Best sushi in SF hands-down.
Best sushi in SF hands-down. Wide variety of rolls and unique flavor combinations. The sliders are one of a kind and completely irresistible.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had reservations at 7pm
We had reservations at 7pm but arrived a little early. Our table was already available so we were seated right away. Our waiter came up immediately to inform us their happy hour ended in a few minutes to encourage us to get our drink order in (half of bottles of wine). Great variety of food, from sushi to steak to seafood. Everything we tired was outstanding! I would highly recommend the ceviche and cod. I will definitely go back and highly recommend to my friends!
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, good service!
Great food, good service! The nigiri was very fresh, drinks were wonderful as well!
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
The best service ever. Food
The best service ever. Food was fantastic, very reasonably priced. Busy place on a Friday, but service was exceptional.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was incredible. Our waitress was friendly, efficient and attentive without being too much.Not a thing we had was the least bit disappointing. Quite the opposite - the food was incredible.Highly recommend the roasted kale for an appetizer, and the strawberries and cream blondie for dessert...everything between is up to you.There is so much to choose from, we'll have to come back.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great spot for birthday celebration
The restaurant was very accommodating for our large group. The table was ready early and they had no problem with seating us before our entire group arrived. The sushi was inventive, especially the dessert sushi. The bartenders were attentive and cocktails yummy! Nice selection of specialty drinks.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
The restaurant strives to
The restaurant strives to cultivate an after work crowd with discounted small plates and inexpensive drinks, which seems to be working well but takes away from the dining experience. The waitress misunderstood my order of a tempera dish and assumed another sushi roll. Thus all the sushi rolls were brought at once on one plate, and the waitress was done with us. Not the dining experience we were hoping for.
4/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not for quiet talk
We're been twice in the past few months very good meal each time. We're a bit older than the resident demo (late 20's to mid 30's) and it is a very loud place. Lots of hard surfaces so if good food and short conversation is your choice you will love it!
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was pretty good. I feel
Food was pretty good. I feel like you can't really go wrong with rolls as long as the ingredients are fresh and they were. Had the hot sui roll and was pleased. The fried rice and potstickers were mediocre for someone who grew up eating Asian food. Service was pretty good. Restaurant was loud but what you'd expect for something in the Marina. Overall a good experience.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Best Sushi in SF
Umami is by far at the top of my list for Sushi restaurants in San Francisco. I don't think I've ever had something on the menu that I didn't enjoy. The sliders and Poke tacos are a must, and I could eat their Buttercup roll all day long.
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, cool atmosphere,
Great food, cool atmosphere, and located in an excellent area to be a pre-going out dinner spot!
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was deafening in there!
The food is great. There are so many items to choose from it's fun to go with at least 4 people so you can try different items. On the other hand, we sat upstairs this time in a large booth (4 of us). The people right next to us were so loud we couldn't hear ourselves talk and had to yell at one another. We asked to be moved to the other side which they did. So if you don't want to yell all night, you might choose another restaurant.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
we love umami!
we love umami and have been going there since it's opening. we are in the neighborhood and this is our favorite japanese restaurant. we appreciate their unique menu, which often includes seasonal items. fresh, delicious, creative - love! we have also brought our child there for early dinner, and she absolutely loves the chicken on the kids menu - healthy, tasty options. bravo!
5/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
No question about it - Sumo Hour (5:30 - 6:30) is the bomb! The abridged menu is half off! As well as just about all their very extensive wine list!! We arrived promptly at 5:30 - and they had just the perfect table reserved for us - a corner of the banquette! We grazed through just about every offering on the Sumo Menu, each a delicacy in itself, and each presented with style and flair. Our waitress was incredibly knowledgeable about the menu, and made several suggestions, including our wine choice - 2009 Rocking K Pinot Noir! Everything was SO good, it is hard to pick a "best" - but certainly the Rock n' Roll and Kobe Beef sliders were amazing! The only problem was PARKING - use the Lombard St. garage around the corner.
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my favourite restaurants
One of my favourite restaurants in the area. Awesome food and pleasant service. Downside - we were there on a Thursday night and it was SO SO noisy. Trying to hold a decent conversation was challenging and we were in a corner.
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
LOVE the sushi here. Creative
LOVE the sushi here. Creative and tasty. Servers are prompt and friendly. My only issue is that the tables are way too close together.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing Service and Experience
My girlfriend and I visited Umami last week and for a Monday night, it was very busy. The food was spectacular. The beef tartare was incredible, as was the Ahi Poke Tacos. I also really enjoyed the spicy shoyu soup. All entrees aside, we ordered the cookie dough roll and green tea sundae as dessert. However, they were actually out of an ingredient for the cookie dough roll and a snafu with the freezer caused the green tea sundae to also be unavailable. So now, the two desserts we ordered were not available, but they brought out not two, or even three desserts, but four dessert samplers on the house! This was then followed up by the chef coming to our table with a fifth dessert to apologize. Some of the best service I have ever received!
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went at the umami for vacation and we loved so much. We recommend this place for all visitors.
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great and Different Sushi
The food was very good and everything we tried was fresh and very tasty. Will without a doubt return.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great venue.
Came here for dinner on our first night in San Francisco and Umami set the bar high for subsequent dining experiences. Prices were fair, portion sizes were more than adequate and staff were prompt and attentive. Will definitely go again next time we're in the city!
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
great sushi at umami
had a great dinner as always at umami. the sake sashimi was outstanding. the rolls were great. the kids loved the potstcikers and ramen noodles!
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Sushi lover's dream
I've only been to Umami Sushi twice now, but I already love it. The ambiance is trendy with great food and drink options. My friend and I were able to grab a bottle of wine for half off (before 7 pm) at the bar with their Friday special. The rolls were amazing and the service was attentive but not overly so. Will definitely be back in the near future.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hottest Sushi Spot in San Fran
Hands down the best sushi spot I have hit it the Bay area. The Sumo special sliders were off the chart, and everything else was delicious.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, good service!
The sushis were delicious and the umami burgers too. If I have to find something negative, I'll say that it was a pity the starters came after the main course. But it didn't prevent us from enjoying it :)
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is the 4th time I've been to Umami an ever time has been fantastic. I brought my sister and her husband here this time, they have traveled around the world and eaten sushi at meny of restraunts. They both commented as this being some of the best they have ever had.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went here with my 12 year old and he hated it. I enjoyed the lyche martini and inventive rolls, but though the fish quality to be just average. The decor was very cool and it would be a fun place to go with a group of friends.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Happy Hour in SF
Love the $5.00 sushi rolls and 1/2 off wine until 7 pm!
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delishious. Burgers great,
Delishious. Burgers great, but they do stick to your teeth. Try the cocktails at the bar - great unusual combos - the one with vodka, lime, jalapeno and I think cucumber is beyond refreshing.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Absolutely best sushi ever!
Everything tasted so fresh and delicious - like a party in my mouth!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
always a great meal at umami
Between the sizzling tuna starter, the sake sashimi, edamame hummus, the kari kari roll (the list goes on and on), everything is great at umami. It was our 10 year old's choice to have his birthday dinner here and our 3 kids ate 4 orders of potstickers. Waitress was outstanding this particular night as well.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
food, service and ambience are superb. have been there many times, and will return.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
1/2 off Wine Bottles Daily!
I went here for the first time the other day for happy hour with a friend and overall, we had a great time! Happy Hour is from 5:30-6:30, $5 sushi rolls and discounted appetizers (can't beat that)! Also, every day of the week, wine bottles are half off from 5:30-7:30pm. Totally awesome!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We go here with our 11 and 15 year olds, who love Umami...which says a lot because we live near Japantown. We like the early-bird special, but also come later in the day. Sushi is delicious, and they make some of the best sliders in the City.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Contemporary sushi place
the restaurant is beautifully decorated and tables are perfectly spaced. Each table can keep their conversation even with the background music in the restaurant. Our server is well trained. The star of the night is the fish. Most of them are outstanding. I will definite go back.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Glad we went
Great decor. Friendly, knowledgable staff. Highly recommend the Umami Sliders as an appetizer...
The cookie dough roll for desert was an excellent way to top of the meal.
We arrived at 7:00 and had a nice quiet table. By 8:30, the place was packed and too loud -- I don't like to have to shout to be heard or cup my ear for casual conversation when I'm dining. But people were having a great time!
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time here
The decor is very trendy, upscale Japanese which we liked. We wish the hostess had honored our request for the quietest table because the noise level was too high to converse easily. The Seaweed Salad was heavy on the mizuna with not enough seaweed. The mixed vegetable Kakiage tempura was an interesting idea, but a little soggy. The Dojo and Moko Moku rolls were outstanding. Other diners seemed to be enjoying the Kobe beef sliders which is a good option for any meat-eaters in a group. We are delighted they go out of their way to serve sustainable seafood recommended by the Monterey Aquarium seafood watch list . The prices seemed in line with most good SF sushi places and we'd definitely go back to try other dishes.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious, fun restaurant
I've eaten here three times in the past nine months. I try not to repeat restaurants as there are so many other restaurants I want to try but this is the best. Great drinks - I had the Lychee-san this time. Very good and does not appear to be high in alcohol. Last time I had the Hello Kitty which I also liked. The umami burgers are heaven and I'm not a burger lover. I've ordered these every time. Worth going here for the umami burgers alone. Also had the lime cured halibut and the hotsui plus the salad. I've enjoyed everything I've tried here. I don't think you can go wrong.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Solid Sushi for Entertaining
Upper eschelon of quality sushi in the city, with the right ambiance. Other top places either lack ambiance or are an extremely limited menu tied to fish selections. This offers both the fresh fish selection as well as rolls which appeal to a broader audience.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The rolls were definitely the highlight. Wasn't a fan of the ccokie dough roll dessert although the bread pudding was awesome. A slight spin on sliders that I would call interesting. I'd stick to the sushi!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great service
The only problem is trying to find a parking spot in the neighborhood; next to impossible. Take a cab. The food was great, I got there at happy hour with my daughter and was seated right away even though we waited for my husband to find a parking space for at least 30 minutes. We had some appetizers and drinks, all was very good. Our server even asked if we wanted more before the prices increased as happy hour was over in five minutes. Attentive and pleasant service, tasty asian food, different touches like asian sliders. The vegie tempura was so delicious, as well as the sushi,etc. Would go back again.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really enjoyed the food; the ceviche was good, seaweed salad was not what we expected, but still enjoyable. The sushi was great! We arrived at 6:30pm and there was light noise. We were seated upstairs by the kitchen but it was very nice and although the noise level grew we were still able to hear across the table very easily.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is so fresh, presentation
Food is so fresh, presentation is wonderful, service is right on queue. Best deal is to go during Happy Hours, you will be full and happy for not breaking your bank.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Came for Happy Hour
Came for the happy hour menu which i recently learned about. 1/2 off bottles of vino. And many $5 sushi rolls, and half off apps to choose from. Would definitely come bacK!
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sit at the sushi bar great
Sit at the sushi bar great entertainment ,wonderfully fresh seafood absolutely delicious. Vibrant scene lots of conversations and laughter.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beutiful food great service
We had a lovely meal here, all excellent. I was very impressed with kids menu, a lot of places just feed kids rubbish not here excellent food well prepared, very impressed.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
All of the fish was so buttery soft and would melt in your mouth. Fantastic! And get the dessert roll
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very accommodating and DELISH SUSHI
Thank you for accommodating us on a Sunday night. We came in with my dad who can't hear at loud places and you made room for us in the side booth, which was perfect! We ate only raw fish, and it was incredible. The waiter was very helpful and gave great advice on the meal as well as the sake accompaniment. A perfect dinner!
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Sliders Are to Die For!
It is so loud here you end up screaming at each other and it's annoying. But to make up for it, they have the most delicious Steam Bun Kobe Sliders and Ramen. I would eat those two items definitely again. I wasn't impressed with the sushi or the tapioca creme brulee.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love coming here for happy hour. The food and service were great! We had more people than our reservation originally said and they accomidated us no problem.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love the tuna tataki and the shogun. So happy that they have our favorite Japanese beer, Echigo. The service was great!
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM