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“Excellent food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Umai

Umai
220 Pennbrook Parkway, Lansdale, PA
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Ranked #5 of 102 Restaurants in Lansdale
Cuisines: Sushi
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Friends have been suggesting for some time that we try this very small 'store front' restaurant. We finally had time to make the drive & are so glad we did! We made reservations as suggested because the seating area is small (10 to 12 tables ??) and were greeted with a big welcome from the staff and seated immediately. The server opened our wine & brought water promptly. I would describe dinner service as leisurely since we did wait some time for our seaweed salads to arrive & plates to be cleared. The sushi & rolls were worth the wait, as fine food takes time to prepare. There was a bit more rice than I prefer but the flavors were amazing. The fish on the sushi literally melted in your mouth. The rolls were constructed so you could taste the individual ingredients, not often the case. The biggest compliment was from my spouse who usually drowns the rolls in wasabi & hardly used any because the flavors were to good to hide. The Umai roll was the best by far & rightfully so as their signature item. The Dynamite roll lives up to it's name as it's very spicy. We will absolutely be back to try more of their menu.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mohnton, Pennsylvania, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Outstanding Japanese Sushi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We enjoyed a lovely dinner with their signature Umai roll and their dynamite roll along with toro appetizer and green tea ice cream for dessert. The wait staff was super-attentive. Everyone entering the restaurant was greeted warmly. A+++ on quality and service!

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Lansdale, Pennsylvania, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Went to Umai once and never went back”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Our biggest problem was the service, We sat for almost half an hour before receiving even a glass of water. Our waitress took our order and disappeared for another 40 minutes. I had to hunt her down and ask what happened to our appetizers. She finally brought food to our table except it wasn't what we ordered. Our service experience was so bad that I can't even remember anything about the food. We legitimately spent over 2 hours there, most of it just waiting or trying to hunt down our waitress. As we left, she apologized profusely for the admittedly awful service. With so many sushi choices, why take the chance on another crappy dining experience? We won't be going back.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“One of the best Japanese restaurants around!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Simply great! Personnel is amazing and polite, the service is fast and the food quality and taste are incredible. This is a nice choice to have lunch or dinner every day!

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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Always delicious and fun!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Another dinner at Umai...Fabulous experience, time and time again...
Ray really cares about his restaurant, fresh ingredients, and having their customers be happy...
Our favorite is the tuna pizza, and tuna tartar (blue fin, if they have it!!)
This time with tried his Udon, and it was so great...A hot pot, with thick noodles, fish broth, shrimp, chicken and veggies...
We will continue to go back anytime we can, as our daughter comes in from Philadelphia and it's her favorite sushi around!!!

  • Visited September 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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