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umi

633 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC
828-698-8048
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We were due to attend a wedding that day - a romantic event in a picturesque setting with a breakfast to follow - so we wanted a light meal. Sushi and Sashimi are good options in such cases and, since our friends are so well acquainted with Umi and visit regularly, we were happy to accept their recommendation. Our meal... More

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Tryon, North Carolina
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9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Okay, so we have one Japanese sushi spot in downtown Hendersonville (other than the Thai place that has sushi). Umi is very nice and definitely is comfortable for guests who visit, although the tables are somewhat close together. The service is very good and the place is always so clean, you could eat your food off the floor (but I... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Great food. Service was also good. They easy found the table for us, though we did not have a reservation.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

It is hard to find good sushi in tr mountains of North Carolina but Umi was top notch! Creative rolls, great bento boxes nice wait staff... Only problem is that the sushi chefs don't coordinate their orders so in our party of five we were all served at different times. A bit annoying!

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

There is a reason Umi keeps getting nominated for one of the best restaurants in WNC (Western North Carolina) - the food and cocktails are outstanding. And yes, we're talking sushi and Japanese food in WNC! It's my go-to restaurant when I have out-of-town guests. Atmosphere is upbeat and sophisticated, but not stuffy; you can go there in jeans and... More

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Our first visit was not fabulous. We had a terrible table and service to boot. We live in Hendersonville and decided to try again. I really wanted sushi and kept hearing how wonderful and fresh it was at Umi. Last Saturday we ventured there and it was everything I had been craving. The geisha roll on soy paper was amazing!... More

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Dacula
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The best tempura I've had since living in Japan. Great service and nice surroundings. We'd love to eat there again.

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Forest City, North Carolina
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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I was shocked that this restaurant had so many 5 star reviews. My fiance and I dined here on an outing and it just wasn't what we expected. The waitress was very attentive and made sure we had everything we needed. The kitchen however was having a bad day. The establishment wasn't busy, maybe 3 tables excluding ourselves. We ordered... More

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Asheville,NC
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85 reviews 85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

You do not have to be a sushi-phile to appreciate Japanese-style cuisine. Umi wisely recognizes this and offers an excellent selection of other standards. Last week we made our first visit and it will not be our last. Both my husband and I ordered Bento boxes--his with vegetable tempura and mine with chicken teriyaki. Both were excellent and beautiful. The... More

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Arlington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

...with superb food, friendly service, attractive presentation, personal warmth, and very stylish decor! Another family visit to Hendersonville means another delicious meal at Umi. We've visited several times over the years and the excellent food is a highlight of our visits. Mary, who manages the place (I think), is a gem: warm, capable, caring, and authentic. My elderly mother lives... More

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