Ichi Umi

Ichi Umi

Sushi Restaurant, Japanese Restaurant, and Asian Restaurant$$$$
NoMad, New York
  • This sushi restaurant is famous for their buffet. It's one of the most popular in the city!
  • Jorge V.
    "this place is heaven, all you can eat sushi and other magic!"(4 Tips)
    Name M.
    "Amazing grand buffet line and...see picture!!"(33 Tips)
    Alberto D.
    "All you can eat including oysters, crab legs and sushi!"(9 Tips)
    J D.
    "I love the oysters, crab legs and sushi!!!"(12 Tips)
160 Tips and reviews
  • sushi
  • buffet
  • oysters
  • good for groups
  • sashimi
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  • Omar Gabriel T.
    Be realistic, it is a buffet so if you're looking for the highest quality sushi in NYC you will certainly not find it here. Anyway, food is really good and the quality price-ratio is excellent.
  • 💎T
    💎TAugust 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    They have very fresh fish and on occasion, even have uni! Just beware of that one person that takes all the oysters without any regard for anyone else at the buffet.
  • Oli
    OliApril 14
    Best all you can eat buffet in the city! The sushi is decent and they have a variety of other kinds of dishes including crab legs, shrimp, fish, shellfish, beef, chicken. Dinner has the better stuff.
  • Sandra
    SandraJanuary 22, 2014
    Craving for sushi or asian food? Go to Ichi Umi! Great lunch buffet only 18$! So many different dishes you won't be able to taste all of them! And the food is just absolutely delicious! 🍣👅
  • Jason
    JasonSeptember 30, 2016
    Pretty pricey but a great choice for food! Kids only eat free or discounted based on height, there's a crudely made ruler along the wall near the host. Food is eh quality but variety makes up for it!
  • Meli
    MeliFebruary 25, 2013
    This place is every sushi lover's paradise. Plates and plates of sushi trays of various variety. They even have a dessert aisle! I don't have much of a taste palate, but the friend says it's yummy.
  • FoodtoEat
    FoodtoEatJuly 25, 2012
    Come here if you are looking to eat some serious sushi! Also available is unlimited crab legs, oysters, desert, and anything you can possibly imagine. One of NYC's best kept secrets!
  • Kendo K.
    Kendo K.May 11, 2012
    Dinner buffet. Wow. Tons of food selection. But if u want the snow crab, u have to be fast enough and use some skills. Tons of oysters and it's fresh. (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • From The World B.
    From The World BlogOctober 23, 2012
    Forget all your judgments about Japanese “all you can eat”places. In Ichiumi you will find a huge counter, endless fields of very fresh sushi, with an impressive assortment.
  • Armand D.
    Weird schedule. Open for lunch then closed in the afternoon, then open again for dinner. If you're looking for a late lunch, forget this place. On the plus side, the best AYCE sushi buffet in NYC.
  • Jessica L.
    Jessica LeeSeptember 1, 2016
    Vicky, the bartender, is super friendly and personable. Make sure you get on her good side and she'll always take good care of you.
  • Ju
    JuApril 4, 2016
    Incredible buffet with all you can eat scallions uni oysters and all the Japanese variety!
  • Kyna C.
    Kyna CheungNovember 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing variety of sushi and sashimi. I love sea urchin (Uni) and this place has the best one out of the other Japanese restaurants I've been to.
  • Julie S.
    Julie SonMarch 12, 2012
    Pricey on weekend nights. Variety of seafood. Fresh raw oysters, stuffed mussels, clams, crabcakes. Yakitori, lots of sushi. Ramen, udon, teriyaki. Lots of desserts. Crepes ok.
  • Dianna A.
    Dianna AntlocerMay 4, 2010
    The sea bass is outstanding, the crab cakes are great, cold snow crab legs too. The sushi is quite good as well. The new dumpling oven was fun. Take a pass on the deeserts as they are all frozen an
  • Krzysztof L.
    Krzysztof L.October 31, 2016
    Korean restaurant with all-you-can-eat option for just 32$. Choice of food is reaaaaalllly amazing! Quality is little bit worse and service is awful however I still recommend to visit this place!
  • Vivian V.
    Vivian VoNovember 23, 2014
    Faves: scallops, cuttlefish, tuna tataki, lobster salad. Weekday lunch is cheaper!
  • Алина А.
    Алина АлинаAugust 31, 2014
    Great stuff! The oysters were awesome! Big lobster only for 7$ !! Thanks
  • Gina G.
    Gina GallioneMarch 9, 2013
    Huge variety of seafood to sushi to meats to desserts. Worth $35. Stayed for 3 hours. Nice waitresses too
  • Alexander T.
    Alexander Tsui ‮March 3, 2010
    A new addition is their Vegetarian and Pork & Vegetable Gyoza & Shumai in a machine in the heart of the restaurant's dining area. Don't miss it! Try all four kinds served in it!
  • Helen
    HelenNovember 21, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Never dined here, but I go for their underground bar (left staircase when you enter). Loungey vibe and good crowd.
  • What's Good Here
    What's Good HereFebruary 27, 2015
    Wide selection of entrees at this all you can eat buffet. Quality is also a notch above.
  • Angel P.
    Angel PerezSeptember 13, 2015
    Sushi was really good and the crapes are amazing! Large buffet with lots of options.
  • Jeannette L.
    Jeannette L.December 12, 2016
    One of the best sushi buffets in the area. You get your bang for your buck. It's worth the price.
  • Wil J.
    Wil JeudyMay 25, 2014
    Expensive, but worth it! Sushi, greens, fresh shellfish, fresh fish -- it's all here
  • Alberto D.
    Alberto Diaz-LealApril 6, 2015
    All you can eat including oysters, crab legs and sushi! Not fancy but good value for money.
  • Frances T.
    Frances TranApril 29, 2013
    The lunch buffet here really isn't worth it- they hold a lot of the yummier sushi back for dinner, which makes sense economically but I if I'm paying for a sushi buffet I expect more variety >__<
  • Angel P.
    Angel PerezSeptember 13, 2015
    Sushi was good and the crapes were amazing! Large buffet with lots of options.
  • Eduardo M.
    Eduardo MaresFebruary 12, 2015
    Best Japanese buffet I've tried! There's so much to eat and everything is simply delicious!
  • Samara S.
    Samara S.August 9, 2015
    All you can eat sushi, sashimi, and a great raw bar. They have hot food too
  • Jess N.
    Jess NaldoSeptember 22, 2014
    Pretty decent selection of sushi and hot food but expected more. Shame on not having soft-serve machine which is like a BUFFET STAPLE. Beware of the elbows thrown while waiting for salmon sashimi. 😳
  • Stephanie C.
    Stephanie CDecember 9, 2012
    Try the Hakutsuru Plum Wine and the Tokyo Tea! They are both amazing!
  • Fati H.
    Fati HussainJune 23, 2015
    All you can eat seafood buffet - better quality than most buffets.
  • Gaudiness
    GaudinessNovember 26, 2014
    Great happy hour ❤️ go downstairs for the DJ and great drinks !
  • Name M.
    Name MieJuly 15, 2015
    Amazing grand buffet line and...see picture!!
  • Marlo C.
    Marlo ColquhounOctober 3, 2011
    One of the best places to have sushi for lunch. Very affordable and fresh!
  • G W.
    G WongJuly 19, 2011
    Go to some other restaurant and get real Japanese food. This is alright if you were in the suburbs, but this is NYC people!
  • Alex
    AlexFebruary 19, 2010
    Huge, fresh oysters and crab legs. Great selection of sushi and sashimi. Huge selection of fish as well. Emphasis on fresh!
  • Burce E.
    Burce ErgelMarch 10, 2014
    A large variety of food at the buffet but not of good quality in general...
  • ✨Kylze✨
    ✨Kylze✨October 14, 2012
    Go hungry!! Good asian and será food buffet!!
  • Lonnie K.
    Lonnie KahoeApril 21, 2015
    Not worth it for lunch. There's better quality for a cheaper price at any other sushi lunch special. You'll also be fighting for the popular sushi with people who have no consideration for others.
  • willou
    willouMarch 31, 2012
    All you can eat buffet. Sea food is fresh and service is nice and efficient.
  • J D.
    J DubsOctober 3, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Go early and stay late, try everything! I love the oysters, crab legs and sushi!!!
  • Eric L.
    Eric LetellierDecember 28, 2011
    I love everything there, but particularly the Tuna tartare, ...
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda SchneiderOctober 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    This is my version of heaven. Try everything. Twice.
  • Dmitriy S.
    Dmitriy SchedovDecember 26, 2014
    Variety of fish in sushi, fried or uncooked state
  • verena d.
    verena devyantiSeptember 3, 2012
    Try every single food . Lobster is the best :)
  • Julie S.
    Julie SonMay 5, 2012
    Spacious lounge, their lychee martini is perfect.
  • Jade B.
    Jade Bailey-AssamMarch 7, 2013
    Bring your appetite and try everything. You will not be disappointed
  • Nia
    NiaSeptember 11, 2015
    All sushi and hot buffet.
  • Leah T.
    Leah TemenaMarch 11, 2012
    Come in early if going on Saturday night. Wait is long.
  • Liza
    LizaDecember 22, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    For a weekday lunch, try to get there around 12-12:15. If you wait past that, you'll have to wait in line.
  • Konstantinos M.
    The perfect place if you are looking for a mix of Asian food
  • Jessica H.
    Jessica HendrawidjajaDecember 27, 2012
    Really great service! And the food... Oh god. Food coma!
  • Kate S.
    Kate SwanSeptember 22, 2012
    Pricey for the weekend night. This food and place overall are not worth that money. Go to any other Japanese place. Drinks are ok but they didn't have a lot of the listed on menu. Won't go there again
  • Katie P.
    Katie PrescottFebruary 21, 2013
    $30 all u can eat place not the cute sushi bar it looks. I walked right out
  • Phoenix E.
    Phoenix EMarch 20, 2012
    Great food- great service . Thank u so much in response to everything
  • Joshua R.
    Joshua RosarioOctober 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Ashley is the best waitress. Gorgeous and considerate.
  • macro a.
    macro apeJuly 10, 2014
    Crab leg is too salty. ####food is not fresh #####diarrhea immediately in restaurant !!!!!!!!
  • Rhea G.
    Rhea GalsimJanuary 16, 2013
    Worth the pricey entrance fee!
  • Ridgely D.
    Ridgely DodgeFebruary 2, 2013
    If you're white, you won't be able to fit in the booths
  • Регина М.
    Bad place! We came at 2 pm , there was a bad assortment of rolls. Food was insipid. Cola smelled of bleach. And bad service, the waitress only brought the drinks and demanded for this a more tips
  • Noppanit C.
    Noppanit CharassinvichaiNovember 2, 2015
    If you are hungry then it's perfect for you. But the quality is not as good
  • Alex H.
    Alex HashaAugust 9, 2014
    All you can eat sushi. I thought that didn't exist any more, but it does.
  • Freda T.
    Freda TanMay 21, 2013
    Be careful of the "compulsory" tip and being made to pay what they want to be tipped. Doesn't that contradict the whole tipping system?
  • Jason L.
    Jason LeeJuly 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Razor calms are often still wiggling at the buffet. Fresh but not for the squeamish.
  • Mike B.
    Mike BianchiJuly 29, 2016
    Good place, but a little too expensive. Don't eat the sea urchin. You've been warned.
  • Celine S.
    Celine SchmidtJanuary 28
    Worst restaurant experience ever! The food is bad and the service even worse!!. In My opinion if you take 34$ for a meal it has to be good, wellcooked and fresh - this place has none of that!
  • Elena G.
    Elena GraninaNovember 1, 2014
    Best Japanese place outside of Japan.
  • Spencer L.
    Spencer LemieszJanuary 24, 2014
    BEWARE!! Friday here is considered a Weekend, so you get charged MORE!!!
  • Sharon G.
    Sharon GilApril 13, 2012
    Have patience... We had to wait 25 mins. Hope it's worth it...
  • Juanka M.
    Juanka MarSeptember 14, 2014
    Great food! Amazing service!
  • Sharon C.
    Sharon ChengJuly 4, 2012
    Sushi is not best choice there. Try to eat as mush seafood as you could to get the $ worth. Some of the staff have really bad attitude.
  • Donnasaur U.
    Donnasaur UsMay 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    if you havent been seated yet - make a quick exit and go elswhr.
  • Saravanan K.
    Saravanan KannanJuly 28, 2011
    It is my day but I am not hungry but I am craving for sushi :)
  • Jackelyn F.
    Jackelyn FrostDecember 5, 2014
    IchiUmi! Awesome sushi buffet!
  • Sabrina G.
    Sabrina GafkenJuly 29, 2012
    Amazing sushi place. A must try if you're in NYC!
  • lauren c.
    lauren c.July 11, 2012
    Great food. Sushi chefs need to pick it up a bit. They can't keep up with the customers.
  • Steven M.
    Steven MontasApril 14, 2013
    The trick is having small plates ;-)
  • AJamiestarr
    AJamiestarrApril 26, 2010
    Great Buffet! The fruit was sweet and delicious!
  • May P.
    May PanaDecember 8, 2014
    Great food and so clean
  • David W.
    David WangAugust 19, 2014
    Sushi is fresh and tasty
  • Jude A.
    Jude AlveroJanuary 8, 2016
    All you can eat buffet 😆
  • Capt Awesome
    Capt AwesomeMarch 5, 2011
    White boy rockin out in k-town. Peggy is the best
  • Franklyn B.
    Franklyn Ballentine Jr.April 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Always worth the trip!
  • Joe M.
    Joe MessinaOctober 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great selection of food.
  • Soo Y.
    Soo YooJune 16, 2012
    Go for a drink in the basement if you like screaming over really loud music.
  • Maxim S.
    Maxim SemirenkoJanuary 18, 2015
    Not so tasteful, but good choice. Desert is bad - only fruits were good.
  • Lee S.
    Lee SimpsonJuly 2, 2016
    Pretty good for all you can eat sushi.
  • Max R.
    Max RodriguezAugust 9, 2014
    Buffet. ..A treat.
  • Su W.
    Su WinMarch 27, 2011
    Be very careful with raw seafood (crab, oyster) sometimes they're not fresh.
  • Jorge V.
    Jorge VelascoNovember 21, 2010
    this place is heaven, all you can eat sushi and other magic!
  • Tiffany
    TiffanyAugust 26, 2011
    the best japanese buffet in the city!
  • Clifton
    CliftonJanuary 10, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    $5 Patron shots in the cellar.
  • Nic P.
    Nic PorterSeptember 15, 2012
    A line starts at 5PM
  • Cici Y.
    Cici YoungMay 27, 2013
    As an Asian myself, this is not a good place to be.
  • Sergio G.
    Sergio GudiñoMarch 22, 2015
    Really large buffet
  • Grey S.
    Grey SeaSeptember 26, 2010
    Fruit platter is so fresh and yummy :)
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda SpurlockNovember 9, 2009
    Try everything, even if you're not sure you're going to like it. Come hungry.
  • Rose W.
    Rose WNovember 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    $1 oysters before 8!
  • Rob P.
    Rob PerryJanuary 2, 2012
    Wagyu sliders are fuckin nice
  • Margot L.
    Margot LabJuly 16, 2011
    Awesome!!! Everything is so delicious!!!
  • amoolia
    amooliaAugust 9, 2011
    They didn't know what a vodka gimlet was so don't order it.
  • Thorsten H.
    Thorsten HansSeptember 14, 2012
    Really good Sushi buffet!
  • Booie
    BooieMay 21, 2015
    Great eat all you can!!!
  • Anne W.
    Anne WongJune 17, 2013
    Stay away. There are a ton of sushi restaurants in NYC with the same price point. And you won't get hair in your food. Disgusting
  • Francesco V.
    Francesco VSeptember 14, 2015
    Be very careful at this expensive restaurant. Doesn't look like they have any sneeze guards and clientele are pretty much dirty. The food did me in. Not cool.
  • Elena G.
    Elena GraninaMarch 9, 2013
    I will not be able to enjoy any Japanese cuisine venues in Moscow. They are not even close.
  • Katie C.
    Katie ChinMay 12, 2012
    Put ice cream in the crepes!
  • Chris
    ChrisJanuary 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Mikes hand is too heavy. Make sure your tip hands the same.
  • The Style Gourmande
    The Style GourmandeAugust 19, 2011
    Huge crab legs!! Yummmyyyyy.....
  • Burak D.
    Burak DogansoysalMarch 27, 2016
    Buffet, sushi
  • Melanie C.
    Melanie C.August 27, 2010
    Peggy is the best bartender! Go to her ;)
  • Jay
    JayAugust 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Happy Hour Guinness on tap
  • Jesse L.
    Jesse LeeMarch 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask for Aaron!
  • Kristina M.
    Kristina MendezMay 13, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Sophie makes killer margaritas!
  • Victor C.
    Victor ChenOctober 31, 2015
    Not worth the price, no eel sushi, barely any fruits, food doesn't get replenished fast enough.
  • Elena G.
    Elena GraninaNovember 1, 2014
    It's heaven
  • Sam L.
    Sam LeeFebruary 23, 2014
  • Victor D.
    Victor DizonSeptember 4, 2011
    Dessert is amazing.
  • Yi-Hsiu C.
    Yi-Hsiu ChenJanuary 1, 2013
    it's Chinese restaurant actually…
  • Jesse L.
    Jesse LeeDecember 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask for Mike!
  • Paul K.
    Paul KwonNovember 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask for Mike!
  • Moses L.
    Moses LeeJuly 17, 2013
    Cheap bar downstairs. Food sucks
  • Myriam D.
    Myriam D.October 5
    Not great. Lots of choice but not so fresh.
  • Dino O.
    Dino OAugust 2, 2010
    Here, spandex is your friend
  • norbert k.
    norbert kaelApril 1, 2010
    best garlic mussels!!!
  • Aura the Explora
    Aura the ExploraAugust 4, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Heaven on Earth
  • Re A.
    Re AlvarezAugust 6, 2010
    Buffet is a total waste of time. Go to some other Japanese restaurant please.
  • Nick S.
    Nick SmolneyJuly 24, 2009
    the buffet here is so filling
  • Pål A.
    Pål AndersenNovember 24, 2016
    Average food, terrible service and the atmosphere... I dont want to talk about it....
  • J Aaron
    J AaronMarch 22, 2013
    I'm drunk as shit
  • phil
    philMarch 21, 2011
    No crab legs here. Disappointment
  • Sabahattin G.
    Sabahattin GülJuly 11, 2016
    Açık büfe japon mutfağı deneyimi sunulan mekanda her şey lezzetli..öğle servisinde vergiler dahil 21 dolara tıka basa doyabiliyorsun.çeşit çeşit suşiler ve japon mutfağından türlü örnekler burada
  • Ricardo W.
    Ricardo WrightMay 30, 2014
    Buffet gigante de sushi e pratos quentes. O lugar não é dos mais arrumados mas o sushi é muito bom. Principalmente a variedade, muitos peixes que não temos no Brasil. Além de caranguejo. Valor fixo.
  • Mario V.
    Mario VeraMarch 21, 2015
    Nunca había estado en un lugar asi. Sorprende la variedad en comida asiática, lo que hace que sea una tremenda opción para probar cosas nuevas sin el riesgo de que no te agrade!
  • Aline K.
    Aline KleinMay 14, 2015
    Uma boa opção! Buffet de comida japonesa, com preço acessível em Manhattan é um achado. No almoço, atente para o horário: fecha às 3pm e eles são BEM rigorosos com isso.
  • Claudia T.
    Claudia TamachiroDecember 30, 2014
    Ótima opção de comida asiática em NY. Cardápio completo com sushi, sashimis@e pratos quentes! As ostras estavam fresquíssimas!
  • Elio R.
    Elio RodriguezApril 10, 2015
    Excelente!!!! Si te gusta la comida japonesa, este es un lugar obligado!!! Los mejores makis del mundo!!!!!
  • Rebecca C.
    Rebecca CirinoAugust 5, 2012
    10h os japa expulsa todo mundo :D mas vale a pena vir às 9, da pra comer muita comida estranha e se divertir odiando algumas! :)
  • Mona B.
    Mona BendahouMarch 5, 2014
    C est trop bon tout est excellent chez eux si vous êtes 4comptez un peu plus de 120dollars avec boissons
  • Ann S.
    Ann SedanoJuly 21, 2016
    Exquisito, rápido, saludable, postres deliciosos y todo a buen precio!!!!
  • Isabel V.
    Isabel VitorianoSeptember 13, 2015
    Buffet maravilhoso! Não dá nem pra contar qtos tipos de pratos tem! Ótimo custo-benefício!
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel CastilloJanuary 14
    La variedad de comida japonesa es increíble!!!
  • Mona B.
    Mona BendahouMarch 8, 2014
    C est un peu de l arnaque le soir ils prennent 25dollars de tips et ce n est pas aussi bon que le midi
  • Beth O.
    Beth ODOctober 13, 2013
    Es variada y muy rica la comida, además la atención es excelente
  • Paco C.
    Paco CruzFebruary 7, 2015
    Muy rico y variado. El helado de Te Verde es un Must!
  • Kike K.
    Kike KikiiOctober 10, 2013
    La variedad de sushi esta bastante bien. lo malo, no hay sashimi de salmon...
  • Name M.
    Name MieJuly 15, 2015
    บุฟเฟ่ต์คุณภาพ มีอาหารให้เลือกเยอะมาก พร้อมกับ คำสั่ง ห้ามทิป พนักงานเสิร์ฟ....
  • Rafael Freitas S.
    Rafael Freitas SantosMarch 25, 2015
    Se quer comida japonesa, é preciso ir no Ichi Umi. Nao exists Outro igual
  • Luiz Claudio S.
    Luiz Claudio SantosJune 28, 2013
    Tudo é muito Bom.
  • Jorge O.
    Jorge OlveraAugust 4, 2015
    Increíble, el mejor restaurante de sushi
  • Bruna I.
    Bruna InguantiOctober 22, 2015
    È il vecchio Todai, il locale è rimasto identico, i prezzi sono aumentati, la qualità non è bassa ma neanche eccellente. Chiude alle 22 e dalle 21.30 chiude la cucina. Andate presto. Solo buffet
  • Lilian K.
    Lilian KornhauserNovember 23, 2014
    Tudo ótimo
  • Luis M.
    Luis MtzAugust 22, 2013
    Muy rico todo
  • Renata M.
    Renata MarquesMay 6, 2014
    TIM BETA ROBERTOSeptember 30, 2012
    comer é d mais
  • Nalva
    NalvaDecember 28, 2012
    Eu AMO o #Sushi daqui! Buffet maravilhoso! ❤❤❤ #JapaneseFood  #Sushi & #SeaFood  #Delicious
  • Minyi C.
    Minyi ChenMarch 3, 2013
  • Antonio C.
    Antonio CardosoJanuary 4, 2013
    Detestei!!!!! Comida cara, e sem nada de especial. serviço péssimo. Não recomendo.
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