• Sumile Sushi

  • Japanese/Sushi $15-$28
  • 154 W. 13th St.
    New York, NY 10011
  • Neighborhood: West Village
  • Phone: 212-989-7699
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This venue is closed. Before Josh DeChellis left the French-Japanese kitchen here, which established him as one of the city’s star chefs, he and the restaurant’s Japanese-pop-star owner installed a sushi bar, helmed by Tokyo-trained Toshio Oguma. In the wake of DeChellis’s departure, the fusion fare can still be stellar—tender Peking-duck-stuffed gyoza are brightened by a light brandy-spiked sauce—or so-so, as with plump scallops in bitter yuzu paste or delicate striped bass overpowered by gluey porridge. But now, the sushi is stand out: Young couples and groups of suits who lounge under the unflattering nightclub lighting in pillow-strewn rattan booths pair über-fresh though familiar yellowtail and toro preparations with orders of Spanish mackerel and Beau Soleil oyster sushi. Chef Oguma also rolls soy-marinated Edo-Mae-E style fish that he says is based on ancient methods of vinegar-based preservation. What’s so special? Bites have barely perceptible extra flavor, but a revelatory texture, thanks to sliced fish near-bursting with moisture.

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  • Payment

    American Express MasterCard Visa

  • Special Features

    Delivery Lunch Take-Out Outdoor Dining Prix-Fixe

  • Alcohol

    Sake and Soju Full Bar

  • Reservations


  • Delivery Area

    8th St. to 18th St., Fifth Ave. to Ninth Ave.

  • Delivery Hours

    Mon-Thu, noon-3pm and 5:30pm-10pm Fri, noon-3pm and 5:30pm-10:30pm Sat, 5:30pm-10pm Sun, 4:30pm-10pm

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