About Us


From Ocean To The Mountain

UMI established in the summer of 2006 with the goal of providing the highest quality Japanese cuisine and sushi in Western North Carolina.Whether you want elegant ambiance, healthy fresh food or outstanding service, there is something for everyone at UMI. 

This year, Umi has been continually voted the BEST RESTAURANT IN HENDERSONVILLE -10 years in a row!   So, come in and enjoy our authentic Japanese entrees, fresh sushi and newly added Thai menu with our wide range of organic and special sakes. 

We serve lunch & dinner and are open 7 days a week.


Special Events and Catering

Our restaurant is available for private events: 

birthday parties, business lunches, dinners, cocktail receptions, and more. 

We would love to discuss how to be a part of your next event. 


Our Chef and Staff

With 20+ years of experience cooking in the finest Japanese restaurants, 

our chef is excited to present their vision to you and all our guests. 

Our caring and committed staff will ensure you have a fantastic experience with us.



Sushi A La Carte

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Umi Japanese Fine Dining

633 North Main Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792

(828) 698-8048


Monday - Thursday: 11am - 3pm,  4:30pm - 9:30pm

Friday: 11am - 3pm,  4:30pm - 10:30pm

Saturday: 12noon - 10:30pm

Sunday: 12noon - 9:30pm

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TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence

 "Outstanding sushi!" --Umi Japanese Restaurant in Hendersonvilleis our favorite sushi restaurant of all. Very fresh sushi, rolls, and love their crab salad. Excellent service! A+ dining experience!       
   --Joyce L 


Mountain Express - BEST OF WNC

"Congratulations! You have been voted the Best Restaurant in Hendersonville again, 9 years in a row. Good job!"... July 2017

  --Karl K.     


Yelp - Local Eats

"Umi...Always fresh fish!  Chefs are excellent! We primarily enjoy the wonderful selection of sashimi, nigiri or rolls.  Can't go wrong with sushi bar or from kitchen menu!"

  --Jaehee Y