Umi - Winter Park

4.4
347 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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–3:30 pm
Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:30 pm
Happy Hour
Daily 3:30 pm–6:30 pm
Mon–Thu 9:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 9:00 pm–11:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 3:30 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 3:30 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 3:30 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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Executive chef
Chef de Cuisine Joji
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Catering
We have custom catering available. Please call our GM Kiki at 407-960-3993 for details.
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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
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
What 347 People Are Saying
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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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OT
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great date night experience.

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Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 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 10, 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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OT
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
Jacksonville
3 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
11 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
4 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
7 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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l
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went there for the Magical Dining options. The food far exceeded our expectations and the service was impeccable! I would definitely go there again and the sushi rolls were delightful!

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CS
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our visit to Umi was nothing short of excellent. Chef Terry was attentive to our experience, the service was excellent from start to finish, and the food was as authentic and creatively designed as ever. We had the pleasure of trying new varity of sashimi, and enjoyed a consistently cooled glass Nigori. Thanks for having us!

Steve and Scar

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P
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was good. Service was excellent. We had to sit at the sushi bar and they were quite friendly. The only thing is we have sat at the bar three times because the hostess said there were no seats in the table dining area but there were several tables unoccupied the entire time we ate. Nonetheless we will try again.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Umi will always be my go-to place on Park Ave. My boyfriend and I have been going for at least 3 years, and everything gets better every year. Umi has revamped their restaurant interior and their menu every so often, and we’re always so impressed. A couple of favorites: Hokkaido roll, spitfire roll, mango tango roll, and the crunchy hako roll, we also love the nigiri or sashimi moriawase and the ramen. Going to Umi is like hanging out with friends and family since they’ve all taken the time to get to know us and talk to us during our meals. Thank you to Hana, Kelley, Ryan and Jared for always making us feel so special when we visit!

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

An excellent restaurant for our wedding anniversary. I would highly recommend Umi to others and we will definitely be back again soon.

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KW
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

The service was exceptionally slow. It took over two hours to eat. Wine pairings were not actually paired with the meal because the service was so slow. We constantly had to ask for water refills which also took forever. Sushi rolls were delicious but the entrees were nothing special.

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e
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been a Park Ave fan my whole life and was excited to try this place out. We went for Magical Dining and sat outside. The choices on the menu were great, and our server was very nice. Each course got better. The sushi was a great blend of flavors, and the tuna entree melted in your mouth. We each got the creme brulee for dessert, and was surprisingly, amazing! Will def be coming back. We loved sitting outside and people watching. Also loved that they played upbeat music outside.

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OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server, Joe, was great! Helpful and knowledgeable regarding our food choices with our wine choice. We ordered 4 rolls and everything was delish! The volcano roll was excellent!!!
Sushi was fantastic. Ambiance was good but a bit noisey along the banquet seating.. Overall, excellent!!!

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AT
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

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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ES
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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CC
Orlando
56 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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NB
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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J
Orlando
35 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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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PB
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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ME
Orlando
73 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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AV
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

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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OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

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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JM
Orlando
79 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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W
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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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