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Plum Tree Japanese Restaurant

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113 Dryden Rd # 117, Ithaca, NY 14850-4627
+1 607-256-8212
17:00 - 21:45
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:45
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:45
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Carmel, Indiana
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157 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We go to the Plum Tree mostly for lunch for once in a while for dinner. Traditional menu that you would expect, good service, competes well in the Collegetown area. Standby menu items that are quite good include: gyoza, edamame, soft shell crab, and a wide variety of sashimi and sushi. Not quite as cutting edge as you'd find in... More 

Thank ralphwilhelm1
New York, New York, United States
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015

IF you want to experience a bunch of college students doing Saki Bombs this is the place to Go!!! Service was great and quick, many food options.

Thank Daniel B
stamford, ct
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127 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

We had a variety of rolls, soup and a seaweed salad. Everything was ok, but nothing was extra special.

Thank garlicshrimp
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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737 reviews
484 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

This restaurant is located in Collegetown, adjacent the Cornell campus. There are numerous Asian restaurants in Collegetown and my son - a student at Cornell - likes the sushi here. Recently tried the restaurant for the first time and enjoyed it very much. The restaurant is not upscale. The food was delicious, though perhaps slightly pricey as sushi and bento... More 

Thank CTManny
North Brookfield, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

We wanted sushi. The place we looked up online had a recent fire so we had to change plans. We saw Plum Tree as we drove in downtown Ithaca and I dashed out of the car to check the menu while my husband circled. The menu in the window looked terrific with reasonable prices. I could see the sushi chefs... More 

Thank Mary C
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

During our visit to see our son at college, he suggested we try out this Japanese restaurant. Unfortunately, we had a very bad experience -- at least from a family's perspective. The restaurant was relatively quiet when we arrived, with only two larger groups of people. However, once we sat down and ordered, the music was turned up to such... More 

Thank WMK3
Boston, Massachusetts
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168 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2014

Started with the miso soup and a shrimp appetizer that was very good. Unfortunately, it went downhill from there. We all had the yaki udon - one of us with shrimp, other with beef and mine with vegetables. I have had this dish many times elsewhere and always enjoyed it. Their version, however, had way too much sauce that was... More 

Thank Laurie B
Ithaca, New York
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

The food here is really good. Their lunchtime boxes are very good value. Highly recommend. The waiter was a little weird. We weren't sure if he was joking or serious (I asked for a fork and he brought it. Then my aunt asked for one and he said "Why didn't you ask when she did?").

Thank voyagermum7
Ithaca, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

Plum Tree is a nice restaurant in Collegetown, with a pretty minimalist atmosphere and a reputation for sushi and sake bombs. The prices for ala carte are quite expensive, especially if you're getting special rolls. I highly recommend getting the all you can eat; you get access to virtually the whole menu, including sushi, appetizers, desserts, drinks, and salads, and... More 

Thank Mitch V
Toronto, Canada
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013

During our last day of our trip, we want to eat Japanese food & our GPS bring us to the downtown to this Japanese restaurant. When we enter the restaurant (7pm), no customers & no waiter there just some kids (restaurants owners' kids) sitting around. OMG, we think would the food be good? But, we are too tied to shop... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:45
17:00 - 21:45
17:00 - 21:45
17:00 - 21:45
17:00 - 21:45
17:00 - 22:45
17:00 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 Dryden Rd # 117, Ithaca, NY 14850-4627
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-256-8212

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?