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Umami Moto Milwaukee
Umami Moto Milwaukee

Umami Moto Milwaukee Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.umamimoto.com
  • Email: hayleyparmentier@gmail.com
  • Phone: (414) 727-9333
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Wednesday 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday 4:00pm - 9:00pm; Closed Mondays
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Asian, Sushi
  • Executive Chef: Sushi Chef Israel Cruz
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Private party options available
  • Private Party Contact: Hayley Parmentier (414) 727-9333

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mason St / Wisconsin Ave
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Street & Valet parking available
A word from Umami Moto Milwaukee
Umami Moto embodies Far East elegance infused with modern French nuances that exemplify the best of western world culture. Its name is derived from a Japanese word meaning “savory,” which is precisely what diners can expect at Umami Moto: delectable Asian fusion cuisine destined to deliver satisfaction with every dish. With the addition of Umami’s newly renovated sushi bar, Sushi Chef Israel Cruz has hand crafted a selection unparalleled in the city of Milwaukee. Chef Cruz uses fresh ingredients and an eclectic styling to offer Umami Signature Sushi Plates, a segment of the menu that showcases composed fresh and raw seafood combinations. Umami Moto also offers Main Flavors, a collection of entrees reflecting past Miso Cod and Salmon specialties and new non-seafood options.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "Very interesting interpretations on each dish both in presentation and taste combinations. Food quality was excellent as was the attentive service. Very quiet place to meeting and discuss business. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "We decided to sample the Asian Fusion of Umami Moto. Our server was Tatiana & we were truly lucky to have her. Her recommendations made your mouth water. Her descriptions of each food item showed that she had a clear command of the menu. The lobster potstickers were flavorful & the lobster was cooked perfectly. The Signature Rolls were the stars of the evening. The Crispy Shrimp Roll had great texture & a sweet finish. The Avocado Shrimp Roll was quite the treat with the avocado being the outermost layer, it was truly unique. The hit of the evening was the Dragon Roll which Tatiana highly recommended. I was very skeptical & cringed when she said that it contained cooked eel. Despite my apprehension, we gave it a try, it did not disappoint!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This place still has the trendy eve vibe while serving delicious sushi. A great place to dine for any occasion. Can't wait to go back. I made reservations online but wanted an earlier time ( online availability was only for 945 or later). They were very accommodating and got us a great table right at the time we were looking for so we could still make the show at the comedy club. Prices were surprisingly reasonable for a trendy sushi place in the heart of downtown."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This was our first time eating at this restaurant. The restaurant was clean, and had a modern and sophisticated feel about it. The food presentation was very well done and the taste was just as good. We ordered soup, a few small plates and a few signature sushi plates. Delish!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Service at the resturant was outstanding! The decor is just beautiful and very modern! Booked through opentable from the online website and requested a seat near the window...we got a great seat exactly what was requested! Smoked salmon and eel rolls were very tasty and delicious as well as the small plates! Excellent flavors and seasoning in all the food we tasted. Would def recommend anybody to try this out whether it be a date or group birthday, etc. Overall oustanding experiance!!!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Great visit ... Wouldn't change a thing ...lobster pot stickers and beef sliders for apps, spicy crab roll and shrimp roll for dinner, dreamsicle for dessert. Wife enjoyed the dragon roll for dinner and chocolate peanut for dessert. Server was friendly and happy to share his recommendations."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Good food, good price, good atmosphere. That should sum it up!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Everything was delicious. Started off with the Spicy Crab roll, ended up ordering a few more rolls as well and they were all incredible. Highly recommend the Signature Scallop plate, have not had anything that delicious in quite some time. Michael Kroll was such a great server! Props to everybody involved in the restaurant."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Umami is a great! From the sushi to the sliders, the food is fabulous! Service is prompt, the hostess and the servers very professional! I would highly recommend it for that special night out!"
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "Always a joy. They are always willing to do special requests with a smile. They never make you feel like you are being a problem. Love this place. Even when we are doing a late dinner we never feel rushed."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I'm not a sushi expert, but I've eaten at quite a few sushi joints all over the country. The food was really, really good. The tuna poke was probably my favorite. The Milwaukee roll was delicious as well. They poured good, generous drinks too which is important. The only downside was the seating. I went here on Valentine's Day though, so they could very well have changed the seating arrangement in order to fit more guests. Our seat was about 1-2 feet away from people on both sides of us. So privacy was not on the menu, but the food and well-poured drinks made up for it."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Beautiful plates, delicious food. We tried signature cocktails and they were excellent. Small plates and sushi offerings made this dinner exciting as we got to try many dishes. Lobster pot stickers were excellent as well as the Tuna Poke. very fresh fish, highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The sushi was amazing as was the entrees. We will definitely be returning."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Had great and interesting sushi, great service with some extras, they brought out Hamachi with a passion fruit foam something I wouldn't normally order because it would have sounded to sweet however it was refreshing. At the end of the night they brought my wife a rose, concluding a great night of service. Umami Moto sometimes gets a knock for being to pricey, we had 3 signature rolls 2 orders of shashimi 2 martinis, a Hendricks and tonic and it was $91 before tip, I was surprised I was prepared for a higher bill."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Came here on a Saturday night because I saw that they had good reviews. We were pleasantly surprised by the ambience of this restaurant. The only issue we had was that we were seated near the door and had a pretty cold draft come in every time someone came in or left."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We hadn't been to Umami Moto in several years - but it is still as good as it's ever been. Tuna Poke was outstanding - so fresh and a generous quantity. All the rolls are delicious, but I highly recommend the Dragon Roll. The scallop & asparagus roll was interesting too. Great dinner prior to a show - and inviting atmosphere that makes you want to stay and order more food."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The restaurant was very hip and fun, enjoyable for young adults and older! Wonderful service and atmosphere, will be returning!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I tried Umami Moto for the first time and I absolutely loved it! Edamame and calamari appetizers were awesome! The Thursday night sushi specials were also awesome! Nice, intimate ambiance. Would also be a great date night spot"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Food was excellent, service is possibly the best in any dining experience I've had. Great for dates, and business dinners alike."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Great ambiance and excellent service. The food was well prepared and delicious. There was something on the menu even for the very picky member of our group."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Interesting food selections with unique flavors. Every selection was delicious. Great service too."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Came here years ago and loved it. Not sure what's happened since then. Good wasn't as great as I remembered. Very overpriced. And after we were repeatedly given old menus and one of our party had frozen sushi rolls, the manager came over and apologized, as well as made excuses (which rubbed us all the wrong way). At least they threw in free dessert, which was the highlight of the meal. Next time we want to splurge on a night out, we will not be coming here again."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "My boyfriend and I went to Umami for my birthday the other night and it rocked! The chef's special for sushi/sashimi was out of this world, and Rachel was an amazing server! We will definitely be going back!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "I went into this restaurant with my girlfriend planning on spending a good amount of money and excited for a special date night. Me being in the Army I decided to wear my uniform for the occasion and I could have never asked for a more appreciative and supportive restaurant staff. The chefs made our dining experience very enjoyable and made us feel welcome and spoiled. They were beyond friendly and not only to me, but to everyone around me that I noticed. On top of that, the sushi and swordfish was delicious, especially the salmon press and avocado roll. I definitely feel good about the 35% tip that I gave them. The least I can do is take a few minutes to write the best review possible!!"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Phenominal dinner choices, the waiter was awesome, espcially with the menu recommendatiob."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Love the Monday Sushi specials. As a graduate student, it is financially hard to dine at really great restaurants. Opportunities like this are a great way to spark more business on people that wish to keep coming back to your location. So thanks! Merissa Lauzon"
    Dined on 11/25/2013
  • "We absolutely loved our experience at Umami Moto. The food was outstanding and the service impecable. We will definitely be back again soon. Thank you!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "The best Sushi in Milwaukee. Waiter (Michael) was terrific."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "I was very impressed with the service and quality. Would definitely eat here again."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "My wife and I dined again at Umami Moto. It was delicious, and the service (by Michael) was outstanding. Excellent job, as always."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "I was excited to check out Umami Moto after recommendation from several friends. The food was alright, but we were not blown away by anything in particular. The rolls were alright, but nothing to write home about. I would skip the cocktails next time. Overall, I thought that for the price, the meal was a little lacking."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "I took my boyfriend out for his 21st birthday and he loved the atmosphere of the place. We both got sushi which was amazing! Our server was super friendly and very good at his job. As a server myself i can truly say i was happy with our server in all aspects. This is definately a restaurant we will prolly visit again this upcoming weekend."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "This is still a very good restaurant but the quality of service has slipped rather drastically."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "My husband has been working really late recently, so we decided to treat ourselves a little bit. The waiter was prompt and polite; the food was delicious and incredibly interesting; and the atmosphere was modern, simple, and beautiful. I couldn't have asked for a better date... :)"
    Dined on 10/30/2013
  • "My co-worker from out of town was looking for a sushi bar, this place was the first suggestion. Our server was very attentive and knew the menu well. The manager came over to our table 2x to ask how our food was. This place is great for a nice romantic evening, friends night out, I wouldn't bring my kids here though. The ambience is catered for adults."
    Dined on 10/29/2013
  • "We had the Tuna Poke(great!), lobster potstickers(yum), avocado roll(ok), yellowtail roll(not very good), Rainbow roll(good), Passion Fruit dessert (delicious), and the caramel apple dessert (phenomenal!) Great hot looseleaf tea, nice fall cider like flavor. Beautifully designed space"
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Although our waitress was very professional, friendly, and knew the menu items well, we were seated at a table that felt claustraphobic. It was wedged between a wall and an interior divider and when the waitress came around, she was had a difficult time manuvering. The entree I ordered ought to be removed from the menu. I had the sweet and sour pineapple chicken and it looked like airplane food (pre-9/11), when meals were still served on flights. The chicken was breaded, tasteless and not very hot. I didn't complain because we were with another couple that we didn't know very well and I didn't want to put a damper on the evening by being a dissatisfied diner. However, it was really awful. I don't plan on returning."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "We wanted to impress our out-of-town mother & adult daughter guests with a delicious, yet very cool dining experience. Umami Moto did just that. They loved it."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "Best food and service I have had in ages. Wonderful on all accounts. Fresh, different without fussy and overall an outstanding meal. Drinks fun!"
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "I haven't tried sushi before -- there were many options to choose from."
    Dined on 10/12/2013