Umami: Combining Fresh Asian Flavours with a Neat Twist of French Flair
Umami, a trendy new Asian restaurant, opened its doors in Rotterdam this past August. The third Umami, in fact. There’s also a branch in Den Haag and one in Utrecht. This brand new location welcomed its first visitors just a little over a year after the opening of the first Umami. Indisputable proof of the concept’s success.
And then there’s the price, which at Umami happens to be as friendly as the service. For a modest €19, 95 you can enjoy a three-course dinner full of pure, clean flavours and for lunch or drinks, you can order the Umami plateau consisting of four dishes with a carafe of wine for only €14,95.
In case you were wondering, in Japan, Umami is the fifth taste sensation, after sour, salty, sweet and bitter. Literally, it also means ‘delicious’ or ‘fresh’. There’s no doubt that Umami offers diners exactly what it represents.
Umami: Binnenrotte 140 Rotterdam / Oudegracht 74 Utrecht / Buitenhof 46 Den Haag
Paola Westbeek is an American food and travel writer who has been living in Europe for over a decade. For more information, visit her blog: In My Life.
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