UMI
UMI

UMI

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.umiatlanta.com/
  • Phone: 4048410040
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday - Thursday
    Dinner: 5:30-10:30 PM

    Friday & Saturday
    Dinner: 5:30-11:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Fuyuhiko Ito
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Valet Parking located at 70 West Paces Ferry
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking shared with Chops/Lobster Bar at 70 West Paces Ferry Road NW
A word from UMI
Sushi is pure, clean food with simple, thoughtful and minimal intervention and the materials and design principle at UMI reflect this philosophy.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
UMI reviews from OpenTable diners
157 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (119)hot spot (115)special occasion (96)vibrant bar scene (52)romantic (44)good for groups (41)neighborhood gem (31)notable wine list (24)late-night find (14)kid-friendly (7)great for lunch (1)great for brunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Outstanding food and service but noisy. But one can overlook the noise because everything else was so outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening
    DinersDelightVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Our evening was perfect from the time we entered until the time we left. The wait staff is friendly and knowledgable making excellent suggestions and helping to explain the dishes we were not familiar with. The food was fresh and expertly prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Umi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Consistently fresh, simply amazing sushi and sashimi.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fave
    OnolaVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I frequent Umi often & one of my favorite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unreal
    Crowe
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food was beyond expectations. ive never tried so many different sushi types before and was all of amazing quality, taste and presentation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall good
    Foodroks
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Overall would recommend this place. Staff and ambience is excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The service and the sushi were both top notch. I would highly recommend UMI to anyone who has a taste for adventure.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • UMI Rocks
    Tablefor3
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Had a fabulous dinner at UMI with my wife and daughter. The food was amazing and the service outstanding. My only complaint would be noise. On a Wed night this place is so hopping with young singles that we could barely hear each other or the servers when they explained each course and items. The sushi was standout and even the special coffee service is something to be enjoyed. My only other advice is order the green tea souffle early in the meal so they don't run out and because it takes 25 minutes to prepare from the time ordered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Stellar experience
    DorotheabondgirlVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Umi is the best and most authentic Japanese experience in Atlanta -- bar none!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • tnrk95
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Very progressive, unique dining experience. Exquisite drinks. Close to accomodations making it perfect for a night out.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    Sandman
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Took my daughter there for a father/daughter date night. We asked the waitress to bring us a variety of foods to sample. The service was terrific and the food was unbelievable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love UMI
    dinerVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    UMI is one of our favorite restaurants. When we are in Atlanta we try to visit at least once a week. It is always terrific!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous sushi!
    KADBJVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We sat at the sushi bar and had the chef's tasting menu. Every dish was amazing and the sake pairings were perfect. Wonderful food and a really unique, fun experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Impeccable service
    atlopinion
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Servers were personable and delightful with valid recommendations for my sister and I, very enjoyable to compliment the wonderful food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best sushi in Atlanta
    davidb
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    love this spot. Ito san is an incredible chef. better then mf sushi and the energy and ambiance is by far the best in atlanta.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Impeccable!
    Mercedes
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I could not say a negative thing about UMI! This was our first time there (group of five) and the service, food, music and ambiance could not have been more phenomenal! Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and fantastic food!!!
    HungryGirl
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    It was out first time going to Umi and the server walked us through the menu and together we came up with what to order. Everything was amazing!!!!! Tasty and fresh. My favorite were the appetizers - yellowtail and red snapper- and the fatty tuna nigiri. Will definitely go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • people with more money than taste
    Disappointed
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I will admit that the fish is fresh, that decor was nice and the presentation of the food was good, having been to number of Japanese restaurants, the majority of courses were uninspired and was extremely expensive. I don't mind spending $300 on a meal but the food and experience should be more inventive than the quality of the ingredients. There are a number of restaurants with marginally lower quality food for less than half the price. Would not recommend this restaurant to anyone who really loves or knows Japanese food.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quitkyblonder
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Always a pleasure to dine at Atlanta's best sushi spot. It's good to know that you can get a bottle (or 3) of vintage Dom here!! What a great evening/party.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • UMI is absolutely the best!
    dinerVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We love UMI. It will be hard to be beat in Atlanta. I cannot say enough things about the food and the service. Love this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best sushi in Atlanta
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This is one of our favorite sushi restaurants. It is hard to get a reservation since the seating is limited, but it is definitely worth planning in advance to go to Umi. I would highly recommend this restaurant!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent combo of food and service
    LivenLetLive
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Although the place gets a bit busy on Thursdays and there isn't much space around the bar, the bartenders were excellent - they mixed me some really good cocktails based on what I told them I like. The food was excellent and the server, Franklin, did a *great* job of suggesting really good items on the menu to ensure we got to taste a bunch of different things as opposed to ordering just the usual go-to stuff. Great experience overall!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Sushi in Atlanta
    ATLien
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Since I moved to Atlanta 3 years ago, I had been searching for a go-to sushi restaurant with top-quality fish. UMI is by far the best sushi I have had in Atlanta.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love UMI!!
    dinerVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I cannot say enough about UMI! The food, service and ambiance are just wonderful. Everyone is so friendly. The chefs are fabulous! We visit UMI every week at least once when we are in town!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service, Food ok
    fashionistadva
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The service was exceptional. Everything was on time - dinner right after appetizer - wait staff service table enough but not too much. The food on the other hand was ok. Nothing was bad but nothing really wowed me.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great sushi!
    zrikeVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Umi is consistently great in terms of both food and service. Everything I've had there is delicious. We ventured out and had sparkling sake at our last visit and it was such a treat. We had family in town from NY and DC, and they loved it as well. Service is amazing.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lisa
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The presentation was beautiful. and the quality of the food was delicious. The restaurant is top notch, and the food is the best sushi in the city.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dining Experience
    TeeJay
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Great food. Top notch service. Expensive, but we were expecting that. Dined for a special occasion, so it was worth it. Looking forward to returning. Recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WanderingSparkVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Very nice, chic restaurant in the heart of Buckhead. Our server was incredibly pleasant, knowledgable and attentive without being overbearing. Sake was delicious, and recommended by our server. The disappointment for this place was in the food. The first appetizer we had, the jalapeño hamachi, was stunning. really perfect, with great flavor and texture. Everything else slid a bit downhill. Presentation was very nice, but both the rice and the fish were bland in every piece of nigiri and roll we had. It all tasted the same. Nothing was bad or fishy or slimy, and all tasted relatively fresh and clean, but a huge disappointment for the price point. We would not return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • UMI is absolutely the best!
    dinerVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We try to go to UMI at least once a week when we are in town. The food never disappoints and the servers are wonderful! The team of chefs are by far the best around. We had the tasting menu this time and each course was even better than the one before it! I truly believe UMI has surpassed Morimoto which has always been our favorite!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is incredible
    Foodluvva
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Our family of ten gathered to celebrate my daughter's 21st. The service was professional yet warm and the food was amazing - we ordered a wide selection of appetizers, hot dishes, sushi, sashimi and nigiri. The dishes were extremely well-executed and the ingredients were of highest quality. Cocktails and wine were also quite good - at least my 21 year old enjoyed all the drinks on offer. Truly wonderful meal had by all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just might be the best…
    spocksbrother
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I am a native New Yorker and witnessed the birth of sushi in NYC decades ago. I've eaten sushi all over the world, and all over Japan. Chef Ito just might have the perfect sushi experience. You'll pay for it, but it's worth every bit of it. Do yourself a favor and make sure you try one of Chef Lisa's brilliant desserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • chrisVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    awesome went back 2 nights in a row and chef ito is a cool interesting person
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • my fav
    dragonlady
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Just was able to share this wonderful place with my boy friend I have eaten there as often as I am in Atlanta and had told him the food was better than sex!!!! Truely my favorite spot
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding Food and Service!
    GrantVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Umi is quickly becoming one of my favorite restaurants in Atlanta! A very unique sushi menu and plenty of great beverages and desserts, UMI is my go-to restaurant for business dinners in Buckhead!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Japanese!
    ValechaVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Ito-Kase is the way to go! The best Japanese I have ever had. In fact I would like to add that this was one of the best meals ever. The menu seems extensive. Chef Ito is an interesting character. I would recommend to reserve a table on the Sushi Bar and see him work his magic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loveeee it!!?
    Rafa
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Best service!!! I had sushi here all the time and every time better than the last!!! Great for a first date if you want to impress!!! Please try the Kobe beef and the yellow tail appetizer :)
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GEJM
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Only issue we had was with hostess. We had res at 9pm. Showed up on time. Had to wait 45 minutes and then only got lucky with a table as the host assistant botched our name, i think, and we were seated. Maybe not her fault, but we would have probably had to wait longer if not for the assistant seating us by mistake. Food, excellent. Service from wait staff, excellent. Ambiance, thought I was in LA or NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Food and Dining Experience
    Nikongal
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Umi is absolutely as fabulous as the great press they have been getting! Pleasant decor, food fit for the pickiest of foodies, good service. Our 'Server' (Consultant)! was a master at the menu & took the time to listen and make excellent recommendations. We loved and would recommend every item we enjoyed. It was a Saturday night, and as it got busier, time for food coming out of the kitchen got a little long. Only other small issue was that the music was too loud. Otherwise I would have rated every single thing as a 5! We will be back soon - bringing some friends along!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food and atmosphere
    Foodexplorer
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Superior selection of the freshest sushi on the planet. Atmosphere was very relaxing. Waitress bubbling with personality and expert on the menu. Heading back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.