Umai Mi

4.2
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48 Reviews
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£25 and under
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Pan-Asian
Our unique restaurant encompasses this authentic concept of Umai Mi. Delivering modern and chic dining specialising in Pan-Asian cuisine. Umai Mi is a fusion of traditional and modern cooking that will take you on a culinary journey, longing for the next bite.

We invite you to be our guest and immerse yourself in the captivating surroundings, designed with you in mind, offering stylish comfort. Choose from our eclectic menus suited to both Far East and Western taste, designed to treat your senses.

Whether it’s breakfast to see you through the day, a quick bite at lunchtime or a more leisurely lunch or evening meal, there’s something that will suit everyone’s taste. Umai Mi has a variety of drinks including beers, exotic cocktails and for a true taste of the Orient, Sake, a Japanese rice wine. All dishes are prepared by our wonderful chefs and served by our attentive Team Members, making sure you have an experience you’ll never forget.
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.1
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3.8
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4.1
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Ross
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Delicious food, we were seated around the corner close to the toilets which was a little off putting so no real ambiance was built however food was delicious.

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mrdjames90
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service1ambience3

Food was excellent and is well labelled for allergy sufferers like my partner. Service was very poor. Waitress made no effort to engage at all and was really quite rude in her manner.

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KatherineH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

They do great weekend lunch time deals and it was Chinese New Year so I received a golden envelope also!

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vipPeterT
Newcastle
7 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were late; our fault. Arrived 9:30; closed. People there doing nothing. Pleasantly advised they were closed. So why are they being paid to be there... Just a thought. Won’t go back.

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KellyK
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Fabulous food 🥘 with a nice feel unfortunately spoilt by the service. Felt watched over although very attentive at points we still sat with dishes on the table at the end of the meal whilst being asked if we would like the bill.... to be then asked if I would like my change! I took it 🙈
Shame because the food really was fantastic, will return and hope it had been a long day over the holidays.

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TylerW
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Waitress was polite and kind, the food is amazing, slightly expensive but the portion sizes are huge. They’re very good regarding allergies or dietary preferences, me and my partner are vegetarians and they checked this straight away. Didn’t take long for food to be ready. The ramen noodles are absolutely gorgeous, will defo return!!

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RoseA
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thank you to Mohammad whose been really friendly whilst eating at umai mi . Everyone is friendly good atmosphere lovely food

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JessP
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We visited on a Wednesday night, reasonably busy. The food was brilliant, we even ordered a second round. Would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was friendly and warm, seating was good as the venue was fairly quiet. The food was excellent and prices very reasonable.

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Georgina89
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Lovely food but can become quite pricey with a number of small plates. Would recommend and will return.

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Niki
Manchester
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was really good! Unfortunately had a problem with my dish but they sorted it. we went to celebrate my partners b-day and they were very attentive and decorated the table and brought out a celebratory dessert with a candle. Would recommend to anyone and would definitely go again!

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Lou14
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

This is my second time visiting this restaurant as I loved it the first time. But this time I asked for a prawn and chicken rice dish but instead of the prawn beef. A few minutes after the ordering the winter came back to explain they could not do that and the manager seemed angry at the request, it was fine I just picked another dish but was quite disappointed by the reaction and the later feeling of people thinking I was a difficult customer at a simple request.

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LauraR
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was ok- portion sizes smaller than expected, Ordered 10 pancakes as per menu but only 6 delivered...

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SharonT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had the most perfect experience. The service was exceptional with attentive and knowledgeable staff. We were expertly guided through the menu and were not disappointed with the recommendations. The food was cooked to perfection and so beautifully presented. Whilst I wouldn’t normally have dessert, I had lemongrass sorbet which was a taste sensation! My husband and I will most certainly be back. Thank you for this remarkable dining experience. Sharon and Nick

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Dutch
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience1

Food was delicious, but the service was horrible. Lot of mistakes and no communication between the waiters.

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Bernardo
Newcastle
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our first visit and it was very enjoyable. The service was attentive and waiters were well-informed. The food was very good and the menu quite extensive too!

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LouB
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed the food and the service. Will be back to try some more of the menu

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fraserg
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyable Birthday treat meal. Friendly efficient staff ,good food and drink.

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JenL
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Quick and good service. Explained that dishes arrive as cooked - good price in restaurant week 2 courses for £10

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LaurenM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, lovely staff and fast service! What more do you need?

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Kelly28
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice place great staff very good service food very nice and cocktails even better

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iubiubiub
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food at a decent price. Definitely will go again

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good quality food and good value for money.

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KeithW
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food is lovely but we went for crispy beef which for some ridiculous reason is only available until 5:30. Then they didn't have something else we wanted to order. Finally they don't sell beer on draft which the waiter explains is because they "aren't a bar". It doesn't stop them selling pint bottles of beer for £8 each.

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chriss
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall2food5service4ambience4

Everything was great.

Except manager accusing our group of being too drunk. Granted she came over and apologised but should of read the situation better in the first place.

Felt like we couldn’t have fun whilst having a meal with friends. If we was being too loud just ask us to be quiet rather then accuse us of being drunk.

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TomS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and will definitely be coming back!

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ChrisA
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time visit but won't be the last. Great food and great service.

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SalM
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and huge helpings ! Excellent value for money

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AprilF
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is really good.
Portions are big but maybe a bit too big, especially if you're doing the multi-course offers.
Crispy beef was really good.
I had the duck udon noodles which were nice but the noodles had a strange starchy texture like they hadn't been rinsed properly.
I was disappointed that you couldn't just get a single serving of the Umeshu, the only option was to pay £25 for a full bottle which at 1 in the afternoon I wasn't quite ready for. Would probably sell more if they let people buy single servings.
Overall a nice place. We got lucky with seats at the back out of the way with a nice view, but I can imagine if you're out the front you'd be sick as it was quite noisy.

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BeckyM
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was Devine and I have no faults with the staff, they were lovely. I was there for my birthday meal and they looked after my family and I perfectly

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SophieO
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is delicious and really reasonably priced, I definitely recommend eating here!

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MatthewP
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really good service, excellent food, brilliant value. No complaints at all.

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vipMargotC
Hertfordshire
23 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A really good value restaurant. Food was tasty and hot and fresh. 5 of us loved it and 1 of the group found it a bit spicy.

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karinr
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Umai Mi, we visited as a family of 3 at 1pm on a Saturday. We were greeted very warmly and taken to a lovely booth for lunch. As the menu is extensive, one of the staff (Harry) took us through the menu and gave us suggestions regarding the quantity of food we should order so as not to order too much/too little. The food comes to you when it is ready and it all came very quickly and was incredibly tasty and fresh. we had Korean Chicken, a sizzling platter, chicken katsu, duck bao and salmon/tuna sushi, as well as prawn crackers. I had red lotus cocktail which was fab and we had a range of other drinks too. The whole experience was great and we will certainly be back. As previously mentioned the menu is extensive and we are all looking forward to trying some of the other food. Our bill was only around £99 which I think is great value. Highly recommend.

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LA28
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with a diverse menu. All staff were polite and attentive. Design and atmosphere superb, none intrusive, made for a chilled, cool dining experience.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience1

We visited umai mi for the first time this weekend but unfortunately it was a bit disappointing. The food was great but the service really let it down.

Firstly when we arrived they couldn't find our reservation, this was rectified and we were offered another table but I then received an email asking me why I didn't turn up. We ordered drinks and food, the waitress asked for us to use the numbers on the menu when ordering but then was unable to read our order back to us because she had done this. It seemed like this just occured to her as she did it. It wasn't a problem though...

Our starters arrived and were lovely. Half way through eating the starters my main arrived but no one else's. I was asked if I wanted to keep it or for it to go in the back till we were ready for it. I wasn't really happy that my main would have to sit with me or sit in the back, i would have liked it prepared to be ready to eat with the other diners.

I think it took around an hour for our starter plates to be taken away once we were finished. This only happened after we told a waitress we were finished and then only half of the plates were cleared, the rest of the dirty plates sitting on the table for the remainder of our meal.

After finishing our meal the waitress came to clear the plates. She cleared one and then did not return to the table, we were there for at least a further half hour.

The only speedy service was when a waiter took our payment.

Overall, we enjoyed the food but the service was so poor that I don't think any of us would return. It seems like such a shame.

Also the baby changing table is ridiculously low!!! I have no idea why? I am 5"4 and the table was only above my knee. It would have been easier to change my child while sat on the toilet or kneeling down rather than stood up.

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ElFra
Brighton
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and really good staff. Lovely views out the back over Old Eldon square.

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PatriciaB
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't fault a thing . Food perfect service brilliant, in fact utter perfection!

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our first visit and we had some great food. Myself and my girlfriend had the Katsu Chicken, a dish we are both partial to and it was very enjoyable.

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Anonymous
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The service we received was very unprofessional. We were also very disapppointed with the food, the 'spicy' items were mild, the beef shin was fatty, chewy and required more cooking and the ramen broth had no depth of flavour and could use a serious acidic zing. I write this review in the hope that it will be taken constructively, we are a big fan of Nudo but I cannot see this restaurant succeeding when nudo, wagamama, shijo and even chaopraya two doors down offer a much better experience.

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