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5849 Ellsworth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-1707 (College Avenue)
+1 412-362-6198
17:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

From the valet parking to the bartender with Tony as hostess going to Capital Grill is like visiting family. Every one is attentive to your need and make sure that you have the best possible experience. I personally recommend the pomegranate Martini with Grey Goose. My favorite sitting is in the area beside the bar. This a very nice place... More 

Thank Chelje
United States
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146 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

I dine out frequently but have had difficult time finding a restaurant with great sushi in Pittsburgh. Now I don't think I need to look any further than Umi! Tempura appetizer was crispy and fresh, and the sushi platter was delectable. I read reviews complaining about the size of nigiri but it was very close to the sushi experience I... More 

Thank YKL1
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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153 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We have been to Umi many times , always a wonderful experience . I took 5 Japanses visitor there , ordered 11 course omikase , blue fin toro , toro tartar , Kumamoto Oyster( great sauce) , miso cod , squid pasta , sawara with ponzi, snapper with truffle sauce , Hokkaido scallop with lemon , etc etc . Each... More 

Thank 69tiger888
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

This is the best sushi place in town, best sushi place I've ever been to. The rock shrimp and the cod are the most amazing things ever.lol the red snapper with truffle oil is my favorite also. You can't go wrong here. Worth every penny.

Thank haroldPittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Several of us were unsure of these exotic foods when we sat down for our evening out. We were quickly convinced! The black cod melted our hearts as it melted in our mouths. Rock shrimp Tempura: WOW, taste & texture impressed! And the ebi stuffed shiitake were so delicious. Sorbet for dessert stunned tastebuds. A memorable birthday celebration!

Thank MEMFriend
1 review
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

One of the best sushi places in Pittsburgh. The entire experience is excellent form the start to the end. I highly recommend it!

Thank Roni S
Pittsburgh, PA
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186 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Located somewhat obscurely on the third floor of Soba, Umi's sister restaurant, this is the finest upscale place in Pittsburgh for sushi. All of parent company Big Burrito's restaurants have a high standard, but at Umi one quickly forgets that it's part of a larger entity, as it's so chef-driven. It's my understanding that Umi is only open when Mr.... More 

1 Thank Bill L
Robinson, Pennsylvania, United States
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

We had dinner in a party of four and the appetizers, sushi and main courses were all delicious. The food was very fresh, well prepared and great tasting.

Thank Cindy C
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 March 2016

very fine dining ! good food ! you get what u pay for ! i recommend it........its been around an still strong !

Thank carinahighlandpark
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

After having eaten at most of the best sushi restaurants in many major cities, including Philadelphia, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Paris, and Rome, who would predict the best sushi dinner in my life was to be found in Shadyside, Pittsburgh. I ordered the 11 course chef's omekase, and not a single plate was less than superb. Expensive, but worth... More 

Thank Steve R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$50 - US$50
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5849 Ellsworth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-1707
    (College Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Shadyside
  • Neighbourhood: Shadyside
  • Phone Number: +1 412-362-6198

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?