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“The kaiseki is a revelation, and a confirmation of chef Yoshi’s vast talents”, say fans of Marlon Abela’s Kyoto-style venture in a tucked-away Mayfair mews, for whom this is “the best Japanese food outside of Japan”; almost as many reporters though, just obsess over the bill – “dear, oh dear, oh dear, oh dear…”
“Ouch! Make sure you ask your bank manager first…”; Marlon Abela’s discreetly-located but “blingy” Mayfair Japanese offers some “lovely” Kyoto-style kaiseki, but it is losing its way, and the cost is “crazy”.
“The best kaiseki menu this side of Japan” delivers “a startling array of flavours”, say fans of Marlon Abela’s “classy” operation, hidden away in a Mayfair mews; even they concede, though, that it might be “cheaper to fly to Kyoto”.
Umu Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Only one of the dishes on the set menu was less than exceptional. Service staff totally informed about the food, Ambiance good if you are used to japanese understatement Sake list almost unbelievably long Â£12 for a cup of Matcha tea tells you all you need to know about the prices"
"The Kaiseki tasting menu contains dishes unlike ones you'd find in most other Japanese restaurants in the UK. Umu serves tradition Kyoto styled cuisine, made with seasonal fresh ingredients. A good place to try something different, but they still serve some pretty amazing sushis!"
14-16 Bruton Pl, London, W1J 6LX
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lunch noon - 2.30 pm, dinner 6 pm - 10.30 pm
Last orders: 10.30 pm