Umi Japanese Restaurant
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.
In addition to world-class sushi, Mr. Shu and his staff also prepare a selection of dinner entrées including teriyakis and tempuras. 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.
Always the best dining experience
Best Sushi place in Pittsburgh. We have been going for years and we always enjoy seeing Danielle. Great service, good atmosphere, nice wine selection.
Best sushi in Pittsburgh
Best service in the city. Great wine list. Never disappointed.
Food was amazing staff was so great explained everything. Great experience!!!!
The restaurant atmosphere was perfect for my son, husband and myself. The service was just right, helpful with the dishes we could choose from and the attention to what our needs were. The food was simply amazing.
Quality food, service, and atmosphere in Pittsburgh.
The best sushi restaurant in Pittsburgh and one of the best in the world in my opinion. Absolutely amazing.
Always the best sushi in Pittsburgh
Excellent as always. Great service too
Very delicious but small portions so kind of pricey! That’s why more for a special occasion!
Best sushi in Pittsburgh by far
Fabulous food- service excellent
Celebration of success
Great service and food was amazing!
Nice, clean food, but super small portions.
New favorite sushi place! The food was great and so were the cocktails. We went for my fiances birthday and they also gave us chocolate pudding. Will be back!
Everything is delicious, the ambiance is upscale with a relaxing and comfortable vibe. The servers are extremely knowledgeable and helpful with the menu too. The way Umi develops flavors is out of this world. We were blown away by how delicious something simple like vegetable tempura could be. We also tried the black cod miso, salmon mushroom sashimi, and rock shrimp tempura. Incredible. Can’t wait to come back and try the rest of the menu. Oh and desserts and drinks were just as delicious as everything else.
11 course omakase is the best meal in Pittsburgh. Larry our waiter was fantastic.
The food was close to perfect, and the service could not have been better.
Went with friends from NYC that love sushi and have eaten sushi from the best restaurants in the world. They loved it and said it was one of there top two sushi experiences. I was glad to hear that because I love Umi, but always wonder if pittsburgh good or great by any standard. It’s definitely the latter.
Btw don’t touch the soy sauce or wasabi this sushi is too good to waste either on it.
Best restaurant in Pittsburgh. Mr. Chu is the best sushi chef!
Overpriced for sushi and sashimi dishes available elsewhere for more reasonable price and realistic portions
Umi sushi is the best. Nothing else in Pittsburgh comes close.
It was outstanding food but the service wasn’t the best, also the place needs to be updated. Just looks uncared for.
Love this place, best sushi in Pittsburgh and always great service too.
The food was fabulous, service was perfect. I can’t wait to eat there again!
First time in Pittsburgh! Everyone at Umi was beyond friendly. Made my husband and I, as South Carolinians, feel welcomed. Daniel was a fantastic server who gave us the heads up on what to order and when. She and her fellow coworker gave us some great suggestions for what to do in the city for our next stop. Sushi was unbelievably fresh. Some of the best sushi I've had in the states. Hot sake was flavorful! Traditional style of the setting created an authentic ambiance! We loved our server and will definitely be back to visit!
They did not note this at the restaurant so I just let it go- husband birthday-
SPECTACULAR on every level! One of the best meals I've had!
The service was excellent. The food was fine. I thought the sushi was cut small but it was good. Atmosphere, service, and the food was good enough to make it worth going back if I was taking friends for sushi. Salad was solid, well above average. The miso soup was excellent - flavorful, with generous seaweed, scallions, and tofu. The sushi was good but again, small cuts. Given the size of the sushi, it was only a fair value.
We got the 11 course omakase meal as a birthday indulgence. Our meal was very expensive, but it was delicious! The service was wonderful and the restaurant was charming. It is the best sushi/sashimi in the city. Its prices are a little high, so it's a special occasion place.
Best sushi in the entire city.
Always the best experience here!!
Tried the eleven courses. It was amazing. Great experience!
Everything was perfect from start to finish!!
Just another exceptional evening. Grabbed some cocktails at Soba and then went up to UMI. The sushi lovers were very pleased with all of their various choices. I had a teriyaki steak which was also excellent. Very good and consistent food and service.
Service is always excellent; staff is incredibly courteous. Food is delicious and worth the price.