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Umu

#1,334 of 18,317 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
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14-16 Bruton Place, London W1J 6LX, England
020 7499 8881
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 83
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
500£ for that ?

You're kidding ?? Sushi was fine but not at all worth the money . Go elsewhere it's really not worth it. For that price you could eat at Europe's best restaurants and this is not one of them .

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
frequent-travler22
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london
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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168 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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london
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

You're kidding ?? Sushi was fine but not at all worth the money . Go elsewhere it's really not worth it. For that price you could eat at Europe's best restaurants and this is not one of them .

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We had lunch at Umu on a Friday afternoon and the ambiance was ideal. We started with an "Owa" beer to try something new and a glass of wine. As I'm vegetarian, I was afraid not to find variety on the menu, but I was happy to discover new flavours such a "Tokyo leek" , "Bambu" or "Shishito pepper" in... More 

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Ok. One of my favorite restaurants in London if u are into Sushi. We ordered nigiri, miso, lobster dashi and waygu In red miso and vegetables. All was Devine but make sure you don't have credit limit :) I love it. Enjoy

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dublin
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Beatifull restaurant Sit at the sushi counter worth it the see a master at work The tuna and truffle starter brilliant if expensive Nigiri and Wagu top Only downside is the cost But top end ingedients cost a lot

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Copenhagen
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Looking for a good sushi place, i settled for Umu as i've been to Zuma and the likes before. Yes the food is good, some of it very good (traditional sushi) but for the 1st time in my life i still felt hungry and mind you, i'm a skinny little woman who eats normal/little portions. The place is expensive but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Great spot hidden in Mayfair's Bruton Place.. We didn't gofor the Keiseki menu but the A la carte one.. Very good fare, great sashimi and sushi, and the excellent service and attention make all the difference. We highly enjoyed the decadent chocolate dessert at the end of our meal..

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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The point here is the kaiseki menu, which is a Kyoto speciality. Kaiseki here is strictly for the experience, and not a meal. It is very refined, the presentation is amazing, the tastes subtle but and mostly delicious (and sometimes unusual.) Although the menu had many portions, some of them would not even qualify as a "nibble". Be warned, after... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The tasting menu contained an excellent variety of interesting dishes. The service was excellent throughout. Expensive, but worth it.

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Brussels, Belgium
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I joined a small group of friends at Umu to celebrate my 40th birthday. Due to the size of our party, we all took the special Kaiseki menu which was spectacular. I'm more accustomed to sushi or izakaya-type standards and I was blown away by the variety of flavors and presentations. Each of the courses were modest in size but... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Top Contributor
163 reviews 163 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I found the food not "differentiated" from other top-quality Japanese restaurants that are available at a much lower cost and more interesting atmosphere. Now, I accept that atmosphere is very relative and personal (perhaps more so than meal quality and service), so it's best if I describe the atmosphere as low-key, quiet (except for the greeting!) and simple but Asian-elegant.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14-16 Bruton Place, London W1J 6LX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Mayfair
  • Neighborhood: Mayfair
  • Phone Number: 020 7499 8881

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 62
  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?