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149 Oxford Road, Manchester M1 7EE, England
+44 161 273 2300
12:00 - 23:00
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All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is great, always well presented. The waiting on staff are the most sour faced lot I've ever encountered. If you don't like waiting on tables....go work somewhere else. To whoever owns this place....sack this shower and get some cheerful waiting staff in. I've NEVER seen any of them engage in the slightest way with any customer. No... More 

Thank Shane
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you don't find out about this place from the internet, you probably wouldn't notice it from the street! Hidden away in the basement; the neon sign above simply indicates 'Noodles'...but don't be put off by the slightly shabby staircase, for the restaurant below is a very pleasant surprise! Having to shoehorn dinner in between commuter train & concert at... More 

Thank BettyShmem
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited this place various times for a lunch. The last time we visited for a mid-week relaxing dinner with my partner (it wasn't busy at all). The food was nice, really good value for the price. The only thing that put me off was the service. Even though the waiter wasn't particularly rude he wasn't nice either he... More 

Thank georgio g
Manchester, UK
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

love the food in Umami, but every time I go, the staff put me on edge. You can't ask them a question without getting your head bitten off, and you end up eating dead quickly so you don't have to spend any time in there.

Thank xeqx
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent service, food all arrived correct. Very quick, and all plates cleared fast. Food tasted good. Good lunch deal, £5.95 for 2 courses. Perfect! Will be back again!

Thank Jess W
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Taken out to lunch by hubby who loves this restaurant. Fantastic meal and soooooo tasty. Salt and pepper tofu starter and seafood udon for main ( added hot sauce for a little kick). Toilets were clean and even though I didn't see the bill husband was smiling when it arrived.

Thank Sam M
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Really nice food. Comes out quick but tastes really fresh. Service isn't amazing...but it's quick and efficient. Hot fresh food!!!

Thank keeneater2015
Manchester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

The food (ramen and noodles) is very tasty and I will be coming back for sure, but I believe it should not be expensive.

Thank Andreina C
Manchester, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

I work nearby so umami is a regular lunch spot for me. The £5.99 lunch menu is great value for money, and the food is always fresh and fast! I'd recommend this place for lunch but not for romance or family events as its always rushed and noisey

Thank Louise E
Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Not a single item that was suitable for vegetarians was on the lunch menu - all of the vegetable dishes had fish sauce in. This also seemed to apply to the normal menu. They had things labeled as vegetarian, and then even said there was fish sauce in the description! I realise that fish sauce is an important part of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian, Chinese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 149 Oxford Road, Manchester M1 7EE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 273 2300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?