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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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0.5 km from Temppeliaukio Church
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Reviewed 29 November 2020

Sushi was nicely prepared. Clean presentation. Good tasting rice. Not a huge selection of items, but that was made up in quality. Nice, cozy setting. Overall a great sushi restaurant.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 8 February 2020

Sushi, tataki, other fish dishes, kimchi, and miso soup all were very good. Quite rare in Helsinki to have Japanese food that actually has a taste that truly reminds you of Japan. A few oddities that stood out to myself included tonkatsu sauce (or perhaps...other "bulldog" sauce) on the beef tataki -- you would never see this in Japan. Also, serving only 3 pieces of gyoza on a plate (gyoza is extremely cheap to make, not a delicacy, how about sizing up a bit?). Taste of gyoza was of course fine, it is almost impossible to screw up. Sushi tastes very good, but the nigiri size is notably smaller than standard (in Japan). In any case, the keyword here is quality. The ingredients taste fresh and this is a big difference compared to many places in Helsinki that serve "Japanese" food or sushi. Plus points also for transparency, as the chefs are making the food right in front of you if you decide to sit at the first seating area. Definitely worth a visit if you have a craving for Japanese.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 31 January 2020 via mobile

I had a 6 course menu which costed 50€. There was a great dishes but also not amazing ones. Also the atmosphere wasn’t the greatest. It’s not professional when workers are playing with food throwing it at each other.. I had a little different expectations...when I’ve been in Japan two times. I know they do food with “Umeshu style” which doesn’t mean necessarily traditional Japanese. Okonomiyaki was a huge disappointment because it didn’t taste anything like it and sauce was terrible. Dessert wasn’t anything special and reminded me a frozen cake. I can be wrong(I hope I am!). However I did enjoy the other dishes especially sushi. It tasted fresh which is good. Points for that. I wouldn’t go there again. I probably would if it’s a lot cheaper and only for sushi.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 4 January 2020

Umeshu is a very nice Japanese restaurant in Töölö. Excellent food, excellent service, and even good wine. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 4 November 2019

I went there two weeks ago and then been there twice, so that's a weekly visit. That's something, as I don't eat out very often in Helsinki. Fish is fresh, the presentation is good. I will probably go back before the week is over...

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 22 October 2019 via mobile

Nice place to have a dinner, fresh fish, lot of nighiri choice unfortunately I do not get so much time to try all of them! I cannot say the best ma surely a good place for a dinner during the week.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 24 August 2019 via mobile

Ruoka on ensiluokkaista niin maultaan kuin ulkonäöltään. Aito japanilainen ravintola. Ystävällinen henkilökunta ja juuri sopivan rento tunnelma. The best japonés restaurant in Helsinki. The taste of the food as well as the outlook of the food are real the first class. Original japonés restaurant. Friendly...staff and just a right way casual atmosphere 😊More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 9 July 2019 via mobile

For a 6 day’s visit in Finland This the best food I had and the best Sushi ever!! Even better than in Japan

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 2 May 2019

excellent food, best sushi i have ever had, small cozy restaurant with very nice staff. i fully recommend , full marks on all dishes we had

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed 28 March 2019 via mobile

Umeshu Never let you down Grandson Niki had 14th birthday and we took him out for a bite. Where you wanna go? Pizza ? Burger ? Umeshu was his immediate answer. So there we went and had all kind of sushi and to start some...grilled beans with a hint of chilli. Yes. Bull’s eye.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Umeshu is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4