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Umi Japanese Steakhouse

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201 N. Cox Creek, Florence, AL 35630
(256) 718 - 6868
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Today
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    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
Floor show along with your food

I like watching the chef make fried rice on the griddle/hibachi in front of us, and cooking the steak or chicken to order. However, it is a bit disconcerting when the surface blazes up and if one were wearing a lot of hair spray I am not sure what would happen. I prefer the food without the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Mary P
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Florence, Alabama
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Florence, Alabama
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71 reviews 71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I like watching the chef make fried rice on the griddle/hibachi in front of us, and cooking the steak or chicken to order. However, it is a bit disconcerting when the surface blazes up and if one were wearing a lot of hair spray I am not sure what would happen. I prefer the food without the special sauce but... More 

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USA
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66 reviews 66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

UMI has been open for a number of years. We never tried it because my husband doesn't like the Japanese Steakhouses where they cook in front of you. Though entertaining, they usually add too much salt and add things I can't eat, such as butter and eggs. We decided to try it yesterday and were pleasantly surprised to find that... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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30 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I don't generally think of Florence Alabama and great sushi going together...but this place proved me wrong. Great prices, decent selection and very good.

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Alabama
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I had heard good things about Umi for a couple of years & finally decided to try it. They have a great menu--lots of choices. I really enjoyed the Niko chicken. Friends had sushi and said it was very good as well. I'll be going back!

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Florence, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Can't wait to go back. The food was excellent and the service great. Loved the nice, quit, atmosphere. Very Peaceful and enjoyable.

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Muscle Shoals, Alabama
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Went here with friends and it was great. A neat experience to watch the cook prepare your food. Food was great and very filling. Will definitely go back for lunch. The dinner is a little pricy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Great time. Was a slower night we were seat promptly. They did not wait till the whole table was full till they started cooking. Good meal great service.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I've eaten here a few times being that I'm from Florence and as a local I would suggest eating at Hibachi instead. Umi is good but expensive. You also have to order off of the dinner menu at night whereas at Hibachi you can order the smaller, cheaper, portions at dinner.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

After a day trip shopping with a friend, we decided to try Umi. Beautiful decor, hibachi table nice and big with room to set around not cramped. Sushi bar, regular dining area also. They even had two small rooms with screens and low tables with pillows for actually eating while sitting on floor. I had only seen that in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Love going here when I lived in Florence!! I love the cucumber salad and mixed vegetable dinner with fried rice.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 201 N. Cox Creek, Florence, AL 35630
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: (256) 718 - 6868

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Steakhouse, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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