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“The best Asian tapas if you like trying a bit of everything.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Umai Chiado

Umai Chiado
Rua da Misericordia 78, Lisbon 1200, Portugal
96 727 12 81
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Ranked #401 of 2,351 Restaurants in Lisbon
Price range: $31 - $37
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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“The best Asian tapas if you like trying a bit of everything.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Umai is attached to the Mercy hotel and is a mix of Sushi, Japanese and Asian food. You can have a variety of tapas sized plates or go for the taster menu as we did. The staff are very helpful, and willing to advise you including a good selection of wines. Some of the dishes and flavours I have never encountered before, but it was all delicious and exciting. The food is prepared with meticulous precision and looks as good as it tastes. It was also very good value, and the only place we visited twice whilst in Lisbon.
If anyone has been there and knows somewhere like it in London, I would love to hear about it.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great food, great service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

Do not listen to the bad review about the service, it is simply not the case. We enjoyed a number of courses served by an attentive waitress who was both charming and informative. If you like sushi this is a wonderful restaurant that knows what it is doing, you really should check it out. The only suggestion I would have is that they should dim the lights a little bit.

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“Great food, slow service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

When you go to a restaurant where you know it won't be cheap you expect a great service, right? Umai has a great food but a really slooooooow service. We waited for more than 20 minutes to have our first drink. There were clients that arrived after we did and they get their food first. So bad organization. They apologized but I mean... you pay a lot for the food!!!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Nice well located japanese restaurant in Lisbpn”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013 via mobile

If you feel like eating japanese in Lisbon this is the place to go. Excellent food and service. Ambient very simple and discrete, as the restaurant from outside (you may miss it if not looking carefully). Definitively worth a metal or two...

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great experience!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Umai was recommended by a friend and it was awesome! On thursdays (the day we went) they have a special menu called Dia do Mercado (Market day). It is a tasting menu were you can try up to 30 pieces of sushi and other delicacies. At the end you can repeat any pieces you want...if you still have enough space in your stomach!! If you don't want to eat the tasting special menu, you can always chose from the regular menu.
Great service, kind and attentive.
I recommend to everyone that likes sushi!!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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