We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Umai Umai

$$ - $$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
553 N 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19130-3130
+1 215-988-0707
Website
Today
17:00 - 22:30
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

29 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 26: English reviews
Fairfield County, CT
Level Contributor
65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

And am I ever glad I did. Got dragged here by my sons cuz they are sushi lovers. We had an excellently prepared dinner. I had Seafood Paella which was outstanding. My boys had sushi and LOTS of it. I have NO idea what it was but if it tasted half as good as it looked (which I was told... More 

Helpful?
Thank greatbigsoxfan
Level Contributor
81 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Very good quality. Wonderful Sushi. Every plate we tried was well prepared, with high quality and fresh ingredients. Great appetizers. Fast service. I like the idea of bring your own alcohol. Makes this place also good value for money. Will definitely come again.

Helpful?
Thank Erano69
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

I've been many times, and the food is always top notch. This is even a place for people who think they don't like sushi - they will change their minds. For the quality and experience it is an excellent value

Helpful?
Thank pabljs
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2014

lovely and helpful staff, great variety of food, beautifully presented, BYO, delicious, and original offerings. been here many times always a treat. not one bad experience.

Helpful?
Thank vtski48
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
179 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

I've heard alot recently about this BYO sushi place and was excited to give it a try. I don't consider myself a "sushi snob", but i do appreciate great sushi, recognize the chefs efforts to both stand out and do something creative while respecting the traditional methods and methods. At the very least, I expect it to taste better than... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ron H
Level Contributor
116 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

Date night with hubby to celebrate my birthday. Overall a good meal. We sat outside & the weather was perfect! Started with the Tapas for Two appetizer-- it was meh. Edamame were edamame, Shumai were flavorless & served in a buttery sauce. The gyoza (fried) dumplings were a little greasy & covered in a salty citrusy sauce. I wouldn't order... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ivangela
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

BYO amazing Try the specialty rolls Takes phone reservations. Soooo worth it I don't live in Philly anymore, but when I go back to visit, I will make a reservation here!!!

Helpful?
Thank Liz E
Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
99 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014

Best Japanese fusion in anywhere around. Alex and wife are owners and work well together. Alex's talent and creativity is in his unique ability to intertwine and mingle wonderful flavors and textures and present them in a very special way, leaving your palate in awe. Small place with very big flavor. BYOB, bring many and enjoy much.

Helpful?
Thank mim k
Philadelphia
Level Contributor
25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

With a menu that changes periodically and a variety of Japanese foods, Umai always provides a fine dining experience. The designer rolls will tempt you with great variety. Scallop carpaccio for appetizer is terrific. BYOB - they'll chill it for you.

Helpful?
1 Thank owlgymcoach
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014

If you plan on going to Umai Umai, make sure you make reservations because its not a very large place. There sushi rolls are Alex's(chef/owner) own creation and they are to die for!! If you are lucky enough, you want to sit right at the sushi bar and enjoy watching the sushi be prepared. After eating one delicious roll, you... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Kenneth W

Travellers who viewed Umai Umai also viewed

 
Philadelphia, PA
 

Been to Umai Umai? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 553 N 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19130-3130
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-988-0707
Description
Inventive sushi, specialty rolls & hot entrees are offered in contemporary, intimate surroundings.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Umai Umai staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?