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“Abysmal...”
Review of Umami

Umami
Ranked #234 of 2,421 Restaurants in Copenhagen
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic
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.
New York, NY
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Abysmal...”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

Had been looking forward to dining here for a long while, so a friend suggested we go, I was thrilled. The signature cocktail at the bar was sublime. The ambiance, a bit pretentious but ok, it was a pricey restaurant so figured it went with their gimmick. My friend and I ordered the Omkase and started on our five course adventure. The presentation was beautiful and the food tasted great, but we were not prepared for what came after the meal....food poisoning galore!! Had informed the restaurant the next day and they did not seem the slightest bit bothered. Will not be returning there again.

  • Visited June 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Lima, Peru
Level 6 Contributor
85 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Yummy!!”
Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

Food was great, loved the sticks and asked if I could buy a pair, they were 50kr each. The service was great, the food was good

  • Visited June 2013
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Montes Claros, MG
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Considered best exotic japanese food in the world”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

I was there after I have heard this is the most exotic sushi food in the world. It was really nice restaurant, and tasteful food, and I could even take a picture with the best sushiman in the world there! Price is a little higher than a good japanese restaurant in Copenhagen (ex: Sticks & Sushi), and most of the food in the menu are cooked. I prefer fresh japanese food. A large variety of drinks (wines and champagne) is available, and for sure the most expensive ones are there. There is also a bottle of champagne for 29.000 DKK... But, if you have not money for that, do not worry (!!!): there are lots of normal options there. Service is ok (not the best one). Nice toilet - one of the nicest ones I have seen in restaurants...

  • Visited May 2013
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Lausanne, Switzerland
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Bad service”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

We recently went to Umami with our young daughter. While interested in the six course menu, we figured out that a six course menu would be too long for a young child and instead ordered selected dishes from the menu list. The service was long and at the beginning of the meal, we were suprised to receive a dish that we did not ordered. We thought that it could represent an amuse-bouche, although relatively large. After a long wait, we were than suprised to receive other dishes that we had not ordered. It turned out that the waitress had understood that we had ordered two six courses menu as well as as many dishes from the menu list (- these dishes from the menu list would have been largely enough for 2 people and a child-.). Intstead of getting any apologies from the waitress, we needed to pay for everything including the food that we had not ordered. Moreover, the attitude of the waitress was haughtly, rude, almost impolite and spiteful.
The quality of the food was good, but certainly not worth the price you pay for it.

  • Visited June 2013
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Oslo
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Excellent high-end Asian dining”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Great food of the best quality. Top-notch service and ambiance. Maybe not perfect "sound-quality", the room tended to not cancel out talking from side tables, so it gets a bit loud.

Well worth the visit.

Visited April 2013
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