Great noodle place. I would recommend the Kare Udon, and sushi for appetizers. Lychee Martini was also great.
Good food. Big portions.
Servers never checked our table to refill water. Had to raise hands to get attention to get check and ask for water.
First time there for lunch. Friend and I shared 2 specialty rolls and it was more than enough. Fresh, tasty, unique and esthetically pleasing. We will be back!
Great time. First time at this one but goto the one on south loop all the time.
Visiting my daughter who’s attending college at DePaul. She comes here quite a bit and recommended Umai as our dinner spot. So delicious and so chill. I was also pleasantly surprised at the prices. Will go back for sure!
We went to celebrate a birthday and, as always, the ambiance, cuisine, and service were excellent. Nuii, our server, was professional and personable and made our experience at Umai especially nice. We highly recommend Umai to those who enjoy a more home cooked style of Japanese cuisine and will, of course, be returning as well.
One of my favorite Japanese restaurant in Chicago, good food, good service, good price
The food was great! The service was fine. I did feel like we didn't have the waiter or waitress to stop by our table to check on us more often than the other tables. At some point we were out of water and it took a while for the waiter to come by so I could ask him for a refill.
Great lunch menu
Very great time and yummy food! Must try
Came in for a quick lunch w my 8 month old. It wasn’t very busy... food was delicious and service was great!
Service was extremely slow and food missed the mark.
Delicious and reasonably priced. Service was greaf
Amazing food, so delicious. The amount food was worth the amount your going to be paying for. Great food.
Good food but not baby friendly, no diaper Changing place.
Great neighborhood spot, good atmosphere, food, and service! The asparagus roll dinner was awesome!
Great food and service.
The place is very nice. Clean, classy and great food. It’s mostly ramen and sushi . Very good it’s a must try.
Always great at this place! No complaints!
The sushi was not fresh at all. My husband and I could take more than two bites of the four roles we ordered. There was even discoloring in the salmon that was dark.
Tbis was my first time eating at Umai and it was absolutely wonderful! The food and atmosphere were top notcb and totally worth the expenses!
The food was alright; not good enough for the price...
Umai is my go-to spot for Japanese food. Their menu has a ton of variety if you're not feeling sushi. Good quality for the price and it's nice that they have 2 locations.
Excellent sushi and a nice selection of other Japanese dishes. Not everyone in my family likes sushi so I needed to find a restaurant with a broader menu and Umai was perfect, we had a dinner group of 6 people and everyone loved their food.
i feel the quality of food is not as good as past. The rice tastes hard and the pork tastes dry.
Maybe i will go to the main store in downtown next time.
Great udon curry noodle with beef!!! Wow! So good!!! And the white truffle sushi roll was to die for as was the chicago roll! We will for sure be back,
Big Disappointment... went on a strong recommendation, but was totally disappointed by the quality of the sashimi... the tuna color was not right, so lifeless. I know my sashimi. Was it because it was a Sunday? I am too scared to try again.
The Nabeyaki udon that my mother ordered was fine. Standard fare. But why on earth do they put in two kinds of eggs, the sushi egg tamako AS WELL as the poached Japanese egg? I can only think of them as fillers for lack of other ingredients.
Not sure why this place has such high ratings...
I love this place! Amazing udon and really great curry... brought back mems of being in Tokyo.
NOT VEGETARIAN FRIENDLY!! A couple of appetizers, and a couple of rolls are about your only options. Service was friendly but slow. It took 10 minutes before anyone said hello to us.
Never entered my opentable reservation just sat us at an open table. After the fact I got an email I skipped out on my reservation.
Top 5 best sushi restaurants in Chicago! Delisious!
I was disappointed in my whole experience. They seemed to changed a few items on the menu. I ordered a mojito and it was not good one at this location. They used to have a ginger beer that was not alcholic now it is. The ginger ale is nothing special. The food was not the best all around.
Very comfy, beautiful, and clean environment. The staff were friendly. The food was really good! I h the d the wings which were delicious and Ramen, which was okay (It was my first time). Overall, great experience
We waited for 25 minutes, and nobody had even come to take our drink order, so we left. It seemed other tables were also waiting for service.
Been coming here since it first opened and it seems to be that they're relying too much on their success at the expense of service and food.
The meals never seem to come out together which leaves for an awkward period of time between you and your guests. Should you eat or wait? How long is the wait? It seemed way too long! Your food gets cold while there's is not even at the table.
The staff sort or "throws" the food/beverages at you, and there's spillage on the table. Fortunately they don't care and don't bother to clean it up unless you ask. We all requested hot tea (it was January) and the microwaved cups were so hot you couldn't touch them for several minutes, and had to wrap a napkin around them to even touch. The cups were hotter than the tea unfortunately.
As for the food, it seems hastily put together. Had the dynamite roll, and the seaweed was old and couldn't bite into it; more like stringy. The seafood quality was also lacking as you can see they had to chop it up rather than have premium slices. The staff was in a rush to have you finish, but then they're no where to be found if you need something like more ginger or water, or another beverage.
Sorry, but I will not be going back unless it's a last resort.
Great setting , very good experience, loved the decor
Umai is a very special experience. Their sushi, sashimi, seaweed salad are unusual as to taste and presentation. Never had seaweed salad so tasty and satisfying. Friendly presentation.
Umai is enjoyable for many reasons: comfortable, friendly and competent service among others. The main reason we enjoyed it so much was the creative and over-the-top food that was served.
Have been to UMAI in Printer's Row. The Restaurant on Fullerton was also nice. The same menu. Had the Sukiyaki which was delicious. Not cooked at your table but piping hot. Was a little disappointed that entrees arrived before sushi because sushi chef was very busy.