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Review of Umami

Umami
Ranked #205 of 2,531 Restaurants in Copenhagen
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Indre By (Inner City)
Description: A Japanese Restaurant with a French accent, Umami is of one of the most visually striking restaurants Copenhagen has ever seen. inspiration comes from Jesper Boelskifte, who dreamed of opening an Asian restaurant in Copenhagen, which stimulates all five senses simultaneously. But there's a sixth sense, which Umami explores. In terms of the cuisine, the intention was to be on par with Robert de Niro’s Nobu restaurant in New York. And the design would be in the same class as Morimoto in Philadelphia. Jesper’s dream became a reality with UMAMI, located on a prestigious street in the heart of Denmark’s capital.Visually, perhaps the most compelling element is a sculptural curtain with color-changing lights. A mood- generating concept which matched the vision of Jesper, who wanted to woo guests into a relaxed state of tranquility.The sculptural curtain and décor concept was developed by Orbit Design Company in London, whose client roster includes high profile brands such as Louis Vuitton, among others. Orbit was responsible for the interior design as well as the furniture, which was custom-made for UMAMI.The previous tenant was a bank, the remnants of which remain in the iconic metal door to a vault downstairs, which still has a security device.In the basement at UBAR, customers can choose from an extensive array of upscale cocktails. From lemon grass infused saké to a variety of martinis to Kirin beer. While seated at the elongated bar, a DJ serves equally delicious lounge and jazz music.Customers can go directly upstairs to any of the seats at the sushi bar with a front row centre view of the sushi chef in the open kitchen. Continuing upstairs to the first floor, there’s an extensive space able to accommodate 120 guests, immersed in a total, all encompassing experience. Enjoying the utmost in professionalism.
Reviewed August 11, 2012

Food was ok, not fantastic, but ok sushi. However the waiting time was terrible. It took us more than 1 hour to get our sushi. When we pointed this out to the waiter, they didn't even apologize or offer anything to compensate. They even admitted they forgot the order, and the place wasn't full...

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Reviewed July 20, 2012

The food, the atmosphere, the music, the wine and the staff will make you feel special.

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Reviewed July 9, 2012

Very upscale, very elegant. My wife said she thought everyone at every table around us seemed like they were on their way to having sex later that night.

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Reviewed July 7, 2012

We enjoyed every dish but one, a lamb combo of fillet and rib meat was not successful to my palate as the rib meat had a reheated taste: the staff confirmed that it is in fact pre-cooked: Not everyone is sensitive to such things of course.
As mentioned above, the main dish portions are quite small.
Good wine selection.
Great Japanese plates!
Did not try their sushi.
Staff quite professional and nice.
More expensive than Geist, esp the main courses.

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Thank hask74
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Reviewed June 21, 2012

Certainly very trendy and with a very contemporary feel. You pass by the kitchens on the way to the dining room, so you have an idea what's going on there. Good sushi and sashimi; interesting range. The saki was fine but drink it before it gets cold. Presentation good, and reasonably filling. It was good, but I don't know if I would go out of my way to go there again. Of course, being Copenhagen, you have to forget about the cost, or you just won't enjoy it at all. Throw caution to the winds. When are you ever likely to come back?

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Thank styvechale
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