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Umami Moto - CLOSED

718 N Milwaukee St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4404
+1 414-727-9333
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
18 May 2016
“Good but not Great”
29 Feb 2016
“Great place for Sushi”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
718 N Milwaukee St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4404
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

Love sushi & heard this place was awesome. It was nice, but not what we expected. Service was very good though. Might give it one more try.

Thank alexis2
Reviewed 29 February 2016

A more upscale Sushi restaurant. More unique rolls than most places. A little more expensive but a nice place to go.

Thank Robert P
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Umami is starting to become our go to place downtown. Always creative sushi and sides, also a non sushi menu for those who don't care for sushi. This is some of the best and freshest in Milwaukee, prices are reasonable for it's location. Very good...More

Thank poneill63
Reviewed 22 October 2015

The place is gorgeous, the food is amazing, and they have the friendliest servers! Also, on Thursdays, their specials are off the hook! I mean, whole delicious rolls for like $8? What??? It's the best. Run, don't walk...

Thank Tootie S
Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

Beautiful. Cool. Hip. The BEST sushi I've ever had. The servers are knowledgeable, friendly and upbeat. Highly recommended for a couples night out.

Thank Renee B
Reviewed 24 August 2015

The sushi was excellent! My friends enjoyed the beef & broccoli which I highly recommend as well! Great atmosphere! Our waitress was very personable and could recommend other attractions in Milwaukee. I will visit this establishment again.

Thank MarziMar
Reviewed 22 July 2015

The sake is quite fantastic and the decor is nice. As far as a sushi place goes it is very "safe." I suspect the fish has been handled well and it is presented well. Beyond there very few risks are taken and none of the...More

Thank LagerD
Reviewed 18 July 2015

We visit Umami for take-out sushi nearly every week. It is stand-out. Omar Shaikah has put together a team with Chef Israel Cruz that make sure your dining experience is excellent. Rachel Hutchinson makes us feel special every single time we drop in. The lobster...More

Thank Mary W
Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

We came across Umami Moto while walking the streets in search of a non-pub grub meal after 9:30 pm on a Friday night (which felt like the wee hours of the morning in downtown Milwaukee). They close at 11 on the weekends so it seemed...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 19 May 2015 via mobile

Our party tried almost everything on the menu and were NOT disappointed! Service was on point as was their knowledge. Fair pricing as well! Most definitely will be back! Order a Lucky Buddha beer, the bottle alone is worth it!

1  Thank DanG21
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 718 N Milwaukee St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4404
    (Mason St / Wisconsin Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 414-727-9333
  • E-mail
Umami Moto embodies Far East elegance infused with modern French nuances that exemplify the best of western world culture. Its name is derived from a Japanese word meaning “savory,” which is precisely what diners can expect at Umami Moto: delectable Asian fusion cuisine destined to deliver satisfaction with every dish. With the addition of Umami’s newly renovated sushi bar, Sushi Chef Israel Cruz has hand crafted a selection unparalleled in the city of Milwaukee. Chef Cruz uses fresh ingredients and an eclectic styling to offer Umami Signature Sushi Plates, a segment of the menu that showcases composed fresh and raw seafood combinations. Umami Moto also offers Main Flavors, a collection of entrees reflecting past Miso Cod and Salmon specialties and new non-seafood options.
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