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Umu

4.4
4.4
655 Reviews
£41 and over
Japanese
A passion, an entire philosophy, that moves traditional Japanese cuisine into the modern age.Leave the world you know behind...

Using the finest ingredients sourced from across the world, Umu serves timeless Japanese cuisine in the heart of Mayfair.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Daily 6:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    020 7499 8881

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Yoshinori Ishii

  • Neighborhood

    Mayfair

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    <br><br />Nearest tube: Green Park, Bond Street

  • Additional

    Banquet, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 655 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. M

    Meng

    London

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and great atmosphere
  2. EC

    ECSim

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good food but underwhelming for two Michelin stars and the price tag.
  3. LV

    LVCVS

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Outstanding kaiseki, unfortunately a bit too Mayfair-ish for what it is, as it would benefit from a more intimate and traditional setting. Very expensive.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding sushi and great service.
  5. k

    kk2013

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    unique and excellent experience ! would highly recommend for special occasions
  6. A

    Amir

    London

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Amazing sashimi and wagyu beef.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2019

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    When going to a 2-Michelin Star restaurant, you expect to have a spectacular experience. This was alarmingly not the case. The food was outrageously over-priced. We had to run to the restroom at one point to spit out bad fish. The only saving grace here was the sommelier - he was spectacular.
  8. s

    steidley

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Like always! Thanks!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service; the sake pairing was excellent.
  10. JC

    JeffreyC

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food that was skillfully prepared and served. Great wine list. Friendly and attentive staff.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed the chef sushi lunch
  12. t

    two4food

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exquisite. There are not enough superlatives to describe the dishes on the Autumn tasting menu at Umu. We opted for the Sake pairing which we would highly recommend.
  13. A

    Anon

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bento is awesome. I will return. Was very busy for a Tuesday lunch
  14. AH

    AlanH

    Manchester

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I visited for Lunch to celebrate my birthday. I ordered the chef's sushi selection (10 pcs) and the bento box with wagyu beef. One of the best japanese restaurants in the UK. The sushi melts in your mouth, and so does the wagyu beef. I especially enjoyed the fish belly sushi. The flavors are clean and well-defined, as one would expect from Japanese cuisine. The fresh ingredients are expertly combined. Without exaggeration, I had my pleasure center of my brain fire up when tasting some of the dishes. The atmosphere is very quite and relaxing, giving a shelter from the busy streets of London. The service is impeccable; attentive but not intrusive. At the end, I was surprised with delicious petit four as a birthday treat. Want a Japanese place in London? Look no further!
  15. SL

    SeanL

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2019

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    BULLET FRAGMENTS inside of food are COMMONLY found here......BEWARE! I went to this restaurant to have a dinner with my close friends. We ordered the Keiseki course meals and sushi we wanted to eat, but the Keiseki course dish tasted terrible for a very expensive Michelin two-star restaurant. A more serious problem with the restaurant, was that one of my friends found something like a piece of iron while chewing on one of the Charcoal Grilled meats. It was about as big around as a pencil eraser. We were puzzled and informed of this to a server working at the restaurant. The server initially thought it was edible gold and said it could be eaten. However, soon after he saw it closely again, he said that the piece of iron was a fragment of bullet. Since the wild-hunted animals were caught with a gun, he explained that it was quite common to find bullet fragments while eating such meat. Another server reacted the same way. The response of these servers has embarrassed us as much as a piece of iron from the food. Later, a manager of the restaurant came to us, but he started explaining to us as if he were not very timid. In Britain, he explained that if you get a bullet fragment while eating wild meat, you're lucky. I was not sure whether he meant that we were lucky because we found the fragment of bullet before eating or that we were lucky because we found a piece of bullet inside of food. As we all know, the major issue was that eating bullet fragments could be bad for a person's health, however, they were neglected to mention in advance that they cooked out of game meats and there might be bullet fragments. According to the manager, in the past, it had happened to some of the other guests, but everyone thought they were just lucky. Later, the manager apologized reluctantly to us for this bullet fragment which came out of the meat, but I asked him to leave us alone. It didn't look like a manager-like behavior at a restaurant that received Michelin 2 stars.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pricy but so worth it. Fresh sashimi and great service.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Third time to visit keep up the vg quality food..
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelent chef Everaldo really very good 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Again everything on high level!!!
  21. O

    Olga

    Munich

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An elegant restaurant in Mayfair with truly outstanding Japanese food. Very friendly personnel !
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome chill ambiance and excellent Japanese fusion food!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant has a hidden, private and good environment. The service attitude is super good, the ingredients are very fresh and delicious, can be said to be very delicious Japanese food in London. I'm sure I'll eat again when I have a chance.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best Japanese place I’ve ever been to. Good quality, amazing service and ambiance. Will sure come again. Many thanks, Dana
  25. R

    Rafael

    San Antonio

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of my best experience with food, quality, service, presentation, details, all in one.
  26. RX

    RebeccaX

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration at the end was a very nice surprise
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    I was very dissapoited with this restaurant, I am not an expert in Japanese food and the waiter did not explain the menu to me. We paid £500 for 2 people and did not really enjoy the food. I did not eat half of the food .
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Frankfurt

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ich habe Japan von Norden bis Suden bereist. Das kulinarische Erlebnis im Umu übertrifft das meiste, was ich selbst in Japan essen durfte. Sowohl die Kunst der Kaiseki Kitchen, als auch die Herstellung der Pottery werden vom Chef mit großer Meisterschaft beherrscht. Eine top Empfehlung!!! Auch das Sake Pairing war fantastisch
  29. e

    eugenes

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Besides fantastic food it is truly a dining experience. A must for any foodie in London.
  30. NW

    NatalieW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good sushi and excellent service and helpful staff especially on the sparkling sake which we are not familiar with. Thank you for a great birthday celebration. I’m definitely going back when I am next in town!
  31. c

    caro

    London

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for a special lunch or even business lunch. Love the bento box
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good as always
  33. JT

    JeffreyT

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2019

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    While food was good and well presented, it was absurdly priced at up to £13.00 for a single piece of traditional Nigiri sushi.
  34. S

    Shun

    Tokyo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants we've ever visited. We seated at the counter. it was a wonderful experience. The selection of sake was extraordinary.
  35. C

    Chris

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2019

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Very disappointed about the eel. Did not reach an unique taste at all and did not reach the level of a good eel dish in Tokyo
  36. MT

    MerveT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good quality&fresh food ! Incredible service, a hidden gem! Love it
  37. RM

    RobertoM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Umu is one of the best sushi experience you can try
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Birthday celebration
  39. RW

    RobertW

    London

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The sushi at UMU uses the best ingredients and spans from wonderful simplicity to exotic confections. My personal preference is the counter as it lets the full experience from piece of fish to plate via the amazing elegance and dexterity of the creators. It’s Sake list reflects the owners predilection But it is possibly the staff that really make the place after all that!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The fish was beautifully prepared and very fresh. The presentation was lovely. Very cool location and ambiance. It is quite expensive.

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Umu is rated 4.4 stars by 655 OpenTable diners.

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Mayfair

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Daily 6:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Nearest tube: Green Park, Bond Street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Yoshinori Ishii

  • Additional

    Banquet, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 7499 8881

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