Umami Japanese Bistro

4.9
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$30 and under
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Sushi
At a young age, Chef Cong began his culinary career as a commercial tuna fisherman. Working in the Gulf set his standards high to only serve the freshest ingredients and locally sourcing when possible. His travels and training under many great chefs inspired him to create his own interpretation of Japanese and Southeast Asian cuisine. His love affair with food could be tasted through his cooking. When the opportunity came to open his own restaurant, his culinary baby UMAMI was born. We strive daily to bring creative modern takes on sushi and Japanese cuisine to Baton Rouge. Discover a new flavor, U M A M I . It's what your taste buds have been longing for. umami: a loan word from the Japanese which can be translated as a "pleasant savory taste," is one of the five basic tastes (together with sweetness, sourness, bitterness and saltiness).
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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is so delicious and creative !

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a rare night alone. The sushi was superb! Fast, friendly service and fresh rolls! Wish it wasn’t in the middle of college town but we enjoyed it very much.

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vipClawre3
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The ambiance was great and the food was excellent. I would definitely go again. The key lime martini was yummy!

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BrandonD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sexiest Woman Alive roll is the best. Of all the sushi places in the US that I’ve been to, this roll is at the top. Great place that everyone should try.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a small birthday dinner at my favorite sushi restaurant.

DS
vipDerrickS
New Orleans
25 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and quality people

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, atmosphere, and service were phenomenal as always. I have been a frequent customer for many years and I have never had a bad experience. Chef Cong really has something special here. There is always something new to try, whether it be an innovative twist on a classic dish or a new fish straight from Japan. Without a doubt, Umami is the best sushi restaurant in Baton Rouge.

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vipRitagonz
New England
198 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is extremely expensive. Shocking to pay Boston prices in Baton Rouge. But the food is fantastic. So if you don’t mind paying a hefty price for good service and delicious food, this is a place for you. Casually elegant, clean, bright and fantastic food

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ChuckM
Baton Rouge
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good service, excellent choices for all tastes. Food was delicious! We’ll be back!

FAQs

Umami Japanese Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (225) 768-8808.

Umami Japanese Bistro is rated 4.9 stars by 10 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.