Umi - Winter Park

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$30 and under
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Japanese
Umi offers a unique twist to the Japanese cuisine found here in Central Florida. The chefs prepare each menu item utilizing meticulous methods starting from the preparation all the way down to the execution. Presented to you are bold dishes that express refinement and art. Let yourself be treated to a gastronomic dining experience and share dishes with your friends and family cooked from our authentic robata grill, kitchen and the sushi bar. Experience the Japanese and worldly flavors that have inspired the menu. Our chefs select only the finest and freshest produce, seafood and meats sourced locally and from around the world, ensuring that each handmade dish is prepared just for you.
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RH
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always great one of our favorite places in Winter Park

PR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Disappointed in the Sushi & the sashimi
Served us up raw shrimp as well

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked Anniversary Dinner. Waiter

ME
Orlando
78 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful meal - from appetizers through dessert, every item was fresh and creative. Luis was our server and he offered us great suggestions and wine accompanyments. On this visit, I tried the Ramen with Wagyu beef and it was out of this world. I would highly recommend UMI to you for the freshest sushi you can find, but also the other menu items recently introduced to the menu!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, and had a very nice selection of authentic sushi with Japanese fish.

k
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and atmosphere!

RD
Orlando
92 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An owner stopped by our table to introduce herself and make us feel welcome. This was an unexpected addition to a very food meal.

JO
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Umi in Winter Park for the first time last Sat. and enjoyed a great meal with old friends visiting from Europe. We made reservations for our party of 9 and everything was already in place when we arrived early. The presentation of the food equaled the high quality. Selections from the grill were very flavorful. The Drunken Lobster sushi was fresh and very tasty. The fried calamari appetizer was cooked just the right amount. The yellowtail entrée and accompanying risotto was excellent. Even though we had thoroughly enjoyed our meal, we decided to skip dessert as we had eaten our fill. However, the owner Susie wanted to make sure that our experience was complete and provide several complimentary desserts for us to try. They were colorful and elegantly designed with unusual textures and the taste was much better than your standard dessert fare. Susie shared a few stories with us and was an excellent host. Would definitely recommend Umi.

KO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I frequent Umi often and the food, atmosphere and service are always fantastic. Our recent visit was no different. Great experience!

P
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very tasty. The menu had lots of tempting choices. The staff were extremely attentive including the manager. Will go there again.

OT
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. Our waiter was amazing and gave us some excellent suggestions. The owner came to great is, she was very nice. I would recommend it.

EX
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Louie was awesome. Sitting inside better then outside. Owner came by twice to check on us to check twice. Nice touch. Food very good. Squid exceptional. Would go back.

BF
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable. The food was inspiring. Perfect balance of flavors, textures and visual creativity served in a beautiful, welcoming environment. Servor was a consummate professional and extremely knowledgeable. Umi isn't just dinner, it is an unforgettable experience every single time. 5 stars is not enough.

F
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Delicious and fun! Our fun enjoy his wagyu steak all the more cooking it on the stone.

MH
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

3 out of the 4 orders were wrong. My friends steak got sent back twice and was still over cooked and chewy. Waitress told us it’s suppose to be a chewy steak. Then our bill has to be fixed 2 times.
On the menu it says $17 for a noodle bowl. We received our bill and got charged an extra $10 for choosing our noodles and protein. On the menu it says nothing about an extra charge. They did take it off. The steak in the bowl was so fatty and chewy I couldn’t eat it. Our sushi roll was good. I wasn’t impressed the first time I went a few years ago. But I thought I would give it another chance and was disappointed. Our waitress was nice but the food wasn’t impressionable.

MP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious, service was great. Nice location

NP
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Magical Dining and was not disappointed, great menu. Fantastic food and service!

J
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Umi! The food, the service, the staff, everything is wonderful. Our favorites are the grilled squid and pork belly, but honestly everything we've tried has been excellent. This last visit we brought our cousins with us because we knew they just had to try Umi and of course they loved it too! Will be back soon!

TF
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local little place

GR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything thing was great went for the new magical dining menu and everything was delicious. I had the cured sushi as my entree and even though it was different I liked it and my daughter enjoyed every moment of it. Will definitely be back thank you!

JM
Orlando
93 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

My wife and I had not been to Umi for some time and were glad to return. The menu had changed from our last visit and it took us a while to be reoriented. I was disappointed to see the draft beer had been discontinued as I looked forward to trying one of the changing selections. I settled on an unknown Japanese bottle beer at a steep $10 per bottle as they were out of Sapporo. Louie was a great server and helped us navigate the new (to us) menu. The owner/manager was very attentive and provided us a complimentary plate of tasty Korean dumplings. Fortunately the nigiri and sushi roll choices we enjoy were still there. Some of the entree choices we liked had gone away so we went with the small plate grill kabobs and were not disappointed. My wife had the lobster skewer and I had the ground beef and both were delicious. While we were not thrilled with some of the menu and beer changes the visit was a solid 4 stars.

DI
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We showed up a little early for our reservation and were seated immediately. Our server, Corina, was incredibly knowledgeable on their drink selection and was able to suggest appetizers based on a high level of detail to ensure we received food that was appropriate to our dining mood for the evening. Being seated outside, you'd think it would be uncomfortable, but the awning kept us covered from direct sunlight and the outdoor fan systems mounted overhead provided a pleasant atmosphere. We were visited by an individual that was obviously of a senior role with the restaurant, and were asked how our experience was so far and if there was anything we needed to make our visit better. This was very reassuring, and bolstered the already excellent and attentive service from the dining staff. The menu items seem to be just a tad overpriced (the drink menu is a bit high if you plan on having a few drinks, however they are very high quality), and although we had the sashimi platter and Wagyu beef entrees, our impression still had us thinking a few dollars lower in price would have been warranted. Still very good, though. This is a restaurant we will definitely be visiting again in the future.

MP
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Bento boxes were excellent. Friendly service. Sidewalk table. Would have given 5 stars but the kitchen was a bit slow. Recommended anyway :)

K
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Umi was fantastic all around. The owners walked by to check on us every now and then to ensure we were comfortable and enjoying ourselves. The staff were also attentive. The food was delicious and fresh. Will be returning again!

OT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff and owner were super friendly and the grilled whole squid was delicious! Best tasting uni too!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most amazing meal at Umi. Beautiful presentation, fresh & delicious sashimi and sushi. The tuna and rice crisp .. must have! Delicious, the tuna was so fresh ... The crispy rice , great appetizer!! Louie the server was knowledgeable, fun and engaging! The owner took the time to stop by to ensure we were happy and well fed. A stellar restaurant in Winter Park. If you live there, go often...if you are visiting, make it a stop on your itinerary. Promise you will walk away happy!

CM
Orlando
35 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I like the food
Is better have an reservation the salmon Robata and lobster lemon salad is amazing!!

HV
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

The food was great - we ordered a tuna appetizer which was delicious, as well as a few rolls and a Yakisoba noodle. However, the service was actually terrible. The server was hesitant and awkward, and there were many different people who brought dishes out to our table, and had the audacity to ask "did you order this?" There's a seating chart for a reason. Everyone was feeling very uncomfortable as the servers all looked confused, would walk into the dining area holding food, look around awkwardly and very confused, and go back and huddle with the other staff, trying to guess where it should go.This awkward experience made us super uncomfortable and feel awkward. Order takeout here - dont dine in. At least 5 other friends who we've spoken to have all had this weird experience here.

RW
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and impeccable service! Our beverages never had a chance to be empty before someone was filling them, and the food was beautifully made & delicious. Best tuna kobachi I’ve ever had! We have 3 kiddos, and I wouldn’t recommend this place for kids- a bit pricey & quiet- perfect for date night.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We have been here several times but this last visit was definitely not worth the money.

G
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with competent and polite service. Wide range of menus items.

A
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sushi, amazing yakitori delicious yakisoba and ramen. I highly recommend trying this place at-least once

AS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Jose, is exceptional. He make recommendations on the dish and it turned out really good. He is very professional, attentive and friendly. Definitely will come back & would ask for Jose again

ME
Orlando
78 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have recommended UMI in Winter Park a number of times! My recent visit is no exception! W thoroughly enjoyed our meals - their rolls are always fresh and the Sashimi is unbelievable! Recent updates have made the place even better with crisp white tablecloths and an all new wine list that has some great additions. I am excited to try their new Fresh Oyster bar on my return trip!

MG
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both exceptional. Our server was knowledgeable about the menu and very attentive. The food we ordered was fresh, tasty and a good blend of choices from the menu. All around it was a great dining experience.

AW
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Appetizers were great and the sushi is always good. The chicken ramen broth and meat were a bit plain and not that flavorful. Would definitely recommend the spicy pork instead. Great service and experience as usual though.

WA
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it ! I will definitely come back ! It’s more suitable for dates and date nights .

SA
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great the sushi super fresh and wasabi was kicking.

OT
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Horrifying experience. The waitress was rude and served us over-spiced food on purpose to prove a point. Do not eat here. The restaurant has gone downhill in every way!

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wine guy was great!

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