Tight table, loud ambiance. sat with strangers at the same long table. Had the umi chef menu and food was too salty, couldn’t feel the flavor, raw fish didn’t taste fresh and pieces were way too big to chew, there was no sushi at all, just raw fish and cooked rich, desert and miso soup were mediocre, the only thing I liked was the coffee. Bill came out to 220 for 2 people and nothing was delicious as other sushi places I’ve been to around the US. Save your money
Have been a frequent diner at Umi for years and always have great meals and wonderful experiences. Not only the best food but also enjoying the graciousness of the host and staff.
Amazing and unique preparations... flavorful... high quality. Excellent service. Fantastic all around making expensive bill worthwhile
Dixon is the best server ever!
I have been here many times over the last couple years. Food is always great.
The noise level was totally off the charts.
Could barely hear the server. He even complained.
I enjoy a vibrant scene with good music but I can’t return and enjoy this great place again unless they decide to control the noise level.
Everyone in the place was yelling to override the music blaring.
Food and service were wonder
The food was good but overpriced for what it is. The old fashioned cocktail was lacking.
We two had a dinner at umi and our server Hector charged us 20% gravity in the bill directly without ask. When we asked is this the rule for every table? He said something but not always. We want an appropriate reason, but he can’t give us and said he can cancel it. We can’t understand, we are polite and didn’t do anything troubled, we spent more than 160 dollars plus 30 tips within 1 hour for 10 pieces of sushi.
It is not an incident. The only reason I could say, is possibly because our Asian face, and we didn’t wear in rich. So he judged us by his mind, he don’t think we will pay tips, he’s racism.
The whole experience was terrible and we are so disappointed by the end, I won’t recommend it to anybody.
Also we ordered the sweet shrimp sashimi which on menu said it comes with shrimp head serve on side, but it never come until we have already finished the dishes and ask for it
Food was good but the portions are minimal at best.
The absolute best sushi in Atlanta. We are at UMI every week and have never been disappointed! Can't wait until next reservation!
Awesome sushi experience. By far best tasting.
The best sushi in town! The service was outstanding! Always consistently good!!!
We order a drink and it wasn't great - advised the waitress and all she did was asked what was wrong with it and she would bring the missing ingredients....then the cod tasted frozen/over cooked - when questioned the waitressed said it was fresh and that she will talk to the chef about it....and that was all. No follow up after. The place is loud, dark and food actually mediocre. However I do have to say that the desserts were great.
Great experience! We had the Omikasa and everything was delicious , well explained and well excited. We will definitely be back!
Absolutely outstanding sushi! I will definitely return.
We had an excellent experience with a 6:00 reservation.
We had a wonderful dinner at UMI. When they couldn't seat us right away at our 8 PM reservation time because the table prior was slow to close out , they immediately sat us in the bar seating area which was crowded to wait. They brought us several free apps and were very attentive. Great service and food was wonderful!
It was my birthday. Could not have been more wonderful in every way!!
This restaraunt has wonderful assortment of sushi hot/cold choices. Also I love the different entree’s they have. My personal favorites are the lobster, black cod and sea bass. Ok, everything!!
After trying several Atlanta sushi places, this is clearly the best food IMO. Dessert is also stellar, especially the green tea souffle. It can be a little cramped, as the tables are close together, but the food and service more than make up for it.
Service was impeccable. Food was awesome as always, but really the service made the experience perfect. She was available when needed and absent when not. It was almost as if she could anticipate needs at the perfect time. Strongly recommend Umi for a consistently excellent experience.
Fabulous time as usual
Took my family for my sons high school graduation celebration. Food and service were outstanding. A truly exceptional experience.
Delicious Japanese gem for foodies! Sushi is fresh and outstanding! Staff is friendly and accommodating. The place has a nice ambiance even though it is packed every time we go! And again...the food was DELISH!
Didn’t have our wine selection chilled (offered to chill it while we waited! Ugh) and ran out of the Tuna appetizer right before we ordered. Server was mediocre and it was so loud. Food was great. Very much a scene.
Exceptional sushi and service every time.
Great experience and excellent sushi! Want to go back and sit at the sushi bar to get a full experience.
Awesome & delicious!
Great food and service. Not intimate- loud and fairly crowded tables.But worth the money.
Omg, I love this restaraunt. The sushi is the freshest on the east coast and the hostess and wait staff are fantastic. I always request Michelle, sweetest and best server ever
Amazing food and service!
I dined at Umi last night for the first time and what a let down. I rarely write reviews but the experience was so subpar, it warranted one. Let me start with the service, it was excellent. We had to wait probably 15min past reservation time for a table for 2 but that was fine. Service at the bar was quick and friendly and the cocktails quite good. The front of the house staff and wait staff were all very attentive and did a great job but that is where the good ends. The space is so dark and so loud it borders on ridiculous. Having a conversation at anything less than a yell is impossible. The music and the crowd noise make this a terrible spot for either a date or a business conversation. It would be horrible if you tried to come here for a romantic dinner or birthday celebration. Because it is so dark, you see a number of people using their cell phone flashlights to light the menu which was super annoying, especially when the light is flashing in your face. The crowd itself was varied from a couple clearly trying to have a nice dinner, such as I was, to business people to small groups just looking to be seen.
The food was absolutely just OK. I've been to countless Sushi/Omakase places across the country and it was unmemorable and frankly disappointing. The tuna tartare was a bit bland with way too much corn, the rolls weren't rolled tight and the taste/presentation no better than a local sushi place at 1/3 the cost. The sashimi was good but not great including the Toro, which rather than melt in your mouth, was a bit tough and not of the highest quality in my opinion. We had intended to order hot plates and desert but we were so turned off by the noise, the annoying douchey group next to us, the flashlights in the eyes and inability to enjoy a high-end meal with an actual conversation, that we rushed our meal and left. Umi is a place to go to be seen but not a place to enjoy a meal with good company and great food.
Excellent food and service
Very dark lightning
Great food! However the noise level was too high! Plus they ran out of their speciality desserts. Wish we knew we could have reserved them earlier.
Amazing and delicious - Pricey, but great presentation, service and ambiance!
This is an AMAZING place!!! I will definitely be back and spreading the word to everyone! The waiter Paul made it a very special night for our daughters birthday 21st!! The service in incredible! Food is incredible!! You must eat the Chocolate Kyu dessert! Get their early or ask for it when you place reservations! They only make 12 a night. Be sure to be prepared for pricing, but I thought it was worth EVERY PENNY!!!
We took our newly engaged daughter and future son in law out to celebrate❣️Umi continues to deliver. The starters of Tuna carpaccio and crispy tuna and shrimp tempura were so fresh, I think they brought them directly from the water. Each was prepared uniquely and beautifully presented. Each was served individually, when we had just completed the previous one. Service is second to none!!!! Michelle, our server is like family. We request her on every visit as she is knowledgeable, personable, adorable and so trustworthy. She knows what we like:). The entrees of lobster rolls, spicy tuna and I’m not sure what the third one was, were absolutely delicious, my Chilean Seabass was outstanding! All again were fresh, beautifully prepared and presented and not a crumb left. Lastly, but certainly not least, was the dessert. We ALWAYS have the chocolate lava cake with the vanilla ice cream as an exception to the green tea ice cream ( just personal choice) it’s out of this world, and Michelle suggested the chocolate ball with the mallet. Now that was a great surprise! Upon breaking open the rich dark chocolate ball inside is sweet marscapone and berries and peach with a Japanese liqueur. I think that now may be my fave! All in all, Umi is one of my favorite spots. Although it’s $$ it’s worth saving up to give it a try. It’s fabulous!!!
Umi is a great environment for all occasions, especially for a date night with that special someone... The food is exceptional, the service is top notch and you'll never be disappointed!!