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: (702) 693-8300
  • 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: Simon Yi
  • 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: Mandalay Bay Rd
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet & Self parking available
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
77 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
77% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (38)good for groups (29)special occasion (25)hot spot (20)romantic (16)vibrant bar scene (15)late-night find (10)notable wine list (6)neighborhood gem (5)scenic view (3)great for lunch (3)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Goodservicemehfood
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Service was outstanding. Food was overpriced and unexceptional. It was a special occasion so we spent a lot of $-would not do again.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food to share
    DiningOut
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Kumi serves up a wonderful selection of drinks, including great cocktails, to get your evening started. The menu is full of choice & everything sounds so good. The waiting staff were on hand to point out some of the restaurants most popular to help you narrow down your selection. We went as a couple & chose to share 1 hot & 1 cold appetizer, 2 signature rolls & a chef selection sushi platter. This turned out to be a great mix to get a taste of what Kumi offers & just the right amount of food for the two of us to slowly 'ooh' & 'aah' our way through!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent sushi
    ScottVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Very good sushi. Pleasant, minimalist Asian ambience. Food came out quickly. Waiter could have been a bit more attentive. Very expensive but in line with other top Vegas restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place after a Mandalay show
    mwstaudtVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Nice sushi restaurant and bar - perfect for a later meai following a show at the Mandalay. The sushi was terrific and is well priced for Vegas. Pours at the bar were above average and the staff very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    I understand showcasing the fish, but it is nice to you subtle accompaniments like lemon, yuzu, sake, etc. to bring out the flavors and add complexity to the fish. The rolls were entirely standard with nothing inventive or unique. You will not have a bad experience you will just have an average one for twice the price.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't recommend
    Forget
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    The noise level was unbearable. The food was mediocre. The prices were very high. Skip this place.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Waiter Recommendations Made The Difference
    AngelaTVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I don't eat sushi, but my clients LOVE it. I am like a fish out of water at a sushi joint, but the waiter recommended the food and the client was VERY impressed. The prices were surprisingly reasonable for an upscale restaurant in Las Vegas. I'd highly recommend it for a business dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loved it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    we love this restaurant. the food was excellent and the wait service exceptional. they made great recommendations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice blend of traditional and new
    Raist34
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Had a selection of cold and warm appetisers, the hot mess roll and sashimi. Loved the way the restaurant is both good at the slightly more traditional fare, as well as the Korean-influenced (and nicely spicy) new style. The hot mess roll was exceptional. Ambience is vibrant, and a tad noisy - but this was expected. Service was brilliant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Better than expected
    Yumm
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Pork belly roll and hot mess worth trying. Very good entrees as well.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time!
    JenG
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    This was a first for us and it did not disappoint! Food was excellent and service was amazing! We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worth the visit..everytime!
    foodisgood
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We had an amazing meal, wonderful ambiance.and our server Casey was so wonderful,personable and attentive that we went two nights in a row! The food was exceptional...every bite was delectable! We will visit everytime we are in Vegas for sure!!! The Richardson's
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lauren
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I love Sushi. When I travel I like to find a different sushi place wherever we go. I took clients here for a business dinner. The atmosphere was nice, but it was very loud. To have a conversation was a little challenging. Our waiter was exceptional! The presentation and food was very good too. I would go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh....
    Ironmansushi
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We got omakase for $100 pp. the food took FOREVER to come out. Food was good....especially the steak and chicken! The sushi was fine. Nothing epic. Wasn't worth the $
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinner
    DeDe
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We had a nice relaxed dinner before going to a show and it was delightful. Service was amazing and very friendly.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find
    Pinky
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The staff was very nice, food was fresh and tasty. Drinks are a bit pricey and the portions of food are a little small. Would have been nice to have a couple of sides included in the price. Great experience all in all. Next time in Vegas...will eat there again.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Mediocre Overall
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Rock Shrimp appetizer was too heavy, and many shrimp were soggy from the sauce soaking in. Spicy tuna roll was dissapointing as it didn't taste like much, wasn't rolled tight enough, and wasn't spicy at all. Finally the Salmon sushi was the highlight of the meal, but at $12 for 2 very small pieces it was overpriced. Overall, the food was so-so and overpriced for what you get.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ok dining experience
    sushimad16
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    it was an ok dining experience. it was my wife B-day, we had attended the MJ one show so we found somewhere in the hotel to dine. My wife had lamb, I had sushi and food was good. Thought the music in the place was a bit loud though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Overpriced!! Most of the sushi rolls were small and not filling for the amount of money they cost. Walked away hungry and unsatisfied after spending $200.00.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.)
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  • 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
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 44 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 108 reviews are from the Kumi Japanese Restaurant + Bar - Mandalay Bay reviews archive.
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good good but loud
    TommyVIP
    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
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    • 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