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Umi Japanese Restaurant

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40 Cloninger Mill Rd NE, Hickory, NC 28601-7526
+1 828-322-5511
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17:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

At long last an authentic Japanese owned restaurant with the real flavors of Japan! The salad dressing, miso soup, and bento box was amazing! First time seeing Inari zushi on the menu. The food was served in a timely manner and was so fresh. The restaurant has limited seating so calling ahead with reservations are recommended. Exquisite attention to detail... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Everything is pretty much awesome on their menu. My absolute favorite is nigiri assortment and ramen.

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Thank Denise B
Connellys Springs, North Carolina
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The food was great! Reallly wanted to try japanese curry so we came and check this resturant out and it was great. I would really recomend the Unagi shushi roll because that was one of my favorites that night. Great service! Great food!

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Thank Kimberly Y
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The tempura was lightly breaded and delicious. The shrimp was fresh and cooked to perfection. The vegetables which consisted of asparagus, broccoli, snap peas, squash, sweet potato and green beans were crisp and delightful. I'm from CA and my sis is from Lexington, NC but if the chance ever happens again to be in Hickory we will be back!

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Thank Leslie D
North Carolina, USA
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had a great experience. The food was simple and delicious. Fish was so fresh. I can't speak to authenticity because I've never been to Japan. The menu was not similar to the Japanese steakhouses you've tried before. We loved it and will be back!

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Thank elkcerf
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

The wife and I have been here a dozen times, always with a reservation. Unique and enjoyable experience every time. Different than any sushi restaurant and a must visit!

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Thank Stephen B
Hickory, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Umi is the best place in Hickory for fresh clean sushi. The food is always delicious and fast. It is a very small place so if you want to make sure you have a table you have to call and make a reservation , but I promise you won't be sorry.

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Thank Delia M
Hickory, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Reservations are a must. Best sushi in Hickory, NC nothing else comes close. Dined on a Friday evening, reservation was for 530pm. There was never more than 7 total diners from 530-630. I can only say you must go to see what you are missing.

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Hickory, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Umi is a great traditional Japanese restaurant, the atmosphere is calming. If you are looking for a spectacular meal, great service, and a genuine cultural experience Umi is a perfect match! I highly recommend giving Umi a try, trust me you won't be disappointed. There is limited amount of tables, hint; reservation would not be a bad idea. I gave... More 

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Thank AGH828
Hickory, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Best and most fresh Japanese food I have had. Love the atmosphere and talking with the owners and hearing stories.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
17:30 - 21:00
Saturday
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Cloninger Mill Rd NE, Hickory, NC 28601-7526
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Hickory
  • Phone Number: +1 828-322-5511

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?