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Umami

59 Store Kongensgade | 1264 København K, Copenhagen, Denmark (Indre By)
3338 7500
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Ranked #170 of 1,483 Restaurants in Copenhagen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Indre By
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
Copenhagen, Denmark
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Copenhagen, Denmark
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

It is one of the best experiances I've had in Copenhagen. Compared with the over all impression of the food, service and wine it's a very fair priced restaurant. You must try the tiger prawns - amazing!

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Istanbul, Turkey
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We were visiting Copenhagen with our two year old. Checked in to the hotel. We are keen on going to places more "family friendly". Concierge highly recommended the place. I asked them to specifically ask if we are welcomed with our two year old, and she is really a quiet one. Off we went. Boy it was a mistake. As... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Top Contributor
180 reviews 180 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Entering the restaurant was a strange thing. The cocktail bar is the first thing that meets you? And lots of buisness suits enjoyed a drink. Up the stairs and through a long narrow room before entering the seating area. The interior wasnt to my liking,very dark and steril, much like the interior in another restaurant (MASH). One waiter seemed much... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Without a doubt some of the best drinks, sushi, sashimi, sake and wines I have ever had! We ordered the omakase and wine menu and what a treat! But my understanding of this concept my be a bit different than Umami's. I thought that the chef will prepare the food straight from his heart from whatever ingredients there is at... More

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København, Danmark
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91 reviews 91 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The interiour at Umami is great - It creates a really good atmosphere. The Food does what it should, but Copenhagen offers a lot of great sushi restaurant so for me this can only be 4 stars.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

i went with a group of colleagues and we had the 6 course 'surprise me' option, with the additional challenge of one vegetarian. the meal was delicious, all well cooked, excellent flavours. served with explanation. would highly recommend

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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

The place has a cool design, staff is helpful and nice, food is really good. We tried the menu with chef's signatures and it was very good, especially the dessert (which is not so usual in asiatic kitchen). Let's have a cocktail in the bar, 'cause they are amazing!

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