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Natsumi

226 W. 50th St., New York, NY 10019 40.76156 -73.984481
nr. Eighth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-258-2988 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Italian, Japanese/Sushi
  • Price Range: $$$

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Official Website

natsuminyc.com

Hours

Mon, 11:30am-11pm; Tue-Fri, 11:30am-midnight; Sat, 4:30pm-midnight; Sun, 4:30pm-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

C, E at 50th St.; 1 at 50th St.

Prices

$16-$28

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Online Ordering

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

30th St. to 70th St., Third Ave. to Twelfth Ave.

Profile

Japanese and Italian may seem strange culinary bedfellows, but owner Barbara Matsumura, inspired by a trip to Italy, and Chef Haru Konagaya of Haru blend the two with deft and more than a little daring at the fusion restaurant Natsumi in the Theater District. The trick here is to be adventurous with the imaginative appetizers, and then move on to the straightforwardand superbsushi and sashimi. The finest starters are those that follow the credo of crudo, which applies bold Italian accents to fresh fish. The carpaccio hamachi is a case in point: Slivers of plump tuna come in a pool of tart balsamic vinegar; sprinkled atop are miniscule gelatinous cubes of martini (yes, martini), which pop with a liquid burst of gin in the mouth. In this neighborhood driven by pedestrian tastesneon-lit Applebees is down the streetNatsumi plays it safe for the playbill-clutching tourists with a by-the-book Japanese interior: pale woods, paler leather chairs, and back-lit rice paper. As for dessert: Tempura cheesecake, anyone?

Recommended Dishes

Hamachi carpaccio with balsamic vinegar, $13; Miso black cod, $15; sushi and sashimi mixed plate, $25.75

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