Umi Japanese Cuisine

12-14, Edinburgh EH8 9AY
$ Japanese Recommended New Editor's Pick

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 12-14, Edinburgh EH8 9AY
  • Cross Street: Chapel Street
  • Cuisine: Asian | Japanese | Sushi | Vegan | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Unknown
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Cash |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 07387677377
  • Features: Private Room, Takeout Available,
  • Occasion: Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Open 12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
All Day 12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
all day 12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
All day 12:00 - 22:00
Friday
All Day 12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
All Day 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday
Sunday 12:00 - 22:00
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.75 out of 5 stars based on 504 votes

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 25, 2024
Alan W.
It was my first time at your restaurant, and overall my girlfriend and I had a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The food was delicious, and the atmosphere was excellent. I would be more than happy to go again.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Mar 23, 2024
Jennifer R.
Amazing! Best Japanese we’ve had outside of Japan!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Mar 10, 2024
Rodger B.
Food was great with a fantastic choice. Speedy friendly service and great value for money.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 09, 2024
Sheila F.
Wonderful experience taking a friend for lunch for her birthday. Great service, great food! Allowed us to bring in our own cake and light a candle. Definitely be back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Feb 16, 2024
Margarita V.
food was delicious, ambience was nice, very chill not too formal, service was excellent, staff were friendly and efficient. would love to see a lunch time deal

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 18, 2024
Daniell A.
Authentic Japanese restaurant with delicious food, and great service. The sushi rolls and sashimi are to die for!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 16, 2023
Sophie L.
Food was absolutely delicious and the prices were reasonable.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 22, 2023
Victoria R.
Wow the food was insane I’m already dying to go back!!!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 19, 2023
Eleanor P.
Really lovely restaurant and great food.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 03, 2023
Alice L.
Everything was great! Thank you

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 28, 2023
Milena S.
This is such a good restaurant! The decor is so cozy and authentic and the food is phenomenal! Fast service and reasonable prices. Would recommend to anyone, great for a date

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 21, 2023
Brent M.
Excellent sushi. Menu has some very creative items. Great ambience.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Oct 17, 2023
Sara R.
Ambience, food and whole experience was wonderful.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 07, 2023
Helen D.
Fantastic authentic Japanese food. The aubergine starter was out of this world. Delicious!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 29, 2023
Vicki C.
Amazing sushi, great location we will definetly be back

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 22, 2023
Kate W.
Delicious food, lots of vegan friendly options. Beautiful restaurant and great for a treat

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 20, 2023
Curtis H.
Excellent service from the beginning. Very interesting and imaginative Japanese decor. Beautiful food. Ramen was rich, spicy, full of depth and creamy. Selection included crab and sushi. All excellent. House beer is fragrant and compliments the food superbly. Staff always completed tasks if asking for extras. Asked for the bill and card reader came with the bill ant same time instead of the usual dropping off bill and running away. It was utterly excellent from start to finish. Thanks

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 18, 2023
Emma C.
Magnificent food, great choice with numerous veggie options, and a great atmosphere. Feels authentic (I travel Japan regularly)

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 07, 2023
Francesca M.
little bit more music could be good

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
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Jul 26, 2023
Leticia D.
We couldn't eat there as the restaurant closes from 15.30 to 16.30 and we were not told about when we made our reservation for 14.45 .

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Jun 28, 2023
Amelia M.
3rd time at Umi and the food is amazing. Service is quick so you're not left waiting for food. Anything on the menu is delicious!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 01, 2023
Inez P.
The decor was simple and tasteful. We had a lovely meal: sashimi cuts were generous and the soft shell crab well done. My Iberico katsu curry was so good. The chirashi don was very good. Service was exemplary with the staff multi tasking so efficiently. I would highly recommend this place!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
May 22, 2023
Damian R.
Absolutely lovely place! Great staff and amazing food, we have been twice now and loved it both times, we will definitely be back again (with another drawing) ^_^

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 12, 2023
Mayur Y.
Fantastic authentic quality of food, great minimalistic ambience and very attentive service. Thank you - we’ll be back.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 16, 2023
Lisa B.
FANTASTIC!!! Everything was top notch!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 09, 2023
Tam D.
Great food, great service 10/10

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 28, 2023
Edith K.
Amazing! New favourite place in edinburgh. The food is really fresh and beautifully prepared, the staff are all very friendly and helpful, and the decor is lovely. The menu looks expensive at first, but when we share everything it works out very reasonable, especially for such great quality food and drinks. Cannot recommend enough! The only con I would mention is that the booth seats are uncomfortable and difficult for those with disabilities. It would be helpful if it could be made known if you’ll be in these booths upon booking, or those with disabilities should request seats with regular chairs.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 24, 2023
Mikyla R.
Lovely food..I even managed to use the chopsticks..Will def go back.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 14, 2023
Helen A.
Such a wonderful restaurant - excellent food & service. Fantastic! I’ll definitely come again x

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 06, 2021
Adam L.
Great food, great use of space and service was very quick especially when we booked last minute on a Saturday night.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 06, 2021
Adrienne O.
Fantastic fresh sushi and sashimi!

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
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Nov 03, 2021
Jakub G.
Great experience! Food was delicious!!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 26, 2021
Struan B.
The food was tremendous! The best sushi I’ve ever had!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 30, 2021
Jonathan K.
Natalia was a lovely waitress and looked after us throughout our visit. The food is amazing and the atmosphere is relaxing.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 30, 2024
Calum M.
What am amazing find- a rare little gem! Excellent, well.prepared and super tasty dishes in a relaxed setting! Best meal of the year so far!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Feb 09, 2024
Karen L.
Excellent food, beautifully prepared. Service was a little patchy as we had to wait for 10 mins after arriving before we could order a drink. Also we found the seating very hard and uncomfortable. But overall a very fine meal.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 02, 2024
Jess K.
Had a fantastic meal here! Service was excellent and it was undoubtedly the best sushi I've had.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Dec 11, 2023
Emma D.
Food was amazing!my sushi skeptic husband even said it was delicious and ordered more! Service was good. Overall great experience will be back!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 23, 2023
Lee M.
The food, staff and environment was fantastic. Will definitely go again. The food, curry, ramen, tempura veg and dragon were delicious.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Oct 03, 2023
Coline C.
Slightly expensive but very tasty, good quality sashimi and dishes, and lovely staff. The interior is very detailed and overall, the experience was pleasant.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 26, 2023
Maija Z.
Prosecco on the menu

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 8/10
Sep 22, 2023
Alex H.
Our second visit and will be back. Loved it.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
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Aug 27, 2023
Marion K.
The best Japanese food about. We will definitely be back.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 23, 2023
Gavin R.
Fabulous food, Fabulous design, good service. Door open which became a little chilly in our evening but a minor quibble...

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 09, 2023
Phil C.
Lovely atmosphere. My ramen had bags of flavour and was thoroughly enjoyable. Sushi tasted good but could have been a little neater. Waiting staff were well trained and knowledgeable, however, one of our servers smelled badly of cigarettes

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 18, 2023
Clare F.
All round enjoyable.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 05, 2023
Simon P.
Food looks lovely , ambiance easy and relaxing. Very tasty and delicious

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
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Mar 22, 2023
Ieva L.
Food was perfect! Stuff friendly and polite.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 9/10
Feb 19, 2023
Vlado N.
Very good experience, food was good, service as well as ambiance. I recommend this place.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 05, 2021
James M.
Enjoyed as usual

Overall: 9/10
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Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 18, 2021
Uchechi E.
Overall, my friends and I had a really good experience - it felt like we were the sole guests of the chef! The food was delectable. We will return for sure!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Nov 10, 2023
Angie R.
The food is exquisite. The ramen could be a bigger portion (I love the broth and there isn't enough). The sushi and tempura are perfect!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 10, 2023
Mark B.
The food was excellent! Staff helpful at a very busy time for them. Will go again!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Nov 23, 2021
Simon A.
Service was a bit hit and miss.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 7/10
Feb 18, 2024
Guilherme R.
No acknowledgement of the special occasion. Mains did not arrive at the same time. Not ideal for people with different dietary requirements as this would leave one looking at the other eating. It would be ok if sharing the food. The atmosphere is nice and cosy. Great food overall was great.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 4/10
Apr 05, 2023
Lyn K.
Expensive for what we chose. There seemed to be more focus on style over substance with staff involved with photo shoot over service :( The salmon belly was a favourite dish, however wasnt the best we've had for the price

Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 4/10
Value: 5/10
Nov 08, 2021
Kerry D.
Lovely food but quite pricey and lacking in atmosphere.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 4/10
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Value: 8/10
Oct 26, 2021
calliope a.
Food was outstanding. Service was below average, we got the bill half an hour before the restaurant was closing and we had still half an hour left. While we were eating someone started to clean the toilet . Felt a little bit unwelcomed. I understand staff can be tired and exhausted , but putting the chairs on the table when there are still people inside is a little bit too much.