Umi - Winter Park

4.6
367 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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We’re delighted to welcome you to Umi! The freshest Sushi & Sashimi in Central Florida, Robata Charcoal grilled meats, seafood & vegetables, guests enjoy 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 Chef de Cuisine Joji, 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. 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, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm
Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
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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
Casual Dress
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Catering
We have custom catering available. Please call at 407-960-3993 for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Fairbanks Ave./Across street from Rollins College Gates
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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. Additional parking available in the SunTrust Parking Garage at Rollins campus.
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Public transit
SunRail -- Downtown Winter Park
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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CM
Orlando
30 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

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

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HV
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

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.

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RW
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

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

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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A
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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AS
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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ME
Orlando
75 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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MG
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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WA
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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SA
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wine guy was great!

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LT
Orlando
19 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Umi was one of our favorite Sushi restaurants in Orlando. Unfortunately, the last two times we've been there after the new ownership change, the experience, service and food have not been as good as before. The service has been the most disappointing part. On both occasions, the service has been inattentive and does not seem well organized (many of the staff were standing around together not sure what their responsibilities were while we had empty finished plates on our table) . There seems to be no management oversight. Also, there is a lot of turn over with the staff. We didn't recognize anyone same on the staff on both occasions and the staff did not seem happy to work there. In the past, it was nice to be welcomed by the same consistent staff when we went. Overall, the feeling in the restaurant is unwelcoming and one of disorganized and unfocused ownership. We hope they will find a way to regain the quality in service and food that made it a neighborhood gem in the past.

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JL
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in an excellent setting of beautiful winter park. Service was exceptional and the ambiance superb.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Umi provided excellent service and delicious, quality meals. Well definitely return!

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t
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday lunch for our 14 year old triplets

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Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining gem in Winter Park
The wait staff were sweet and humorous
Very nice to us

Thank you

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DF
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Stay with ordering sushi and not anything else.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We had ginger salad, miso soup and rainbow rolls. They were good but overpriced. I have had better for less money. Of course

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HS
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Maybe it was overpriced because it was in Winter Park.
Maybe it was overpriced because it believes most customers are tourists.
Overall could it have been a more disappointing experience? no

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S
Orlando
19 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative rolls and a diverse Japanese menu. Reservations are a must

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Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great date night experience.

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Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and presentation very pleasing!!
Check for specials before going in. Would have loved it more if it was not so bright in the dining area, more intimate. Will be back!

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

They’re going through a menu shift and I suppose that comes with it’s fair share of hiccups. What inconveniences my group experienced were reimbursed by way of a portion of our bill being comped. It was a fairly nice atmosphere but the sushi was just ok. The squid was amazing and that made up for some of the lackluster array. It wasn’t a bad dinner or evening, but it’s suffice to say that neither my friends or I will likely return.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant, good was wonderful and quiet! Perfect for a date

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C
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

My partner and I had been looking forward to getting back to Umi since we discovered it not too long ago. This time, we were concerned it had switched owners. The sushi was just okay, the edamame was overdressed. They also mentioned getting rid of their entire wine menu, which was cause for concern about a management/ownership change. Now, it was Halloween, but it was early, and we were almost the only ones there. When we walked up, someone who looked like she could be the owner’s daughter was at a hostess stand up front, and seemed dumbfounded by the fact that we had a reservation. She actually said nothing, and someone behind her ended up walking us in to grab menus. We sat outside, and she was FaceTiming for almost the entire meal. I’m sure it was a one-off, but it was still annoying. We’ll go back to give it another chance since it was SO GOOD the first time, and we’re so hopeful our experience was just because it was a holiday!

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BM
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Umi never disappoints, with an inventive and delicious menu there is something for everyone. The staff is friendly and they take the time to make sure you are comfortable with every part of your meal. Highly recommend.

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New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best sushi places I’ve visited. Highly recommend to try a plate from each section. Worth it!

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LW
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

The food was awful. We ended up leaving the majority of our food on our plates and going home and eating leftovers.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always excellent service with a wide variety of Asian Fusion, Japanese and Korean food. Sushi and Sashemi is superb. Fresh fish flown in every day.

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o
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a craving for sushi. Had heard about Umi, but never tried it. Since this was the last weekend of Magical Dining decided to go. Still cannot believe what I got for $35. Started with Miso soup. Delicious. Next was a full sushi appetizer. There was a choice of 4. I cannot remember which one I got, but the server recommended, and it did not disappoint. For main course I had the fish, once again for a large selection, which was a white fish that was fried. I do not believe I would order this again as I do not care for fried food, but in any case it was also very good. Finished off meal with creme brûlée. My friend said she thought it was not moist enough, but I really enjoyed it. Had a choice of 3 desserts as well. Overall a really great meal. Would return in a heartbeat. Highly recommend. Server fast, knowledgeable and polite. When we first arrived, noise level quiet since we had an early reservation. As the evening went on it did get loud, but that was only because every table filled up. I do suggest making a reservation.

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j
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was wonderful, my first time ever having sushi and I was very impressed. The waiter was very attentive, but not over bearing. It was a little warm, but they had fans set up, and there's only so much you can do!

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CR
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

This used to be a favorite of ours when it comes to sushi. However, last night was horrible. The only thing I can say good about the experience was the waiter was nice. The food was the worst sushi I’ve ever eaten and the drinks while good didn’t come out until after our meal.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Took quite a while to get our rolls but boy were they divine!!!!

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KH
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Unfortunately went during the Magical Dining season. Appetizer took close to an hour to receive despite ordering within the first 15 minutes of arriving of our reservation. The sushi is by far their best asset for cuisine, their other warm cuisine options didn't fare as well. They might be better to have a meal not during the magical dining season, will have to try them again to see if the service is still fair or improved.

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C
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food with new and innovative items added on a regular basis.

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JG
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was actually our 2nd time there in a week since finding Umi. Sushi was fantastic!

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DS
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

the place must have been 85 degrees inside. the food is good the wait staff was good. Local sourced food/no.

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