We love Umi!! The food is so fresh and so creatively prepared - it's absolutely wonderful!! If it was closer to our home, we would go a lot more often!
The service is also wonderful! The servers are always very knowledgeable about the food and the preparation, which we appreciate very much!
We will definitely be back...my birthday is in June!!!!!
Had 7 courses and all were excellent, sat at the sushi bar. Very fresh sashimi tickled the taste buds. It's expensive but the quality is well worth the price and experience.
Great dinner at Umi as expected. Arguably still the best sushi in Pittsburgh and certainly very high quality fish presented creatively, along with a number of cooked and lightly cooked Japanese dishes with a twist. Could be considered overpriced but HIGHLY suggest NOT ordering the Omakase and instead selecting off the menu and exploring. Much better value and more interesting.
My favorite restaurant in Pittsburgh!
We went for a date night and LOVED it. Food was fresh and delicious, our server was very helpful and personable, the atmosphere was mature and intimate. Perfect for an adult night out. Ideal for sushi lovers!
By far the best sushi in Pittsburgh. Spoke to the waiter about where they got their fish from as it tasted like it was caught the same day, and Pittsburgh obviously isnt near any ocean or sea. The chef gets his fish shipped in fresh daily, and I could easily tell as I have a lot of experience with seafood. Absolutely mouth watering. Now be prepared to pay a decent amount of money too. Japanese dishes, if traditional, are not very big at all. A $22 salmon tatare entre was very small. My bill was $160 with a tip, and that's just me, although I do have a large appetite. So if you go here starving, you may leave a lil bit hungry, unless you want to pay $$. Anyways, I can't complain. Deserts were fantastic, everything was A1. Would definitely go back again! Absolutely amazing.
This is the best sushi place between New York and LA.
Service was decent, food was mediocre at best. Will definitely not be returning.
Fabulous sushi but pricey!!! Interesting flavors and extremely fresh fish. Wonderful service as well. Thanks Larry!!! Will definitely go back, but the meal was more expensive than it should've been.
Hands down - best sushi we've ever had! The salmon in the sesame oil was so good we ordered seconds!
This restaurant is the best Japanese food you will find in the Pittsburgh area. We have been going here since it first open. I actually proposed to my wife at this restaurant. Mr. Shu is the best at his craft and your palate will not be disappointed. You want the best Japanese cuisine with the greatest taste and enjoyment, go to Umi.
Mr. Shu is a genuis ... We have been visiting Umi for years and have never been disappointed!
Anniversary dinner, awesome experience but portions are very small. Food tasted incredible, service was top of the line
Umi is a hidden gem of Pittsburgh. My husband and I went here for the first time and loved it. The vibes of the restaurant are very cool and authentic. The food was amazing and they surprisingly have a great and unique dessert menu. Highly recommend!
Always great and pricey but great nonetheless. Fresh ingredients skillfully prepared.
Beautiful food and great service every time.
For the price the sushi offerings werd very small and, therefor, over priced. I went to a similar restaurant on Lawrenceville where sushi was just as tasty, the portions larger and more reasonably priced and the ambiance just as pleasant.
Umi used to be the best sushi in town but sadly, no more. My yellowtail with jalapeño tasted bland & fishy! Not one new dish on the menu. Way over-priced for very small pieces of sushi. Decor is tired and worn out. So disappointed.
New Years eve
Our favorite restaurant anywhere. Mr. Shu is a genius, the service is amazing and the food is to die for.
Worst omakase experience ever. Got the same fish twice with only a raw garlic being added. The chef put cream cheese on one of the nigiri and a sliced cherry tomato. Plated were dirty and they used the same sweet sauce for almost every dish. Waste of money.
I have had Ben a server multiple times now. He is very knowledgeable on the menu and cares deeply for his guests experience. Ben is an asset to Umi. I look forward to dining here again. Food and service always exceed expectations.
Way too much money for the value delivered
The sushi and the fish (Black Cod) were outstanding.
The Fish Tempura not so much, but I don't know of any restaurant in Pittsburgh that has real tempura (as done in Japan).
Overall, a good experience, with excellent service, if a bit pricey.
Enjoyed everything about the dining experience. First the valet service was excellent in service. The waiter explained the menu and ingredients of the cocktails. Have great recommendation for a unknoweledged sushi diner. The food was amazing.
The food is generally good, but seemed that every dish come with the same sweet ponzu sauce. Other than that it’s all good
This is my favorite restaurant over the past 14 years when I first was introduced. Amazing sushi , miso cod, red snapper with truffle etc. everything is amazing.
Very meager portions for the $$ price. $9 for 2 skimpy pieces of vegetable Tempura - really? Had to walk up two very dimly lit sets of stairs - about 35 steps. For the elderly, this was very difficult. If there was disabled access; i.e. elevator, we didn't see it. Would not recommend this restaurant.
As always the sushi and other plates are very good. The quality of the food is outstanding. After many years of coming here, the creativity needs to be increased on the menu.
Great, will be going back!
We had the omakase and the food is very, very good although I would have liked to have had one more hot dish. The real problem was a table of six who were incredibly loud. So much so, that many other diners started complaining to management. I would like to go again and try it one more time.
The restaurant is wonderful.. our table was great it was the 6 top next to us that has never dined at a nice establishment before. They were loud and drunk!! I'm surprised the wait staff didn't politely ask them to quiet down. It was our anniversary and we almost had to move tables because we had a hard time hearing one another talk... once they left the evening was very enjoyable.
Cod was delicious and well prepared! The Miso cod was perfectly cooked.
Best fish in Pgh. Really reminds me of Nobu in NYC,
By FAR the best sushi in Pittsburgh. Mr. Shu is a genius!
Awesome food but very expensive. But if you love sushi and your a foody it’s well worth the cost. The chef’s 11 course meal is awesome and worth it
The food is amazing every time I eat here. Mr Cho is the best. Staff is always friendly. Love Umi
I think this place is probably better for hibachi or sushi. We'll try that next time.