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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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About
Umami Japanese food and Garden is one of a kind restaurant, located in the garden of the five-star Marinela Hotel, Sofia. The restaurant features chef Stanislav Kolev's dishes from his New Style Japanese cuisine such as Black Cod, UMAMI Ribs, and new creations made on robata grill.
PRICE RANGE
$12 - $59
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
FEATURES
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited the restaurant three times in the last 3 months. The menu is new and offers a lot of authentic Asian cuisine. The quality of both the food and the service during my last visits was at a very high level. I highly...recommend it (there is also a very nice garden ...).More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 19, 2020

I am an expat in Sofia and tried many Sushi restaurants. This one is the only one I could feel it is real Japanese food. It is in a nice luxurious hote. Service is great. I recommend you go through the hotel to the rest...and not from the outside external entrance... you will through a lovely mini lake...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 26, 2020 via mobile

My first time visiting UMAMI and although the weather was a little damp the outside dining area was well covered. I’m not a huge fan of sushi so was pleasantly surprised to find a huge menu which also catered to the carnivore. Beer selection was...good too. The service was great and the staff were on hand to answer any questions. All in all a great evening. Keep an eye out for the water fowl in the ponds!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 12, 2020

It offers Japanese and fusion cuisine at a good price. The most distinctive feature of the restaurant is the superb garden.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 8, 2020 via mobile

Good sushi, lovely atmosphere in the garden when the weather allows it and great service. It is a little expensive for the small portions you’ll receive, but that’s common for Japanese restaurants. I would say there are better Japanese restaurants in Sofia when it comes...to the food, but Umami is quite good as well.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed June 29, 2020

best garden in sofia. i go there like every week and im always very pleased with the food, atmosphere and staff.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed June 24, 2020

When I entered I was greeted by the ducks and peacocks. The garden is wonderful with friendly swans in the little river. The food was good; I especially enjoyed the duck meat and avocado salmon sushi. The price for small water (5lv) and plain wine...(9lv) was a little too high though.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed June 22, 2020 via mobile

That place is amazing. Excellent food, perfect service, good prices. This place is like a fairytale.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed February 16, 2020 via mobile

Had a romantic dinner in this lovely restaurant and enjoyed it very much. Cosy and worm atmosphere and the food... mmmm... wonderful. Definitely will come back!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 2, 2020

Excellent place! The garden looks heavenly, the atmosphere is overwhelming. The choice of music was excellent and not too loud. There is an excellent choice of sushi and sashimi and they are prepared with super fresh ingredients (we were seated on the bar and we...watched hundreds of dishes being prepared with great precision and detail.) We ordered the chef's combo and we were awed! Although it was extremely crowded they got us a place quick and we got our order within minutes! Each of the sushi in the combo was amazing! We even got our extra sushi to go, crispy salmon and salmon rolls...because it just wasn't enough and we knew we would crave for more later (midnight snacks :P) Anyway, the staff was super courteous and friendly, and we will definitely be back soon!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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