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Umi Sushi

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#04-48 Blk 3018 Bedok North St 5 Singapore 486132
 
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Started in 2007, the idea of umi was borne over a meal of sushi amongst a group of friends and relatives. With this desire, we embarked on an exciting gastronomical journey to learn everything about this popular Japanese cuisine. Today, we are delighted to prepare and serve one of the freshest sushi in town at affordable prices. Besides sushi, we offer sashimi, bentos, udons and Japanese salads, enjoyed by customers of all ages and walks of life. Conceived as a quick dining and takeaway service, you do not have to wait long to tuck into a yummy bento with your friends. We offer party platters and delivery services too, celebrating and rejoicing with you on those special occasions.

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Avg Price:
  • < $10
  • $10-$20
  • $20-30
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[email protected] #B3-41
Tel: 6884 6033
Operating Hours: 10am to 10pm

AMK Hub #B2-11
Tel: 6752 8862
Operating Hours: 10am to 10pm

Boon Lay MRT #01-14
Tel: 6792 8006
Operating Hours: 10am to 10.30pm

Bukit Gombak MRT #01-02
Tel: 6561 9811
Operating Hours: 10am to 10.30pm

CityLink Mall #B1-07
Tel: 6884 5537
Operating Hours: 10am to 10pm

East Point Mall #01-02
Tel: 6782 3957
Operating Hours: 10am to 10pm

Eunos MRT #01-12
Tel: 6749 2722
Operating Hours: 10am to 10.30pm

Holland Village MRT #B1-10
Tel: 6462 4485
Operating Hours: 10am to 10.30pm

Jurong East MRT #01-02
Tel: 6899 1160
Operating Hours: 10am to 10.30pm

Kallang MRT #01-03
Tel: 6747 4356
Operating Hours: 10am to 10.30pm

Pasir Ris MRT #01-17
Tel: 6583 1198
Operating Hours: 10am to 10.30pm

Paya Lebar MRT #01-10
Tel: 6842 1180
Operating Hours: 10am to 10.30pm

Pioneer MRT #02-06
Tel: 6790 2313
Operating Hours: 10am to 10.30pm

Tampines MRT #01-04
Tel: 6786 6637
Operating Hours: 10am to 10.30pm

Tiong Bahru Plaza #B1-26
Tel: 6276 8862
Operating Hours: 10am to 10pm

Tiong Bahru Plaza #B1-24
Tel: 6272 3304
Operating Hours: 10am to 10pm

Changi City Point #B1- K4/K5
Tel: 6636 1423
Operating Hours: 10am to 10pm


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Convenient, but not good enough.

As a Japanese cuisine lover, I was initially excited about it being set up near an MRT station – easily accessible, affordable food. That was what I thought, before I tasted the food.

The quality of their sushi, bento & udon sets is only average, but the quantity is fairly reasonable. The sushi tastes okay, but I particularly dislike its rough texture. The lunch sets are slightly better, in my opinion, although I was disappointed that they were microwaved (right before my eyes) instead of being freshly-prepared.

Although it’s squeezy, considering that there are limited seats & tables, it’s still a pretty convenient place to have a quick meal with a friend, just to satisfy that sudden craving should it come. That is, if you're not too choosy.

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Average Spent Per Person:
6
Branch Location:
Jurong East MRT
Recommend to Friend:
No
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(Updated: December 04, 2012)

Nothing to shout about

This is just a fuss-free small eatery with several tables in the shop that offers mediocore quality sushi and bento sets. The bento sets are served hot and was edible but there was nothing 'wow' to shout about. The sushi was not really fresh and the proportion of rice and toppings were severely underproportioned at times, but for its affordable price, i am still willing to go there for a quick carbohydrate fix.

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Average Spent Per Person:
5
Recommend to Friend:
No
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(Updated: December 04, 2012)

Sushi?

Umi sushi is a desecration to the art of sushi making. The Japanese would be so furious if they found out what we did to their beloved cuisine. When I dined at Changi City Point, the sushi was stale. Despite being located relatively far away from any entrances, several houseflies accompanied me for dinner.

The set meals I ordered were obviously microwaved rather than cooked on the spot. It was such a horrible experience for my family and I that we left mid-dinner! Umi sushi might want to market itself as an affordable alternative, however, I would suggest that they do so while maintaining at least a decent level of quality.

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Branch Location:
Changi City Point
Recommend to Friend:
No
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Yum yum, salmon skin!

Umi Sushi serves great sushi and other Japanese food products, like the deep fried salmon skin, which is my favourite food from Umi Sushi product. Its salmon skin is not only crispy, but you could actually bite into chunks of meat left under the pieces of skin.

It's already great to have them serve such great salmon skin. To add on to this goodness, they serve their salmon skins with a mayonnaise-like cream, which is the perfect combination because the cream itself is a little sweet smelling and tasting. However, too much of this cream will actually make you sick of it, so only dip your salmon skin slightly in the cream!

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Average Spent Per Person:
3
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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Not Worth It

Most Umi Sushi Outlets are located at MRT stations for the convenience for most people that would like to grab something light to work, or to school. The menus have wide range of variety, from noodles to set lunch rice. As well as small packets of sushis, which charge you with ridiculous price, that I don't know why.

I tried one of small packet of salmon sashimi, and it taste awful, or probably it wasn't fresh anymore. It makes me wonder does the store workers knows the food have turned bad and change them? Or that was just their store's quality... The bentos looks delicious and appealing, so I decided to get a Curry Don ( Curry Rice ). And guess what? I waited for almost 9 minutes when there wasn't much people in the store, and their customer service was terrible whenever I ask them why is it taking so long, and they told me to get something nice, you have to wait.

When i get the Curry Rice, it was rather small, and the portion of meat is even less then one quarter of the rice he give me, there wasn't carrot or potato in it, I felt my $5.50 being cheated that day, I waited for so long and all I get was this kind of unappealing and its not was going to make me full.

I'll much rather visiting the Japanese stores at food-courts which can get my Curry Katsu Don ( Japanese Curry Chicken Rice ) done in less then 5 minutes, and the portion of meat they give me would be half of the bowl, and get bigger piece of potatoes and carrots which also worth around the same price $5.50 that I spent at Umi Sushi. Ain't make no sense for me to return back there again.

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Not an option.

The last time I had anything from this particular franchise, I find myself almost choking on the overly marinated baby octopus sushi, making me regret of even coming around for a second chance to the franchise after my last distasteful visit. I had ordered a bento seeing how it looks particularly appetising on the menu, alas looks are just looks. The beef was drenched in a murky looking liquid that puts me off instantly though I reluctantly give it a taste. No and no. That was my decision on the bento. There goes my $6 on a bento that's definitely not worth the price.

Although this is so, there is at least some salvation with the regular overrated sushi like the crabmeat sushi and tuna mayo, but other than that, don't even bother. You'd end up regretting it.

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No
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good for the price you're paying for

This one-stop sushi place provides a wide variety of Japanese food for you to choose from. Salads for the health-conscious, sushi for the carbo-lover and even warm bento boxes and udon should you have the time to sit down for a short meal.

I personally have not tried the salad but my mom loves the salmon sashimi salad when she goes on her random diet plans. From her experience, it is light and the dressing is to her liking. Not too thick nor over-powering. The vegetables are fresh as well. For myself, whenever I walk there to purchase the salad for my mom, I will pick up a few boxes of sushi for my sisters and I. Convenient! The prices of the sushi are what you would usually pay for elsewhere. For example. in Cold Storage or NTUC. It is definitely cheaper than authentic Japanese restaurants though.

The taste is reasonably okay and it is good enough to satisfy a temporary sushi craving. But if you are looking for out-of-the-world kind of Japanese sushi, look somewhere else. The workers are very friendly and would always say "Thank You" when handing me my change. That makes the whole experience short but pleasant.

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(Updated: February 12, 2015)

Convenient only

Umi Sushi has been popping up at MRT stations, to the convenience of many like myself. Unfortunately, given the meager size of its sushi (my slice of unagi was so thin), it's not value for money. I used to frequent Umi Sushi for its lobster salad sushi, but ever since it has disappeared off the shelves, I've not found myself going back in.

Given its tiny shop space, the whole place is cramped - the tables are small, with little room to maneuver. Having tried their hot meals before, they were average and unmemorable. However, while most outlets have plain interiors, I must commend the creativity of certain outlets, with their unique sushi-shaped chairs!

Overall, I'd recommend Umi Sushi only if you're really hungry and in need for food; otherwise, just walk on.

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Average Spent Per Person:
6
Best Part:
Convenient
Recommend to Friend:
No
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Only ever for a quick bite.

My experiences at Umi Sushi always have a specific condition attached to them: after 10pm. That's because after 10pm, they have a very special promotion in which a large portion of their sushi sells at $1 per pack, or $0.50 per piece of sushi, while the rest of their sushi sells at 20%.

On such occasions, I will usually buy up to around $10 worth of sushi for dinner/supper. The best part is that you're buying from people who just want to go home. The more you buy (or the more *cough* charismatic *cough* you are), the more likely it is that you are going to be able to get a further discount on your sushi, which makes it quite worth it.

Of course, at such low prices, don't expect quality sushi. I would compare the quality of the sushi to that of Sushi Express, except occasionally actually better. Definitely appropriate for a late night meal.

The service staff are also quite friendly, which is a plus for me. They have to stand at the side of the shop or behind the counter and yell "$1 sushi promotion" to attract people in and yet they still keep up friendly faces - commendable, if I may say.

I have not eaten a full meal like lunch or dinner here though, so I don't know how it would be. But why would you do that when you have so many other options available? Takeaway will suffice, I feel.

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Average Spent Per Person:
8
Branch Location:
Tampines, Pasir Ris
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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Wide range of sushi for takeaway

This is one of my favourite places to head to during short breaks in school for a quick food run. I've always thought that it'd be so convenient if we had Umi Sushi in NTU so we can just grab and go. And there, we had it.

The sushi isn't fantastic, but Umi Sushi offers such a wide range that it makes it so convenient for people like me to just buy and eat it on the way to my next class. Apart from sushi, they also have chawanmushi, soba and rice bowl options, which is beyond what most sushi takeaway places offer.

It is rather affordable as well. But if you're looking to satisfy hunger pangs, you'd be better off with economical mixed rice or a bowl of noodles. All your sushi options can add up to a rather hefty price.

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Cheap, but not the best

The sushi at umi sushi is pretty cheaply priced and nothing beats the convenience that comes along with having the stores located in MRT stations.

I tend to find that the sushi here is not very fresh though. Perhaps this has to do with what time you buy the sushi as I tend to buy it in the evenings after its already been out for the whole day.

I do really enjoy the Chawanmushi though especially when I get really cold when I'm out studying in some Starbucks or Coffee Bean. The warmth of the Chawanmushi heats up my hands just by holding it and is really quite lovely.

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Not worth it.

I used to dine here often since it can be found easily at various MRTs around Singapore that is until I found a more cheaper & better alternative which provides more choices of sushi. The sushi in general is quite expensive compared to other sushi outlets.

The positive side is that around 1 hour before the closing time they will sale the sushi more cheaper than the actual price. Sushi will go down to as much as $1. Don't expect freshness if you're buying at the last hour since they're trying to clear off the sushi. The staff is friendly & they will help to clean the tables if they see that you have accidentally spilled some soy sauce on the tables or such.

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Nothing special

The sushi here is cheaper than the sort you'd find at a Japanese restaurant. The outlets are also scattered around many MRT stations in Singapore, so you can definitely find a sushi outlet near you to satisfy your cravings.

However, if you're looking for delicious and unforgettable, this isn't the place for you. Most of the sushi here is the generic kind that you find in a typical storefront. The sushi is inexpensive, but there isn't much that distinguishes it from sushi you'd find in NTUC. That being said, I do enjoy their Katsu Dons. They're served piping hot and taste marvellous. I'd suggest eating here to satisfy a quick sushi craving or having a decent lunch.

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Quick Lunch

When I need to catch a quick lunch before my after school activities, I'd be sure to head to Pomo's Umi Sushi. It recently opened the branch and a friend of mine introduced me to this shop. For one, the sashimi, as compared to those available at Cold Storage located at the basement, is cheaper and fresher.

I usually order the seaweed udon, which comes, hot and from the kitchen. Admittedly, I'm a bit put off by all the plastic used in this small outlet (imagine as a whole, gosh). I prefer to dine with proper cutlery, even at fast food places. Even so, I understand the appeal of the convenience of plastic crockery.

I would advise not to order the Cha Soba as it was obviously just taken from the freezer and dry. The sauce was under flavoured and made me cringe. A little snack that you should try from the counter is the fried salmon skin! Crisp and a great take-a-way, if needed. The variety of the sushi is applaudable.

Do give this a try if you need to catch a quick bite that satisfies the sushi craving.

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Best Part:
Udon!
Branch Location:
Pomo
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Economical Japanese Food

Umi Sushi is a good place for people who are looking to enjoy popular Japanese food items at an affordable price.

Here, you can enjoy bento sets, mini platters, salads, appetizers such as their popular salmon skin, noodle and curry dishes, as well as a wide variety of sushi.

On my first visit, I was a bit surprised and dismayed that my udon came in a disposable paper bowl. I personally am quite concerned about the environment and try to minimise my usage of disposable materials. Furthermore, I feel that a disposable bowl 'cheapens' the image of the dish and makes me feel like little effort was put into making my meal. I feel like they should look into using proper, washable bowls, plates and utensils for dine-in customers.

The place also seems to be more popular among students and young adults as I have hardly seen any older patrons during my many visits. Overall, I like their wide selection of sushi but feel that the rest of the menu is only average.

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Branch Location:
Tampines MRT
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Great For Quick Meals And Budget Catering

Umi Sushi has positioned itself as a quick, casual place for you can get a decent Japanese meal at affordable / cheap prices. This however, does mean that quality of food and ingredients tend to suffer slightly.

Ambience at Umi Sushi is clean, with minimal decor and bright lighting. However, the majority of their outlets are very cramped, with a small floor space and barely any elbow room between tables. This is definitely not a place for dining if you're looking for ambience. Many people choose to order take away instead of dining in.

Service is good at Umi Sushi, and food is prepared and served very quickly. Staff are polite and are able to accomodate minor requests.

Food at Umi Sushi is largely Japanese inspired. Items are simple, of decent / average quality and taste, and light on the wallet. Popular items include their variety of Bento boxes and Sushi.

Their Bento boxes all come with steamed rice topped with sesame seeds and teriyaki sauce, cauliflower, broccoli, mashed potato, lettuce and seasoned seaweed / chuka wakame. When ordering catering, they allow you to swap for boiled corn or boiled soybeans in the pod / edamame. The Sake Salmon Teriyaki Bento features a decent size piece of salmon, which is rather fresh. The Yakiniku Beef Bento features slices of seasoned beef cooked with onions.

The Chawanmushi is rather light and somewhat bland, though the soft eggy texture is nice. The Green Tea is rather standard as well.

Umi Sushi also provides catering, and is suitable for those on a budget. There is a bit more flexibility in the choice of items for catering, and staff will allows you to swap items at no extra charge. I found their catering service to be pleasant, efficient, and I will order from them again.

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Average Spent Per Person:
7
Branch Location:
30 Eunos Crescent
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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This place shouldn't exist

I've never tried Umi Sushi myself - I usually get to taste them whenever my colleagues get stuff from there. I really don't like the food there. From the first bite you can tell that the quality of the food is atrocious. I'd feel better getting sushi from the supermarkets - it's cheaper and tastier. Umi Sushi is not worth anytime's time or money - we deserve better food in our stomachs. I find it hard to believe that people still buy their stuff. We should stop supporting this places that don't make it a commitment to provide quality food and let them close down. From a business + social perspective, I don't see them adding any value at all.

If you want to taste Japanese food, don't waste your time on them. And if you're really hungry, just get something else.

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