Umu

4.5
523 reviews
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£41 and over
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Japanese
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
A passion, an entire philosophy, that moves traditional Japanese cuisine into the modern age.Leave the world you know behind...

Using the finest ingredients sourced from across the world, Umu serves timeless Japanese cuisine in the heart of Mayfair.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 2.30pm


Monday - Saturday: 6pm - 11pm
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Phone number
020 7499 8881
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Yoshinori Ishii
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Public Transit


Nearest tube: Green Park, Bond Street
Additional
Banquet, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
523 reviews
4.5 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
70%
Very Good
17%
Good
7%
Fair
4%
Poor
2%
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
5.0
Dined on 12 July 2018

Wonderful dining experience — the sommelier, wait staff, chef, and host were exemplary and provided great background on all of the food and drink. I would rank this as the best dining experience, food, and wine that I’ve had in London.

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TB
London
5.0
Dined on 9 July 2018

We had the most lovely time here. The service was attentive and incredibly knowledgable and the execution of the food was very good. Can not wait to go back!

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GA
5.0
Dined on 6 July 2018

brilliant ,innovative Japanese Cuisine ,with great service, please stay for desserts we nearly didn't. they were to die for ,well done

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Chicago
3.0
Dined on 29 June 2018

First it is Michelin Star restaurant with no Air conditioning running. 26 plus outside in London now. Second: don’t be be fooled by the a la cartel menus because the really good fish only belong to the chef who makes preset dishes, for those who ordered sushi sashimi they use second grade fish. Unbelievable. The quality is day and night. I always curious how this Michelin people mislead they friends who trusted them and rely on they expertise. Overpriced ordinary sushi place with a little bit of creativeness.

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OT
London
4.0
Dined on 29 June 2018

Sushis are amazing, despite of our friendly waiter the overall service is not the one you expect in a 2 Michelin stars restaurant. Very noisy lunch due to the proximity of all the tables.

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OT
2.0
Dined on 28 June 2018

Some dishes were good
There was a scale on the toro, this is my first time eat a toro with a scale...
The service is a bit urge, the service man always took away the plate when there were still dishes on it.
And after we finished the meal and the service man took away the plates and gave us the bill immediately without ask us about dessert.

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OT
London
5.0
Dined on 25 June 2018

Expensive but excellent

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KV
5.0
Dined on 23 June 2018

Such an incredible restaurant. The whole team is very attentive and knowledgeable about the food and where every part of the meal comes from. Looking at the chefs work in front of you is such a treat, the level of mastery is just incredible.
Thank you for the divine food and experience.

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GD
4.0
Dined on 16 June 2018

Very good food. But please notice the language mistakes on the menu.

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OT
5.0
Dined on 13 June 2018

do love it!!!

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EG
5.0
Dined on 11 June 2018

Went there for my Daughter's Birthday, great time, great food!

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YG
4.0
Dined on 31 May 2018

First time at Umu and we had a great experience.
Pros: great food, chef’s attention to detail is bar none and really friendly and knowledgeable waitstaff
Con: hostess needs to work on her communication skills

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DY
Hong Kong
3.0
Dined on 28 May 2018

Is AMAZING that dining at a Michelin star restaurant without normal air conditioning!!
Every time we look at the managers they walk away to somewhere else. Even if we don’t asked don’t offer ice cubes. And of course nothing compensate!
Actually the thin slice seasonal sashimi, aren’t as thin as before. Quite disappointed this time for 3 people (just 1 wine paring)GBP700 with such environment.

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MC
5.0
Dined on 18 May 2018

I enjoyed a lot dining in this restaurant. Food here is a superb experience. Every dish is made with attention to detail. Flavor is increidbly good. I sure would come back again

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OT
London
5.0
Dined on 15 May 2018

Very tasty

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PS
2.0
Dined on 12 May 2018

Ovrpriced, not up to a Michelin starred restaurant. Just a common kind of food.
Good service and ambiance, but thats all.

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KM
4.0
Dined on 9 May 2018

Fantastic Japanese food. Great staff and a lovely setting

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OT
London
1.0
Dined on 4 May 2018

So very overpriced and so very average don’t go here you will not be impressed.

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Edmonton
5.0
Dined on 24 April 2018

Authentic and innovative at the same time. Well worth another visit to try the ten course tasting menu.

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Washington DC
5.0
Dined on 13 April 2018

I had a chance to enjoy their Spring Kaiseki menu. Exceeded my expectations. Food, service, ambience, evertying was perfect - Fresh and delicious food with wonderful presentation, attentive service, cozy and authentic environment. I experienced Omakase meals at other high-end Japanese restaurants during my visit to London, this was the best of all. Will definitely be back.

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OT
London
5.0
Dined on 12 April 2018

Best ever!

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OT
Los Angeles
2.0
Dined on 7 April 2018

Reviewed this place the very day after eating there in March but strangely don’t see it here now. We have been to better sushi restaurants in LA for a third of the price. Reserved in advance and asked for a nicer table upon arrival only to be told it was reserved. Were rushed through dinner after getting the wrong drinks (how hard is a Grey Goose martini?), told the entree we wanted wasn’t available (early in the night no less) and treated to service below the standard of your friendly neighborhood diner (happy to espouse about the “incomparable” food but nowhere to be found when you actually needed something).

To finish, upon leaving the table we asked for upon arrival and were denied was STILL open.

Compare to other Michelin-starred restaurants we’ve enjoyed throughout Europe and the US and it’s shocking this place still sees customers enter its fancy doors.

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RR
Newcastle
5.0
Dined on 7 April 2018

We have been looking for somewhere like Umu for quite sometime.

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OT
New York Area
5.0
Dined on 2 April 2018

Everything great, nice combination of classic fine nigiri with a very “modern fine nigiri art”...
Chefs are amazing and service perfect !

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DY
Hong Kong
5.0
Dined on 31 March 2018

Great for foodies! Even better than what I have in Japan! Highly recommend the tasting menu.

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OT
London
5.0
Dined on 30 March 2018

I absolutely love this place and try to come back whenever I’m in London. The food is very very good and the service impeccable!

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SH
London
5.0
Dined on 27 March 2018

Excellent sashimi bento box for lunch

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DH
London
5.0
Dined on 16 March 2018

Excellent services!

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BK
5.0
Dined on 15 March 2018

Fantastic lunch, had a number of sushis and other dishes including the soup and two of the starters. Welcoming staff, quiet and peaceful atmosphere. I would definitely visit umu again.

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OT
London
4.0
Dined on 14 March 2018

Had the Kaiseki menu with sake pairing
6 out of 9 are the perfect match to the food which is very impressive
The portions are nicely controlled but personally I did not feel full after the meal
Services had been spectacular until we finished food, where we have to keep asking for water
The Wagyu is very good, just that there had been 2 small ligaments that the chef did not remove had affected the smooth texture of the beef
It is quite an expensive meal but the experience and quality had been very good

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New York Area
3.0
Dined on 9 March 2018

Sushi umu style was nice, the starters were completely useless and overpriced, tempura awful. And eel very good. I am not going back though because £500 for two people drinking a very normal bottle of wine it’s too much compared to what you get.
plus many dishes on menu were not available like crab or uni sashimi, and service very average Bottom line if I have to pay that kind of money everything must be perfect.

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OT
5.0
Dined on 28 February 2018

Simply the best Japanese meal I’ve ever had. Thank you to every member of the team at Umu! I will certainly be back.

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V
London
5.0
Dined on 22 February 2018

Referencia en cocina japonesa en la ciudad, elegante y muy cuidada.

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OT
5.0
Dined on 19 February 2018

Longlong chef recommends for nice one and she just so kind and welcome

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OT
New York Area
3.0
Dined on 16 February 2018

Very overpriced sushi, and the menu is very very short. The service is great, though. Tables are too close one to another.

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OT
5.0
Dined on 16 February 2018

We had an amazing experience at UMU . The service was outstanding and the food was like nothing we had before quality wise.

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OT
London
2.0
Dined on 14 February 2018

Food was a let down unfortunately, and the staff seemed lazy and didn’t want to explain the courses. The sommelier rolling his eyes when asking for an alternative also was a highlight.
If you want to spend this amount of money on Japanese star rated cuisine just go to The Araki.

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AC
London
1.0
Dined on 14 February 2018

The food was just ok while the price was not even worth the food that was served for Valentine’s Day. There are better places which food are extremely better and price is worth it.

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L
London
3.0
Dined on 14 February 2018

The food was well executed but the overall experience was not as expected. We were not aware until we arrived that it was a set menu. We don't eat beef and so this was changed for a fish djsh. However we were charged the same for this as we would have been charged for wagyu beef and truffle. Eventually a nominal amount was removed from the bill. Disappointing

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DY
Hong Kong
5.0
Dined on 13 February 2018

The best NEW Japanese in London we ever have! Must try!!

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