The food is consistently excellent
The food is consistently excellent - the best meal to be had in Pittsburgh. Mr. Shu's artful presentation iand conviviality at the Sushi bar are surpassed only by his melding of flavors!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent fresh sushi. Definitely
Excellent fresh sushi. Definitely recommend the sawara nigiri. Delicious! Expensive but worthwhile on a special occasion.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
World Class Sushi
My wife and I love sushi and have traveled the world enjoying it in New York, Chicago, LA, Hawaii, and Japan. This sushi ranks with the best.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
excellent dining experience
Umi was fantastic. The food is high quality and the service was excellent. We went for a birthday celebration and it was well worth it.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
WOW - Great Sushi!
Fantastic sushi and our server was wonderful. She gave us great suggestions and was very attentive. Cannot wait to go back. Sushi was so fresh and delicious.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing as usual.
Whenever I'm in Pittsburgh, I go to Umi if nowhere else. It is hands down the best sushi I've ever had. It might be the best in the country. The quality of the fish combined with the added flavors of the preparation is unbelievable. The service is amazing. The ambience is sophisticated but relaxing.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Favorite Restaurant in Pittsburgh
I've been to Asian, I've lived in Chicago and San Diego and I have to say this is some of the best sushi I've ever had. It's my new favorite restaurant in Pittsburgh. They were small portions, but it didn't matter because everything we ate was DELICIOUS.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Get to Know Mr. Shu
The 7 course tasting was a good representation of the fare Umi has to offer. Probably one of the tastiest and lightest tasting menus until you consider dessert. Deliciously made from scratch, each dessert is easily split between two people. Sharing the blame is a wise decision considering the confections were impossible to stop eating until the plate was clean.
The fish was delicately prepared and the presentation of made in house yuzu, ponzu, and soy sauces were impressive. On the pricey side, but worth every penny. Also the cocktails were well mixed and the waiter was diligent in describing each one.
I will definitely be sitting at the sushi bar more often and can't wait to see what other amazing things the chef prepares.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food at Umi is the best in Pittsburgh. And by far the best of the Big Burrito group!
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Umi never disappoints. Outstanding as always. The staff makes the experience even better.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best anniversary dinner ever!
I am not a huge sushi/sashimi person, but umi blew me away. The raw fish portions were manageable and artfully prepared, and the seafood was so fresh and not at all "fishy." The ambiance and experience of trying each omakase dish helped make our anniversary dinner truly memorable!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
My first experience was great at Umi. We had a group of 5 adults, a 7month old and a 4 year old - the staff was very friendly and we had great service. The food was good (very pricey) and we had a fun evening.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superb as always
Once again, Mr. Shu's omakase was fantastic. The blending of tastes from each of the seven dishes led to a wonderful, as always, evening.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Welcome back Mr. Shu!!
Everything is always five stars at Umi. The food and service are always exceptional!
If the music could be turned down just a little the ambience would be perfect. Umi remains the best place to go for sushi in pittsburgh
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The sushi and Mr. Shu's preparation
The sushi and Mr. Shu's preparation are flawless. I've had none better and don't expect to. My only disappointment is the absence of the core of server's that anchored Umi for years. Drew, Erin, and Jaimie were outstanding and are certainly missed. They left big shoes to fill and were a part of the dining experience at Umi that I now miss. I'll recover I'm sure and continue to visit Umi for what I think is the most outstanding sushi in the country.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
I brought my college student there and he would have preferred a bigger portion but the food was delicious. We would return.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Black Cod Excellent
The sushi was very fresh but portions are quite small. Very expensive for the size. The Black Cod was excellent. One of the best fish dishes I have ever eaten. By far the best dish of the restaurant. Very good desert selection as well.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
An Asian Gem
We spoiled ourselves with a seven-course tasting menu and sake. The food was spectacular ... simple presentation and complex flavors ... poetry for the palate.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sushi in Shadyside
We really enjoyed the food, wine, service, and dessert at Umi! We spent a solid 3 1/2 hours mulling over good friends and food. Umi provided a great ambience for that purpose.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pleased and satisfied
We had a marvelous time enjoying your sushi! I had to adjust the time with arrived due to delayed flights, but you were more than accommodating, reserving a special table for us. You were understanding of our situation, but it was most definitely worth waiting for because the food was delicious. Our waitress was extremely helpful with suggestions, but respectful of our preferences. The evening left a sweet taste in our mouths!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Some of the best food prepared and presented by the highest level professionals. A true gem!!
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superb as always.
Honestly, after eating at Umi, I wonder how in the world I could ever eat sushi at places like Nakama. They just seem so pedestrian after discovering what it can really be.
And our server was great- we asked him to surprise us with some of the best sushi in the house and his selections were outstanding.
Thanks for a great birthday dinner. We'll be back!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my favorite places in Pittsburgh. Amazing sushi and reasonably priced
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh delicious food served
Fresh delicious food served with a creative style. In our opinion, better than Nobu, Miami. Excellent service.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
UMI is hands down the best
UMI is hands down the best restaurant in PIttsburgh.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best sushi in town
Without question the best sushi in Pittsburgh. I had never heard of some of the items we ate but they were absolutely delicious.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Sushi I ever had
The only thing I can see is: WOW!! This place was amazing. I love how the waiter (Larry) knows the menu and makes great recommendations, every single dish that we tried was outstanding. Mr. Shu does a phenomenal job with his creations. Love this place!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very knowledgeable wait staff
We'd never been there before and noticed many unfamiliar things on the menu compared to our typical sushi outings. Our waiter was awesome at telling us about the specials that make Umi famous and in great detail explaining flavor profiles, what dishes are really popular, etc. Every dish we had was delicious and spot on to what was described. It's really great when a waiter such a deep knowledge of the menu offerings to help when in unfamiliar waters- we will most definitely be back!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Do one 7 or 11 course meal, or chef's choice. Refined and thought out.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Sushi in Pittsburgh
The best sushi restaurant in Pittsburgh.. and the desserts are amazing too!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM