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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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
1 of 5 bubbles 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 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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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3 Thank Nour B
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
Level Contributor
30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Craige1959
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, England, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

How can a restaurant expect to function if they do not prepare adequately to ensure there is food? New Year's Eve is not an excuse. That happens every year by definition. Almost every appetiser was out of stock and all we get was a shrug of shoulders and offer of a drink when my wife doesn't drink. Completely unacceptable. It's... More 

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Thank Karim J
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
Level Contributor
17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

The location was good, staff were friendly and UMI has a nice atmosphere but the quality of our food was poor. We brought this to the mangers attention, he apologised and said 'yes I know we have been getting poor quality produce at the moment' We never went back during our trip and we wont be going back when we... More 

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Thank lemco
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 

Level Contributor
19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Went here for early afternoon cocktails and a snack. Not disappointed. Good selection of cocktails, good service and didn't have to wait too long. Order a couple of appetisers as snacks and was very nice. Thinking of heading back for dinner. Also managed to get a great table at the front with a wonderful view of the beach. Highly recommended.

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Thank Daniel D
Kove_Mngt, Manager at Umi, responded to this review

Hi Daniel D, 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 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I ate at Umi a couple of years ago and adored it.. this time though I was a little disappointed. Obviously it's ridiculously busy at this time of year in camps so although the service was a bit slow, I kind of expected that. We had edamame that were really hard, tempura shrimp and crayfish and both were tasteless.. my... More 

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Thank Kat 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 

Level Contributor
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is well located just in front of the beach of camps bay. But that's all. The staff were neither friendly or efficient, struggling with less than a third of the tables occupied. It is an expensive restaurant, which woudn't be a problem if the courses were good. The salmon was tiny, the fries tasted bad, the sushi was... More 

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Thank Marcio S
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 

Old Greenwich, Connecticut
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent waiter, really tasty food. Good seafood but flavors make it especially memorable. We really enjoyed the mussels and cod. We also had a gorgeous view of the sunset and enjoyed a battle of sake and sake mojitos. It wasn't cheap but it was better than another place down the street and less money.

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Thank workingmom_ct
Kove_Mngt, Manager at Umi, responded to this review

Hi workingmom_ct, 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 

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