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Umai Umai

553 N 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19130-3130
+1 215-988-0707
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good11%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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17:00 - 21:30All hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
££ - £££
553 N 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19130-3130
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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

This is some of the best sushi my husband and I have every had. We had a variety of rolls but our favorite by far were the Poseidon and the Godzilla rolls. Will definitely be back.

Thank Blake G
Reviewed 21 May 2017

We're eating sushis weekly. This restaurant really surprised me with quality and variety. The poke as an appetizer was really good, better than many eaten in Hawai. The grilled brussels sprouts appetizer was even better, good even for those who dont like sprouts as it...More

Thank Jdese
Reviewed 9 May 2017

After a visit to the Philadelphia Art Museum we tried Umai Umai because it was in close proximity to the museum. What a pleasant surprise. We had the Tapas for Two, the Eternal Sunshine Sushi, and the Pan Seared Salmon. All tasted wonderful. The presentation...More

Thank Deborah S
Reviewed 5 March 2017

My wife and I joined some of our friends last night at Umai Umai in center city Philadelphia. This small corner restaurant was buzzing with happy diners upon our arrival and we soon joined in. On the advice of our friends, who had been to...More

Thank 77Zeke
Reviewed 9 February 2017

This fantastic BYOB Japanese restaurant just around the corner from the Art Museum is home to a lovely dining experience that will have you planning your return visit right after your meal is over. Tucked into a lovely residential neighborhood, the large windows lend an...More

Thank SorenRubin
Reviewed 5 January 2017

First visit & we had several different "designer" rolls and all were made with high quality and fresh ingredients. Everyone had a different favorite but all were great! Fast service. Nice & clean. Compared to other sushi places this is a good value for money....More

Thank otrs
Reviewed 24 August 2016

And am I ever glad I did. Got dragged here by my sons cuz they are sushi lovers. We had an excellently prepared dinner. I had Seafood Paella which was outstanding. My boys had sushi and LOTS of it. I have NO idea what it...More

Thank greatbigsoxfan
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Very good quality. Wonderful Sushi. Every plate we tried was well prepared, with high quality and fresh ingredients. Great appetizers. Fast service. I like the idea of bring your own alcohol. Makes this place also good value for money. Will definitely come again.

Thank Erano69
Reviewed 21 April 2015

I've been many times, and the food is always top notch. This is even a place for people who think they don't like sushi - they will change their minds. For the quality and experience it is an excellent value

Thank pabljs
Reviewed 1 October 2014

lovely and helpful staff, great variety of food, beautifully presented, BYO, delicious, and original offerings. been here many times always a treat. not one bad experience.

Thank vtski48
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
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Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 553 N 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19130-3130
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-988-0707
Inventive Japanese cuisine. Offering traditional sashimi, sushi, specialty rolls & hot entrees. Established in 2006, our intimate, BYOB restaurant is located at 533 N. 22nd street in the cozy Fairmount neighborhood of Philadelphia.
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