Outstanding sushi, one of my favorite dinner spots. ❤️🍣🍜🍶
Great Ramen and katsu. Staffs were friendly and professional!
I had lunch with my boss here and dinner with my friends here before, good fit for both!
Overall good experience. Took a long time for our waitress to initially come by but otherwise service was prompt. As a vegetarian, I was thrilled to see they had a signature vegan maki separate from the standard veggie rolls. Unfortunately, it was not spectacular relative to other vegetarian signature rolls I've had. Furthermore, I ordered a sweet plum roll veggie roll and disliked it strongly. I acknowledge that was a risky choice to begin with, however (I'm very sick of cucumber/avocado or sweet potato and wanted to mix it up), and in hindsight I should have gone with something more traditional. The rest of the table did enjoy their sushi. Plating was superb and the atmosphere was genuine. The only downside is they did not excel in vegetarian sushi rolls. I would return with this knowledge and elect a different dish.
Place was awesome , food ,service fantastic. I almost spend that much for 2 people at Burger King.
Outstanding meal. Sukiyaki and ramen flavorful and soulful. Good sake and they also have a full bar. Really great and attentive service service. It was very good meal on a chilly CHICAGO day. Will definitely be back!
The reservation process was super easy. However, the restaurant is extremely small. There is no place to accommodate people waiting for tables and it forces people to wait right next to tables where guests are sitting enjoying their meals. It’s awkard to have this group of people standing next to you and staring at you while you eat. The hostess was sweet, but shouldn’t have been telling guests that they were just waiting for the paid customers to leave to seat them. I watched one woman walk over to a table and ask them how much longer they’d need to finish their drinks! Food was good and the price was right. I don’t recommend the Philadelphia roll in any form. Extremely bland. Service was ok. We were brought out a dish we didn’t order by the hostess. It took 15-20 mins to wave down a server to ask why we had it. They didn’t know and took it to another table who had ordered it. After it sat there untouched for 15-20 mins. Never got a drink refill either. Maybe a less busy time would be better, but service should be consistent no matter what. Won’t be running back any time soon, but not totally crossing it off since it’s a good price. If you can handled being packed into a small space where you can’t enjoy private conversations, have people standing around you while you eat, and no drink refills... this place is for you!
The food was good but the meat was a bit tough. This can be expected for a place that specializes in Sushi. The wine selection is limited, but my husband liked the variety of beers.
Small restaurant and very crowded and loud. Food was good. Prices were reasonable. Server was not real organized. Don’t order the green tea ice cream....yuck....but had to pay the $4 anyway. Ate 2 bites and left rest.
Unique experience but won’t go back.
Great restaurant, great food , friendly and patient waitress. Great Tonkatsu and sushi options.
Was a little disappointed in the spicy tuna roll but other than that everything was great
Food was great!
Excellent, fresh sushi and sashimi. The omakase sashimi was perfect, but the real star of the show was the spicy garlic ramen bowl. It was more or less perfect, and you couldn't beat it for the freezing winter day.
This is our go to place for celebrations, and also just if we’re in the mood to treat ourselves. The food is always consistently excellent, they have some very unique combinations, no MSG ever, and the service is impeccable.Highly recommend it, you won’t be disappointed.
Delicious and great service, thank you.
This is our go-to place. Never disappoints!
Great food great price
The food was excellent Everything was so fresh the spicy edamame was outstanding!! Everyone needs to try them
Best sushi and best service!
Nicely prepared and tasty Japanese food in a stylish modern setting with good service. I was surprised at how affordable it was. My only negative is that it is quite loud, so probably not good for intimate dinners. It is a fun casual place.
Finally got to try Umai. We had spicy garlic ramen, mushroom soup and maki rolls. All were excellent. Cool design, good food and service.
Sat at the bar and mostly at maki rolls which were excellent. Friendly, fast service.
I was very impressed, comfortable and delighted
Perfect for everyday dining
Rolls and sashimi were average. Tea could have been more flavorful. Mushroom tempura was really disappointing. I expected a thin crispy coating but got a thick soft coating :(. Host was nice but could have visited the table more frequently. The look of the restaurant was nice.
Always a pleasure to eat here. Love their Spider and Dragon Rolls! Delicious. Staff friendly.
Great ramen. Nice atmosphere. Friendly staff.
I visit Umai once every few months and as usual, the meal and service were very good. Our sushi sets were delicious, we also enjoed some reasonably priced sake. I highly recomment this place for a casual dinner/date or a friends' get-together.
Food is excellent. Lots of options for vegetarians. Back room is very loud, but otherwise service and ambiance are great.
The sushi and potstickers were wonderful! This was my second time here and I will definitely be back!
Awesome food and great service! The atmosphere is so elegant. I would go back there for luch and dinner.
I dined here for the first time and was won over by the quality of the sushi, sake, and also service. It's worth driving down 20 miles from the North Shore to eat here.
I always come to this place because the Chicago roll is so so good, maybe it’s a little bit expensive but totally worth it. The service could improve a lot. Since they just ignore you for a long time, but the food is very fast.
The food was delicious. It was very reasonably priced and we had great service. We were with colleagues from Hawaii and they thought it was phenomenal.
Probably the freshest and tastiest seafood that I've ever had in the midwest with a good mix of traditional and innovative plates. The service was excellent and staff were very kind and helpful. I'll definitely be returning!
The three of us had such a nice experience dining at Umai early Sunday evening. The service was extraordinarily welcoming. She suggested some menu items that really complemented a wonderful meal. Everything was outstanding - we left happy!
Umai is our neighborhood go-to place so frequently, you might even find us there twice in the same day. On a recent occasion we had to book a large party and everything went very smoothly. The menu is large enough that everyone, even those who don't like sushi, will find something to eat. I'm still trying to get a group together to sit at that great big live-edge wood table in the center of the room. One day it'll happen!
This was the best sushi we have had! And the cocktails are really good too!
Wide selection of excellent food including maki, sushi, and other dishes.
Love this place. Delicious food, great choices, elegant/fun/cool vibe. Staff are attentive and professional, friendly and helpful. It’s not a large place - make reservations if u can. We always visit here when we’re in town.
Great food and staff! A little slow to place order but everything else is great! Small touches, like fresh flowers, make it so much more!