Austin >Ethnic Food Markets > Umi Sushi Bar & Grill
5510 S I H 35 Ste 400, Austin, TX | Directions 7874530.200425 -97.763577
Neighborhoods: East Congress, South Congress
Excellent Sushi – This is by far the best Sushi place that I have been to here in Austin. The environment alone is very welcoming and the staff only accents it. A few of my friends and I were out celebrating a birthday and it was amazing how attentive the staff was. There was a group of 6 of us and the server was great, didn't miss a beat. The food was excellent and the drinks were great, all at a very reasonable price for the entire night. I will continue to go to Umi whenever sushi is on the brain!
Best Sushi Restaurant in Austin! – This is truly a spectacular Sushi restaurant and by far the best in Austin! Plus, the prices are quite reasonable. I have eaten at a lot of restaurants around the world and this has one of the highest rankings in my opinion!!! The food is exquisite, the service is great, and the decor and atmosphere is very elegant and welcoming. Plus, the food presentation is very prompt and presented in a beautiful fashion!
Additionally, there is a huge selection of Sushi and it is purely mouth watering. Plus, the drinks are absolutely amazing and a definitely positive add-on to a great evening. I recommend that you definitely be adventurous so you can get an amazing experience at this phenomenal Japanese restaurant!!! Try various entrees, both hot and cold, as well as all the different types of sushi rolls, sashimi, soups, and desserts! Particularly, my favorites are the Shrimp Tempura, Tuna rolls, and the Caterpillar roll with eel and avocado covered with a delicious sauce on top!
This restaurant definitely appeases to everyone of different genures as well, whether going on a date night out or catching lunch with friends and co-workers!!! It is a must try and you will absolutely not be disappointed!!!
Best South Austin Sushi – Great Service and fresh sushi without driving downtown. We had my roommates 30th birthday dinner here and the food was excellent, they even let us bring our own cake. My fav is the shrimp tempura rolls with spicy mayo Soo yummy.
Service is very bad – Service is bad. Food is great.
The food is great and recommended – The resturants atmosphere is very dazziling and beautiful. I would suggest the Sashimi which I believe is very refreshing. I will also suggest some of the saki to those who like to drink. They are strong but very good. The service is pretty decent but there is times were you have to wait a time. The pricing for the food there is very decent and not really overpriced. When my friends and I went there for the first time it was very warming and we have been going there very other week. I would suggest that you sit at the sushi bar because not only do you get to see the great sushi being made but the chefs are very fun to talk to and are good company. Those who enjoy sushi I recommend to come to Umi.
UMI....EWWWWW – I am an avid sushi goer and this is the second to worst EVER and thats pretty darn bad...Absolutely tasteless and way overpriced...we were fooled by the nice atmosphere...I try to focus on that when I think of what I spent and still went to Sandy's hamburgers to finish the job...yummy!! So thank you Sandy for saving an almost devastating evening...lol
never go there – I have been going to umi for years. I always seat at the sushi bar with all my friends, just to visit one of our favorite chef (po) that he continues to excel in all categories. Once we know the Chef (po) no longer works there. We will never go back, cause don't worth the time, money, the quality is overpriced ,poor service and they are rude!
Umi has frozen fish and a bad attitude – Umi is a disaster. We waited 45 minutes (in an empty restaurant) for a roll and some sashimi. The fish finally came out and it was frozen solid. We were overcharged for the few things we ordered that were edible. The server was totally checked out and the manager was aggressive and unhelpful. The place reeks of cheap air freshener. Very lame experience all around. I will never go there again.
Best Sushi for the price – Now me and my wife are no sushi experts, and we pretty much stick to the basics when it comes to ordering. No eating what we don't recognize on the Menu. We know the Chefs there and they always treat us with great service. We never sit anywhere other that the sushi bar. Thats the place to be if you want the best service because the chefs are right across from you. Plus you can learn a litlle more about whats good and whats not by asking them. Overall great service and food. Heck, one of the chefs even went to my wedding. GREAT FOLKS DOWN AT UMI. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!! :-)
not renowned for lunch i guess, but dinner is very good – I've never been there for lunch so I can't attest to or rebuke all these folks saying it was terrible, but I've been there 3 times for dinner and enjoyed each experience. I went there again last night with my homegirl, split the chef's dinner (pretty big sushi/sashimi platter for about $32), and stuffed myself with what we both considered Very good sushi. I'm not a buff, but I've eaten sushi several places around this city and this is top tier in my opinion. Only issue now is I think their cheapest cold saki is $21/carafe. it bites, but what would sushi be without saki?
service was very good (average sushi prep time)
food was very good
price was a little high, but sushi almost always is
the music was really bad techno (this last time only)
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