Umami Restaurant & Bar

4.5
31 reviews
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$40 and under
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Asian
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  • Fun
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Tapas
Umami Bar & Asian Tapas brings the best of Asia’s vibrant food & lively drinking culture to Fortitude Valley.

Umami is a smart casual venue with great selection of wines, cocktails and drinks. Umami serves modern asian tapas & shareplates that are easily enjoyed with groups or couples.

We are located at the top of Brisbane, Queensland’s Chinatown mall ( Cnr Ann St and Duncan St ) in Fortitude Valley.
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VT
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Food is ok but main crispy pork was not really crispy but chewy. The pork on the bao was crispy though, different set of pork? Soft shell is very nice and the service is great.

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HM
4 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious meal
Everything we ordered exceeded expectations.
Worth a visit

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MG
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful evening with special friends. Great menu with interesting selections. We shared all dishes as a table which is a great way to try different things. Food was fresh and interesting, lots of flavours. The staff were amazing, very welcoming and engaging. Highly recommended as venue on Chinatown Mall.

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A
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had my birthday here for a group of 15, They catered to vegans and vegetarians and the food and drinks were creative and delicious.
Cant wait to go back

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LK
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Best asian tapas i've ever had! Can't wait to go back!

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ST
3 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I've always wanted to go here and I'm so glad I finally ticked it off my list. Lots of friendly staff who work around you to make sure you have a fantastic time. The food is delicious and comes out in a timely manner.

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JP
11 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Dishes were just okay

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J
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food was incredible little sized but it’s just so good

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TB
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Fantastic food and great atmosphere! We enjoyed a range of Asian Tapas which all were delicious. Highly recommend this place!

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JI
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service and delicious food - we'll be back!

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TM
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service. We booked but could easily have walked in as it was pretty quiet especially for a Saturday night. Hidden gem. Very cheap cocktails

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CA
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A great range of VERY delicious food, stylish interior and fabulous service.

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MT
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Though the prices were on the pricey side, the food was spot on! I regret not buying more dishes to try. Definitely recommend the crying tiger dish, sweet sauce with a hint of spice.

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JS
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Thank you for the private table near the window. It made the experience. An interesting selection of dishes to choose from and a nice ambience through the evening.

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C
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic dinner with gluten free tasting menu invented for us. Beautiful food that was fresh and yummy! Service was amazing and fast and attentive. Will be back with the teenage kids for a lunch I think!

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JP
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service was great. I was really looking forward to the cocktails but they weren’t very tasty. We would of had a few more if they tasted better.

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J
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The atmosphere was great and the staff were very friendly and accommodating. With a great selection of tasty cocktails and so many different dishes to try, I will certainly going back very soon and would love to take so many more friends.

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LD
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Omg amazing. Try the pork belly bao. To die for! Banquet in general great value and amazing food. Service so quick... cannot flaw

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t
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Your team blew us away with your food & service we will be back over & over!

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AH
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great welcome and a great host. The special attention made for my friends birthday was a special touch. Thanks for a great meal!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Overall experience - 3.5 out of 5.0.

We were excited to try Umami to experience their take on Asian Tapas. My wife and I ordered four dishes, of which two were very good - Braised Beef Cheek Spring Rolls (4-4.5 out of 5) and Duck Pancakes (4 out of 5), while the other two dishes were less impressive - Cold Soba Noodles (bland - 3-3.5 out of 5) and Braised Beef Red Curry (lemongrass flavor was overwhelming - 2.5-3 out of 5).

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S
2 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have now been to Umami twice in a week and was not disappointed. The food menu changed between visits which meant a nice surprise.I highly recommend all of the cocktails, but the Bubble tea version and the Espresso Martini are to die for.

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AM
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Although it was a little quiet when we came. The food quality and taste was amazing and the staff were super friendly. Will be back for sure!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2017
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 1

The restaurant was almost empty on the Friday night we went. We had pre-booked the banquet and it was all served within minutes of sitting down. We felt rushed. The beef curry had only two bite sized pieces of beef. The food was ok, nothing great and the feeling of being rushed in an empty restaurant was not good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were just so impressed with the food and service. We ordered the Banquet which offered a lovely selection from the menu with very generous servings. The atmosphere was buzzing and wait staff were so helpful and friendly. A great restaurant for groups and or couples.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great place to start a nite out. I booked for 4 and end up with 8 on our table as more friends turn up and they accommodated for that...great food too

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2017
Overall 2Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

Tasty enough food but not particularly unique or refined - an absolute rip off for casual dining. Nothing really outstanding compared to other cheap and cheerful Asian options

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great venue, creative menu, prompt friendly service, loved the booth we were given.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing! The food was great! Service was amazing. Highly recommended!!!!

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MB
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Food was great, service wasn't great.
Drinks took a long time to come (only ordered wine so not not even a cocktail) then our glasses remained empty for the duration of the mains and plates were taken away that we weren't finished with. The restaurant was quiet so it wasn't due to being rushed. If the service staff picked things up a bit I would recommend this place as the food was great, especially the dessert.

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2017
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Good share plates and great cocktails. The manager was extremely nice and came up and apologised to us for one of the new employees getting our order slightly wrong. Which was very nice of him, he was very friendly and professional.

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