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Review of Umami

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Ranked #170 of 1,555 Restaurants in Antwerp
Price range: $22 - $97
Cuisines: Asian
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Asian contemporary cuisine
Reviewed September 23, 2013

Very nicely decorated restaurant, it has a warm and cozy atmosphere even though it's a huge room.
The appetizers and main dishes were superb.
Staff was very friendly and gave us plenty of time between orders to open presents (we were celebrating a birthday) and to decide what to order next.
Dessert was delicious as well... just a perfect place to spend an evening with friends.

Thank Martine S
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

Ordered 7 small dishes 2 of which were excelent the rest tasteless as in bland!
The place is hip and great, tables are a little to close but that is ok!

Overall lot of wind for little effect foodwise that is!

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Thank Hinfo
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Ann D, sales en marketing at Umami, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2013

Dear, We are very sorry to read that the setting and food are not on the same level according your experience. Our team of chefs try to make each dish as tasteful as it can get and give their best every night. We do hope you enjoyed the overall experience and hope to welcome you back for a second chance as we start with our new a la carte from 3 September onwards.

Kindest regards,

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Reviewed July 15, 2013

I was here two weeks ago on a Thursday evening with some friends and as soon as you enter Umami you feel very welcome.
Very friendly lady at the reception desk who immediately asks if you want to drop something into their vestiaire. Then takes you with her to show your table.
Very quickly a waitress brought us the menus and asked if we would liked an aperitif.
The menu is just faboulous, what a wide selection of sushi, sashimi, tempura, teppanyaki dishes and even for people who are not into sushi and teppanyaki they offer a variety of dishes to select from.
One of my friends is vegetarian and without any problem she could choose different dishes from the menu.
Since we couldn't choose so easily we opted for our own "buffet-table" and ordered several dishes to try them all.
I would really recommend this place to all my friends.

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Thank SarahDM1981
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Ann D, sales en marketing at Umami, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2013

Dear, Thank you for your positive feedback, we really appreciate any kind of feedback, but it is lovely to read that you had a lovely evening with us. We hope to welcome you again,

Kindest regards,

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Reviewed July 1, 2013

We had dinner in Umami already twice. Once in the bar area downstairs where one can see the chefs at work and once in the more dimly lit restaurant area. Upon entering the restaurant one immediately notices the smell of lemongrass. Since it was present throughout the whole, quite large, restaurant even far away from the kitchen, during both visits I can only assume this must have been an aromatic atomizer at work here. Both visits I tried an excellent Gewürztraminer which is served by the glass and goes really well with Asian food. The dishes served here are mostly Japanese inspired with some main courses based on the Chinese cuisine. We tried several starters of which some were good and others a bit bland (mackerel). The two different main courses I have tried here (ribs & Berkshire) both were way too aromatic and basically leaned to the citrus-side of tastes. Although I love lemongrass and citrus flavors, a full course of it and not balanced by any salty or even umami flavor is very unlike Asian cuisine where balance is key. The fifth taste umami is, even on the menu, very hard to find here. Service was nothing remarkable and the prices a bit over the top.

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Reviewed May 30, 2013

I recently visited here with my fiancée and two friends on a weekend away to Antwerp. The atmosphere was good and the food was also yummy. However, our entire evening was ruined by the service. There seemed to be a total breakdown in communication between the waiting staff. As a result we were left waiting for ages in between courses. One particular member of staff was incredibly rude and I truly felt sorry for the staff working under her. It was the worst case of bad customer service I have ever encountered. Needless to say I will not be returning there again.

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1  Thank eilishg
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Ann D, sales en marketing at Umami, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2013

Dear, We appreciate your feedback, all of it. Lovely to read that you liked the food and the atmosphere. Concerning the service, we did pick up your comment and worked with all the staff the ensure better communication and as a direct result better service for our guests.

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