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633 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC
828-698-8048
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Today
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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  • 106
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Never Disappointed

Recent evening meal with friends reaffirmed mt recollection that Umi is one of the consistently worthy eateries in Hendersonville. The location is handy for an after dinner stroll down Main Street. The ambience is comfortable and only moderately Asian. The menu is unusual but with authentic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Gary W
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Asheville, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I've only had sushi so far and I'd say it's pretty good. Good enough to go back a second time. They don't serve what's called "regular" sushi in New York. Also, the tamago, or egg sushi, isn't prepared well, but it's OK. Prices aren't bad, service is good and ambience is good. And it has parking. Worth a visit.

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Tinton Falls, NJ
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We finally went to Umi last month, and were really looking forward to it based on all the good reviews. Upon entering the restaurant, we were surprised by the lack of artistry in the decor; it could be so much nicer! And the second disappointment was that we had a waitress who was really terrible. Very low-class and not at... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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80 reviews 80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Recent evening meal with friends reaffirmed mt recollection that Umi is one of the consistently worthy eateries in Hendersonville. The location is handy for an after dinner stroll down Main Street. The ambience is comfortable and only moderately Asian. The menu is unusual but with authentic Japanese dishes plus a well stocked sushi counter. Service is prompt, wine selection adequate,... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Fortunately for us, we reside within a mile of UMI, so have dined here often for lunch and dinner. My husband and I have spent time in Japan and appreciate GOOD JAPANESE FOOD! UMI (which translates to beach or sea) will not disappoint you! The food, drinks, ambiance and service are beyond reproach. Be adventuresome and order one of their... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Started with Chicken Cheese Maki that was yummy and ended with two spicy rolls. They grind up the fish in these, which was a surprise, but tasty nonetheless. Some enjoyed the bento boxes a lot. Service was slow on a slow day, so probably not great on a busy one. Also, they forgot several special requests like cutting rolls a... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Don't know much about Japanese food, and therefore order Thai curry with tofu. It tastes pretty authentic.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great atmosphere! Amazing sushi and great curry dishes! This is our favorite restaurant in Hendersonville!

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We went to Umi for a special treat on our 15th anniversary. It is very pretty inside, and has a great feel. Even though there were other people in the restaurant, it didn't feel crowded, and we were able to have a nice quiet romantic dinner. The service was very good and the food was delicious. I'm NOT one to... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Better Japanese food than the bigger city near Hendersonville. That's my opinion, but I lived in NYC and Asheville in the past. Love the Udon bowls and Bento Boxes. Sushi is very good as well

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Definately a restaurant you should try, Good food, good service. Have tried it for lunch and dinner and have never been disappointed

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 633 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Hendersonville
  • Phone Number: 828-698-8048

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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