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Reviewed September 16, 2020 via mobile

I live in San Diego and came to Windsor to visit friends. I was lucky enough to come here last night for dinner and was not disappointed. The food was out of this world and Kelly and her staff were so gracious. I wish I...lived closer I would be coming here all the time.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed November 17, 2019

Food is always excellent, fresh and good presentation. Quite often we get food to go and everytime they give us a pick up time we end up waiting 15 plus minutes for our food. Otherwise we have no complaints.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed September 29, 2019 via mobile

Business dinner ended up in a great and delicious experience. All fresh food, nicely presented and great taste. Absolutely loved it and will return.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 4, 2019

Amazing that this restaurant gets such great reviews and that it is popular. The night I was there the restaurant was filled with what seemed like mostly local area diners. Ume has two large and pleasant dining rooms and the atmosphere and decor is soothing....There is wine and beer served as well as Sake and teas. The waitress who served us was very friendly. However, her helper, a second young lady that bussed the table, poured water and brought out the food plates was sloppy in her actions. AS for the food: The Snow White Yellow Tail and scallop roll was a large portion and attractive in make up, but lacked any flavor. The House salad was wilted and boring to look at and in taste. The Miso soup with cubes of silken tofu was good. The Shrimp and Vegetable Tempura was embarrassing and the worst I have ever been served. The coating was greasy and the shrimp tasted only of soggy bread coating with no taste of shrimp meat. It came across as if the chef cut each shrimp in quarters lengthwise and battered each. The Escolar fish with steamed vegetables was not was expected. Two rounds of cross sections of fish with the skin on and bone in, sitting on top of mostly a mix of salad greens with some token pieces of broccoli that shared the plate with a huge mound of white rice. It was sent back untouched. The Soft shell crab was a thin sickly deep fried crab that looked sad on the dish. There are at least two other Japanese restaurants west of Highway 101 in Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park that serve very good to exceptional food that put Ume to shame.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed March 10, 2019 via mobile

Wife and I stopped by last night. They were able to seat us immediately even though they were packed. I see why so busy for dinner now. Wife had a bento box and I ordered two different rolls. Everything was very good. Her soup could...have been hotter but she had no major complaints. Well done Ume.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed January 17, 2019 via mobile

Staff was very pleasant and friendly made my morning. My omelet was great. I had lox and cream cheese omelet and was so good. Highly recommend

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed December 3, 2018

Nice style points, Excellent fish quality. Nice Sake selections available. We were staying in Windsor and were "jonesin'" for some good sushi. But we're from a city by the ocean and were a bit skeptical about the appearance of the restaurant. Once we were served,...all doubts evaporated I guess they used to be in a location that was immolated in recent fires. The current location is OPEN and serving great sushi!More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic food, extremely friendly service, we highly recommend, came visiting from Germany with our two sons.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed February 4, 2018

This wonderful restaurant is no longer there. It fell victim to the Sonoma fires. I’m not sure if the owners plan to rebuild. So sad, this was a great place on many levels.

Date of visit: July 2017
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Ume2005, Owner at Ume Japanese Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2018

Hi Wynne, I believe you meant to post this for a different restaurant? Umé Japanese Bistro was fortunately unaffected by the fire, and is still in operation. We are sad for anyone who were affected. Kelly

Reviewed December 24, 2017

Good Sushi and sashimi, Salmon teriyaki, and noodles. They also do lots of different rolls (tuna, etc). If you like Uni, get the Uni Nigiri when they have it fresh (usually from Mendocino). Nice staff, always friendly and helpful. Best Japanese Restaurant we have found...in Windsor.More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile

I had a great dinner at this place. I took the lady in Red and Er49 and both were delicious. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed October 20, 2017 via mobile

Been visiting a friend in Windsor for many years and missed a turn and noticed Ume. My friend who has lived in Windsor for 30 years had never eaten here, so I said let's give it a try for lunch. We were pleasantly surprised! I...chose chirashi which was beautifully arranged with a wonderful assortment of sashimi and pickled veggies. My friend loved her combo, a generous portion of perfectly lightly battered tempura and chicken teriyaki. Eating here was a great experience, friendly staff and most of all the meal was awesome.More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed September 29, 2017

Love the food and the atmosphere is so nice, like you stepped away from the rest of the world. Excellent sushi and really good service!

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

Came with my granddaughter for dinner. We had rainbow roll which was excellent, agedashi tofu which was so good (fried tofu cubes) and udon and tempura. Udon was a bit fishy and tempura was very tasty but bottom pieces were a bit soggy. Taste of...everything was flavorful. Price was $38 for the 3 dishes and we couldn't finish it!More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

This is just a great restaurant. We go there weekly and love the food, service and atmosphere. They have some very creative rolls, their sushi fish is flown in from all over the world and is very fresh. Just solid food and service every time!!

Date of visit: September 2017
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Ume Japanese Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5