Ichiumi Restaurant an Asian Buffet in New York City

If you’re looking for an Asian restaurant in New York were you can have a buffet, then go to the side of the Empire State Building, to Ichiumi.
The choice and quality is what makes this all-you-can-eat different!!

What can you eat?

There are dozens and dozens of different dishes !!!
-> Dozens of different sushi
-> Maki
-> Sashimi, which is extremely rare in a buffet restaurant
-> The California Roll
-> Raw oysters, boiled …
-> Shrimp fried or not
-> Vapor vegetables
-> Skewers
-> White rice, fried rice, Thai rice …
-> Chinese noodles and any other kind of pasta
-> Soups
-> The St Jacques shells
-> The Crab’cake
-> … And a bunch of other things !!!!
Ichiumi NYC has a really great selection. 


And for dessert, there is a lot of pre-cut fruits (banana, pineapple, kiwi, lychee, peach, pear, …) and also many pastries.


Finally, the Sapporo was $4 the last time I went there 🙂

Is the food really good at the buffet?

Yes, and that is why Ichiumi is part of my New York City Travel Tips!!! The quality is good !!!
Now we must still clarify because I said “good” and not “very good” or “excellent”. Yes, sashimis are really good, but not as much as in the best Japanese restaurants in NYC.
You want to go to Ichiumi when you’re craving for Asian food in large quantity at a reasonable price!


Is the food fresh?

Yes, it is easy to realize that products are constantly renewed by the cooks behind the buffet. Anyway, all the dishes do not stay long on the buffet plates.
It’s true that all seafood is very fresh. In particular, I tasted the oysters, scallops, shrimp … and I have not been sick 🙂


What are the prices?

For adults:
Monday through Thursday: $18.95 for lunch and $31.95 in the evening.
Friday: $18.95 for lunch and $34.95 in the evening.
Saturday and Sunday (plus holidays and vacation days): $24.95 for lunch and $34.95 in the evening.
For children:
They have specific rates depending on the size of your children:
-> For children from 1 m to 1.37 m (4 1/2″ & Under): it is half price compared to adults
-> For children from 0.77m to 1m (3 1/2″ & Under): $ 7.95 for lunch and $ 12.95 in the evening (Friday, Saturday and Sunday).
-> 0.77m (2 1/2″) children are not allowed to self serving.


What are the business hours?

For lunch: 11:45am – 3:30pm
For dinner: 4:00pm-10:00pm


Must you book before you go?

You can book by calling a few days or hours before. But you can also just swing by. Now without a reservation, you may have to wait 10 to 20 minutes.
FYI, when we went there with 6 people, we arrived around 8:00pm, which is right in the middle of rush time, we have been lucky because we only had to wait about 2-3 minutes.


What is the best tip for this restaurant?

As in most all-you-can-eat restaurants, I think the best tip is to go at the very end of the morning. In the early morning you can have a light breakfast and by 11:45am you can go to Ichiumi and eat as much sweet and salty food as you can !!! ;D


More information about IchiUmi

– 6 East 32nd St.New York, NY 10016


My fist trip to New York was in 2007 when I was working for an airline company. I was born in the US, I lived in Mexico, in Europe in between Belgium, Spain and France… Well, let’s say I know about travelling! I bring my experience of NYC to the blog, to provide the best travel tips you could imagine!

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