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Shimizu Sushi Restaurant

) #2,421 of 9,274 Restaurants in New York City €€ - €€€ Japanese, Sushi, Seafood
318 W 51st St, New York City, NY 10019-6402
+1 212-581-1581
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good56%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“chirashi” (2 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Seafood, Asian
€€ - €€€
318 W 51st St, New York City, NY 10019-6402
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 12 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
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Very nice japanese restaurant on 51st, near Times Square. The setting is small but charming. They have very interesting lunch menus with cheap options (udon, chirashi, sushi, etc.) including soup, salad and green tea. The staff is 100% japanese.

Thank Frenchie101
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent sushi combo (69 $ for two persons) in a rather quiet and friendly place. Very good price / quality; it is not a special Japanese kitchen, but for this price I have eaten much worse in NY! The owners are very friendly.

Thank stschl
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Small sushi place that appears to the be overflow when the wait at ippudo is too long. Not too crowded, reasonable prices and a decent sake list. Nice little bar in the back and you came either estate be sushi bar or at a table....More

Thank whereaminow14
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

I was looking for another sushi restaurant that was suppose to be across the street that was not there so I went here instead for lunch. It was great! I had the 2 spicy tuna and salmon avocado roll special with salad. It was excellent...More

Thank Nicole K
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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
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Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
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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