English Reviews (Reviews Total Language : 46 reviews)
Excellent service. Busy around 6 to 7pm on a Sunday. Staff speak Chinese and a little English also, which made our visit easier. Fresh sushi and sashimi and the friendly banter of the chef made this an enjoyable visit. Total cost came to 11,000 yen for 2 people which was good value for the quantity ...and quality we had.
Visited December 2018
“Amazing sushi. Great seasonal variety and convivial Itamae. A must try!”
Although Umai SushiKan (Ginza2) is 'technically' a small sushi chain restaurant it is in the $higher$ end bracket of chain restaurants and yet the sushi was just extraordinary. This sushi bar originates from Sendai - arguably the seafood 'food-bowl' of Japan. I have eaten at so many of the best sush...i establishments in Tokyo over 30yrs (including Jiro's, Sawada, Saito etc.) but the experience here at Umai (Ginza2) last month was just as amazing - actually better due to our amazing and friendly Itamae - Eric-san. We arrived and ordered an open-ended Omakase meal for 3 persons. Our very friendly and affable Itamae Eric spoke perfect English and was able to explain each and every single morsel of super fresh seafood he prepared, how he was preparing it, exactly where it was sourced from within Japan or around the world and the nuances of each. Our Itamae was also very attentive and intuitive to our needs and any possible likes/dislikes throughout the entire meal often asking - no dislikes! Umai had just an amazing variety of seafood - better than most top sushi bars I've been to - but note - some won't be routinely offered to a foreigner. Unlike most 'high-end' sushi establishments here at Umai we felt totally relaxed and unrushed so we could actually savour each morsel of exquisite sushi prepared for us. The live whitebait served in sake at the end was the epitome to a fine meal! This was just an amazing lifetime experience at UmaiSushiKan Ginza2 - it epitomises to me the true, relaxed and overall 'Zen of Sushi' - which we have rarely fully experienced before - even at Saito's, Jiro's! This was a new benchmark sushi experience of my lifetime. Thanks Itamae Eric-san! Will return for sure.
Visited July 2018
“Great sushi at the fish market”
We went to the market late so we walked into this restaurant without knowing anything about it. We got the chef's special and a la carte sushi. Everything was delicious. If we go back to Tokyo, we'll definitely be stopping by again. They stop serving at 1:20 so go in the morning.
Visited July 2018
“Tasty Sendai Based Sushi-ya chain...”
I enjoyed this Sushi Restaurant chain with shops originally from Sendai, Japan and including the Tsukiji Market outlets. Well priced and tasty/fresh sushi. You can order set menus or by the piece. Staff friendly and helpful. Good luck and enjoy!
Visited November 2017
My litmus test for sushi is tamago. Unfortunately, Umai barely passed it. Somehow it lacked the usual fluffiness that I love, as well as the freshly-made texture. On the flip side, the toro absolutely excellent. No surprise, fish quality is great in Japan and Umai makes a point in getting the best. ...Overall is was a good experience, and, if hungry, I will come back. But there are better spots in this town for less JPY.
Visited June 2017