Umami Indian Kitchen and Cocktail Bar

4.6
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
65 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
£26 to £40
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Indian

Top tags:

Good Vegetarian Options

Restaurants you may also like

View all

About

Set in the leafy suburb of Harborne, Umami Indian Kitchen delivers authentic, home style Indian cuisine with a taste of distinction. Our head chef Mandeep Bajwa has decades of experience working in some of the finest culinary establishments in the subcontinent and the Middle East.




Offering the best seasonal and local produce to create dishes with unique flavours, our menu features a variety of enticing options. If you need any assistance with the menu, our friendly hosts and hostesses are on hand to provide more information or recommendations.




Whether you're joining us for a light meal or an evening out with friends and family, we look forward to making your visit truly memorable.




Welcome to Umami – experience the fifth taste!!!
What 65 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.6based on all time ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
k
khalidm
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was nice, the service was nice and it was an enjoyable evening.

TL
TracyL
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our first visit but it won't be our last! I had the daily special which was really tasty - when you can cut lamb with a fork you know it's going to be good. Every dish on the menu was different, none of the usual run-of-the-mill dishes. Four of us dined, we all chose differently and we all enjoyed the food. The service was friendly and efficient too. Will definitely return.

AT
AT66
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good service and the food was a little different from usual Indian restaurant fare but tasty. Dessert was okay. Will visit again.

JS
JuliaS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was lovely and this time the service was efficient - last time it was terribly slow!
It was very noisy in there - but possibly just down to one rowdy group. Would definitely book again!

CH
CharleyH
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was absolutely fantastic, the restaurant was very busy and no wonder why but the food quality did not suffer as a result. The food isn't cheap but you pay for what you get and if you like Indian food you will not be disappointed.

d
dinnerfor2
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Umami provides a Good range of well produced tasty food with prompt but not obtrusive service

N
Nahal
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Valentines evening! Delicious food and fabulous service. Shall be returning very soon.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab night.x

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

MT
MampsT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good tasty food, fantastic service from all the staff. Was really helpful towards my food allergy. would definitely visit again when next in the area.

SG
SallyG
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heaven on a plate 😋 wonderful food, as good if not better than Lasan

JO
vipJoannaO
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been loads of times. It gets better and better!

BD
BridgetD
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. We were greeted by the Manager on arrival by our names. Felt really personal. Throughout the whole evening, staff were attentive and ensured we had everything we wanted. Food was ready in good time with just enough time for the next course arrive. Customer service is clearly important to them. Ten out of ten for effort. Will definitely be going back again and would recommend it for all occasions. A lot of restaurants could learn a lot from these guys.

VR
VRamprakash
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In short. Amazing from start to finish. !!! I will definitely be visiting again whenever I can. Wonderful staff amazing food

A
Alan
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food ,the service is second to none ,staff are fantastic ,friendly ,polite and very professional ,would recommend to anybody who loves an authentic Indian meal ,wants good value for money and fantastic food and choices

H
Hasson
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyed our visit. Celebrating our wedding anniversary with our daughters, the food was really tasty albeit some of the portions were a bit small. The staff were great if maybe slightly over attentive at times. About £30 pp for two good courses was relatively good value. We will definitely be going back for another meal!

SM
SouthMain
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Husband and I have been to Umami many times. The service and the food are always amazing. On the most recent visit, we were celebrating my husbands birthday. The staff really went out of their way to make the night memorable. We will definitely be back!

CS
ClaireS
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, staff really friendly and top class tasty dishes

S
vipStewie
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing night as usual... champagne cocktails are epic

We will keep going back

Fixed menus are epic

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a good experience overall
Good service and great food.

IR
IanR
Birmingham
24 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great to visit. Never an off day. Lovely staff and fantastic food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff. Food lovely especially paneer wah wah starter and lamb railway curry. Great location and food

S
Steve
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service. Particularly interesting and different menu choices.

J
Joyce
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food. Great service. Highly recommend a visit.

SU
SUrabhiC
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality food, great ambience, friendly staff. Overall highly recommended for innovative curry

A
Absy82
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Very nice staff, great ambience and quality food. Price a little dear - but really good quality nonetheless.

IR
IanR
Birmingham
24 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is our favourite place to eat Indian food in the UK. It has a good atmosphere, the staff are all lovely and the food is exceptional. They seem to remember everyone's name and all the dishes and dips are very, very fresh and delicious. Highly recommended.

H
Happyfoodie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2017
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We were not told when we booked or when the booking was re confirmed 2 days before our visit that we could only order form a set menu because it was New Years Eve. The set menu was very average considering the reviews I read before hand and no reflection of what looked like a really interesting normal menu. The starters arrived before our cocktails, they forgot to bring the complimentary bubbly until half way through the meal and the sweet came without coconut kulfi as advertised. The staff were very nice though and we did feel welcome.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2017
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food is amazing, but expect to wait a while for it. This was my second visit and we even had to wait 10 minutes to even be given a menu!

P
Pony
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The staff were friendly and happy to answer questions and the food was melt in the mouth excellent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an Indian restaurant with a difference. Their pre dinner cocktails are well worth trying and when you get to the table, the menu gives you an interesting choice of Indian al a carte cuisine or one of their set menus ( pre fix) of various starters and delicious main courses.
Well worth a visit.

HN
HumaN
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, lovely food as always. Highly recommend to all

s
scranmanc
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2017
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Disappointing overall. Not enough staff on duty (seemed overwhelmed) one of our party had to wait at least 20 mins after we'd all been served as they'd forgotten her order..when it came it was the wrong dish. My 'on the bone' dish came without bones but appeared to have been cooked on a skewer (maybe wrong dish?) Very expensive we all thought. Wifi not working properly when we came to pay, took everyone an age to be processed. Went when it first opened and thought it excellent but would hesitate to visit again. Standards seem to have slipped somewhat unfortunately. Would love to be more positive but I'm just trying to give an honest review.

MR
MajorRantz
London
28 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We visit Umami regularly. It never disappoints, although the wine list has changed and the loss of the previous gewurtztraminer is a shame.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent customer service and really nice food!

s
sparkleteeni
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2017
Overall4food4service2ambience3

service was a bit over enthusiastic upon arrival and felt a little stifled from the constant hovering over our shoulder. Then once the restaurant had gotten busier and we got to the end of our meal, the service disappeared. We weren't asked if we wanted another drink or even a dessert or coffee.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been wanting to visit since it opened but never had a good reason. So when I decided to go on a date i picked here. Relaxed atmosphere, Attentive staff and a wide section of none acholic drinks the food was great and the bill pleasantly surprised up. I'd come here again.

DS
DrSingh
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good Speed the waiter was very attentive and is a credit to the team.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service as usual, not the cheapest place in town but you will not find many better for food and service

T
Trevor
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and prompt. friendly service. This restaurant is up with the best Indian restaurants in Birmingham.

FAQs

Umami Indian Kitchen and Cocktail Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 65 OpenTable diners.