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“Great sushi”
Review of Umi

Umi
Ranked #20 of 47 Restaurants in Camps Bay
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Cape Town as most know is full of really great restaurants probably more so than any other city I have visited. Every February we rent a house but not usually in Camps Bay but this year has been a little different. With only a 5 minute walk to the restaurants of Camps Bay we ended up visiting Uni on 4 occasions during 10 days. Umi seems to attract mixed reviews but I can comfortably say that we had some great meals,fantastic sushi and not once did we experience bad service and there were 10 of us. We enjoyed two lunches and two dinners absolutely no complaints, competition on 'the strip' is fierce so I'm surprised that other diners experience has not been as good as ours.

Thank Flyer1960
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

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 at first floor with a small outside terrace - with a great view over the beach and the ocean. Eat early whether you book or not to get the view.

Thank manupete
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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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Kove_Mngt, Public Relations Manager at Umi, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2017

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

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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.

Thank steadyslack
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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 flavours in this Japanese themed restaurant. Our Calamari came in a small portion of overpowering and lime based/soy, our fish seemed to be in exactly the same sauce and my rolls were by and large indistinguishable in flavour and badly formed. They are getting away with it based on tourist numbers, there was one Japanese looking lady front of house but that was it. Overpowering badly cooked food.

1  Thank Andrew H
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Kove_Mngt, Public Relations Manager at Umi, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2017

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

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