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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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2 reviews
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
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 

Harare, Zimbabwe
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Good food, good vibe, lovely sunset view on the deck looking out at ocean. Professional friendly staff. Had lovely sundowners here

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

Hi tatendwa, 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 

Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

I would highly recommend Umi. A beautiful atmosphere with a lovely view of Camps Bay Beach. Attentive, but unobtrusive service made all the better by the maitre de, Amanda. She made us feel welcome every time, and nothing was too much trouble. The food is good great seafood and sushi/sashimi. A wide range of dishes on the menu to cater... More 

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1 Thank David G
Kove_Mngt, Manager at Umi, responded to this review

Hi David G, Thank you for your complementary review. We strive to create a welcoming environment with well-trained friendly staff who understand the hospitable atmosphere we strive for. Glad that you enjoyed the experience! Kind regards, UMI Management More 

SA
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

A sushi place in Camp’s Bay that is on the pricey sided most likely given it’s location on the water. The view is great overlooking the beach and the passersby. The sushi was very good and fresh. We had the spicy tuna and crab rolls along with the tuna sashimi. The sake menu is limited to just one brand; this... More 

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Thank KumarPatel4
Kove_Mngt, Manager at Umi, responded to this review

Hi KumarPatel4, Thank you for your complementary review. We strive to create a welcoming environment with well-trained friendly staff who understand the hospitable atmosphere we strive for. Glad that you enjoyed the experience! Kind regards, UMI Management More 

London
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyable food and high quality service overlooking camps bay beach and the ocean. Recommended for sundowners!

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Thank hedgey77
Kove_Mngt, Manager at Umi, responded to this review

Hi hedgey77, 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. Hope to welcome you back soon! Kind regards, UMI Management More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

This restaurant has a great location, and at first glance the prices seem reasonable for a restaurant in one of Cape Town's prime tourist hotspots. Until the food arrives and you realise that everything is kiddie-sized and you basically need to double up on your order. The sushi is good quality but almost comically minituarised. For example, small prawn tails... More 

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Thank BD8J
Kove_Mngt, Manager at Umi, responded to this review

Hi BD8J, 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. Hope to welcome you back soon! Kind regards, UMI Management More 

Garden Route, South Africa
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427 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Maybe we just went to Umi on an off night, and I hope so. Don't be wooed by the view, which is great, but location is not everything. The food and service play a great part also, and my food and service was not good on the night I visited I'm afraid. We were served a main course, and the... More 

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Thank m0zchick
Johannesburg, South Africa
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Saw review / advert on flight from Johannesburg in kulula magazine. Based on such booked for a special date. Food nicely prepared though portions quite small compared to other similar places I've been. Table was ok. View even from far back in the restaurant was pleasant of camps bay sea front. Single malt menu: I ordered 2 different ones, waiters... More 

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Thank 106leslief
Kove_Mngt, Manager at Umi, responded to this review

Dear 106leslief, 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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75 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Fresh and delicious fish with superb service. All if us enjoyed the meal. And the chocolate fondant is a must. Combined with a great there is not much more you can ask for.

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

Hi NamScorpio, 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 hope to see you soon again! Kind regards, UMI Management More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
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
View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?