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Umami Bistro

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1500 Reisterstown Rd, Pikesville, MD 21208
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6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout

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Excellent kosher Japanese food at reasonable prices

My family and I are big fans of Umami Bistro. All of our dishes were delicious, very flavorful and nice size portions. We ordered won ton and miso soups; eggrolls; sushi; and chicken and meat dishes. We have never ordered a dish that we did not like!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Norfolk, Virginia
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Modi'in, Israel
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Place is still in business. Food was good, and service was great (we were the only ones in the restaurant at the time: 2pm, post lunch, pre dinner).

Thank Yosef W
Norfolk, Virginia
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My family and I are big fans of Umami Bistro. All of our dishes were delicious, very flavorful and nice size portions. We ordered won ton and miso soups; eggrolls; sushi; and chicken and meat dishes. We have never ordered a dish that we did not like!

Thank Traveler3672
Sykesville, Maryland
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

first time here as a recommendation from a friend. the waiter took our order and was able to switch a sauce for me. food came quickly and it was delicious. We both got veggie dishes. there was an error on the check and the waiter took care of it right away. I would definitely eat here again

Thank Michelle1836
Potomac, Maryland
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

The quality of the beef, freshness of vegetables, and terrific flavor a make this an unusually good kosher Asian restaurant. The pad Thai is out of this world! Service is not necessarily with a smile, but it's pretty quick.

Thank Adam R
Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

The food here is top notch. I have never per se had a bad meal here. The biggest threat to the evenning can be that 'brown sauce' that seems to be in almost every menu item. Sometimes the food or sauce just comes out bland. The food is good, but little taste. I guess it's better than other places that... More 

Thank dmi2645
Pittstown, New Jersey
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

I visited here for the first time with a business colleague on our way to a meeting in Baltimore. Restaurant is in a strip center and the restaurant seems to have a good flow of customers. We went here twice in one day (which tells you a bit about our opinion). We went here for lunch. Fair prices, fresh food,... More 

Thank NJ_Visitor
Brooklyn, New York
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Have eaten here several times. Food was always most tasty and fresh - light in texture and not weighed down in oil. They also have free-refills on soda which is nice and a bar. Service is friendly, though slow especially when busy. They can use some more people on the floor. Prices are fair and portions are large. We plan... More 

Thank IsadoreG
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46 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Shocked at the poor reviews about service - we were greeted by a man that was extremely friendly and pleasant and our waitress was awesome. She gave great service, was very happy and hilarious. She was cracking jokes with us and I could see her interacting with other guests that are clearly regulars - forget her name but she appeared... More 

Thank sparkee187
Hawley, PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

As an orthodox jew, their are very few options for restuarant choices. I happen to love Asian cuisine whether it be Japanese, Chinese or Thai. When I first went to this restaurant two years ago I was impressed with their ecclectic offerings of asian dishes. The price was a bit high but the food was delicious. I have been to... More 

Thank elee124065
Baltimore-Washington, DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

Umami Bistro serves Japanese and Chinese style cuisine that is kosher. They have a large selection and some vegetarian and lower calorie choices as well. I've eaten there several times after a friend recommended it to me. My experience has been mixed but leaning more on the positive side. It is quite crowded after 5:30-5:45 PM on Sundays so if... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1500 Reisterstown Rd, Pikesville, MD 21208
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Pikesville
  • Phone Number: 410-484-7787

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Chinese, Asian


Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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