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201 The Promenade, Victoria Road | Marly Hotel, Camps Bay, South Africa (Formerly Umi at the Marly Hotel)
+27 21 437 1802
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife ate mainly Japanese food while mine was more European in style but with oriental spicing. Food everywhere in Camps Bay was good but Umi provided something different and very palatable. As we had not booked we decided to have an early dinner (7pm) and were given a great table at the front of the terrace - restaurant is... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Most expensive meal we had in cape town. Service was pleasant but main courses let it down alongside the resident rat running around our feet and up the palm tree which the staff brushed off. We know they are around I just don't expect them to join us for dinner.

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1 Thank Ann E
Kove_Mngt, Public Relations Manager at Umi, responded to this review

Hi Ann E, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback of your recent visit to Umi. We would appreciate it if you would email the details of your visit to michellene@kovecollection.co.za as we would like to address the issues you have raised in your review. Kind regards, Michellene Leo More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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323 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Spacious restaurant on the first floor facing the setting sun. Competent service, and despite some of the reviews all 5 of us enjoyed our food and wine. Given how much we consumed the bill came to R600 per head which I thought v reasonable.

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Most of the bad reviews on here seem to be around the service, staff attitude, being moved or refused a table or a certain degree of disorganisation. This wasn't our experience and I base mine on the quality of the Chef - food was possibly ok but badly cooked. Whoever it is doesn't seem to have any idea about delicate... More 

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1 Thank Andrew H
Kove_Mngt, Public Relations Manager at Umi, responded to this review

Hi Andrew H, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback of your recent visit to Umi. We sincerely apologise for your disappointing experience. We would appreciate it if you would email the details of your visit to michellene@kovecollection.co.za as we would like to address the issues you have raised in your review. Kind regards, Michellene Leo More 

Brighton, England
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Japanese? Meh. My thoughts too. But, this place isn't really Japanese, it's fusion and its also very good. Out waiter, Justin was great, just the right side of attentive and leaving you alone to enjoy your romantic evening. We popped in at lunch (as the place was busy - a good sign) to make a reservation for 9pm. We turned... More 

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Kove_Mngt, Manager at Umi, responded to this review

Hi Hardlypodd, Thank you for choosing Umi Restaurant as your choice. We appreciate your positive review. We strive to create a welcoming environment with well-trained friendly staff who understand the hospitable atmosphere we strive for. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience. Kind regards, UMI Management More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

One of the only restaurants in Camps Bay with open sea view balcony. Excellent food and fabulous wine, all with lovely service.

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Hong Kong
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We were a party of 4, + 2 on the way. The staff sat us at a table for 6, and after ordering our initial drinks, our server came over to apologise and asked us to move tables (towards the inside of the restaurant). We said we preferred to stay where we were (as the view was better). The server... More 

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1 Thank siuling
Kove_Mngt, Manager at Umi, responded to this review

We are committed to you, our valued customers, and are taking immediate corrective steps to regain your confidence in us. We have begun putting a comprehensive plan in place to provide a better service to you. Our sincere apologies for the disappointment We hope that we are allowed another opportunity to change your perception of our restaurant. Kind regards, Umi... More 

Manchester
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We loved this place both for sun downers and dinner. Food and cocktails delicious and staff very friendly. Love toilets too! I love a nice toilet....

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Kove_Mngt, Manager at Umi, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Umi Restaurant as your choice. We appreciate your review. We strive to create a welcoming environment with well-trained friendly staff who understand the hospitable atmosphere we strive for. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience. Kind regards, UMI Management More 

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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Landed here after a recommendation from a friend. To be honest we did not have high expectation, sea front, tourist heaven, steep prices etc etc. However we were pleasantly surprised. Food was fantastic, we had the black cod and calamari. Edamame beans are a must here. Service was good, yea he was rushed but it was busy and it was... More 

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Thank James G
Kove_Mngt, Manager at Umi, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Umi Restaurant as your choice. We appreciate your positive review. We strive to create a welcoming environment with well-trained friendly staff who understand the hospitable atmosphere we strive for. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience. Kind regards, UMI Management More 

Stockholm County, Sweden
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

We had made a reservation. Good view and beautiful place front line in camps bay. Staff not very interested in our order. When we asked how many rolls/nigri etc were included in price waiter seemed tired of US. 1 waiter for all tables, poor guy. Nothing offered such as slices of bread or anything when we had ordered. Red and... More 

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1 Thank antedental
Kove_Mngt, Manager at Umi, responded to this review

Hi antedental, We are committed to you, our valued customers, and are taking immediate corrective steps to regain your confidence in us. We have begun putting a comprehensive plan in place to provide a better service to you. Our sincere apologies for the disappointment We hope that we are allowed another opportunity to change your perception of our restaurant. Kind... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3,5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3,5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 The Promenade, Victoria Road | Marly Hotel, Camps Bay, South Africa (Formerly Umi at the Marly Hotel)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Camps Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 21 437 1802

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?