UMEDA

4.7
105 Reviews
$31 to $50
Sushi
UMEDA IS OPENING FOR DINE-IN & OPEN-AIR PATIO WITH HEATERS!
5:30pm-9:30pm, 7days a week. Take out and Postmates also available as usual.
-Please wear a mask except when eating.
We are taking proactive measures to keep the restaurant clean for our customers health and safety and making sure you feel comfortable when visiting us.

Authentic Japanese Restaurant (combine traditional technique with modern idea) , complete with fresh sushi bar, restaurant and private room.
The chef hand picks all the finest fish, seafood and produce daily. We also serve many special seasonal dishes.
On top of that, we have 2 kinds of popular Omakase courses at $105 and $125.
What 105 people are saying
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4.7
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Noise · Quiet
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flawless fish and service. Elegant preparation in which the fish is truly the star of the show. Compliments to the chef!

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preeb
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely place. Calm. Minimal. Food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent delicious sushi. One of the best I've had. Service was impeccable.

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vipStevenG
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent quality

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wasn’t a fan of the cod tempura. That’s my only complaint! I ordered it out of curiosity. The fresh eel, yellowtail, spicy tuna roll were all fantastic. I also enjoyed the seafood dumpling. Seems like the restaurant is easing into the post covid crowd as one server was managing about 5 tables at one point. She did a great job juggling seating guests, taking and delivering orders, drinks, and food…

I would recommend this place for some quality, delicious sushi.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and staff were fantastic. Will absolutely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down best sushi in town. Period. I’ve had sushi at NOBU, Matsuhisa, All of them. UMEDA sushi is clean, sophisticated and a cut above. They don’t hide behind sauces and fluff. The level of fish quality is a cut above. The staff are warm and inviting. It’s always a lovely spot, and has never let me down.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation in advance to have a special night for a birthday celebration. Server was very obviously not trained and very clueless. They tried to put us by the front door right in the middle of all the foot traffic. They also must have not gotten the memo that Covid isn't spread by touch, because they forced us to use a QR code menu THAT DIDN'T EVEN WORK. After barely greeting us we were left to wait without being served drinks for awhile. We're used to high quality sushi restaurants with amazing service. This was not the case. When he finally decided to come talk to us we ordered the special Omakase menu that was the entire reason we made the reservation. The waiter said that the chef didn't feel like making that for us tonight. He didn't feel like it? Are you serious?? We left. And ended up at a sushi restaurant that knows how's to treat their customers and are so happy we didn't go to this place. Read my other review if you want to go to a quality sushi restaurant that knows what they are doing. This is superficial restaurant without substance. Spend your money elsewhere.

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Mash
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal, fresh, and tasty sushi. And authentic to boot. Great interior aesthetic and kind staff.

サービスとお寿司は最高でした!

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vipDanielC
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is the highest quality sushi on the planet! We have eaten at Nobu and less famous sushi reaching for that “Oh wow!” Moment. Umeda nails it. I wish I could just trust the chef to bring out the food, but I am picky. I loved everything.

The waitress is adorable, efficient and commands the menu very well.

Don’t be in a hurry. They work really hard to serve 16 people at a time and there is no room for impatience. It is on the higher price scale but, It seems priced appropriately for the quality. We loved our dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service. Exceptional food. Always a great date night at UMEDA!

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vipKarD
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food
Great service
Lovely /quiet place

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HollisG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef at Umeda is a master. The food is delivered as it would be in a restaurant in Japan, as it is done, rather than all at once. This requires a bit of patience for an American with different expectations, but the payoff is the superb cuisine. There is a complete selection of food for vegetarians and vegans as well as omnivores.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was okay, nothing special. Expect to pay a lot!

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macha
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, very fresh with interesting but delicate touches. The entrance is a bit of a surprise: clear plexiglass over a small canyon-streambed several feet deep.

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Nina
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, fresh sushi in a relaxing environment. We found the service to be warm and friendly, highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place very welcoming and the food is top notch,
Everything was above perfect,

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vipzackful
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fine sushi dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great the food was excellent, the wait staff was really awesome and pleasant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

We didn’t get our first portion til an hour after we were seated. The sushi is good but not mind blowing - kind of overpriced.

Just poor service and overall a little disorganized. We were disappointed.

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vipVivi
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Went for a birthday celebration, but were bummed that there was no omakase due to Covid - considering this isn’t advertised on their website. However, food turned out to be delicious and the service was good.

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RayD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi was fuego, service was on point, 10/10 would recommend.

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Court
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Nice quiet place, Would go again if I wanted quick service and pretty decent food

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AshleyK
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every piece of nigiri we ordered was amazing. We also had the sashimi sampler and soft wheel crab appetizer. I can’t wait to go back here end try other dishes.

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vipFunkyChicken
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good high quality sushi with some unique choices not available elsewhere. The kids loved it, too. We'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fresh, simple sushi that is very delicious. No gimmicks or sauces to mask anything.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not sure it is fair to say when restaurant is not at its norm as it is still period of the pandemic. Restaurant was very clean. Everything was fine but nothing outstanding or memorable that makes me want to go every week or even month.

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vipLAFoodie
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The restaurant is super quiet with only a few tables inside, the food is really amazing and the fish absolutely fresh and delicious. Amazing dinner, ideal for friends dinner

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vipPaulS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

This is not your ordinary "sushi" restaurant, but a top-notch gourmet site of Japanese delicacies. Forget about large American overstuffed sushi rolls with fancy names. Instead experiment with a wide array of food from dumplings to oyster shooters. The place is small but not too small - simple but elegant. It made for a great experience overall.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most delicious and fresh fish and the nicest people. Go pay them a visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

So we love it here, but unfortunately I think their service has gone down, quality is not as good as it used to be, they dont have as many choices which I understand because of the pandemic they had to down size, but their pricing went up. Not only that, again not their fault but really bad amount of homeless outside the patio coughing, smoking, drinking, swearing...car after car since its a main busy street. It just wasn’t enjoyable esp when your bill is so expensive I want better service. We were the only people there and it took forever to get our food and the waitress/hostess was very rushed and kinda rude. May not be going back.

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vipJonathanL
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Quality sushi open for outdoor dining since it’s on melrose can be a bit loud.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Not open for dining as indicated. Ordered to go. Average at best. Expensive for what you get.

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AshleyV
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and food 10/10. Came Monday night to an empty restaurant where I thought there might be the possibility of us not receiving the best care. I was incredibly wrong. Very fresh fish and the server was AMAZING and super sweet. Great experience.

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vipZenman
Tahoe
21 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Very overpriced for the portion size and quality.

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vipSFAM
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Overall it was fine. The food was good but the portions were so small and the prices were really high.
Service was great and the wait staff was wonderful. Just too expensive for what you get. Spent over $220 for two of us and left hungry.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stayed open for us. Service was very good and food was delicious!

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richards
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience2

outdoor dining on busy melrose. Limited sushi just OK. Prices very high for what you get

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vipmama
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food tasted good but portions were fairly small. I have an allergy to gluten and asked in advance which items were GF. Sadly I had allergic reactions for the rest of the the evening and through the night. I love the food and ambiance here but it's not worth it for me to come back and suffer through another allergic reaction. =(

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LaurenAshleigh
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Too expensive for the quality of food. I’m assuming this is a “pay for the ambience & vibe” kind of spot but we went on a day where inside dining was closed. The service was great but the food was not that great.

FAQs

UMEDA does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. UMEDA also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (323) 965-8010.

UMEDA is rated 4.7 stars by 105 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.