We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Unattending, uninspired and often unbearable staff.”
Review of Umeshu

Umeshu
Ranked #146 of 1,641 Restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: Taka-Töölö
Reviewed October 7, 2012

The food of Umeshu varies from decent to good but the juvenile staff turns your dinner into sad parade of hearing open remarks made on customers, the chefs and waiters going for joined smokes at the restaurants doorsteps and then back to the kitchen to brag to each other about how bored they are and how the restaurant they work in generally sucks.

Well, so it apparently does and therefore – as a local ex-regular – I can tripadvise you to avoid this fishhole.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
3  Thank EkiTaurus
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (115)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

68 - 72 of 115 reviews

Reviewed July 22, 2012

I am a regular at this stylish sushi restaurant about 2km from the city center. Having tried most sushi places in Helsinki, Umesu is definitely one of the best. The sushi has always been fresh and carefully made. They also have Japanese style warm dishes with a Finnish twist, that are made up with thought. Prices are decent givent the quality of the food. Unlike some other places, lots of people visiting Umeshu are regulars, who live near the restaurant in the affluent district of Töölö.

On the downside, the service can be a bit slow sometimes. Other than than, we have mostly been served well, especially in their newly opened second location on Runeberginkatu. The two restaraunts are located within a 5-minute walk from each other.

Thank jj77loves2travel
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 2, 2012

After years of sub-par sushi in Scandinavia, my wife and I were really impressed with the sushi here, which was very fresh, tastefully prepared and served as it should be. Nothing was pre-made, and what we saw with our own eyes was a kitchen with a real heartbeat from our seats at the sushi bar. Reasonably priced, proper sized pieces of nigiri and not what you usually get - which is frozen-ish fish and pounds of rice underneath. International travellers will enjoy this, and my better half, who is Japanese, noted that this restaurant is on the blog sites there as a place to go. I passed on the milk chocolate panacotta, mostly because it gives me an excuse to go back before we leave the city. Don't be alarmed by the non-Japanese staff : they were doing everything right down to fanning the rice and preparing it for the next set of happy customers.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Chaptwo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 17, 2012

I had the best sushi ever at Umeshu. So fresh and tasty! Staff was also very friendly and the price level fair.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Majanders
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 5, 2012

You´ll get excellent sushi in Umeshu. They have this special Yaki-Shake Maki - that is my favorite! So delicious :)

Thank Jelbrew
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Umeshu also viewed

Helsinki, Uusimaa
 
Helsinki, Uusimaa
Helsinki, Uusimaa
 

Been to Umeshu? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing