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Shimizu Sushi Restaurant

318 W 51st St, New York City, NY 10019-6402
+1 212-581-1581
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good56%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“sashimi” (8 reviews)
“fish soup” (5 reviews)
“chirashi” (3 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Seafood
$$ - $$$
318 W 51st St, New York City, NY 10019-6402
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good Japanese restaurant, a little oasis in Hell's Kitchen. My family and I went there for a late lunch (after being turned off by the hour+ waits at Ippudo and Totto Ramen). On a drizzly Saturday, Shimizu beckoned like a, well, like a beacon!...More

Thank Chang- G
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We had a very nice Japanese diner: Miso soup, very good, monkfish liver, outstanding, tempura, plenty but a bit too fatty for my taste and green tea ice. Nice warm sake. But also the sashimi, the teranyaki salmon were very good. Only complaint: the dishes...More

Thank Johannes C
Reviewed 1 October 2017

What an amazing sushi experience! What an expensive sushi experience! A friend and I were in the mood for sushi and she heard great things about Shimizu. When we arrived we were seated at the sushi bar (yeah!!). The restaurant looked and smelled very clean....More

Thank Jaimee A
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Had dinner here twice during our one week stay. Food was excellent. Service was also excellent. An older Japanese lady was our waitress. She seemed a bit aloof at first but then warmed up to us as we asked questions about the food, etc. Nice...More

Thank laurelee36
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We were hoping to dine at trendy Ippudo before at Saturday matinee, and there was a 30 minute wait. So, intent on Japanese, we went across the street to Shimizu. S served true Japanese food and is owned by Japanese. Great meal. Solid fresh sushi....More

Thank Reasonable50
Reviewed 9 June 2017

I was looking for a good japanese restaurant in the area and Shimizu is a good catch. Atmosphere is very neutral but you've space, it's quiet and I don't like fancy. Service was fast and pleasant. Most importantly, the tempura was great and the suchi...More

Thank Ch90
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful! Not only the food but the waiter we had was like an Ultra-man. You tell him one thing and he doesn't forget even though he's handling many tables. He's sharp. We made a reservation and the woman on the phone took down the...More

2  Thank NoraFrydman
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

I am Japanese and I got annoyed some girl in the bar ( maybe the waitress ) . There is a bar inside the restaurant. The restaurant is ok with older Japanese waitress. Food is ok but a too much drinkers and noises

Thank triptostar2015
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I hadn't been to Izumi in a long time. I decided a trip back was due and a work lunch was a perfect opportunity. I'm glad I came back. Solid sushi place. I had the sashimi lunch. Quite good but the portion could have been...More

Thank USCKaboom
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Grabbed lunch here before play. Service is super and food is very authentic Japanese. Really Great value! Couple blocks from Gershwin theatre.

Thank Matt R
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15 February 2017|
Response from stschl | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the restaurant is on 51st W ... !? between 8th and 9th avenue... which means it's absolutely NOT in University Place... (that would be down at about 10th street...)
15 February 2017|
Response from stschl | Reviewed this property |
51 st W between 8th and 9th Av.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 318 W 51st St, New York City, NY 10019-6402
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-581-1581
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