Umaya

4.3
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$30 and under
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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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4.2
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Aggie
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Rarely have I given a negative review of a restaurant but Umaya made sure that I did. The server disappeared on us for a time, the first glass of wine was awful, the crab salad had tons of shell in it, the Hamachi was not only not fresh but served at room temperature like it had sat out all night, and the rolls were simply bad. I hope it was just an off night for them but it definitely ruined a night of vacation for us!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Honestly this is very subpar sushi. Service was fast and restaurant nice and clean though.

CL
vipChrisL
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like autum sushi roll there , it’s has deepfried spicy tuna wrapped with seaweed inside, on top with sliced tune and avocados , It’s very delicious autum sushi at roll

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OLLIEL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I think that the food was just OK, but overpriced. I ordered the Shoyu Ramen, but it felt less of restaurant quality. The broth tasted like a boullion was dropped into water and there were very small quantities of mushrooms and corn. We also ordered the Whole Squid which was tender, but the taste is less appealing. I have had better Ramen around the area. Our server was ok, but NEVER asked about us nor the food that we were eating. The receptionist also took her time (about 5 minutes) in getting us a reserved seat. She said that she was trying to get her "online" order to work. Understandable, but she should really tend to customers already walked-in, with a reservation, and waiting for her attention.

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zhaot
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been coming here quite few times. My favorite sushi spot. Great sake selection. Sushi always fresh. Service always quick and friendly. Highly recommended

ML
MaryL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! My favorite dish is beef tomato ramen !!

CM
ChristianM
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been away for a while but had to come back to my spot. This was a fast lunch. However the service was impeccable, Vonny recommended some new dishes that they are trying out and they came out quickly and were devoured just as fast.

KD
KayDeeJay
New England
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Phenomenal service at the sushi bar. The chefs talked to us about the food while we ate, pretty awesome!

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vipJonathan
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I found the restaurant outstanding in all aspects. Would highly recommend for any occasion. I ordered the Raman which was excellent

LM
LadanM
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

The sushi quality was poor. I would not recommend getting sushi here.

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vipdanak
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious! Great options for vegans and meat eaters. Victor, our awesome server, really made us feel welcome and took great care of us!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The service was slower than expected considering it wasn’t a busy night. And there was a confusion with splitting the bill. The food was good they do not skimp on ramen size and the food came out pretty quick. The service just could have been better.

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AronP
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were pleasantly surprised by the great selection of vegan-friendly offerings. That all turned out to be delicious.

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Llcoolj
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Even on Valentine's Day when it was packed, our server was wonderful and attentive. We ordered some appetizers and ramen and everything was delicious. Definitely recommend.

BM
BMoore
Washington DC
1 review