UMEDA

4.8
41 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Sushi
Top tags:
  • Cosy
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
Modern Japanese restaurant, complete with fresh sushi bar, restaurant and private room. The chef hand picks all the finest fish, seafood and produce daily. We also serve many special seasonal dishes.
On top of that, we have 4 kinds of popular Omakase courses starting at $100 and going to $120, $150 and $170.
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in Los Angeles!

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Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Three person family reunion. We wanted: excellent food, attentive but discrete service, quiet ambiance, comfort and relaxed atmosphere. This restaurant delivers that great experience every time!!

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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

Menu was eclectic, disorganized with prices written in over whiteout. Restaurant was 1/3 full on a Saturday evening. Service was good. Food average.

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best sushi in LA!

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KL
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Umeda is hands down the best sushi in Los Angeles.

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j
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very creative and fresh food. Small charming very clean and modern. Service was spectacular. Will definitely be back.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing staff and incredible food!

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B
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a great evening. The good was stonishing.

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DT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We ate at the counter which was fun, watching the chef work. Very fresh fish. We ordered a la carte but watched the prix fixe meals go out which looked wonderful and are priced well. Great sushi, sashimi and cooked food options.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Simply Incredible

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HG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is fresh, original, and excellent. The is a menu just for vegetarians, making it much easier to bring a variety of friends.

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EN
Los Angeles
54 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Modern cool aesthetics, good food and ice atmosphere.

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JD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Every dish was prepared with the highest quality food.

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R
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

AMAZING FOOD, great service, wonderful food, go elsewhere if you are price shopping sushi. Worth the price, you get what you pay for. Amazing

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s
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very creative interpretation of high end modern Tokyo style sushi. Go for the omahase.

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A
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

All the dishes were too salty that covered the original flavor of the fish And meat. Also, the waiter didn’t ask us about allergy on food that makes a seafood restaurant seemed not that professional.

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e
Los Angeles
114 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very attentive service. Extremely fresh fish and lovely delicate sauces. Great presentation. Plan to go back often.

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r
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful service and high quality sushi in a peaceful setting. worth the trip and price

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s
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

It is entirely possible I ate here on an off day, and it is entirely possible that my tastes and expectations are different from others who have eaten here.

I really, really left disappointed. Despite being the first to arrive during lunch service, the restaurant slowly filled up around me and my dining companion and we had yet to place our order. There was only one server present and she seemed overwhelmed. It ended up that she took nearly every other table's order before she came back for us 30 minutes later.

We had to consistently flag her down to ask for a tea refill.

Our food came out slightly out of order (we both had a lunch combination).

My main course - jidori chicken with miso - was an abomination. Overcooked, cold, dry and bland. The sauce tasted like a haphazard combination of tabasco and yuzu.

The spicy tuna roll was nice but tiny.

The service was really the downfall of the dining experience, but the meal itself just wasn't memorable. I hope it was an off day, because I'd honestly rate this the most disappointing Japanese meal I've had in LA. There are so many other better options.

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JO
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Truly inspired food. Great experience. Go! Make sure to get the tasting. Everything was a amazing but a standout was the lobster in a creamy sauce and the hamachi.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Worst customer service. We did not receive any food after 55 minutes of waiting and decided to walk out finally. The server was clueless on how to take orders. Did not understand what items I tried to order. We did not get waters until 30 minutes after we were seated. Not once did a manager or someone come to ask us how things were. Strongly advise do not eat at this restaurant!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing gem of a sushi place!

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AM
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent Japanese food with a creative but authentic twist. Great cocktails and wine list. Charming albeit minimal ambience

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WJ
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The actual dishes weren't as nice as the atmosphere and service.

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b
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great Japanese restaurant. Very traditional!!!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Dining here was an enjoyable experience. I saw from previous reviews that others thought highly of the restaurant, and I wasn’t disappointed. Great service throughout the dinner service, and the food was solid. Some creative plating, modern minimalistic surrounds, and a cozy dining area. I would not hesitate to go back.

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SG
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our third time to UMEDA. First time udon lunch, second time sushi and sashimi lunch specials, third time sushi and sashimi dinner specials. Every time excellent food and exceptional service. We live a short 10 minute walk from UMEDA and love that we have such an exceptional restaurant so close by. UMEDA is also very quiet, a welcome attribute in Los Angeles the home of noisy restaurants.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic sushi and sashimi, great selection of saki.

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Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the below the radar vibe of Umeda. Such a neighborhood gem!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome. Food good and service friendly.

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MK
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Umeda is a lovely and very pretty restaurant with a friendly, accessible staff. The ambience is warm, calm, and clean. They get high marks for their welcome. I've been to other high end restaurants where the hosts or hostesses show only faint interest in our patronage.

The food is outstanding and prepared with great care and attention. The menu offers a wide array of dishes, from sashimi and sushi to cooked foods. Appetizers were intriguing, including tiny fish and baby squid. The sushi in the dinner set was perfect and not painted with unnecessary sauces. Everything was fresh and delicious.

My husband enjoyed the wine and sake selections with his sensitive palate, and his choices were very agreeable.

If I choose to spend a decent amount of money on food, then I hope the restaurant gives its customers the courtesy to treat them well. Umeda does this perfectly. I thought our visits to this restaurant were well worth our time, and we enjoyed our meals greatly.

I would recommend this restaurant to others. It's a hidden gem that we found only because we saw it as we parked to go to Mozza Osteria. I hope others will find this restaurant and try it.

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GM
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Ridiculously expensive and not deserving of that. More expensive than Matsuhisa where this chef is from but not as good. For this price rather go to a dozen other far more stellar places

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Impeccable prepared, traditional Japanese sushi. Authentic through and through.

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KL
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best sushi in LA hands down. You can’t even find sushi like this in Japan. Chef Umeda studied under Chef Nobu and you can tell!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and attentive service

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S
London
7 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

delightful

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fresh. Delicious. Do it!

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LA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Portions are tiny. Not good value for the cost.

The servers were very friendly.

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 1Food 5Service 1Ambience 1

Food was good. Took about an hour to get appetiser (miso soup) understaffed and was a waste of time an money.

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