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Umi Japanese Cuisine

2625 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-1543
+1 202-332-3636
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“bento box” (8 reviews)
“sushi” (39 reviews)
“shumai” (3 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
€€ - €€€
2625 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-1543
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

Found this place while staying at the Marriott. Right on the Connecticut corridor and near the zoo, the place was perfect for a relaxing meal. The room is small and upstairs but the staff was super friendly and helpful in describing the chef selections, their...More

Thank Neal K
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Umi states up front (in its menu) what its about -- bringing Manhattan Japanese cuisine to DC. [The decor will tell you as much as soon as you walk in.] If you understand what that message means, you may not be disappointed; if you are...More

Thank GRubinstein
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

This is a small well run Japanese eatery. It is a second story facility above the den of a busy area. It is close to the Zoo and a short walk from the Marriott. The food is good and the Sake list is good. It...More

Thank moosaki
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I sampled three dishes, all 4-5 stars: squid salad, shumai, (pork dumplings, I expected shrimp, but did not specify, and Umagi, eel and avocado roll. Reasonably priced and would definitely revisit when in DC.

Thank Edwin M
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Skip it. It is not authentic cuisine. Taste is just okay, not great. There are many better choices in the area.

Thank EJtraveler558
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I am not a sushi expert but my friends talked it up as the best. It was average very very over priced for the quality and quantity. Much better sushi out here in middle of nowhere pa. Will say the special which was oysters was...More

Thank inuyasha0489
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Great food. Small restaurant, only a few tables and a sushi bar. It's upstairs with no ADA/stroller access. Service was a little slow at first but very polite and kind of nice. You didn't feel rushed at all and could just enjoy the view out...More

Reviewed 5 December 2016

Umi is right on Connecticut Ave, across from Woodley Park Metro Station. Located upstairs in small space, but with a few window tables overlooking the street for great people watching. Weekday lunch specials include a nice variety of bento boxes or two rolls (plus choice...More

Thank CTManny
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Stopped at Umi after a day of exploring the mall. We sat at the 'bar' in front of the sushi chefs which was very cool to watch. Their plates were beautiful! Service was kind and attentive. Food was great. I had a bento box and...More

Thank shannyquest
Reviewed 30 July 2016

I very much liked the sushi I had here. Nice variety, attentive service. I would definitely go back. Pleasantly surprised how easy it was to get in when the huge convention was taking place across at the Marriott...

Thank Fred152
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2625 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-1543
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-332-3636
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