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  • Shumi Restaurant

  • 3.5 stars
    (1 review, average rating: 4.0/5)
  • Cuisines: Other
  • (908) 526-8596
  • 30 S Doughty Ave Somerville, NJ 08876
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Price range
$$$ ($26-$60)
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dande02
1 Review
2008/09/18
  • Undoubtable the best sushi in New Jersey
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • I eat a lot of sushi in very wide variety of restaurants, and Shumi is the best I have ever encountered. The restaurant is tucked in what looks like a slightly run-down office building, but don't be fooled by the dark hallway and small size. Shumi has been around for more than 20 years, and a very loyal clientele keep coming back year after year.

    I've been patronizing Shumi for about 10 years and the sushi remains consistently suberb. I recently tried omakase-style (allowing the sushi chef to make the decisions about what you will get based on what is particularly excellent and your tastes) and found it to be a truly outstanding experience, although it wasn't cheap. Usually my husband and I have the sushi, sashimi or chirashi "dinners" which are priced as expected in the 50 for 2 range. The omakase was more than double that, so plan it for a special occasion. Also, make sure that you reserve for the sushi bar if you're going to try omakase, it's the popular seating in the restaurant, and you may not get a seat if you don't reserve.

    For those that don't like raw fish, Shumi opened a sister restaurant right next door with a shared kitchen and with a Thai - fusion menu. You can order off either menu from either restaurant, and the grilled vegetables are really outstanding.

  • Order: omakase
 
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