Umi - Winter Park
Lead by Head Sushi Chef John Park and Chef de Cuisine Tim Guiness, our culinary team works tirelessly to bring you specialty inspirations and unique dishes not found in the common Japanese restaurant.
To enhance your dining experience, the carefully selected wine list complements our cuisine's flavors. Most of our wines have a rating of 90 and above. Alternatively, enjoy our wide range of sakes and imported beers. We hope you'll join us soon!
Mon - Fri: 11:30a - 2:30p
Sat - Sun: 12p - 3p
Mon - Thu: 5p - 10p
Fri & Sat: 5p - 11p
Sun: 5p - 9p
We have been to UMI several times and usually enjoy great service, but this past Saturday the 11th of august was the exception. I am not sure what happen (since there was never an explanation given) but the appetizer took over 20 minutes to come and was actually was not served until mid-way through the main course of rolls. Typically when we order several rolls they are served all at once in a large boat or come out within minutes of each other. The service was more like a "tapas" meal with food coming out as it was prepared over 30-40 minutes. They even missed an entire roll and still tried to charge us for it. It was removed once I pointed it out but it was very disappointing. The manager came by once to apologize for the app being so late and the final server who corrected the bill was also "sorry". It's funny how one bad service day can sour you on a restaurant. I'll probably not go back to UMI. There are several great sushi places in Otown with better service and more competitive prices. If you are going to be a premium sushi place you better always bring your A game.
The food was amazing and for a reasonable prize, although I had to order two plates in order to get full since I alwayd like meat and rice and the meat only comes with vegetables
Fresh and innovative sushi. The food was great and they have a really great wine selection.
I try to get to Umi once every few months and introduce our friends to the restaurant. The good was fantastic as ever but our server was a bit too talkative without being very helpful on GF options. I'll be back but it would be nice to have a few more options on the menu for patrons that have a restrictive diet. Maybe have some rice noodles handy :)
Very nice. Good came out fast. A little pricey but that’s how it is for any high end sushi place
Amazing rolls. We got the volcano and one that was like a spicy tuna but square-sorry I can’t remember the name. Also started with tempora shrimp & veggies. All Delicious ! A/c could have been having a problem but it was comfortable with fans going. Nice wines too! Server was great and had some good recommendations taking time with us. Go here!
Best sushimi anywhere and Hannah is awesome! Someone meeds to hire her away from there.
We had another outstanding experience. UMI recently enhanced their menu to include a number of new items that we wanted to experience. Our server Blake gave us superb guidance when it came to navigating the new menu and of course, pairing the right wine with our meal. Favorite rolls include the Rollins 2 and Tuna by Tuna. We enjoy everything that comes off the Robata grill and of course the Crunchy Tataki !! UMI is a must visit restaurant that will not disappoint.
Restaurant was decent. Needs to have quicker service. Wait was too long for a small restaurant without being a full capacity.
My girlfriend and I waited for over 35 minutes to be served our appetizer, which was only 4 chicken wings.
These chicken wings were very bland without flavor. The main entrees were better however, I have had better ramen at other local places.
1. A/C wasn’t working well - too hot ambient temp.
2. Husband found broken glass in one of his sushi pieces. We given the usual “don’t know how that got there” line.
3. Redo plate had fish scales on the snapper.
4. Special happy hour items were charged full price - corrected but disappointed after all the above.
5. Only offered a $7-10 dessert for our “experience”.
6. Our server did his best to explain but most places the manager and/or chef come directly. Disappointed they left the awkward situation up to the server.
Umi is one of our favorite restaurants and it again delivered a Very Good overall experience. Blake is our go-to server and was Outstanding. The ambiance is pleasing and has a nice vibe. I enjoy trying one of the constantly changing craft beers and we are always able to select a good wine. My wife and I started out with Miso soup and a small ginger salad respectively and both were Very Good. We then chose eight pieces of Nigiri plus the Godzilla role that were both Outstanding. I have not found better sushi in Central Florida. My wife chose the Crunchy Tataki that she rated Very Good. I had the Short Ribs that I rated Outstanding on taste but I had to lower the rating to Very Good as I expect short ribs to be fall apart texture and able to be eaten with chop sticks. The meat while great tasting was more like a steak and I had to ask for a knife and fork to eat it. Overall we were very satisfied and will return soon.
Very creative flavors with a twist on sushi offerings; hot meals were fantastic as well. The service was excellent as was the wine selection under the server's guidance; he was a 2nd level sommelier and very fun.
Definitely worth the trip!
Always a great experience!
Went for Father's Day. Rolls very small, place could have much better decorated given it's located on Park Ave. For size of rolls price is 30%ish to high.
30 Bites menu was attractive and well prepared. The sushi was a little different than I am used to but was excellent. The fried lobster bites were very good as was the sercvice.
Food was amazing and service was great!
I think I have found my new favorite roll. Amazing food!
We enjoyed out first visit to this restaurant. Service was attentive and all of the food was well prepared. The Mango Tango roll was especially yummy. We ordered a couple items off of the $6 happy hour menu and took advantage of the Bite30 menu. I'd eat here again.
Everything came out in time (except for soup but it was ok) and the sushi was delicious! Service was kind and attentive
Super fresh sushi and excellent service as always! Try the hokkaido roll and the 70% rolls!
Awesome food awesome experience
Very good, loved it! The prices are great, especially for the quality of food you get.
Always impressive sushi, we love coming here every chance we get. There is always something new on the menu to try, but we have our favorite rolls too. Mango tango is the all time favorite.
It was amazing! We loved our server, Ryan, and we loved the food as always.
Great quality sashimi and presentation along with friendly staff
First time at this restaurant; knew of its excellent reputation. Service was very good, food was very good, the restaurant is comfortable. The only complaint is that it is pricey. When I say this, I don't merely mean that prices are high; it's the price/value relation that is off. While the food is quite good, they're a bit precious about it, presumably to justify the prices. So, while I'd recommend the restaurant for the quality of its food and its service, be prepared to spend a bit more than you probably should.
Drove from Dr Phillips to try this sushi restaurant on the recommendations of a friend. We were greeted by a friendly hostess who took us right to our table. Our waiter Jason was fabulous describing the food and specials. We had the lobster salad and it was delish!! I had the chirushi so much fresh fish seaweed rice and noodles. So yummy also had the edemane with garlic and lime. Loved this place and we will be back again soon!
Such a cute little spot in Winter Park. Ask what specials they have, the chef is very creative.
Very disappointed with the food and overall experience.
Great as usual.
Outside seating was not very nice. The tables are extremely close together. One chef came over to the table next to us and was causally goofing around with his friends for about 20 minutes during our dinner. The food was fine. The rolls aren’t big.
Even though we have a sushi place within walking distance from my house, we drive 40 minutes to eat at Umi! The Crunchy Titaki is our favorite dish but the sushi rolls are also excellent and fresh.
Lovely staff and delicious unique dishes. We like to dine at Umi because they have different twist in traditional Asian dishes. Ever wanted to try grilled octopus or squid, highly recommend trying it here.
We usually go here for sushi however the last time was a real turnoff. The usual sushi we get was very bland and tasteless. Seems like they changed owners or something.
My wife and I are regular diners at Umi and this visit did not disappoint. We were sorry to learn that our favorite server Melissa had left, but glad to learn she was done with school and pursing her career. Blake was our new server and we be a great successor to Melissa! As always, the ginger salad, miso soup, and sushi were outstanding. For the main course I had the shrimp tempura and my wife the crunchy tuna and both were great. For our money, Umi is the best Japanese restaurant in Central Florida.
Along with our guests, we all enjoyed an outstanding experience - from creative appetizers to the freshest sushi available as out entree. Our dining was enhanced by another great bottle of wine which we were guided to by Sommelier, Blake! OUTSTANDING! We will be back soon to enjoy the best Sushi in Central Florida!
Very fair .... sushi was ok and not very big portions for their high price.
We enjoyed some of the new menu items and other recommendations from Blake. We were not disappointed at the wide range of great rolls and other unique culinary creations from the Chef! Truly a memorable meal made even better by the newly enhanced wine list! Thank you to the entire UMI family for working together to ensure such a memorable evening!
We live in Winter Park and had out of town guests in for the Winter Park Art Festival. We had an overall wonderful experience. Everyone raved about the food ,service and atmosphere at Umi. We had cocktails at the bar before being seated. The bar was lively, but not over crowded. Umi has some very beautiful authentic Asian art which added to the enjoyment and atmosphere.
The service was impeccable ( we had the owner's lovely niece). Every entree served was wonderful. They even had green kimchi for St. Patty's Day. We eat here often and always like it. It was great to know our out of town guests enjoyed it as much as we do.
Have been wanting to try Umi Winter Park for some time now. Ambiance was real nice - spacious and attractive interior plus sidewalk tables always a plus. The menu was higher priced than I was expecting based on other top sushi locations in Central Florida - probably because of location on Park Ave.