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About us

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, New Jersey. Omakase is the chef-selected tasting menu of seasonal sushi and/or sashimi from the day's catch. If you try the Omakase, the Chef will present each piece of sushi and give you a full experience behind each one. You will leave with a unique experience using all five of your senses.


"Omakase", in Japanese, translates to "I will leave it up to you." In this Chef-curated tasting menu, you will be able to enjoy a piece-by-piece multi course meal consisting of the seasonal sushi and sashimi crafted from the day's catch. Our omakase bar provides a relaxing and intimate experience like no other. You will be able to observe the traditional art of sushi making as each course is explained in detail.


Executive Chef
David Seo
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.
Executive Chef
Kunihiko Aikasa
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.

Location & Contact

Opening Hour
Sun - Thu
11:30 A.M - 9:30 P.M
Fri - Sat
11:30 A.M - 10:30 P.M
70 E Ridgewood Ave
Ridgewood, NJ 07450

201 345 0808
201 655 2899

Shumi Somerville
30 S Doughty Ave #4
Somerville, NJ 08876

908 526 8596