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  • Umai Japanese Restaurant

  • 3.5 stars
    (15 reviews, average rating: 3.2/5)
  • Cuisines: Japanese
  • (705) 673-8075
  • 1875 Paris Street Sudbury, ON P3E 3C5
  • Neighbourhoods: Lockerby
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teliciah
1 Review
2013/06/30
  • Hit but Usually a Miss
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 3
  • We have tried this restaurant many times and as the title says its very hit and miss. The last few times we've been very disappointed but thought we'd try again since on the odd occasion its been really good but once again last time we got take out only to get home to find very porely made sushi that resembled that of cat food along with a very gross overly fishy smell and taste. The sunomono wasnt even correct, the samon rolls we're very squishy and slimy and the crab meat might as well of been plastic, sadly most of the food ended up in the garbage. We wont be trying our luck again.

  • Order: ebi sunomono salad, miso, californi rolls, salmon rolls, salmon/tuna hand roll.
 
Noodles
1 Review
2012/05/07
  • Favorite Sushi in Sudbury
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • I have recently become a Sushi fanatic and Umai has been a great place to visit. I have been there at least 7 times in the last 3 months. Always good food, fresh, delicious. The Sushi Chefs are very skilled and the service is wonderful. Nice surprise in Sudbury!

  • Order: Beef Bento Box, Spider Roll
 
TorontoFoodie305
2 Reviews
2011/09/21
  • Rice with mayonnaise?
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      2.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • I live in Toronto, downtown. I love sushi, and I have just a couple of places in Toronto where sushi, sushi rolls and handrolls are to my taste and quality. I went to Sudbury for two days for some business (in the middle of September 2011), found this place on-line, check reviews (that mostly were pretty positive) and decided to have a lunch there. Guys, if you like rice and mayonnaise, you are very welcome.... The quality of food is at the level "all you can eat" places. I ordered 5 different rolls (at least 3 of them were promised to be with raw fish), I didn't see the fish and I didn't taste it... The service was slow as described in some reviews, but OK. Ambiance is OK as well. But food was awful!!!!!

  • Order: 5 rolls
 
Alucard
2 Reviews
2011/08/03
  • What a nice surprise!
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • I was going to another Sushi restaurant (Sapporo Ichiban) As I arrive 45minute before closing 8:15pm I was turn down by the chef who refused to take my take out order even if the waitress previously accept it. I notice the UMAI Sushi sign on my way there so I decided to go and see if they would take my order. Umai was open till 10pm. They took my order and the lady help me in making my choices.
    I have to say thanks to the chef at Sapporo Ichiban cause the Sushi at Umai where one of the best sushi I've ever had, to be honest the best I ever had where from Enzo's in Quebec city but they were twice the price of Umai!!! The presentation was perfect and believe me you don't want to dip these in soya sauce, it would be a crime!
    For sure I will be back to Umai on my next trip Sudbury.

  • Order: Kamikaze fusion roll, Spicy salmon roll and Dynamite roll 17 pcs total with Miso soup and green salad for 25$ tax and tip includ
 
PickleP
2 Reviews
2011/04/04
  • This place is a keeper
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • I was travelling to Sudbury and wanted to find a nice place to dine at for lunch.

    I have sushi all over the place, and finding this place, I thought that I would give it a try. I read a bunch of pretty good reviews online, but let me tell you... the current reviews just don't do this place justice.
    I was only disappointed with one thing. Their tea came in a teabag and it tasted a bit harsh. Typically I'm used to having loose-leaf tea in the pot and then savouring all of the flavours. However, having said that, everything, and I do mean everything else was spectacular. Their presentation is a 10 out of 10 as is the flavour and the freshness. Service was great. There was always a server at your beck and call, but they didn't bother you too much. I left their completely satisfied and have to say that this place stands up to any place in Toronto. And when you consider the prices, they certainly shine well. Not too expensive either. If I'm ever in Sudbury I'll definitely pay a visit to this place.

  • Order: Miso soup, spicy salmon roll, A/C roll, wakame salad
 
Kate
2 Reviews
2010/04/27
  • Although the servers can at times be abrupt, the...
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 4
  • Although the servers can at times be abrupt, the food is excellent (On a couple of occasions we were served the incorrect items and were told that we ordered wrong). I crave their lunch veggie box. To die for!

  • Order: What didn't I?
 
SilenaMoore
11 Reviews
2010/04/26
  • How dare you serve me frozen Fish?
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      2.0 stars
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $61-$100
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • How dare you serve me frozen fish and have the audacity to be VERY audible behind the sushi bar about it. I will never visit this restaurant again. I have no problem paying your high prices for sushi/sashimi and the bento boxes, but the instant I get attitude with your failed preparations is when I bid goodbye to a restaurant.

  • Order: Large sushi/sashimi Boat, chirashi, chicked teriyaki bento box, 1 Ice tea and 1 brown rice tea.
 
ShannonB
5 Reviews
2010/04/06
  • Lunch time
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • This was not my first time here but it was a first for lunch. The food was great as I have usually found but the server forgot about us more then once. We waited over 20mins for our first order. We were about to leave when I asked about it because everyone around us who had come later was already eating. After we did recieve our first order then we seemed to have 3 different servers? not sure how they forgot us again but they did. Perhaps it was just not a good day for the servers? all and all we will go back but I think I will not wait as long between course next time before I speak up.

  • Order: Butter Fish, valcono rolls, rainbow rolls, salmon, and a few other rolls.
 
ShadowMan
2 Reviews
2009/09/29
  • It had been a while since we've last visited...
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      3.0 stars
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • It had been a while since we've last visited Umai, a sushi restaurant we visited often. I've always been pleased with the service I've gotten there until today. Today left me disappointed.

    I am a great lover of Sashimi (read raw fish) and I ordered the course. I noticed the white tuna (butterfish) was very firm and upon tasting it appeared to be frozen. I had them take two pieces back and they were kind enough to substitute the white tuna with three pieces of salmon. When they brought me the Chirasi I found the white tuna again frozen. I put the white tuna aside on a used plate and informed the waitress. She took this used plate and brought back four pieces of salmon on the same used plate which now also had a piece of plastic wrap stuck to the side of it. You'd think they would have seen that. Strike three! Big minus points for that.

    The restaurant looks great overall with many Japanese decorations. The frozen white tuna is presented well on every plate. Will I go back again? No, most sadly I will not risk it again.

  • Order: Sashimi appetizer, Chirasi dinner
 
Mich
4 Reviews
2008/11/27
  • Excellent! We love Umai! The atmosphere is...
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • Excellent! We love Umai! The atmosphere is great, the service is good and the food is excellent. I also love the way they present the food on the plate. My favorite is the spider maki roll (has a little spicy flavour to it)
    I WOULD definitely recomend this restaurant to everyone.

 
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