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PRICE RANGE
$11 - $54
CUISINES
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Nice atmosphere
1. Nice atmosphere
"Great food , very nice service, wonderful atmosphere!"
Елена М
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2. Sushi Lovers
2. Sushi Lovers
" For food I can say that is the best sushi I've ever tried."
Stefka M
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3. Delicious food
3. Delicious food
"Beautiful and delicious food made with passion"
Nicole B
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Reviewed January 14, 2024

Got delivery from this place and they sent me sushi that smelled like actual sweat- it was disgusting. I threw it out immediately and when i asked them to refund me the money (and mind you one of the sushi was worth 10 euros) they...refused to do so. It’s insane that i ended up paying 50 levas for Sweat Sushi and was not even given the respect or the decency of a refund… do not order from this place- it says a lot about the kinda business they r running when they serve ruined smelly fish and do not honor the customer’s right to a refundMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed June 15, 2022

The restaurant is located in an impressive garden with a lake and many different animals - ducks, swans, peacocks, cats ... The food is very good, although not exactly Japanese, but rather a fusion with mixed flavors from all over Asia. The service was excellent....I highly recommend it, especially on hot summer days.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed November 26, 2023

We enjoyed a fantastic lunch here during a long weekend visit to Sofia, we made a reservation in advance (recommend doing so) and were spoiled for choice with the menu, it is hard to select from the great variety of sushi and food on offer....The location is very close to the metro station and the gardens are stunning to walk around before/after your food. The food and service were both excellent and compared to sushi in the UK the quality is fantastic and excellent value for money.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed September 24, 2023

Very nice garden and food. The atmosphere is fantastic! Good service! We liked it very much and I highly recommend you to visit😎

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 12, 2023 via mobile

I won't order from this joke of a restaurant again. Waited more than 1h and 45 mins (I've never waited more than 80 mins for food from other restaurants in Sofia even in peak restaurant hours or peak traffic hours). The order contained Rice with...vegetables which was COLD. Not hot as supposed or cooling down (as when you leave food outside the oven for some time), but literally COLD. Had to throw it out. The sushi combo was alrightish, but nothing worth reordering.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed August 26, 2023

I will start off by saying that the atmosphere is pretty great, from the interior to the animals in the garden it looks pretty great (do clear the pond tho). The food is pretty alright but very overpriced for the amount and quality that they...provide you with. Service is sometimes slow and not that good and other times pretty great (50/50). I can't fully recommend this place due to everything being waay overpriced.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 9, 2023 via mobile

Excellent Asian restaurant, good service and fantastic environment. I propose all visitors to try this as there nothing similar in Sofia like UMAMI

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed July 30, 2023 via mobile

Unprofessional hostess asked me to move from not small table with shadow (table was not reserved) and offered tables under the sun (29 degrees) or near to cigar smoker (despite I warned her)

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 16, 2023 via mobile

Ordered food online. After waiting more than 2h, we never received any food and our order was cancelled. The management of this restaurant is beyond terrible. Would not recommend ordering from here and would certainly never do it myself.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed June 25, 2023

It was really hard to make a reservation since the restaurant responded after many attempts. Noone answers the phone too. But once you're there it's definitely worth a visit. Beautiful place, good service and the food is delicious. Really enjoyed it.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed May 30, 2023 via mobile

Terrible service, overpriced dishes, waiting more then 40 minutes for sushi sets and more than 60 minutes for deserts but never comes. Don’t recommend this restaurant to anyone!

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed March 3, 2023 via mobile

Very nice locations in the garden of a five-star hotel once built by the Japanese. But because of winter, the garden gives a sense of abandonment. Despite the fact that there was a mistake with our reservation, the staff was very kind and served us...immediately. The environment inside the restaurant is very good. Our waiter, Valentin very fast, efficient and smiling. The food is quite good if you consider that you are eating sushi in a Balkan capital far from the sea. The fried duck is an excellent dish.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed October 29, 2022 via mobile

The best sushi place in Bulgaria, the food is so good and the desserts like wow. Also there is a park with birds and black swans, BLACK SWANS

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 27, 2022 via mobile

Great food, not my first time here. It's very exotic because of all of the free animals which are all friendly. Friendly staff and very good products.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 13, 2022 via mobile

excellent restaurant. try all sushi and definitely duck. I would like a little warmer service. the environment is excellent. prices very reasonable

Date of visit: September 2022
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UMAMI Japanese Food and Garden is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4