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local. unique. delicious


"a jewel box of a bistro that offers an alternative that is both original and delightful; svelte and sexy" - cleveland scene

100 Best Restaurants in America - open table

25 Sexiest Restaurants in Cleveland - cleveland plain dealer

Celebrating our 10th year

440.247.8600 / reservations

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local. unique. delicious


"a jewel box of a bistro that offers an alternative that is both original and delightful; svelte and sexy" - cleveland scene

100 Best Restaurants in America - open table

25 Sexiest Restaurants in Cleveland - cleveland plain dealer

Celebrating our 10th year

440.247.8600 / reservations

 
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We invite you to explore Chef Corey Kosel's creative spin on Asian inspired cuisine.

Our produce is sourced locally.
Our fish is always fresh, never frozen.
The red tuna is flown in fresh from Hawaii 2-3 times a week.
The goat cheese is from Mackenzie Creamery in Hiram.
The hydroponic greens are grown by Great Lakes Growers in Burton.
The coffee is roasted by Crooked River Coffee in Cleveland.
The tofu is hand-crafted by Cleveland Tofu Company.

We also offer delicious vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free choices.

We are located on Main Street in beautiful downtown Chagrin Falls, steps away from the best view in Northeast Ohio.

Umami supports local and sustainable purveyors whenever possible.  We use only the finest quality meats, cheeses, produce, and fish.

Chef Corey brings his unique, bold, savory flavors to an ever changing seasonal menu.

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Let's Eat...


Let's Eat...


tonight's Specials, April 24th

APPETIZERS

Yellow Curry Mussels | black rice + cilantro

Sashimi | yellowfin tuna + hamachi

Poke | tuna

Local Greens | mackenzie creamery goat cheese, carrots, cucumber, daikon radish, blood orange vinaigrette

Main coursE

Seared Scallops | pork belly, squash, sweet potato hash, asparagus, scallion oil

Yellow Fin Tuna | mushrooms, ramps, rice noodles, dashi

DESSERTS

Blueberry Pot de Creme

Blueberry Parfait

Asian Pear Amaretto Crisp

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The crew


The crew


Corey

EXECUTIVE CHEF

Chef Corey Kosel honed his craft on the West Coast, the East Coast, and is now proud to call the North Coast his home.  After attending San Diego Culinary Institute in California he headed east for New York City where he cooked at acclaimed restaurants including Mas Farmhouse and Sous Chef at Trestle on Tenth.  Corey's career then took him upstate with the opportunity to become a chef at Richard Gere's famed Bedford Post Inn.  Corey made his way to Cleveland where he quickly made a name for himself around town, working in some of the most exciting kitchens in the city including Chef de Cuisine at Market Garden Brewery.

Chef Corey, along with his Sous Chef, Andrew Nichols, has a pure and straightforward style.  We invite you to experience Corey's unique talent of making the simplest ingredients taste unbelievable.

Nikki

FRONT OF HOUSE

Over the past 25 years, Nikki Williams has worked at some of the best restaurants throughout Europe and the United States. From England to France; from California to Vermont, she has left her unique charm and charisma with everyone that has had the pleasure of dining with her. Along with her behind the scenes (and sometimes not so behind the scenes) helper, Mike Mendlovic, Nikki truly makes the magic happen at Umami.

When not at the restaurant, you will inevitably find her taking care of her dogs, horses, pig, bunnies, cats, and the rest of her menagerie.

Please meet Nikki's dedicated, knowledgeable, staff...

Mike, Gail, Tim, Steve Bob, Kristin, Sami, Lisa, Alex, & Erick