Umaya elevates the typical 'beer garden' concept with hard-to-find Asian dishes. Our menu promotes friends, coworkers, family to enjoy their time together. We carry a wide array of Asian beer & Japanese Whiskey, complimenting the tranquility of the restaurant. The menu will feature seasonal highlights; however, the time-honored staples will always be available. ‘Umaya’ directly translates to a ‘place that tastes good’ in Japanese; it is a place where you can go
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Sushi & Sashimi Combo
7 pc sashimi, 5 pc nigiri & 1 roll
10 pc nigiri & 1 roll
Great place to eat authentic Japanese food. We had a great meal with friends.
This place was absolutely fantastic. The food, service, and atmosphere were incredible. It was amazing to see the level of attention every employee took for sanitation and everything given COVID. I would highly recommend this restaurant and can’t wait to go back!
I returned because previous experience, but was disappointed this time. The NY steak was at least 1/3rd fat/tendon. The marinating was too sweet.
Table placement was odd - lack sense of party privacy.
Great selection of dishes. Robotoyaki are delicious. Fish is fresh. Everything to like except they are too busy to pick up their phone.
Great food. Great prices with a good amount of options.
We enjoyed our meal. The service was attentive, and the atmosphere pleasant and fairly quiet.
Great Food, Amazing Service, very Reasonable price food.
Lunch at Umaya was pretty good. My party of four each tried a different ramen dish and we ordered apps for the table. Each ramen dish was flavorful, hot and pretty tasty. The steam buns, teriyaki chicken wings, and gyoza were delicious. The kara-age not so much, it tasted more like flour than flavor. Our server seemed mildly distracted although the restaurant was fairly empty. Seating was social distanced but we were placed at a table that needed to be wiped. Not a huge deal but really Umaya. I would eat here again.
Service was great and the food was fantastic! I highly recommend the whole squid
The Curry Ramen was amazing. If you order the Veggie Ramen and aren’t a fan of seaweed noodles, consider substituting plain noodles.
Good social distancing and sanitation practices. Food was great and service was wonderful
Great food! We got ramen and sushi and everything was fresh and delicious. Highly recommend the chicken and scallion skewers as well.
Great service and the food was delicious. Seating was COVID appropriate as well.
Low quality sushi, way to expensive for the quality you receive. The waitress was great and attentive I just wished the food met up with her attentiveness.
Spectacular grilled meats, seafood, and vegetables all served with warm professional service. Very covid safe as well. Our favorite Japanese restaurant in town!
What a great experience. The food and the service was great!
The food was great but the service was a bit slow..Think they need to hire more servers. Took a while for us to get our check to leave.
It was good except for the chef cussing the other chef out during what seemed to be their shift chain GW?
The service was really slow. They forgot at least 3 things we ordered and had to be reminded multiple times that they’d forgotten. It made the experience less enjoyable.
Wonderful food & service
Attentive service, excellent food
Love this place. Such amazing Japanese food and wonderful service!
We ordered the premium omakase and were absolutely delighted with the freshness and quality of the fish. Delicious!
Service was sincere, thoughtful and professional; More than expected from reservation to check. Food was clean burning, beautiful presentation and most of all delicious! Atmosphere was Japanese style open. Bar looked nice too.
I will not return to this restaurant.
Staff were incredible. Running late due to the chaos in region from protestors and pandemic. They all went above and beyond. Look forward to revisiting once we have some normalcy in the world
food. Shrimp Tempura and fried rice arr amazing
Overall, the food was mostly bland and less than remarkable. That's not to say it was bad, but of the three in our party, none were impressed enough, based on the meals we ate, to return.
We were visitors from Denver CO this weekend and we loved everything about Umaya!! The food was excellent and the hostess was so gracious and apologetic for the circumstances of COVID. Wish th3 local government woukd get it together and stop taking advantage of these small businesses.. its disappointing to see these small business owners struggle to keep their business going. Inwould highly recommend supporting your small businesses.saying prayers 🙏🏼💜💜💜
Tense time in DC, but the food and service was phenomenal! Very COVID-safe and worth the price. :) Shōyu ramen was amazing and the nigiri and tempura were 10/10. Definitely coming back soon!
Great food and service, as well as a variety of options. I will be going back in the future.
I felt very safe dining inside as the patio doors were open, and they took temperatures upon arrival as well as ensured all who entered got a squirt of hand sanitizer. The sushi was decent and ramen was okay. My friend had the shrimp rice bowl and said it wasn't very seasoned, but I didn't try it myself. It was an average meal, might eat here again if I was starving and in the area, but wouldn't seek it out. I would consider this pretty americanized Japanese food.
I took my date here. I wanted to show her some Japanese food. We loved the skewers.
During the pandemic, the hostess took our temperature and gave use hand sanitizers when she greeted us. Price is a bit up, but it was a nice place for a date.
Sushi was particularly fresh and tasty. Also squared sea bass great. Octopus was tough though. Will definitely return.
Food and services was great. Noisy, chilly and ambience is not great....
The servers were attentive and super friendly
Great place for sushi.
Definitely going back soon.
Great food and service !! Been coming here since they open. Never disappointed. They are doing really well maintaining table distance and regulations.
As always great experience.
You can order delivery directly from Umaya using the Order Online button. Umaya also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Umaya also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 290-3443.
Umaya is rated 4.6 stars by 395 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.