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Umaya, Washington, DC

Umaya

4.4
4.4
555 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
Umaya, where East meets West in a plethora of Japanese inspired small & large dishes. We focus on drawing from the simplicity of flavor in fresh ingredients, while giving it a Western flair. Specializing on the popular Japanese ‘street food’ - think small 'tapas' style dishes that are easy to share amongst friends & family. Our Izakaya grill features a one of a kind charcoal brick that is imported from Japan & allows for the natural flavors of the proteins & vegetables to radiate.

Umaya elevates the typical 'beer garden' concept with hard-to-find Asian dishes. Our menu promotes friends, coworkers, family to enjoy their time together. We carry a wide array of Asian beer & Japanese Whiskey, complimenting the tranquility of the restaurant. The menu will feature seasonal highlights; however, the time-honored staples will always be available. ‘Umaya’ directly translates to a ‘place that tastes good’ in Japanese; it is a place where you can go

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Izakaya, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Monday - Friday Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Saturday All Day Dining Sat 11:30 am–10:30 pm Sunday All Day Dining Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Monday - Thursday Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Friday Dinner Fri 4:30 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 290-3443

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander

  • Catering

    Please e-mail events@umayadc.com for any questions regarding setting up a catering event for your occasions.

  • Private party facilities

    Please e-mail events@umayadc.com for any questions regarding setting up a private event at Umaya.

  • Neighborhood

    Penn Quarter

  • Cross street

    Between G St. NW and H St. NW (At the corner of G PL. NW)

  • Parking details

    Street parking in the neighborhood. Also, there are 4 garages within 1 block of the restaurant, including a garage that is within the building and a garage directly across the street.

  • Public transit

    Umaya is 1 block from Metro Center Metro Station and Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro Station.

  • Entertainment

    We have special lounge DJs every Friday night.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Japanese

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  1. LW

    LauraW

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    I’ve been here before and had a better experience. The staff are doing their best, but there’s just not enough of them. Sashimi came without wasabi. Rice for sushi rolls was gummy and maybe not the right grain. Not sure if this is all supply chain/labor issues, but they did their very best with what they had. Still one of the only places I’ve found serving chicken hearts, livers, and gizzards - love that.
  2. b

    bunny

    Tulsa

    115 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    115 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food was fresh and tasty. Menu is somewhat limited. Server was very attentive and provided good suggestions.
  3. LM

    LeslieM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious apps, drinks, and sushi; Friendly, helpful service!
  4. PD

    PDnHK

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great dining experience; look forward to returning again.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing hostess who was there right when we needed her and not too overwhelming. The food was AMAZING! Highly recommend.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good food and great service. Will come back again
  7. RF

    RickF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding menu. We stayed in DC for 9 nights and went to Umaya twice to make sure we got to try most of it. Excellent service as well.
  8. BE

    BESTsushiInDC

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent evening enjoying the best sushi in DC!!
  9. S

    Scott

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Sushi selection was excellent and the quality of the food was great. Service at the bar was very good.
  10. BN

    BNWPhx

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Excellent small plates. Try the beef tongue, we ordered a second dish! The noodle dishes are also good.
  11. f

    foodjunkies

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The food was just above average and was too pricey for the quality. Service was average at best even without the restaurant being at full capacity. The ambiance was average but quiet because restaurant was not filled.
  12. KH

    KyleH

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Service was great. Sushi was nothing special, pretty average.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Good menu choices. Staff are very friendly and nice. Atmosphere is fairly good. Your average Resturant for once in a while.
  14. P

    Pete

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    It was okay…like a Japanese Applebee’s
  15. CM

    ChristianM

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been a while since I last came. Service was excellent. Victor took great care of my table. We started off with some fresh sashimi and a bottle of cold sake. Delicious. Then we had some robata, let me tell you the sea bass and lamb robatas were grilled to perfection. Victor came to check on us and suggested some Japanese whisky to try and, a great suggestion indeed, we had some Nikka from the barrel, he brought it for us along with the bottle in two snifters. Now that is some great whisky. We finished off with one my favorites large plates lamb chops and Wagyu beef. Perfectly seasoned and finger licking good. Coming back next week!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite Izakaya restaurant in Dc. Fun atmosphere, attentive staffs, excellent and fresh food, creative drinks, wide menu selections, and the price is very friendly for a Japanese restaurant. I took a lot of friends here and never a disappointment. A+++
  17. JB

    JohnB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! Sushi was very fresh! Will be back for sure.
  18. DH

    DrewH

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food is ok. Definitely not authentic Japanese. Price is ok for DC.
  19. AB

    AmandaB

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was outstanding. The food incredible. We are a mixed age family of 6 and everything was so comfortable and enjoyable.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was good. Our waiter helped make decisions based on her familiarity with the menu. She provide great advice and complimented the “special lady” a free dessert!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The appetizers were great! The entrees were disappointing. We got ramen, very small portion of protein, always a small portion with ramen but this was exceptionally small. We also got yakisoba. While it was delicious it was not soba. Yaki-ramen would be a more appropriate name. Flickering lights inside and weird brown smears in the restroom led to a low ambiance rating, I think they might need to do a little clean / renovation work.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    4 stars because the hostess was so adamant to help me watch the NBA playoffs.
  23. SG

    StephanieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, attentive staff, great atmosphere. Will go again!
  24. C

    Chao

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really Enjoy food here..Super friendly staff. Food is amazing. Will be back for sure!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, good service, reasonable price in downtown DC even with all these inflation going on, will be back.
  26. TO

    TraciO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this place! Was so happy they had some choices for my sister, who is a vegan!!! Thank you for your great service! Good job new guy!!!!
  27. Y

    Yeah

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Ordered curry katsu, curry is cold over fried katsu, also ordered Sapporo beer from the menu indicating $7 but turned out $12 for some reasons? Overall, it’s ok not very authentic Japanese food.
  28. P

    Pete

    Naples

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The food here is of extremely high quality. Perfectly prepared and beautifully presented.
  29. SH

    StevenH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Food is not fresh for the price you u have to pay for. Noodle soup is not hot enough. We left some yakitori skewers untouched because it was poorly prepared. Would never come here to eat ever again.
  30. JH

    JuliaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Autumn sushi roll was super good! All items tasted very fresh.
  31. JC

    JayC

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Umaya is such a gem. Really great food! Lots of seating, very accessible to the national mall.
  32. B

    Beth

    Richmond

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Despite being on time for our 4:45 pm reservation, after being seated and waiting for a long time, no server came to our table to even give us water let alone take our order. Other servers saw us and attended to tables seated after us and ignored us to clean a empty table. So we got up and left. This morning I got a message from OpenTable indicating we missed our reservation. This is false. I guess Umaya staff only noticed us long enough to mark our reservation as missed.
  33. BA

    BillA

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had the Poke bowl options and they were nice as a good dinner, tasty and not too filling. The Poke sauce (served on the side) was a bit too spicy for our taste but not the fire-breathing sort. We were seated quickly at 6:30 in a nice corner table on a Friday night and by 7:00 they were full. Noise level was nice and low for normal conversation even when the place was full. Food was to the table quickly and the server was nice and efficient. My wife ordered a Pinot Noir which she really liked. I was surprised that a glass of wine (normal serving size, not a generous size) was $14. Not sure that is normal these days for downtown, but it was more than I expected. Pother than that the pricing was fine.
  34. BG

    BenjiG

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    I love the spot and the food is always good to me. Good price, good food and good people working there.
  35. SD

    SanDiegoTom

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Energetic vibes Fresh sushi and sashimi Tasty yakitori chicken liver Made me think I might be in Japan....with cherry blossoms in peak form nearby A good find for a late supper
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Was good sushi and a nice ambiance, but the service was very slow, a bit inattentive, and the music was way too loud.
  37. m

    michaelc

    Spain

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Friendly staff and good food
  38. r

    roberts

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food great, large selection of items. Distressing that the menu cannot be handed out in a printed version. Makes ordering very time consuming for those unfamiliar with Menu choices. Service was thin, understaffing pressure caused us to be late to a show, but staff work very hard to keep up with the number of customers.
  39. BJ

    BobbyJ

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    All of the food items were amazing.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was excellent - tasty and comforting. Service was outstanding.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Umaya using the Order Online button. Umaya also offers delivery in partnership with Chow Now, Postmates and Uber Eats. Umaya also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 290-3443.

Umaya is rated 4.4 stars by 555 OpenTable diners.

Umaya does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Google Map for Umaya

733 10th St Nw Washington, DC 20001

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between G St. NW and H St. NW (At the corner of G PL. NW)

  • Neighborhood

    Penn Quarter

  • Hours of operation

    Monday - Friday Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Saturday All Day Dining Sat 11:30 am–10:30 pm Sunday All Day Dining Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Monday - Thursday Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Friday Dinner Fri 4:30 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Izakaya, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking in the neighborhood. Also, there are 4 garages within 1 block of the restaurant, including a garage that is within the building and a garage directly across the street.

  • Public transit

    Umaya is 1 block from Metro Center Metro Station and Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro Station.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander

  • Entertainment

    We have special lounge DJs every Friday night.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 290-3443

  • Catering

    Please e-mail events@umayadc.com for any questions regarding setting up a catering event for your occasions.

  • Private party facilities

    Please e-mail events@umayadc.com for any questions regarding setting up a private event at Umaya.

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