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149 Oxford Road, Manchester M1 7EE, England
+44 161 273 2300
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this little gem of a place when I was a student. I am a huge lover of the Pad Thai and Sushi platter - always spot on. The lunch deal is also great during the week. Really miss it and frequently revisit when I find myself in Manchester.

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Thank Zellie A
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're looking for somewhere near campus with a good atmosphere, reasonable prices and tasty food, Umami is the place. The £5 lunch deal of two courses is excellent. I've been a few times, both at lunch and in the evening and have always enjoyed it.

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Thank Bramley28
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

So anyone who knows Umami knows they do an incredible lunch deal of £6 for starter and main. The food comes incredibly quickly and it's delicious and reasonable portion sizes. I've believe visited this place over 200 times and it never fails to please me. They used to have a sushi bar and I would like to see that return.... More 

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Thank MMMMMM123MM
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Came in for the lunch menu with my partner, both got gyoza to start (one fried, one grilled) and vegetable udon and green curry for main. The green curry was amazing, better than the majority of green curries i've had at dedicated Thai restaurants. The gyoza were really good, as was the Udon - balanced, fresh flavours. Considering it was... More 

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Thank Greg L
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Umami has such an extensive (and variable) menu, that it's essential to make multiple visits. The lunch express menu changes regularly, if not daily, and one can be lucky or unlucky with what's on offer. On my first visit, I had the grilled dumplings and monk soup. The dumplings were enjoyable but unremarkable, and the monk soup was unfortunately quite... More 

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Thank van g
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Nothing particularly pleasant about this place, but nothing too awful either. It's your bog-standard noodles and some extras chucked in a bowl and served by waiters who probably don't want to be there. Prices aren't too bad. Shame as it could be a lot better with a bit of TLC.

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Thank eatmorecake
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

As a Uni student not looking to break the bank from a meal, it's a really solid spot. Student discount is lovely and the fact it's a 5 minute walk from my house is just a bonus!

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Thank Kieran A
Manchester
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3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

The food here is great, always well presented. The waiting on staff are the most sour faced lot I've ever encountered. If you don't like waiting on tables....go work somewhere else. To whoever owns this place....sack this shower and get some cheerful waiting staff in. I've NEVER seen any of them engage in the slightest way with any customer. No... More 

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Thank Shane
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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

If you don't find out about this place from the internet, you probably wouldn't notice it from the street! Hidden away in the basement; the neon sign above simply indicates 'Noodles'...but don't be put off by the slightly shabby staircase, for the restaurant below is a very pleasant surprise! Having to shoehorn dinner in between commuter train & concert at... More 

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Thank BettyShmem
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

I have visited this place various times for a lunch. The last time we visited for a mid-week relaxing dinner with my partner (it wasn't busy at all). The food was nice, really good value for the price. The only thing that put me off was the service. Even though the waiter wasn't particularly rude he wasn't nice either he... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Chinese, Japanese, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 149 Oxford Road, Manchester M1 7EE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 273 2300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?