Kumi Japanese Restaurant + Bar- Mandalay Bay
Kumi Japanese Restaurant + Bar- Mandalay Bay

Kumi Japanese Restaurant + Bar- Mandalay Bay

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.kumilasvegas.com/
  • Phone: 7026938300
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Akira Back
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Las Vegas Blvd and Russell Rd
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
A word from Kumi Japanese Restaurant + Bar- Mandalay Bay
Modern Japanese Cuisine with a Korean American Twist by Chef Akira Back
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Kumi Japanese Restaurant + Bar- Mandalay Bay reviews from OpenTable diners
59 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (31)special occasion (25)good for groups (21)hot spot (20)romantic (13)vibrant bar scene (12)notable wine list (7)late-night find (6)neighborhood gem (3)great for lunch (3)scenic view (2)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Great experience. Amazing food!
    Unclepauly
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    My wife and her friend had been before and said it was a must. Excellent overall. Service outstanding. Food amazing! Gotta try the Kobe beef!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kumi Japanese
    Lyndaeddy
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The restaurant was very good. All the rolls were very fresh and they had some interesting one. The Hot Mess was very good as was the PopRocks. Not your typical maki rolls.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As Good As One Could Hope For
    ProfessorVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Excellent sushi, fantastic sashimi. We ordered the chef's selection of each, the $38 menu choice upgraded to $75 each to include a higher choice of premium selection, and it was more than enough to fulfill two adult appetites. Add to it a $65 bottle of cold saki and it was a fantastic meal. We could not be more delighted.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Spot!
    LoveFoodVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My experience at Kumi was amazing! The staff were attentive, fast and knowledgeable! We tried several different apps and rolls. I would highly recommend the Yellowtail Serrano, Crispy Rice and Hot Mess! We also had a blue toro roll that melted in your mouth! The seaweed salad was one of the best I have ever had! You won't be disappointed with your meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great quality good
    Dman
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Excellent good, a bit overpriced for portion sizes
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific!
    Kelley
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We found out at the end of the dinner that our server, Britney, was new. She was terrific, attentive, great suggestions, and everything was delicious. We had someone who is not keen on sushi/sashimi and she enjoyed it as well. Their cold sake menu had a nice variety of flavors/pricings and we had several people who had not tried cold sake before become converts. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    One of the best meals I've ever had. It's the perfect sushi experience with a Korean influence. I would recommend to anyone who wants to have an incredible meal/experience...
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • a wonderful dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    we had a lovely time as well as a notable dinner. the service was top notch and the waiters suggestions were spot-on. we will certainly come again next time we visit vegas
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    ExcellenSushi
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The food and environment were EXCELLENT! The service was outstanding! I plan on going back, and I recommend the Hot N Messy Roll! OUTSTANDING!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local Night Out
    NightOut
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Often we go to nice restaurants we already are well aware of, but Las Vegas isn't your standard local home town with the usual home town scene. It's a joy to find places such as this that simply take care of you. Makes the Dining "Out" experience a joy.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pricey!
    Walkedawayhungry
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The food is good, ambience was nice but over $200 later we walked away hungry (there was two of us.)
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • One of the Best
    BDub1
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We have been eating throughout Vegas over 20 years or so, and this, hard to believe, was our first time at KUMI. All I can say is "What the hell took us do long?!" The service seas outstanding, the ambience and decode beautiful and the food was some of the best Japanese we have ever had. It is in the "food" court-ish of the Mandalay, but don't let that dissuade you. It is adjacent to Strip Steak and is set a bit back. The music was great and you didn't feel you were in the middle of a casino. All I can say is try it, you will not regret it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service!!
    susie549
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food was excellent and service just as good from start to finish..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hot mess!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Fab dinner from start to finish. Loved the hot mess roll the most.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Asian Fushion
    BerkeleyBob
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Enjoyed a nice meal here with clients though be be warned: the restaurant is EXTREMELY loud and noisy and we had to strain to carry on an audible conversation. Also, check your bill as I was presented with a $600 bill when in fact charges we incurred were slightly more than $200 before tip! On average, 20% of all restaurant bills are WRONG! Overall, though, a good choice if you csn handle the noise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small portions, high prices
    WndrbabeVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Kumi was just "ok". The sushi rolls looked similar to those that come out of a black plastic covered tray at the grocery store and did not taste much different. The appetizers were slightly better but the portion size on all dishes, sushi included, is miniature in scale. The spicy tuna on crispy rice was literally the size of a Starburst candy. I had higher expectations given the price point.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Prepped Ahead
    IanWVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I ate at the sushi bar as I enjoy watching the chefs prepare the food. Sadly I noted that many of the sushimi plates and others were prepped ahead of time and wrapped in plastic. That would account for my food not being as fresh as I would expect.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nibbler62
    nibbler62
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Great find. Food was outstanding with beautiful presentations. Waiter knew his stuff and recommended a wonderful sake to accompany our meal. His service was great. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good good but loud
    Tommy
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    There is a live DJ. If you like that kind of thing you'll love this. If you don't you'll find it hard to converse. Food and service are great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • yummy
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    My only complaint was I was charged an extra $350 on my credit card. I am still waiting for credit to appear. The food was great, so were the drinks, although a little pricey. Service was good, everyone was very nice. RC
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic evening
    foodheaven
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Our server Chris was absolutely charming and very intuitive. Using his perceptiveness he guided us through the menu and wine list with impeccable taste and knowledge. The ambience was very nice, with a mixed clientele. We were not rushed at all and they were more than happy for us to sit and relax even after we'd paid the bill which was very reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • reliably excellent food
    jagirl
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Pre-show quick order process and they will speed up for you. Tell them it is a pre-show. Excellent cooked food on the menu. Salmon best I have had in years. Really great. Good cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Night Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    We went to Kumi as part of our Vegas vacation, and we weren't disappointed. From start to finish, the whole dining experience was great. The Hot Mess, Crispy Pork Belly, and Kumikaze Rolls were all fantastic. No complaints about the service, although it was maybe a tad too attentive: we had an early dinner, and the restaurant was not even half full. All the servers seemed to be moving in a constant lap around the dining room, and we had one waiter (not even our own) asking us several times if we needed anything. My only other quibble was that the restaurant was pretty dark, and I had to strain my eyes to read the menu. Overall, well worth the money spent; we'll go back some day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Find!
    IanWVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I noticed several mentions of Kumi on Twitter by sushi junkies. Decided that if they recommended it I wanted to try it too. They were right. The food was outstanding. Great specialty plates.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good
    Deirdra
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    This restaurant has a good drink menu. The sushi was totally great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Wino949
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    We had a great dinner at Kumi last weekend. The sushi was incredible, and we are new to experimenting with sushi. Service and ambience were also impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BEST Sushi!!!
    SushiLover
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    My husband and I stay at Mandalay Bay every time we go to Vegas and eating at Kumi is always a must. BESAT SUSHI EVER! There is one with watermelon flavored pop rocks in it, sounds strange I know, but it is delicious! Great atmosphere and service, too. FIVE STAR
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 95 reviews are from the Kumi Japanese Restaurant + Bar- Mandalay Bay reviews archive.
  • It's Vegas
    SolOVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    The food was good but pricey. I realize it's Vegas and restaurants cost more, but you can find as good if not better sushi/Japanese fund in most neighborhood sushi restaurants in LA albeit at 1/2 or 2/3 of the cost. We shared the rock shrimp and two rolls and it none of the dishes were anything special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good if not in rush
    GFdiner
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    It was my first time at Kumi. The food was good, especially the pop'in rocks and crispy shrimp. The service however was very slow even with them not being very busy and they got our wines wrong 2 times.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, great service!
    AdyMeyer
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Service was great, waitress was helpful and so friendly. Food was TO DIE FOR!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    Missy
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    The service was great. The food tasted good but I didn't know that entrees were a la cart.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Small food portions
    Barb
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Very small food portions. Spent 700 dlls. And ended up going somewhere else to eat.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kumi on a convention night
    rrcruise
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    My wife and I had dinner at Kumi the night before she spoke at a convention. The restaurant was full of business people having business dinners, so I'm sure that impacted the ambiance. It was kind of noisy and crowded. In fact getting out was a challenge weaving through tables. Again, I'm sure they had more groups than usual that night. The food was overall very good. We had something called a Spider Roll that my wife liked but I didn't. Otherwise it was good, nicely presented sushi. There was a wind blowing through that really bothered my wife. The waiter said that always happened when the hotel hosted a convention because a certain set of doors was open only during conventions. The service was extremely fast, maybe too fast.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Meal of Our Lives!
    Eliza0207
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Hands down THE BEST meal of our lives. Excellent service and top notch quality made this experience 5 star! They provided a chefs tasting menu that showed off the best of the best at Kumi. The fish was amazingly fresh and delicious. Your glasses never got empty. The wait staff made you feel like you were their only priority. Best of the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced but Beautiful
    LVKat
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    The pro's of Kumi - the space is lovely, and the menu sounds interesting (rock shrimp is divine). But oh my gosh, if you come here for sushi, be forewarned; it is insanely expensive for insanely average fish. We had hamachi and sake sashimi - $6 per piece - and there were VERY small pieces of painfully average fish. I do better at hole in the walls for $2 a piece. The Seoul Garden roll, all vegetarian, was AWFUL. And our service was friendly but slow. All in all, not a horrible experience, but not worth half of what we paid.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome!
    skimontana
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    We tried Kumi after a recommendation from a friend, and it was really awesome. The food is spectacular and the service was very friendly and helpful. I am not an expert on sushi, and our waiter was more than happy to help us pick the perfect menu. He explained the different choices and asked our preferences, ie spicy, etc. It was superb and every dish he brought was better than the previous and they were all fabulous! There are so many great places to dine in Vegas, but when I visit again I will definitely go back to Kumi.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    Lauren
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The food was awesome and our server Travis was great :)
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Invite your friends
    stagingstarVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Our Asian foodie friend loved this place. Much better for dinner than it was for lunch. Portions are on the small side. You may have to order more dishes than anticipated but it's a great way to enjoy lots of variety at a restaurant with a very good restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expected better for a $$$$$ place
    Kenshin
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    We ordered appetizers, which came quickly. It took a while till we finally were able to order our main courses since we couldn't find our 1st server, so another one came - by the end of dinner, we had 2-3 servers, so it was very confusing. The main courses came on different times for each of us - mine, I finally had to ask where it was, as the rest of the people in my party was halfway through their dinner and I was still there waiting for it; and on top of that one of us ordered a saba sashimi, and they sent out salmon - since we are foodies from NYC, we knew the mistake. All in all, the food was ok - definitely had better for the prices. The service was disappointing for such an expensive restaurant. I would not go back to this place.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Must visit
    Karlo
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Kumi is definitely a must! Very friendly staff, great food, great atmosphere. I would and will come back.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.