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“Love the fusion concept and the cozy space”
Review of Umami Restaurant

Umami Restaurant
Ranked #27 of 1,477 Restaurants in Strasbourg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $59 - $88
Cuisines: Fusion
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Petite France Centre
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Love the fusion concept and the cozy space”
Reviewed November 10, 2013

After having one too many Michelin-star French dinners over the last year of living abroad, this place sounded like it could offer something different than the norm. While it was definitely far more French leaning than Asian, we thoroughly enjoyed the way they used different Asian ingredients and spices to add some excitement - and went a lot lighter on the cream and cheese than the typical French restaurant. Everything was cooked beautifully and tasted extremely fresh, presentation was great and the prices were very fair.

We had a wonderful seat right in the front of the restaurant, and we loved how cozy the place was. It reminded us of the small places in NYC we loved so much. We also liked that the kitchen was right off the dining room, and while not a part of the dining experience you knew right where your food was coming from.

I found the hostess/waitress to be very friendly/kind - despite the fact that she was the only one working. Service was prompt but not rushed.

Highly recommended!

A lot of people came in during our dinner and were turned away - so be sure to book in advance. I'm sure it's far superior to any of the other touristy places nearby.

  • Visited November 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Small place”
Reviewed November 2, 2013

Only 20 covers in this Michelin one star place. As such it was a rather subdued atmosphere even though it was full. As you would expect the food was very good but it's a place (like a lot in France) for experiencing that.

  • Visited August 2013
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Zurich, Switzerland
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Umami, a japanese name, a restaurant chef that is not japanese and the food also not”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

Small restaurant in "Petite France", nice decor. The boss is the chief and his wife is the only person for reception and service. She is polite, says hello and then doesn't smile anymore. Maybe it was a bad day for her ? The food is excellent and the prices fair. A place to patronized again.

  • Visited August 2013
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Moscow
Level 6 Contributor
285 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
“Quite special”
Reviewed August 30, 2013

Umami is located in Petit France, so the meal can be combined with the “obligatory” visit to the area. The restaurant contrasts with neighboring touristic eateries which are mostly huge and generic. Given its small size, the restaurant must be quite inaccessible for “walk-ins”. We booked in advance and confirmed by phone closer to the date. The place seemed very cozy; the interior included nice oriental details. Same goes for food – kind of European, but almost fusion with Asian motives. Very enjoyable! We had a three-course meal, focused on sea food and fish. Very consistent high quality. The service was efficient, though a bit impersonal. Would come back again!

  • Visited August 2013
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Zurich, Switzerland
Level 6 Contributor
459 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
“Very good food!”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

Nice small Restaurant in a nice neighbourhood.

Food:
Excellent starter (Beef Tartar and Shrimps) - both consistency / Quality of products as well as the taste were excellent.
Main: chicken and fish were excellent, again good Quality and taste.
Dessert: unfortunately the Dessert was a bit disappointing - mediocre, not bad, but after the excellent starter and main it did not convince fully.

Service: the Manager was professional, but lacks of charme.

Overall one of the better Restaurants in Strasbourg, I will probably go back if again in the area.

Visited August 2013
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