Restaurant of the Week: Umami

Umami, a little gem on Mill Ave in Tempe, offers fresh bowls of ramen served along side cold Japanese beers and sake.

umami tempe

Inspired by ramen shops in Japan, where ramen is a staple, the menu is simple yet offers much to choose from. You won’t be disappointed with the fresh ingredients and variety of flavors.

Each ramen bowl comes with bamboo shoots, scallions, spinach, carrot flowers, naruto (fish cake) and nori (seaweed), with rice, vegan and gluten free substitutes. You can top it off with your choice of chicken, tofu, spam, or a variety of other protein options to make your bowl unique and delicious.

umami ramen

If you aren’t up for creating your own ramen bowl, there are also daily chef’s special you can choose from. They also offer appetizers to sample such as seaweed salad, Japanese snack mix, edamame and kimchi.

This lively spot in downtown Tempe is a great spot for a bite to eat with friends.

For more information about Umami, visit

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *