The Best Sushi in SFUmami 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 AMNot for quiet talkWe'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!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spot for birthday celebrationThe 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.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellence.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.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best service ever. FoodThe best service ever. Food was fantastic, very reasonably priced. Busy place on a Friday, but service was exceptional.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, good service!Great food, good service! The nigiri was very fresh, drinks were wonderful as well!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had reservations at 7pmWe 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!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMBest 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.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMBest sushi we have ever hadBest sushi we have ever had in the city. Very imaginative creations and great flavor mixing. Really lives up to the name and reputation.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food at Umami was superb.The food at Umami was superb. I especially liked the Duck Hot Pot.. a real must for first timers. The sliders were also wonderful as well as the Brussels sprout dish. All the food was great. There was a large wine selection. It was a wonderful experience and we will be back.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMTHe food continues to be outstandinTHe food continues to be outstanding - foodies should not miss out on this restuarant3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMUmami is umamiUmami lives up to it's name. Delicious food with fantastic service. We have never had a bad experience in the many years we have been eating at what we consider one our favorite neighborhood juants.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe really enjoyed meal; theWe really enjoyed meal; the food was creative and quite tasty. However, when the hostess called to confirm the reservation, I asked her if I needed to allow extra time for parking due to restaurant location. She said, "No, it's always easy to find a spot on the street." This was very misleading and made me late to my dinner. I started my experience on a negative note, which was entirely avoidable. Poor form on the hostess's part!3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Asian--mainly Japanese--wondeGreat Asian--mainly Japanese--wonderful favors and presentation. Very high noise level.
However, Worth a detour. Bob Low, former New York restaurant critic.1/13/2013 12:00:00 AM