We had dinner in Umami already twice. Once in the bar area downstairs where one can see the chefs at work and once in the more dimly lit restaurant area. Upon entering the restaurant one immediately notices the smell of lemongrass. Since it was present throughout the whole, quite large, restaurant even far away from the kitchen, during both visits I can only assume this must have been an aromatic atomizer at work here. Both visits I tried an excellent Gewürztraminer which is served by the glass and goes really well with Asian food. The dishes served here are mostly Japanese inspired with some main courses based on the Chinese cuisine. We tried several starters of which some were good and others a bit bland (mackerel). The two different main courses I have tried here (ribs & Berkshire) both were way too aromatic and basically leaned to the citrus-side of tastes. Although I love lemongrass and citrus flavors, a full course of it and not balanced by any salty or even umami flavor is very unlike Asian cuisine where balance is key. The fifth taste umami is, even on the menu, very hard to find here. Service was nothing remarkable and the prices a bit over the top.
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