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“Great Japanese Food”
Review of Ume Japanese - CLOSED

Ume Japanese
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Surry Hills
Reviewed May 5, 2013

I confess to not being any sort of expert on Japanese food, but this restaurant deserves a review.

We (6 of us) allowed the waiter to choose the courses and what a good decision that turned out to be!! In all we had 7 dishes with each of them beautifully presented, although perhaps 6 dishes would have been enough. The seared scallop carpaccio was sublime, as was the baked eggplant and the Riverina lamb finished off a great dining experience, but every dish was delicious. The other dishes on the menu looked good and I would think you could order anything with confidence

The service was excellent, very attentive without being intrusive; each dish was described both expertly and interestingly. Even the little things were well covered, with the waitress looking after the water simply refusing to allow an empty glass on the table!!

The place was packed on the Saturday night we went, so I suspect bookings are a good idea.

Highly recommended.

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Reviewed March 6, 2013

If you want escape of Australian food, if you like Japanese this restaurant is for you. Good food but typical. We opted for the degustation menu, tasty but really too out of border for me. Good value for Sydney. Really good service, maybe a decor too simple for the bill

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Thank HDLBruxelles
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Reviewed November 20, 2012 via mobile

We had a large table booking on a Sat night. They had a set tasting menu with the option of matching beer, wine & sake.
Our waiter was really good in explaining each of our dishes & the beverages, he was relaxed and very helpful. The food was good and presented well.
Overall I enjoyed our meal but it was a bit more expensive than I expected.

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Thank Tlussa
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

Had the pleasure of making the trip from CBD to this small intimate restaurant in Surry Hills. It's a small quick 7 minute cab ride (assuming no major traffic jam) and well worth the trip.

The food is simply outstanding - flavourful japanese cooking thats modern and without the overworked presentation you find in some modern places. but still beautifully presented and worth savouring every mouthful.

Service was excellent and we were fortunate in deciding to let our waiter choose for us, and his choices were stunning individually and flowed from one to the next.

Excellent online booking system - don't miss this experience next time you're in Sydney

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Thank G C
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