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Umi Sushi & Grill

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819 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901-3223
+1 415-457-3992
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Sun City West, Arizona
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1,006 reviews
502 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 356 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Stopped in for a late lunch on a recent weekday. Not crowded. Friendly greeting. Lots of choices from the extensive menu. Lunch special looked super, but is very large. Opted for some simple salads, which were great and very fresh. Miso soup was exceptionally good. Small and a little dark. Right on the main street of San Rafael.

Thank Soulefulltraveler
San Francisco, California
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Yoshi is your Man... Surfer and Sushi maker. Enjoy the lively ambience of Umi Sushi, Surfer vibe included and also the excellent food and eclectic music. Service is efficient and good and whether it's a lunch special or an evening meal, this will be a memorable experience. All food is locally sourced where possible and the fish is the freshest... More 

Thank lillitravel2015
Great Bend, Kansas
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

We didn't have sushi, but ordered from the extensive menu, and love our food. We were served in a timely and friendly manner.

Thank Mary K
Petaluma, California
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316 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016

We sat at the bar and enjoyed several a la carte sushi items. The place is small and unhurried, and the service was friendly and unassuming. We were immediately offered green tea and chose a spot at the sushi bar. I had nigiri uni (from Santa Barbara) and VERY fresh, deep red yellowfin maguro nigiri, fresh yellowtail and a hamachi... More 

Thank james p
Belize City, Belize
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 September 2015

Terrific low key sushi place, less upscale than the one across the street but better food. Fish is fresher and portions are larger.

Thank lelanderic
San Anselmo, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2015

We ordered a few things on the menu, and all of the items were BAD. Looked over at my fiancée, and we both agreed this was one of the worst restaurants we've been to in a long time. I'll start off with the bad, and end with even worse. We first both ordered the Umi Sunomono, which is suppose to... More 

1 Thank originalcopy
Novato, California
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2014

Always fresh fish. Ask for the best fish. Great home made soba and interesting rolls. Lovely music. Nice place. More costly than the place across the road, but much, much better.

1 Thank john f
Ogden, Utah
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2014

My husband and I came here with a friend after arriving in San Rafael for a wedding. We had just driven for 12 hours, were starving, this place looked good so we figured we'd give it a shot. It's a cute little place, very small, decent selection. The staff was friendly and service was quick. Overall great little place, would... More 

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Redding, California
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2013

Average food quality, limited food and beverage menus. Went here based on online reviews but found it did not live up to what we had read.

1 Thank James C
Kaunas, Lithuania
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2013 via mobile

Very good Japanese food in San Rafael! We were choosing between few places for sushi experience in the the area. After we have finded out owner is the chef we decided to go for Umi. It was very good decision! We ordered sampling menu. Asked chef to bring the best stuff he have to share. All the dishes was very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 819 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901-3223
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Rafael
  • Phone Number: +1 415-457-3992

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?