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Umi Japanese Restaurant, Pittsburgh, PA

Umi Japanese Restaurant

4.9
4.9
688 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese



Umi offers an evening of unparalleled dining, featuring New York style sushi and Japanese cuisine and meticulous preparation. At center stage is our awe-inspiring omakase: a multi-course adventurous meal prepared by Mr. Shu, winner of Pittsburgh Magazine’s Chef of the Year.

House cocktails, as well as a variety of sakes and wines are available to complement your experience.

Umi's dining room transforms the top floor of a Shadyside Victorian row house into a delightful Japanese garden. Authentic tatami seating, a large sushi bar, and a delicate waterfall create a transcendentally peaceful dining experience.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Japanese
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (412) 362-6198
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Mr. Shu
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What 688 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Pittsburgh / Western PA

    Best Overall

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    Best Food

  • Pittsburgh / Western PA

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    Best Overall

  • Pittsburgh

    Best Food

  • Pittsburgh

    Best Service

688 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Disappointed that you cannot just order sushi or Maki rolls as in the past. Currently, You have three choices for an entree and you must order one of those before you can order anything else.

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  2. OmidK

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    If you're seeking an upscale and authentic Japanese restaurant that offers an omakase experience, this is the perfect place for you.

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  3. paulan

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing! We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary!! Matt was wonderful and the food was amazing!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The food & service was impeccable. We we sat next to four of the loudest, drunkest people I have ever dined next to.

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  5. Alexander

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! I would totally recommend this to anyone who is a sushi enthusiast

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My partner and I got the 11 course omakase. The fish was very good but it was sadly overwhelmed by the sauces and toppings. The balance just wasn’t there. Every time time a course came with a truffle topping, I found myself having to eat the truffle topping first and waiting for the taste to subdue before I ate the fish, otherwise I would only taste truffle. The same thing goes for how much sesame oil the use and sadly it was 3 or 4 dishes almost back to back that used sesame oil. Unlike the truffle which I could identify a way to eat without overwhelming the fish, it was impossible to get around the sesame oil that the courses were doused in. In the end, only half of the courses were truly astounding when eaten as they were presented which left me feeling a little underwhelmed. That said, our server was wonderful, the ambiance was nice, and it was a good night overall. I just can't see myself going again anytime soon because even if the environment is great, the food didn't justify the price.

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  7. charlesc

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Fish was not fresh . The service was slow . I will not return.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was awesome. Food was great. Eleven course is a long dinner. Seven would have been better. A bit over priced for what you get.

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  9. OCM1

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and outstanding service, as always!

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  10. Knightrydr

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Forst time there, had the 11 course meal and I had a great time. will be returning in the future.

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FAQs

Umi Japanese Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 688 OpenTable diners.

Umi Japanese Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for Umi Japanese Restaurant

5849 Ellsworth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    College Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Shadyside
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Japanese
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Mr. Shu
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Wine
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