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Date
Tue, 5/22
Time
12:00 AM

Umu

4.5
508 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
What 508 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
3.8
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Very tasty

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2.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on 9 May 2018

Fantastic Japanese food. Great staff and a lovely setting

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1.0Dined on 4 May 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on 12 April 2018

Best ever!

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on 27 March 2018

Excellent sashimi bento box for lunch

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5.0Dined on 16 March 2018

Excellent services!

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on 22 February 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 19 February 2018

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

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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1.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on 13 February 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 10 February 2018

Outstanding food, attentive service and a restaurant that remembers its clients. Expensive, but worth it.

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5.0Dined on 17 January 2018

Amazing food, excellent service. Not cheap but worth every penny.

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5.0Dined on 17 January 2018

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!!!!!!!

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3.0Dined on 11 January 2018

Go for their Kaiseki menu only, don't do sushi it's not the speciality here

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2.0Dined on 6 January 2018

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

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3.0Dined on 5 January 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on 4 January 2018

とても美味しかった。でもちょっと高い。

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4.0Dined on 19 December 2017

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.

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2.0Dined on 9 December 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on 20 November 2017

We asked for a sushi and sashimi platter to be made. It was well presented and introduced. Lovely service and such a nice ambience.

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2.0Dined on 18 November 2017

Fish was very overcooked and dry. Sushi was average.

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4.0Dined on 18 November 2017

海外の和食店なので、たいして期待しなかったが、なかなかのものである。
2016はミシュラン1つ星だったが、2017は2つ星。
それも分からないではないです。

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3.0Dined on 15 November 2017

The foods are not as good as what I expected.

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5.0Dined on 11 November 2017

Outstanding. Possibly the best meal my wife and I have had. At £470 I’d still give it 5 stars for value.

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4.0Dined on 7 November 2017

The crazy & frenetic japanese server messed up what could have been an exceptional dinner!

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