(1 review, average rating: 4.0/5)
- Cuisines: Other
- (908) 526-8596
- 30 S Doughty Ave Somerville, NJ 08876
- Price range
- $$$ ($26-$60)
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- Undoubtable the best sushi in New Jersey
- Reviewed by dande02
- 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