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UMAMI Japanese Food and Garden

Blvd James Bourchier 100, Sofia 1407, Bulgaria
+359 88 480 4040
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Blvd James Bourchier 100, Sofia 1407, Bulgaria
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Nice atmosphere
"Great food , very nice service, wonderful atmosphere!"
Елена М
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2. Sushi Lovers
" For food I can say that is the best sushi I've ever tried."
Stefka M
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3. Delicious food
"Beautiful and delicious food made with passion"
Nicole B
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1 - 10 of 58 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

I had dinner on my own here. I chose a few healthy options and was quite happy. Service was slow despite few customers or because of it?? Not a bad place to dine as within Marinela Hotel if you stay here.

Thank Bavarian_Cream
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

I was walking through the grounds at the Marinela Sofia Hotel, and I came to this restaurant. I was very pleased with the find. I chose an outdoor table as the weather was great. The assorted wild birds were beautiful to watch, and quite relaxing....More

Thank Eurotraveler110
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is definitely the most well-made and particular sushi in town, the place outside is a really nice ZEN made garden, with peacocks and other animals, the only thing could be just a little bit less expensive considering the average of Sofia, but is made...More

Thank 365journeys
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Worst service ever seen. Hostess doesn't speak English in the hotel restaurant... Never come back...

Thank Александр Ш
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Second meal eaten at UMAMI, both delicious. Attentive staff and a very restful atmosphere (if you can tune out the peacock screeching).

Thank Blackhound66
Reviewed 6 August 2018

The food is really very nice. The sea products, the fish, the beef, the sushi, the salads - everything is perfect. The garden is really nice, there is enough space between the tables, the atmosphere is good. The only thing I do not like are...More

Thank EleonoraM1547
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

This Japanese restaurant is located in hotel Marinela and like sushi or not you must pay it a visit. Beautiful gardens and nice cocktails complete a perfect launch or dinner out.

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Went there as a hotel guest with no expectations at all. Service was very helpful and efficient. We've tried several sushi, sashimi, salads, and meat dishes - everything was great and fresh.

Thank Saša B
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

We went to this place as it was recommended by a Bulgarian colleague and it was really stupendous! Great food , restaurant located in a wonderful garden! I will come back to this place!

Thank Massine S
Reviewed 27 May 2018

WOW my god one of the best sushi places i ever saw ... the garden is stunning the staff is smilling and helpfull and the food super delicius ... the bill was okei not expensive at all... i would go again for sure

Thank Anastazialove
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 59
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Blvd James Bourchier 100, Sofia 1407, Bulgaria
  • Location: Europe  >  Bulgaria  >  Sofia Region  >  Sofia
  • Phone Number: +359 88 480 4040
  • E-mail
Umami Japanese food and Garden is one of a kind restaurant, located in the garden of the five-star Marinela Hotel, Sofia. The restaurant features chef Stanislav Kolev's dishes from his New Style Japanese cuisine such as Black Cod, UMAMI Ribs, and new creations made on robata grill.
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