Stellar sushi at Shumai
I spent 2hrs at the sushi bar at Shumai it is still the Best sushi in NJ and in the top 5 in the US,I and the boss placed ourselves in the hands of Ike and jack the following are just a sample of a few of there masterpiece creations spec ramen soup, grilled toro salad,fresh lobster w yuzu relish,warmed toro sushi,king crab w pickled radish,clam muscle,monkfish liver w spice tuna sans mayo,silken salmon belly, this was only a sampling.These guys left to their own will provide as good or better Japanese sushi experience than any high end place in NYC at half the cost,we are truly blessed to have this place in NJ all would do well to treat yourselves do set at the bar and sit back and relax.
Agreed - Shumi in Somerville is excellent and the best I have found in NJ ... but I don't think I'd place it in a national top 5.
While NYC has some very good sushi places (over the last few years I've become a fan of 15 East, in particular), if you haven't spent time in Los Angeles, you might be surprised at the greater frequency of really good sushi that can be had. The expectations and standards of the general sushi eating public are higher there, and most sushi restaurants are owned / operated by Japanese folks.
30 S. Doughty Ave., Somerville, NJ 08876