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Umami Amsterdam

#645 of 2,580 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Centrum
Chinese, Japanese, Asian, Fusion
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Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 161, 1012 RK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 420 8080
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5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 3:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Would have been perfect

The restaurant has changed name to Restaurant Miu. The experience would have been perfect, except for that the waitress spilling wine on my girlfriend, and then made no effort to rectify the situation. We had to ask for the wine to be removed from the bill. We also arrived a little late, so the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 31, 2014
Nikolai L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The restaurant has changed name to Restaurant Miu. The experience would have been perfect, except for that the waitress spilling wine on my girlfriend, and then made no effort to rectify the situation. We had to ask for the wine to be removed from the bill. We also arrived a little late, so the kitchen closed before we could finish... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I really enjoyed this Asian Fusion restaurant, and probably one of the more successful ones I have been. Dont be fooled by the outdated exterior & menus outside as the interior is vastly different. A very contemporary dark feel inside, and definitely a type of place you would like to go as a couple. The menu was a 5 course,... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Visited without fully reading the reviews here. Take time to understand and choose wisely as a poor choice has to be eaten in full before you are "allowed" to order more. Our waitress was hopeless that night, explained nothing and did not provide a basic level of service but she was not representative of the other staff. If you have... More 

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Vedano al Lambro, Italy
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83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We went for dinner with some colleagues and it was a great surprise. Despite the fact that the place was very little crowded, we were suggested a 25€ menu per person that included 5 choices of good food, with the only limitation that we would have been charged more if we left something. This of course did not happen, since... More 

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is such a perfect restaurant. Good service abd very nice food!!!! They have a big variety of dishes all very tastefull. Would defenitly come back! The restaurant is vehind the Dam Palace. In the middle of the center. The wines are very exprnsive though. Keep that in mind, a Chardonnay was 6€!!!

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Good priced food. But beware.... Place tricks you into 6 euro bottles of water and pricey beer. So ask for the cost of drinks before you buy. If you know this classic restaurant trap your in for some okay food and a good deal, served by good staff. Cool ambience and free of the usual city DB,s.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Despite an underwhelming exterior, the restaurant inside is stylish and atmospheric. The food (sushi, japanese, asian) was interesting, and suited the "all-you-can-eat" concept. I think this place was relatively good value for money - the food definitely was, but they do try to make up for it by charging 3 euros for 200ml soft drinks bottles! Several of the items... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Ate here twice on a 5 day break to Amsterdam with my 14 yr old son. Concept is simple; 2 items per person ordered, eat them & order 2 more items each until full. First time we had managed 3 times, 2nd visit we ordered 4 times. Current price is €25 per person (€15/child) My son is a sushi freak... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I ate at Umami twice. Their sushi menu is very limited- only salmon and california maki are actually worth re-ordering and recommending. I was also able to try mussles and sweet and sour shrimp. The mussles were in a really tasty sauce. I do recommend the place, especially the two maki rolls. Umami has a great atmosphere- it's dark inside... More 

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Birmingham
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Having read the reviews on here we decided to give it a try. The restaurant was busy but we didn't need a reservation. It doesn't look much from the front but when you walk down to the main restaurant you get the feeling of a relaxed atmosphere and nice ambience. Being in the height of tourist season we expected it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 161, 1012 RK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Centrum
  • Neighborhood: Centrum
  • Phone Number: +31 20 420 8080

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 19
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese, Asian, Fusion
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 3:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 3:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Centrum

Neighborhood Profile
Centrum
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
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