Umi - Winter Park

4.5
319 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
We’re delighted to welcome you to Umi! The freshest Sushi & Sashimi in town, Robata Charcoal grilled meats, seafood & vegetables, guests enjoy Tapas-style dining so you can sample a wide variety of exquisite creations. From our house made ginger dressing to the sauces that bring our sushi rolls to life, we proudly make everything from scratch. Fresh fish is flown in from around the world.

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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon - Fri: 11:30a - 2:30p
Sat - Sun: 12p - 3p

Dinner
Mon - Thu: 5p - 10p
Fri & Sat: 5p - 11p
Sun: 5p - 9p
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Phone number
(407) 960-3993
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Timothy Guiness
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Fairbanks Ave.
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Parking details
We do not have on-site parking, but free street parking is available throughout downtown Winter Park. We are located one block away from City Hall, which offers free parking after 6pm on weekdays and all-day on weekends. Student parking available in the SunTrust Parking Garage at Rollins campus.
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Public transit
SunRail -- Downtown Winter Park
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Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 319 People Are Saying
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4.4
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3.0Dined 5 days ago

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.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Fresh and innovative sushi. The food was great and they have a really great wine selection.

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

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 :)

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Very nice. Good came out fast. A little pricey but that’s how it is for any high end sushi place

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Best sushimi anywhere and Hannah is awesome! Someone meeds to hire her away from there.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on July 20, 2018

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.

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1.0Dined on July 15, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Always a great experience!

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2.0Dined on June 17, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Food was amazing and service was great!

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

I think I have found my new favorite roll. Amazing food!

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Everything came out in time (except for soup but it was ok) and the sushi was delicious! Service was kind and attentive

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Super fresh sushi and excellent service as always! Try the hokkaido roll and the 70% rolls!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Awesome food awesome experience

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Very good, loved it! The prices are great, especially for the quality of food you get.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

It was amazing! We loved our server, Ryan, and we loved the food as always.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great quality sashimi and presentation along with friendly staff

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4.0Dined on May 7, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Such a cute little spot in Winter Park. Ask what specials they have, the chef is very creative.

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1.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Very disappointed with the food and overall experience.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Great as usual.

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3.0Dined on April 20, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on April 18, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

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!

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2.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Very fair .... sushi was ok and not very big portions for their high price.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

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.

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