Umami Asian Kitchen
Neighborhood GemGood food, good service, menu changes weekly. Free parking in Public Lot behind establishment.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AM2nd Excellent MealSmall place (only 9 tables) with outstanding, inventive, asian inspired food and attentive service. This was our second time at Umami, and both were memorable meals.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was great!!! We ate likeFood was great!!! We ate like champs! Service was very good.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent dinner at UmamiExcellent meal with very attentive service. Nice wine list. Small restaurant but we have always had a good and tasty meal. We like to support local restaurants and this one is gem.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food here is interestingThe food here is interesting and delicious! We enjoyed a wonderful local greens salad, tender duck, and delicious tuna. Service was just right, there when you want them only!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was scrumptious. ServiceFood was scrumptious. Service was outstanding. A lovely relaxed evening.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall, the service was fairlyOverall, the service was fairly good. The sushi was fresh, but nothing exciting. The miso soup was served lukewarm and really did not have a defining taste; I prefer it stronger flavor. We had the roasted halibut and the spicy steak with udon noodles - both dishes were excellent. We had the whiskey bread pudding which seemed to have an overall burnt taste, only quenched by the vanilla ice cream. We had about a ten minute wait for a 8 pm reservation.
A little disappointed after having read all the good reviews.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMYes, go try Umami.Our first time there. The menu may seem a little limited, but I think it is a matter of it being a small and intimate restaurant, and the items they prepare are done perfectly. We tried several small plates (clams (special), California roll, roasted shiitakes, goat cheese dumplings), and shared one large plate (udon with beef). All excellent and flavorful. Shiitakes and dumplings were my favorites. Perfect service. Go. We'll be back.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is perfectly andThe food is perfectly and often imaginatively prepared, with textures and flavors wonderfully integrated. The tuna sushi was delicious, although not remarkable. A crispy fried scallop on a bed of endamame hummus was perfectly coated and fried, and silky and tender inside. The duck confit with chestnut and barley was an inspired combination of rich but not overwhelming flavors, the duck moist and tender.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been here a few timesWe have been here a few times an always have left feeling really good. Chef Matt is just second to none in creating very good healthy food.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMfood is delicious but veryfood is delicious but very expensive for small portions.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for a Celebration!Loved all the special attention the staff gave to my husband for his 60th birthday! Such a wonderful experience.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food, first-rateOutstanding food, first-rate service and superb attention to detail. They offer a limited choice of sushi, but the selection is very good. But the entree presentations are the reason to dine here, Miso glazed salmon served over seasonable vegetables in a dashi broth with noodles or rice, depending on the presentation. Delicious. The tofu fries and goat cheese dumplings are always popular with our dining group. The house-made desserts are outstanding. In most Japanese restaurants, I usually pass on dessert, but save room for these!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMLike a boomarang we'll be backCharming little bistro in Chagrin Falls. Food is delicious and prepared with care by chefs who obviously know what they're doing. Friendly but not pushy service. Udon noodles a must. Also had a tasty Baileys chocolate tart (the crust was as good as the filling!). Yummy lavender kir royale cocktail. We will be back!3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMTop shelf from top to bottom,Top shelf from top to bottom, made even more so by our fabulous waitress, Nicole. We're not big Asian food fans, but we all left happy. Quality ingredients - innovative specials - great atmosphere - brick walls, cozy booths.2/15/2013 12:00:00 AM