Natsumi Restaurant

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2006 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese

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Pre/post Theatre
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Natsumi Breaks New Ground with Innovative Modern Japanese Cuisine. Barbara Matsumura founder of Haru Restaurants, has teamed up again with Chef Haru Konagaya to create this strikingly original destination. Two separate experiences in two adjacent sites, an elegant restaurant and a trendy Tokyo-chic bar/lounge. Natsumi specializes in modern Japanese cuisine with a touch of Italian ingredients; offering an array of creative dishes such as, sashimi arugula salad, new style yellowtail carpaccio, and lobster green tea ravioli. The innovative menu relies on unique preparations with dynamic flavors. The wine list is international, with white, red, sparkling wines, and champagne by the glass and bottle. The restaurant is divided into distinct dining areas, a cozy space with intimate booths, a sushi bar where diners can watch the chefs compose, and in the front, the windows open to the street. The whole room is infused with a warm golden glow and earth tones. We only seat compete parties.
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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Great fresh sushi

j
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch box deal. I always get the rock shrimp tempura also. Yum!

NY
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my top 3 sushi restaurants in NYC and a staple pre-theater.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pre-show dinner on a Saturday night. Hostess and Wait Staff were efficient and friendly. Food was excellent. Place was crowded but we were never rushed. Highly recommended.

OT
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious sushi! Fresh, nice presentation. We sat at sushi bar for our dinner and enjoyed watching the artful sushi being made and displayed on plates for customers non stop! They got us in at 645 and out just in time to make a broadway show at 8pm.

BB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The menu had a good selection. The food was very good and so was the service.

C
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantasy food and atmosphere.

PO
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Japanese-Italian fusion doesn't yield great sushi.

The Chef's Creation option was plentiful for two. The fish was acceptable, presentation was nice, but the rice (most important part of sushi) was poorly cooked. The cheesecake tempura dessert was excellent and made up for the awful tempura shrimp drenched a Thousand Island type of dressing.

Service was poor. Waitress seemed rushed and disinterested. They served us Jasmine tea without letting it steep. An offense to any self-respecting Japanese owned restaurant.

Would recommend this place only if you're in a hurry and have a show nearby to catch. If you're craving high quality sushi-sashimi and attentive service, look elsewhere.

RS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We love Natsumi! The fish is fresh, the menu options are diverse and the food is excellent!

FF
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food quality and service. Only negative is the small space and close proximity of the other diners.

KS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our very favorite restaurants. Always a treat!

GA
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy the options at Natsumi. A number of really terrific and more creative sushi options along with all the usuals.

KA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Our problem was that Open Table accepted a reservation for 9:45. We got there early at about 9:20 to maybe have a drink and were promptly informed that last call was 9:30. We were then reminded of this by another woman who came to our table at 9:25. We ordered and then another couple and a family came in after 9:30. They were seated and ordered well after 9:30. The restaurant didn’t record that I showed up so I got a critical message from Open Table. The restroom is in the bar across the hall - inconvenient. But the food was good and maybe under other circumstances it would have been a good experience

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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l
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I would have given this restaurant a 5 star but our waiter was not friendly at all, borderline rude. He was so dry and not engaging. Didn’t take the time to discuss menu ask if we had questions or even suggest menu items.
It was a damper on a very nice meal

LR
Philadelphia
147 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great theater district location. Food was good and tasted great. Service was very friendly and efficient.

s
New York Area
124 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Sushi well prepared and always fresh. Steak teriyaki was cooked perfectly in a tasty sauce. Only negative was the speed in which they serve in order to generate turnover.

OT
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi I’ve ever had and sushi is my favorite food. Prices very reasonable and great ambiance for a fun casual meal. I will be back!

k
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thoroughly enjoyed my meal at this restaurant. I loved the tuna tataki

BR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The sushi and tempura we had was excellent. And our servers were responsive, friendly and knowledgeable. The only thing keeping me from an excellent rating overall is that the space is a bit small and the tables next to you are a bit close since we could overhear every word being said by party next to us. The quality of the food deserves a bit of a better setting with a bit more space.

CB
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This meal was truly awesome...the dumplings, the soup, the sushi and sashimi,the tempura, the plum wine and saki and a very special lichee sorbet and chocolate cake for dessert..I cannot say enough positive things about it...even more outstanding was the extremely attentive and kind waiter. And then the view..Times Square at rush hour...very amazing to this Ohioan...definitely fabulous.... any plans to open one in Youngstown soon? People here drive an hour to Pittsburgh for Japanese cuisine and our rents and tax rebates are awesome....no matter what, good morning anyways!

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food. Nice location. Great service.

N
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sushi spot to eat at before going to a show!

MP
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great stop before a show. They are accustomed to get you in and out. I showed up early for my reservation and they sat us within 5 minutes. Some of the best sushi I have had.

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

awesome food, small place so reservation was valuable before seeing a show! highly recommend the teriyaki salmon dish WOW

EK
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

An intimate experience with unique flavorful fusion, and tasty standards. Service was great.

VL
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food was fantastic, menu had a great range and choice
The service however was awful, we were left in a corner, given no assistance with the menu,had food plonked down in front of us, the soft drinks were flat and had to be sent back. Perhaps we caught them on a bad night but it was a shame the staff rather than the food let the restaurant down.

a
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

If this place wasn’t so close to broadway shows it would be out of business. The service was some of the worst I’ve experienced... employees were very obviously completely unconcerned with guests experience outside of maximizing their profit. I arrived at the bar a few minutes before happy hour ended and the waitress withheld the happy hour menu until I specifically asked for it, running out the clock until the drink prices went up. Waiters stood around folding napkins in the few empty bar seats, rather than make space available as I waited for my party on a busy Friday night. Food was mediocre.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, beautiful presentation! It was a pre show dinner and we got out of there in plenty of time to see the show

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Ottimo sushi e sashimi location piacevole prezzi ragionevoli per New York

Natsumi Restaurant
Responded on 7 January 2020

Grazie mille!

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality sushi, prompt and courteous service

LL
New England
20 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Consistently excellent food with good service in an intimate setting. Good value.

Natsumi Restaurant
Responded on 10 January 2020

Hello there! Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review. We're glad you enjoyed your experience with us and we hope to see you again very soon!

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DL
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday and New Years! Great dinner - table was ready and great service!!

F
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The calamari is was bland but the sushi was good. You get great value for your money at this restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our anniversary dinner since we both love sushi. Food was amazing!! The best part was the Cheesecake Tempura. Wow. 10/10.

P
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The price is fair for NYC.
I went with my fiancé for New Years Eve. They were running the service to close the restaurant before midnight.

S
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We decided on this location for our NYE dinner. The waitress was very friendly and promptly greeted us with a food and drink menu. Everything was provided very quickly, with little to no wait. Our waitress checked on us numerous times, ensuring we were satisfied with what was in front of us. The sushi and sashimi were very fresh and time and care were present in every facet of our dining experience. We will be back next time we are in NY.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was not amazing but it was also not bad. It suited our purposes for our night out. Had a much better experience the last time ate there

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience4

We have been here a few times before, but this time was not good. Made a reservation for 5, and put at a booth with a chair at the end. Waited a while for the server, then came to ask for dinner order since it took so long. Ordered soups and sushi. All the sushi came, but no soup. Server never came back to the table. We did get some bill credits to make up for it from the manager. Not a good experience at all tonight at Natsumi

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