Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Ichi Umi, NY, NY

Overview
A friend of mine moved to NYC in August so when I visited I recommended Ichi Umi. It is mainly a Japanese sushi and seafood buffet, and there is a bar underneath the restaurant, which we didn't visit.



Food
They say a picture is worth over a thousand words, so here are a bunch of pictures.
first view when you step in the place

A lot of selection to choose from

sashimi station

small dishes station

grill station
Other than the pictures I posted, there are also a crepe station, a ramen station, a lot of hot food options, and a fruits and desserts station.
My plate of raw shellfish and sashimi
Really, I pretty much love this place. The amount of food you can choose from is amazing. The sushi are made right behind the buffet, so you can see them making it. At either the crepe or ramen stations, they have a bunch of toppings, and you get to choose how you like it then they will make it at the spot. The fruits and desserts were okay, but it could have been because I already ate too much by that point.

Final Thoughts
Given that the restaurant is in a busy part of NYC, the price was expectedly expensive. We were there on a Friday night, so it was $34.95 per person, plus tax and tips. However, if you can eat a good amount of food, this place is worth it. They also have a 1.5 hours limit, but chances are you won't need all of it. If you like Japanese foods as much as I do, give this place a try.

Prices: $$$
Taste: 5/5
Atmosphere: 5/5