UMI

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Sushi
Sushi is pure, clean food with simple, thoughtful and minimal intervention and the materials and design principle at UMI reflect this philosophy.
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Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

I love the food but the noise level is way too high. The banquette tables are too close together. So close that the servers can’t help but to bump into you almost every time they come to the adjacent tables. Just a little extra space would make such a difference and make it easier not to have a loud adjacent table not ruin your dinner. Also the lighting is so dark that many tables have to use their phone flashlights to read the menus which also distracts adjacent diners. Again we absolutely love the food but the above issues make us think twice about going every time.

CP
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Some of the highest quality sushi and Japanese cuisine in the city, outstanding service, and a chic-but-cramped dining environment. Even considering the quality of the cuisine and the overall experience, there is no getting around that the prices are high. Great for a small party (<4) celebrating a special occasion. Would definitely return!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating friends and birthdays.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great experience!

K
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time, the food was amazing. If you like Japanese cuisine, I don't think I've had better. (And if you like spicy, I definitely recommend the kamikaze roll) It was busy so the noise was the regular din of people talking, but we were still able to hear each other across our table. We would certainly go again.

OT
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yet another incredible experience. New menu is outstanding!!

OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience, superb service by Dickson and always tasty and high quality food. Looking forward to coming back next week

VT
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food as always

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Visitor in town

HS
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dixon remembers us-knows what we like and most of all the food is uniquely delicious!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always just the best restaurant in Atlanta

SM
Birmingham
17 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great cocktails and wine. Loved the rock shrimp, soft shell crab roll and lobster roll. We were disappointed with the miso black cod.

D
Ruhr region
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top Restaurant. It was my 2nd time at UMI and it was great again. Wish there were in Germany too!

KH
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Best sushi in Atlanta! Don’t order off menu - just ask them to bring you whatever the chef recommends! You won’t be disappointed!

M
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Paul was a great waiter ! Really enjoyed our anniversary dinner

EV
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

I enjoyed the sushi and found it of a very high quality. What disappointed us was how rushed we felt. It was apparent that getting people in and out rapidly was more important than letting diners enjoy and take their time and I found that very unpleasant. I would not return but this is just me. The food is good and I think anyone loving sushi will enjoy it.

A
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Had to wait almost 30 mns for our table to be ready

j
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food. Everything we ordered was so delicious. The lobster was fantastic and well presented. For what we ordered it was very reasonably priced. For sure will go again.

ET
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great service and the food was absolutely incredible! UMI is a must-try! Definitely will be back! Chef Ito and Chef Lisa, kudos!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Umi was amazing. We waited til the last second to make reservations though and were stuck sitting at a small, short table by the bar soit wasn’t the “romantic date night” atmosphere we were going for. It was very noisy as well. Regardless the food was amazing and our server Joe was very knowledgeable on the menu. We will definitely be back and will be sure we get a real table next time.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 5

So loud we said “what” alot sitting across from each other

P
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding but a bit pricey

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I went to UMI for my birthday and absolutely loved it! Swanky, cool atmosphere with knowledgeable wait staff and delicious food made for the perfect night! If you’re unsure what to try just ask your waiter/waitress.....the selections were superb! Great night all around.

D
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We had an awesome time, the food was great! The otoro caviar can’t be missed and the spicy tuna crispy rice lived up to the hype. We paired our dinner with a smooth sake and were completely satisfied with our choice. We’ll be coming back!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great experience at Umi!! The lobster was delicious!! I will definitely come back

LF
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience, food, service, and ambience galore! おいしい and 美しい! The ability to go to Himitsu for an after dinner cocktail made the night even more special. Arigato Gozaimashita!! Kanpai!!🥃🍾🥂🥃🍾🥂🥃

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this spot! The food is fresh and amazinggg, the staff is attentive and friendly and knowledgeable. The ambiance is incredible. Would definitely go back!

CG
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Taking 14-year-old son to Atlanta from Miami for first time. Spectacular service. Truly outstanding food quality, service, and presentation. Very detail-oriented. Great Japanese whisky and sake selection. Definitely, get reservations way in advance. This place is a hot spot. The place to be in Buckhead.

OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the service to the food, everything was excellent!

L
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always off-the-charts amazing! My favorite restaurant in Atlanta. It’s great for that special occasion or date.

S
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful ambience, the food was amazing and our server Autumn took incredible care of us!

AW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

We love Umi and go there for most of our important family occasions. The food is always outstanding! usually, the service is as well. However, this time our service wasn't very good at all. We had to wave down the server and at one time,even get up and ask someone to find him for us. At Umi, usually you order in waves and the food comes in a fairly regular stream. We were with out food for extended periods of time and, as mentioned, had to seek our server in order to order more. We also had to seek him each time we wanted to order more wine. Our glasses sat empty for periods of time as well. So, periods of time with no food and no wine, this doesn't add up to good service in my book! Considered complaining that night but we were with a group of 6 for a birthday and did not want to spoil the mood!

D
Atlanta
349 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best sushi in Georgia and possibly the southeast! Everything is always delicious! The servers are wonderful and knowledgeable. It is fun to sit at the bare and enjoy the tasting menu!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kevin was outstanding and very helpful. He was a great guide throughout our dining experience. Needs a raise! Be back again for sure.

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious sushi, fantastic service! A little dark, but I get it, it’s *moody*

CM
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The best sushi EVER without a doubt!!! Always great service too.

TK
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and service was great. We will definitely be back!

JS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Atlanta, no matter your preferred culinary style

OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great , as always....loud, as always. Everyone having a good time, though.

TH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

I was somewhat disappointed in my experience. My husband and I used to go there a lot and have not been in a while. When I booked I thought I was booking a reservation at sushi bar, but was told it was just at regular bar. They proceeded to give us a table instead, but it was one of those where you feel like you are sitting on top of others.
The food was ok as we ordered the chefs special instead of from menu so you get what you get. Lovely presentation but not as tasty as I remembered.
I guess next time I need to communicate better on our seating. I would also suggest going at a time when chef ito is actually there.

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