Umai Sushi & Ramen Kitchen

4.5
40 reviews
£25 and under
Sushi

Top tags:

Casual
Umai aims to provide a simple, fresh and authentic food, delivered in a friendly and professional manner.
Umai: quality, deep traditions and a rainbow of the freshest ingredients.
We are here, to make YOU smile!

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 40 People Are Saying
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NiamhK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit and it certainly won't be our last. The food is amazing and very fresh. The staff are friendly and professional. Very reasonable for the portion size.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great find! Recommended to us through a friend. Not a cheap meal but some of the best sushi we've ever had - lovely staff and quick service .

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Mistletoeandwine19
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crackin’ little restaurant with a lovely ambiance and excellent food!

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Birthday celebration - staff are super friendly, prices are fantastic, vibe and decor is fabulous, food could be fresher and a tad yummier

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MattR
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

I'll start off by saying that the appearance of the restaurant is great its nice and cosy, however when I compare the food to other ramen/ sushi restaurants it falls short I'm my opinion I thought that the broth didn't have much really going for it (as my partner described she felt like she was drinking dish soap) it was lacking some sort of kick or a bit of zaz it was very plain. The sushi I won't really comment on as it was my first time trying sushi and for all I know it could be some of the best and that it's just not for me, and finally the service the main thing was that we felt ignored, I'm sure you know the "annoying" question that comes when you are at a restaurant and in the middle of eating, the infamous "is everything ok for you" that question was never asked and all the staff looked confused as of what to do. I really wish the best for this restaurant as it truly dose have a nice vibe.

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Albert
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sushi and rolls are very good. But you can choose a lot of dishes...

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Chiara
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed the food, service was great and atmosphere was nice. Would recommend.

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JulA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Good food and nicely prepared but very expensive for what you get.

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OpenTable Diner
Aberdeen
3 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and service was outstanding

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PeterS
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an awesome experience, the best sushi I’ve had on a long while. The sashimi was so fresh it was perfect! And no wonder their spicy chilli ramen is listed as a favourite, it’s out of this world. 5 STARS!

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really lovely Sushi place.

Don’t often do Sushi, so asked the manager what we should go for. Was tempted by a load of sushi for 2 on a set menu, but he told us that would be too much and to just order the chef special for nearly half the price. It really was lovely.

Also was a tad worried as we had high seats in a kinda alcove but it didn’t matter at all. Kinda made it easier to chat and share the food.

So meal for two, with drinks, including a cocktail and service charge which was optional but was really happy to pay was about £80.

Would definitely go again.

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Euan
London
6 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

As avid Studio Ghibli fans, when we were looking for a sushi bar to visit during our trip, there was nowhere we wanted to try more than Umai. The only thing that would have made the ambience more serene was if Howls Moving Castle was playing in the background. The food was stunning, slightly more than we could manage but that's more a fault of my eyes than the menu. Staff were attentive and kind. Very impressed. I would definitely return, perhaps more for lunch than for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good sushi! Enough said!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall it was okay. The rice on the sushi was quite mushy and the fish eg salmon wasn’t very fresh. My experience might have not been as great as I went to another Japanese restaurant the day before which was exceptional.

The staff are fantastic, super friendly and attentive. We even got a free dessert at the end which was nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and excellent ambient. We celebrated a special occasion; the staff was very attentive and send us a dessert. We had an amazing time! And the portions are quite good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Sushi was decent. Giving 1 star as I was incorrectly charged 20 pounds for a No show policy and although I have contacted the restaurant several times this has not been resolved after more than a month now.

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Highly recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Male waiter/supervisor was quite rude, bordering on inappropriate/creepy. when we asked that he check on our order after waiting 20mins, he rudely responded “it’s coming. sushi takes time ‘darling’” in a patronising tone. i doubt he would have done the same had we been male. He made the experience very uncomfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely cosy place with friendly staff and good food :)

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anthonyc
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Top quality sushi at a great price

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vipOpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall4food2service1ambience4

The portions were a good size, the food didn't taste amazing there are definitely better sushi restraunts in Edinburgh. I ordered 3 dishes and only 1 that came was right. The service was pretty hot and cold to be honest but certainly not the worst place I've ever been.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Sushi was really good and fresh however tonkatsu ramen was really disappointing and not at all representative of authentic tonkatsu ramen. The tempura was also not authentic as it was not breaded in the normal Japanese way

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Kamil
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good Me and my Wife was enjoy the food 🍱 was fanatastic

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

El sushi muy bueno pero el chico atendiendo era rough haha no tenía buenas habilidades serviciales

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MarM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All staff so lovely and food is just outstanding, my fave place to go and always bring and recommend this place

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Laly
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant place, it is a little piece of Japan. Food is excellent and the staff is very kind and helpful.

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LINDAs
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in edinburgh. Im a regular. Such good value, well presented and laid out. The sushi is beautiful

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DavidM
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I left Umai feeling that the majority of the food we sampled (mainly sushi) was not as good as the competition in Edinburgh. Whilst it wasn't bad it just was a bit bland compared with Umi or bentoya for example. Nothing really stood out...in saying that I would visit again but just not as a priority

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MarieH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food, love the decor, etc. Always a pleasure to go back!

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arrantknave
London
50 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First visit to Umai Sushi & Ramen Kitchen - really enjoyed it. Delicious food, beautiful presentation and friendly, helpful staff. Thanks to the whole team for the experience.

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IleF
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food, great vibe and awesome service. Definitely a to go place to get sushi and ramen

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DAVIDR
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A great little addition to the Edinburgh food scene.

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Eddie
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and really original take on sushi! Will definitely be returning!

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LINDAs
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Best sushi in Edinburgh, ive had dinner here 3 wekends in a row now. Staff really nice, explain all dishes. Good value, the dishes ate presented beautifully

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robertos
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for dine for !
Amazing Atmosphere and staff very professional!

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AnitaM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place, stylish and lovely ambience. Food is to die for. Best sushi in Edinburgh.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was plated beautifully. Taste was delicious and really fresh. The restaurant had a cool Studio Ghibli vibe which I loved! - if you’re a fan of Totoro you’d love this place! So so cute 💛

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AgniG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi, very helpful staff and beautiful décor :) Would definitely recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent - we will definitely go back

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Umai Sushi & Ramen Kitchen using the Order Online button. Umai Sushi & Ramen Kitchen also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0131 225 6066.

Umai Sushi & Ramen Kitchen is rated 4.5 stars by 40 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.