Umu

4.5
607 reviews
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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.
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KL
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have a wonderful time at Umu. I like the food very much. The food is extremely tasty. I think I will visit this restaurant again.

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1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent 5/5

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New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting London Umu is always on my list!

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NF
Spain
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant ever. Ive never tasted such refined cuisine

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London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Every things was very good especially the truffle sushi but the uni was really bad.

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London
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

I booked and made it clear by email that we would be having the Kaiseki menu and at the counter seating. On arrival, my guest was already there and had been seated in a corner table in the main restaurant part. We insisted on moving to the counter. We were then told that we could not order the Kaiseki menu after 2pm. I excused myself from the table with the client and had to battle at reception to get the Kaiseki menu agreed. The service was organised and efficient enough but nothing memorable and certainly not Michelin star quality at all. I left and had a Wimpy burger an hour later for £3. The UMU lunch excluding any drinks was £375!

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s
London
15 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

if this is 2 star ,i am not agree with this ,food is not really perfect .not good japanese .
services was good .loacation is good in mafair. but from my experence would not come back
again. waste money .

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well balanced seasoning. Amazing Umami.

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VS
London
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

One of the Best Asian cuisine in London!Very good Service and reasonable pricing.

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London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply amazing. One of my best experience in London. Apart of the food which is absolutely out-standing, what surprise me more it's that the service it's not a classic old school style which I get use to got. I'm not gonna say it's crazy but it's friendly. All of them, from the Italian beauty sommelier to the general manager, of course our lovely waiter Rio with a huge knowledge about everything, everyone were bringing a lovely smile to us.

Then about the food nothing to say...we had two bento box (I prefer the one of tiger prawn tempura) plus the niguiri chef's tasting menu was absolutely awesome...fish it's quality! But a several one!!!

Thanks to everyone even the polish receptionist who've been lovely with us!!!!!
More than recomendable and of course a place to come back!!!!!

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W
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Umu is as you may know a Japanese restaurant, hidden on a backstreet in Mayfair. The food is highly refined the technical skills in the kitchen are high and the sommeliers knows their trade. I do however prefer deeper flavours, its a bit to light for my taste. We hade an eel dish that fulfilled this though and it was truly amazing. For me it wasn't worth the money ( me and ny wife paid about 650 quid) but on the same time it was a nice experience. So if you've got to much cash floating around you may find it worth the effort! :)

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BF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and quality service

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VC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very interesting place to visit. Be aware that place is quite difficult to find, if going there for the first time. Great food and very nice people working in, though you will have to show them that you are interested in their knowledge, and they will take you to a next level of dining experience. Quite expensive, but absolutely forth it.

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JP
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was ubdoudtedly too-notch but the service felt contrived. I’ve been to numerous Michelin starred restaurants and never been made to feel like I was ‘lucky’ To be there. I looked around me and saw others were being treated the same way. Would not recommend and not return.

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London
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The highest quality of fish and meat

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food in a beautiful place. Japanese cuisine at its best!

I highly recommand this restaurant!

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LJ
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic food but very pricey. Great for a special experience or occasion

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5
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food as expected ( been here many times) was outstanding. Unfortunately what is typically exceptional service was markedly diminished by the team assigned to our table.

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k
London
12 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very fresh ingredients and great quality! When asked whether they could do a single type of vegetable tempura (unusual request) to accommodate my mother, they were able to do it outstandingly. Service was great too, with very friendly and knowledgable staff.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great night for wedding anniversary. The food was very fresh, delicious, creative, etc! The staff are very knowledgeable, nice, warm and helpful! Saki was awesome!! We could hear the next table chats. If tables can be more distanced would be the best!!!

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AT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Will definitely come back for more.

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FF
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible service, when I tried to order, the waiter just keep talking to other people. And the noise is loud, couldn’t even heard my friend voices.

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TJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, lovely decor and atmosphere, very good service but extremely expensive and small portions.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not that expensive as I expected.
Sashimi is excellent.

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London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic through and though!

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Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kaiseki was superb - I hope to come back someday!

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Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

As a Michelin restaurant, it’s not worth compare some Michelin in New York City. I don’t recommend because it didn’t surprise me at all.

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GR
London
16 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding restaurant in every way. No bad tables, perfect service, incredible food. Nothing else to add.

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AM
London
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Looking forwards to an exceptional experience we ended up spending £500 for a dinner for two but although the service and the ambience was good, the food really didn’t live up to the standard and the astronomical price. Sorry, as I’ve been there already a few times and was hoping the food lived up to my previous visits , but a part from two incredible dishes the rest was pretty average.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice experienciemos!

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W
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The food is innovative but the sashimi and nigi pieces halv the size what you meet in Japan.

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HX
London
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The restaurant is very beautiful and clean. Every waiter is nice and patient.
If you like very requisite happiness food and fresh seafood, you will like it, even if for me, it is a little noisy because other customers speak quite loudly.

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h
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

高い。でも美味しい。

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food . Best quality ! Yes it is quiet expensive but worth the money . One of the best Wagyu if not the best we ever had. The Chef's Sashimi selection a must . Same for the Nigiri Wagyu selection ❤️❤️❤️

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London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Out of this world food, service was outstanding, would highly recommend for any occasion

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London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good experience. Tasty food. But the light is not photo friendly.

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S
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Welcoming Sophisticated Atmosphere With Excellent Service And Food. Highly Recommended.

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London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 3

Food is totally not worthy. Just a normal Western-Japanese restaurant

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XG
Houston
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasting menu was excellent and it was cool and interesting to have the sake pairings

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F
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Japanese in London. Great service and amazing food

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