Umami Restaurant & Bar

4.5
106 reviews
$41 to $100
Asian
Umami Bar & Restaurant brings the best of Asia’s vibrant food and lively drinking culture to Fortitude Valley.

Umami is a smart casual venue with great selection of wines, cocktails and drinks. Umami serves contemporary Asian share plates 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.
What 106 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.4
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KodiB
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My first time coming here and I will definitely be returning. Food and drinks outstanding and the friendly waiters topped it all off. Would highly recommend.

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Tara
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I can't wait to come back to enjoy another amazing dinner. Such a great refreshing find and this place will be added to my list of places to eat frequently

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BenD
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Awesome food! And very accomodating staff. Will be back.

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MickS
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and faultless service, all at a price that won’t bust the bank. We’ll be back!

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Louise
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Food had good portions, the miso eggplant and popcorn chicken was delicious! Service was okay, had to flag them down a few times but they were friendly and accommodating. Would come back again.

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Dale
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food and berveraginos

Prices where as expected this wasn’t a hungry jacks !!!!

Comfortable dining area

Didn’t feel jam packed and riddled with covid nice and spaced out

Could even split the bill how good !!!

Xoxo thanks umami

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Lauren
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

The food was just so bad :( drinks were great tho!

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Gracie
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant food and staff. Perfect date night for our anniversary

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RowanW
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing flavour, good variety to choose from, food and cocktails were great. Parking close by bonus. Will be back!!

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Nina
Brisbane / QLD
4 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

It was ok. Not terrible but nothing special. The duck red curry was really good but 4 pieces of duck for a main I didn’t think was fair for the price. If I’m paying those prices, I expect better food.

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Adrirehbein88
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were just amazing. Highly recommend the cocktails and sake tasting paddle

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ChristinaS
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location for a fun dinner with friends, a business meal, or a romantic evening.

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HaiyanZ
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Miso salmon was too dry and overcooked. It is also overpriced. This price is similar to a 5 star hotel restaurant. Service was good and the saki was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely time at Umami. The staff were so nice and lovely and the food was absolutely amazing. Definitely will be going again!

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KteaM
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fun setup. Excellent food & cocktails. We will be back.

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Goodfoodie
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The service was great! The dumplings were nice and mains generally good too but i feel for the price there wasnt much food. Look to spend 50 dollars pp

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LauraC
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Struggled to get waiters attention a couple of times. But other than that was a lovely evening and food was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
6 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is a must try. The atmosphere of the restaurant is perfect. All the dishes we tried were amazing. So full of flavour and well presented. You have to try some cocktails if you come here. They have clearly put a lot of thought into the menu. Service was good. Will be back for sure and will be telling people to try this place.

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Laura
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a beautiful meal!! I had to pay a $20 deposit for my reservation and it was meant to be deducted from the bill, that got missed but otherwise spectacular

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service and vibe. 10/10 would recommend

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HannahC
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time going and we will absolutely be returning. Incredible food, great value and the atmosphere was really modern. Incredible impressed with our experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dining experience, especially loved the dumplings

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

Service was terrible

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
5 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Beautifully prepared modern Japanese cuisine. Loved the ambience inside. Low lighting, lovely decor. Polite staff, just need better training in knowledge of wine, particularly vintage.

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Hales
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a lovely experience. Atmosphere was great. Such a cool
Vibe about it.
Food was amazing as usual. Our lovely waitress was so friendly.
We love share plates so perfect for us. All the plates were delicious, but the wings and duck curry was amazing!
Would highly recommend.

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DeeDee
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, helpful staff and wonderful food and cocktails.

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LauraR
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved it! The staff were so lovely and the food was delicious.

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SuzieQ
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, funky atmosphere and friendly staff! ......Dope Vibes!

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KrystalS
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing. Great service and friendly staff

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SarahS
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ve never been to Umami before but I will definitely be back. The Umami Espresso Martini is at a ridiculously good price that I ended up having more than I planned and is topped with condensed milk foam that is lightly torched to create a marshmallowy taste and texture. The mushroom dumplings were huge and so tasty and the Thai Green Curry was beautiful with tofu perfectly executed (yes, tofu has the ability to be executed well).
My friend enjoyed her food and cocktails too. I can’t remember the names of her cocktails but there was some rosemary smoke theatrics going on and some orange blossom fairy floss involvement on the other. Whatever you are, I’m here for it.
Plus we loved the decor and ambience. I even said to my friend that the music was at the perfect volume as to set the mood without being overbearing and invasive to table conversation.

All I have to say is: Noice one!

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CarolM
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, wine, staff and vibe - Umami is now our “go to”!!

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Tess
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, great service, great cocktails and great food.

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KylieT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Delicious food at a terrific venue. Very grateful that you were open through these difficult times.
I would definitely recommend.

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Trin
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was fantastic - I don't think there's a bad thing in the menu so it was difficult to choose what to order.

The cocktails were also amazing - different and lots of theatre in how they were served. A real experience.

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BBoo
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food, friendly service & a good selection of drinks.

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KylieS
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent. Service was fast and the waiter was lovely. Loved the cocktails!

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SamHarrison
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The most amazing food! Will Definately be back. I highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food. Good to be able to go out for dinner again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was amazing! We both had a wonderful night and unforgettable!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, amazing food!

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Umami Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 106 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.