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Umai Japanese Restaurant - CLOSED

Map & Directions 8400 Bellaire
Houston, TX 77036
  • Japanese
  • Sun, Tue-Sat 11am-9pm
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Not Accepted
  • Lot Available


Houston Press' Description

At Umai - Japanese slang for "delicious" - prepare your palate for
different Japanese cuisine than you may be accustomed to. There's
virtually no sushi available here, but there is an array of authentic
ramen soups and treats like shiso hasami age instead, as well as an
excellent sake selection, considering it's a small, family-run
establishment. Vegetarians and carnivores alike can enjoy edamame
and spicy yo tofu soup, while the breaded pork cutlet in curry
sauce - katsu-kare - is a must-have for anyone who thinks Japanese
food is all fish and rice.

Member Reviews

  • on 02/10/10

    Really nice atmosphere and great food. Extremely affordable for the amount of food you get. Paid 11 bucks for entree "set" that comes w/ soup, salad, tempura veggies, and a few other sides like egg plant and potato salad.

  • Kelski
    Kelski wrote a review for Umai Japanese Restaurant
    on 01/18/10

    The first time I walked in to Umai I was impressed! The shopping center is a little run down but don't judge... once you walk in the modern decor will impress. This cute restaurant is totally not what you would expect to see in a Bellaire strip center. Great service, fine dining quality food all at a great price. Most entrees come with the option of a la carte but go for the menu... More >>

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