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Umu

#1,412 of 18,502 Restaurants in London
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14-16 Bruton Place, London W1J 6LX, England
020 7499 8881
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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

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Visitor rating
  • 84
    Excellent
  • 46
    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
Best Japanese in town so far

I have been to umu a few time. From all perspective, it never let me down. The smoky wagyu beef was superb, don't think you can get any better. Fish are super fresh and the presentation was just wonderful. Keep up. I will come back for sure.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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171 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I have been to umu a few time. From all perspective, it never let me down. The smoky wagyu beef was superb, don't think you can get any better. Fish are super fresh and the presentation was just wonderful. Keep up. I will come back for sure.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

We were looking for a good Japanese restaurant. Disappointed by Nobu. We wanted something different. We took 2 menus, Friday evening. We enjoyed it very much with the wagyu and desserts as highlights. We were quite hungry and contrary to many reviews, we were full at the end (without being uncomfortable ). We knew the price range so no surprises... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

me and my friends were looking for a michelin starred japanese restaurant for a change of taste after trying many other french restaurants. decided to try umu who got their first star this year as nobu lost their star. restaurant was in a decent location near new bond street and in a quiet alley. may be difficult to locate if... More 

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london
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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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
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111 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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
124 helpful votes 124 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 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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 30 - 59
  • 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Mayfair
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