Umami Restaurant & Bar

4.6
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56 reviews
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$40 and under
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Asian
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.
What 56 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Q
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

EP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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

M
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.

J
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

PC
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!

S
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.

MM
1 review
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!

SR
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.

TW
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

JP
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

JH
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!

J
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

LS
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!

OT
Brisbane / QLD
3 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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DP
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, great location! Service went above and beyond - a friend knocked over a drink onto another friend's dress and they were quick to appear with extra napkins and soda water to get the stain out!

SM
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for simple tasty food with good atmosphere.

SH
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service! Will definitely be back.

GO
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Excellent service, beer prices were not over the top and the dishes were very nice especially the pork and prawn dumplings. Heard a lot about the soft shell crab which was nice although the batter a little on the heavy side for our taste. A bit noisy but overall was very nice and would recommend.

PS
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very funky resturant with great food and great service!

HT
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I didn’t know what to expect when we booked as was a last minute thing. All I know I wanted tapa style asain. My best mate and I were blown away. The place was funky and very chilled vibe. The decor was great and service was amazing. Best part though is we were absolutely blown away by the food. Simple but on point! Wings- well amazing, bao bao delicious, crispy pop corn chicken and the best till last the pork belly! Every piece was crunchy and delicious! I will definitely be back and recommend! Oh and the wine list was small but I liked out bottle of Shiraz! Well done! Great value for money!

SB
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Really interesting spin on Japanese favourites. Cocktails are a must have!

TH
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food, we had the $45 a head group menu and were more than content by the last dish. Great atmosphere and the beer towers were a winner. Highly recommend.

IH
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Good food but pricy for what you get. The large cocktail was smaller than we thought it would be

K
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Totally adequate and staff were polite, but didn't really listen to our requests & so delivered food late & missed things we'd ordered. The menu was creative & food nicely presented but our duck was dry & pancakes torn so hard to wrap with. Portions were small for the price. Lovely ambience & it looks staff care about creating a good experience. Maybe we caught them on an off night?

VT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

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.

HM
Melbourne / VIC
6 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Delicious meal
Everything we ordered exceeded expectations.
Worth a visit

MG
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

A
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

LK
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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

S
Brisbane / QLD
5 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

JP
Brisbane / QLD
15 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

Dishes were just okay

J
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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

TB
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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

JI
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

TM
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

CA
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

MT
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

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.

JS
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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.

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!