Umu

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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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vipMeng
London
21 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great atmosphere

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vipEAnst
London
7 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food but underwhelming for two Michelin stars and the price tag.

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vipLVCVS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outstanding kaiseki, unfortunately a bit too Mayfair-ish for what it is, as it would benefit from a more intimate and traditional setting. Very expensive.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding sushi and great service.

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kk2013
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

unique and excellent experience ! would highly recommend for special occasions

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vipAmir
London
37 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amazing sashimi and wagyu beef.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience3

When going to a 2-Michelin Star restaurant, you expect to have a spectacular experience. This was alarmingly not the case. The food was outrageously over-priced. We had to run to the restroom at one point to spit out bad fish. The only saving grace here was the sommelier - he was spectacular.

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vipsteidley
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Like always! Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service; the sake pairing was excellent.

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JeffreyC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food that was skillfully prepared and served. Great wine list. Friendly and attentive staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the chef sushi lunch

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two4food
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite.
There are not enough superlatives to describe the dishes on the Autumn tasting menu at Umu. We opted for the Sake pairing which we would highly recommend.

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vipAnon
London
7 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bento is awesome. I will return. Was very busy for a Tuesday lunch

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vipAliH
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited for Lunch to celebrate my birthday. I ordered the chef's sushi selection (10 pcs) and the bento box with wagyu beef. One of the best japanese restaurants in the UK. The sushi melts in your mouth, and so does the wagyu beef. I especially enjoyed the fish belly sushi. The flavors are clean and well-defined, as one would expect from Japanese cuisine. The fresh ingredients are expertly combined. Without exaggeration, I had my pleasure center of my brain fire up when tasting some of the dishes. The atmosphere is very quite and relaxing, giving a shelter from the busy streets of London. The service is impeccable; attentive but not intrusive. At the end, I was surprised with delicious petit four as a birthday treat. Want a Japanese place in London? Look no further!

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SeanL
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

BULLET FRAGMENTS inside of food are COMMONLY found here......BEWARE!

I went to this restaurant to have a dinner with my close friends. We ordered the Keiseki course meals and sushi we wanted to eat, but the Keiseki course dish tasted terrible for a very expensive Michelin two-star restaurant.

A more serious problem with the restaurant, was that one of my friends found something like a piece of iron while chewing on one of the Charcoal Grilled meats. It was about as big around as a pencil eraser. We were puzzled and informed of this to a server working at the restaurant. The server initially thought it was edible gold and said it could be eaten. However, soon after he saw it closely again, he said that the piece of iron was a fragment of bullet.

Since the wild-hunted animals were caught with a gun, he explained that it was quite common to find bullet fragments while eating such meat. Another server reacted the same way. The response of these servers has embarrassed us as much as a piece of iron from the food.

Later, a manager of the restaurant came to us, but he started explaining to us as if he were not very timid. In Britain, he explained that if you get a bullet fragment while eating wild meat, you're lucky. I was not sure whether he meant that we were lucky because we found the fragment of bullet before eating or that we were lucky because we found a piece of bullet inside of food.

As we all know, the major issue was that eating bullet fragments could be bad for a person's health, however, they were neglected to mention in advance that they cooked out of game meats and there might be bullet fragments.

According to the manager, in the past, it had happened to some of the other guests, but everyone thought they were just lucky. Later, the manager apologized reluctantly to us for this bullet fragment which came out of the meat, but I asked him to leave us alone.

It didn't look like a manager-like behavior at a restaurant that received Michelin 2 stars.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pricy but so worth it. Fresh sashimi and great service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third time to visit keep up the vg quality food..

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelent chef Everaldo really very good
👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Again everything on high level!!!

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Olga
Munich
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An elegant restaurant in Mayfair with truly outstanding Japanese food. Very friendly personnel !

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome chill ambiance and excellent Japanese fusion food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant has a hidden, private and good environment. The service attitude is super good, the ingredients are very fresh and delicious, can be said to be very delicious Japanese food in London. I'm sure I'll eat again when I have a chance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Japanese place I’ve ever been to. Good quality, amazing service and ambiance.
Will sure come again.

Many thanks,
Dana

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RebeccaX
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration at the end was a very nice surprise

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I was very dissapoited with this restaurant, I am not an expert in Japanese food and the waiter did not explain the menu to me. We paid £500 for 2 people and did not really enjoy the food. I did not eat half of the food .

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OpenTable Diner
Frankfurt Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ich habe Japan von Norden bis Suden bereist. Das kulinarische Erlebnis im Umu übertrifft das meiste, was ich selbst in Japan essen durfte. Sowohl die Kunst der Kaiseki Kitchen, als auch die Herstellung der Pottery werden vom Chef mit großer Meisterschaft beherrscht. Eine top Empfehlung!!! Auch das Sake Pairing war fantastisch

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eugenes
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Besides fantastic food it is truly a dining experience. A must for any foodie in London.

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NatalieW
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good sushi and excellent service and helpful staff especially on the sparkling sake which we are not familiar with.

Thank you for a great birthday celebration.

I’m definitely going back when I am next in town!

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vipcaro
London
23 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for a special lunch or even business lunch. Love the bento box

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review