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Umu

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14-16 Bruton Place, London W1J 6LX, England
+44 20 7499 8881
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12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Island of Malta, Malta
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Best Japanese set in the heart of Mayfair. Low key and less flashy compared to most other similar spots. Filled mostly with Japanese people and locals, the quality of the sushi and fish itself is second to none. Chef Yoshinori Ishii is cutting edge and way ahead of their game. 2 Michelin stars which are very well deserved 👏🏻

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Thank Paul F
London, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic Japanese Restaurant in the heart of MAYFAIR. All the food here is very fresh and in particular delicious lobster and a wonderful soup to start with whose name escapes me. Expensive but very good with a wonderful decor.

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Thank Londoner093
Campinas, SP
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second time at UMU and I was not disapointed !! Food , service (japanese waitress ) and drinks were all very good ; It is an expensive restaurant even for London standarts , reservations are essential .

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Thank rselleio
London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Managed to get a last min booking on a Saturday night. My friend was then running late and they were very accommodating when I called to explain. Arrived to a very secret door! The entrance is quirky! You wouldn't know there was a whole restaurant inside. The Japanese welcome is a bit crazy with all the staff sort of shouting... More 

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Thank Sarahcruze
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best restaurant in London. Expensive but deserved. Thank you so much to Giuseppe, our sommelier, suggested us the best wine. Very helpful. Thank you so much!!

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Thank Bustercod
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is by far the best Japanese restaurant in London. Here you can taste and feel Japan. The fish melts in your mouth and the freshness is amazing. Highly recommend it for any occasion.

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Thank Caty430
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The door to the place takes you on the scenes of James Bond and the Big Wood decor is very groovy, but that is about it. First of all prices are on a par (or more) than Nobu, etc. Service was good, without supreme knowledge however the food was just fine, hot dishes were not hot. Sushi not worth the... More 

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Thank Nemanja P
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good sushi restaurant in London. High end Japanese food. Not inexpensive but the service and food was exceptional.

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Thank Michael J
London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is good, ambiance is getting a bit tired (came back here 10 years after the first time) and overall price is a bit over the top for what it delivers. With so many high end Japanese restaurants in central London, Umu will need to keep up and reinvent itself to deliver a competitive offer. But don't get me wrong,... More 

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Thank Jose C
Helsinki, Finland
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81 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Inspiring and innovative menu, excellent service, open kitchen (its super nice to watch the personnel with their very professional attitude). Beautiful, simple decoration. Food is just delicious. Pricey, but worth for it. Wine selection is very wide and superb as well. For Very Important Occasions. Warm recommendation.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14-16 Bruton Place, London W1J 6LX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Mayfair
  • Neighbourhood: Mayfair
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7499 8881

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Staying in Mayfair

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Mayfair
Set beside some of London's best parks and home to world-class galleries, luxurious hotels, and famed thoroughfares, the ultra upscale Mayfair is one of London's most exclusive haunts. Here the shopping is haute, the dining is exquisite, and the nightlife is vibrant. A casual stroll through the area’s chic streets will reveal that Michelin stars and chauffeured cars are practically the norm here. Even if you're on a tight budget, this exceptionally well connected swath of Central London is worth exploring, if only for the chance to take a peak at the goings on of upper crust English society.
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