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About Permanently Closed - Umami

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Umami is a trendy Japanese restaurant and bar that specializes in inventive sushi dishes and contemporary cuisine. The multi-level restaurant features a sushi bar, a full-service bar and large private booths for intimate gatherings or special occasions. Umami is a great place to meet up with friends for an evening out or to enjoy a casual date.

Umami serves a wide range of classic and inventive sushi rolls, sashimi and nigiri for guests to enjoy. The menu also features a variety of dishes like Ahi poke tacos, albacore tataki, pot stickers and Wakame seaweed salad. The full-service bar offers an array of imported Japanese beers, sake and wine as well as specialty cocktails.

2909 Webster St
San Francisco, CA 94123
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm; bar open up to 2:00am

Cross Street:
Union

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 346-3431

Website:
http://www.umamisf.com/

Parking Details:
There is both street parking and public lots very close to Umami.

Executive Chef:
Sam Josi

Private Party Facilities:
We can accommodate private parties of 18-70 or more depending on your needs. We have a private room, and the added benefit of two floors where either one or both can be utilized for a private function.

Private Party Contact:
Stryker Scales, stryker@umamisf.com,: (415) 346-3431

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
SUMO HOUR: 50% off all wine and special kitchen menu, 5:30pm - 7pm

Umami - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.3

service

3.9

ambience

4.0

value

4.1

Noise

Energetic

94% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (1637)
Good for Groups (1417)
Hot Spot (1395)
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Neighborhood Gem (1263)
Vibrant Bar Scene (999)
Special Occasion (768)
Romantic (471)
Notable Wine List (205)
Late-night Find (198)
Kid-friendly (108)
Great for Lunch (55)
Scenic View (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Great for Brunch (8)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 19, 2010

Great management and service. Excellent food and atmosphere.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 16, 2010

I love the food at Umami, and I appreciate that it has a full bar. It's a great place to take guests because its fare is fresh and unusual, and everyone can have their favorite beveridge. Moreover, the food is presented beautifully, so each dish is its own little art form with lot's of layers of flavor! Yum!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 14, 2010

We loved the nigiri and sushi rolls we tried - it was all so fresh!! We had never had butter fish before and it was so fresh and tasty! Definitely a great place to try.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2010

The food was divine! Everything is served tapas-style, but authentically Japanese. I love their sumo hour menu & wine discount! They can use some tweaking on their dessert menu to make it more Japanese-flavored.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 13, 2010

I had heard that Umami was sometimes loud and requested to be put in one of the upstairs booths becaus I was looking for a low-key dinner with family. It was perfect!! The booths are removed from the bar scene of the restaurant (which looked hip and fun for a different occassion) and the service was amazing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2010

I have gone to Umani before and this time the food was sub par. The fish was not as fatty and I did not like it as much. I think they may have switched vendors or sushi chef.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2010

Umami was great. The sushi was amazing. Definitely recommend the brussle sprouts, all the rolls we had were delicious. It's a great date spot, fun place to grab a bite in the Marina.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2010

The Happy Hour is outstanding. They serve several of their popular appetizers and rolls for half-price. Also available are wine by the bottle at half-price. The Sumo Happy Hour is every day of the week before 7 pm. I particularly reccomend the spicy tuna roll.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Berlin)·Dined on January 27, 2010

I dined early enough to take advantage of "Sumo Hour" where there are half priced bottles of wine and a fabulous half priced menu. Would really reccomend it!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2010

Food was pretty delicious, better than my first visit at Umami, a little pricey but I can comfortably recommend dining there...

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on January 17, 2010

When I got the bill, I saw that they charged $40 for four pieces of toro sashimi. I thought that was outrageous. I'm not planning to return.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 16, 2010

Top notch food for this upscale neighborhood level of restaurant - fresh, creative, tasty, with a lot of edible flourishes and extras on most orders (e.g., noodle soup had a side of quail egg, pork belly, steamed carrot and other garnishes; pot stickers had a side of beet salad; etc). Table reservation was honored promptly; table service was friendly and outstanding; menu was explained in just enough detail. Mostly young and beautiful patrons contribute to a lively loud scene, but everyone treated us (middle aged group) with great respect, attention and a wonderful attitude. We used to be regulars for decades at Yoshida-ya at this location; this replacement is a real gem and perfect for today.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2010

Every item listed on the sumo hour menu were exceptionally good, especially the prices.
Their tempura, potstickers, sliders, teriyaki chicken and black cod were prepared perfectly and scrumptious. Sushi rolls were deliciously good. Excellent location and
friendly environment and wonderful ambience. Perfect for after work and small bites and
will not hurt your wallet.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2010

We loved the ambiance and the wait staff and bartender were all professional. The wait staff were well informed and were able to guide us through the menu. The food was a little confusing with its cross-Asian favors. With a name like Umami I thought it would be a Japanese restaurant. There was a definitely a Western bend to the food.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 9, 2010

Our large group of 17 was very well accommodated, very friendly service. Food was great, beautiful atmosphere, and best Sake I've ever had. Outstanding place for all occasions. Thank you for the great experience!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 31, 2009

Umami always delivers! We got the ahi tacos and sliders to start, followed by some sushi rolls. For dessert you must try the dessert sushi, it's to die for!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2009

The sushi is great, but the best thing about it is the SUMO hour
best deal in the city guranteed

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2009

Good food, small portions, friendly helpful service

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2009

Great spin on fresh, delicious sushi!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2009

Cool spot, great sushi, trendy bar scene, but a bit hit or miss on crowd, sometimes packed, sometimes dead, not sure why. Great date spot. Great drinks.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2009

Our entrees were, in short, spectacular. I goggled a bit at buying ramen noodles in a restaurant setting, but they were the best ramen noodles I have ever had. Cup noodles are shredded cardboard in comparison. I'm impressed they're using actual Japanese nira and not scallions.

The appetizers, not so much. The potstickers (greasy) and edamame hummus (way too much cumin) failed the "CIMBAH" test (could I make it better at home). The sliders, while they were quite delicious, felt overdressed. The point of kobe (I'm guess actually Wagyu) beef is to taste it, not to cover it with kiware sprouts, radish slices, fancy mustard, grilled onions, and so on. Way too much stuff. Would have been better on the side.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2009

We had 3 different waiters/servers. the first waitress who took our order was great; the mail server was clueless and the 2nd female server was rude and condescending. when they failed to bring our water or cocktail halfway thru the meal, she was unapologetic and patronizing. later, she asked, "happy now?" in a snooty way. the first waitress came over and apologized.

The unnecessary rudeness hurt the experience. there's no reason a waitress should treat a customer so poorly.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2009

This being my first time at Umami I headed in open minded and was pleasantly surprised. Great food, great people, and great beverages. I will say the Hamachi Ceviche was amazing! Umami is definitely worth a visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 12, 2009

Happy Hour was a great deal but the rolls were a little dry and lacking flavor.We had a guest join us late and our server told her she couldn't order anything because they had another party that needed our table.After my 15 years working in fine dining, I understand the predicament but their handling of it was amateurish and rude.The decor was gorgeous, but I'd have preferred to have great food and service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2009

The sushi rolls stand out amongst the many sushi restaurants in town. Service was fantastic for us adults and our kids- who were in a demanding mood. The wine list was well done with no "filler" bottles. And the pre-7pm, 1/2 price bottles will make this one of our frequent go-to spots.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2009

I eat here at least once a month and never have a bad experience. This last time wasn't bad either, but I think because we ate on a Sunday, the food wasn't as great as normal. We normally go in on a Monday or Tuesday, so the food is fresher. Not sure if it was just an off day or if it was because it was Sunday, but I don't think I will go back on a Sunday.

Tags: Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2009

Celebrated my bday there with a group of girl friends. we went for the happy hour (5:30-7) and had excellent service & delicious melt-in-your-mouth sushi. the 1/2 price bottle of wines is a great deal! i will keep coming back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2009

I took my husband for his birthday and it was delicious. We went during their happy hour and found the prices of the sushi rolls very reasonable. Most rolls were about $4 each and the portions were substantial. Some of our favorite items were the edamame hummus,shrimp roll, and potato crab cakes. We tried the tapioca pudding with cocunut icecream for dessert and that was also quite tasty. The noise level of the restaurant was nice with light music playing in the background. We were a little disappointed when we ran out of pita for our hummus, were offered more, but were charged $2 for it. We reasoned it was worth it though since it seemed that the bread was specially baked and served warm.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 28, 2009

very hip place... + food is great. What more do you want?

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2009

The reservations were at 8 not 8 30. It is always annoying when u make a reservation at 8 get there ten to 8 and have to wait at the bar to be seated for 30 minutes if the place is that far behind a few complimentary drink are in order.
Also the hostess was a little unfriendly and not dressed like a hostess

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2009

Was just decent. Have been before and was more impressed those times.
Too loud where we were seated. Service was terrible - brought everything in wrong order (didn't bring soup, tea and edamame until way after the meal had started and been served, then table was way too full, not friendly, etc). Food was just decent. Miso soup unflavorful - too bland. Not anxious to go back...

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2009

Umami does an excellent job. I have brought my wife and 3 boys here (all under 6) as well as a large group of clients (16). Both are equally happy with the experience.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2009

Ahi Poke taco and kara kare roll were great! sliders and tempura shrimp less so - I would stick to the sushi, and expect it to be excellent.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 10, 2009

Umami was a wonderful place for my husband and I to dine during our trip to San Francisco. I would recommend Umami to anyone. Sushi was fresh, tasty and the drinks menu was awesome.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2009

Very nice ambiance, food and service were excellent, great date spot.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2009

The food was great but we'll never go back to this restaurant because of the noise level. No talking - only shouting!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2009

The ambiance is always fun. If you're looking for quiet it isn't a place to go. However, the food is always good and the drinks are flavorful.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2009

The food was wonderful. I love their sushi and have a very hard time getting sushi somewhere else now that I have eaten there. The service was ok. There was cork in my wine and I asked the server to bring me a new glass of wine and she did, but there was still cork in it. It looked like the same glass. We also sat around a lot waiting for our server. She wasn't very attentive. I understand that it was busy, but it was bad. Overall though, it was a great experience. I will definitely go back time and time again. LOVE the sushi.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2009

It was a first visit for all of us and it was wonderful. We had an intense eating experience during their special happy hour and they couldn't have been more accommodating. The food was terrific and we can't wait to return, even planning a party there.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2009

Horrible service but good food. Server kept bringing wrong items. Unattentive and unfriendly server. Luckily one of the other server was helpful enough to give better service. I really don't have any other reason to return if the service isn't improved.

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