenty of seating - one price for all you can eat - no rush to leave.

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  10. kiki

    Grand Rapids

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2016

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Good buffet for sushi and other Asian options. Good addition of the shabu shabu!

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  11. Cameron

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2016

    overall1food2service3ambience2
    Terrible buffet. Sushi is bland and cheap. They don't offer any quality options for the food. When you pay $35 a person you expect some decent food, i'd rather go to a normal sushi place, buy 3-4 rolls be full and eat good food. They also didnt tell us we'd be rushed out the door when we made the reservation. What kind of place closes on Friday at 9 and wants you to settle your check when you've sat down 10 minutes ago.

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  12. joyous

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2016

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Don't even bother. No sushi or seafood. Don't bother. Awful.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2016

    overall1food5service1ambience4
    The food was very good for being an ayce buffet place. But our korean waitress lady was terrible. Never refilled out water, just took the plates away. And never spoken to us even once. On top of total check, i added 11% tip. Then she comes up to me and tells me that tip is normally 15%, and asks if there was problem with her service. YES there was, i take these things very seriously. i absolutely despise lazy and terrible services. Lucky for her that i was with my girlfriend's family. I didn't want to go off on her in front of them and other guests. I told her to add it if she wants. Disgusting.

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  14. Anonymous

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2016

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good quality and tasty food in affordable price. Good value for money. Highly recommended.

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  15. Leonardo

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2016

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    I was surprised that the menu did not report anymore that was a no tipping restaurant whis was always been teh case in the past

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2016

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    IchiUmi's "All you can eat" buffet is pricey but worth the money.

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  17. Ptwt9

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Came there for family lunch, they have shabushabu for the new menu. Sushi and hot dishes are as usual. Hope they are more creative with sushis. Want more mussels and clams for hot dishes. We tried out shabu shabu and we love it. We got it as soon as we arrived there. We reserved with opentable.

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  18. ThomasS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2016

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Haven't been for a few years, but felt overall the quality and variety of the food buffet has improved. There is something for everyone here, it is not haute cuisine, but who really cares. Service was friendly and quick,, reservation times were honored. Recommend.

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  19. LuckyCharm

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2016

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This is a very nice restaurant. Workers are very and passionate. The food is so diverse. But here is something that they may improve, they may have more dishes for one type of seafood, there was many types of fish but only one type of crab, it better to have more variety in dishes as it is called a seafood restaurant.

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  20. OxymoronNYC

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2016

    overall4food3service1ambience3
    Overall the Food was ok, can't expect more than that, which was given for that price. However the biggest issue that I had was the waiter, who was given a generous tip although openly stated that is not enough and gave a concrete "price" for his services. Totally unprofessional.

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  21. Hard2please

    New York Area

    201 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    201 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2016

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I should have paid more attention to the recent reviews. The buffet of this past Labor Day was not acceptable. We have been going to this place for about a decade and we decided this will be our last time, unless reviews show a definitive improvement. This is the second time we noticed the down spiral in quality of the fishes used in the sushi-sashimi, the hot and cold selections, the refills of empty selection plates, the service (about one year ago Management changed the "tips policy" and all the waitresses & waiters left one by one and they used to be such great team, we missed them), etc. Too bad.

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  22. GlobalRay

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2016

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Food quality is not good. Also too much msg is used. Raw fish is not fresh enough considering the fact that is it serves a lot of sushi. We were last there two years ago and food quality seems to have gone down.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2016

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    i was disappointed i only saw the sashimi when i was leaving after i finished eating no crab legs many empty dishes i had to ask for ice cream very weak air condition

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2016

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Good food. Plenty of choices, both cooked and raw seafood. Clean. Price excludes tax and tip ( l got a hand written note asking for 15% tip!!! I thought that was robbery!).

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2016

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Good value for Manhattan dining experience and those people who like sushi.

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  26. aussiefoodlover

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2016

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    All you eat sushi, but food is average. Not too many choices

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2016

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    This buffet is overpriced and isn't what it used to be. Sashimi was disgustingly chewy. I don't know how many days old the raw fish and oysters are, but they're definitely not edible.

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  28. NYMChick

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2016

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    I was surprised there was quite a limited amount of food that was out. Normally I attend for dinner but today was lunch. The advertisement for the hours indicates lunch is 11:45am until 3pm. I was under the impression that lunch would be done exactly at 3pm and it would allow time to turnover for dinner however the kitchen was closed at 2:30pm and I needed to leave by 3pm. The hours of operation should be indicated differently.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2016

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The restaurant has a tremendous amount of varieties and has good service, however it is alittle pricey.

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  30. andreampanda

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love eating at IchiUmi! This is one of my Favorite places worldwide!

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  31. JenniferG

    Houston

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2016

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    It's a buffet restaurant. Food is decent. Cleanliness is something left to be desired. There was a grape on the floor and I slipped and fell hard. 2 servers saw me yet did absolutely nothing. The floor was slippery, so be careful.

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  32. JessicaM

    Philadelphia

    38 reviews

    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2016

    overall4food5service3ambience2
    Awesome Asian buffet with tons of seafood and sushi being prepared fresh. Lots of hot dishes as well. It was an exceptionally hot day in the city and I wished the a/c were running a little stronger.

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  33. VeeVee

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2016

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Average all you can eat but very stingy on the "good" stuff. Oysters were rarely available as was the crab. They would wait a rather long time before replenishing. Way more rice than actual sushi. I've had much better.

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  34. Vicky

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2016

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    IchiUmi in Korean town suddenly cancelled out the 9% service charge with no tip. But they didn't put up a sign upfront or telling customers. So when I gave a small tip to the waitress, she had to come back to tell us that they changed back to tipping restaurant. How awkward! Secondly, the front desk people are not polite. My friend arrived 5 mins before me and asked them if he could be seated in first. They did let him in; however, when I arrived 5 mins later, the guy at the front was telling me that my friend must wait outside till I arrive and we cannot do that to let one in first. The way he said it was quite impolite. If they don't want to, then they could simply let my friend wait upfront.

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  35. RuthO

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A large group of people arrived at the same time as I arrived. I was still given a very nice table when my 3 guests arrived due to my open table reservation. We arrived at 1PM and they continued to replenish the buffet food until 2PM. Each of my friends had things they liked. Small portions of many delicious deserts were fun after lots of other food. My friends had a really nice time too!

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  36. Kanier

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fine Japanese buffet in the city. Food is not supreme but ok. Some seafood doesn't taste fresh enough for me. Offers a variety nice desserts. Not too crowded on weekdays. Fast services.

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  37. StephanieR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, high quality, so many choices that it's fun to be able to sample a small serving. There is also a private room and I hosted 80 people for a lunch. Every attendee was delighted with the restaurant.

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  38. hollisnan

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Have eaten at this restaurant for several decades. IMHO the restaurant has subtly but perceptibly "dumbed down" the selection, although the quality remains pristine. (With sushi, you have no choice!) Some items I had previously enjoyed were not present on the buffet table (example, the delicious shitake salad) and there seemed to be more "white space" between the serving dishes. That said, it is a one-of-a-kind dining experience in New York, and we'll be back.

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  39. Runningsnail

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2016

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    We went there for a Saturday lunch. The oyster section is almost empty. They're trying to cut down the cost but the lunch price remains the same. This place used to be my favorite, but now it has changed. I won't go back again. It doesn't worth the price any more.

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  40. Dora

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2016

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    I was looking for an exotic food place to meet my niece from Australia and her four friends who are spending one week vacation in New York. They really appreciated the quality of foods especially the salads with fresh Green leafy vegetables. Tired of eating junk foods almost everywhere it was a success inviting them in your restaurant. We felt welcomed and the atmosphere was so accommodating. It's money and quality eating in IchiUmi.

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IchiUmi - NYC is rated 3.8 stars by 65 OpenTable diners.

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6 E 32nd St, New York, NY 10016

Additional information

  • Cross street
    32nd Street and 5th Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Midtown East
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: 11:45 AM - 3:00 PM Daily Dinner: 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM Daily
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Seafood, Japanese
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public garage located on 32nd Street and Broadway. Street parking in the area.
  • Public transit
    B, D, F, M, N, R, Q & W trains to Herald Square/32nd Street. 4 and 5 at Grand Central Station and 6 train at 33rd and Park. M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, Q32, X10, X10B, X12, X14, and X17 buses to 5th Avenue and 33rd Street (near Empire State Building).
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    We have a large bar downstairs. The capacity of the bar is over 150 people. We provide DJ, music, dancing, and a lot of fun. We offer a wide selection of liquor, wine, and beer. Please come and have some fun!
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 725-1333
  • Catering
    Our Special Events Team is happy to work with you to create custom menus for any occasion - no party is too big or too small. To inquire about menu options and pricing, contact ichiuminyc@gmail.com .<br /><br />We are always happy to cater, and have catered for parties of up to 300 people.
  • Private party facilities
    We have private party rooms that could fit up to 200 people. We have hosted wedding banquets, birthday parties, engagement parties, and more. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
  • Private party contact
    Jason Yim: (212) 725-1333
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