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149 Oxford Road, Manchester M1 7EE, England
+44 161 273 2300
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Taken out to lunch by hubby who loves this restaurant. Fantastic meal and soooooo tasty. Salt and pepper tofu starter and seafood udon for main ( added hot sauce for a little kick). Toilets were clean and even though I didn't see the bill husband was smiling when it arrived.

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Thank Sam M
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice food. Comes out quick but tastes really fresh. Service isn't amazing...but it's quick and efficient. Hot fresh food!!!

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Thank keeneater2015
Manchester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The food (ramen and noodles) is very tasty and I will be coming back for sure, but I believe it should not be expensive.

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Thank Andreina C
Manchester, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

I work nearby so umami is a regular lunch spot for me. The £5.99 lunch menu is great value for money, and the food is always fresh and fast! I'd recommend this place for lunch but not for romance or family events as its always rushed and noisey

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Thank Louise E
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Not a single item that was suitable for vegetarians was on the lunch menu - all of the vegetable dishes had fish sauce in. This also seemed to apply to the normal menu. They had things labeled as vegetarian, and then even said there was fish sauce in the description! I realise that fish sauce is an important part of... More 

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Thank ealexander2016
London
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Eat at Umami fairly regularly as work nearby. Lunchtime deal is great - two courses for £6 or so. Menu changes daily and has good variety of noodle, rice and ramen dishes. Often very busy on Friday lunchtime and you might have 5 mins for a table. Otherwise you tend to be seated right away. Service is poor - expect... More 

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Thank whereisphilip
Atlanta, Georgia
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38 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

The problem with here is that staff r super serious and dont smile and give the impression as they are doing the favor for customers. The menu is limited in Japanese dishes, and it is more of an asian place - having other asian dishes.

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Thank Sheilla23
Manchester
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Situated in the basement this establishment can easy be pass by as it is not that obvious from the outside. The layout is rows of tables with shared bench seating. The staff fly around the premises at 100 mph and are very observant they are very efficient at seating you taking orders delivery of food and clearing away used plates... More 

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Thank WanderingCarefree
Birstall, United Kingdom
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230 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Our fave place to eat on Oxford road! Excellent little lunch menu which is a bargain, would recommend anyone to go. Friendly staff and superb quality of food.

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Thank Danielle J
Yanbu, Saudi Arabia
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Visited twice in one week with my wife. The food is always fresh and the service is fast. Plenty of food and my favorite is the Pad Thai with a side of gyoza and edamame. A great regular place to visit in Manchester.

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Thank Jeff O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Chinese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 149 Oxford Road, Manchester M1 7EE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 273 2300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?