Umami Restaurant & Bar

4.6
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81 reviews
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$40 and under
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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 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.
What 81 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DeeDee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, helpful staff and wonderful food and cocktails.

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LauraR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
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!

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, amazing food!

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HayleyG
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing atmosphere and BEST food! Service was outstanding!!!

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GraemeM
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Portions seemed a bit small for the price for some of the share plates, but food was great. Had a great time and the staff were lovely.
Few times where some of the staff were unsure what they were bringing out but overall it was a great venue, great food and great service. Will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food, great service

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BrettM
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

My wife and I went on a Saturday night at 7 pm. The service was good and the menu had something for most people. The duck spring rolls where as good as I have had and everything was delicious. I will definitely come back!

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MichaelD
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Food was hit and miss. Some of it was very good but not enough. Duck pancakes were nice, but cucumber and spring onion was counted out and the pieces of duck were of entree size. Not enough for a $50 main. Spicy chicken bao was more batter than chicken and if they had more slaw and sauce it would have been great, but instead was dry. King Prawn toast was a hit as were pork and prawn dumplings. Both were amazing. Toast possibly best I have had. Service was good, not exceptional, but good. Meals came out like the wild west. No entree, main or dessert. Main was first. the rest was here and there and the side of Asian greens came last... by itself... so much for side. Ambience was good too. Overall it was a 3/5 experience.

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Muld
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Fairly average for the location and the price. The drinks were nicer than the meals.

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MaddyM
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

I enjoy visiting Umami, although I was a little disappointed to see the menu changed. In particular I’m going to miss the steamed edamame and the miso corn, but I am pleased to see duck pancakes join the menu.

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VerityP
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We went to Umami as a Christmas dinner with our clients, and had an amazing time. The atmosphere was lively but still a good level for talking. We sat in a comfortable booth that was easy to socialise with everyone at the table, and the food was all cooked to perfection! We had the Chef's banquet and were pleasantly surprised with the range on offer--they also gave a mix of chosen dishes plus Chef's choice which was ideal. Plus, the waitstaff were professional, and new their menu well. Will definitely be back, and recommending to any and all!

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danw
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

exceeded expectations.
recommend a 4 person banquet at a round table with a "Japanese Old Fashioned".
excellent!

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MichaelG
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A great evening out with a good friend. Great menu, always delicious. Creative cocktails plus save room for dessert - very yummy options!

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Quintonl
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, so willing to meet expectations and where clear with the ones they set. Would recommend to everyone.

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EmmaP
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

I imagine on a Friday night, this place would be packed, but we went for lunch on a Friday afternoon and were the only ones in there! Needless to say the service was great :)
We chose the set menu, which was $40pp and fantasitc value for the amount of food - delicious dumplings, slightly spicy salmon tacos on chunky casava chips, crispy spring rolls and the freshest papya salad with the Crying Tiger steak, all washed down with fresh, fruity cocktails. By the end of it we were stuffed and happy!
The only down side was that the plates came out a bit too quickly, understandable given we were the only customers. No doubt on a busy weekend, the service would be considerably slower
Overall a great place to go for groups

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Michelle
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely recommend this place. Everything was great & the menu & coctails are a brilliant fusion of traditional & modern delights. My favourites were the bubbles coctail & the kingfish. Will definitely be returning.

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Jessica
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, innovative cocktails, friendly and informative staff. A really great night out.

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PaulC
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Great experience, loved the booth we had a party of 6 and fitted perfectly around the circular table. This was handy as we had a couple around the table with less than perfect hearing and it does get quite noisy. The food was wonderful particularly the Sweet and Sour pork and popcorn chicken. Our daughter couldn’t get enough of it!

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Sarah
Brisbane / QLD
4 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I cannot fault the service of the staff at this venue. I've been here thrice now and every time they have been friendly and ridiculously accomodating. The food is delicious and don't go past the espresso martinis.

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MaddyM
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’m such a fan of this restaurant! Every time I go we have amazing service and the food is always fantastic. I could not recommend it enough!

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StephR
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, fantastic food and lovely atmosphere. We had a 40th birthday celebration here and couldn't have been happier we chose this restaurant.

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TathamW
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely loved this place. Food and cocktails were amazing and staff were wonderful. Would definitely recommend

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JamesP
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Extremely good value for money with the banquet dinner, great food, great service highly recommended

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JaimeH
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Had such a great time at umami restaurant , we arrived at 8pm for our reservation and there was a mix up with our table, half an hour later we came back to impeccable service and free cocktails for the delay, overall such a great experience. Definitely a new favourite of mine and will be back soon!

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Jesss
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was so glad to find this gem of a place. The cocktails, food, service and general atmosphere were amazing! Will definitely be going back soon

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LisaS
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great dinner there for my birthday. The staff were all great, the food was good and the cocktails were interesting and fun! The place has a funky vibe with fun food and drinks, great for something a bit different!

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
4 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

Food is very ordinary. The duck was dry & skin wasn’t crispy as well as bits of bone. Don’t waste your money go to Longtime on Honto or any of the other really good Valley restaurants. Male waiter was incredibly rude and ruined our evening with his bullying attitude.

Umami Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 23 July 2019

Hi, Thank you very much for your feedback. We are sorry that you have interpret our waiter enforcing the law of no underage drinking as having a bullying attitude. He is simply carrying out his duty as required by law, which is stopping you supplying alcohol to underage kids in your group. We the management will always stand behind our staff who is following the law.

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DianaP
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Loved the food! service was great and ambience was delightful.

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