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Umana Restaurant and Wine Bar

236 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210-1369
+1 518-915-1699
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (9 reviews)
“plantains” (6 reviews)
“fish tacos” (6 reviews)
10:00 AM - 3:00 PMAll hours
Indian, African, Fusion, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
236 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210-1369
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

This food was tasty, fresh, and unique. I was here with my daughter and she ordered a sample platter while I ordered the Egyptian Chow Mein and the plantains. Every dish we ordered was thoughtfully prepared and delicious! If I ever come back this way,...More

1  Thank Anne Marie R
Ariel R, Manager at Umana Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thank you! We work really hard to ensure that we are using fresh ingredients, which is the key to great flavor. So glad to know all our hard work pays off!

Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

It was my very first time trying an Ethiopian dish and it was absolutely fabulous. Our waiter was more then helpful and took the time to explain in detail the menu. Overall a charming restaurant, warm ambiance and good service. Just try it!

Thank Stephanie T
Reviewed 12 August 2017

First of may visits to Umana. My friend and I sat at the bar, arriving soon after they opened for the evening. The bartender helped us with the wine list and offered tastings to help us make our choice. Delicious! For dinner we shared the...More

Thank BequaiEnlightenment
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Was anxious to try this place - something different. I ordered the goat and asked specifically if it was tender (which I have had). It was tough and mostly bone. My companion ordered the fish tacos which tasted as if they had been pre-cooked and...More

Thank yogajudi
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Very personable, passionate staff and different, delicious food. We had paella and the burger both were great. We have eaten here in the past and have not been​disappointed. Great ambiance. Funky. Not for those who a timid about trying something new.

Thank lkpm3
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Being out of the norm is what makes this restaurant unique. Meals are comprised of foods from around the world in places many would never venture. Umana captures the flavors perfectly. Being a bit fussy, I reluctantly ordered the Masala Omelet which contained curried chic...More

Thank cocbrdt
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

My family and I just had the most delicious meal. Red curry fish tacos with a side of fried plantains was my order, but the shrimp and grits, biscuits with gravy, and egg's Benedict all received rave reviews from other family members.The only criticism I...More

Thank Alison S
Reviewed 28 December 2016

A friend and I had an early weeknight dinner in a very uncrowded restaurant. We had plantains, sweet potato fritters, lollipop lamb, Peri Peri shrimp, and calamari. The calamari and sweet potato fritters were standouts. The calamari was a bit over-salted but the delicious dipping...More

Thank Barry G
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have had the pleasure of dining at Umana on a number of occasions, sometimes for a romantic date night, and also to gather with friends. The space is warm and inviting, and the staff is beyond friendly, always eager to make...More

Thank Sarah K
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Food good but overpriced. Ordered an egg sandwich which was not on the menu and was charged $9- absolutely ridiculous. Service was horrendous- will not return

Thank Elizabeth K
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Questions & Answers
17 February 2017|
Response from Ariel R | Property representative |
You can find our menu on our website! See you soon!
24 March 2016|
Response from bluesmama11 | Reviewed this property |
Like most restaurants, I always check on weekends but since the Ethiopian food is limited to friday and Saturday nights it gets very busy there, and the place isn't that big..I don't know their policy, so I would definately... More
21 March 2016|
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Response from Ariel R | Property representative |
Yes we have many vegan options and regularly have vegan specials available. Some of the most popular dishes are the Sweet & Spicy Tempeh Samosas, Sweet Yellow Plantains, and Egyptian Lo Mein. Friday's & Saturday's we do an... More
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Accepts Credit Cards
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Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 236 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210-1369
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-915-1699
Street foods and wines from around the world... TASTE UMANA!!
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