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Umai Japanese Cuisine


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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner

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Umai, is a Japanese restaurant located in the Golden Cross Passage, Shrewsbury. We have a selection of hot and cold food and drinks. We serve sushi, bento, noodles and other traditional Japanese dish. Our chef had a work experience of more than 20 years. During this time, he worked mainly in Japan, but also had work experience in Greece and London.
US$7 - US$33
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Takeout, Street Parking
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All reviews sushi bento box gyoza salmon teriyaki octopus balls soft shelled crab fresh fish rice unlimited green tea red tiger japanese run absolutely delicious food dipping sauce lunchtime treat amazing lunch vegan options place to eat
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Reviewed 5 days ago

When we arrived at the Umai Restaurant we received a friendly welcome and shown to our table which we had reserved. We ordered our drinks which arrived promptly. We then placed our order for food. The food arrived quickly and was well presented. The food...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Manfred B
Reviewed 6 February 2019

extremely varied dishes with lots off ingrediants- menu is a little small but all options are 100% vegan and authentically prepared Japanese-style. Loved the presentation, the quiet customer service and the atmosphere. Perfect for book worms just coming for tea and reading too as there...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Noushka G
Reviewed 2 February 2019 via mobile

After visiting the other Japanese restaurant we had high hopes, but were bitterly disappointed with the bento box option, mine was supposed to be chicken with ginger but it was an expensive version of kfc. The octopus balls were all potato. We will return but...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 111merylb
Reviewed 27 January 2019 via mobile

Umai is our favourite and go-to place to eat in Shrewsbury. We eat here at least once, maybe even twice a month. The food is fresh and delicious and is well priced. The ability to be able to order and take home is a winner!...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank gregandhannah
Reviewed 24 January 2019 via mobile

Have now been coming to this restaurant for the past year and absolutely love it. The food is very very good as is the service. This is my favourite restaurant in the area and can’t wait for my next visit.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank KennedyBarry
Reviewed 19 January 2019 via mobile

Recommended by a friend. Was superb! The menu had a really good variety and the sushi was lovely (platters plus variety of maki, nigiri and sashimi). Calamari was also good; hot dishes were also yummy. No complaints about the price as you get what you...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank charlieh619
Reviewed 7 January 2019

Been meaning to come here for ages. So glad we have been now. Fantastic food and service. Must book so not to be disappointed. We can't wait to return to have a lunch...yum. We came here early on New Year's Eve, a good start to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Justina C
Reviewed 24 December 2018

Superb sushi, gyozo and main Japanese dishes. It is so refreshing to have such excellant food being served in Shropshire. Worth travelling for and our go to place to eat whenever we go to Shrewsbury. Delightful authentic restaurant

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Yurts_11
Reviewed 11 December 2018

My family loves this place... We have been a few times, but usually save it for special occasions. It is a little pricey, but mostly because of the type of ingredients used (i.e. lots of very fresh fish). The service is friendly and inviting, and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Kate R
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

Only found this gem by accident, excellent friendly service, food was excellent, freshly prepared. Very busy but still not a long wait at all.

Date of visit: December 2018
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sorry no idea I've only ever eaten in
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