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Umu

14-16 Bruton Place, London W1J 6LX, England (Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park )
020 7499 8881
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Ranked #1,409 of 17,209 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $32 - $65
Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park 
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park 
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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Limoges
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We used to go to Umu for their speciality which was the hot Himalaya salt stone on the table on which you would grill your own meat. That was excellent as well as the sushis.....(unfortunately that dish was taken off the menu) the rest is very complicated and flavors very special. The prices are much too high. Also a negative... More

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The food, service and atmosphere was over the top and so was the price of the wines. I appreciated the meticulous explanations on the ingredients and preparation of every dish in the Kaseki menu.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Really good kaiseki dinner, really delivered. Every course was at least a 8/10 with sushi being great aswell (Uni was amazing, probably top 3 I've tried in London). Service/atmosphere was a little sub par as were seated next to people to close to us (reaching well into our personal space). Value wise is obviously not that great, but if you... More

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is a fantastic Japanese restaurant with excellent service and an amazing wine list. The freshest sashimi I have eaten in London. The prices are eye-watering but then this is probably the most expensive real estate in London.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

UMU is simple to rate as a restaurant especially if you like high quality cuisine and are fed up with friends advising you "oh i know a great jap. restaurant" and you realise after having been there that your friends don't even know that there are different grades for rice, fish etc... Well Umu is a reference here in London... More

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Paris, France
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172 reviews 172 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
283 helpful votes 283 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

A very nice upscale london table. Superb menu, but very imprecise guidance front the staff. Absolutely outstanding freshness and execution. Not hugely original but truly sophisticated and refined. A wonderful sake list, but relatively inexperienced sommelier. It it worth it? Yes, if you're not paying or if you don't need to care. Great experience.

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UK
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76 reviews 76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Umu isn't cheap so don't come on a budget - but it's definitely a special night out. We chose to sit at the sushi bar so we were able to watch the sushi chefs craft their art. All of the courses on the tasting menu were incredible. Beautiful flavours, textures, presentation. The restaurant itself was understated, you could quite easily... More

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Antwerp
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

Been here several times and the food is innovative with use of fresh products. the service is really good and they have a fantastic although expensive wine list which will be the main reason for setting you back a considerable amount of British pounds. atmosphere is really nice too. there is one downside: in the winter you will feel the... More

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london
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

As a lover of Japanese food I was really looking forward to this meal and I have to say on the whole it didn't dissapoint my sushi was amazing but some of the other dishes were nothing special. The service was very attentive and nothing was too much trouble. Having said that I think the prices are ridiculous, particularly the... More

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London
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We both had grilled lobster starter and Rogyal Wagyu 7+ grade for main... It was just really ridiciousfly good

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