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59 Store Kongensgade | 1264 København K, Copenhagen, Denmark
3338 7500
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: A Japanese Restaurant with a French accent, Umami is of one of the most...
A Japanese Restaurant with a French accent, Umami is of one of the most visually striking restaurants Copenhagen has ever seen. inspiration comes from Jesper Boelskifte, who dreamed of opening an Asian restaurant in Copenhagen, which stimulates all five senses simultaneously. But there's a sixth sense, which Umami explores. In terms of the cuisine, the intention was to be on par with Robert de Niro’s Nobu restaurant in New York. And the design would be in the same class as Morimoto in Philadelphia. Jesper’s dream became a reality with UMAMI, located on a prestigious street in the heart of Denmark’s capital.Visually, perhaps the most compelling element is a sculptural curtain with color-changing lights. A mood- generating concept which matched the vision of Jesper, who wanted to woo guests into a relaxed state of tranquility.The sculptural curtain and décor concept was developed by Orbit Design Company in London, whose client roster includes high profile brands such as Louis Vuitton, among others. Orbit was responsible for the interior design as well as the furniture, which was custom-made for UMAMI.The previous tenant was a bank, the remnants of which remain in the iconic metal door to a vault downstairs, which still has a security device.In the basement at UBAR, customers can choose from an extensive array of upscale cocktails. From lemon grass infused saké to a variety of martinis to Kirin beer. While seated at the elongated bar, a DJ serves equally delicious lounge and jazz music.Customers can go directly upstairs to any of the seats at the sushi bar with a front row centre view of the sushi chef in the open kitchen. Continuing upstairs to the first floor, there’s an extensive space able to accommodate 120 guests, immersed in a total, all encompassing experience. Enjoying the utmost in professionalism.
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Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food in over-the-top interior design.

Wonderful Japanese-French cooking. I tried the Omakase tasting menu and matching wines, and got a nice and tasty variety of seafood and meat dishes, sushi, and a great green tea and yuzu dessert. I didn't care much for the interior of the place - a bit grotesque, wannabe-fashionable that I hate to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
Marco v
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Copenhagen, Denmark
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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243 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Copenhagen, Denmark
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Wonderful Japanese-French cooking. I tried the Omakase tasting menu and matching wines, and got a nice and tasty variety of seafood and meat dishes, sushi, and a great green tea and yuzu dessert. I didn't care much for the interior of the place - a bit grotesque, wannabe-fashionable that I hate to see outside of a nightclub.

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Oslo, Norway
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Amazing food, great service and reasonable prices! Only downside was having to wait 45 minutes when we already had a table booked..

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We had a reason to celebrate as a family and fortunately we did it at Umami. We enjoyed great food, great wine and great service. We chose a six course Omakase at DKK 650 per person and it is a treat with a delicate balance between the best of France and the best of Japan. The wine card was also... More 

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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

My husband went to Umami for a work dinner and decided to bring me back the following night because he enjoyed his meal so much. We tried the omakase and thought the food was delicious! Each dish was presented well and the waitstaff did a great job of explaining everything. We found the sushi to be fresh and the cocktails,... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Top Contributor
207 reviews 207 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Husband had the tempura and I had sushi. As I read that this was one of the top restaurants in Copenhagen for Sushi. And indead it was. Everything so fresh and tastful and very good waiter who educated me in the world of sushi. Thanks!

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Great service, wonderful atmosphere, fabulous food. We had the set menu, only criticism was it was too much food!

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Vienna, Austria
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I've been here a few times and each time the food is fantastic. The fish is incredibly fresh and the waiting staff is friendly. It does get a bit noisy so it might not be the best place to go for a quiet meal. Definitely not suitable for children.

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Espoo, Finland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The food is very well presented and tasty. The sushi is fresh, but a bit too pricey. You should have a reservation especially on weekends.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The general "vibe" of this place is a trendy cocktail bar with low volumed loungedub music in the background. Nothing wrong with that, but might not be the place for everyone. We got the omakase menu which took quite a while to get through, but that was needed because we were quite full in the end. Dishes consisted of both... More 

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Paris
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Good, I enjoyed it, the food is surprising and testy. The wine list is good The price is high The venue is not my preferred one, if you are claustrophobic, the restaurant without windows might be a problem, thanks God I'm not...

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 59 Store Kongensgade | 1264 København K, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Location: Europe  >  Denmark  >  Zealand  >  Copenhagen>  > Indre By
  • Neighborhood: Indre By
  • Phone Number: 3338 7500

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

A Japanese Restaurant with a French accent, Umami is of one of the most visually striking restaurants Copenhagen has ever seen. inspiration comes from Jesper Boelskifte, who dreamed of opening an Asian restaurant in Copenhagen, which stimulates all five senses simultaneously. But there's a sixth sense, which Umami explores. In terms of the cuisine, the intention was to be on par with Robert de Niro’s Nobu restaurant in New York. And the design would be in the same class as Morimoto in Philadelphia. Jesper’s dream became a reality with UMAMI, located on a prestigious street in the heart of Denmark’s capital.Visually, perhaps the most compelling element is a sculptural curtain with color-changing lights. A mood- generating concept which matched the vision of Jesper, who wanted to woo guests into a relaxed state of tranquility.The sculptural curtain and décor concept was developed by Orbit Design Company in London, whose client roster includes high profile brands such as Louis Vuitton, among others. Orbit was responsible for the interior design as well as the furniture, which was custom-made for UMAMI.The previous tenant was a bank, the remnants of which remain in the iconic metal door to a vault downstairs, which still has a security device.In the basement at UBAR, customers can choose from an extensive array of upscale cocktails. From lemon grass infused saké to a variety of martinis to Kirin beer. While seated at the elongated bar, a DJ serves equally delicious lounge and jazz music.Customers can go directly upstairs to any of the seats at the sushi bar with a front row centre view of the sushi chef in the open kitchen. Continuing upstairs to the first floor, there’s an extensive space able to accommodate 120 guests, immersed in a total, all encompassing experience. Enjoying the utmost in professionalism.
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?