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“My favorite restaurant in Dubai” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Umai

Umai
Ranked #325 of 9,228 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $100
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Chinese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Informal yet sophisticated, Umai, brings to Dubai an exquisite culinary adventure with the best of contemporary Japanese cuisine. An open-plan kitchen makes the Sushi, Sashimi and Teppanyaki stages part of the dining experience. Charcoal grilled dishes, exotic salads and homemade noodles entice you to journey through Japan and beyond.Located in the heart of Business Bay at The Oberoi, Dubai, one of the finest five star luxury hotels in the UAE.
Qatif
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“My favorite restaurant in Dubai”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2014

I tried Umai while I was staying at the Oberoi. I tried the Tom Yum soup, salmon sushi and dark chocolate mousse. The food was amazing. Honestly one of the best meals I had in my life and the staff are super friendly.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TahanySamir
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TheOberoiRestaurants, Manager at Umai, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for dining with us at Umai during your recent visit to Dubai.

We truly appreciate the time you have taken to share your valuable feedback on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to read your comments on the food and service and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit.

Thank you for your support.

Warm regards,

Rohan Ogale
Beverage Manager
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Glasgow
Level Contributor
41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Amazing food amazing service.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

My wife & i dined here during our resent trip to Dubai. Our server was called Allan a young Chinese gentleman he was a true professional explaining & recommending food from the menu. We had a fantastic meal & will return to Umai the next time we visit Dubai.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank glasga
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TheOberoiRestaurants, Manager at Umai, responded to this review, July 11, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for dining with us at Umai and sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor.

We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed the quality of the food and service. I have shared your positive sentiments with Allen and I have no doubt that it will inspire him to continue striving for excellence.

We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Dubai.

Thanking you,

Warm regards,

Rohan Ogale
Beverage Manager
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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1 review
“Best restaurant in Dubai! Great food and amazing service.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

My wife and I went to the restaurant for dinner and had their 10 course meal. It was well worth it! What made a difference was the superb service we had! Everyone was very friendly! This was a good dining experience we haven't had for a long while.Even our 5 months old boy enjoyed it!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank yantakchoi
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TheOberoiRestaurants, Manager at Umai, responded to this review, July 11, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for dining at Umai for the 10 course Asian Tapas Supper.

We are delighted to read your comments on the dining experience and are glad that even your son enjoyed his time in Umai. At The Oberoi, we are committed to providing our guests with a memorable dining experience. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback on TripAdvisor.

Umai will reopen after the holy month of Ramadan and we look forward to welcoming you back.

Thank you for your support.

Warm regards,

Rohan Ogale
Beverage Manager
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Absolute superb chinese food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2014

One of the Best Dining experience we had in Umai on the 23rd June 2014 and was very well taken care by the hospitality of the Oberoi Hotels with the Restaurant Manager Ms Varsha Sehgal who gave us an amazing service.The Food ,The Taste and the ambience is awesome..Would highly recommend to anyone going to dubai or living in dubai,Keep it up..SUPERB !!! :)

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sanjivwalia67
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TheOberoiRestaurants, Manager at Umai, responded to this review, July 11, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for dining with us at Umai and sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience and were well looked after by Varsha, the Restaurant Manager. We appreciate you recommending the restaurant and look forward to welcoming you back.

Thanking you,

Warm regards,

Rohan Ogale
Beverage Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2014

Starving for good quality food - try the Indo - Chinese items there and you will not regret. Dinner was great and the Chinese tea serving lady was entertaining. Sad to hear it will be closed in my next visit

Visited June 2014
Helpful?
Thank Jeet_junior
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TheOberoiRestaurants, Manager at Umai, responded to this review, July 11, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for dining with at Umai and sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor.

We are delighted that you enjoyed some the wok dishes made in an Indo Chinese style as well as the tea service. We have closed Umai during the holy month of Ramadan and will reopen in August.

We look forward to welcoming you back and thank you for your support.

Warm regards,

Rohan Ogale
Beverage Manager
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