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Umaya, Washington, DC

Umaya

4.1
4.1
591 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
Umaya, where East meets West in a plethora of Japanese inspired small & large dishes. We focus on drawing from the simplicity of flavor in fresh ingredients, while giving it a Western flair. Specializing on the popular Japanese ‘street food’ - think small 'tapas' style dishes that are easy to share amongst friends & family. Our Izakaya grill features a one of a kind charcoal brick that is imported from Japan & allows for the natural flavors of the proteins & vegetables to radiate.

Umaya elevates the typical 'beer garden' concept with hard-to-find Asian dishes. Our menu promotes friends, coworkers, family to enjoy their time together. We carry a wide array of Asian beer & Japanese Whiskey, complimenting the tranquility of the restaurant. The menu will feature seasonal highlights; however, the time-honored staples will always be available. ‘Umaya’ directly translates to a ‘place that tastes good’ in Japanese; it is a place where you can go

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Izakaya, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Monday - Friday Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Saturday All Day Dining Sat 11:30 am–10:30 pm Sunday All Day Dining Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Monday - Thursday Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Friday Dinner Fri 4:30 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 290-3443

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander

  • Catering

    Please e-mail events@umayadc.com for any questions regarding setting up a catering event for your occasions.

  • Private party facilities

    Please e-mail events@umayadc.com for any questions regarding setting up a private event at Umaya.

  • Neighborhood

    Penn Quarter

  • Cross street

    Between G St. NW and H St. NW (At the corner of G PL. NW)

  • Parking details

    Street parking in the neighborhood. Also, there are 4 garages within 1 block of the restaurant, including a garage that is within the building and a garage directly across the street.

  • Public transit

    Umaya is 1 block from Metro Center Metro Station and Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro Station.

  • Entertainment

    We have special lounge DJs every Friday night.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • District of Columbia

    Good for Groups

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Solid xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  2. L

    Lock

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoyed our meal, we were only concerned about the value aspect.
  3. M

    801M

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food1service3ambience3
    Sushi inedible
  4. TS

    ToddS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Japanese comfort food at its best. Service is solid, friendly, and helpful. Extensive menu from sushi to ramen to donburi and a bunch in between. While there are other places that will take the "best of" rankings, this place always hits the spot!
  5. VM

    ValerieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time there and the food was delicious!! My daughter chose it for her 21st birthday and it was perfect!
  6. RO

    RaquelO

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    This place was interesting. The food was solid and very nicely presented. The service was prompt and attentive. The restaurant atmosphere was… different. Normally I want more lighting and less noise. This place was the opposite because the lights were blaring and the music was at a good volume. There are also screens to watch the games. Which throws you off because you wonder if it’s a sports bar. Overall good place and good food. But not an elevated dinner night type of place.
  7. AW

    AWinner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was an excellent restaurant. The food reminded us of an Izakaya in Tokyo. The robata grill was as good as you would find in a robata grill in Los Angeles or Manhattan and rivaled a Tokyo robata grill. We had various sushi and robata grill items as well as karaage and surimi squid from the small plates menu section. It was all outstanding. The service was courteous and efficient and the atmosphere was casual and non-crowded with good COVID spacing. And the location was fantastic. A central Washington DC NW location. We came from Maryland via the Metro. We departed the Metro Center station and the restaurant was literally a 5 minute walk (2 blocks) from the station. HIGHLY recommend this restaurant and we will be back.
  8. AW

    AngelaW

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    I’ve been here many times before the pandemic. My friend and I were excited to come for dinner but found the food ver greasy and lackluster. Nothing like what we were used to. The worse was an appetizer of brussel sprouts that were wet, limp, and soggy. I will not be attending this restaurant in the future.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Really good dinner, good location, and nice atmosphere! Would return!
  10. LG

    LauraG

    Washington DC

    40 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The ramen soup is delicious. I had the grilled chicken and my husband had the pork belly. Don't get the lobster salad. It's mostly iceberg lettuce. Not worth $33. Dressing was terrible.
  11. s

    sidhe7

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vonnie amazing server, so kind!
  12. GB

    GeraldB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Expensive pricing, loud music, no standard menu, poor ambience. We walked out without ordering.
  13. LK

    LeightonK

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We loved the curry seafood yakisoba. A good diverse menu.
  14. S

    Sketch44

    Denver

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Food is priced right for the quality. A good solid sushi place that I would go to if I lived near it. If I was traveling or a special occasion then I’d go somewhere nicer. Service was ok, a little slow but that is life these days….
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was fresh and tasted ok. Service was mediocre with not much attention to our table.
  16. MO

    MaggieO

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Umaya is my go-to! My first time here was for my birthday last year and it was my favorite birthday meal ever. We honestly go at least once a month and are never disappointed. I love the Gyoza, and my boyfriend claims to have dreams about the pork belly.
  17. LR

    LisaR

    Pittsburgh

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The Sashimi was very fresh and the assortment of the seafood was very good, although the presentation was simple not as pictured on their website. I would order it again. The ramen was also good and the appetizer, the Salmon tateki was delicious. I would like to see a menu other than my phone for ordering. Just a preference for a nicer dinner out not take out.
  18. V

    Vick

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Adding food. Everything was spectacular. I can’t wait to try the other items in their menu
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. Food was delicious and prices were very reasonable. We really enjoyed our server, Victor. very personable experience and I highly recommend the Ramen and special sushi rolls!
  20. EP

    EliseP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    This was perfectly good Japanese food, but nothing exceptional. The variety of the small plates was nice and the grilled scallops on a skewer and the crab croquette were the best things we ordered. I'd pass on the poke bowl and the sushi rolls were fine but not excellent.
  21. AH

    AHMADZ

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Good was quite poor quality , sushi was not fresh. Expensive for such mediocre quisine.
  22. EE

    EECY

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Without question the worst Japanese restaurant we’ve ever been to. Will never go again and cannot recommend. Umaya falls short in all ways and I’m not saying this in some food snob way. It was really bad - cold dry sushi rice, terrible fish, meager skewers and karaage. Spare yourself the disappointment.
  23. R

    Rick

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our family of 5 ordered different plate and they were all very délicious
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    For the prices the decor needs a total facelift.
  25. H

    Hushmand

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was excellent, and the food was delicious.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    The whole place smelled extremely strong of bad fish. The food was okay but definitely not worth the price and the service was mediocre. $30 for a sushi roll? We won’t go back.
  27. DA

    DAG1

    Washington DC

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating my birthday and loved it. First time going there and loved everything about it. The service was friendly and very attentive. Everything on the menu we ordered was delicious. From the minute you walk in, the aroma hits you and gives you the "what am I going to order thought", Excellent location. I would recommend and go back myself.
  28. J

    Jenna

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and so was the service! Everyone was so pleasant and helpful, despite being super slammed when we visited. What a great place to celebrate a vacation. Next time we're in town, we'll definitely be back!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite dining experiences in DC! The sushi was amazing. Service was top notch.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Bizarre menu. Bizarre service. Decent food.
  31. IL

    ILaria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I’m looking for Japanese food. I found it and I’m vero happy. The food si good.
  32. ND

    NatalyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious ramen and pork belly bun was amazing ! Definitely recommend
  33. K

    Kris

    Little Rock

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My 34th bday dinner. We tried about 12 things from the menu and they all were a smash hit
  34. B

    Breeda

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great service, very good food, reasonably nice setting. Definitely will be back for the food and service.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was oh so delish! Me and my date LOVED the food here!
  36. VM

    ValarieM

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and beautifully presented sushi, efficient and friendly service, and great outdoor seating.
  37. PA

    PrefersAsianFood

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    I’ve been here before and had a better experience. The staff are doing their best, but there’s just not enough of them. Sashimi came without wasabi. Rice for sushi rolls was gummy and maybe not the right grain. Not sure if this is all supply chain/labor issues, but they did their very best with what they had. Still one of the only places I’ve found serving chicken hearts, livers, and gizzards - love that.
  38. b

    bunny

    Tulsa

    124 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    124 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food was fresh and tasty. Menu is somewhat limited. Server was very attentive and provided good suggestions.
  39. LM

    LesM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious apps, drinks, and sushi; Friendly, helpful service!
  40. PD

    PDnHK

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great dining experience; look forward to returning again.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Umaya using the Order Online button. Umaya also offers delivery in partnership with Chow Now, Postmates and Uber Eats. Umaya also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 290-3443.

Umaya is rated 4.1 stars by 591 OpenTable diners.

Umaya does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Google Map for Umaya

733 10th St Nw, Washington, DC 20001

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between G St. NW and H St. NW (At the corner of G PL. NW)

  • Neighborhood

    Penn Quarter

  • Hours of operation

    Monday - Friday Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Saturday All Day Dining Sat 11:30 am–10:30 pm Sunday All Day Dining Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Monday - Thursday Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Friday Dinner Fri 4:30 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Izakaya, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking in the neighborhood. Also, there are 4 garages within 1 block of the restaurant, including a garage that is within the building and a garage directly across the street.

  • Public transit

    Umaya is 1 block from Metro Center Metro Station and Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro Station.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander

  • Entertainment

    We have special lounge DJs every Friday night.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 290-3443

  • Catering

    Please e-mail events@umayadc.com for any questions regarding setting up a catering event for your occasions.

  • Private party facilities

    Please e-mail events@umayadc.com for any questions regarding setting up a private event at Umaya.

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