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0.3 miles from Temppeliaukio Church
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Reviewed February 26, 2022

Umeshu has been my favorite restaurant for many years. The waiters are really friendly and knowledgeable, they are like friends to customers even at the busiest times. The sushi and sashimi are unbelievably good. I also recommend ordering umeshu, it's delicious. The atmosphere is really...good, the restaurant is small but stylish. It's like teleporting to a fancy restaurant in Japan. This restaurant knows what it's all about.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed July 31, 2021 via mobile

We had a pleasant time. The Sushi was really good, we enjoyed it a lot (we got an assortment of 30 pieces). What we did not see was an only vegetarian option in the menu, this would be something to improve I guess. We by...the way really enjoyed the music in the restaurant, not typical for a Japanese restaurant but very funky.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed November 29, 2020

Sushi was nicely prepared. Clean presentation. Good tasting rice. Not a huge selection of items, but that was made up in quality. Nice, cozy setting. Overall a great sushi restaurant.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed February 8, 2020

Sushi, tataki, other fish dishes, kimchi, and miso soup all were very good. Quite rare in Helsinki to have Japanese food that actually has a taste that truly reminds you of Japan. A few oddities that stood out to myself included tonkatsu sauce (or perhaps...other "bulldog" sauce) on the beef tataki -- you would never see this in Japan. Also, serving only 3 pieces of gyoza on a plate (gyoza is extremely cheap to make, not a delicacy, how about sizing up a bit?). Taste of gyoza was of course fine, it is almost impossible to screw up. Sushi tastes very good, but the nigiri size is notably smaller than standard (in Japan). In any case, the keyword here is quality. The ingredients taste fresh and this is a big difference compared to many places in Helsinki that serve "Japanese" food or sushi. Plus points also for transparency, as the chefs are making the food right in front of you if you decide to sit at the first seating area. Definitely worth a visit if you have a craving for Japanese.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 31, 2020 via mobile

I had a 6 course menu which costed 50€. There was a great dishes but also not amazing ones. Also the atmosphere wasn’t the greatest. It’s not professional when workers are playing with food throwing it at each other.. I had a little different expectations...when I’ve been in Japan two times. I know they do food with “Umeshu style” which doesn’t mean necessarily traditional Japanese. Okonomiyaki was a huge disappointment because it didn’t taste anything like it and sauce was terrible. Dessert wasn’t anything special and reminded me a frozen cake. I can be wrong(I hope I am!). However I did enjoy the other dishes especially sushi. It tasted fresh which is good. Points for that. I wouldn’t go there again. I probably would if it’s a lot cheaper and only for sushi.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 4, 2020

Umeshu is a very nice Japanese restaurant in Töölö. Excellent food, excellent service, and even good wine. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed November 4, 2019

I went there two weeks ago and then been there twice, so that's a weekly visit. That's something, as I don't eat out very often in Helsinki. Fish is fresh, the presentation is good. I will probably go back before the week is over...

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 22, 2019 via mobile

Nice place to have a dinner, fresh fish, lot of nighiri choice unfortunately I do not get so much time to try all of them! I cannot say the best ma surely a good place for a dinner during the week.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed August 24, 2019 via mobile

Ruoka on ensiluokkaista niin maultaan kuin ulkonäöltään. Aito japanilainen ravintola. Ystävällinen henkilökunta ja juuri sopivan rento tunnelma. The best japonés restaurant in Helsinki. The taste of the food as well as the outlook of the food are real the first class. Original japonés restaurant. Friendly...staff and just a right way casual atmosphere 😊More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 9, 2019 via mobile

For a 6 day’s visit in Finland This the best food I had and the best Sushi ever!! Even better than in Japan

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed May 1, 2019

excellent food, best sushi i have ever had, small cozy restaurant with very nice staff. i fully recommend , full marks on all dishes we had

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 28, 2019 via mobile

Umeshu Never let you down Grandson Niki had 14th birthday and we took him out for a bite. Where you wanna go? Pizza ? Burger ? Umeshu was his immediate answer. So there we went and had all kind of sushi and to start some...grilled beans with a hint of chilli. Yes. Bull’s eye.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Great little restaurant, tucked away but worth a visit Went twice in same week - great sushi. Looks very small but there’s another dining room tucked away at the back. Recommended

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

Really nice Sushi place at Töölö. Sushi was really good, especially all nigiries! Service was good and I felt myself appreciated, see you soon again!

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed June 30, 2018

We ordered some sushi and those were delicious and fresh. Somehow atmosphere wasn't the best even the place is really nice. Maybe they used to have more customers so it wasn't so relaxed feeling around.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Umeshu is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4