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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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Southampton, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

" popped in for a drink only......lovely location but sadly our waiter was miles off bringing us back the correct change so left a sour taste" " the young maitre de did apologise when we pointed it out to her but nothing from the waiter when he returned with the correct change" " we wouldn't return" Jac

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1 Thank Jacqueline478
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 

Melbourne, Australia
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

With such a large menu it's easy to go wrong, but somehow each dish is very tasty and has a lot of attention to taste and presentation. Staff are friendly and the food come quite quickly, food is delicious and exactly what you'd expect at a Japanese restaurant!

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Durban
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Our Irish coffee arrived with very off cream already halfway dissolved into the coffee which our server did not seem to notice... so we decided to have a plain whiskey instead and leave. The setting is great, but on the day the wind was really making things very uncomfortable and noisy.

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Thank Nic D
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We ate here on the last night of our holiday and have to say we were disappointed. Whilst service was good and waiter very pleasant. The food was pretty average. Not great value for money - you are very much paying for location. We had to pay 25 Rand for mayonnaise which is a first for me!! Also had run... More 

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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 

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81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Have eaten lunch at or from Umi so far everyday on my holiday My family love Japanese food and this has not disappointed at all Every thing has been delicious . The service is fantastic too Highly recommended as a camps bay must

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New York City, New York
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We came to UMI on the recommendation our host. We were able to snag a table on the balcony right before sunset. The views during sunset were beautiful. Besides the view our waitress made our experience worth while. She was so bubbly and gave us good pointers regarding nightlife in Cape Town. The food was average, but its totally worth... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Great location .nice cocktails, waiters are not so clued up in what is truly Japanese Cusine and what is international. Bit pricey but it's your choice if you want it all , the venue and a good meal. Worth a try

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Thank alex k k
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 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I have eaten here a few time, in general I used to really enjoy the place and the views. However I brought my friends to visit and from the beginning it was disorganised. Got told no table on the balcony, then when I pointed one out, I was told it was booked for 8pm 😳 we went there and as... More 

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2 Thank Charl M
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 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had booked this place after reading all the rage reviews and were very much looking forward to going there. We had booked weeks in advance to ensure availability as we wanted to make the most out of our experience in Cape Town. As soon as we sat down we were told almost all appetisers and a... More 

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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 

London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Before setting off to South Africa we asked friends, acquaintances and work colleagues for recommendations of restaurants in Cape Town. Paragraph More than one recommended UMI and we had no hesitation to book this ahead of our departure knowing that we both loved high quality sushi and fish. The drive to Camps Bay was stunning with a beautiful sunset for... More 

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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 

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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
Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?