Tapas with a Twist

Natsumi Tapas, a recent addition to NYC’s expanding dining scene in its Gramercy neighborhood, features modern Japanese cuisine with an Italian twist. The extensive menu combines restauranteur Barbara Matsumura’s Japanese heritage mixed with dishes and ingredients inspired by her travels to Italy. The combinations are fun and tasty and are a perfect way to mix it up on your next night out.

Green Tea Gnocchi
Asparagus, Capers

Unique and a must-order. A perfect reflection of the menu’s blend of Japanese and Italian flavors, the matcha flavor is not too strong or overbearing, making an initially questionable dish into something surprisingly pleasant.

Miso Black Cod
Marinated with Sake Miso, Bonito Flakes

A signature item served at most Japanese establishments, this sweet and savory dish is simplicity at its finest and now a fixture of classic Japanese-American cuisine. Taste, texture, and luxuriousness all in one.

Blue Crab Dumpling
Steamed, Ginger Soy Vinaigrette

A seafood twist on traditionally meat-stuffed potstickers, the blue crab makes you feel like you’re tasting the ocean in each bite. Steamed instead of pan-fried, these pockets of heaven are the perfect light appetizer for the table to share.

Spicy Tuna Caviar Flatbread
Avocado, Pepperoncini 

This Japanese-Italian fusion of a spicy tuna roll and flatbread combines the best of both worlds with a different carb as the main vehicle. You’ll never look at pizza the same way again.


Natsumi Tapas
323 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10010