Umami Restaurant & Bar
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.
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.
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!
Great place for simple tasty food with good atmosphere.
Amazing food and service! Will definitely be back.
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.
Very funky resturant with great food and great service!
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!
Great food and service. Really interesting spin on Japanese favourites. Cocktails are a must have!
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.
Good food but pricy for what you get. The large cocktail was smaller than we thought it would be
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?
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.
Everything we ordered exceeded expectations.
Worth a visit
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.
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
Best asian tapas i've ever had! Can't wait to go back!
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.
Dishes were just okay
The food was incredible little sized but it’s just so good
Fantastic food and great atmosphere! We enjoyed a range of Asian Tapas which all were delicious. Highly recommend this place!
Fantastic service and delicious food - we'll be back!
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
A great range of VERY delicious food, stylish interior and fabulous service.