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Umi Sushi & Grill

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819 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901-3223
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Great Bend, Kansas
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't have sushi, but ordered from the extensive menu, and love our food. We were served in a timely and friendly manner.

Thank Mary K
Petaluma, California
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216 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

We sat at the bar and enjoyed several a la carte sushi items. The place is small and unhurried, and the service was friendly and unassuming. We were immediately offered green tea and chose a spot at the sushi bar. I had nigiri uni (from Santa Barbara) and VERY fresh, deep red yellowfin maguro nigiri, fresh yellowtail and a hamachi... More 

Thank james p
Belize City, Belize
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Terrific low key sushi place, less upscale than the one across the street but better food. Fish is fresher and portions are larger.

Thank lelanderic
San Anselmo, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We ordered a few things on the menu, and all of the items were BAD. Looked over at my fiancée, and we both agreed this was one of the worst restaurants we've been to in a long time. I'll start off with the bad, and end with even worse. We first both ordered the Umi Sunomono, which is suppose to... More 

1 Thank originalcopy
Novato, California
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Always fresh fish. Ask for the best fish. Great home made soba and interesting rolls. Lovely music. Nice place. More costly than the place across the road, but much, much better.

1 Thank john f
Ogden, Utah
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My husband and I came here with a friend after arriving in San Rafael for a wedding. We had just driven for 12 hours, were starving, this place looked good so we figured we'd give it a shot. It's a cute little place, very small, decent selection. The staff was friendly and service was quick. Overall great little place, would... More 

Thank Utah_Jen
Redding, California
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Average food quality, limited food and beverage menus. Went here based on online reviews but found it did not live up to what we had read.

1 Thank James C
Kaunas, Lithuania
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

Very good Japanese food in San Rafael! We were choosing between few places for sushi experience in the the area. After we have finded out owner is the chef we decided to go for Umi. It was very good decision! We ordered sampling menu. Asked chef to bring the best stuff he have to share. All the dishes was very... More 

Thank Lauris L
Kaunas, Lithuania
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

With all respect to all sushi places in CA, i can honestly say that this place is the only One! There is only One number One! We are traveling around CA and today we stayed in San Rafael! Occasionally we choose UMI sushi bar. We asked master to make trip to taste of sushi world! It was the best trip... More 

Thank Regimantas B
San Rafael, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Yoshi is the best and the fish is super fresh n yummy, as are the apps. Go there almost every time I am in San Rafael.

Thank Rebella3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 819 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901-3223
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Rafael
  • Phone Number: 415-457-3992

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