Umai Mi

4.5
170 reviews
£25 and under
Pan-Asian
Our unique restaurant encompasses this authentic concept of Umai Mi. Delivering modern and chic dining specialising in Pan-Asian cuisine. Umai Mi is a fusion of traditional and modern cooking that will take you on a culinary journey, longing for the next bite.

We invite you to be our guest and immerse yourself in the captivating surroundings, designed with you in mind, offering stylish comfort. Choose from our eclectic menus suited to both Far East and Western taste, designed to treat your senses.

Whether it’s breakfast to see you through the day, a quick bite at lunchtime or a more leisurely lunch or evening meal, there’s something that will suit everyone’s taste. Umai Mi has a variety of drinks including beers, exotic cocktails and for a true taste of the Orient, Sake, a Japanese rice wine. All dishes are prepared by our wonderful chefs and served by our attentive Team Members, making sure you have an experience you’ll never forget.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 170 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CaitlinM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was super lovely and food was amazing as always. Will definitely be back as soon as lockdown is over!

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AdamW
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been to Umai Mi multiple times now. Staff always lovely and helpful and the food is always perfect. So much to choose from and the weekly deals make things even better

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CarlyW
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love eating here. Even when it's busy the atmosphere is energetic rather than loud. Food was amazing as always.

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DaniG
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was so amazing and had good portions. The atmosphere of the restaurant was very lovely and pleasant.

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AnnaF
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent sushi! Nice staff, very friendly. The place was very clean due to Covid measures.

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vipyoyobuzzcakes
Newcastle
10 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Host gave us heat at the door for not having the NHS app even though I was super willing to provide contact details an alternative way. Pretty cheeky given that he wore his mask below his nose consistently during our time there.
Anyway, the food was fantastic - sushi rolls were 30% off on a Monday at lunchtime and dim sum lush.

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EmmaW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was exceptionally slow, food was nice but not worth it, they prioritised all of the delivery orders over people sitting in.

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Niamh
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such amazing food with a really wide range to choose from. Sushi was divine, and dessert was interesting and delicious. Will definitely be coming again.

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radhap
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Sushi was fresh and tasty. One of the best in town. Waitress and staff were very friendly and very accommodating with my shellfish allergy. A great place will be back for sure.

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MaraP
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another lovely meal (my son enjoyed his chicken cutlet donburi so much he went back two days later with his dad, and had another one) with efficient friendly service, and the fact you have to check in with the NHS app, use sanitiser, and everything is kept so clean and well-spaced means we feel comfortable at Umai Mi during these difficult times. Makes all the difference.

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EmilyW
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it here! Large menu with lots to choose from and the vibe in there is lovely. Really love the decor and the staff are so pleasant and really efficient. I will definitely be coming back again! I prefer it to Wagamamas

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Laura
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite place to eat in Newcastle - really nice food at a reasonable price as well as very friendly staff!

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AnnR
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had a great time food was excellent, service good will definitely be back

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BethanyP
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible and the service was the best I think we’ve ever had!

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EdEd
Hampshire
5 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Very poor customer service took forever to be served staff were not friendly menu was expensive no proper japanesr food. Noisy and busy inside people not social dustancing.

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Lh12
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Poor service and food below average. Music was blaring and me and my partner couldn't hear each other.

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Latte
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely family meal. Food was very well presented and absolutely delicious. Staff were attentive. Highly recommend 👍🏻

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DanielN
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful experience. I loved the food, staff and everything in-between. Definitely will go again.

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Jules
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely brilliant service - very safe following all COVID safety regulations.
The food was the best I’ve had. Couldn’t fault it. Beautifully presented and fresh ingredients. Definitely recommend.

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DonnaF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vast menu to choose from, especially with being vegetarian. Food was really tasty, large portions, staff were really friendly and attentive. We'll definitely be returning

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Jem88
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Our experience was okay. There were no menus to look at so we were directed to look online at their food menu.
We were brought the wrong drinks to begin with but that was sorted quickly enough.
The food we ordered was good but not exceptional. We were waiting a long time to order and for each course to arrive.
Would still go again. Maybe a lacklustre experience this time.

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AmyG
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Starters arrived before the drinks, then While still eating starters drinks finally arrived and so did are mains arrived. Not very organised at all. Very very disappointed and the restaurant wasn’t busy. I probably would t recommend or go again

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EmmaC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and atmosphere, catering well for vegan and vegetarian as well as meat/ seafood eaters. Great experience all round and would highly recommend Umai Mi.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff and food was amazing!

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Aryl
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent friendly staff. Amazing range of food to choose from. High quality food with good price! Portion was really good and almost a lot! Good choices of drinks! Highly recommend

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MaraP
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at Umai Mi five or six times (plus the odd take out), and the food and service are always excellent. We would recommend the sushi and sashimi especially. Also, they’re doing a great job regarding the current COVID-19 situation, requesting we all use sanitiser, keeping tables well spaced and cleaned, and employing a track & trace policy. Will be returning for sure.

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Elle
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful service by the friendly staff but the food was a little cold when it was served. Overall a fantastic experience.

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LindsayB
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal here a few days ago and we were really impressed. The COVID measures were all in place plus we were asked on arrival if we had any dietary requirements or allergens and they asked again upon taking our order. We were very impressed with the vegan options and the food was delicious. The staff were excellent and very friendly and knowledgeable about the food. It was a nice atmosphere inside too. Overall we were very impressed and will be returning 😊

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GeoffW
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Covid measures in place, well organised, friendly staff and good food.
What more could you want.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Umai mi, we did have a bit of an unusual mix up with our food this time but was sorted out quick and very well so I would still highly recommend as the staff are all lovely and the food is delicious.

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Drstapes
Newcastle
15 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Didn't enjoy either of the noodle dishes. Toilets weren't clean and no toilet roll. Really disappointed after the reviews we'd seen.

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KathC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very tasty food and plenty of it. Excellent service.

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daver
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed the evening staff were great and food excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit but what a great experience. Brilliant service and hospitality from Mohamed from the beginning to the end. Busy lunch but served very well. Mohammed helped with the menu and provided with some great choices.
Great Asian food, loved baos and king prawn soup.
Highly recommended will be back.

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SophieF
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Some of the food was delicious. Some was not, the staff were helpful when I needed to swap my main dish as it didn’t come as described. The service was quite poor, we ordered dessert and waited for 45 minutes before leaving without one. One of the staff didn’t have their face covering over their nose which didn’t make me us feel very safe. Overall, it was a disappointing experience, especially given it was out wedding anniversary. I would advise people to avoid.

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Chloe
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and service was excellent, all the staff were lovely and friendly. I would definitely recommend

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Annie
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully presented sushi rolls that do not skimp on the salmon. Very friendly waiter service too. The food was really great value and very tasty indeed.

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Laura
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious, really good variety of Asian dishes. Staff are also very friendly and accommodating. Really good value - my favourite place to eat!!!

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SarahM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food was gorgeous
Service was lacking, lots of staff doing jobs like clearing tables and serving others but slow to take our order, bill etc

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LilyW
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely meal out. The serving staff were great and the food was wonderful.

FAQs

Umai Mi does offer delivery in partnership with Just Eat. Umai Mi also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0191 591 0998.

Umai Mi is rated 4.5 stars by 170 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.