Umaya elevates the typical 'beer garden' concept with hard-to-find Asian dishes. Our menu promotes friends, coworkers, family to enjoy their time together. We carry a wide array of Asian beer & Japanese Whiskey, complimenting the tranquility of the restaurant. The menu will feature seasonal highlights; however, the time-honored staples will always be available. ‘Umaya’ directly translates to a ‘place that tastes good’ in Japanese; it is a place where you can go
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Sushi & Sashimi Combo
7 pc sashimi, 5 pc nigiri & 1 roll
10 pc nigiri & 1 roll
The food was great but the service was a bit slow..Think they need to hire more servers. Took a while for us to get our check to leave.
It was good except for the chef cussing the other chef out during what seemed to be their shift chain GW?
The service was really slow. They forgot at least 3 things we ordered and had to be reminded multiple times that they’d forgotten. It made the experience less enjoyable.
Wonderful food & service
Attentive service, excellent food
Love this place. Such amazing Japanese food and wonderful service!
We ordered the premium omakase and were absolutely delighted with the freshness and quality of the fish. Delicious!
Service was sincere, thoughtful and professional; More than expected from reservation to check. Food was clean burning, beautiful presentation and most of all delicious! Atmosphere was Japanese style open. Bar looked nice too.
I will not return to this restaurant.
Staff were incredible. Running late due to the chaos in region from protestors and pandemic. They all went above and beyond. Look forward to revisiting once we have some normalcy in the world
food. Shrimp Tempura and fried rice arr amazing
Overall, the food was mostly bland and less than remarkable. That's not to say it was bad, but of the three in our party, none were impressed enough, based on the meals we ate, to return.
We were visitors from Denver CO this weekend and we loved everything about Umaya!! The food was excellent and the hostess was so gracious and apologetic for the circumstances of COVID. Wish th3 local government woukd get it together and stop taking advantage of these small businesses.. its disappointing to see these small business owners struggle to keep their business going. Inwould highly recommend supporting your small businesses.saying prayers 🙏🏼💜💜💜
Tense time in DC, but the food and service was phenomenal! Very COVID-safe and worth the price. :) Shōyu ramen was amazing and the nigiri and tempura were 10/10. Definitely coming back soon!
Great food and service, as well as a variety of options. I will be going back in the future.
I felt very safe dining inside as the patio doors were open, and they took temperatures upon arrival as well as ensured all who entered got a squirt of hand sanitizer. The sushi was decent and ramen was okay. My friend had the shrimp rice bowl and said it wasn't very seasoned, but I didn't try it myself. It was an average meal, might eat here again if I was starving and in the area, but wouldn't seek it out. I would consider this pretty americanized Japanese food.
I took my date here. I wanted to show her some Japanese food. We loved the skewers.
During the pandemic, the hostess took our temperature and gave use hand sanitizers when she greeted us. Price is a bit up, but it was a nice place for a date.
Sushi was particularly fresh and tasty. Also squared sea bass great. Octopus was tough though. Will definitely return.
Food and services was great. Noisy, chilly and ambience is not great....
The servers were attentive and super friendly
Great place for sushi.
Definitely going back soon.
Great food and service !! Been coming here since they open. Never disappointed. They are doing really well maintaining table distance and regulations.
As always great experience.
Food took a while to arrive. Sushi was nothing to write home about. Server was friendly and attentive.
Three times now we've made reservations and arrived to find no one there and restaurant not open. Food on the expensive side and waitress was rude.
Great sushi options and friendly staff.
Late night find and it was excellent! Terrific service and the food was amazing, particularly the spare ribs. Can't wait to go back.
Interesting cocktails. Not my favorite but the food was fantastic!
I enjoyed everything: food, service, ambiance and drinks. The skewered items were better than the sushi to me. I will definitely go back.
I went here for my birthday and the server was very nice! She even brought out mochi with Candles in it.
Food was amazing, good ambience
Love it there, would come back! Please was clean And quiet
Food and service were really great but it was not in the most fun location and lots of passerby’s came in and out, which disrupted our meal and conversation a bit.
It was a great time
We were greeted by Jennifer… And she was fantastic. She really made us feel welcome and safe.
We were seated immediately, but the only server took forever to take our order. However, we did get our food pretty quickly. The volcano roll and wagyu skewers left much to be desired but the overall food and experience were decent.
Great diversity offered. Not traditional sushi and sashimi Great service
a lot of choices for robatayaki, which is good. I tried 5 kinds of robatayaki and everything just perfect! The whole grilled squid also unbeatable! Lastly, the spicy miso ramen also pretty tasty!
Awesome experience. Our server, Antonio was awesome!
You can order delivery directly from Umaya using the Order Online button. Umaya also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar, Postmates and Uber Eats. Umaya also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 290-3443.
Umaya is rated 4.5 stars by 384 OpenTable diners.
Umaya does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.umayadc.com/store/gift-cards/.
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.