Welcome to Shumi Japanese Cuisine. Shumi in Japanese means 'hobby' which was first started by our Master Chef Aikasa in Somerville, New Jersey. Our owner and sushi chef, David Seo, is a close student working with Aikasa. As you step into Shumi, you will see the open bar and feel a sense of refreshing and clear atmosphere. Shumi's Omakase has a unique way of introducing and presenting sushi to newcomers and veterans alike in Ridgewood and Leonia, New Jersey.
Experience a one-of-a-kind journey of flavors at Shumi, where our chef will craft the perfect omakase experience for you! Follow their expert guidance as they guide your senses through a sensational tasting menu featuring sushi and/or sashimi from that day's catch. And if omakase isn't quite what you're in the mood for, enjoy any number of other iconic Japanese dishes such as bento box or ramen - all with top quality ingredients sure to tantalize every taste bud.
David Seo is a native of Seoul, Korea and is a seasoned veteran with 21 years of Japanese cuisine under his culinary belt. Throughout his illustrious career, he has worked with some of New York’s finest and most revered Japanese restaurants such as Sushi Samba, Nobu, OTG Management and was head chef at Wasabi. He has also been featured in the New York Times.
Born and raised in Fukushima, Japan, Kunihiko Aikasa is a true cultural master of all things Japanese cuisine and is now in his 46th year cooking as a professional chef. In 1986, he founded and pioneered what is now known to be the #1 Japanese restaurant in New Jersey, Shumi. Acting as the owner and head chef for 31 years since its inception, Aikasa has been recognized by the public and critics alike with excellent ratings across several media outlets such as the New York Times, NJ.com, Verizon Fios TV and Zagat with a near-perfect score of 28.
Indulge in a lavish private dining experience exclusively for 8 VIP guests at Shumi Leonia. Our Omakase Private Room is the finest culinary adventure you'll find in New Jersey.
Thank you for your interest in hosting an event with Shumi Japanese Cusine! To submit a request for an event or large party, kindly click the button below to converse with our specialist. They will assist you in finding the best options for your party size and event type. We are excited to connect with you!
We are open seven days a week and offer reservations from 5:00 - 11:00 PM. Sunday - Thursday 11:30 - 9:30 PM. Friday & Sunday 11:30 - 10:30pm. We are booking reservations ONLINE or over the phone at (201) 272-6577. Reservation requests can also be emailed to [email protected]
You can call (201) 272-6577 and book a table online for party sizes of 2-5, or email shumiroll@gmail to request a large party reservation. In order to book parties of 6 or more, please click the button to contact our events department. Please note that we try to seat complete parties only, and late arrivals may require an abbreviated dining experience in order to accommodate the reservation after them!
Call us at (201) 272-6577 or email [email protected] to cancel or amend your reservation. We ask that all cancellations be made with at least 24 hours notice. We charge a $50 per person late cancellation and no-show fee in the event that a reservation is canceled within 24 hours of the reservation date, or no-show.
You can call (201) 272-6577 and reserve the Private Omakase Room for party sizes of 2-8, or please fill out the form in the Private Omakase Room section in our Website.
Customers who dined at Shumi Japanese Cuisine more than 5 times in the past are eligible to become VIP members.
VIP Members can enjoy the Private Omakase Room experience. VIP member also receives exclusive promotions on a monthly basis. VIP members can also redeem the birthday prize during the month of their birthdays.
You must be a VIP member of Shumi to reserve the Private Omakase Room.
Yes, We do provide glassware for wine, sake, and beer for no charge.
No, Shumi doesn’t charge "Corkage Fees" for any liquor that a customer brings in.
No, Shumi doesn’t allow any outside food or non-alcoholic beverage.
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