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Umu

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14-16 Bruton Place, London W1J 6LX, England
+44 20 7499 8881
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12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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Vienna, Austria
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88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is not well conceived, it has a bad ki( energyflow) as the japanese say. the whole place is to tiny for the number of pepole they put , as a first timer, although we reserved long in advance they gave us the worst table directly at the entry, next to the cashier. the service was disppointed we did... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Quite discreet restaurant, I almost walked straight past it. Beautiful inside, very oriental, but perhaps a little dark, you need to use your phone torch to read the menu and be quite careful walking around. Staff are great, super friendly and helpful! I didn't like the menu, the way that it looked didn't match the quality of the restaurant and,... More 

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife booked this table for a special birthday for my daughter. When I opened the menu I almost fell off my chair. Japanese food is not cheap at the best of times but this took it to a whole new level. £9 for a single piece of sushi £28 for tempura vegetables £95 for wagyu beef The food when... More 

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Thank Gideon P
London, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with my husband on Valentines day. We had the menu that was especially designed for Valentines and it was lovely. It consisted of 6 dishes all amazingly made and so tasty!!! my favourite were the sushi and the Wagyu beef (high quality japanese beef) with black truffle..Ummm delicious! Staff is lovely, they were on top of all detail without... More 

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1 Thank Ana M
London, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of my favourite restaurants. We visited for my sons 21st birthday. The staff are very welcoming and attentive. We were a party of 6. Four of us chose the tasting menu, while the other two chose al la carte. The food was incredible challenging every sensation we had. Everyone loved it. The wine suggested by the sommelier... More 

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2 Thank Grant G
London, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tasting menu is expensive but it is well worth it - you get to try some of the most innovative dishes and all presented beautifully. The use of local UK caught fish is fantastic and the Devon grown wasabi is the best!

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having visited twice and tried both the autumn & winter Kaiseki menu at Umu, I would definitely go for the third time. Every course was worth trying and served in an elegant way. The wine pairing offered 9 glasses of wine which is a lot yet charming. Service has been kept in a 2-star Michelin level. Though the price is... More 

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Thank Jerry W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the winter tasting menu. Staff were very kind and friendly. Dinner was bland, boring and uneventful. Am amazed that this got any Michelin stars. Avoid!

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Thank David S
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Exceptional quality, dishes, freshness and service. Lovely atmosphere and decor too, extremely clean and pleasant. We've eaten here multiple times and have never been disappointed. One of the best places in London for sushi, quality ingredients and innovative Japanese food.

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Rockanje, The Netherlands
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lunch and a great experience We choose the Kaiseki menu combined with the Sake pairing The dishes are beautifully presented and excellent taste. Beautiful combinations. The Sake pairing was a adventure on it's own - fantastic! Below the menu Mukozuke Apple cured pollack, udo, apple wasabi oroshi Nimonowan Fine clear soup, Cornish monkfish, skin-dofu Tsukuri Line-caught Cornish white fish "Ike-Jime"... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 50
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14-16 Bruton Place, London W1J 6LX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Mayfair
  • Neighbourhood: Mayfair
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7499 8881

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Mayfair
Set beside some of London's best parks and home to world-class galleries, luxurious hotels, and famed thoroughfares, the ultra upscale Mayfair is one of London's most exclusive haunts. Here the shopping is haute, the dining is exquisite, and the nightlife is vibrant. A casual stroll through the area’s chic streets will reveal that Michelin stars and chauffeured cars are practically the norm here. Even if you're on a tight budget, this exceptionally well connected swath of Central London is worth exploring, if only for the chance to take a peak at the goings on of upper crust English society.
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