From Our Editors
The generic storefront and reflective sign at Umi Sushi Japanese Restaurant on 31st Street may not look like much from the outside, but this no-frills dinner spot delivers fresh sushi and sashimi from shipments that arrive daily. The room is energetic; servers greet customers as they walk in the door and stay attentive from start to finish. Sushi rolls are inventive, with combinations like Gunpowder, a spicy tuna, salmon and yellowtail roll with avocado, crunchy tempura flakes, scallion and tobiko. Or, try the Shrimp Tempura Mango, with spicy shrimp, mango and crunchy tempura flakes. There is also a comprehensive menu of traditional Japanese hot dishes including sukiyaki, katsudon, yaki udon and various Bento box combinations. Ice creams with East Asian flavors like green tea and red bean provide sweet endings.