Umi Sake House

★★★★☆
Casual Japanese Izakaya-style dining goes upscale at this trendy-but-welcoming Belltown sushi and sake house.
  • 2230 First Ave

    Seattle, WA 98121

    Cross street: Blanchard Street

    Map & Directions
  • 206-374-8717

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Nice atmosphere, clean, great servers. The best part is the food!!

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★★★★★

Nice atmosphere, clean, great servers. The best part is the food!!

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OVERCHARGED my $36 for $144 (our group' s total amount). I was never refunded back the money (because i threw my receipt). The manager and staff never cared to call back, i had to drive all the way to Seattle to see them. They gave the COLD shoulder. These are stingy THIEVES. Used to love this place but after this incident NEVER going back. Be CAREFUL everyone. Umi is sneaky for such a 'classy place'

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★☆☆☆☆

OVERCHARGED my $36 for $144 (our group' s total amount). I was never refunded back the money (because i threw my receipt). The manager and staff never cared to call back, i had to drive all the way to Seattle to see them. They gave the COLD shoulder. These are stingy THIEVES. Used to love this place but after this incident NEVER going back. Be CAREFUL everyone. Umi is sneaky for such a 'classy place'

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I absolutely love this place and highly recommend it to any sushi lover. Go during happy hour for great prices on sushi and drinks!

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★★★★★

I absolutely love this place and highly recommend it to any sushi lover. Go during happy hour for great prices on sushi and drinks!

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With all the amazing sushi restaurants at our access in Seattle, I have to say Umi is by far the greatest sushi eating experience. I love the energy and style of the restaurant, their inventive rolls and quality of their fish. It is always the first place we choose for date night and never have never been let down!

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★★★★★

With all the amazing sushi restaurants at our access in Seattle, I have to say Umi is by far the greatest sushi eating experience. I love the energy and style of the restaurant, their inventive rolls and quality of their fish. It is always the first place we choose for date night and never have never been let down!

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Many of the sushi restaurants I've been to go more for the zen experience, but this restaurant felt more like a lively nightclub. We sat at the bar, and our service was great because we could order right from the chef. The food was delicious and arrived fast even though the restaurant was packed and very busy. Overall a great time, but I'd say we paid more for the experience and the fun atmosphere than for the food. $2.50 - $4.00 for one piece of nigiri is a bit much, and especially in Seattle, you can find sushi that is just as good for a much better price. This place is probably a lot better for happy hour than for a full dinner.

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★★★★☆

Many of the sushi restaurants I've been to go more for the zen experience, but this restaurant felt more like a lively nightclub. We sat at the bar, and our service was great because we could order right from the chef. The food was delicious and arrived fast even though the restaurant was packed and very busy. Overall a great time, but I'd say we paid more for the experience and the fun atmosphere than for the food. $2.50 - $4.00 for one piece of nigiri is a bit much, and especially in Seattle, you can find sushi that is just as good for a much better price. This place is probably a lot better for happy hour than for a full dinner.

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I had some of the best sake I have ever had here, and can't wait to go back. My friends took me here for my birthday and they splurged on some higher end sake. The sushi is fantastic and solid.

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★★★★☆

I had some of the best sake I have ever had here, and can't wait to go back. My friends took me here for my birthday and they splurged on some higher end sake. The sushi is fantastic and solid.

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Although most of the food I tried has been decent, I have to say my take on Umi has significantly decreased since I first went a few years ago. Portions have gotten smaller and smaller, especially the sashimi.

And my most recent experience makes me want to never return...

MY CARD WAS CHARGED TWICE.

Luckily the charge was not one that sent me over my limit, but the management did not compensate well...I talked to a hostess and a manager. Neither of which apologized even once for the mistake. It took 5 days just to receive a call back, and the receptionist (hostess) wanted me to leave all my credit card info with her so she could pass it on to the manager. Ummm...no thanks! I wanted to talk to the manager directly so my credit card info was not floating around an obviously irresponsible staff.

When I finally got to talk to a manager, it was not the one that handled charges. She was still able to give me a refund, but first OFFERED ME A GIFT CERTIFICATE INSTEAD OF A REFUND....what the...???

I work in a restaurant and not only would we never say that, but we would apologize for the mistake and probably offer some sort of free dish to get that person back!! the place has always had pretty poor customer service, but now...you've pushed me completely out!

sorry Umi, but I have to agree with other reviews...you are over-rated

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★★☆☆☆

Although most of the food I tried has been decent, I have to say my take on Umi has significantly decreased since I first went a few years ago. Portions have gotten smaller and smaller, especially the sashimi.

And my most recent experience makes me want to never return...

MY CARD WAS CHARGED TWICE.

Luckily the charge was not one that sent me over my limit, but the management did not compensate well...I talked to a hostess and a manager. Neither of which apologized even once for the mistake. It took 5 days just to receive a call back, and the receptionist (hostess) wanted me to leave all my credit card info with her so she could pass it on to the manager. Ummm...no thanks! I wanted to talk to the manager directly so my credit card info was not floating around an obviously irresponsible staff.

When I finally got to talk to a manager, it was not the one that handled charges. She was still able to give me a refund, but first OFFERED ME A GIFT CERTIFICATE INSTEAD OF A REFUND....what the...???

I work in a restaurant and not only would we never say that, but we would apologize for the mistake and probably offer some sort of free dish to get that person back!! the place has always had pretty poor customer service, but now...you've pushed me completely out!

sorry Umi, but I have to agree with other reviews...you are over-rated

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without a doubt, this is my favorite place in seattle. it's obvious many people feel this way, as it's always super busy. i love the ambiance, the "outdoor, but indoor" patio. umi has large selection of tasty rolls (my favorite is the 007), with new rolls being offered almost every time i visit. thanks umi for offering such great sushi and service!

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★★★★★

without a doubt, this is my favorite place in seattle. it's obvious many people feel this way, as it's always super busy. i love the ambiance, the "outdoor, but indoor" patio. umi has large selection of tasty rolls (my favorite is the 007), with new rolls being offered almost every time i visit. thanks umi for offering such great sushi and service!

Pros: large selection of tasty rolls

Cons: parking - it's on 1st

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I celebrated my 30th birthday with my family and close friends ?? about 10 of us. When my sister made the reservation, they told her about the 2 hr time limit, but she forgot to tell me. After 1.5 hours, our tab was over $350. My brother and wife arrived late and ordered 5 more rolls that would have brought the tab well over $400. The same waitress that took the order came by 10 minutes later and said we had to leave soon. We asked her what she thought we should do with the 5 rolls that were just ordered. She couldn??t come up with a valid resolution, so we asked for her manager. He was even worse. His solution was to kick us all out, set my brother at a table, and eat all 5 rolls by himself. WTF?! He wouldn??t let us stay for another 20 minutes to wrap up. We canceled the order and left. We??re never coming back! I wouldn't give it a star but had to rate.

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★☆☆☆☆

I celebrated my 30th birthday with my family and close friends ?? about 10 of us. When my sister made the reservation, they told her about the 2 hr time limit, but she forgot to tell me. After 1.5 hours, our tab was over $350. My brother and wife arrived late and ordered 5 more rolls that would have brought the tab well over $400. The same waitress that took the order came by 10 minutes later and said we had to leave soon. We asked her what she thought we should do with the 5 rolls that were just ordered. She couldn??t come up with a valid resolution, so we asked for her manager. He was even worse. His solution was to kick us all out, set my brother at a table, and eat all 5 rolls by himself. WTF?! He wouldn??t let us stay for another 20 minutes to wrap up. We canceled the order and left. We??re never coming back! I wouldn't give it a star but had to rate.

Pros: Food was good, but not worth the service. Go to Wasahi Bistr

Cons: Poor, rude service

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Don't try the yakisoba - it's really pretty when it comes out but it basically made my husband sick for a couple of days and it wasn't good at all.
I actually liked the seared tuna and the lychee lemonade was yummy!
I only go there w/my friends when they're just dying for the 2 I thought were good but service really sucks and they are just snooty!! It is a really nice place but like I said I only go when I'm really craving the seared tuna and the lychee lemonade.

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★★★☆☆

Don't try the yakisoba - it's really pretty when it comes out but it basically made my husband sick for a couple of days and it wasn't good at all.
I actually liked the seared tuna and the lychee lemonade was yummy!
I only go there w/my friends when they're just dying for the 2 I thought were good but service really sucks and they are just snooty!! It is a really nice place but like I said I only go when I'm really craving the seared tuna and the lychee lemonade.

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Haven't tried them for dinner or lunch yet but HAPPY HOUR is the best for my friends and I. We always have a good time eating, drinking and enjoying the comfortable furniture and delicious food! Highly recommended for those who like Japanese food and tasty drinks.

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★★★★★

Haven't tried them for dinner or lunch yet but HAPPY HOUR is the best for my friends and I. We always have a good time eating, drinking and enjoying the comfortable furniture and delicious food! Highly recommended for those who like Japanese food and tasty drinks.

Pros: fast-friendly service, great prices

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I made a reservation for 10 people and made it clear we were doing drinks and appetizers before going on to another venue. I was told there was a $20 per person min for parties of 10 or more and gratuity would be included into the tab...no problem.
After enduring an hour of slow service from a very rude server she told us right before the bill came out that we were $87 short. Apparently that $20 per person min doesn??t include alcohol (would have been nice to know that in the beginning). The server said people misunderstand this often because "they aren??t listening". Nice response. After asking for the manager I was shocked to find out he was equally as rude as the server. Net, net....never going back.

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★☆☆☆☆

I made a reservation for 10 people and made it clear we were doing drinks and appetizers before going on to another venue. I was told there was a $20 per person min for parties of 10 or more and gratuity would be included into the tab...no problem.
After enduring an hour of slow service from a very rude server she told us right before the bill came out that we were $87 short. Apparently that $20 per person min doesn??t include alcohol (would have been nice to know that in the beginning). The server said people misunderstand this often because "they aren??t listening". Nice response. After asking for the manager I was shocked to find out he was equally as rude as the server. Net, net....never going back.

Pros: Food

Cons: service, management

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took over 20 minutes to get our first round of drinks at 4:30pm (not busy at that time). initially said the taps for the happy hour beers were broken but that they'd be fixed in 10 minutes. 20 minutes later we were told they wouldn't be fixed at all. we ordered lots of sushi, which tasted okay but not memorable. throughout the time spent there, it took great effort to get the server's attention in order to ask for more drinks/food. after waiting 45 minutes just to get our bill, we asked the hostess if we could speak with the manager. we weren't looking to get free food but wanted to make sure he was aware how horrible the service had been. plus, there was a long line of people waiting to sit down (you'd think they would want to let us pay so we could leave and more people could sit). i think what he mumbled to us was his attempt at an apology but he really seemed to care less. when we finally got our bill, we charged for the first round of beers we ordered but never received because of the broken taps. This of course added an extra 10 minutes to get that corrected. we finally got of there at 8pm and will never go back. wasabi bistro is significantly better from a service and food perspective.

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★☆☆☆☆

took over 20 minutes to get our first round of drinks at 4:30pm (not busy at that time). initially said the taps for the happy hour beers were broken but that they'd be fixed in 10 minutes. 20 minutes later we were told they wouldn't be fixed at all. we ordered lots of sushi, which tasted okay but not memorable. throughout the time spent there, it took great effort to get the server's attention in order to ask for more drinks/food. after waiting 45 minutes just to get our bill, we asked the hostess if we could speak with the manager. we weren't looking to get free food but wanted to make sure he was aware how horrible the service had been. plus, there was a long line of people waiting to sit down (you'd think they would want to let us pay so we could leave and more people could sit). i think what he mumbled to us was his attempt at an apology but he really seemed to care less. when we finally got our bill, we charged for the first round of beers we ordered but never received because of the broken taps. This of course added an extra 10 minutes to get that corrected. we finally got of there at 8pm and will never go back. wasabi bistro is significantly better from a service and food perspective.

Cons: pathetic service including the 'manager'

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This is one of our favorite belltown happy hour locations. The sushi is fresh and tasty - the rolls are unique and delicious! They have a huge variety of offerings on their happy hour menu, from sushi sets to sashimi to creative rolls. Even during happy hour this place has an accessible high class feel - great ambiance and service

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★★★★☆

This is one of our favorite belltown happy hour locations. The sushi is fresh and tasty - the rolls are unique and delicious! They have a huge variety of offerings on their happy hour menu, from sushi sets to sashimi to creative rolls. Even during happy hour this place has an accessible high class feel - great ambiance and service

Pros: great happy hour, service, ambiance

Cons: higher prices outside of happy hour

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Made reservations a week in advance. Got there at 5, didn't get to order until 5:45. Wow, a whole 15 minutes to utilize the happy hour prices. Went with a group, Umi wouldn't split the check so we ended the evenging with our calculators dividing up the bill. It is always fun pointing out to friends that they need to throw in more money (sarcasm!). Need to hire more staff b/c our waitress was too busy for us.

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★☆☆☆☆

Made reservations a week in advance. Got there at 5, didn't get to order until 5:45. Wow, a whole 15 minutes to utilize the happy hour prices. Went with a group, Umi wouldn't split the check so we ended the evenging with our calculators dividing up the bill. It is always fun pointing out to friends that they need to throw in more money (sarcasm!). Need to hire more staff b/c our waitress was too busy for us.

Pros: pretty decor only goes so far

Cons: need to focus on customer service

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Sushi should not taste like smelly fish. When I asked the waitress to smell it, she commented that it must be good or they would not serve it.
We left. Will never go back, Just don't understand this. Found a better place in the neighborhood called Gamba's Japanese and French restaurant. Plus much more affordable.

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★☆☆☆☆

Sushi should not taste like smelly fish. When I asked the waitress to smell it, she commented that it must be good or they would not serve it.
We left. Will never go back, Just don't understand this. Found a better place in the neighborhood called Gamba's Japanese and French restaurant. Plus much more affordable.

Cons: Service, smell,

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Our party walked in off the street at 6:40pm on Friday night 4/11. We had a party of 6 with no reservations and were told it would be a 30 minute wait. We headed for the bar where we got a round of drinks and proceeded to wait for a table to open. Much to our surprise, at least half the tables were empty. There was one set up for 10, but the rest were tables of 2 or 4. We figured they would be filled soon so we just decided to wait our turn.

After about 45 minutes we noticed that those tables never were filled. At 7:45 (over an hour) I decided to go ask the hostess when we could expect to be seated. She was apologetic and explained that there were reservations for those table and that we'd just have to wait, but it should be soon. I explained that it sure looked strange that half the restuarant was empty and had been since we came in over an hour ago. But I went away to wait to be seated.

By 8pm we were still not seated and those empty tables were still not filled. I found a woman who I approached and asked to speak with the manager. She said she was the manager and I explained that we had been there now over an hour and 15 minutes and not only had not been seated but that all those tables were empty. She said those tables have reservations and we'd just have to wait. She was very short with no suggestion of any empathy or understanding.

About 10 minutes later, a man came up and said he had heard I was upset and that he was the manager. I once again explained the situation and that the tables still were empty (now about 8:15). He also said we'd just have to wait but he'd see what he could do. He was also very short and didn't seem to have any ability to understand our predicament. I was there with my mother-in-law and had now been standing around for 90 minutes.

As the manager attempted to see if he could find us a table, I asked my son (who standing about 6 feet away) to call Wasabi Bistro to see if we could get in there because I had had enough. The waitress walking by said we were disturbing the customers and we needed to talk more quietly. She was exceptionally rude and condescending. This when we were in the walled-off bar and the only tables close were still empty!

After that our party left never once having the management made any effort to try to make things right. We're not going back, which is too bad since the food looked pretty good (as it went by as we watched longingly).

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★☆☆☆☆

Our party walked in off the street at 6:40pm on Friday night 4/11. We had a party of 6 with no reservations and were told it would be a 30 minute wait. We headed for the bar where we got a round of drinks and proceeded to wait for a table to open. Much to our surprise, at least half the tables were empty. There was one set up for 10, but the rest were tables of 2 or 4. We figured they would be filled soon so we just decided to wait our turn.

After about 45 minutes we noticed that those tables never were filled. At 7:45 (over an hour) I decided to go ask the hostess when we could expect to be seated. She was apologetic and explained that there were reservations for those table and that we'd just have to wait, but it should be soon. I explained that it sure looked strange that half the restuarant was empty and had been since we came in over an hour ago. But I went away to wait to be seated.

By 8pm we were still not seated and those empty tables were still not filled. I found a woman who I approached and asked to speak with the manager. She said she was the manager and I explained that we had been there now over an hour and 15 minutes and not only had not been seated but that all those tables were empty. She said those tables have reservations and we'd just have to wait. She was very short with no suggestion of any empathy or understanding.

About 10 minutes later, a man came up and said he had heard I was upset and that he was the manager. I once again explained the situation and that the tables still were empty (now about 8:15). He also said we'd just have to wait but he'd see what he could do. He was also very short and didn't seem to have any ability to understand our predicament. I was there with my mother-in-law and had now been standing around for 90 minutes.

As the manager attempted to see if he could find us a table, I asked my son (who standing about 6 feet away) to call Wasabi Bistro to see if we could get in there because I had had enough. The waitress walking by said we were disturbing the customers and we needed to talk more quietly. She was exceptionally rude and condescending. This when we were in the walled-off bar and the only tables close were still empty!

After that our party left never once having the management made any effort to try to make things right. We're not going back, which is too bad since the food looked pretty good (as it went by as we watched longingly).

Pros: None

Cons: Extremely rude with poor service, particularly from Managers

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Our group ate at Umi on April 3rd. We had made a reservation for 4 people, but ended up having 6 people. The hostess seated us at a four-top table with 2 two-top tables on either side of us.

At the time we were seated one of the two-top tables was empty. We asked the hostess if we could pull the table together with ours to accommodate all 6 of us. She said no because the tables were reserved. Long story short, the two-top table remained empty the entire time we dined.

We were uncomfortable and cramped during dinner. This was very disappointing. I looked around the dining room and there were at least 6 vacant tables the entire time we were there (for over 2 hours).

The food was great, as usual, but our service was extremely rushed. The prompt service and attention to detail that we have experienced every other time in the past was not the case this time.

We spent nearly $300 at Umi that night. We will definitely take our business elsewhere next time we go out for sushi.

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★★☆☆☆

Our group ate at Umi on April 3rd. We had made a reservation for 4 people, but ended up having 6 people. The hostess seated us at a four-top table with 2 two-top tables on either side of us.

At the time we were seated one of the two-top tables was empty. We asked the hostess if we could pull the table together with ours to accommodate all 6 of us. She said no because the tables were reserved. Long story short, the two-top table remained empty the entire time we dined.

We were uncomfortable and cramped during dinner. This was very disappointing. I looked around the dining room and there were at least 6 vacant tables the entire time we were there (for over 2 hours).

The food was great, as usual, but our service was extremely rushed. The prompt service and attention to detail that we have experienced every other time in the past was not the case this time.

We spent nearly $300 at Umi that night. We will definitely take our business elsewhere next time we go out for sushi.

Pros: Food and Sake

Cons: Slow Service, Rude Hostess

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My husband and I went to Umi on 3/8/2009. Before this experience, Umi was our favorite Japanese restaurants in Seattle. We have frequently taken our local friends, out of town visitors and business acquaintances there. The food is excellent though the mishaps that Sunday proved to be enough for us to take our friends (and expense accounts) elsewhere.

My husband ordered his usual spicy scallop roll and a 'Green Decadence' roll and I requested the nabeyaki udon. We also asked for a geoduck appetizer. In a series of major FUs, the tea was lukewarm so we send it back. The waitress apologized and said that they just refilled the brewing machine. In my head I was wondering why she would send out tea that she knew was tepid. But whatev, I had a ginger sake martini in my hand....

The geoduck was tasty and we were happy. A roll came out and we were ignorantly munching along. Then my nabeyaki udon came out. As I was stirring the bowl, I realized that there was no udon in it! That's the equivalent of leaving the meat out of a hamburger! So I send it back.

Then two rolls came out. But wait! We already had a roll. The waitress told us that they first roll was a mistake but it was ok, we didn't have to pay for it. And what was in the first roll? CRAB! My husband doesn't eat crab. He's allergic! I tried to explain the gravity of the situation to the waitress and she totally didn't get it. I gave up and ordered a second drink. To add insult to injury, the second Ginger Saketini was tooth decayingly sweet!

The following day, my husband was violently ill. We left a message on their answering machine the next day to speak with a manager. We really wanted to salvage our relationship wtih our fav Japanese place. Just a simple apology would have sufficed but we have not heard from them.

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★☆☆☆☆

My husband and I went to Umi on 3/8/2009. Before this experience, Umi was our favorite Japanese restaurants in Seattle. We have frequently taken our local friends, out of town visitors and business acquaintances there. The food is excellent though the mishaps that Sunday proved to be enough for us to take our friends (and expense accounts) elsewhere.

My husband ordered his usual spicy scallop roll and a 'Green Decadence' roll and I requested the nabeyaki udon. We also asked for a geoduck appetizer. In a series of major FUs, the tea was lukewarm so we send it back. The waitress apologized and said that they just refilled the brewing machine. In my head I was wondering why she would send out tea that she knew was tepid. But whatev, I had a ginger sake martini in my hand....

The geoduck was tasty and we were happy. A roll came out and we were ignorantly munching along. Then my nabeyaki udon came out. As I was stirring the bowl, I realized that there was no udon in it! That's the equivalent of leaving the meat out of a hamburger! So I send it back.

Then two rolls came out. But wait! We already had a roll. The waitress told us that they first roll was a mistake but it was ok, we didn't have to pay for it. And what was in the first roll? CRAB! My husband doesn't eat crab. He's allergic! I tried to explain the gravity of the situation to the waitress and she totally didn't get it. I gave up and ordered a second drink. To add insult to injury, the second Ginger Saketini was tooth decayingly sweet!

The following day, my husband was violently ill. We left a message on their answering machine the next day to speak with a manager. We really wanted to salvage our relationship wtih our fav Japanese place. Just a simple apology would have sufficed but we have not heard from them.

Pros: great rolls

Cons: horrible, horrible service

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Service is great if you are lucky

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★★★☆☆

Service is great if you are lucky

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Service is great if you are lucky

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★★★☆☆

Service is great if you are lucky

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this is my favorite sushi place in Seattle. they have incredible menu choices, and amazing presentation. they are also starting to do some sake tastings (went to one this past week) that was FANTASTIC!

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★★★★★

this is my favorite sushi place in Seattle. they have incredible menu choices, and amazing presentation. they are also starting to do some sake tastings (went to one this past week) that was FANTASTIC!

Pros: best sushi in Seattle

Cons: make a reservation on the weekend! but its worth it

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UMI is amazing. Grat ambiance, AMAZING SUSHI, and really great price. i've been to almost every major sushi city in the world, and Seattle never stops amazing me. Incredible.
If you're going on a Friday night chances are you might have a little of a wait, so call and reserve before hand. In my book , TOP SUSHI.

Also, the HH is great! :P

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★★★★★

UMI is amazing. Grat ambiance, AMAZING SUSHI, and really great price. i've been to almost every major sushi city in the world, and Seattle never stops amazing me. Incredible.
If you're going on a Friday night chances are you might have a little of a wait, so call and reserve before hand. In my book , TOP SUSHI.

Also, the HH is great! :P

Pros: Amazing sushi, great price, outstanding personnel.

Cons: Very popular, so its hard to get a table last minute

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My boyfriend & I celebrated our 21st birthday here with a bunch of our friends and it turned out so well. They were kind enough to call me at most twice to confirm reservations and explain the policies to me. The hostess was so kind to our group of friends. She was quite attentive and the waiters always made sure our glasses were full. The food was great and it was served quickly. I hardly found anyone waiting for their meals. I would definitely return here for large group dinners or just to come have a drink with the girls during happy hour.

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★★★★★

My boyfriend & I celebrated our 21st birthday here with a bunch of our friends and it turned out so well. They were kind enough to call me at most twice to confirm reservations and explain the policies to me. The hostess was so kind to our group of friends. She was quite attentive and the waiters always made sure our glasses were full. The food was great and it was served quickly. I hardly found anyone waiting for their meals. I would definitely return here for large group dinners or just to come have a drink with the girls during happy hour.

Pros: Great atmosphere, attentive service, delicious food

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This is the best spot in Seattle for awesome Japanese food. It's a great place to go right before heading out for the night. The atmosphere is very trendy, they have two different rooms (one room is a garden room with it's own DJ) and the other room is a little more low key. The food is great and so is the service.

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★★★★★

This is the best spot in Seattle for awesome Japanese food. It's a great place to go right before heading out for the night. The atmosphere is very trendy, they have two different rooms (one room is a garden room with it's own DJ) and the other room is a little more low key. The food is great and so is the service.

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I went to Umi having gone to everything from Nishino to the trendy and (in my food-first opinion) overrated Blue C Sushi... it was just an entirely different world from Nishino, and it stood out by a million stars against Blue C in every regard except noise, which both have a serious excess of...

That said, the portions were big on things that should've been small -- in other words, why no single pieces for the things you can't beginnnn to eat much of? (like monkfish liver, which let me tell you, it takes a few people to handle a serving of, since it's just too heavy/ rich /thick/ someotheretherealword to eat as a main food... on the other hand, the rolls were good... but overpriced. Some sushi was really good... others (like sea urchin) were disappointing. Edamame also disappointed... and that is something to really have perfect when your specialty is sushi!

This sounds "harsh" but it's only getting 3 (not 4) stars because it costs way more for what you get than its competitor down the road... Ototo... which has serious Mary Poppins syndrome going on--practically perfect in every way. Frankly, I won't return to Umi when Ototo is right down the road and is flat out amazing if not entirely sublime.

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I went to Umi having gone to everything from Nishino to the trendy and (in my food-first opinion) overrated Blue C Sushi... it was just an entirely different world from Nishino, and it stood out by a million stars against Blue C in every regard except noise, which both have a serious excess of...

That said, the portions were big on things that should've been small -- in other words, why no single pieces for the things you can't beginnnn to eat much of? (like monkfish liver, which let me tell you, it takes a few people to handle a serving of, since it's just too heavy/ rich /thick/ someotheretherealword to eat as a main food... on the other hand, the rolls were good... but overpriced. Some sushi was really good... others (like sea urchin) were disappointing. Edamame also disappointed... and that is something to really have perfect when your specialty is sushi!

This sounds "harsh" but it's only getting 3 (not 4) stars because it costs way more for what you get than its competitor down the road... Ototo... which has serious Mary Poppins syndrome going on--practically perfect in every way. Frankly, I won't return to Umi when Ototo is right down the road and is flat out amazing if not entirely sublime.

Pros: good enough food for most, non-picky sushi eaters will think it's great

Cons: price point, weird serving sizes, I can feed 4 at Ototo for what feeds 2 here...

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My first experience at Umi Sake house was amazing. Of course the sushi and sake were delicious, but the wonderful service is a reason to come back. There are a lot of good sushi restaurants in Seattle, but our server was so nice and personable, she made the difference for us to want to return. Emily was able to answer all of our questions about sushi and sake since the menu is large and overwhelming. It was a pleasure to be served by her.

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★★★★★

My first experience at Umi Sake house was amazing. Of course the sushi and sake were delicious, but the wonderful service is a reason to come back. There are a lot of good sushi restaurants in Seattle, but our server was so nice and personable, she made the difference for us to want to return. Emily was able to answer all of our questions about sushi and sake since the menu is large and overwhelming. It was a pleasure to be served by her.

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The best sushi place in town by far! Very cozy interior , good crowd, nice staff, outstanding food!!!

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★★★★★

The best sushi place in town by far! Very cozy interior , good crowd, nice staff, outstanding food!!!

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Excellent sushi, unique presentation.
Good service.
A little loud, but great for a group of friends who want to be out on the town.
We'll definitely go back.

2
★★★★☆

Excellent sushi, unique presentation.
Good service.
A little loud, but great for a group of friends who want to be out on the town.
We'll definitely go back.

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I visited Umi Sake house few weeks ago and since then I have been wanting to visit it ever night. The sushi here is the best in Seattle, or probably the best in US. Crunchy lizard, Flaming Tuna and the Lobster Tempura is to die for. They also have great selection of sake cocktails along with traditional cocktails.
Its a big place and the ambience is amazing.....definitely definitely recommended !!!!

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★★★★★

I visited Umi Sake house few weeks ago and since then I have been wanting to visit it ever night. The sushi here is the best in Seattle, or probably the best in US. Crunchy lizard, Flaming Tuna and the Lobster Tempura is to die for. They also have great selection of sake cocktails along with traditional cocktails.
Its a big place and the ambience is amazing.....definitely definitely recommended !!!!

Pros: the best sushi in the city, great ambience

Cons: difficulty finding parking on wekeends

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My first real experience with sushi was at Umi Sake House and has since never been surpassed. The fish was very fresh and the rolls were amazing. I recommend the California Crunch. This place is very busy so I recommend reservations. It's worth the wait though because the food is incredible!

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★★★★★

My first real experience with sushi was at Umi Sake House and has since never been surpassed. The fish was very fresh and the rolls were amazing. I recommend the California Crunch. This place is very busy so I recommend reservations. It's worth the wait though because the food is incredible!

Pros: Freshest sushi in town

Cons: Crowded and busy

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I have had Sushi in some of the best Sushi Houses all across the nation.. LA To NY.. Umi holds it's own to the best of them.. Fresh, Flavorfull and a great place for a fun Friday night after work or a special day like we spent on X-Mas eve and oyr Birthdays!!!

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★★★★★

I have had Sushi in some of the best Sushi Houses all across the nation.. LA To NY.. Umi holds it's own to the best of them.. Fresh, Flavorfull and a great place for a fun Friday night after work or a special day like we spent on X-Mas eve and oyr Birthdays!!!

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I have only been to Umi once, that was enough for me. The food wasn't too bad but for what you get it is pretty over priced. The service was not that great but the ambiance is wonderful. It has such a chic modern feel. The music was entirely too loud though. I don't mind loud music, just not while I eat or am trying to have a conversation with the person in front of me. Overall though I would say it is better then some of the other sushi places in seattle, it just would not be my first pick.

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★★★☆☆

I have only been to Umi once, that was enough for me. The food wasn't too bad but for what you get it is pretty over priced. The service was not that great but the ambiance is wonderful. It has such a chic modern feel. The music was entirely too loud though. I don't mind loud music, just not while I eat or am trying to have a conversation with the person in front of me. Overall though I would say it is better then some of the other sushi places in seattle, it just would not be my first pick.

Pros: Great decoration and style

Cons: over priced with too loud of music.

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I LOVE UMI!!!... The flavors are so unique and the fish is fresh. Try the camamari salade... It'll knock your socks off!!!...The cocktails are divine.. What more can you ask for!!!

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★★★★★

I LOVE UMI!!!... The flavors are so unique and the fish is fresh. Try the camamari salade... It'll knock your socks off!!!...The cocktails are divine.. What more can you ask for!!!

Pros: Cute staff

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Save this place for a special night out. AMAZING sushi! So fresh! The service is wonderful also, with a very friendly and helpful staff. They will answer any sushi or sake questions you have!

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★★★★☆

Save this place for a special night out. AMAZING sushi! So fresh! The service is wonderful also, with a very friendly and helpful staff. They will answer any sushi or sake questions you have!

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Umi is simply the best Sushi in Seattle!!! I have been eating Sushi for 23 years and I think Umi is my favorite place in Seattle by far. I've tried all the other well known places but nothing has even come close to the flavors and the atomphere you get at Umi. The menu is great and the service is even better.. There is one waitress there who always remebers us and is happy to see us, even if we don't sit in her section... Now thats a friendly!!!... Try the cucumber saki martini and the calimary salade.

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★★★★★

Umi is simply the best Sushi in Seattle!!! I have been eating Sushi for 23 years and I think Umi is my favorite place in Seattle by far. I've tried all the other well known places but nothing has even come close to the flavors and the atomphere you get at Umi. The menu is great and the service is even better.. There is one waitress there who always remebers us and is happy to see us, even if we don't sit in her section... Now thats a friendly!!!... Try the cucumber saki martini and the calimary salade.

Pros: Freshness

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This was the first time I'd been to Umi for happy hour. Earlier in the year we had dinner there with another couple and had a great time. Service and food were great. We tend to follow Billy wherever he goes. He wasn't there today, and I don't know if that indicates anything. But the waitress my friend & I had was completely witchy in that "I can't spare you the time of day" sort of way. Lindsey, dear, I'm in the service industry too, and I know about good customer service. We were unable to catch her when we were ready to order (blew right by us 2x and must not have heard the "excuse me, miss?"). We snagged the GM who sent her over. She didn't even wait to hear the entire menu item when we wanted to add to our order (spicy tuna is not spicy ginger chicken no matter how you cook it), and rushed us at happy hour last call. Can you at least pretend to give us a moment before you snap up all the menus? Benefit of the doubt, maybe she had a bad day. But check that at the door. Happy hour food is a great deal. Next time i can hope for a different server.

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★★★☆☆

This was the first time I'd been to Umi for happy hour. Earlier in the year we had dinner there with another couple and had a great time. Service and food were great. We tend to follow Billy wherever he goes. He wasn't there today, and I don't know if that indicates anything. But the waitress my friend & I had was completely witchy in that "I can't spare you the time of day" sort of way. Lindsey, dear, I'm in the service industry too, and I know about good customer service. We were unable to catch her when we were ready to order (blew right by us 2x and must not have heard the "excuse me, miss?"). We snagged the GM who sent her over. She didn't even wait to hear the entire menu item when we wanted to add to our order (spicy tuna is not spicy ginger chicken no matter how you cook it), and rushed us at happy hour last call. Can you at least pretend to give us a moment before you snap up all the menus? Benefit of the doubt, maybe she had a bad day. But check that at the door. Happy hour food is a great deal. Next time i can hope for a different server.

Pros: happy hour , food

Cons: waitress

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We had a bad experience recently DESPITE having reservations at Umi Sake House. Four of us were to shown not to a table, but two tiny loveseats facing a coffee table. This was definitely not what we wanted. When we asked for a regular table, the hostess refused with snooty "you should've asked for a regular table." So rude! Well, how is one to know! One would assume the tables are regular! As expected, the low coffee table was not conducive to a lot of roll eating, we got bits of sushi and sauce all over ourselves. Worse yet, when the decibel level rose later in the evening, we had to hunch WAY over just to hear our table mates across the coffee table!

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★★☆☆☆

We had a bad experience recently DESPITE having reservations at Umi Sake House. Four of us were to shown not to a table, but two tiny loveseats facing a coffee table. This was definitely not what we wanted. When we asked for a regular table, the hostess refused with snooty "you should've asked for a regular table." So rude! Well, how is one to know! One would assume the tables are regular! As expected, the low coffee table was not conducive to a lot of roll eating, we got bits of sushi and sauce all over ourselves. Worse yet, when the decibel level rose later in the evening, we had to hunch WAY over just to hear our table mates across the coffee table!

Pros: lots of variety in sushi rolls, including some "nouveau" rolls

Cons: bad hostess, be aware of very low coffee tables to eat off of

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Not only is Umi overrated, the sushi is bordering on gross. The fish is fresh and high quality - don't get me wrong - but all of the rolls are covered with spicy mayo and often deep fried. Forget about getting a nice clean roll with the taste of the sea. Walking out of this place, your mouth will burn like spicy mayo...you will barely even taste the fish. I honestly don't know what the owner was thinking when he or she developed this menu. I've noticed this place is getting emptier and emptier as months pass. I hope management reads this and takes the opportunity to fix a place with a lot of potential. The sushi at Wasabi, Ohanas, Red Fin, Ototo, i love sushi, Shiro's, and even Rice n' Roll is better AND cheaper!! Unless you have a craving for mayo and deep fry (then go for fish n' chips), go to one of the aforementioned places, all of which are a better experience in my humble opinion.

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★★☆☆☆

Not only is Umi overrated, the sushi is bordering on gross. The fish is fresh and high quality - don't get me wrong - but all of the rolls are covered with spicy mayo and often deep fried. Forget about getting a nice clean roll with the taste of the sea. Walking out of this place, your mouth will burn like spicy mayo...you will barely even taste the fish. I honestly don't know what the owner was thinking when he or she developed this menu. I've noticed this place is getting emptier and emptier as months pass. I hope management reads this and takes the opportunity to fix a place with a lot of potential. The sushi at Wasabi, Ohanas, Red Fin, Ototo, i love sushi, Shiro's, and even Rice n' Roll is better AND cheaper!! Unless you have a craving for mayo and deep fry (then go for fish n' chips), go to one of the aforementioned places, all of which are a better experience in my humble opinion.

Pros: Sake

Cons: Everything else - spicy, fatty sushi

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I went with a lot of friends(10+) for dinner on Saturday, and we weren't happy with our experience. Our waitress was not friendly,even though she should've known she would get big tip from our table. She rushed us to order, then we waited long until the sushi came. Umi Sake also has a weird policy for groups; 3 of our friends didnt come, but we had to keep ordering food until we covered the amount that our 3 friends would spend if they come...so our waitress kept asking (almost forcing) us to order more and more, even though we were already full. I would rather go to WASABI BISTRO next time, their sushi and service is so much better than this place

1
★★★☆☆

I went with a lot of friends(10+) for dinner on Saturday, and we weren't happy with our experience. Our waitress was not friendly,even though she should've known she would get big tip from our table. She rushed us to order, then we waited long until the sushi came. Umi Sake also has a weird policy for groups; 3 of our friends didnt come, but we had to keep ordering food until we covered the amount that our 3 friends would spend if they come...so our waitress kept asking (almost forcing) us to order more and more, even though we were already full. I would rather go to WASABI BISTRO next time, their sushi and service is so much better than this place

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Umi Sake House is pretty nice, and most of the food we had was pretty good, but one particular event that took place means I will not be returning. One of the diners in our party ordered a particular sushi roll. The roll took a long time to arrive (everyone else was half-way through their meal). Several bites in, the diner issued yelp and pulled out a piece of glass from her mouth! That's right, there was glass in her sushi. Luckily she was not injured, but this is beyond unacceptable. We notified the waiter, and the manager came over and gave us a half-hearted appology and mumbled something about "free dessert".

Needless to say, this particular diner did not order dessert. A bad dining situation was made worse by the nonchalant way the staff handled it. I cannot reccomend Umi Sake House as I am not sure I can trust their food or their staff.

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★☆☆☆☆

Umi Sake House is pretty nice, and most of the food we had was pretty good, but one particular event that took place means I will not be returning. One of the diners in our party ordered a particular sushi roll. The roll took a long time to arrive (everyone else was half-way through their meal). Several bites in, the diner issued yelp and pulled out a piece of glass from her mouth! That's right, there was glass in her sushi. Luckily she was not injured, but this is beyond unacceptable. We notified the waiter, and the manager came over and gave us a half-hearted appology and mumbled something about "free dessert".

Needless to say, this particular diner did not order dessert. A bad dining situation was made worse by the nonchalant way the staff handled it. I cannot reccomend Umi Sake House as I am not sure I can trust their food or their staff.

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even though this was predominantly an asian crowd on wednesdays, the place was great. the style was sophisticated meets art deco. the adios' were potent! tons of seating and a huge screen that played random movies.

5
★★★★★

even though this was predominantly an asian crowd on wednesdays, the place was great. the style was sophisticated meets art deco. the adios' were potent! tons of seating and a huge screen that played random movies.

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This place has a nice ambience. We did not experience what the other reviewers were raving about when it comes to quality seafood. In fact all 3 of us were truly dissapointed. We like the miso soup but the sashimi were not all that fresh and the cod was burnt. It didn't help that we were waited upon by a waitress with an attitude. I may go back again but perhaps only for happy hour not dinner.

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★★☆☆☆

This place has a nice ambience. We did not experience what the other reviewers were raving about when it comes to quality seafood. In fact all 3 of us were truly dissapointed. We like the miso soup but the sashimi were not all that fresh and the cod was burnt. It didn't help that we were waited upon by a waitress with an attitude. I may go back again but perhaps only for happy hour not dinner.

Pros: perhaps happy hour

Cons: bad service and mediocre food

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I've been to Seattle many times over the past 8 years and I've been on the lookout for a great sushi restaurant for the past five. Now you'd think that would be a dime a dozen in Seattle (right on the coast, super fresh fish, long history of Japanese population), but in my book I'd not yet found a place that matched up. Yes, I'm from Minneapolis and you may think that means, "ew, sushi in the midwest?!" but then you obviously haven't tried it. Our sushi chefs do amazing things with flown-in fresh fish; far more amazing than I'd experienced here in Seattle ... until Umi.

The fish was, of course, divine. Melt in your mouth divine. Fresh to the point of being edible by those who would say "I don't eat fish" while scrunching up their nose. But what Umi does is match up to the artistry of Minneapolis' modern sushi. Their roll list was extensive. So much so that I'll probably visit it multiple times every time I'm in town until I make my way through it. In addition to the set menu (and yes, they have several noodle dishes for the non-sushi eaters), they had a nightly menu of about a dozen more rolls and a handful of other special items.

Of the 8 rolls we got, only one was kind of a clunker, and even that was only so because it was so daring and little overboard. The portions were really generous for the price and we were all able to try each other's selections, while each still having a few of our own to savor at the end. The sake menu was also great and the service was fine (I say fine because we were just so damn happy with the food that it wouldn't have really mattered, but if it had been bad, I'd be talking about it).

Highly, highly recommended for those looking for a creative menu with artful presentation and spectacular flavor and texture combinations.

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★★★★★

I've been to Seattle many times over the past 8 years and I've been on the lookout for a great sushi restaurant for the past five. Now you'd think that would be a dime a dozen in Seattle (right on the coast, super fresh fish, long history of Japanese population), but in my book I'd not yet found a place that matched up. Yes, I'm from Minneapolis and you may think that means, "ew, sushi in the midwest?!" but then you obviously haven't tried it. Our sushi chefs do amazing things with flown-in fresh fish; far more amazing than I'd experienced here in Seattle ... until Umi.

The fish was, of course, divine. Melt in your mouth divine. Fresh to the point of being edible by those who would say "I don't eat fish" while scrunching up their nose. But what Umi does is match up to the artistry of Minneapolis' modern sushi. Their roll list was extensive. So much so that I'll probably visit it multiple times every time I'm in town until I make my way through it. In addition to the set menu (and yes, they have several noodle dishes for the non-sushi eaters), they had a nightly menu of about a dozen more rolls and a handful of other special items.

Of the 8 rolls we got, only one was kind of a clunker, and even that was only so because it was so daring and little overboard. The portions were really generous for the price and we were all able to try each other's selections, while each still having a few of our own to savor at the end. The sake menu was also great and the service was fine (I say fine because we were just so damn happy with the food that it wouldn't have really mattered, but if it had been bad, I'd be talking about it).

Highly, highly recommended for those looking for a creative menu with artful presentation and spectacular flavor and texture combinations.

Pros: creativity and flavor, value for price, exceptional fish

Cons: tear apart chopsticks (picky, I know)

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A friend of mine took me to Umi for the first time on a late Thursday night about a month ago. He said; "it was the best he had ever had". I said; "I'll be the judge of that I've been eating sushi long before it was trendy" (18yrs). We were seated promptly and began browsing the menu and I was shocked at the selection. I had a hard time making up my mind. On top of that the prices were very good. My friend recommend the sushi sampler as a must have! We ordered one sushi sampler each (he said it was too good to share) and we also ordered some sushi rolls (very creative and tasty rolls). It was FABULOUS!!! I liked the place so much that I've been recommending it to all of my friends and requesting that we go there at every opportunity (birthdays, happy hour, and drinks). It has a great atmosphere, great prices, great selection and the BEST DARN Sashimi I've ever had! Now that's saying something considering the experience I have. Plus, it?s in the heart of Belltown! You can't beat that!!!

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★★★★★

A friend of mine took me to Umi for the first time on a late Thursday night about a month ago. He said; "it was the best he had ever had". I said; "I'll be the judge of that I've been eating sushi long before it was trendy" (18yrs). We were seated promptly and began browsing the menu and I was shocked at the selection. I had a hard time making up my mind. On top of that the prices were very good. My friend recommend the sushi sampler as a must have! We ordered one sushi sampler each (he said it was too good to share) and we also ordered some sushi rolls (very creative and tasty rolls). It was FABULOUS!!! I liked the place so much that I've been recommending it to all of my friends and requesting that we go there at every opportunity (birthdays, happy hour, and drinks). It has a great atmosphere, great prices, great selection and the BEST DARN Sashimi I've ever had! Now that's saying something considering the experience I have. Plus, it?s in the heart of Belltown! You can't beat that!!!

Pros: sashimi, sushi, atmosphere, price, location,service

Cons: none

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I consider myself a sushi connoisseur and enjoys trying out new sush restaurants. I did not expect Umi Sake House to taste like sushi made in Japan or even Vancouver B.C. However, I thought it would be similar to I Love Sushi or Shiro's. I was greatly disappointed with their service and freshness of their sushi. Stomach ached for two days after eating at this place. They try to reinvent classic sushi dishes but failed miserably. Being creative is good but changing for the sake of changing, you get people sick.

Called to make reservation but was told that I need to provide my credit card # so if we were late or decide to cancel, they would charge $100.00 onto my credit card. This is not something an upscale and service oriented restaurant would NOT do. Got there on time but had to wait 30 minutes for our table (you would think with a credit card hold, you get your table quicker). Service was horrible, you have to flag the waitresses down to get their attention. Placed our order but waitress forgot a few items and we had to remind her a few time. No apology from the waitress for forgetting our order since gratuities were added.

There are many good sushi restaurants in Seattle, don't waste your money here. Try Wasabi Bistro, Shiro's, or even sushiland.

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★☆☆☆☆

I consider myself a sushi connoisseur and enjoys trying out new sush restaurants. I did not expect Umi Sake House to taste like sushi made in Japan or even Vancouver B.C. However, I thought it would be similar to I Love Sushi or Shiro's. I was greatly disappointed with their service and freshness of their sushi. Stomach ached for two days after eating at this place. They try to reinvent classic sushi dishes but failed miserably. Being creative is good but changing for the sake of changing, you get people sick.

Called to make reservation but was told that I need to provide my credit card # so if we were late or decide to cancel, they would charge $100.00 onto my credit card. This is not something an upscale and service oriented restaurant would NOT do. Got there on time but had to wait 30 minutes for our table (you would think with a credit card hold, you get your table quicker). Service was horrible, you have to flag the waitresses down to get their attention. Placed our order but waitress forgot a few items and we had to remind her a few time. No apology from the waitress for forgetting our order since gratuities were added.

There are many good sushi restaurants in Seattle, don't waste your money here. Try Wasabi Bistro, Shiro's, or even sushiland.

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I totally agreed why this restaurant got 5 star rating. I felt like I was eating fresh seafood back in Hokkaido, Japan. My husband and I went there both regular price hour and happy hour. Happy hour price was unbeatable and quality (and quantity) of sushi was same as regular price hour. Only thing I could ask more for would be sushi rice quality but I may be asking too much :) We tried same sake and they were excellent as well.

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★★★★★

I totally agreed why this restaurant got 5 star rating. I felt like I was eating fresh seafood back in Hokkaido, Japan. My husband and I went there both regular price hour and happy hour. Happy hour price was unbeatable and quality (and quantity) of sushi was same as regular price hour. Only thing I could ask more for would be sushi rice quality but I may be asking too much :) We tried same sake and they were excellent as well.

Pros: fresh seafood, variety of sake

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Gone is Bada Lounge, but Umi is much better. The decor is amazing, front porch, backyard, traditional seating...etc...The specialty drinks are great, Leche Lemonade is my favorite. The spicy cassidy roll is excellent, all the pan asian dishes are well thought out. The plum sorbet is to die for when dessert comes, and the happy hour is rediculous, the menu is long and super cheap. I prefer the late night happy hour. I read reviews about the wait staff being an issue and I can see where that comes from but that will be found with any restaurant, humans aren't prefect especially on a busy Friday night. I recommend going to Umi on a off day and sitting in the backyard. A true Seattle gem In my opinion.

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★★★★★

Gone is Bada Lounge, but Umi is much better. The decor is amazing, front porch, backyard, traditional seating...etc...The specialty drinks are great, Leche Lemonade is my favorite. The spicy cassidy roll is excellent, all the pan asian dishes are well thought out. The plum sorbet is to die for when dessert comes, and the happy hour is rediculous, the menu is long and super cheap. I prefer the late night happy hour. I read reviews about the wait staff being an issue and I can see where that comes from but that will be found with any restaurant, humans aren't prefect especially on a busy Friday night. I recommend going to Umi on a off day and sitting in the backyard. A true Seattle gem In my opinion.

Pros: Happy Hour, deep menu, plum sorbet

Cons: Very busy on Friday/Saturday

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I travel to NY, Chicago, Cali, Florida, TX, etc, etc and have been to plenty of GREAT sushi places, but this one is my favorite. The head chef is super nice and very helpful in making suggestions. The lobster soup is amazing, the 007 roll is also amazing, and all the sushi is extremely fresh. It was so good that I ate there twice on my last trip to seattle. I cant say I have tried other places in Seattle, but it would hard to beat this place in terms of quality and value.

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★★★★★

I travel to NY, Chicago, Cali, Florida, TX, etc, etc and have been to plenty of GREAT sushi places, but this one is my favorite. The head chef is super nice and very helpful in making suggestions. The lobster soup is amazing, the 007 roll is also amazing, and all the sushi is extremely fresh. It was so good that I ate there twice on my last trip to seattle. I cant say I have tried other places in Seattle, but it would hard to beat this place in terms of quality and value.

Pros: Food, Head Chef, Fresh, creative

Cons: not open for lunch, wait staff is not attentive, sit at the shushi bar

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The makimonos are very delicious, specially bad boy roll and the ultimate dragon! However, the badboy roll is similar with Las Vegas roll at Wasabi Bistro. The calamari salad is to die for! Don't forget to go @ their happy hour and get a very very good deal. The happy hour is everyday, yes it's everyday! from 4-6pm. I heard they're also having a happy hour at night, but no minors accepted. Open until 2am in the weekend I guess. So, U have to try this one!!

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★★★★★

The makimonos are very delicious, specially bad boy roll and the ultimate dragon! However, the badboy roll is similar with Las Vegas roll at Wasabi Bistro. The calamari salad is to die for! Don't forget to go @ their happy hour and get a very very good deal. The happy hour is everyday, yes it's everyday! from 4-6pm. I heard they're also having a happy hour at night, but no minors accepted. Open until 2am in the weekend I guess. So, U have to try this one!!

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