Umami

(415) 346-7529 | View Website

2909 Webster St, San Francisco, CA | Directions   94123

37.797607 -122.434050

Open Hours

Tue-Sun 5:30 - 10 or 10:30pm

 
Restaurants, Sushi, Japanese  more

More Cuisine: Asian, Dim Sum, Hamburgers, Korean, Pan-Asian & Pacific Rim, Vietnamese

Price: $$$

Tags: Group Dining, Special Occasion Dining

Payment Methods: American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Cow Hollow, North

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Umami
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Menu
Hamachi Ceviche, Ahi Poke Tacos, White Tuna Tataki, Crab Carbonara, Rock Shimp Tempura, Kobe Steak Tartar, Potstickers, The Original Umami Sliders, Salt n Pepper Ribs, Free Range Teriyaki Chicken... more

Reviews for Umami

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Yes Please – Not only is this place delicious but the decor is very well done and the happy hour is unreal! Great great choice. I will return.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Fantastic Japanese – Umami is a really expensive Japanese place, so try to go here for happy hour when they have discounted rolle, food, and beverages. Their kobe sliders are the best sliders I have ever eaten. I even have friends who claim it is the best burger they have ever had. A must try!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Great happy hour for sushi & wine – Celebrated my bday there with a group of girl friends. we went for the happy hour (5:30-7) and had excellent service & delicious melt-in-your-mouth sushi. the 1/2 price bottle of wines is a great deal! i will keep coming back.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Atmosphere! Great Sushi – I recently went to Umami on a busy thursday night. Was very impressed with the reservation system. I placed my reservation online they confirmed with an email and called me the day of the event. Umami is set right off Union Street in the heart of the marina. The hostess knew exactly who I was and quickly took my date and I to our table. The service was prompt; the food was terrific. I asked the server to surprise me with two rolls and was amazed with the selections. To sum Umami up it is a wonderful place for a date and serves great sushi.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

went there a few months ago on a Saturday night - the food was amazing! good atmosphere also.......................................................

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Lovely Experience – I truly enjoyed every aspect of Umami. I was a bit skeptical about going to the marina but you know what this place took that skeptasism away. Food, Service, Ambiance all 5 stars in my book.

When you go try the faded crane cocktail....WOW it was so good.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Something Made Me Really Sick! – Shortly after we ate at Umami, I started feeling tired and a little nauseated. 40 mins later, I had my head sticking out of the car door. I threw up every 20 mins from 10 pm until 4 am. My stomach pains also kept me up until 6 am. I won't go into what other symptoms I had. Anyways, it was hell. What did I order? Sprite, Yamato Roll, Edamame, Spider Roll, Spicy Ahi Roll, and Unagi and Cucumber Roll. Everything tasted good, except the Edamame. It was super chilled and tasted too undercooked. I did not eat everything, just in case you were wondering. I ate a few bites of all the sushi rolls and about 30 edamame. The atmosphere was very trendy, dark, and loud from lots of people talking. The service was decent, but our waitress, Mariko (printed name on receipt), poured water into my Sprite glass, and also rang my Sprite up as Coke, which was what my co-worker had. Our waitress boxed up our leftovers but did not put any condiments in the bags. I asked for wasabi, ginger, soy sauce, and chopsticks three different times before she finally gave me everything. All the leftovers went to waste because I didn't want to take the chance of getting sick again. It took me two whole days to feel better. And now, three days later, I am finally almost back to my normal health. Would I eat at Umami again? I am scared to go back. But I guess, you can get sick from eating at lots of places, not only at this restaurant.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Very disappointed – I took friends from out of town a few weeks ago. On a Friday night, they sat 16 of us at 9:30 (our reservation time). Fifteen minutes after we sat down, our waitress came by to tell us that the kitchen was closing and so we needed to do all of our ordering. We orderded a lot more sushi, but then she came back 10 minute later to tell us that they'd run out of RICE! Our only option was to order $20+ dinner entrees (or more apps that we'd already done). They shouldn't sit large parties at that hour if they're not willing to feed them, or they should at least warn you when you sit to start ordering. The little sushi that we ate was fine, but most of us left hungry. It was a very disappointing experience.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best Japanese, Best Sushi @ Umami. – WOW, this place nocked my socks off. I went in expecting another average asian marina spot, and got one of the most outstanding dining experiences ever. Sushi was right on, all the small plates rocked. Service and interior could not have been better. I can't wait to go back.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great Food and Drinks – I grew up in San Francisco and I've been coming to this location since I was a kid (it was a Japanese restaurant forever) and I have to admit I was a little bummed when I found out ownership was changing hands. Since this place opened late last year I have visited a handful of times to either have a sit down dinner with some friends or to grab a quick bite and a beer at the bar. I have to admit, for someone that went in there ready to pick it apart, this new ownership group has done an outstanding job. They made all the right changes to the decor and the menu (which started out very good) has steadily improved with time. I went down last Saturday night around 11pm to grab a drink and the bar was packed! It was a great crowd, super friendly and fun to hang out with. After talking to a manager I found out they opened up the downstairs bar space in the hopes of fostering a fun, hip, late night bar scene on the weekends. Well if its for dinner or for weekend drinking and socializing, Umami has won me over and I'll be going back for many nights to come.

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Won for:
Japanese Food (2007)
Nominations Nominated for:
Sushi (2011)
Sushi (2010)
Pan Asian Restaurant (2009)
Small Plates (2009)
Sushi (2009)
Group Dining (2008)
Pan Asian Restaurant (2008)
Marina Restaurant (2007)
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