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59 Store Kongensgade | 1264 København K, Copenhagen, Denmark (Indre By)
3338 7500
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Ranked #164 of 1,568 Restaurants in Copenhagen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Japanese
Neighborhood: Indre By
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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
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207 reviews 207 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
14 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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Senior Contributor
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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Copenhagen, Denmark
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This place is awesome. If you don't like sushi, you will love it anyway. If you don't like small ludicrous portion you will love it. If you like experiment, in a safe environment, then you will love it even more. We went for the omakase, which means "you chose", and we have been delighted by a delicious raw salmon, partially... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Great food and service. We had the taster menu and every course was great! You could tell that a lot of care had gone into the food and presentation and every course was explained to us as it arrived. Everything was made using local ingredients and cooked with a japanese twist. Service was friendly,welcoming and impeccable.

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Kristiansand, Norway
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a safe bet if you are looking for top quality sushi in Copenhagen. We enjoyed a nice meal togheter with our 8 year old son and 5 year old daugher. Both parents and children absolutely loved the food. This is one of the top sushi restaurands I have visited in terms of food quality. Service was nice, and... More 

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Additional Information about Umami

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

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