Perfect location, refreshing décor with a menu twisted by modern Japanese cuisine, it’s time to welcome Umi (“The Sea”) to the addition of the Camps Bay strip restaurants.
Let’s break it down to obvious fact : The Location, the Food, the Ambiance and of course our X(O)Factor.
Location, location, location!
For those who are familiar with the Camps Bay restaurants, it’s located at the old Pepper Club at the Beach space (which was Summerville, once upon a time). The restaurant boasts a first-floor view of the sea from the outdoor tables. With its location, you are guaranteed that famous uninterrupted ocean views.
The inside of the restaurant has been given a five-star treatment. With its relaxed, beach ambience, Umi is the successful twinning of sophistication and ornate elegance. Elaborate mirrors of varying shapes and sizes reflect fashionable flamboyance in shades of grey and white with pretty pink cherry blossoms.
Australian chef Scott Hallsworth, who has worked at Nobu London and Nobu Melbourne, came on board for the menu development phase and the kitchen is now run by Julian Gabriel, who’s done time at The Cape Grace, Delaire Graff and abroad. What more can you ask for?
The menu is vast with options of great dishes from delicious appetisers, to something light and crunchy, signature seafood with an Asian twist, something from the grill, new-style sashimi, sushi, tempura and delectable desserts. It’s a little tricky to narrow down the options, so we recommend that you dutifully follow our recommendations. We will help you there!
Umi, with seating capacity for 200 guests, satisfies diners looking for tasty, healthy, in-house eating options. But on top of all, it has Camps Bay’s newest, chicest, 80-seater bar that overlooks an outside terrace and is another alluring attraction.
Recently UMI whisky bar launched in Camps Bay, a unique concept that is sure to do well in this trendy part of Cape Town. They offer over 100 varieties of selected whisky from around the world. Located in an atmospheric alcove at the rear of Umi Restaurant, this 40 seater luxury lounge offers an intimate yet welcoming night-time experience and is open seven nights a week.
Heavenly asian cuisine… Check. Perfect Location… Check. Splendid decor… Check! Only decision you have to make is to know if you will pair your meal with Sake or Whisky.
Yes, I know, not an easy one…