UMEDA

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$31 to $50
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Sushi
Modern Japanese restaurant, 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 4 kinds of popular Omakase courses starting at $100 and going to $120, $150 and $170.

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haroldb
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful quiet restaurant with fabulous food and great service. A must go.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVED our recent dinner at Umeda. The restaurant is modern and pleasant and the food is amazing. A perfect blend of traditional Japanese cuisine and innovative flavors. A real gem in the neighborhood!

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Flobocop
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Great food, bad service. If you're willing to wait for your food, definitely go here. Also, they ran out of an item we ordered and didn't tell us until the end of the dinner.

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NATASA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Gracious Wife took me out for my Birthday Dinner as she previously researched many restaurant. We have both agreed on UMEDA as our Final Choice and there is absolutely nothing to regret.
From the moment we walked in we were warmly greeted by our server/bartender David and the team of three chefs masterfully lead by Head Chef and Owner Mr. Takuya Umeda himself.
The atmosphere is very pleasant, quite romantic I could say, with dimmed spot light, a modern design and high quality jazz music played at an adequate level so it won't overpower your conversation or force you to scream to be heard.
The open kitchen concept is absolutely astounding with the whole spectacle happening right in front of your eyes (nothing to hide).
Expected pure traditional classic and rafinated Japanese Cuisine in a very charming atmosphere. And the cocktails are not astray from that.
Close to the end of what I can call one of the best Birthday presents ever, I've asked David to present our Compliments to the Chefs.
On the way out I had the Honor to conversate and shake hands with The Master Chef Mr. Takuya Umeda whom wanted to thank us in person for visiting his amazing restaurant. A true gem of this city that could not be located any better than Melrose Street.
ARIGATO GOZAIMASU !!!

BZ
vipBrianZen
London
17 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Undiscovered Gem! The $100 Omakase is worth at least 50% more. Easy to get a reservation for now... don't know how long that will last. In my book, equal to the best Japanese restaurants in the city, and I've been to all of them (Shunji, Asanebo, Zo, Q, etc.)

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vipLeov
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fresh, attentive service. Excellent value for money.

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Mediocre
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

We waited 45 minutes for our food. The cut rolls were very mediocre but the sushi pieces were very good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner was fantastic. Everything prepared with care and beauty. Simply delicious.

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Sushi was remarkably average to bad. This is a place for rich people who just want to be at the right place on a Friday night but know nothing about sushi.

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craigers
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Umeda creates flavor sensations out of what would seem to be standard sashimi and sushi ingredients. Now that it's fall, his omakase can include a delicious matsutake mushroom soup, recently he included a delicious crab miso soup as well. Even his small desserts (small is good, after all the course before them!) are each an explosion of flavors that are both familiar and taken up a notch (peach cobbler, chocolate mousse, and lychee sorbet.). You definitely get your money's worth!

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vipAdamF
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was impeccable, delicious food and made a very special Birthday dinner even more special. Thank you!

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vipZ007
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is fresh, delicious, and expertly made. The staff is super friendly and will help make modifications if you have any allergies. The ambiance is terrific as well.

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banjochef
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful meal. Every dish was expertly prepared, beautiful to look at and scruptious. It was a very welcoming atmosphere. I highly recommend UMEDA.

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matthewk
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best meals I’ve had in a long time. Had sushi wagyu Black cod miso Tempura everything was outstanding. This restaurant is on par with the very best in Los Angeles Japanese restaurants. The quality of the fish is as good as it gets the wagyu was fantastic real Japanese beef Nice space good service excellent sake selection. Absolutely loved it can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

There were only 3 tables occupied at the restaurant. It was essentially empty, yet the service was ridiculously slow. It took 30 minutes to get soup, and only after reminding the waiter. Overall the experience was tense, as the order kept getting messed up. The fish was very fresh, but portions were tiny for the price.
Would not come back, nor recommend it

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food... one of my favorite sushi place now

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KayC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent, but a little expensive. Beautiful. Not overcrowded yet.

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vipBurt
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing, friendly, and certainly delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The prices were extremely high. The quality didn’t match the prices.

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OpenTable Diner
Dubai
16 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best sushi in all of LA. Super fresh and so so good!

JM
vipJohnnyMo
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

28 mini bento box at lunch is a jewel box of amazing. Cannot understand how there is a line out the door for sushi spots at lunch and this place is 1/2 empty. This is my 4th time there and I keep being blown away!! Amazing.

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ShaniceC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My boyfriend took me here as an early celebration for my birthday. Firstly, our waiter was extremely courteous - telling us we could request switching a course in the dinner to something we see on the menu if desired and customizing my cocktail orders according to my taste. I always like trying something new so he was also helpful in that department when asking questions about foods or drinks (I also got 1 free birthday drink). Secondly, the bf and I both ordered from the Omakase Dinner Menu which features 3 choices, each with 8 courses. He got the Sushi no crazy decorations or ingredients that could take away from the authenticity of the food. I experienced a lot of "umami" flavors throughout my meal and the uni and wagyu just melted across my tongue. To describe the flavors I experienced here would do this place a disservice as I do not have the right vocabulary to do it justice. I highly recommend coming here for your next romantic meal (and if my bf having a dream about the wagyu days later doesn't peak your interest, then I suggest moving on}.

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GraceM
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing spot! the service was great and the food even better! the bathrooms were a high light :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Los Angeles!

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Robb
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Three person family reunion. We wanted: excellent food, attentive but discrete service, quiet ambiance, comfort and relaxed atmosphere. This restaurant delivers that great experience every time!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews