Umami Restaurant & Bar
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.
Great atmosphere, helpful staff and wonderful food and cocktails.
We loved it! The staff were so lovely and the food was delicious.
Great food, funky atmosphere and friendly staff! ......Dope Vibes!
Food was amazing. Great service and friendly staff
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!
Fantastic food, wine, staff and vibe - Umami is now our “go to”!!
Great atmosphere, great service, great cocktails and great food.
Delicious food at a terrific venue. Very grateful that you were open through these difficult times.
I would definitely recommend.
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.
Great food, friendly service & a good selection of drinks.
Food was excellent. Service was fast and the waiter was lovely. Loved the cocktails!
The most amazing food! Will Definately be back. I highly recommend.
Delicious food. Good to be able to go out for dinner again
It was amazing! We both had a wonderful night and unforgettable!
Great service, amazing food!
Amazing atmosphere and BEST food! Service was outstanding!!!
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.
Awesome food, great service
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!
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.
Fairly average for the location and the price. The drinks were nicer than the meals.
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.
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!
recommend a 4 person banquet at a round table with a "Japanese Old Fashioned".
A great evening out with a good friend. Great menu, always delicious. Creative cocktails plus save room for dessert - very yummy options!
Amazing service, so willing to meet expectations and where clear with the ones they set. Would recommend to everyone.
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
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.
Delicious food, innovative cocktails, friendly and informative staff. A really great night out.
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!
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.
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!
Great service, fantastic food and lovely atmosphere. We had a 40th birthday celebration here and couldn't have been happier we chose this restaurant.
Absolutely loved this place. Food and cocktails were amazing and staff were wonderful. Would definitely recommend
Extremely good value for money with the banquet dinner, great food, great service highly recommended
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!
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
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!
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.
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.
Loved the food! service was great and ambience was delightful.
Umami Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 81 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.