Umai Japanese Restaurant: Sushi Served With a Smile
July 26, 2016 | klein
While Umai Japanese Restaurant in Lansdale garners praise for its carefully prepared and beautifully presented sushi, sashimi, and maki rolls, it’s the service at this restaurant that draws the loudest cheers from locals. Chef Ray warmly greets each patron who enters the restaurant, and his welcoming attitude trickles down to the rest of the staff. The customers clearly appreciate this, and reciprocate this hospitality themselves—it has become unique tradition at this BYOB for customers to pour a drink for Chef Ray, who will happily enjoy a glass of wine at your table.
In an area that’s home to many sushi bars, Ray’s personality shines through on the menu, as well as in the dining room. Standout dishes include the thick, chewy udon lunch noodles, the high-quality fatty tuna, and the expertly spiced beef negimaki. The fried banana dessert is popular, too. Be apprised, however, that this place is popular, and unless you have a reservation, you may need to wait!