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For 2
Date
Wed, 2/21
Time
9:00 PM
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Umi Japanese Restaurant

4.7
273 reviews
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$50 and over
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Japanese
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  • Creative Cuisine
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese
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Hours of operation


Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(412) 362-6198
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
College Avenue
What 273 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
3.9
value
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Jaime (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Always great and pricey but great nonetheless. Fresh ingredients skillfully prepared.

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Shak1 (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Beautiful food and great service every time.

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popefish (Pittsburgh)
3.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Dallas)
1.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years eve

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vipOpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Our favorite restaurant anywhere. Mr. Shu is a genius, the service is amazing and the food is to die for.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

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.

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RebeccaW (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 8, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
2.0  Dined on November 7, 2017

Way too much money for the value delivered

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juanjo (Pittsburgh)
4.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 27, 2017

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.

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maxhu (New England)
4.0  Dined on October 10, 2017

The food is generally good, but seemed that every dish come with the same sweet ponzu sauce. Other than that it’s all good

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vipOpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on October 3, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
2.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on September 26, 2017

Anniversary

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vipPalantia (Pittsburgh)
4.0  Dined on September 13, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on September 12, 2017

Great, will be going back!

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vipPghfoodie (Pittsburgh)
4.0  Dined on September 9, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Naples)
4.0  Dined on September 9, 2017

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.

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