Azumi

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$31 to $50
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Japanese
Opened in 2014 to a 4.5 Star review from the Baltimore Sun, Azumi Restaurant is located on Baltimore's Inner Harbor in the elegant Four Seasons Hotel. With picturesque panoramic waterfront views, Azumi offers authentic Japanese cuisine with a strong focus on sushi matched with an amazing "hot kitchen." Azumi's Sake and Japanese Whiskey program is one of the largest in the region. Recently named the city's best Japanese restaurant by Baltimore Magazine, Azumi is also one of the hottest spots for nightlife in the city featuring a live DJ 4 nights a week. Newly named one of Zagat's 8 Best Restaurants in Baltimore. Enjoy outdoor dining on our patio which comfortably seats an additional 70 people overlooking the Inner Harbor. Now serving lunch Monday through Saturday from 11:00am-2:00pm!

Please call the restaurant to book parties of 9 and larger or for additional reservation assistance.
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SK
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Great food well done but the Zen one would expect is counter to the loud music track and Club vibe. The NYC prices are out of line.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience5

We ordered the A5 Japanese Wagyu at $38 per ounce the taste left a lot to be desired . My group 3 order over $500 and none of us finished or felt satisfied.

BK
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Not your grandmothers sushi restaurant, music, people and the atmosphere all contribute to a great experience.

AF
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super yummy as always. I totally recommend the tuna tartare because WOW

JE
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Disappointing for a high end sushi experience. Azumi (and Pabu before it) was always a special treat—quality of fish even better than Sushi Sono without traveling to DC, Philadelphia or NYC.

I had last been there 6 mos ago, and the difference in food quality was marked. The several types of nigiri we had were tiny and dry. Staple sushi (eg, maguro) was no better quality than a more economical sushi restaurant in the city—but a smaller cut and more expensive. The tempura batter was soggy. Even the bowl of rice contained okoge.

For me, the chic surroundings were never a draw; excellent fish was always what made Azumi a special treat that would get me to pay up a couple of times a year.

I’d feel so much better if I could attribute the food last night to a bad night on the kitchen’s part, but almost all dishes (particularly the sushi) were lacking in the fundamentals, in my view.

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still one of the best places i’ve been to in Baltimore, such a great every time we come

PZ
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious

TT
Baltimore
42 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Excellent sushi experience, as always. Close to Nobu-level quality without having to get on a train!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

NYE
It was lit

OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve celebration. The location, atmosphere, menu, food, drinks, ambiance, and service were impeccable. I did not expect the staff to hand out party favors nor champagne near midnight. That was the icing on my most perfect evening. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone seeking a fine dining experience in Baltimore. Additionally, the drinks were incredible.

M
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Dining for NYE. The music was so loud and annoying we could not even hold a conversation across the table. I understand attempting to create a festive atmosphere however guests should be able to enjoy each other’s company. We gave up trying to talk to each other.
This is not the first time. I love the restaurant but the headache from the constant loud music. No thanks.

B
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Ben was amazing as a server. The food was really pretty, but nothing spectacular. It was beautifully presented but the portions were very small.

E
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Delicious food & service but too expensive.

DM
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Maryland Crab roll might be the best sushi we’ve ever tasted. A must try!

m
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for my daughters graduation. The food was great
And the service fantastic. We didn’t order dessert but they brought my daughter an ice cream creation with a candle. I would go back and highly recommend

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best food, service, music and vibe!

S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, ambience and service were all A+. The tasting menu was delicious. We will definitely go again.

PZ
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful time! Having Jenny as our waitress makes it even more wonderful

JC
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent fresh sushi. Delicious cocktails. A terrific venue for a birthday celebration. My kids loved the lobster fried rice... they skipped the hot sauce and egg on top but said the flavor was phenomenal.

AO
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service !!

AO
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Flaming crab sushi was amazing! Best miso soup I’ve ever had.

M
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! We got a number of items from the cold and hot appetizer menu to try everything and also got a few sushi rolls and drinks. The total was reasonable for everything that we got and the food was delicious. I would definitely go back!

SM
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service. Will definitely be back again!

m
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful service, wonderful presentation the food. The rolls were disappointing, but the rest of the food was outstanding.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food and drinks!

SS
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Azumi is a great place to get Sushi. It maybe the best in Baltimore. The sushi was fresh and melted in your mouth. The seaweed app was just ok. The mushroom app was excellent. My wife ordered sake and loved it. She is a sake expert and declares their selection the best.

While the food and drink deserve merit; the best part of the evening was the exceptional service. It was my wife's birthday and they gave her a card and ice cream. Our server was amazing. Her knowledge of menu, neighborhoods, pop culture, sports, and local news was better then Baltimore Sun. She made the experience perfect. Thank you.

P
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Our waiter was superb and the food was outstanding. This place is a gem in Baltimore.

j
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was good, service friendly, but nothing exceptional and overall did not feel like a good value. Perhaps better visited when outdoor dining on harbor a possibility.

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is impeccable as always. Thanks for another amazing meal as always!

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great but I find the place too nousy

TS
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ボルチモアで一番おいしい寿司屋さんです。日本でも美味い部類に入ると思います。メニューは少しだけ日本語表記がありますが、ほぼ英語です。子連れでも利用可能です。予算的には大人1人$100ぐらいでしょうか。

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A
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Really good meal. The sashimi and waygu steak was outstanding. The chimichurri sauce with the steak, and the mushroom spinach sauté was great too.

Service was really mediocre. Accentuated by the fact that the tables on either side of us had much better service. Was very weird and an anomaly for us. Usually the service is better.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food! Definitely will go back!

OT
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at every Atlas property ❤️

W
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience5

The restaurant is in a premium location with a spectacular view of the harbor.
The decor creates an intimate and upscale atmosphere.
The table settings are impeccable in how they are placed.
All all clean and well maintained.
The waitstaff is courteous, friendly, attentive and their demeanor reflects well on the experience.
I could not ask anything more of them.

When I came across this restaurant on the internet, the pictures of the dishes and their presentation caught my interest and enthusiasm to experience them.
They appeared unique and exquisitely presented.

Most of all, my goal was to share with my guest an exceptional experience, similar to the many I have enjoyed throughout my travels. I have experienced exceptional culinary craftsmanship and flavor profiles.
This seemed like the place for that, given their $$$$ and the pictures.

To start off with, the only brand and bottle of sake offered was $58 for 300 ml.
It was insulting - they think I am a fool to pay that price for a bottle of sake which I can purchase at my local liquor store for extremely less? It wasn't even Suntory Hibiki or Longquan sake.
And they didn't offer plum wine (a Japanese specialty)
That alerted me to the nature of what I was about to experience.
I've seen it many times before at these "upscale" restaurants; wrapping a pleasing and hipster decor around average food and charging exorbitant prices for it.

Without a doubt in my mind, the sushi was subpar, both in taste and presentation and the the Chef's specialties were blah. The portions of the sushi were a little small.
The rainbow roll was blah. As well as the spicy mayo shrimp tempura - couldn't taste the spicy.
The sushi was about as good as I could get at my local Chinese restaurant which also serves sushi.
None of the dishes we had looked anything like the pictures. They were just plain.

GE
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best dining experiences we’ve had in a long time. It was our first time at Azumi. From drinks to dessert, everything was well prepared and delicious! Our server was great and so were the rest of the staff at the restaurant. We can’t wait to go back!

b
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Very disappointing !!! Server was super slow had to ask other servers to get him for refills . Sushi presentation was non existent . For the price paid I would expect some type of dressing up the plate and garnish. $127 for mediocre sushi.

KW
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience.

R
Baltimore
41 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We love all of the Atlas Food Groups restaurants. That said, this trip was disappointing. Ambiance, Service, Atmosphere etc were all great. The sushi was good but not great. The prices are 1/3 higher than other quality sushi restaurants. We are happy to pay a 10 % premium for the ambiance etc. That leaves a 23+% surcharge for sushi that wasn't much better than the other choices. We have had great meals at Azumi before and were surprised. Hope we just hit it on a bad day. For a 23% premium we expect a meal we can't wait to return to.

PZ
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having Jenny is always an outstanding experience!!!
She’s a delight!!

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