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“Umi” 4 of 5 stars
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umi
633 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC
828-698-8048
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Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Nashville, Georgia, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Umi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Liked everything about this Japanese restaurant. I had the shrimp tempura, and my wife the veggie fried rice. Never had better tempura veggies or shrimp. I would return and suggest it to others. The waitress's service made the meal enjoyable.

Visited September 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Anderson, SC
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“A Really Good Find”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

We kept seeing Umi's sign while shopping at Mast General Store and along Main Street and decided to give it a try on Thursday around 11:30 a.m. The restaurant is very nice inside and we were seated within view of the sushi chefs. The lunch menu is very reasonable with several Bento Box combinations as well as sushi combinations. All of us enjoyed our meals.

The service was very good; prompt and efficient. The ladies in our party reported that the rest rooms were in excellent condition, which often serves as an accurate measurement of the venue overall. The private parking area is another plus. We had a very positive experience and will return soon.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“A gracious sushi chef”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

The sushi chef David Zheng went out of his way to make my dinner perfect last night. I moved to Hendersonville several months ago and have been missing a roll I often got in Virginia. I asked Chef David if he took "requests', and he recreated that roll for me. How gracious he was to make a special dish for me when there were several special rolls on Umi's menu that night!

The amuse-bouche is wonderful; it's contains crab, tempura crunchies, shredded lettuce, and a good sauce all mixed together. I enjoy the sashimi, which is presented artfully with shredded daikon and beet. Many of the special rolls include cream cheese or fruit, so I tend to stick with more classic rolls and sashimi. The spicy rolls are fairly mild, so if you like heat, ask for extra spicy.

On the down side - It seemed to me that the servers were over-extended. I had to ask for a water refill, there were tables with dishes from previous diners, etc. I find the sushi at Umi more expensive than it was in Virginia, but there were many more restaurants competing for Japanese food customers there.

I would highly recommend the sushi bar. I haven't tried the rest of the menu yet.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
““Good japanese restaurant with lots of delicious sushi””
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

The location was a bit hard to find but it was worth the search. Many asian people here. Thats a good sign for an Asian restaurant. Great spicy tuna sushi

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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“Japanese eatery”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Japanese food, expensive, but small portions; well presented.
Restaurant is clean, staff not Japanese, but Chinese.

Visited May 2012
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