Great foodThe restaurant is in a hotel so it has a hotel feel but that didn't change anything and the food was great07/05/2013 00:00:00SuperbThis was a last minute booking for a pre-theatre dinner. We were a bit concerned that it was in a hotel but very pleasantly surprised with every aspect of our meal. The food was delicious, imaginative and fresh tasting. Even without the toptable offer, this would still be great value. We will be back. Often!05/05/2013 00:00:00Great food ..... FriendlyGreat food ..... Friendly service ....., great value !02/05/2013 00:00:00The food was very well presented.The food was very well presented. The starters were delicious. We would certainly go again.27/04/2013 00:00:00Good experienceFriendly staff, good food, and OK atmosphere. Would recommend.17/04/2013 00:00:00Tasting menuWe had the tasting menu, which was great and at 50% off food it was also good value.27/03/2013 00:00:00Great flavoursThe food tasted great with a very authentic mix of flavours. It was 2 people eat for £32, the Malaysian set menu. Food was great, service was great and the restaurant was nice. Highly recommended!07/03/2013 00:00:00BrilliantThe service was really fantastic, very attentive, polite and knowledgable staff who were extremely friendly and helpful. The food options we got on their recommendation were all perfect, the Chef's special in particular. It was very quiet, but I suspect people do not know it is there as it is fairly well concealed. The prices were all very reasonable. I have been thinking about the lycee tempura incessantly since my visit, and I will be returning very soon.01/03/2013 00:00:00Excellent pan-Asian foodGreat for groups who like to share. The food was fresh, made with proper ingredients and delicate flavours. Staff were friendly, welcoming and attentive. Nice ambience, and excellent value, even without the discount. Below ill definitely be back for more.21/02/2013 00:00:00Best Service in a whileWent to Umami for dinner with a group of friends, the restaurant was nice and quiet a very comfortable and relaxed atmosphere for a good catch up but also quite nicely decorated. The entire evening we were attended to by a lovely, friendly and polite waitress and waiter. The waiter serving us was extremely attentive and gave us the best recommendation for dessert (coconut filled crepes) which was delicious! They have a lovely variety of starters, mains and desserts on their menu which is great for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Overall a great experience and I'll definitely be going back!17/02/2013 00:00:00Full of Eastern promiseBooked Umami having seen good reviews by other diners and we were also staying in the Crowne Plaza hotel, which the restaurant is part of. We were a table of 6 (4 adults, 2 students) and all of us found the food to be outstanding. We all easily found dishes to appeal to us. The service was very good and the waitress staff were very helpful whenever a question arose. All the food arrived quickly and piping hot and very, very tasty. It's a nice option to be able to choose either a small Tasting size or a larger Sharing size dish, depending on tables hunger. As a tip, when booking make sure that you are not on a table by the main door as there can be a draft.02/02/2013 00:00:00Best of AsiaThe Chef here has chosen an eclectic selection of some of the very best Thai, Malaysian & Vietnamese dishes all beautifully cooked & presented by delightful staff in a very pleasing setting. The wine list is varied enough to suite most palates. Don't miss out on the deserts. We will definitely return next time we are in London.30/01/2013 00:00:00Good Malaysian & Thai food SW7Good location opposite Gloucester Road Tube. We had satay and Thai fishcakes to share between four of us as starters. The beef rendang, seabass were good mains. We took the a la carte with a discount of 25% which gave us choice and value.
Attentive and pleasant service.21/01/2013 16:00:00Lovely!The food was gorgeous and the service outstanding. The staff were just delightful! We had a wonderful meal.17/01/2013 16:00:00Great meal at UmamiDiverse menu, brilliant food and v charming service - I always struggle to think of places to eat in South Ken but will definitely go back to Umami.11/01/2013 16:00:00Great food and ambienceAfter a long day walking around London we took advantage of the 50% off the Malaysian menu. The food was tasty and gave a fine representation of the food on offer. Portions were just right and service was very attentive. We arrived at about 6.30 on New Years Day after booking about 20 minutes previously and were given a choice of tables which would have been limited by about 7.30. I reduced the service charge to a reasonable £5 which I felt was an excessive £11 and just seems to be a common feature in London restaurants. I don't buy the 'it's part of their pay' argument and will pay what I feel is appropriate - always.31/12/2012 16:00:00Excellent food with great serviceWe ate at Umami recently and thoroughly enjoyed the food. The appetizers (small plates or to share) were particularly good. The service was excellent - attentive yet not overbearing. Would certainly recommend.20/12/2012 16:00:00Excellent value fantastic foodCant fault the food here. We had the Malaysian set menu and there was more than enough all dishes were excellent. We had to get to a show and the staff were very accommodating even packaging our desserts to take away as we ran out of time. The restaurant was very pleasant, you could tell you were in a hotel but this did not take away from the great experience we had.14/12/2012 16:00:00UmamiIn Crown Plaza Hotel. Empty at 12pm. Toptable deal was 50%off the a la carte, but the restaurant insisted was 50% off the Malaysian set only. Fast and efficient service.
Food was plentiful. Main course fish good, beef rendang far too much coconut to be authentic or balanced in flavours. Satays and Lamb soup excellent.
Worth going back but only to try other menu dishes17/10/2012 00:00:00Weekday dinner at UmamiWe had a very enjoyable meal at Umami. Service was efficient, attentive but not intrusive. The staff appeared knowledgeable. The menu was short but with enogh choices. My friend had the prawn/lychee starter which was unusual but the flavours worked well. I had the Gado Gado which was tasty. We had mains of vegetarian pad thai (good but would have preferred non deep fried tofu which unfortunately gave me indigestion as they were so tough/chewy) & the duck which was tasty. The complimentary red lotus was refreshing.28/08/2012 00:00:00Innovative, delicious foodIf you would like to see your dinner disguised as art, then look no further. Beautiful, mouth watering dishes, served in a sophisticated environment.14/07/2012 00:00:00UmamiWe were at Umami, South Kensington-London for a birthday celebration. Needs to be said we were pleasantly surprised by the value considering it's a part of a hotel. The variety and taste of the food was great. The service was welcoming and friendly. It was quite close to the tube station for easy transport access. I do recommend it and would go again.25/05/2012 16:00:00Umami, Gloucester Road - TheUmami, Gloucester Road - The most attentive and informative service that I have had in a long time. Great recommendations: tempura lycees, seabass and duck. We'll be back.15/04/2012 00:00:00