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633 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC
+1 828-698-8048
12:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Fri 16:30 - 22:30
Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Not only Good Japanese food, but also a few Thai dishes and a great sushi bar. Service has always been excellent too!

Thank Dennis S
Flat Rock, North Carolina
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch on a very blustery day - it was warm inside and the food was hot and good. All in all, it was a very good lunch!

Thank karenskelton7
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

sushi is so yummy. They also have meals if you are not a sushi lover. More expensive but worth it!!!

Thank az201013
Chicago, Illinois
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136 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to try an array of appetizers for our dinner. Everything was good and well prepared. Our server was helpful and efficient. Not being very familiar with sushi, we bypassed the sushi options but from the looks of things it certainly a popular choice. On a Monday night, the restaurant was quite busy.

Thank bonnie c
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96 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a visit to the famous Apple Valley Model Railroad Club and Museum a few blocks away, my wife and I stopped for lunch at Umi, an award-winning Japanese restaurant in Hendersonville’s downtown shopping district. We were fortunate enough to find a parking space in front, and were quickly seated. There were plenty of traditional offerings like bento boxes and... More 

Thank Pete B
Mill Spring, North Carolina
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Once in a while you come across a restaurant that exceeds your expectations. I decided to take my folks out to dinner and with their previous visit to Umi I thought it would be nice to go there. I was dismayed a little concerning the size of the parking area but then again downtown is pretty busy and space is... More 

Thank ryansG1882JM
Pasadena, California
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have eaten here several times. Tempura is delicious. Last time we went, there were not enough servers on staff and we had to wait a long time to get our order in. I never got my salad. Always make a reservation if you are having dinner or else you may wait for over an hour.

Thank transplanted2016
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I want to try something different when I go here, but I can't. I order the same sushi order every time and it is amazing EVERY TIME!

Thank Keith F
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

It was easy for everyone in our family to find something that they liked, the menu is large and all of our choices were delicious! Umi is as good as any of the Asheville Japanese restaurants! The sushi was very fresh, even in the middle of January when Hendersonville is a little slower. Definitely recommended!

Thank Christine S
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40 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

I love the shrimp tempura bento box lunch but I would rather it come with broccoli and cauliflower tempura than sweet potato tempura. Maybe a little more tempura but otherwise excellent. Highly recommend.

Thank Suzanne G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 633 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Hendersonville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-698-8048

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