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Permanently Closed - Umami

907 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Japanese, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm; bar open up to 2:00am
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Phone number
(415) 346-3431
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Sam Josi
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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.
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Private party contact
Stryker Scales,,: (415) 346-3431
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Cross street
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Parking details
There is both street parking and public lots very close to Umami.
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Special events & promotions
SUMO HOUR: 50% off all wine and special kitchen menu, 5:30pm - 7pm
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Overall ratings and reviews
4.2  based on all time ratings
Noise · Energetic
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipNickSF (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2016

I have never had a bad meal at Umami, and I've had some memorable ones. Last night was such a meal. Visiting foreign fri

Nomnomnom (London)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2016

This place has fantastic sashimi (tuna in particular) has good service (attentive but not too much) and a really fun and delicious ice cream cookie dough sushi style dessert (salted caramel is the best!)

vipYms41 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2016

Sushi rolls are always delicious but the vegetable tempura was very disappointing. The portions were way to large and kind of gooey. Individual veggies make for much better tempura.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2016

Absolutely LOVE Umami for every occasion, intimate dining to a full blown celebration!

Umamidelight (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2016

This is the only sushi place that we go to. It never fails and is always s high quality experience. We look forward to our next treat night.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2016

Kale was outstanding. Cocktails tasty but on the weaker side.

vipJennaa08 (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 19, 2016

The sushi was good and fresh. However it was extremely loud and i could barely hear the person i went there with which was a bummer.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2016

Food was 5 Stars!

WendelJackson (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 16, 2016

The Midori roll may have been the best roll I've ever had. And I've been eating sushi since the 80s. That may not be your specific experience, but you'll definitely find something to your liking. We arrived at opening with reservations, there was already a line at the door and and it filled up rapidly behind us. We were a little worried that all these people trying to order all at once would slow them down but it didn't seem to affect service or timing of food arrival one iota. Excellent sushi and sashimi as well as alternatives to the raw fish. This one is worth you time and effort to try out.

Marge (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on January 12, 2016

I met a person I hadn't seen in decades. Conversation was to be an important aspect of this dinner, as with most dinners. The noise levels made it incredibly difficult to have a conversation. There is a central, long table in the center of the room where guests were shouting and disruptive to others. I think they were a sports team. Otherwise, the restaurant is great. The sushi was terrific, fresh, artistic. The miso soup was wonderful. The architecture is exactly right for this " Japanese tavern."

Smilyn (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2016

If you like sushi and a cooked Asian dishes, come here for bright and unique combinations that really work! Its a bit noisy and close for serious conversation during the main dinner hours. But other than that, straight A's in all categories.

vipOpenTable Diner (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on January 2, 2016

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vipSmile (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2015

We love going to Umami for delicious sushi. Great selection of rolls and the quality of the fish is one of the best in the city. Our server was very knowledgeable about all the menu items and made great suggestions.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2015

Incredible food and service. Highly recommend it

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2015

My husband and I really loved this place. The food was absolutely delicious. Everything we ordered scrumptious. The Kobe beef sliders, vegetable tempura (kind like a latte, only better), and sushi rolls. We will definitely be back.