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“Excellent Japanese restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Umi Japanese Cuisine

Umi Japanese Cuisine
2625 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008
(202) 332-3636
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Ranked #654 of 2,564 Restaurants in Washington DC
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Houston, Texas
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Excellent Japanese restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

I discovered this little restaurant while I was attending a conference at the Marriott hotel across the street. The sushi and sashimi were really excellent. My dinner was so good the first night, I went back a second time. The service is top notch, as well. It's a small place, up one flight of stairs, but you can find it right across the street from the Woodley metro stop. A real hidden gem.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ohio
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155 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Seriously, they couldn't cook noodles”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

Not much to say. The sushi dishes were average, the entres were okay and the noodle dishes were a disaster. Who ruins a noodle dish by under/over cooking?? Enough said!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Washington, DC
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very fresh and creative sushi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

We were looking for a new place for sushi because our two old regulars were starting to slip in quality. Reading the reviews for Umi we were ready to try it out. However, when we clicked to their website we saw that they were under new management. We called and found out the new management started on May 1, 2012. Well there were only two reviews since then but we decided to go for it. We were not disappointed at all. In fact everything was delicious and the fish was super fresh (the reason we stopped going to our old place was the fish was a little fishy twice in a row ... anyway...). The service was fast and friendly. The rolls were creative and there were a lot of specialties that gave us some great variety in the sushi we ordered. We also liked the decor -- we were a little worried when we were walking up the steps to the 2nd floor but once inside, the place was really pretty. Enjoy!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Delicious Sushi!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

We were hesitant about going here because of some of the reviews but I'm very glad we did!

The location along Connecticut Ave is great. It's slightly alarming walking up the stairs, but once you reach the restaurant you'll discover a wonderful little sushi bar/restaurant that's very visually appealing. Although on the small size, it did have plenty of seating for a fairly large party (12 or so) and additional guests. Despite its size, the tables are spaced well as to still maintain privacy amongst the dinner parties.

We ordered four different rolls and sake; service was prompt and our waitress was very attentive. The sushi and sake were both delicious! I certainly enjoyed our experience and will return when in the area again!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Memphis
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108 reviews
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“Great, small, reasonably prices sushi restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012 via mobile

My wife and I went up the steps to Umi and found a delightful lunch spot. We both has the lunch special that included salad and 2 sushi rolls. The sushi was great and our server very polite. I would definitely return.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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