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
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.
Simply the best Japanese meal I’ve ever had. Thank you to every member of the team at Umu! I will certainly be back.
Referencia en cocina japonesa en la ciudad, elegante y muy cuidada.
Longlong chef recommends for nice one and she just so kind and welcome
Very overpriced sushi, and the menu is very very short. The service is great, though. Tables are too close one to another.
We had an amazing experience at UMU . The service was outstanding and the food was like nothing we had before quality wise.
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.
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.
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
The best NEW Japanese in London we ever have! Must try!!
Outstanding food, attentive service and a restaurant that remembers its clients. Expensive, but worth it.
Amazing food, excellent service. Not cheap but worth every penny.
Outstanding food! If you want food at the very highest level then this is the place. Extremely well cooked. Just on another level. Expensive but top food comes with a price. Really well done to the staff and chefs. Excellent restaurant which I recommend highly. FIVE STARS!!!!!!!
Go for their Kaiseki menu only, don't do sushi it's not the speciality here
The vegetarian menu was quite repetitive with 4 consecutive dishes with the same vegetables cooked in slightly different ways, with a lack of focus on any one particular vegetable or technique, so doesn’t really stand up to a measure of tasting menu. Service was as nothing special. A poor experience by any standard let alone for a Michelin starred restaurant
Beautiful place with amazing friendly staff. Food was decent, although I was expecting a little more. Nevertheless, I had a really enjoyable night. We went for the Winter Kaiseki Menu, love the prawn and monkfish, and the dessert was amazing.
We travelled all the way from Scandinavia to try out this restaurant.
Was welcomed in a nice way and felt great hospitality and kindness - but nothing outstanding. Definitely not taking into consideration that restaurant was more or less empty, when we arrived.
We ordered the lunch-menu. We got some great tastes, but having visited Japan several times, I must admit, that UMU was just on level, with average lunch-restaurants in Tokyo or Kyoto.
The reason we came to London was to get an extraordinary food experience. We didn't get that! At the end of the day, our most memorable experience was the tea (for which we paid an additional sum of pricey 50£). Not okay. And no Michelin stars worthy.
Maybe if we had ordered the full menu. Maybe if we had been there another day? We don't know.
For the price everything was quite underwhelming, overall it was pleasant but for a similar cost you could experience something that would have created a far more memorable time.
We asked for a sushi and sashimi platter to be made. It was well presented and introduced. Lovely service and such a nice ambience.
Fish was very overcooked and dry. Sushi was average.
The foods are not as good as what I expected.
Outstanding. Possibly the best meal my wife and I have had. At £470 I’d still give it 5 stars for value.
The crazy & frenetic japanese server messed up what could have been an exceptional dinner!
What a fabulous meal. Cannot praise it enough. Food and wine of the highest quality.
The place was too dark, full of people with a lot of money but very little elegance.
The plates were too small.
The place smelled funny
The food is absolutely delicious! More on my instagram page @chefshy_
I went there on a Friday for lunch and straight away booked it for the dinner on the following day in order to try the tasting menu.
Went for lunch, which was better value - good food but pricey!
Great food, great chiefs, always impressed super!
It's such a good authentic Japanese restaurant I am reluctant to share the secret to the world. Well it's not a secret since they are in the middle of Mayfair. Excellent service and food quality teleport us back to Kyoto.
Very good service and outstanding foods
Have been to umu on many occasions, and generally in the past it’s been very good, not sure it deserves two Michelin stars as other restaurants I have been to in Japan are far superior , on this occasion. The food was average, And far to simple for the prices being charged, my scampi starter was very poorly executed and the flavours, and presentation was not like I had this dish a few years ago. On a dining experience like I had I would say that it doesn’t deserve any stars. Starting to see too many very average Michelin restaurants in London now, makes the Michelin guide very poor standard of excellence, don’t think the prices at umu reflect the quality far too over priced for the food. Bento options I saw also looked far too average for a restaurant suppose to be one of the best in London. Picture below was £35 very poor executed langoustine dish.
Anniversary dinner - amazing food excellent service and special occasion pricing!! :-)
nice Japanese Food,yummy yummy
Absolutely outstanding food ! a must visit for those who love Japanese food and at the very highest end of the market.
Let me start with the positives. Once you find this fairly hidden away place, you will find yourself in a very stylistic and elegant restaurant. We were a party of four and got seated where the three of us sat on a couch. My husband did not find it particularly comfortable considering how long he had to sit there. As this was our first Umu experience we went for the Autumn Kaiseki Menu and some very lovely sake and beautiful red wine. The menu consists of 8 courses and as you would expect they were minimalistic and subtle. They were all arranged beautifully and for most parts very creative. However, as we primarily came for the food this did not live up to expectations. The two soups and the sake steamed abalone were delicious but the rest of the dishes were bland and unimpressive. One of the sashimi pieces were very chewy and another left a very long very fishy aftertaste. The wheat flamed grouse was not tender and most of us agreed that is was a thoroughly flavorless dish. This was all very disappointing considering the reputation of the restaurant and it’s two stars. On top of this the service was very distanced - this may be by choice but they came without a smile, delivered the food with a very short and very quick description and quickly left. As expected it was an expensive experience and not worth it. Unfortunately we do not feel we can recommend this place and will not be coming back. It should be noted that our friends have spent quite some time in Japan and is familiar with the cuisine.
Good was amazing ! Expensive, but amazing and will not disappoint.