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Jul 2, 2007 08:50 AM


Has anyone been to Sumile lately? How is the food, service, etc?

If anyone has any recommendations on what to order pls let me know!

Thanks in advance!

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  1. I think I heard they recently switched to a sushi format? Don't know other details...

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    1. re: jeanki

      That's right, it renamed itself Sushi Sumile late last year and got promising reports here. Then around a month ago I read that Josh DeChellis had left to start a tempura place called Bar Fry at 50 Carmine. Don't know what's up these days at Sumile.

    2. I had dinner here in March and was not wowed. I had read very good things about Josh De Chellis and was looking forward to trying Sumile. The menu changed shortly before our dinner to feature the new sushi section. We had some sushi to start (fresh, but pretty average). The main courses were just so-so, some interesting flavors, but nothing really delicious. I don't know if it was an off night- or the chef was soon to leave, but I actually felt bad about taking our friends out there as I felt the high prices did not justify the mostly mediocre food. On another note, the service and environment were very nice.

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      1. re: robin76

        I went around March as well. It was pretty dead for a Saturday night at 9:30 but the service was great and we really enjoyed our food. The details escape me but I remember having a calamari salad and some "chop tops." The fish was very fresh though I would agree the prices were a bit higher than necessary.

      2. I used to love Sumile but I am sad that it has gone downhill. Despite changing name to Sumile sushi, the sushi was not fresh, and the dishes were cooked without "love". I was quite disappointed last time I went.