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Welcome to Umaya Izakaya
Umaya brings together Eastern and Western concepts — providing the serenity and simplicity of a Western-style beer garden melded with traditional Asian plates and dining experience. Umaya DC specializes in the ever-popular Japanese ‘street food’; with seasoned chefs putting their own twists on time-honored dishes. Classic dishes such as sushi and ramen grace the menu, along with authentic Izakaya masterpieces. From the refreshing décor to the Asian comfort food and scent of the Izakaya grill, Umaya will delight your senses.
Umaya brings a much-needed Izakaya presence to the nation’s capital. Izakaya restaurants are similar to tapas restaurants as they propel guests to share and enjoy their time together—always over a few drinks. Umaya will carry a wide array of beer and sake, to complement the peaceful and easy feel of the restaurant. The seasonal menu will change every few months but hold fast to favorite staples.
‘Umaya’ directly translates to a ‘place that tastes good’ in Japanese. Umaya is not your stuffy upscale sushi restaurant; it is a place where you can go and enjoy yourself after work, on weekend afternoons, or whenever you simply need to unwind.