UMI Sushi

4.1
29 reviews
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$30 and under
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Sushi
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Kid-friendly

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UMI Sushi is located in Millburn, New York. This is a casual, comfortable sushi restaurant offering a huge variety of fresh sushi, sashimi and maki options. It also features multiple Asian cuisine dishes, such as Teriyaki marinated meat and seafood, Japanese fried rice, Udon and Soba noodles, Age and Nabe Mono dishes, tempura and dinner box meals. UMI features Chef's Specialty sushi meals that come recommended by the staff, including the Angel Fish Roll (spicy white tuna, crunchy, with avocado and mango inside with white tuna on top). There are hundreds of sushi choices on the menu in total.

UMI does catering for any outside events and you can have fresh sushi delivered to your parties and events. There are no alcoholic beverages served at the restaurant.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Sushi, Japanese
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Hours of operation
Monday -Thursday 11:30 am - 10 pm

Friday - Saturday 11:30 am - 11 pm

Sunday 12:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Phone number
(973) 921-2848
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Main Street
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Public transit
Dover NJ Transit Trainstation Train Station 2 blocks away
Additional
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
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4.0
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3.4
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3.0
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3.0Dined on December 23, 2015

My daughter and I ate here before going to the Papermill Playhouse. It's very conveniently located. It's only a short walk from the playhouse. The food was good and they had some interesting choices on the menu. It appears as though they are in the process of doing some renovations. At least I hope that's the case. It has the potential to be a nice little gem.

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2015

Food at Umi Sushi is the BEST!

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3.0Dined on August 26, 2015

Very ok. Middle of the rode. Nothing spectacular

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2015

Great sushi. Great cooked kitchen entrees. Host & sushi bar servers are great, the "floor" servers need some additional work (have noticed that on recent visits.) But the food is A+.

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4.0Dined on July 18, 2015

Very friendly place. Menu is diverse with Japanese and other Asian foods. Sushi roll selection is almost too big....
Food was good and fresh.
Kids menu is very solid.

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2015

...and the sushi chefs are great -- artists, really.
The servers are inconsistent at best - a disappointment in a place with this high quality food. Not rude - but forgetful, inexperienced, was not able to communicate well.... We have been many times and our most recent visit (on a Sunday) was clearly the "B" team -and not impressive at that. It won't stop us from going because we love the sushi that much - but we will sit at the sushi bar & deal directly with the chefs.

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2015

We were visiting from out of town and a local friend recommended Umi. The food was very good and the service was excellent. I would recommend this restaurant to others.

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4.0Dined on May 31, 2015

Great spot for a pre- or post-show meal, just a few blocks from Paper Mill Playhouse. Great and accommodating wait staff.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2015

We are frequent flyers and have brought our friends and they have loved the restaurant as well.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2014

Our family came to NYC for an overnight visit and enjoyed a delicious dinner at Umi Sushi. Everything we ordered, from soup to sushi, was fresh and full of flavor. Our family prefers a traditional sushi restaurant where the emphasis is on the food and UMI Sushi was just right for us. Two days later we were still talking about the Panda roll - highly recommend it! I was, particularly, surprised with the reasonable prices; they made a great meal even better! We'll definitely be back on our next visit to NYC.

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4.0Dined on September 20, 2014

very nice staff, fresh food, ambiance is a little meh. will definitely return when I'm back in the area.

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3.0Dined on August 28, 2014

I used to rate this restaurant 4 to 5 star, but this time I have to give 2 stars. The spider roll was a bit strange in taste, but that is how sometimes the crabs are. The real problem was the two salmon avocado rolls. They had an unusual taste, after two pieces I dissected the rest of the roll, to find out that the skin of the salmon was not peeled off completely. The white layer was there, and giving that fishy taste I do not like.
I am not a sushi chef to say if the salmon can be cut not peeling the white layer, if it is normal or not - what I am saying is that it was the first time in years that this happened to me, and I did not like it.
The sea urchin sushi was perfect nevertheless, and the combination dinner plate was very good

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1.0Dined on August 8, 2014

First Open Table restaurant I would not visit again. Not offered a glass with my soda. Miso Soup average. I ordered Tamago with the soup (rice and tamago good gauge of all) but it was served with the rest of the meal. If I'd tasted the tamago first, I'd have left; worst I've ever had. The Kanpachi was essentially indistinguishable from two other items I can't even recall. As a single diner, I understand that it's customary to serve 2 pieces of sushi per order. Nevertheless, I asked if I could have just one and was denied (don't quite understand this?) The Chu toro and O toro were 1 piece per order @ $9 and $11 and just so-so. Also very disappointed with the Uni and quail egg. VERY expensive. NO atmosphere. TENDER but TASTELESS.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2014

Great food, nice folks! Would eat here again. Very fresh sushi!

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3.0Dined on August 1, 2014

If you are in downtown Milburn,NJ there are a few suitable places to grab lunch or an early dinner. Umi is where we went for Sushi. This does not measure up to my favorite sushi restaurants, but if I were downtown Milburn then, yes, I would go back if I were wanting sushi. It is typical fare and it is well-prepared and reasonable prices. Only indoor dining in a rather dingy setting. I mean function I stead of penache. I would give a this restaurant a slightly higher- than-average rating. There were no other diners there when we were there. Our server was polite and attentive. The salad was very good.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2014

I'm new to sushi and seafood, but this place makes me crave it again so that I want to keep returning for more. The service is wonderful - unlike other sushi places nearby where you wait an hour for dinner after you've ordered, this place brings it out promptly. The texture of these rolls are perfect as well. They don't fall apart and they're perfectly bite sized so you get the flavor you're supposed to taste.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2014

Consistency is key and we have never been disappointed! The managers, the sushi chefs -- all are great. Friendly service & talented preparation. Food is fresh & flavors are interesting - can't ask for more!

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2014

With that said, I was hoping to find a gem in the rough. The experience was good, but not great. We choose the spot as we had theater tickets that evening, and we wanted walking distance byob. It wasn't that the place was bad it just wasn't great. If I was going to go for sushi there are other gems we have found, not in Milburn, but in the area. Convenient to the Playhouse theater, and they served us in a very timely manner to get to the play. It just wasn't memorable meal.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2014

Great time! Highly reccomend, amazing sushi

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2014

Creative. Tasty. SUPER fresh. Great sushi chefs. Never fail go-to for sushi in town.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2013

Everything from food to service made eating at Umi a pleasure. Food was perfectly prepared & brought out by knowledgable & friendly staff.

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3.0Dined on October 13, 2013

My family likes this place. It has a good maki special -- three rolls, soup and salad for $15. However, they charge $1 extra if you have the roll with brown rice. Even though the total cost ($18) is reasonable, I find the extra $3 cost for brown rice to be offense.

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4.0Dined on September 14, 2013

Inventive menu and very fresh fish..try whole live uni, aji sashimi, 'tasty treats'. Pricey for suburbs but worthwhile.

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4.0Dined on July 23, 2013

I have been to UMI several times and have always been extremely happy with the quality and service. Having UMI in Millburn saves a lot of trips to NYC!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2013

The creativity is excellent, the product is fresh & well made, the service is pleasant & helpful. Definitely my favorite local sushi place.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2013

Excellent sushi with varied choices

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2013

Took my partner to Umi for Valentine's Day dinner. Have to say that the food was awesome and the service was great! We felt very welcomed and everyone on staff was very friendly! We will definitely become regulars!

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2013

three of us went to umi for the first time-- We were all impressed with the food --the sashimi was outstanding as were the rolls--Most impressive was the royal treatment we received as first-timers--The restaurant called us en route and asked about our seating preference--We declined the sushi bar and were seated a a makeshift table to until a more comfortable table became available-- This is a great place!

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4.0Dined on January 4, 2013

Awesome, modern delicate Sushi. Fresh and delicious ! We had an 8p Saturday reservation, but had to wait about 30 minutes. Place is small and wqas packed with BYOB locals. Host was apologetic and bought us one of the chief's specials a thinly slice sashimi dish. The place thinned out shortly, so go late and bring a good bottle of sake or Japanese beer to compliment this fine food.

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