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Umami Restaurant

100 Cromwell Road | Kensington, London SW7 4ER, England
+44 20 7341 2320
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Asian, Thai, Vietnamese, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
100 Cromwell Road | Kensington, London SW7 4ER, England
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1 - 10 of 815 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Supposed to be fusion South Asia restaurant. The food was tasteless and lacked seasoning including rice. How can a kitchen claiming to be Asian not able to cook rice ! Service was bad. Ask for drinks and they did not bring. At the time of...More

1  Thank LondonLuxTrvlr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food and excellent service. Interesting menu. We ate here because it was convenient for an early dinner. Intetresting menu.

Thank travelsOK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was another restaurant that we ate at, based on Tripadvisor reviews. And once again they did not steer us wrong. It was just around the corner from our hotel - and reviews looked good, so we tried it. Food was really tasty. We all...More

Thank Davin M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have lived in Asia for 18 years and have learned to set my expectations low when sampling Asian food outside the region (with the exception of outstanding British subcontinental curries...). Unami was better than I expected. The Thai green curry was an adequate portion...More

Thank George H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stumbled upon Umami one evening, and we’re so glad we decided to give it a try! Bernadetta was incredibly attentive and offered amazing menu suggestions. We loved everything we ordered, and the complimentary prosecco was an added bonus. We would definitely...More

Thank aalennep
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dined here twice for convenience since we were staying at the Crowne Plaza. Food was generally good though flavouring was a hit and miss on some of the dishes. Portions were small in comparison to the price. Service was slow and seriously lacking. During...More

1  Thank Pauline W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve eaten here twice with friends and had a wonderful evening. The wait staff were great and the food was tasty. Will definitely be back.

Thank Jessica H
Reviewed August 9, 2018

Enjoyed a casual dinner here - and the ambiance is really good too. Very tasty food and reasonably priced too.

Thank Toni D
Reviewed August 6, 2018

overpriced with slow service. No spice added to dish although when asked they did give us extra peppers to add. The fragrant rice was very fishy tasting. Overall we suggest going elsewhere

Thank Gail V
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

We chose to have lunch at this restaurant after seeing the Trip Advisor reviews but it was so disappointing that I’m wondering why it’s got so many good reviews. They didn’t have 2 of their signature dishes which we ordered, this was a bad start!...More

1  Thank steveuzoma
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Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely
child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to
mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall)
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September 28, 2015|
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Response from LiniHarun29 | Reviewed this property |
Well it depends what you order. Your meal can be as cheap as £12-15 for a one meal dish like Curry Laksa or Mee Goreng.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$64
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Monday
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Wednesday
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Thursday
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Friday
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Cromwell Road | Kensington, London SW7 4ER, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
  • Neighbourhood: South Kensington
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7341 2320
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Description
Umami, the newest addition to the Kensington & Chelsea restaurant scene, is perfectly located on Cromwell Road, just around the corner from Gloucester Road underground station. Umami (the word literally means " A pleasant savoury taste" and is the 5th basic taste after sweet, salty, bitter and sour), offers a range of authentic dishes from Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam as well as some newer signature dishes. Many dishes are available in two sizes "Tasting Portions" and "Sharing Portions", encouraging guests to share and try many of the unique flavours, whilst the set Tasting Menus offer an effortless way to dine your way around the South China Sea. All this can be enjoyed in an informal yet stylish contemporary setting with design influenced by a Feng Shui Master from Singapore. Background music featuring jazz and classics from the swing era adds to the chic atmosphere of Umami. Private groups up to 90 can also be catered for.
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