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633 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC
828-698-8048
Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 101
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 10
    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
Most recent review
Excellent surprise!

Hard to believe that a small southern town could have an excellent Japanese restaurant. Twice we have had superior food and service. FYI downside(but common to Japanese food): high salt content.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Jacquelyn E
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Hendersonville, North Carolina, United States
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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160 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Hendersonville, North Carolina, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Hard to believe that a small southern town could have an excellent Japanese restaurant. Twice we have had superior food and service. FYI downside(but common to Japanese food): high salt content.

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Flat Rock, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have lived in the area almost 2 years and can easily say the sushi and sashimi is as good as we have ever experienced. . We have traveled a good deal so we feel we know this cuisine well. Whenever we have a special reason to celebrate with delightful and exciting food off we go to Umi. Some of... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I didn't love or hate the place. I felt it was just very middle of the road. Location and atmosphere was good. Service was OK. Prices were on the higher side and the food was not so special to reflect that. Actually, the sushi tasted OK, BUT, we think the sushi at Asiana is superior tasting AND it is a... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

My husband had wanted to eat at Umi since it opened, but we have other places that we enjoy frequenting.... just hadn't made it until now. The food is very authentic in taste! More upscale in presentation! A lot of food for the money! We were pleasantly surprised to find that we really like this restaurant & will be back... More 

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Tryon, North Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

When we are in town, we probably visit Umi once a week ... it's a gem, and has earned favorable comments from both our US and overseas guests, including those from Asia. A recent addition is the on-line reservation system, which makes things easier ... or rather, has made things easier up until now. This weekend we have an out... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We always visit this restaurant when we are in Hendersonville. Everything I have tried at Umi has been wonderful. I definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Dallas, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Great find in a small town. Sushi was fresh and rolls were tasty. Service was really good too. Try the superman roll.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The sushi is so beautiful and tasty, you can tell they are dedicated to good quality. The service was good and attentive. The price is high, but it's worth it.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I'm not sure what I expected on my first visit to this well regarded local Japanese restaurant but I didn't get it. On the plus side, it was clean and well appointed, service was attentive if a little inconsistent, and the menu offered appetizing sounding choices. On the negative, tiny scallops that were bland and poorly presented, 5 or more... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

fresh sushi, creative appetizers (Dancing Girl was out-of-this-world), nice space, hard to believe you'r in Hendersonville

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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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